Friday, 29 August 2008

Specialist Games

Just dug out an old copy of Man O War and it's got me thinking about all of the games of old which GW used to stock. Such classics as Space Hulk (thankfully have that too), Tyranid Attack, Warhammer Quest, Epic etc etc. I've been having a browse for information about these long lost games and it's such a shame that they no longer exist apart from as ridicuously expensive sets on Ebay. Whilst I spend many an hour playing Space Hulk in my youth, I neglected Man O War meaning that if I want a new fleet to play with I'm going to have to fork out far too much on Ebay for the privilege. After reading some of the fan sites for Man O War, there appears to be quite a market for some sort of re-release of the products. Now, I'm not up on the political reasons for GW getting rid of these standalone games (there appear to be many theories) but surely they would make some money out of a limited re-release? Even something as basic as re-releasing the card ruins for Necromunda or for Mordheim would reap in the money for GW. In this month's White Dwarf, the Standard Bearer section is going on about eventually developing more minatures for the Specialist Games range for the 'veterans' out there. Whether this is true or not I don't know but it makes a lot of sense if you ask me.
I'd love to be able to play some more Man O War, and I'm currently watching some models on Ebay, but I'm not sure I'll be able to afford the final bids. It would be so much easier to be able to order them online straight from the GW website. So if you're listening GW, sort out these forgotten gems.

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