Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gencon: Games Workshop

by SandWyrm

Some line...
Two years ago, GW had a booth that was nothing but blank cardboard boxes. With only the backs of their crew's t-shirts to tell you who they were. Last year, they did much better, with a nice booth, a large Apoc diorama, and a case of new products. This year though, they've fallen about half-way back to the cardboard box level. Gotta cut those costs I guess.





Gaming-wise, 40K has a better showing than last year. There was a 6-table Apoc game set up.







 Spag was also running a small 40K tournament. Which is at least more than they had last year.


I'm surprised he didn't bring the Indy Open terrain boards. That pink is pretty harsh to look at. Still, he got the job done, and I'm sure GW didn't offer him any support for his trouble.


6 comments:

  1. I wonder who GW got to run the booth with all the employee cuts. Maybe they just closed an local stores and told the employees to go to the con to man the booth. I like the line starts here sign without any line.

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    1. It really does look like a collection of standard GW store displays. Maybe they pulled in a bunch of regional managers to out to fill the booth. Hope none of the one-man store guys gets sick in this half of the country, there won't be anyone around to fill in this week. :)

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    2. GW Abolished the Retail Regional Managers, the Continental Manager (NA, EU, UK) now has direct control. I also think trade sales were reorganized into a single division out of the UK so now the NA manger might have no reasons at all not to undermine trade accounts.

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    3. "The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.
      ...That's impossible! How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?
      The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station."

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  2. There was the big tyranid apoc game last year two. It seemed about roughly the same size. I need to figure out how to get involved in that one year.

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  3. Aah, the 'bandy legged bio-titan'. I look forward to solving this particular design flaw in the near future.

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