Gorechosen: Is it Worth the Money?

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Get your first look inside the box at Gorechosen, and learn if it is worth your hard earned cash. 

If you are into Age of Sigmar or play Chaos in general then this is a pretty cool pick up.

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Inside of this great looking box is four names characters, a double sided game board, cards, tokens, dice, and everything else needed to play this mini game.

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The rulebook is very straight forward and laid out very well with a lot of visuals down the sides of every page. As far as Games Workshop goes this they really did a good job with explaining this game!

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There’s a plastic insert inside the box to keep everything organized and protected from being damaged.

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Each character has their own cards that lists their abilities, wounds and some art work.

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The multi part plastic figures come in sprue and are ready to put together like any normal Warhammer model. This kit comes with $120 of these models for only the box set price of $60!

Overall this box set is an incredible deal at 50% off plus it’s super fun to play with one, two, or three players as well!

Don’t miss this one folks, it’s a blast!

Get you very own copy today from Games Workshop below:

Gorechosen: $60.00

Gorechosen

The Bloodbound – these are the lunatics who have passed the trials of Khorne, proving themselves worthy of his violent gifts. Since the dawn of the Age of Chaos, they have destroyed kingdoms and empires in a stunning tide of ferocity, reaping blood and skulls for their god. The most devoted, those who have trodden the bloodstained Path to Glory, are the Gorechosen. True glory for these elites of Chaos lies in offering the mightiest skulls to Khorne – and what skull mightier than that of another Gorechosen?

The Game

Gorechosen is a game of brutal, fast-paced arena combat for 2-4 players. In this game, four champions of Khorne are thrown into the pit, fighting bitterly against each other to prove who is the most worthy of the Blood God’s gifts! Fight every man for himself, or team up against the strongest player to decide who is the most favoured of Khorne – lots of variations and tweaks to the bloodthirsty core game rules are included.

The Contents

– 4 Gorechosen Champion miniatures, each with their own ultraviolent playing styles and signature moves:
Redarg Bloodfane, Exalted Deathbringer;
Kore Hammerskull, Skullgrinder;
Heldrax Goretouched, Slaughterpriest;
Vexnar the Reaper, Aspiring Deathbringer;
– a double-sided arena board with hex grid;
4 Fighter Reference cards, with rules and health trackers;
– 52 Action, Initiative and Critical Injury cards;
– 16 page rulebook, which includes rules for an additional four Gorechosen characters;
– assorted tokens and dice necessary to play.

Setting up and playing a game of Gorechosen should take around an hour – quick enough to please the Blood God.

~This kit is a great value at $60.00 considering there is around $120.00 worth of named characters alone in the box. Get your Gorechosen today!

  • “Named characters” as in, in Gorechosen, but with generic AoS models for generic non-named characters?

    • Dennis Finan Jr

      It gives stats and names to every bloodbound hero. Like the ones from the starter set.

  • Zethnar

    Only here could you say that 4 4cm high plastic men are worth over $120 with a straight face.

    This is not good value by any stretch of the imagination.

    • Rainthezangoose

      my thought since day one

    • SupPupPup

      Some smaller plastic men are worth even more. Plastic men seem to be quite expensive these days.

    • Doug

      and what are the chances you were going to buy and use those exact 4 people? zero. I would say $40 would be a better price point for this.

      • SupPupPup

        If you did intend to play a bloodbound force, those Heroes are can help create an interesting and effective army.

        • If you intend to start a Bloodbound army, its probably a good idea. If you’ve already started anyway, you’re bound to own one or more of them as it is, making the deal less appealing, in my opinion.

          • Xodis

            Except they are not actual named characters, so you can include 2 of each model in your army, and since they are very “buff-y” it’s actually a benefit for the player to own/play more. The Slaughterpriest and the Skullgrinder specifically falling into the category of more is always better.

          • I can’t get past the anvil, lol. It kills the whole model for me and as a result my Khorne army is grinderless

          • SupPupPup

            Yeah that’s true, but doubling up on a few of the more combat orientated heroes can still be a good investment. Insuring that you can get skullreapers bloodblessed is very important.

          • Plus some of those sculpts are not the most popular, if they’d included some of the AoS push fit guys like assassination force it would’ve helped

        • Randy Randalman

          Crazy powerful, really. All of the characters are cheap and stack all kinds of useful buffs on 6-point Bloodreavers.

          • nurglitch

            The board game is pretty fun too!

        • I’m not sure an aspiring death bringer and a death bringer are both necessary

      • DeadlyYellow

        Saw a video where a guy postulated that GW prices things relative to how frequently they are likely to be purchased for an army, thus heroes and uniques are markedly higher than a base troop line.

        Kinda makes sense in a way, but they still typically charge double the average character price compared to other ranges.

    • Xodis

      “This is not good value by any stretch of the imagination.”

      The game is $15 a model w/ a free boardgame…..how is that not a good value?

      • Well, I’d say that if anybody wanted to play Bloodbound, they’d probably own at least one or two of the characters already. If somebody only wants the boardgame, but doesn’t care about having a bloodskullreaper army, then four models for a faction they won’t use outside of the boardgame won’t be very enticing to them: they buy it for the boardgame, not as an army starter or supplement.

        I really just don’t know who this is actually for. Had they launched it alongside the Bloodbound last year, sure, it’d have been amazing for people to pick up as they start their armies, but now? Not so much.

        • Xodis

          We must not play in the same hobby where everyone usually has multiple copies of the same models that are used for conversions even if it’s only a painted one.
          Also the characters work for the Silver Tower board game as well, so its a bonus for strictly boardgamer players as well, despite playing Bloodbound or not.

          • I don’t think that people generally buy multiple copies of the same character models unless they specifically want to convert them for something else – especially not when there’s so many of them to begin with.

            I don’t think I’ve ever owned two of the same character miniature. Different sculpts? Sure, two static character models of metal or push-fit plastic? Nope.

          • Xodis

            I do, I’ve seen quite a few conversions of these “push fit” models, different weapons (not everyone likes the chain anvil), etc…

            Also notice how the rules include “…for an additional four Gorechosen characters”, not to mention the new character rules and new game type rules included in WD, seems like its got quite a bit of versatility even for BloodBound players who already have an army.

          • EnTyme

            How do you not like the idea of a barbarian getting so pissed off he just starts swinging an anvil?

          • Xodis

            I have no idea, seems like a Hulk styled attack, and what is the Hulk if not angry and the incarnation of Khorne? lol

          • ZeeLobby

            LoL. I might have used to agree with you, but at current prices picking up extra models for conversions is something I see people RARELY do now, at least locally.

          • Xodis

            I agree at normal prices….but say you have all 4 models already for the Bloodbound player, would you not want 4 more models at only 15 a piece, that are not only usable in your army, Silver Tower, but also in the rules for this game?
            Luckily the models are NOT actual named characters so even if you have all 4, a second model of each doesn’t mean you cant field all of them, that’s the brilliant part of not using actual named characters that are limited to 1 per army.

          • ZeeLobby

            Which is very true. If anything I see even cooler conversions these days with people combining GW and non-GW stuff. I could see how if you were really into bloodbound, this would be a good buy to convert up some extra stuff. It def used to be more common when single minis weren’t so expensive though.

      • $15 a model still isn’t a great price, it’s alright, but I find 3/4 models very underwhelming

        • Xodis

          Sure if you don’t actually like the sculpt, then it’s not worth anything really. For those that don’t mind the sculpt or even taking personal preference of art out of the equation, a model of that quality is a steal at 15 and beats all other competition.

          • I thought $9 was a steal for the Slaughterpriest in WD, $15 is about what I think single figs like these are worth, GW just really really overshoots reasonable with most character pricing. It’s comparable to the Nurgle Chaos lord for example.

          • Xodis

            I agree completely, and the WD was worth the $9 alone in my opinion.
            Most of their models are over priced, but this new way of buying bulk models at massive discounts and the addition of a different type of game to use them in is really sucking my wallet dry lol.

          • I’m still waiting for when they stick someone I really want in a Warhammer quest bundle, I’m going to wind up buying it immediately

      • Zethnar

        Go look at some other boardgame prices. Nowhere would you get away with charging $60 for 4 figures and some cardboard. The only people to whom this would look like a good deal are people already deep into their cups of GW coolaid.

        • Xodis

          I own and play plenty of board games, and while the novice buyer may not understand the difference in quality the models provide, any collector or painter definitely will. This game also has a bonus selling point as the models also work as an expansion for the Silver Tower board game, until these are sitting on a Target Shelf though I think its safe to assume they are not meant for the same audience.

    • Dennis Finan Jr

      Nobodies stopping you from buying other garbage tho

    • Ross Allan

      Funny thing about value – it’s entirely subjective. Some people see a £100 pair of trainers discounted down to £75, and think ‘what a bargain’. Some might crave an expensive car for it’s prestige, and consider it worth every penny.
      Subjective. That’s our word of the day.

    • Razerfree

      If they can sell those 4 models AND the boxed game for 60$ and still make a profit, that means that selling those miniatures at 30$ a pop is basically a ripoff. Not even metal models get this expensive unless they were made by the machine gods themselves.

      • DeathBy SnuSnu

        Careful. Logic doesn’t usually hold any sway on here – although you’re absolutely right.

      • Horus84cmd

        Welcome to the world of a niche commercial business – turns out a company wants to make profit….Its nothing new and toy soldiers have always been well over priced and all the companies out there do the same thing.

    • Horus84cmd

      “value” is a highly contextual and subjective issue; it is certainly not a black and white one. To pertain to suggest otherwise is a distinctly narrow minded view on the world.

      • Zethnar

        Value is subjective? Oh my, I guess that fully justifies $30 a pop for 16 cubic centimetres of plastic.

        • Xodis

          Why wouldn’t it? It certainly justifies millions of dollars for a canvas with some oil on it, or even a heap of metal/plastic for 100K over a bigger chunk of metal/plastic for 60K.

        • Horus84cmd

          Yes. It is a simple concept that permeates all aspects of our interaction with the world and people within it.

  • Malisteen

    As with most GW boxed sets, it’s “worth it” if you wanted all of the models in it, were willing to pay the retail price to buy them, but hadn’t gotten around to doing so yet. Otherwise, not so much.

    • crcovar

      or if you wanted to play the game.

      • euansmith

        That’s crazy talk! 😉

        • Horus84cmd

          We can play games with these little people? I just put them together, lay them to rest and buried them in the garden.

      • Even then there are better alternatives in that price segment, I’d argue. The theme of the game has to be appealing, and its not like it offers much variety.

        If you’re not into Khorne Bloodbound, it probably isn’t for you, and if you’re *really* into Khorne Bloodbound, you probably already own one to all of the included models, which feels like wasted money.

    • Xodis

      You should add that it’s even worth it if you wanted all 4 models at the “discounted internet price” as well. That actually says something about the deal. It is also worth it if you have the other AoS board game (Silver Tower) as the models work in both games…as well as AoS.

  • euansmith

    I like that the packaging appears to have spaces for the four assembled minis.

    • amaximus167

      That is probably my favorite part. You can actually store the playing pieces in the game box!

    • ZeeLobby

      That’s pretty awesome honestly. Nothing more annoying then trying to box up an awesomely painted Warhammer Quest set.

      • Xodis

        …and no one wants to have to pay the additional cost for Battlefoam inserts lol

        • ZeeLobby

          It’s definitely a commendable thing. i wish more board games did this, especially for games where painting the models is expected.

          • Xodis

            Very true, nothing more head pounding than trying to figure out a good storage system for IA and all the expansions lol

      • I’m basically gonna need to buy a GW skirmish case for silver tower lol

        • Xodis

          That actually might be the point for them….possibly a good marketing decision if that’s the case. (Pun intended)
          If there was a Silver Tower themed case we would know its true.

  • JL

    Yes, I guess it’s a good value if you consider paying $30 per mini reasonable in the first place.

  • Dennis Finan Jr

    Considering how exspensive board games with crappies models 60 isn’t bad. It also has stats in the manual for every bloodbound hero like the bloodstoker and blood secreter. 60 is def a great value if you only have the starter set and wanted these 4 models. They are cool. Mine are all painted up and ready to go.

    • An_Enemy

      No. When compared to board games that come with miniatures this becomes an even worse looking deal.

      Gorechosen: four minis for $60

      Zombicide for example: 30+ minis for $50?

      “But you can put these together!”

      Yeah. You sure can.

      • Xodis

        Zombicide minis are nice, but not nearly as detailed or as nice as GW minis, Zombicide models are more comparable to Reaper Bones.

        Also Zombicide is 90 retail.

      • Dennis Finan Jr

        Your getting stuck on the models part. Boardgames are priced on other aspects as well. The game is pretty damn funny. I’ll happily pay 60 for a boardgame where every khorne model I have can be used and has multiple replay value.

  • Oggthrok

    Sounds like there are a lot of folks really down on this one, so I thought I’d jump in as the “target audience” and explain why this is appealing to me.
    First, I like Khorne, so as you can imagine the last few years have worked out great for me – GW literally cannot stop making Khorne stuff.
    When AOS came out, I started a Bloodbound army. But, I stuck to starter set figures and Skullcrushers. The character models were cool, but expensive, and I already had three from the starter.
    Now, they’ve tossed the four I didn’t buy into a single box for $60. That’s kind of pricey, but I like the idea of the game, and no one I know pays full price for GW, so I just assume a 20% discount. That puts the game around $50 ish, or about $12 per figure.
    Surely, there are generic troops that can be bought for less than $12 per figure, but this is a pretty reasonable price for most games character models, in my experience. I got a “free” Khorne character with the September White Dwarf, and thought I’d really gotten a great deal, even paying $9 for “one figure.”
    So, good on GW – this game is hardly a “must have” for most people, especially those already sick out of their minds of Khorne-themed releases. But, for folks like me, this is GWs way of saying “Well, would you buy them if we cut the price and put them all in one box?”

    • ZeeLobby

      I don’t think people are down on it’s existence, it’s just not a good deal for them. In order to get full value out of this you’d probably want to be big into Bloodbound, AoS, WHQ, etc. At $60 for 4 models I have no need of and a game that doesn’t interest me, it’s really not worth it for me.

  • Raven Jax

    I thought the game was very, very fun the first two or three times I played it. Beyond that, the games all started to run together because there just isn’t enough variety. They need to try introducing more heroes you can pit fight, similar to what they’re doing this week with the Silver Tower character cards. The new fighters they printed in White Dwarf are cool, but also frankly very powerful and more often then not will win the game.

    Also, the mechanic to keep knocked-out players participating in the game is cool, but could use some tweaking because you can 1-hit-KO someone by dropping them in a pit. In a couple of our games, that meant that one person was taken out very early in the game, then basically had nothing to do for the next 30 minutes while the other three played.

    • Xodis

      Did you play Skarr or Valkia as a normal character or did you play the 3 on 1 match like WD suggested. I can totally see those 2 winning every time in a free for all lol.

  • Alan C

    This is worth $25, tops.

  • NNextremNN

    You could at least mention that they have put 4 more characters into the rule book (one of which is the WD mini) but haven’t added the actual Reference cards for them. And the Box only has Space for 4 minis. I think they should have added the 4 missing reference cards and should have made the box inlay to fit 8 minis. There is far more room for cards than needed.

  • Grimjaw Jackjaw

    This is some of the worst GW pandering ever. To say the box is an incredible deal feels so disingenuous. In the realm of board games, the price point of Gorechosen doesn’t even come close to holding up, especially when you look at a game like Mechs vs Minions with over 100 miniatures, a superior box insert, and so much more for only $75. That is a prime example of good value in the realm of board games.

    Now, comparing those 4 plastic sprues to pricing of other miniature games, one would expect to pay ~$10-12 each, which would put Gorechosen more around a $50 value. Only within the small sphere of GW pricing alone does the $60 price hold any remote value, which is only due to the absurd “normal” pricing of their miniatures. To say those 4 plastic sprues are worth $30 each is absurd to anyone other than those who want them for use in AoS.

    There are no saving here for anyone who was looking for an interesting boardgame within the Warhammer universe. As a fan of everything Fantasy Flight did with the property, I am deeply saddened by this schlock board game GW has put out.