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I think given the price of FW
miniatures and their lack of accessibility compared to the standard range, 30k is always going to remain fairly niche.
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Disagree, if the support isn't stepped up HH
will become even more of a smaller following. Its evolving into the gen y equivilent of tabletop historicals that boomers are into, an ever shrinking neiche. Plastic vechicles and plastics for general HH
infantry at sensible prices are sorely needed more than a big rules re-vamp. If HH
is in the same price range as main 40k, many plastic kits and is welcomed in offical GW
hss a chance to live again. Its not complicated to fix it just needs to happen right now.
I think that the '30k' concept and gaming is interesting enough that it will survive. If you think that it started in the late 00's with no specialist rules or miniature support whatsoever. Literally everything that was made was conversion from other GW
pieces, garage casting and some other smaller companies that started on the periphery.
But the idea of wanting to play in that setting, something the same as but markedly different from 40k, was so cool that people made that effort.
I agree that the FW
pricing currently probably acts as a barrier, but I think it's probably plain to see that GW
view this as a specialist/niche system (mostly played by veterans who have higher disposable income) and it probably doesn't make sense to have it as a 'competitor' and potentially confuse people coming into the game that want to play 40k.
PS - More than just boomers are into historicals, could do without stereotyping there
as a competition to 40k dosn't matter. Marine sales are marine sales regardless of period, revenue is revenue. HH
to historical comparison is a fair one. While historicals may not be expensive, accessibility, model quality/ availability, community building are issues both face. I know people that could afford to do HH
here in OZ but I have no good arguments why they should bother with one HH
army when they could buy two 40k ones all in plastic for the same money and immediately have a wider player community to engage with from the start. There is absolutely no difference for people like that to spend that kind of money on one HH
army or 2 40k ones. Cheaper HH
means one HH
and one 40k army instead. More HH
support still sees money on GW
's coffers and a more diverse community that can grow off each other.