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Apparently GW are bringing out special intro kits for toy stores:

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2016/01/b...tores.html
They already did this in the past, didn't they? I mean, I remember that when I was a boy GW was selling a monthly magazine called "Warhammer" with 5th edition models inside. That happened 20 years ago (in Italy), and surely got me into the hobby Happy. Hopefully, it will work with modern generations as well.

I'm actually surprised that they didn't make any Age of Sigmar starter set (yet). I thought that they wanted to drive the fantasy setting towards a younger audience???
My 4th edition boxset was from Argos (and it was 5 quid cheaper than from a GW store), plus you could get it from Toys R Us back then too.

Prices look pretty good too.

Biggest omission in your post - Blood Bowl is coming back!

Looks like someone has slapped some sense into GW and they realised that fewer and fewer people were following them into the dark corner they had made for themselves.
Neat! If prices are reasonable, this can only work to GW's advantage. It might not work as well as during the 90s with the deeper video game dominance nowadays, but it should still earn some new blood. Thumb up for Blood Bowl!

@Skink: Given the price per miniature for AoS, it is not unlikely that AoS is targeted at well-to-do young adult hobbyists rather than kids. Someone over on Warseer pointed out this target demographic as Age of Sigmar's intended audience. Maybe, maybe not.

@cornixt: The swift flurry of big decisions (launch AoS, return specialist games) are quite likely results of the new CEO in charge. Interesting times for sure. Happy
...I actually just realised that, as CDs are a very popular team in Blood Bowl, the following scenario could happen:

New Blood Bowl + New Miniatures = New possible CDs??????

That would be interesting. The flyer sports the videogame's art, so maybe they will copy the videogame's style for the board game (which is totally understandable given its massive popularity). I mean, many youngbloods got into Blood Bowl because of its virtual incarnation, it would be reckless from GW to not take the videogame's aesthetics into account.

This means that if CDs are indeed going to be released they will look more or less the same as their previous incarnation. Not a bad thing per se. I'm excited Happy
What I like most about this is the art on the boxes. That's the same art that was used when I entered the hobby back in the days. That space marine bike was one of my very first miniatures.

This is absolutely fantastic.

Skink Wrote:
This means that if CDs are indeed going to be released they will look more or less the same as their previous incarnation. Not a bad thing per se. I'm excited Happy


That sounds very likely, now that you mentions it. By the way, the computer game of Blood Bowl is great. Cheers!

Bloodbeard Wrote:
What I like most about this is the art on the boxes. That's the same art that was used when I entered the hobby back in the days. That space marine bike was one of my very first miniatures.

This is absolutely fantastic.

Agreed, although it does have "mock up" stamped on them, so it's subject to change.  I hope they keep that artwork rather than switching to photoshopped photos like they have with the regular sets or using updated artwork.  The art they've used on the mock ups has far more charm than either of those options and I think would be more likely to fire the imaginations of any kids who buy/get given them.

Dînadan Wrote:
Agreed, although it does have "mock up" stamped on them, so it's subject to change.  I hope they keep that artwork rather than switching to photoshopped photos like they have with the regular sets or using updated artwork.  The art they've used on the mock ups has far more charm than either of those options and I think would be more likely to fire the imaginations of any kids who buy/get given them.


The ones who have mock up on are mostly the very old Ork ones which aren't current with the content of the boxes, so they'd ahve to change those anyway. Since they only did the version with models on for the new kits, AFAICT.

The Marine ones have mock up on them as well.

Dînadan Wrote:
The Marine ones have mock up on them as well.

Only saw that they all do now a second time around. Was hard to see on the pics.

Though since they picked the old Ork artwork I get the feeling that's the kind of look they are shooting for.

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