Saturday, 27 December 2014

A world without GW

Well I've finally done it. I now no longer own any currently supported Games Workshop games.
While I had intended to keep the Warhammer stuff to occasionally play at my local club and eventually play with my son when he's old enough, several things happened to kill that. Firstly the local club fractured due to a power play by some nobbers in the club and there are no alternatives in the grim north. 

Secondly I realised I'd need to have a second army for my son to play and at the rate of GW price increases it just seemed to much.

So I sold my Empire army and all the books and spent the money on some games that the wife and I can enjoy right now (such as Firefly the board game and Munchkin).
In more recent news it was reported by Kitguru that Games Workshop is losing share value at quite a pace in the last 6 months and may be headed down the pan. Without wanting to jump on the "We hate GW" bandwagon, I do feel that of late they've really turned down a bad road (new 40k, new Warhammer and no specialist game support at all). With their annual above inflation price hikes and the abundance of decent alternatives from other companies, I fear unless they radically adjust their business model they will fold in the near future.

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