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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

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This one looks much more interesting than the last one. I might get this to supplement what I have, which is an Ulthewe force, or a very small part of one.

The far seer won't be super useful but the rest of it is great.

Even without the farsser it is about $125 USD worth of figures retail from GW. A couple of these would get you a decent starter Iyanden force.

The H Man11 Oct 2017 6:08 p.m. PST

Just remember, this is not cheap, it's that their usual retail is expensive.

As with most companies they charge more profit on multiple items and, comparatively, less on a bulk item like this.

You may be able to sell off the unneeded figures cheap and thus reduce the price further.

Nice to see the wave serpent (or was that originally from the bike?) Window design still being used. Upside down, inside out..

Syrinx011 Oct 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

Never did get into Eldar. Too pretty. I remain an IG guy.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

I have to at least acknowledge that GW is reducing the cost of their multi-unit kits.

There was a long stretch of time where there was no discount to buying a "battlebox" (or whatever they were called) and buying all the component models separately.

Good to see they changed their mind.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

They have reduced the price of the multi-unit kits considerably. The price per unit or figure is actually cheap when buying these Start Collecting boxes.

For a couple of dreadnought sized figures, a character and 5 other figures with a variety of options and pieces, $85 USD is a very good price.

The H Man11 Oct 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

Boxed sets are good. But, again I would not call it cheap, but the alternative expensive.

While it's good to see sets with commanders and such (nothing new, i guess) but does it not create a glut second market of them?

As pics said, he doesn't really need the far seer. So one could buy it cheap instead of perhaps buying a single model from gw. They may be different? But it's tomato tomato to a gamer on a budget. i wander if adding comnanders hurts single figure sales? I would think it must especially if the box set is cheaper, lots of existing collectors may buy one and sell the commander.

Garand12 Oct 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Keep in mind that the Farseer can also be built as a Warlock, so it is a bit more useful…

Damon.

The H Man12 Oct 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

I can't see many people building an army using this box alone, like with a box of grunts. Though some people may. This may account for the added command figure, as you may only buy one or two boxes.

Still it has to impact single figure sales. Then again it must impact sales of all the figures inthe box. But this could help save shelf space in their tiny shops.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 6:12 p.m. PST

Oh, I didn't realize that. That does make the set much more useful. This box would be great for building an army, especially for people wanting to build and Iyanden army, it is almost all you would need for most of the force.

Garand13 Oct 2017 9:00 a.m. PST

Hoping the new codex allows Wraithguard to be core again somehow. "Ghost" armies are one of my favorite themes for Eldar…

Damon.

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