Re: [Epic] The Atmosphere of the 40K universe

From: Dirk Vormann <>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 10:27:04 +0200 (MESZ)

> >Changing to lighter background seems to have been done in order to reduce
> >the average age of new players.
> >(Imagine 10-12 year old human beings reading about the old dark empire!)
> >
> I understand that they've done it to appeal to a younger audience, but that
> begs the question: Why??? They should know that younger people can't afford
> the prices for the number of mini's that you'll need. Hell I can't even
> afford the ones I really need (after all I can't afford to pay the $300+
> that I still need for a good Marine force and that's AFTER I've got 2
> Tactical Sq., 2 Terminator Sq., and all my characters). If they lowered the
> price of the miniatures (you can stop laughing maniacally now) I could
> understand it, but as is? Nope. Total contradition in goals. They can either
> get younger players or lots of money. They shouldn't be able to do both. But
> somehow they're managing it and the older more mature audience is getting
> shafted on both ends of the deal.
The kids cannot afford the prices but their parents can.


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