GW: New Releases June 24th “Pricing & Links”

Get your Orges, Elves, Vampires and Halfings while you can – they are only around for a limited time.

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Blood Bowl Treeman $32

Probably the only real point in the Halflings’ favour is their long-held alliance with the treemen who guard the forests of their realm, and a team that can tempt one (or two!) of them along to a game suddenly doesn’t look so pathetic…

This metal miniature is to be added to Halfling or Wood Elf Blood Bowl teams. He comes as 3 components with a 40mm slotted round base. Blood Bowl rules for this miniature are available as a free HERE.

Vampire Counts Blood Bowl Team $54

Vampires are just one of the many Undead nightmares that stalk the shadows on moonless nights, but never let it be said that they aren’t the most civilised. Unlike the Skeletons, Zombies and Wights that are held together by necromancy, Vampires are noble creatures, capable of existing among human society with little fear of discovery. Since Blood Bowl took the world by storm, a great number have stepped out of the shadows to involve themselves in the sport, the most famous being star commentator Jim Johnson. Teams made up exclusively of Vampires are almost unheard of, but those who do wish to play usually pad out their numbers with Thralls who gladly give up free will in exchange for the life of a Blood Bowl player!

This is a Blood Bowl team representing the Vampire Counts. It contains 12 metal miniatures, and includes 4 vampires and 8 thralls.

Supplied with 12 25mm slotted round bases. Blood Bowl rules for this team are available HERE.

Wood Elf Blood Bowl Team $54

Wood Elves make natural Blood Bowl players, although their refusal to wear heavy armour does leave them vulnerable to some of the more hard-hitting opposing teams. Generally though, the Wood Elves’ natural athletic ability is enough to keep them out of trouble – it takes a fast or cunning foe to lay a hand on a Wood Elf player!

This is a Blood Bowl team representing the Wood Elves. It contains 12 metal miniatures, and includes 2 wardancers, 2 catchers, 1 thrower and 7 linemen.

Supplied with 12 25mm slotted round bases. Blood Bowl rules for this team are available in Death Zone Season 1.

Halfling Blood Bowl Team $54

The technical deficiency of Halfling teams is legendary. They’re too short to throw or catch, they run at half pace, and it goes without saying that their blocking game leaves something to be desired. Most Halfling coaches, aware of the material that they have to work with, make up for quality with quantity. After all, if you can get half a dozen players in the opposing team’s End Zone and, by some miracle, manage to end up with the ball, then there is a small chance that one or two of them won’t be jelly by the time you throw the thing!

This is a Blood Bowl team representing the Halflings. It contains 13 metal miniatures, and includes 2 each of players 1-6 and a Halfling Cook.

Supplied with 13 25mm slotted round bases. Blood Bowl rules for this team are available HERE.

Ogre Blood Bowl Team $75

At face value, the thought of an Ogre Blood Bowl team is enough to fill most players with dread. Who could hope to stand up against such a horrific team? Thankfully, the reality never quite lives up to their worst fears. For starters, most Ogres are incredibly thick. Just getting them to all turn up at the same time is a mammoth task (sometimes involving actual mammoths!). Then there’s the fact that very few coaches can afford to field more than a few Ogres at a time, meaning that most Ogre teams are bulked out with Gnoblars, Snotlings and similar ‘runts’. And then there’s the fact that, no matter how much you train them, the moment the whistle goes, most Ogres just default to what they know best, forgetting the ball in favour of trying to pound their enemies into a bloody mess. Coaches who know what they’re doing can turn this to their advantage, but it’s still a rare sight to see an Ogre team doing well in their league.

This is a set of Blood Bowl miniatures representing the Ogres. It contains 6 metal miniatures, and includes 4 ogres, 1 ogre thrower and 1 goblin, with 1 variant ogre head. Add the Goblin Boost Pack to make a full team.

Supplied with 6 40mm slotted round bases. Blood Bowl rules for this team are available HERE.

Athelorn Avengers $86

With a free-wheeling and easygoing style, the Athelorn Avengers have been going from strength to strength in the newer open tournament style of play. Some cynics – and there are a lot of cynics – reckon this is because they no longer have their arch-rivals the Darkside Cowboys breathing down their necks, but let’s ignore the naysayers, and bask in the Avengers’ glory!

Field the Athelorn Avengers – or any Wood Elf Blood Bowl team – with this bundle. You’ll receive a Wood Elf Team – 12 metal miniatures, including 2 wardancers, 2 catchers, 1 thrower and 7 linemen, and a metal Blood Bowl Treeman. Supplied with 13 25mm slotted round bases.

Rules for Wood Elf teams can be found in Blood Bowl Death Zone Season 1.

Greenfield Grasshuggers $118

Field the Greenfield Grasshuggers – or any Halfling Blood Bowl team – with this bundle. You’ll receive a Halfling Blood Bowl team made up of 12 metal miniatures, including 2 each of players 1-6 and a Halfling Cook, and 2 metal Blood Bowl Treemen. Supplied with 14 25mm slotted round bases.

A Note about Made To Order

Available to order until 6pm BST/GMT on Saturday 1st July.

This product will be made to order and we expect to dispatch it within 35 days of you placing your order.

Your entire order will be dispatched when this product is available.

If you are ordering other items alongside this product and would like them sooner please order them separately.

Perturabo: The Hammer of Olympia (Hardback) $19

Primarchs Book 4

While crusading to build the Imperium, Perturabo, mercurial primarch of the Iron Warriors, hears of turmoil on the world where he was raised, and abandons the crusade to return home and save his people.

READ IT BECAUSE
Focusing on Perturabo during his youth on Olympia, in the Great Crusade and upon his return to the world that defined him, this is a definitive look at what makes the master of iron tick.

THE STORY
Born to a life of political conflict, Perturabo was always considered a child prodigy among the people of Olympia – indeed, his philosophical and scientific works were beyond compare. But then, after his rediscovery by the Emperor and decades of thankless military campaigning on the Great Crusade, the primarch begins to resent his Legion’s place in the Imperium. When word reaches him of turmoil on his adoptive home world, he orders the Iron Warriors to abandon their campaign against the alien hrud and crush this emerging rebellion by any means necessary…

Written by Guy Haley.

 

 

That Vampire team hasn’t see the light of day in AGES…

  • Rob brown

    So after releasing W40k 8th edition they go quiet for a week and release this trash. They are some of the ugliest models I’ve ever seen.

    • Rainthezangoose

      check you’re heritage Rob

      • Rob brown

        I know they’re twenty years old they were terrible then and terrible now… that treeman! I’ve always believed that the high price of Games Workshop miniatures included the design and build of molds.

        In this case, how can they possible justify $54 dollars for ten models from ancient molds that are totally out of keeping with the modern miniatures design.

        • Horus84cmd

          Partly because the white-metal for casting is now ridiculously expensive per kg.

          Also I doubt they are using “old” moulds per say. Vulcanise moulds for metal casting first of all only last for x-amount of casts (typically between 50-100) before they wear out and be typically don’t store well as the rubber degrades. I would be 100% confident in saying say GW would have cut new moulds off the masters miniatures. This is labour intensive and therefore costly process; the mould makers make copies of the master sculpt components (using a similar production technique of gravity casting that FW use). The number of copies they need to make depends on the component sizes and the mould-disc size being used. Typically your looking at 8-10. These copies then need to be have their mould lines removed, by hand, using files as small as a 0.5mm across; any lines left would transfer to the die-casting mould. So say you have a model made up of 4 components and you can fit 10 on a disc that 40 individual parts that need cleaning (that why so many metal sculpts are more often than no one piece) Finally these components are used to create the negative impressions in the mould-disc, which has all the vents and channels carved into it.

          All this adds to the cost of what is going to be a low unit run of miniatures.

          • CloakingDonkey

            Metal is not that expensive. That’s the nonsense GW told you so they could sell you their rubbish finecast.

            Because I can still buy 3 full metal cavalrymen with full metal horses from Perry for 8.5 GBP…

          • Horus84cmd

            Pewter ingot of Tin-alloys clock in around £30 per kilo. Compare with Lead-alloys (the traditional metal) which is around £10 per kilo. Perry Miniatures are still using high lead based alloys. Hence why they are very much cheaper. Not to mention it is smaller company with far less overheads than GW so product prices will inevitably cheaper.

          • LordKrungharr

            I think they probably have tons (tonnes?) of old metal minis they could re-cast into custom models.

          • Horus84cmd

            Who GW? Nope all the metal minis got return and be recycled. It was most likely sold back to metal merchants. There is no way they have the storage space to retain stock they would never sell because its is discontinued – it would be really bad business.

          • Rob brown

            Smaller companies have more overheads per sale than larger companies. Its called an economy of scale.

          • Horus84cmd

            You’re joking right or did I miss the moment were Perry Miniatures employ 1400 staff and support 400 store on 5 continents?

          • Rob brown

            And Games Workshop have millions of pounds of turnover unlike Perry Miniatures.

            Unless a business is being run out of a living room as a cottage industry (in which case it can’t really be compared) and has staff, Premises, Stock, Assets and Intellectual Property etc then larger businesses will generally have a better overhead to sales ratio than smaller businesses. Of course this fluctuates when investment is made in new plant or staff but if there wasn’t a gain to be made in the investment most sensible businesses wouldn’t make it. Businesses that expand their overheads faster than their sales can support go bust.

          • Rob brown

            The reason the unit run is small is because they look terrible.

          • Horus84cmd

            Ha quite possible. Either that or GW don’t want loads of slow moving stock hanging round!

  • dave long island

    Are the vampire minis wearing those funny pink knitted hats from the woman’s March earlier this year??… I think they are.. lol

  • Andrew Howell

    If they were half the cost listed they would still not be worth much considering the competition out there. The Halfling teams from other companies cost a little more, but look tremendously better.