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Title: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Death by Lasers on 14 April 2017, 17:16:49
  I could have sworn at some point you could buy this on the Ironwind store.  Is there anywhere you can get the new Warhammer miniature shown in Combat Manual Mercenaries or is not in production yet?
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Cache on 14 April 2017, 20:45:27
Not in production, yet.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Feenix74 on 14 April 2017, 21:25:05
As stated by Cache, not in production by IWM as yet. A couple of prototype 3D prints were displayed at Gencon 2015 by CGL (not IWM). No news/annoucements of when they will become available from IWM (or CGL).

(http://www.heavygauss.com/display/newWarhammers.jpg)
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Burning Chrome on 15 April 2017, 18:39:04
STILL not in production, AFTER NEARLY TWO YEARS.

FTFY
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Cache on 15 April 2017, 19:35:40
FTFY
I don't consider that fixing anything. Folks have been waiting longer for other units from TROs 3085 and 3145, not to mention the decades some of us have waited for units that fan financing might cover. Currently there are three Warhammer and two Warhammer IIC minis available from IWM for use as proxies. So you want another Warhammer resculpt. I want a 3055 Upgrades Gunslinger and Berserker. It's going on 12 years that I've been waiting on them. At least the nuSeen Warhammer is a certainty.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Death by Lasers on 15 April 2017, 21:12:54
  Thanks, that clears things up.  I have a list as long as my arm of different Battletech miniatures I want so there is no hurry.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Burning Chrome on 16 April 2017, 12:36:23
I don't consider that fixing anything. Folks have been waiting longer for other units from TROs 3085 and 3145, not to mention the decades some of us have waited for units that fan financing might cover. Currently there are three Warhammer and two Warhammer IIC minis available from IWM for use as proxies. So you want another Warhammer resculpt. I want a 3055 Upgrades Gunslinger and Berserker. It's going on 12 years that I've been waiting on them. At least the nuSeen Warhammer is a certainty.

I do think it fixes it.

Like you, I too would like to see a Gunslinger resculpt, however there has never been any test sculpts of such a thing unlike the Warhammer.  The NuSeen art/sculpt generated a lot of buzz and (will, most likely) sales/revenue...and yet remains something unavailable for nearly two years?

I'm making no assumptions, so please spare me the "you don't know how hard it is to..." arguments.  I'd simply like to see supply meet demand while demand still exists.

I was looking forward to a NuSeen TRO (might exist someday) but since CGL chose to release a few mechs here and there, scattered throughout other products, I'm out.  I bought a few, initially excited, but then some were "meh", so I'm done.  I understand what CGL is doing, but I'm not willing to participate and spend any money.  I'll wait for the art/data to become available elsewhere, or have my the guys in my group lend me their latest sourcebook purchase when we next meet.  If/when a TRO is released, maybe I'll pick it up.

Same thing with minis.  If the NuSeen are going to be released a few at a time over the next several years, I think there is a significant risk of waning interest.

Nothing is certain.

Tough business to be in.

(fixed for some bizarre word errors)

Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Death by Lasers on 16 April 2017, 23:13:16
  Actually, now that we are talking about the Nuseen how many are being made?  I know the Shadow Hawk is available are there any others?
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Sartris on 16 April 2017, 23:23:57
wasp and ostscout. the valkyrie is next
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 17 April 2017, 00:07:30
The next intro box was mentioned to have the classics in plastic. That was from Randall in one of the twitch streams iirc, but nothing officially announced.

Speck said that IWM is currently set for 12 of the classics (If memory serves...). No information on what they are licensed to produce, just the number that will be in metal for now.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Sartris on 17 April 2017, 00:19:58
i have a feeling we're not going to get any real news about the classics box until the cake is almost ready to come out of the oven. the only thing worse than no news is indefinite delays.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Feenix74 on 17 April 2017, 00:36:32
i have a feeling we're not going to get any real news about the classics box until the cake is almost ready to come out of the oven iced and decorated. the only thing worse than no news is indefinite delays.

Fixed for you  O0
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Sartris on 17 April 2017, 00:43:39
urite
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Domi1981 on 17 April 2017, 12:35:26
I somehow have the feeling that the new box will be released when HBS´s Battletech game will be released to make use of the hype. But that would require some real marketing expert and that was always a problem with BTech.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: nckestrel on 17 April 2017, 12:54:40
That would require a lot more control over the production process. 
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 17 April 2017, 15:18:08
And having the produce being produced right now. Which last Randall spoke on the subject seemed like a distant thing of end of year early next year maybe kinda thing.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Domi1981 on 17 April 2017, 16:24:19
Well, after all the gaming projects I supported and attended I can assure you that HBS product will take as long as that. I mean, look at the current holdup with the beta. This is totally the norm in the video gaming industry.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: worktroll on 17 April 2017, 18:19:43
You know, it just hit me. The 'classic' Warhammer is nearly perfect to base an Anzu kitbash off ...
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Weirdo on 17 April 2017, 22:01:58
I wonder if the reverse will be true.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 18 April 2017, 10:55:05
I wonder if the reverse will be true.

Legs 'n hips are quite reminiscent of the unseen. Torso could work, with mods.
Problem is; the Anzu's not on IWMs radar at present. 
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Empyrus on 18 April 2017, 11:12:27
Isn't the Lament's torso quite Warhammer-like?
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Colt Ward on 02 May 2017, 22:27:20
Yeah, the Lament and Prim TBolt both have some options that way
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: TS_Hawk on 21 March 2018, 23:43:33
This will save me trouble. With the 2 new box sets coming out any idea about the warhammer and marauder being released by either iwm or CGL later this year?
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 March 2018, 00:11:40
No word . . . but I will point out that the 2nd & 3rd quarters only have 3 mechs each where they usually have 4 . . . and we do not have the 4th quarter at all.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Feenix74 on 22 March 2018, 00:25:22
Noting that both the Warhammer and the Marauder feature in HG's legal paperwork to the currently running court case, I believe we will should not expect see either of those minis until the court case is resolved one way or the other.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 March 2018, 00:45:29
Sorry, yeah . . . I was thinking of the box set stuff . . . its why I went back to my kitbashing plans of a couple of years ago for some -6D and -3Rs.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: TS_Hawk on 22 March 2018, 12:14:24
I thought the court case ended
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: Weirdo on 22 March 2018, 12:26:58
Nope, still going. Check the Harmony Gold thread up in General for the latest updates.
Title: Re: The Warhammer from CM:Mercenaries?
Post by: TS_Hawk on 22 March 2018, 23:03:39
Thanks weirdo