Friday, March 25, 2011

Watch for Tomb Kings Info Soon

The news about the upcoming Tomb Kings release has been spartan to say the least. All we have had so far are three close up shots of unidentifiable models in GW's Sneak Peeks. Even the White Dwarf gives us nothing.

This is representative of the new approach GW are taking to releases. A couple of years ago just about everything was leaked, sometimes 2-3 months in advance. The sieve has been plugged and now we get nothing.

I can understand ensuring nothing gets out on the rules but I think GW are missing a trick by keeping pictures of the new models under wraps as close as a month out from release. Surely they want to create a buzz around the release and the best way to do this is having people talking about the models.

The overlap between GW's current release this month (Grey Knights) and Tomb Kings is likely to be very small so I can't see earlier discussion cannibalising sales.

Still I expect starting this weekend we'll start to get more Sneak Peeks so keep your eyes peeled. Personally I'm keen to see if they do a "Vampire Counts" on the skeletons - remember the models were re-done to reflect a human skeleton i.e. smaller. I hope they don't as I like the current models - but then I don't know how much better they would be because no pics. I expect we'll see new Tomb Guard to take advantage of the new GW 10 Plastic Models philosophy but I'm unsure what else they will do (without redoing the whole range - Skeletons, chariots, horsemen). We know we are getting a new Sphinx model and I hope we get a new Giant. Rest is really up in the air.


  1. I think the current word is that none of the old plastics are changing, which is sad. I'm not complaining though, it means they can spend more time on the new Dark Eldar coming in June!

  2. I've also heard GW might be moving towards some kind of resin-based product for their models, a la Mantic.

    Shame, I am quite attached to my poly cement. Literally, sometimes.