One gamer knows what he wants and wonders why GW won’t just give in and take our money?
a guest editorial by Abe K. of OzDestro.com
Look, I’m just going to say it – were the Imperial Agents and Sisters of Battle ever popular armies? In my many moons, I have seen very few people field either – but that’s not to say there isn’t a place for them. The idea of the Sisters is awesome, and the hobby needs strong female role models in there to encourage female games to join – BUT why are Games Workshop releasing it like this? Surely a simple plastic boxed set in conjunction with the Codex Imperial Agents would be smarter and cheaepr in the long run, and if they did have PILES of Sisters of Battle lying around the warehouse, doens’t that tell them that this army isn’t that popular? Wouldn’t Imperial Agents with a Plastic Sisters of Battle box and a plastic Adeptus Arbites box have been a better idea? Both of these have been sort after by the community, feature in this Codex and it would be a solid release, with Adeptus Arbites also crossing over into the Genestealer Cult releases.
Hell the Immolator could be a dual kit with the Adeptus Arbites crowd control vehicle – BOOM – awesome!
It’s early days I know, but after some really smart releases in the past 4 months or so, this seems like a release right out of the bad old days of Games Workshop hurrying together a release and botching it up to then later get lost amongst newer releases or ‘the new shiny’.
I’m only concerned because this CAN work.
This could be an popular army with great new minis, but it’s starting to smell like Flesh Eater Courts to me.
Bring on plastic Sisters and plastic Adeptus Arbites, not these proxy placeholders…
~What do you think?