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Old 08 Aug 2008, 15:03   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/ca...Id=prod1560027

That is a bit expensive for 5 Characters, 13 men, and a Drop Pod. I doubt you are saving much.

EDIT- Gah! They messed up the release date on me! Its now the 20th of Sept.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 15:49   #2 (permalink)
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it's nice...but ALL the new veterans are metal too. why do so many vets??? i think it's enough as it is already, and when these are metall too. very un-neccessery in my opinion.

i might get this box, but still might not. it's very tempting with the dex, the drop pod and the bikes. all early!. but yet, theres so much stuff i don't need. and it's expensive.

the spearhead boxes are not even close to as tempting as the megaforce boxes was.....
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 17:18   #3 (permalink)
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I agree. And what happened to the limited edition model that you always got?
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 18:15   #4 (permalink)
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The whole point of a spearhead is you get the stuff early, not cheaper. There's no discount on a spearhead, at least not in the UK. It's specifically for those who can't live without it. I've ordered mine, but then, I get a discount anyway :P
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 19:14   #5 (permalink)
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It's tempting, maybe if I feel like spending my paycheck on it.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 23:07   #6 (permalink)
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$244 seems a bit excessive, even for a spearhead. There's literally nothing in it! No, you aren't supposed to be able to make an army with the spearhead, but that's still $244 for what, 19 models?

Does the drop pod cost $100?
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i mean that is seriously the most pointless box I have ever seen. I could get a 1000 point blood angel army for less than that price.I mean I would rather have a $90 set with 4 assult squads makes way more sense than that. Also i doubt this has a s good box art as all the things individually so your getting a worse value. As all of the sets battleforces seem to have.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 23:59   #8 (permalink)
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Well, like it's been said, that's not the point. The spearhead's purpose is ONLY so you can get the new models and codex before everyone else does. It isn't meant to have a good "value" like other box sets, it isn't meant to start or expand an army like the other ones are.

That said, it's still a horrible set and $244 is ludicrous.
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Old 09 Aug 2008, 00:48   #9 (permalink)
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...so I wonder what this is, do people willfully ignore what's been said just so they can go on about how stupid the contents of the box are? :P

That's not the point! The SPEARHEADS are box sets they release that include one of each of the new releases and the rules, that is it. They aren't meant to be full armies, they aren't even meant to be a good starting point or even a decent expansion, the only reason the spearhead exists is for those people who REALLY REALLY REALLY want the new models and will (obviously) pay out the ass so they can brag about getting them before everyone else.

There aren't any scoring units because they didn't do a new SM troops box. There are Ultramarines and Crimson Fists characters because they're new models and the spearhead has all the new models in it. Make sense now?

And like I said before, even with all that in mind, I still think it sucks.
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Old 09 Aug 2008, 06:08   #10 (permalink)
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When you consider that both the vets would cost 35 USD each (at least), plus the characters at 15 USD and probably at least 20 USD for the tecchy (if not more), 45 USD for the bikes and 22 USD for the 'dex, and 30 USD for the pod you get 247 USD. So they're not charging you anything extra.

Honestly, I'm definitely getting this. A cool new pod, plus the vets and the dex sweeten any deal. Plus, there are some sweet looking character models that simply beg to get a great paintjob.

All of a sudden, I hate being in Canada...
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