Re: [Epic] The spirit of the game

From: Henrik Lennartsson <henrik_at_...>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 14:01:12 +0100 wrote:
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> From: Philip Nixon
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> Subject: The spirit of the game
> Date: 1997-01-24 11:57
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> Having read Jervis statement on the mailing list with regard to the great
> Epic 40k debate , I would just like to ask this :
> Did anyone feel that he really side-stepped the point ?
> The bulk of his reply seemed to concentrate more on "the spirit of the
> game" rather than addressing the complaints from the players that their
> much loved Epic is being threatened.
> Let me expand on this .
> Any previous revamps since the plastic figures have not caused such
> debate , and it all lies in the new stand layout . "Your old stands will
> be fully compatible" , yet will this new long stand not increase the
> amount of ground covered by units , spreading them out and making them
> less vulnerable to barrages . An unfair advantage when playing someone
> with old-style stands.
> I was at my local Games Workshop store on games night and looked around .
> Nearly all the players there were aged 10 - 15 . Now us older hands with
> jobs might be ok , but what about these kids who have put up with
> creeping price rises in blister packs and gaming systems ? I presume of
> course that the new Epic 40k will be bumped up to the now standard �50 .
> Why ? Are these people not Games Workshop's market and therefore their
> future prosperity ? Are these price rises necessary , and are the MD's at
> GW keeping with the "spirit of the game" ?
> Please feel free to reply and agree or disagree with this . Also if
> anyone has any Chaos stuff they want shot of ....
> Regards
> Phil
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> Agree with you Phil, it�s us oldies who will get to invest in new troop-stands although we in many cases are satisfied whith what we got. Here in Sweden me and my friends Have bought a lot of plastic bases so we won�t be forced to let the old system be outdated because of GW profit hunger.

Judge Fire
Received on Fri Jan 24 1997 - 13:01:12 UTC

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