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Old 22 May 2008, 13:51   #1 (permalink)
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Regular visitors to the site will have noticed a lack of updates recently. This has been because of some behind-the-scenes changes that are now slowly coming to fruition.

As American readers will probably already know, there’s a brand new Games Workshop website that’s gone live recently. This is just the first stage of a global web launch. As part of that plan Games Workshop’s Specialist Game support will be integrated the new site, giving it a much more prominent status than the range currently has.

There’s also other changes afoot – the recent global range review that has been carried out means that Specialist Games products are now widely available in all parts of the world. A feat that has eluded us until now as the many hobbyists in Australia will attest to. We’re also building the range back up again, with Blood Bowl players being the first to gain with team booster packs that will be coming in July. Theses are 4-man blisters with a selection of positional players allowing you modify your teams. There’ll also be a Goblin Secret Weapons blister for all you cheeky greenskin players. The other Specialist Games will also get similar packs in the future.

The new website has no forum provision, however, as these areas on the current site have developed a community and unique character of their own they are also moving to a new home. Under the guidance of Lex (the head-moderator) and with invaluable help from EpiCom’s Cybershadow the forums will be migrating to a new place with the only difference being a change to the URL. Many of the Moderators and Answer-Mods who look after the forum on a voluntary basis will be also making the move to the Specialist Games forum’s new home. I wish all who post and sail in her well!

So, there’s loads happening for the Specialist Games and more to come in the future. However, this point effectively ends the “Fanatic” era of support. This website will no longer be updated as all future material will be published on the new sites. On behalf of Jervis and myself I’d like to thank all the contributors, Fanatic team members from the past (Steve, you're still remembered), and, most importantly, you – the players of the Specialist Games.

For now,
Andy @ Fanatic
US one has already gone..
I've just downloaded all the rulebooks and stuff in case they never get put back up
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Old 22 May 2008, 14:14   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like they keep shafting the Specialist games
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Old 22 May 2008, 14:33   #3 (permalink)
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wait, do this means they discontinue specialist games or....do the specialist games get More support now?
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Old 22 May 2008, 14:53   #4 (permalink)
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Dunno, but im going to dwon load all the rule books pronto
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Old 22 May 2008, 14:55   #5 (permalink)
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Well it's being implemented into the GW site, we've seen the US one and it's lack of articles.. does this mean the end for all the specialist games articles?
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Old 22 May 2008, 15:23   #6 (permalink)
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Good luck, brothers!
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/co...atId=cat410008

Here's all of the old PDFs! ;D

I think that GW is trying to bring all of the specialist games back, personally. After looking through the new site, you notice that you can buy everything normally and they get better pages than before. right now they're lacking in the on-site fluff, but everything that seasoned gamers need is still there!
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Old 22 May 2008, 16:14   #7 (permalink)
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Everything about the new website has an "early stages" kind of feel. So far, I think this is overall better for the Specialist Games, and it's still in the early stages. I think that if/when Planetary Assault(or whatever it's called) comes out BFG will at least get a cursory mention.
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Old 22 May 2008, 20:55   #8 (permalink)
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If they still get the attention from Andy then they'll still be updated and looked after, if it's left to the other monkies who run the site then we might as well wave bye bye now :P
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If they remove the free rulebooks, updates and erratas, they are going to lose a massive amount of respect, and money. I'm not going to pay money for Warmaster models if I can't get the rules for free. :
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Old 22 May 2008, 22:01   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah and I'm not paying £25 for an out of date rule book, we all know how weak the rules can be for specialist games at times, that's why there's a faq each year :P
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