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GW releases a set of incredible value 50 box sets to summon in the new year. Pre-ordered the Vampires one, with two friends getting the Tau and Warriors of Chaos ones. We're not big impulse buyers but these are just irresistible.

While it came from a GW employee, and is therefore almost certainly untrue, but I'm told that the new top brass at GW won't reduce prices because it will piss off people who bought things at the previous RRP (hard to believe), but aren't completely retarded and know that nerds dig bundles so they're going to do more of the discount boxes a la the Black Friday and these new box sets.

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Of course the Blood Angels one is no savings.
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It's nice to know that there are still BA players out there who think GW won't fuck them in the ass.
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GW releases a set of incredible value 50 box sets to summon in the new year. Pre-ordered the Vampires one, with two friends getting the Tau and Warriors of Chaos ones. We're not big impulse buyers but these are just irresistible.
They are, aren't they. I'm getting the Skitarii one myself, especially pleasing that the new formation might finally allow me to field a Tech-Priest Dominus as my Skitarii Warlord.


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It's nice to know that there are still BA players out there who think GW won't fuck them in the ass.
Are there?
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Are there?
Probably not; I didn't bother flagging up the shitty Harlequins and Blood Angels ones because I thought it'd be taken as read that the BA one would automatically be worse than everyone else's, but fair point.

I'm looking forward to receiving my Ghost Host (none of this Malignants crap, it's a Rare choice and two Specials! Note to self, gotta order some square bases too) - I've been wanting to pick up a Mortis Engine for some time, and getting the extra Spirit Hosts and Hexwraiths for 9 is not bad at all. I think the Tau one is the best, since everything in it is good and two boxes of it would be a pretty damn decent start to an army (you probably don't want 2 Ethereals, but Crisis Suits and Strike Teams seem like staples). I hadn't noticed but the Warriors of Chaos one comes with a Sorceror as well, which makes it pretty reasonable. Both the Daemons ones seem worth it too. For 40k, the Space Marines one is pretty eh (it's a cheap way of getting that neat Terminator Captain model though, and everyone needs Tacticals even if you don't want a Dreadnought). Imperial Guard seems to be stealthily better than I thought at first glance with the inclusion of the Heavy Weapons Team giving you actually a fair old amount of stuff (12 Guardsmen including the HWT and a Commissar for essentially 19 if you subtract the price of a Russ), Necrons is decent, Skitarii seems very good value but weirdly gives you a Dominus despite nominally being from another faction (I think GW fucked up and forgot that they split AdMech into two factions - to be fair, most players do as well), the Tyranids one gives you a good saving but on a weird bundle of units (walking Hive Tyrant and Warriors, with some Gargoyles in there? Okay), and then all the not-50 ones where you get the Codex are crap.

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Skitarii seems very good value but weirdly gives you a Dominus despite nominally being from another faction (I think GW fucked up and forgot that they split AdMech into two factions - to be fair, most players do as well).
Actually I think that the new formation included in the box, the Dominus Maniple, allows the Dominus to be fielded as the Warlord of a Skitarii Maniple.


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More Formations! I wonder what their rules will be.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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The Slaves to Darkness boxset is very tempting. Excellent savings too.
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Of course the Blood Angels one is no savings.
As a Blood Angels fan myself I'd be tempted with the BA box set... But I'd have to work out if its worth paying 83.00 in one go or to get the subsequent kits separately; Its the fact that the codex is included that's swaying me, I'll have to do some maths when I get home from work!
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