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No respite for Blackstone Fortress

People have been calling for more Warhammer 40,000 models to be added to the Blackstone Fortress game, and Games Workshop have responded.

The easy-to-build poxwalkers and plague marines have left a few players cold, but the choice of these models makes sense within the context of the Blackstone Fortress game.

All models so far released for the game have essentially been easy-to-build, with little more than a push fit required for assembly. It makes sense for these models to join the game, since their assembly is what existing Blackstone Fortress players are used to.

There aren’t too many more easy-to-build choices left though, so it will be interesting to see where they go next.

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7 comments on “No respite for Blackstone Fortress

  1. Bookstooge
    February 13, 2020

    A question I have, which has been banging around in my head for a while about stuff like this.

    Why don’t players just re-use various models with various games?

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    • davekay
      February 13, 2020

      Some games are better suited to that than others. For example Kings of War is a fantasy wargame basically designed for players to re-use their obsolete Warhammer models.
      Other times it’s just the allure of the new 🙂

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  2. mikeland82
    February 14, 2020

    I think this is a really disappointing release, feels like a real cash in. The previous BSF releases have been expensive but at least had new models. For a number of reasons this will be the first BSF set I’ll leave on the shelf. At the very least the could have used the Space Marine hero’s series 3 plague marines.

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    • davekay
      February 14, 2020

      Those plague marines would be a great addition – and similarly easy to assemble. Fingers crossed.

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    • Azazel
      April 3, 2020

      Have to agree with Mike here – this seems (seemed) like a particularly low-effort set. Especially given how cheap those particular models can be found for (especially post-Conquest).

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  3. Wudugast
    February 14, 2020

    Usually I’m interested in miniatures first and rules a very long way second but this is a rare exception, I’d actually be more interested in these if the rules were separate. I’ve played a bit of Blackstone Fortress and I’ve already got the models so if I had the rules it’d be something different to try out, but I’m not interested in getting two sets of those models. Plus money is short and we’ve got Warcry and Necromunda releases this weekend so the poor old plague marines will have to be left on the shelf.

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    • davekay
      February 14, 2020

      I am surprised they didn’t just release data cards for warhammer 40k models in packs rather than this. I guess they decided people who buy Blackstone Fortress wouldn’t already have them?

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