Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Games Workshop News

As you are probably aware, Games Workshop(GW) produces a game based on the Lord of the Rings (LotR) movies, and later got the licence for pretty much all Third Age related material. The release of the LotR movies, and the resulting boxed games and figures for the game was a HUGE boost to GW's business, and has resulted in the LotR game becoming one of the "core" systems pushed by GW. It has even spawned a mass battle version of the game, which I have not played, but which is supposed to be pretty good.

Now, GW has signed an agreement to make games based on the two new Hobbit movies. This should be good for the company, and seems pretty exciting to me as well. A Hobbit based version of the basic LotR game would be great, more interest in the Battle of Five Armies would be great, and figures would be great too! [maybe they will even re-release the Bo5A metal figures!?] So a pretty exciting, if not unexpected announcement.

Also, the Warhammer Orcs and Goblins are getting a new book soon, and in GW language, that means new models, and specifically, new plastic kits. This seems to mean mostly savage orcs, which interest me not at all, but the Skulkers and huge spider could be interesting.

Unfortunately, there are no new common or forest goblins on foot, which is what I was really looking for. Maybe those will come out in the "second wave".

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