Yeah, yeah, I'm hating on GW this morning. Everyone else does it so worst you can do is accuse me of hopping on the bandwagon...
Normally, I don't post anything on the GW SPAM...erm, hobby announcement emails that they send me. Instead I glance thru them if they interest me, I might even read the marketin--sorry, the descriptions beneath before deleting. Sorry GW, but your 'regular' emails aren't nearly as interesting as your 'Forgeworld' email offerings. However this morning I received the 'For the Empire!' email and felt the need to comment.
Behold, the (apparently new) Empire battalion!!!
|No, I didn't ask GW permission to use this for my rant.|
|No I didn't ask to use this one either.|
The price lists this shiny new box full of old minis for $100. Now, I've never bought a battalion box before, but I was under the impression (and correct me if I'm wrong) that battalion boxes were about $90. True, even at $100 you're saving something over buying these units individually (though not as much as before apparently), but really GW? You're going to give me the option to pre-order something I can just go to the store and buy right now, and were I to do so, all that I can get over the already-in-store model is a shiny new box?
Now I ask, while it is a nice shiny new box, did that really warrant an email to all of their customers to show it off? After all, the point of repackaging old stuff is to make it jump off the shelves as it looks like something new. Whereas informing me beforehand that it's the 'same old, same old' kinda defeats the purpose...