Raw Dogger’s 40K Week in Review

He’s rude, he’s crude and he writes for an adult audience. Raw Dogger is back with his 40K week in review! Check him out at KimChi Games for more snark.
Hey ya’ll!
Welcome to another Rumor Roundup 40k Week in Review!
I’m your host for the evening, Rawdogger.  Hold on to your assholes, cuz this week has been 40-kray kray.
Codex: Storm Troopers Militarum Tempestus released. 
Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it’s a $50 codex with 5 pages of rules (approximate estimation).  Don’t get me wrong, the new Storm TroopersScions look really great.  So much so, that I will be buying a couple boxes to use as Inquisitional Henchmen.  The fact that you get 5 models for $35is a pretty sweet deal in Games Workshop land.  They even give you the option of ONE whole special weapon! Does sarcasm work in print?  No?  We’ll fuck you, shit-head! (that wasn’t sarcastic). The fact that you can have Commissars leading the Storm Troopers Scions is also pretty fucking radical.  I love me my Commissars and the models have always been some of my favorites in the game.  I think we can all agree that the Tard-Ox vehicle looks stupid.  Right?  Do I really have to go into a tirade about how shitty that thing looks?  Somehow the prime looks even shittier.  The codex is a codex in the sense that the Imperial Knight book is a codex. Codex.  That was the name of Felicia Day’s character on The Guild. God she’s hot. Mmmmmmm. Where was I?  Oh yeah.  So the Militarum Tempestus can be used as a stand alone army or as an ally to (most likely) other Imperial Forces.  I actually think that is pretty cool, but once again GW has gone to far with a good thing and made a $50 monstrosity that could have easily been a thinned down supplemental codex that could retail for $25.  I guaran-fucking-tee that they would still have a monster margin on something like that.  They would most likely sell more, too, as more people would be able to stomach that price point for a hardcover book that details 3 units.  I had more to say on this subject but just thinking of Felicia Day has me all hot and bothered.  I’ll be in my bunk.
40k Alter of War mission compendium released. 
Hey friend, did you happen to collect all the new digital data slates, codices, and supplements?  You didn’t?  Well have I got good news for you!  Games Workshop took all the missions from those digital releases and PRINTED them for your convenience!  Only for the low, low price of $49.95!  Don’t say Games Workshop never did anything nice for you!  WOW!  Man, GW be double dippin an’ shit.  Look, I get that the Carl Tuttles of the world will be more than happy to drive this narrative right through the fucking house.  How about they work on a useable rule-set for competitive 40k instead of repackaging rules for narrative forging missions that no one cares about?  Can a brother get an AMEN??
Tyranid Rising Leviathan Part Trois!
So the third and final installment of the Leviathan Tyranid formations was released this week.  I’ll say one thing about it, Games Workshop must REALLY need to sell Tyranid Warriors.  Who knew that T4 multiwound models was bad thing?  The writers of the codex, apparently.  There are a couple good-ish ones in this last formation installment.  I’m kind of partial to the Subterranean Swarm, but the point cost of the formation is fairly steep.  It’s nice to see Games Workshop try to fix the Tyranids after the fact, but it just feels that the formations they’re creating are only being made to sell the slow selling models.  NO SHIT.


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7 Responses to “Raw Dogger’s 40K Week in Review”

  1. Smellofwetdog March 31, 2014 7:25 am #

    I enjoy the week in review column and look forward to the jokes good sir.

    GW saw they could tack on gargoyles to skyblight and sell gobs of those so figured they’d try slapping some warriors into this release. As you pointed out however, it’s hard to get excited about taking extra models whose best feature is: well they’re not as bad as the rest of your troops choices.

    • Reecius March 31, 2014 8:54 am #

      Exactly, haha! Tyranid Warriors: they suck the least!!

      Except they don’t, haha, Gants are far better. Middle sucakage?

      All they need is EW of to be T5. That would be enough to make them viable. If not that, they need a big points reduction.

      • Smellofwetdog March 31, 2014 9:54 am #

        agreed, they really missed the mark on warriors which is a bummer for all parties involved since I would’ve liked to update mine with the new kit they released too. Instead I’m using some of that $ on a couple more MCs. Guess they get their pound of flesh either way but much less variety unit-wise.

        EW on one of those warrior formations could’ve really been a nice gesture.

        • Reecius March 31, 2014 1:29 pm #

          I agree 100%. They needed to make the Warriors cheaper or more durable to make them viable.

  2. GV March 31, 2014 7:30 am #

    Where’s the Beef?

    You know I’d be buying up this salvo of codex releases and data slates from GW the price was lower or there was more material between the covers.

    Chaos, for example… love the models and the fluff, don’t even care about them being competitive in tournaments. I’d snap up all the recent supplements and codex (Legion of the Damned, Crimson Slaughter, etc.) but since Chaos is not my #1 interest I just can’t rationalize spending the $ on those books for what they are. Hell, at $35 I’d buy every codex that came out, at $50 — NO.

    It will be interesting to see if their strategy pays off… offering your customers more of what they love is what makes a successful business — the question is does the current customer base love what they are now pumping out in sufficient quantity for it to be profitable…

    • Reecius March 31, 2014 8:53 am #

      Yeah, good points. Especially with the ease of getting things for free on line. The books are typically good reads, good art, beautiful miniatures, but with only 2 pages of rules for the gamers, it isn’t much of a draw.

      • bigpig April 3, 2014 12:58 am #

        Especially since 2 pages of rules is easy to summarize in a forum post….

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