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Details on this Week's 40k Releases


This coming weekend we have 4 known release from Games Workshop, both the Clan Raukaan hardback release and its limited edition, along with two pieces of terrain/ fortifications. While the details on the codex supplement we already know, lets take a look at both the Quake Cannon Craters and the Void Shield Generator. These are some surprising releases beyond what they first appear.

First off, the flexibility of the Quake Cannon Craters sounds very intriguing, and looks to be a great value at $37. The fact that it can be used in multiple ways as craters or barricades, shows some good design and thought behind what could be simply looked at as another set of craters.

The Void Shield Generator is the most shocking. At first it was that this was going to be a limited edition kit. While recovering from that, we learned that it was coming to us at $100. A little overwhelming perhaps for a standard plastic kit like we are used to seeing. However as we are about to learn, its made of a hard resin. This is interesting to see from Games Workshop, and I will be very interested to see how this one turns out.

These must still be considered rumors, until we get an official announcement or release.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Void Shield Generator.
Limited edition - 1000 copies numbered in fancy box
Made of 10 hard resin pieces, and extremely detailed. Its a square structure with a platform on which emerges 4 towers with the void shield generator in the center of them. The structure looks as tall and wide as a bastion.
Its listed at $100

Quake Cannon Craters.
These are plastic, and come with 4 craters. Each of the craters come in two halves, so that they can be pulled apart and used as a rough battlefield barricade using battlefield debris as a wall. There is a lot of detail and wreckage on these, and being able to use them as a barricade of sorts makes them nice.
Listed at $37


From earlier today
Pre-Orders March 22nd Released March 29th
Void Shield Generator $100
Quake Cannon Crater $37
Clan Raukaan $49.50 (online only)
Clan Raukaan Limited Edition $90 (online only)

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  1. Going to need some piccys me thinks! Both the generator and the new craters are sounding pretty interesting and a new turn it GW start using a new material other than plastic. Perhaps their new finecast replacement?

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  2. at US$100 that's the same price as the LTD edition Crimson Slaughter book, for folks this side of the pond UK60.

    I don't think that's hugely out of whack for a resin building of that kind of size, certainly on par with FW pricing - so it's all down to pics for me!

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    1. Nope, the realms of battle pieces are way bigger and only cost about 20$ more.

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  3. Did they make it resin so they could charge it so much? All other terrains are plastic and i don't think it was impossible to make this one too.
    Are they so greedy?

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    1. I get the impression (fnarrrr) that designing & constructing resin moulds are a simpler/cheaper job than plastic so GW opted to run a 1,000 resin casts.

      Pretty simple choice really: buy them or don't. Not much to complain about seeing as you're not forced to...

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    2. As Mauler said, plastic kits cost a fortune to tool for, whereas I can pull molds for resin in my kitchen.

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    3. Simple answer as usual and repeated once again: you don't like it don't buy it. It is not a matter of buying it or not,most persons that complain here about the price are WORRIED about the future of its favourite model maker. I complain because every time I see a model that is crazy overpriced I feel like they are doing things wrong, and that their greed is so blatant that lots of persons are beginning to feel disgusted with them... this is the worst thing that can happen to a company that sell products that you must LOVE to own and should make you feel special for owning such good things. You don't feel special when the company don't give a damn for what you need.

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  4. Sounds like they just have a load of unused resin they want to get rib of now that finecast has bombed. So make a mould of someones scratch built generator, charge £60 a shot and thats £60k made from a load of raw materials that were just going to go to waste.

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    1. That sounds like a marvelous idea Phil. Tell me, have you ever considered a career with The Best Miniatures Company In The World (TM)...?

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  5. And when they finished those 1000 resin generatore what GW thinks us to do??? Play without it???
    This is the crappiest decision ever made by GW...

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    1. not ever, they have made worse decisions...

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    2. You could always make your own you know, It might even turn out looking cooler than what they put out. You know, the whole "hobbyist" side of the hobby?

      Just a friendly thought. :)

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    3. Or choosing a first chaos supplement to be black legion.

      Seriously they could have made CS to be the first supplement

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    4. But Daniil. If they made CS first, no one would have bought Black Legion. This way, a ton of people bought a really crappy supplement (myself not included) and then bought the really awesome one, too, when it came out.

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  6. Void Shield Generator - have we already seen this - the tile from Forgeworld that looks like Hoth?

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    1. Not even remotely, this looks more like a giant clockwork mechanicum tesla device then anything else.

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  7. Is this why they've stopped selling the moonscape terrain? Would have picked up a couple of sets if I'd known.

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    1. It is indeed why they stopped. The new ones will cost more, but will be tougher...

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