The Indomitus Fallout. Answers to What Happened


The Indomitus Boxset is a limited, well very limited boxset that might take some work at this point to get a hold of. However, it appears that a 9th Edition Starter Set is still coming. Not only that but the miniatures in the Indomitus Boxset are not exclusive and will be coming in future releases.



Personally I think this is common sense that we will see a smaller version of Indomitus as a starter set coming. It will not include the exclusive rulebook and may hopefully have a smaller rule booklet inside.

Right now there are quite a few really pissed off people on the availability of the Indomitus Boxset. There could be a plethora of unknowns as to the reasoning of what happened, but I have some insight to what happened from someone that knows.

Here is the relevant part of a communication this morning.
Regarding the Indomitus Boxset

"the rule book is the only exclusive in the box, all models from Indomitus will be available in the new starter or easy to build kits."

"local stores bought up most of the supply to resell on eBay. That is why they cut the amount they could order"

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  1. Figures. If GW isn't the one price gouging then some other fuck on eBay is.

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  2. Probably not at the same price point though. I didn't really care about the rule book, I was just trying to save some cash. 200 bucks wasn't a bad deal for all those models, but I doubt they'll sell it for that cheap again.

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  3. I hope GW gets pissed enough at the scalpers stealing their potential profits to actually address this going forward. That markup on the resale is just lost revenue for them.

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    1. If GW wanted to get back at scalpers they would not take returns after a set time period on new releases and then make an additional run.... forcing scalpers to sell at cost

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    2. That's not how scalping works. If GW priced the boxsets at $300 there would be less hype. If they priced them at the $500 more than a few sold for, there'd be negative hype and they'd be stuck with dead stock.

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    3. This is actually an interesting economic problem, plenty of research into it. Normally the company (or often band/singer) can't charge the scalpers price because of the societal response to that (e.g dissonance about the greed of something you like) and subsequent backfire.

      It's why bands, sports events etc have put a lot of effort into stopping scalpers.

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  4. Does this mean there will be more boxes on release day in stores?

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    1. Nope. The only stores that will have stock available in-house on release day are those that didn't already commit to pre-sale orders.

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    2. Allegedly stores who committed and locked in sets with gw sales reps had their quantities slashed. Theory being that gw decided to sell those boxes online for a higher margin.

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  5. Ah thats sad. Well it was until I realized I'm not a space marine or necron collector. But I did feel fomo when I saw how much was included for that price. That box set was a steal. I think thats the consensus of most of us who missed out.

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  6. There isn't a fallout. They are even going the extra mile to make sure everyone can get one: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/07/13/missed-indomitus-well-make-you-one/

    Jeez people. Anything to blame GW for your own lack of information, patience, and/or responsibility.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that link (so I didn't have to!) It may go a long way towards cooling some jets.

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    2. That post was made on 13 July, two days after the ridiculous nonsense that was the pre-sale release date. Also, reading the article itself demonstrates GW's continued complete lack of awareness of what happened: The article reads as if the majority of sets were purchased by diehard fans rather than assholes at retail outlets now selling dozens of copies on eBay for a 100% (or higher) mark up.

      Yes, it's fantastic that GW is trying to make this right for the customers that were screwed on Saturday. But if you think this was part of their original plan and not simply a response to the tremendous backlash they've faced for 48 hours, you're nuts. This is damage control, pure and simple. Again, it's great that we can now order the set, and I sincerely hope this is something GW plans to continue for upcoming limited release sets, because it is literally the only way to stop the scalpers. Hopefully enough people are finding this information before they spend $350 - 600 buying from an asshole.

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  7. They've announced they're making them made to order.

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  8. Made to order! Brilliant move by GW. Hope it makes people happy

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  9. The Indomitus set is now Made To Order.

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    1. Considering the problems, this is a good response inho.

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  10. Well, half my prediction is wrong.

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  11. People freaking out about points cost changes except...

    1) GW told us points were going up. So in context, freak-outs are the definition of lacking context.
    2) Units are including weapons now. So Dark Reapers have a higher base cost, but with weapons are only 1 point different than 8th edition, for example.

    Stop it. All points costs changed to balance accordingly with a general increase.

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    1. Goonhammer did a breakdown on the point changes, they explain what works and what doesn't, in many cases they have just increased points without any balancing. Some won, some were fine others got screwed over by the points.

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  12. They just released this set as a made to order item in the store

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  13. Can you still order through your local flg, or is this gw online only?

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    1. FLGS can provide it, but they don't get it at the wholesale rate so its only 10% off from what I can see.

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  14. I think the local stores selling on Ebay is a bit of a crock tbh, if they had proof they'd be kicked off the trade programme. Personally I think these should have been direct only anyway with starter sets etc going to FLGS when they're released. At least GW could have better controlled the spread to individuals. At £125 UK Price, people would have still snapped them all up. Might be a bit of a contraversial statement considering the current economic climate and reliance on FLGS in some areas to push the products but it was a limited launch box of their new edition so I think they were well in their rights to.

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