February is finally here. All those rumours that Dwarfs would be arriving in February turned out to be absolutely true. However there is one slight issue, Dwarf players may have to wait until the 3rd week of Feb before they get the actual book, the one with all those (hopefully) nice, shinny up-to-date rules that dwarf players have been waiting years for.
I dont know why GW thought that this would be a good idea, perhaps they thought it would build hype and boost sales for the Dwarfs, but considering that Dwarf players have been waiting eight years and one month for this book i am not sure how much hype three weeks could generate that eight years and one month hasn't.
Perhaps GW thought there was a higher demand for the models than the rules, if this was the case it shows that GW doesn't listen to its fans, as any glance at a warhammer forum would show Dwarf players eager for a updated rule set for their beloved army.
Or maybe the reason for this bizarre release schedule is to produce a response (miniature wise) to the ever expanding Avatars of War Dwarf range. Maybe they thought that if they produced new Dwarf models this would convince all those Dwarf players who used AOW products to switch back to GW models. And i have to say that, even though i am not a Dwarf player, i wouldn't stop using AOW models because of the new Dwarf models. And its simple: Price.
I thought that when i saw the price of the Hobbit models that part of that price was due to what GW must have paid licensing wise. But thats clearly not the case. Ten Hammerers for Eighty dollars? No thanks i will look elsewhere.
So regardless of why GW hasn't yet given Dwarf players their new army book i think its a foolish decision, one that almost taunts Dwarf players, dangling the army book just slightly out of their reach. And its one i hope they dont continue with going forward. Until next time.
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