I have just added a Blood Angels Storm Speeder to my 40K forces, which was not something I was planning to do.
What a strange weekend it has been. I had planned to immerse myself in the world of Titanicus and explore the newly released loyalist Legio book and ‘Warmaster’ kit. However, an unfortunate series of events, which would have bemused even Lemony Snicket, resulted in none of this week’s Games Workshop pre-orders being shipped to my local store. It was disappointing, but in the grand scheme of things, another week is nothing in the realm of the Warmaster.
Fortunately, the trip to the store was not entirely wasted as I still had a copy of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City to collect from the previous week. However, Cursed City has lived up to its name, quickly transforming from the next iteration of the Warhammer Quest line to a cancelled or one-off product release. This has led to frustration and numerous conspiracy theories online, but I personally don’t subscribe to them.
My instinct tells me that Cursed City may return in the future. Games Workshop, like many others, is likely facing multiple disruptions throughout the global supply chain, potential labor issues due to COVID restrictions, and the challenges of new ways of working both at home and with international suppliers. They are doing their best to navigate these difficulties, and in my humble opinion, they don’t deserve the vitriol being thrown their way.
While it may feel like a last-minute decision, I believe they are engaged in frantic re-planning and product juggling. Their latest communication indicates this, as they have announced another pre-release firebreak to give themselves some breathing space for organization. It’s a sensible move, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the remainder of 2021. Frankly, what they have shown us so far is tremendously exciting!