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Looking Into GW Again – They are Killing It!

In this post, I spend some time looking into GW. I know. I hear you. Must Contain Minis is about showcasing and talking about the other companies. That said, every time GW releases a slew of new products (especially starters and boxed sets), I take notice. After all, they are still most people’s entry into the hobby. It is usually after people learn about GW that people find the games that I like.

Plus, I tend to like some of GW’s models. Of course, after I see the price, I often come right back to the world of independent and historical games. This happened with Indomitus, until I found the more “suited to my price point” Warhammer Recruit Starter Set.

With all of this out of the way, let’s take a look at the upcoming GW products that captured my eyes.

As a note: All of the images in this post are from the Warhammer Community Website.

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Warhammer Quest: The Cursed City

First and foremost is Warhammer Quest: The Cursed City. Not much is known of this one yet, but the models (so far) and theme look awesome.

Warhammer Quest The Cursed City Artwork has me looking into GW again. Looks amazing!
I can’t wait to see the direction this game takes.

Just looking at the images so far, I desire this product.

I also know that once I see the price tag, I will likely get sticker shock and run away. lol.

Wow! Straight onto the wish list!

Kill Team: Pariah Nexus

Next up in my spotlight is the new Kill Team: Pariah Nexus. A few of my friends have asked me to get involved with Kill Team. It looks interesting. I haven’t bought the rules yet, but I do have a 8 man team of Assault Intercessors painted and a small army of Primaris Space Marines still to build and paint.

This starter set is again right up my alley. With all that unique scatter terrain though, I am worried about what the final retail price will be on this collection. Let’s look at what is in there.

Kill Team Pariah Nexus contents
This new Kill Team Starter set has me looking into GW again.

And GW also made a teaser video for this one too.

Those models look stunning and I wouldn’t mind adding some new Intercessors with Heavy Bolters to my Space Marine army.

Want to Learn More?

You can learn more about the above two games by going to the Warhammer Community post about the Dead and the Devine.

And New this week…

The above two boxes (Warhammer Quest and Kill Team) certainly captured my attention, but I fear they will be priced past my comfort level. This week, GW announce three new boxed games that are hopefully in range of what I am happy to pay. Let’s look at those.

These previews are found in the Warhammer Community post Peek inside three new Warhammer Boxed Games Arriving in 2021.

Warhammer 40,000 Fireteam

Fireteam!!! Box Art
Is this going to be a cheaper version of Kill Team? I don’t know, but I am interested.
Warhammer 40,000 Fireteam at play
Necrons vs. Space Marines on a hex board? Looks like a cool way to bridge board gamers into the world of miniatures!

Space Marine Adventures: Doomsday Countdown

This game has me looking into GW again. It looks Awesome!!! Space Marine Adventures Doomsday Countdown
This one, I am liking. It looks awesome from the artwork. Plus, it involves Chaos Cultists!
Doomsday Countdown Board Game
Look at that gaming board! I am instantly interested!
Space Marine Adventures - Doomsday Countdown miniatures have me looking into GW again
Some of the minis in the game. I really hope this one stays on point for my budget. I wouldn’t mind picking it up!

Bladeborn

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Bladeborn box art
Warhammer Community tells us that this one will be like combining Warcry and Warhammer Underworlds.
A look at the Bladeborn gaming setup
I liked Underworlds when I tried it, so this one interests me too. I have also been looking at Warcry, but never pulled the trigger.

Wrapping it up…

Games Workshop is certainly putting out some interesting news of late. I am very excited to learn more as I keep looking into GW and their new offerings. How about you?

Do any of these products have you looking into GW again?

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Marc

    I used to avoid GW minis because of price… After picking up a few boxes on clearance, now I avoid them because I hate the minis. Nothing like splitting a figure up into six nonsensical parts and then running the joins across the thing until it looks like Humpty Dumpty. 🙂

    Some of their one-off games are good (Gorechosen is great!), but you have to avoid any of GW’s ongoing games. Book after book after (errata-ridden) book… You’re never done buying the rules, and then they never even finish the books before starting all over with a new edition! I started playing Blood Bowl back when GW had abandoned it, but I got off that merry-go-round after this latest edition. I’m done with this company.

    1. Jacob Stauttener

      Thanks so much for the comment Marc. It has been years since I bought into GW. This year was actually the first time I bought in. The unbuilt Space Marine army I won off a website and the GW Recruit Starter I bought because I was curious.

  2. Andrés F.

    Hi Jacob! The Cultists from the Doomsday Countdown minigame are the ones from Blackstone Fortress’ Escalation expansion. I own them, and they are marvelous minis.

    I both agree and disagree with the other commenter: I think most GW minis are simply fabulous (like these cultists and most of the minis from Blackstone Fortress). I do agree with him in avoiding GW’s core games, focusing instead on their side games — many of them really are kicking out of the park. And their more generic minis (i.e. not their Space Marines 😛 ) can be used for third party games.

    1. Jacob Stauttener

      Thanks for the comment Andres and the endorsement for the figures. If I see them and they are in my price range, I will be sure to pick them up.

      Hope you are doing in this new world of COVID-19. Hopefully the world will go back to normal soon enough. It’s been a while since I have been to an actual hobby store. 🙂

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