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Games Workshop Isn’t So Bad

Posted by paradisio on March 11, 2008

Well, I notice Games Workshop catches a lot of flak online, I won’t go into the reasons, but I thought I would share a small story about this past Saturday:

I went into my local GW store (well one of five) to pick up a few paints for painting up the starter set in my own fashion and maybe waste some time watching games/learning the armies/loitering/etc. So I walk in the door and the game hands me a raffle ticket, apparently their going to have a drawing in something like one and a half hours; I have terrible luck and didn’t expect to be there but took it anyways. So I pick up the paints and watch a turn of a High Elf vs Lizardman battle, and one of the GW pulls me aside and puts me in front of pile of bitz, apparently I was in a conversion contest… no entry fee or anything. I joined about 10 minutes late, but said ‘what the heck’ and did anyways. I didn’t win, but I had fun and met a few other players anyways, and I got to keep my funky model and didn’t pay a dime. And just for participating I got a second raffle ticket… and then I won the raffle twice! They gave away like 20ish prizes, including a chaos battalion box which was taken first; I ended up getting 2 codices since I won both fairly late, but they were both for armies I was interested in.  Point being, I bought something like $15 dollars and got about three times that in free stuff. I realize some people aren’t happy with their general policies, but I think the personal and friendly staff more than make up for it.

Also, relatively unrelated, I was interested how valuable the battalion boxes for Warhammer Fantasy were compared to buying the components seperately, so I calculated them and here they are. They may be a dollar off since I did this when I was very tired and may have rounded down instead of up, I also had to calculate some of them based on per model instead of per box since some of the battalion boxes come with more figures than would be in a box of those figures.

Ogre Kingdoms = $150
Skaven = $145
Tomb Kings = $140
Bretonnia = $128
Orc and Goblin = $127
Empire = $126
Vampire Counts = $126
High Elves = $125
Wood Elves = $122
Lizardmen = $122
Dwarfs = $107

I would of course make sure you are going to use the majority of the contents, otherwise it probably isn’t worth it.

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One Response to “Games Workshop Isn’t So Bad”

  1. hippiefreak12 said

    games workshop owns!! i love warhammmer!

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