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Post by Darth Vegeta on Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:53 am

Today went by the shop to pick up my Dread and another squad of GK's. (and to paint there)
But the store owner said that the next order I had in for them would be the last.
GK's, Sob's etc would all no longer be unavailable unless I ordered them via the website.
Can anyone confirm this? And if so... how many Gk's and GKT's should I have on average for a 2500-3000pts game? So I can if necessary quickly order a few before it is too late.

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Rivan on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Well, if you're playing a pure GK list, it still depends on your unit choices. My 2500 all GK list has 3 LRs so I only have 12 GKTs (including the GM) and 30 PAGKs.

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Post by Zealadin on Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:12 pm

Yea in a pure GK list your not looking at a huge number of models.
Obviously you want to make sure you have special weapons available for the squads as will be needed, which can be problematic if you have each squad with identifying marks or colours.
This being said, while the shops won't be getting new stock its normally likely that you'll be able to find other GWS or independant retailers selling stuff they still have, so you shouldn't be too desperate for a little while Very Happy
Also PAGK and GKT are all metals so buying them second hand to strip back can be reasonable value for money depending on the price and the amount of effort it takes.

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Post by MJSwasey on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:13 pm

Simple green is for people too

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Post by rogueuk on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:42 pm

yeah i got told this about the box sets but i still think they are getting the blisters

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Primarch on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:04 am

On the Australian GW site it appears that sisters of battle are no longer sold in their tactical squad (10 models), you can only order the blister packs.

So I think this probably means that GW is planning on discontinuing the current DH and WH miniatures (or at least boxed sets). This is probably to save money in manufacturing by using the machines normally used for WH and DH on other higher demand models.

It probably means that GW is nearing completion of the rough drafts of DH and WH miniatures and rules.

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Darth Vegeta on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:30 am

The fact this means we may get a new codex is nice, the fact I'll be out of easily obtained resources for my GK cravings is not Wink
Aah well I put in a final order. My army is quasi complete (but not yet fully painted by a longshot!) and when my last order comes in I should have:
A LR, 2x Dread, A GM, Stern, 3 GKT's with Psycannons, 3x GKT squad, 5x GK squad, some GK support weapons (Incins, Psycannons etc). If I want to raise the numers I can always add a LR later on. (or some rumoured new units in a year or so)

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Post by Rivan on Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:17 am

Looks like you're in good shape for a pure GK army Very Happy

Going heavy in GKTs can easily rack up the points. It's a good thing though IMO. My 2000 pt list has 10 GKTs total (GM + 4 ret and a 5-man GKT elite squad). Having 2 hard hitting units (in addition to having 2 LRs and a dread) takes a lot of pressure off my 3 7-man PAGK squads Razz

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Aubec le noir on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:15 am

I'll check tuesday for the french GW stores
but it seems to me a good omen ... no ?? scratch
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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by rogueuk on Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:36 am

ah all i have is GM, 4 terms 12 GK, inq, 15 stormtroopers, vindacare and calladus assissan, cannoness, and 10 SOB, plus i have my LR, dread, cimera, 2 rhinos

allthat is my 2000 point army i might pop to my local today and see wot they have left need more GK troops maybe 2 psycannon

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Darth Vegeta on Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:31 am

Rivan wrote:Looks like you're in good shape for a pure GK army Very Happy

Going heavy in GKTs can easily rack up the points. It's a good thing though IMO. My 2000 pt list has 10 GKTs total (GM + 4 ret and a 5-man GKT elite squad). Having 2 hard hitting units (in addition to having 2 LRs and a dread) takes a lot of pressure off my 3 7-man PAGK squads Razz

Yeah I plan to field a longdistace GKT unit with 2 Psycannons. And a barebones GKT unit led by another GM or Stern put in an LR for quick assault goodness.

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Ceasarian on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:36 am

If your local stores no longer have GK's your best bet may be to call up any and all nearby stores and see if you can't make a special trip or have them send stuff to you through the mail.
Another venue to try is to contact the Warstore (although I'm a big supporter of buying from your local game store), they may have a few things left in stock.

But yea, this very well may be your last chance to buy GK's and SoB without ordering from GW until 2011 = /
Good omen? We'll cetainly find out...

If you can't find any in either of these locations don't worry about, check on ebay, or your local gaming groups.

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Post by Darth Vegeta on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:43 am

I just hope new GK's will be very compatible with the old ones. No different sizes or a redesign of the look.
Unlikely... but one never knows.

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Post by Constantine on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:48 am

Darth Vegeta wrote:I just hope new GK's will be very compatible with the old ones. No different sizes or a redesign of the look.
Unlikely... but one never knows.

This is exactly what I am worried about aswell Shocked
Because we have been SOO long without any attention I find it hard to believe that our models will nor be significantly different. I know that the new minis will more than likely be fantastic, but it will be unfortunate if they are not compatible with the existing range.

Just out of curiosity, why is ordering GKs an issue? They are pretty reliable aren't they?

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Darth Vegeta on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:01 pm

I always order through my shopkeeper. Don't have VISA or the likes so can't use the online store.

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by rogueuk on Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:59 pm

yeah i have the same poroblem buying online thankfully i have 3 GW local stores i can try i already now there all out of sisters i boughtthe last box and last box of GK from 1 of the stores

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Post by Ceasarian on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:31 pm

Brother Constantine, it isn't so much a question of whether or not GW is reliable in customer service/ getting the product out there to the consumer. As they have always done a great job in this dept. My concern is that with the possibilty of a new codex coming over the horizon, if GK box sets and single mini's could have their production suspended temporarily to produce the new models/ print new books (if this is indeed the case).

For example I knew that I only needed another box of terminators to fill out my theoretical 2k list, and was something much needed for my larger 2.5k possible Ard Boyz list. I called up my local stores and was able to get the last box of Termies in the area (great success!).

While I don't believe that GW will stop all production on GK's, as many people buy GK's for conversions/ because they look so darn cool- it's merely a precaution in case they pull production to make room for the creation of other ranges such as the fabeled new Dark Eldar.


On a side note, I've been thinking- about GW's promise to update all codex's prior to a 6th Edition release. The last time GW had all the book just about updated was back in 3rd edition, where you saw the campaign rule books and specialty games such as BattleFleet Gothic. I'm hoping that if they succeed in their lofty goal of releasing all of the updated books, we came hopefully see an expansion in 40k in the venerable older games, and campaign books again.

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Post by Constantine on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:33 pm

Thanks for the clarification Very Happy
I would not worry to much about not being able to get teh minis you need, As mentioned earlier in the thread there is always e-bay.

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Post by Zealadin on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:58 pm

The main reason for stocking up now is if you can find them at a bargain price (lower than shop prices) and you expect to expand your army quite a bit.
I know I'm seriously considering trying to get a few boxes of SoB for my WH army because they are looking hard to come by, and stuff only gets more expensive after its OOP

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Darth Vegeta on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:52 pm

Most likely the old DE on the other hand will end up dirtcheap when a new line comes out for them. (unless the 'collector's edge' enters play)
Still... rather would keep the old GK and the new uniform/intercompatible.

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Post by GMKDynamis on Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:47 am

A little light on the subject from a late and distant response. If you have a bank account, you can apply for Ebay/ Paypal and get some for cheaper than the one on the GW site(just be mindful of the totals including postage). I'm not advertising for Ebay, but if my "wants" is outwieghs my reason of "need" I simply order from the store. In this case since they don't stock it in the GW stores, I order through ebay. Also try to check on the classifieds or other forums to see if some gamers are selling there GKs a little used but with some fresh paint and way less than full price, you can't really go wrong.

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Re: All GK mini's only ordered via the website?

Post by Zealadin on Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:12 am

The old DE stuff is horrible generally though Razz
The old (current) GK stuff is quite good.
I use wayland games for big purchases and my local GWS for smaller stuff since its about 40% off the retail price to get it sent from the UK

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