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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday... GW Execution Force


Ok so over the weekend mistakes happened as Junior twisted my rubber arm to pick up the new GW Execution Force board game. With the new plastic Assassins and older chaos models within.

I was a bit reluctant to pick it up thinking it was just the Assassins there, but then saw the 15 cultists, 3 marines and chaos lord included and thought it wasn't that bad of a deal in the end.

I mean you look at the individual parts..

Chaos Lord - 15 GBP
3x5 Cultists - 3 x 6 GBP = 18 GBP
3 Chaos Marines - 6 GBP

So just the Chaos portion is going to be cost you 39 GBP. Granted they are the 3 snap fit Chaos Marines, and the Cultists that came in the Dark Vengeance boxset. Maybe showing that they threw together some enemies to the Assassins from the "Doesn't sell well" collections.. but still not a terrible thing.

Then you get into the fact that it comes with the 4 new assassins.. which going by normal trends of miniatures from GW they would be probably 15 GBP a piece as well.. so that is another 60 GBP to add to the 39 already mentioned. And your already at 99 GBP worth of product for a game that retails for 75.

And of course there is also the actual contents of the game to go with it all..


All in all it wasn't really that bad of a buy. Considering that the cards and rulebooks are made of good quality as well. And the box is going to last long enough to store the pieces in afterwards for a good period of time.

Ruleswise of the game it seems pretty straight forward. I think it will become a bit easy in time to  manipulate, but there is still the element of luck ( or misfortune depending on who you are ) that goes alongside it.

Obviously since I just picked it up I was tempted to assemble the models to go alongside it all.




And the plan was then to play a game. Though family time, spring cleaning, and a few bottles of beer on the May Bank Holiday created other plans... but this week a game will be had with junior and we will see how well it goes up and plays.

Though smart on GW ( or crafty ) in that they put some extra rules etc into this weeks White Dwarf Weekly magazine, and Visions. So a looksie at those are in order as well.

Don't expect paint on them anytime soon though.. that will be longtime coming at the moment as I really should crack on with other projects these days.. but at least with Junior he won't mind that they are in base plastics at this point.

Anyone else pick it up? And what are your thoughts on it?

12 comments:

  1. The price is out of my league.

    But If you are happy with it fantastic. But for me far too expensive.

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    1. This is a very fair point Clint. It is on the high side of price for a boxed game.

      For this kind of thing though, what would you think would be a reasonable price then?

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  2. At $210 in Australia for 22 minis and cardboard corridors it is still out of my price range even if the minis are rather nice. (Oh that is 105 pounds to you guys)

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    1. That is a scary thing to see that the price is so much higher just because your over in Australia for this game. But this is not the first I have heard of it. To pay an extra 30 pounds just because of the country, is a bit too much in my opinion so I feel your pain there. Had the same issue when living in Turkey, and then also would have had custom charges on top since no GW store existed.

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  3. Yeah picked a copy up, only assembled,primed and base coated (well painted black ;) )the assassins so far, really pleased with it, especially as the other half likes playing board games and will be nice to get her into the 40k universe, hopefully will fun to play so i can get her into space hulk and then possibly necromunda....

    As for the price well i cant speak for overseas, but i always buy games from my local model shop as they are 10% cheaper across the board than GW shops, and with a loyalty discount i picked it up for £56, one of the few good business practices i see coming out of GW really helping the independents out with pricing (even if there is next to no margin per unit sold)

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    1. Yes, it can be found cheaper locally here through independants. Unfortunately non exist in my immediate area, and thus full retail spent here :( But still worth it for me.

      And best of luck using this as a gateway. I too hope that if the Mrs and Junior take to it, then it can open the doors to other games better than previous attempts have been made with more complicated games ( such as Myth ).

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  4. I was in the 'little bit pricey' camp but after reading your breakdown, actually seems pretty good value, and those assassins are very cool. Look forward to a battle report of the game mechanics. Thank you for the review.

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    1. Cheers Jack. I mean it is still only 22 plastic models, some cardboard, and cards in a box. Granted. But then again if the rules are good enough then why not? Something to play with a group of friends, or family members.. maybe.. if any are inclined to play. If not, solo it and claim victory over the evil forces!

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  5. I got mine yesterday, very excited! Planning a limited palette for them with a lot of AB work to make it feel like a "set" from a game. Mine will be put off for some time too :(

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    1. Very cool Zab! Looking forward to seeing yours take shape then!
      But at the very least although I know I won't paint them anytime soon ( more so when I add the Dark Vengeance cultists and marines to the group ) I can at least play it with all the models assembled there.

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    2. yes, i should really get back to my DV set too ... :P

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    3. Painted up 2 sets of Chaos from that, and a third in the wings, but haven't done nuttin' with the Dark Angels.. :D

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