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 Post subject: Mirkwood Armoured Infantry £40 for 12. - Preorder live.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:22 pm 
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The title says it all really, just announced through email via GW directly.

To go alittle of topic how long do you recon these bundles will be available for, permanently or you think there just to kill stock?
Also what sets do we want to see next? I don't think we will see it, but I'm really hoping for a deal on the Mirkwood Cavalry. I think three blisters for £40 (optimistic I know) would sell really well, as from what I can gather mirkwood elves is one of the most popular hobbit factions.

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I've just pre-ordered 1 Warband and thinking about maybe getting a 2nd !

Hopefully everyone supports their hobby and buys lots of these discounted war bands. If that happens, hopefully Games Workshop may consider offering other package deals as well....

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:30 pm 
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I've just pre-ordered 1 Warband and thinking about maybe getting a 2nd !

Hopefully everyone supports their hobby and buys lots of these discounted war bands. If that happens, hopefully Games Workshop may consider offering other package deals as well....


Its a total bummer but I'm really skint at the momment, Just had some expensive work done on the house and with Christmas just around the corner :shock: . I really do hope there still around Jan-March period. This and the Gundabad Bundle are super tempting.

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While I'm happy they made this bundle, I'd rather have 12 archers in a pack. I intend to buy mostly archers, so this doesn't really make it cheaper for me.
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While I'm happy they made this bundle, I'd rather have 12 archers in a pack. I intend to buy mostly archers, so this doesn't really make it cheaper for me.


I was thinking this today actually, They should sell them as 12 figures but either 4 of each or 12 of one weapon type. Honestly my advice to you would be to message GW's customer service via email. They are absolutly legendary and I would not be suprised if they could sort something out for you. I mean
its hardly a guaranteed thing but its worth the time it takes to send an email.

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I think this is great for the game, way more people will pick up these bundles I imagine. Sucks cause I already bought some at full price which was a lot but maybe down the road if there are similar discounts for other armies I didn't bother to grab on release I might consider getting them.
Right now I am a big fan of warriors of dale as lake town though.. And I don't imagine I'll ever get the gundabads. The Berserkers and the trolls are pretty cool though.

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I've added these to my letter to Santa! seriously tho, I think this is a genuine move by GW to acknowledge their customers, while still making a profitable business. I hope they're going to be around for a long while yet & at their current pricing it does make resin models a lot more appealing than blister packs
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Still lake-town Milita are still far too expensive at that price. Honestly they needed to be 24 for £60 or something. Which is a shame honestly because I've always loved the sculpts. Myself I've invested in some Gripping Beast Dark Age Warriors as a catch all for lake-town, ruffians, wildmen ect.
Gundabad and Armoured Mirkwood however, to many are probably better off now as they are then if we had since a 10 model plastic kit for £25.

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Oooh, nice. I've always been a sucker for elves. They really do look great on the tabletop. When I'm done my Frostgrave foray, I will have to get one.

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It would have been nice to have a 50/50 split between archers & swordsmen, but then again it seems as they are releasing them with battle companies in mind (if memory serves, there is a bow-limit of 33%)?

I've heard previously that 'no more plastics' is the case with LOTR, so a good deal on the warbands is still better than no deal at all (& if possible, then the spearmen could be weapon converted into additional sword/bow troops).
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I pre-ordered my war band on the 18th and my Elves arrived today. Not bad at all, only 9 days from pre-order to delivery, and with a major US holiday in between....

And now an order for a 2nd war band is on my screen and only a click away, and my will power is fading fast - lol

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Here in Japan, the new price works out as £60 for 12, which believe it or not is a slight improvement, making them the equivalent of what most other countries were paying before.
I don’t wish to be negative, but they don’t make it easy, do they?
Collecting for those living outside of the UK is a pretty expensive proposition. Still, I may bite.
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Here in Japan, the new price works out as £60 for 12, which believe it or not is a slight improvement, making them the equivalent of what most other countries were paying before.
I don’t wish to be negative, but they don’t make it easy, do they?
Collecting for those living outside of the UK is a pretty expensive proposition. Still, I may bite.


That sucks, and here I am still sulking at forgeworld being expensive.

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not to stir up trouble, but GW have launched a survey on warhammer community website ; I would encourage everyone to go online and have their say (good & bad) about the current hobby climate.
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Did the survey. Some of my answers are pretty funny. Chaos gods? No, I fight for and against the Dark Lord Sauron, the true lord of Chaos.

If you click on pre-order, there are some nice bundles to get/give from/to your loved ones this Christmas season. I hope they stay into the new year, as there are a few that appeal to me.

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Yeah, the bundles are nice. I don't understand why they cost the same as getting the models individually, though.
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So its all live now, the bundles offering no discount is really stupid. I notice the hobbit one lists the models as resin, does this mean the non-bundle ones are?

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Ergh. Might've been interested in the bundles if they were discounted...
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I may be wrong, but maybe there was a mistake by GW staff? I saw the bundles on saturday morning (& thought no discount was odd, based on their move with the resin warbands) ; just checked their site now and the bundles have disappeared completely??

I would guess that either some overzealous person hit the wrong button at their end & promoted these items before they were ready / priced correctly or... they've sold so many on pre-order they've had to take them down temporarily to fulfill the orders they have before advertising them once more?
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