|Message from me to me.|
JJ typing, some of you may know I hate Space Marines. They get all the coolest toys. They get the lowest point cost to damage output in the game. Really it comes down to the nepotism GW has towards their men in power armour.
Before I begin this rant at 1:49am Thurs night/Fri morning. Let's remind everyone or provide a refresher course over the last three codexes. I say three because Dark Angels was the second codex introduction to 6th ed. Which some may remember purchasing the Nephilim Jetfighter the same night the codex was released. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Three codexes we can remember them. Chaos Daemons, Tau and Eldar. We don't need to belittle each others intellect by pointing out the blatantly obvious. Or even asking them to google shipment issues of models, even codexes not being available on the release date. We've read those forums, blogs and other forms of typed diarrhea. What we know from going to our gaming stores and reading online is that as the Xenos codexes were released the models became more infrequent. In some cases the codexes didn't arrive at the store. Personally that was very upsetting.
Now there are many proponents that will happily, gleefully, even cheerfully say "GW has learned from the poor release of the last three codexes. They prepared for Space Marines," or "Yes shipping problems happen. GW can't be held liable for shipping companies not getting the package to the store on time," even "GW admitted there was an issue with models and attempted to compensate for higher density markets while regrettably letting other markets not get product." I will not bore you with more examples when you've heard and read them all. Let's shift the topic to possibly, admittedly not so, a lighter subject than GW hates xenos.
GW LOVES Space Marines. Much the same way I Love Ronan Harris. My Love will easily/reluctantly admit my screaming that to him at every concert. GW LOVES Space Marines so much that I'm not the first nor the last to mention that there will be no shortage of codexes or models (/shudders at the thought of anyone buying those disgusting Centurian models), hell even psychic power cards. I called my FLGS (Favourite Local Gaming Store) on Tues and asked the chief in charge Dave to pre-order Codex Space Marines. His answer "Of course." We know each other. Quick tangent. As a customer it is your duty to treat the places you patron with respect. Off that tangent. I forgot the psychic cards until last night. Called and talked to the new guy, don't remember his name, and asked to pre-order the cards. GW LOVES Space Marines. Reason I put that in again is because it is the evening/dawn before our new crack release. Yet I am 100% confident that I will get the codex and cards tonight at midnight. Hell I'm willing to make such a claim as to say if I don't get the cards I will abort all current self-projects and move to Orcs for the remainder of the year. Which I've told many people that Orcs will be the last army I collect. Because I Hate Orcs that much.
Who's with me that there will be no magical Space Marine shortage? Who believes that Space Marines will suffer the same fate as Tau and Eldar? Who is so disconnected from our reality of 40k that they believe the models they want won't be available?
There is no argument that Space Marines are GWs bread and butter, even toast and jam. Despite the blogsphere saying xenos are more popular than ever on the table. Hell even the blogger that inspired me to start a blog Natfka has mentioned it will be good to Space Marines back on the table. If I had my way GW would choke on the lack of sales of their powered armour and wonder why nothing happened this weekend. Those aware of GWs website last weekend was temporarily down. This has been reported on many blogs including Natfka's. I went there to check out prices only to be Space Marine Blocked, akin to Cock Blocked which some would say is less painful or Orgasm Blocked (which apparently is fatal in specific situations). Was more than a little happy when I saw that GW website was down "due to maintenance." Yeah maintenance as in "Please throw hard cash at your screen while we enjoy your feeble attempts to buy paper." Won't go into why we trade paper which we attribute value for paper which we deem is more valuable to us. That is an entire different topic which requires a different post and forum all together. Getting back to the point. If you believe GW doesn't LOVE Space Marines and there will be a shortage I invite you to your FLGS at midnight or whenever they open Sat morning to see the barely manageable chaos that is Space Marine 6th ed release. Oh, bring cash because like many of you I'll be practically drooling all night til that codex is in my grubby paws. Let's use a quote from Metallicas former bassist: "Yes, We Sell Out --- Every Seat In The House" Jason Newstead. F you, Jason! Much like Henry Rollins. After angrily typing up my 'First Impressions' of the Space Codex I'll very quickly be in the bathroom angrily showering my filthy carcass for selling out.
Getting back to the Dark Angels codex. Does anyone remember product shortage when it was released? My store, Fantasy Flight, didn't have any. Now daemons, tau and eldar. It only got worse as the deeper GW went with the xenos. For daemons FF received plenty of plastic. Tau: some normal units no Riptides. Eldar: not even the codex. I can smell the BS in the air that Space Marines will land without an issue. I look forward to handing Dave a bottle of cider while he stands behind boxes of GW Space Marine crap wondering where's Toto.
It is 2:26am Thurs night/Fri morning let's close this post appropriately. Thank you GW for the quick releases of codexes. I've always dreamed of this since second ed. Please don't take thunder away from Eldar 6th ed. I know it's in your nature. Please resist it this one time.
Oh, prediction. Almost forgot that. Master of the Forge will still allow dreadnoughts to be pulled from Elite and Heavy. Whereas codex after codex has not been given something similar. Which don't get me wrong is ideal for my next, well tenth, army. Six dreadnoughts in drop pods coming down in turn one making the opposing player wanting to change their diaper. Now that is what I'm talking about.
Space Marines please die in a fire, eat a knife and drink razor blades. Do something other than push codex creep further. Resist your nature scorpion. Don't string the fox as it swims you across the river.
p.s. requesting feedback from you 40k'ers.
|Regarding the accents on the Wave Serpents. What do you think. Yellow or Bone for panels? Bottom hull is desert highlighted bone.|