Saturday, 17 September 2011

Dreadfleet: Why should I care?

So, GW is releasing Dreadfleet.

Well, that's... cool?

I don't play fantasy, because the world doesn't excite me as much as the Grimdark does, and I just don't have the assets to invest in both. (Hell, I don't even have the assets to invest in one, right now.) I can't use the pieces as is, nor do they look like promising conversion parts. So, I ask again, why should I care? The game is over $100, so should I shell out that kind of cash for something I'm indifferent too, that has NO crossover potential to anything I care about?

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the fantasy die-hards out there are squeeing with joy. But this isn't BFG, which was supposed to be a line in its own right. It's a limited release board game. There's NO future support coming for it. My best guess is that it's some sort of grab for attention for Fantasy, just like Storm of Magic.

But Games Workshop hasn't given me a reason to care.

I don't really get it.


  1. Pretty much feel the same why. Blood bowl would have been cool as they have rules for new teams which they could have done in the box set.

  2. I get It, there are many reasons for it to exist, I have little interest in fantasy myself but 1. It's seemingly Phil Kellys pet project so it's bound to be good 2. Its something different and possibly actually fun from GW

    I'm glad its not a supported system as Like you I have neither the time resources or inclination for that.

    I think the models are brilliant, however I think warhammer quest would have been a better plug for fantasy.

  3. Well as you've read my thoughts over on my blog Abakus you might want to read this from a New Zealander:

    Now that is brutally harsh. Also hi Sorrowshard, just noticed you live in Solihull. I'm wandering whether or not you're the guy I spoke to in the Solihull GW with Rich about Infinity. If not nevermind. ;)