So, here we are nearing February and GW has put up some advanced order for The Hobbit. Now, let me say these are some nice looking plastic models, you can't tell from the paint jobs ( especially when you compare them to the Warriors of Chaos ) but looking at the sprues shows they have a great level of detail.
Great job GW, those elf cavalry look great, as do the grim hammers.
Now, if only I could afford them. Okay,I can afford them, but I can not justify them. Wargames factory offers 12 cavalry or 32 infantry models for less than $20. Gripping Beast offers 44 infantry for @ $30 and Perry miniatures offers at least 12 cavalry for @ $30. True mulitpart, variable models. Do they look as good as GW do in relation to the Hobbit? No, but they are more than usable, and a good paint job will take them far. We also do not play in a GW store, so no one cares what miniature represents rohan, elves or orcs.
I can not, for the life of me, figure out how 6 Rivendell Knights can be more expensive than 6 Morgul Knights when they are all made out of the same material. They are almost 30% more, where does that price difference come from? Those 2 dead extra models? I was really looking forward to these, was planning on buying them too. Will I now? No. I simply can not justify the price. I thought the grim hammers might be less expensive than the hunter orcs. I know, I know that was a pipe dream but I really wanted them, I still want the hunter orcs on wargs, but I will not pay this price.
Some will say, " just go on the internet and get them for at least 15% off". No, If I do that then there is no reason for Rob to have a game store, he could just stick to internet sales. Then I will not have a place to throw dice. My friends and I do not have the space to hold all the warmancers and game at the same time.
More to come.....