If you have read this blog for any amount of time then you know that I will often include GW business discussions in my article line up. Usually I try to stay as neutral as possible and take of my gamer hat, sometimes I fail miserably.
Well, today Im bringing to you a bit of (old) news about box sets that GW recently put together to sell. You would think they just hired a genius for a day or two to work for them.
I made the pictures large so that you can better se what the boxes include. Lets start with the Space marine box ($215.00)
- Landraider Redemmer pattern! (no godhammer crap for you son!)
- Drop pod
- 20 marines
- 5 scouts
- Land Speeder Storm
- Command squad
- Ven dread
- Retail cost of: $294 savings of 36%
Wait, is that 2 troops, 1 HQ and misc army bits that would actually make a viable starting force!?!?! Holy cow batman!
Now on to the Dark Eldar:
- 2 raiders
- 15 wyches
- 10 warriors
- 1 venom
- 5 wyches?
- 5 scourges
- 9 bikes
- 1 archon
- Retail Cost of $299 Savings of 36%
Wow, again we have an actual viable force.
Lets compare these two boxes to the current Battleforces (Which new gamers usually buy to start their armies.
- 5 assault marines
- 15 Tactical marines
- 5 Scouts.
- Retail cost of $153 Savings of 37%
Dark Eldar: ($95)
- 10 warriors
- 10 wyches
- 3 reavers
- 1 raider
- Retial cost of $125 savings of 24%
I can see not having elites and Hvy support, but seriously, no HQ? This isn't even leagal according to their OWN RULES.
I personally like the new army boxes, I don't think that they should drop the battle box simply because it is a lower price point for people who are cost concise, but these new ones are great if you're planning on starting a new army and have money to spend.
So, what I want to hear from you people of the internet is this: If GW made better army sets would you buy them? I know almost nobody who starts a new army with a battleforce, however if I knew someone who wanted to start right now I would 100% lead them to the big boxes mentioned here.
Would you buy the bigger box to start a new army?