Hot on the heels of the decision to ban sales of GW products between hemispheres is GW latest round of price increases. This means that not only are New Zealand gamers going to forced to buy locally at prices that are 40-50% higher than what we paid when ordering online from the UK, but now those prices are going up even further. Average increase appears to be around 10% but some items are going up more.
So what do we have? A brand new edition of Warhammer, lots of new books, lots of new models most in smaller unit sizes and all at a higher cost. These costs will only get worse outside the US once you add on shipping, exchange rate fluctuations and mark ups from the various businesses that come between GW and the local retailer.
For a list of some of the price changes and a link to the rest check out Bell of Lost Souls
Lucky for me I spent up large recently (inc. a last order with Maelstrom today) and have all of the Dwarf and High Elf models I need, but this news kills off any ideas I did have about starting a third army, at least in the short term (right now a 2nd FOW army looks more likely, maybe). Not sure what the long-term effects of these recent events will be. The rage posting has already started on various forums with people yelling I QUIT as loudly as possible, which personally I think is a bit stupid but hey people need to vent.
Some guys will quit and switch to other games most i suspect will keep playing because like me, they love collecting and painting the models, love the fluff and new rules for 8th and really really enjoy playing the game. I just wont be buying as much as often as I used to, at least not brand new anyway.