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Old 27 Sep 2005, 20:19   #1 (permalink)
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I've always wondered this. How come Tau tanks, being the Devilfish and Hammerhead, cost $40 yet a Leman Russ costs $20. Is it because tanks are more major in an IG army than the Tau and more are needed, or is there a conspiracy here?
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Guard tanks are very simple in design, having changed little from second Edition.

Tau are new, and new = expensive.
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Old 27 Sep 2005, 21:00   #3 (permalink)
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So are the Guard the cheapest in money to complete then?
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Not when you consider the sheer number of infantry you have to get to make up your points quota, unless you doctrinize them to Moloch and back.

And where are you getting these figures from? Around here in Canada the Russ is the same price as the Hammerhead ($55) and the Chimera and Devilfish are also tied for 10 dollars less.
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Chimeras and Devilfish are both £18 here, and £20 for Leman Russ and Hammerheads.

Don't know what shop you go to, but that is certainly cheap for tanks!

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Old 27 Sep 2005, 21:55   #6 (permalink)
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It is from GW's website. :-\
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 01:24   #7 (permalink)
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Which one? If you look at the prices on different countries sites skews the prices you see as well.
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No wonder. I was looking at the UK site, Since the IG use so many tanks, wouldn't it be fair for them to decrease the prices for the tanks a little.
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You obviously don't understand GW. Just because IG generally use more tanks means nothing to them bar higher profits!

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Old 28 Sep 2005, 19:57   #10 (permalink)
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It is simple econonomics. If something is bought more often and it is $40, they make a higher profit. Therefore. If they lowered the prices to $30, they will have made just as much money as if less people bought at $40. Now, they have an increased chance to have a larger volume of consumers buying that particular item, therefore increasing profits.

You see? If the army list allows more tanks and tanks are extremely important to IG, a larger volume of IG tanks will be bought than say...a Monolith. If more are needed, more will be bought.
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