Monday, August 9, 2010
The Forgeworld Wish List
So I know there is a lot of love that we the 40k gaming community have for this company, and of course the hatred we have when they flaunt those beautiful models with the price tag that would make a flash git cry. Having choices ranging from simple accessories, to amazing looking single units, clear up to entire armies, it seems that this company has everything one could wish for. Or do they?
I have been pondering a few little models that they have as a starting point for the next army I may start, but as of right now I'm not happy. I haven't found any real must have units for a long time. I know there are things that I wish could be on there from some of the fluff, as well as the chance for them to make beautiful models for older units (the old GW Sword Brethren models still look great, but having new resin ones would make me a very happy panda... in fact any real Templar options besides doors would be great), and other older types like the warp spiders, and perhaps more Necron love than just the pylon (which require more to be constructed of course).
And of course we all know that there are certain armies that seem to be the very core of this company's being. For instances... Orks. It seems the line up for their production is something along the lines of Orks, Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, Orks, Orks, Space Marines, Orks, Orks, Tau, Orks, Orks, Orks, Space Marines, Orks, Orks, Orks, Orks... Orks.
I know they have some fun features to look at, and each bit has a story to tell... but I think they have more than enough options as it is I would personally like to see some armies out there get something other than one or two options, of which one or both of which being rhino doors.
Then there are some options that are now just not really worth it. That's right, I'm looking at you Eldar! With the new Prism/Spinner boxes put out by GW (which are beautiful!) these Forgeworld alternatives are only expensive bad decisions. For a quick comparison, let's take a look
Now while the Forgeworld option doesn't look "bad" it's more expensive, more hassle, and in my opinion not even as good looking as the new plastic version. And the Spinner isn't the only unit that felt this hit. This means that many of the options for Eldar are just not worth the time (baring the amazing looking Avatar).
As it all comes down to what they decide to make next, we can only hope it will be for our army. Their recent production of older marine armor is a great chance for those pre-heresy armies to get some accurate models. But I really hope it is over soon, and the production of more usable and varied units hits us soon.
Do you have any hopes for future Forgeworld merchandise? My personal hope is for just about anything Black Templar related, as I think Forgeworld could make a beautiful character or unit regardless. But, until they do, I can only hope.