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GW Newsletter: WHFB gamers edition, Empire Soldier's Kitbag and Beastmen Battle Magic

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GW Newsletter said:
Warhammer Gamer’s Edition
The Warhammer Gamer's Edition is a must-have for any Warhammer General. Packed with the instruments of war it includes: the Warhammer rulebook, eight Warhammer Skull Dice, the Warhammer Template Set and the Warhammer Counter Set, all of which is contained within a heavy canvas pack.

An Empire Soldier’s Kitbag
The Gamer's Edition comes with a unique Empire Soldier's kitbag. The bag has a main section and interior pocket, perfect for transporting the Warhammer rulebook, Warhammer Armies books, counters, templates, dice, ranging equipment and the assortment of paper and pens every gamer carries to war. What's more, the bag is a genuine Warhammer artefact - it's inscribed with the symbol of Karl Franz and has Empire coins as buttons.

Beastmen Battle Magic
The Beastmen's Lore of the Wild spell deck is the first in a number of army-specific Battle Magic cards. Beastmen players should be quick though, as, unlike the core deck, these will only be on shelves while stocks last.

Warhammer Battle Magic: Beastmen
Warhammer Battle Magic: Beastmen contains seven cards that detail all of the spells from the Beastmen Lore of the Wild spell deck. These large format cards are only available while stocks last - advance order your deck today.
The Gamer's Edition looks pretty cool. I don't know about the spell cards though, I'm not a fantasy player, so correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the spells included in the army books?
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I don't get it. Why pay $75AUD more for a bunch of stuff you can make yourself? Is it some collector thing that I can't fathom/understand? I don't know about you guys, but half the fun of the hobby for me is doing preschool arts and crafts to make my own templates, markers, magic cards and wound counters.
^ Very true, I hadn't thought of that. If I had a nickel for every unpainted force I've seen doing battle...

(Not On-topic) The price of even the basic rulebook has also reached absolutely ridiculous heights, even for GW. Not even uni text-books are that much of a rip-off.

EDIT: Curse that damn smiley mechanic.
it would cost you about £50 to black and white photocopy the book. Yet its a full colour high quality product that ALOT of effort has gone in too.
If your local photocopy shop charges £50 for 400 black & white pages I'd go hunting for a new photocopy store. Yes I am aware the book has 500 pages, but why copy the Miniatures Showcase pages?

I've had a glance through the book. The first thing that struck me was how brilliantly written the new rules are. Seriously, it's nice to see a well written GW book, it's riddled with the complete obvious to stop that inevitable arguing pillock that attends every tourney.

But disappointingly the rules were adrift in a sea of unnecessary stuff. The rules take up about 150 pages, but the book is 500 pages long! It's absolutely crammed full of pointless repetition. The book essentially contains the first 5-6 pages of every army book, plus a heap of product placement pages for each army. Isn't that what the army-books are for? Don't get me started on the 4 page battle spread. I don't even want to call it a 'rulebook', since the rules are less than a 3rd of the book.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like all these extras. It's just if you gave me a choice between a rule-book (150 pages for $42) and the giant history/catalog/rule-book (500 pages for $125), I'd take the rule-book.

But that's just my opinion, and the topic of this thread probably means the majority of you disagree with me.

I for one was more than happy to pay the money for it in my local gw.
It's certainly your right to spend your money as you wish.
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