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BBC Article: Why are grown men still launching tabletop war?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:55 am 
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So BBC seems to set it's sights on our "beloved" 28mm grimdark minis.

Warhammer 40,000 - set in a science fantasy universe - has just turned 25. Why are grown men still launching tabletop war?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17274186


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:13 am 
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I wouldn't have said it put it in a bad light really, nothing like that Greek one last year that made us out to be Nazis & future serial killers.

Looks like the BBC can't escape the trolls either. Also one of the comments is from Rick Priestley...


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But chief executive officer Mark Wells emails me about the claim of price exploitation. "That would go against everything we stand for. It's just not in our nature," he writes.


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I was having a look at GW's half-yearly accounts recently (thinking vaguely about investing), their operating profits are actually only 10% on miniature sales. I don't think that's too huge a margin if I'm honest. Those stores, design overheads etc are expensive. In fact a third of their profits came from royalties, which I was very surprised by.


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You have to realise that the BBC is losing eye-balls due to the increasingly sensationalist press, but can't jump on that bandwagon as they are (technically) government funded and impartial. So, we get this instead. An article like this comes out every couple of years and the same ground is trod. Ignore it. It will go away.

I did like this comment, though:

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I was having a look at GW's half-yearly accounts recently (thinking vaguely about investing), their operating profits are actually only 10% on miniature sales. I don't think that's too huge a margin if I'm honest. Those stores, design overheads etc are expensive. In fact a third of their profits came from royalties, which I was very surprised by.


Yeah, my Games Workshop shares have risen by over 40% in value over the years and they do pretty nice dividends too.

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Well ... I like painting and organizing my Armies ... let a lone playing ... It's cheaper than golf (or maybe not ?!) and other "adult" hobbies/pass times ...


I'm screwed. Last week I sampled all three of the above entertainments :(.

People, please buy more miniatures.

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[/quote]

I'm screwed. Last week I sampled all three of the above entertainments :(.

People, please buy more miniatures.[/quote]
Not surprised on the first comment ... ;D And I plan on doing the later ... ;)

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CS quotes C.S. :)
Nice quote that..


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