Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Games Workshop's Output

Games Workshop has its problems - and from my viewpoint they are currently legion - but one thing they can not be faulted on is their weight of output.

The sheer volume of models that they have brought to market in the past 12-18 months is, again in my view, staggering. From an outsider's stance they really seem to be doubling down - more numerous product releases and inevitable price rises/creep - in trying to kickstart their revenue. That there is no evidence in their financials would suggest alarms might be raised - but that is not the point of this missive.

What I want to focus on here is the number of releases for 40k and AoS which make it a good time to be a modeller. In 40k, in short order we've had Marines, Tau, Skitarii, Mechanicus, some Daemons and now we are getting Orks and more Tau. The Design Studio is really cranking the models out at the moment. Coupled with this has been the AoS releases for Stormcasts, Chaos and Dwarfs and the release of the Horus Heresy plastics.

While you might not agree with all the aesthetics and you might balk at the prices the productivity of their sculptors is impressive.

1 comment:

  1. I think Spartan games has them beat to be honest. So many new releases in the last 18 months its unreal from 2 new games, constant new kits and additional rules and terrain.

    I haven't counted, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had the most new kits released of all the popular games.