Well GW have dropped a bomb (for some) or the expected outcome for many of the End Times that 50% Lords & Heroes is now official. I’m not going to get into how it will affect the game, but certainly from a selling models perspective it seems like a good move. “Little Timmy” wants to be able to use his Glotkin to stomp his mate in normal Warhammer. The Glotkin is cool let’s sell more of those.. $100 for a box of 5 men.. harder sell to the mum etc.
This also has another effect, you need less models now to put a legal army on the table. Let’s look at the humble battalion box, I’ll choose HE’s because that is the army I play:
What you get In the box:
8 Silverhelms = 262 points F/C
16 Archers = 190 points F/C
16 Spearmen = 189 points F/C plus a 15 point banner
Tiranoc Chariot = 70 points special
So with that one purchase you have 641 points of core. So for that one investment you have your core sorted up to 2400 points. You can now go crazy on adding a dragon or two and two and you have an army you can put on the table. No need to worry about making up the remaining 25% you normally would have with special/rare Timmy can now skip that section and put all his cool models on the table.
And regardless of we’d like to think GW clearly wants to sell you more models. Core boxes and special etc. clearly not selling as well. I mean if you are a kid wanting to start and Empire army and you want to buy 40 men on foot for a 300 point unit? That is $$$ but if you can just fill it with characters makes things easier. Cool lords and heroes? Obviously are. Does it make for a better game? Probably not but as GW keep telling us that is not their primary goal.
Just a quick post from me but have at it!