It’s another game day blog here at spalanz.com, and continuing the recent theme for game days here, I’m looking at another upcoming game – Gorechosen, out this coming weekend from Games Workshop!
It’s one of this breed of almost filler-games they’ve been producing, which are basically a collection of pre-existing models collected together into some kind of game, with a significant discount. Much like the Imperial Knight game a whiles back, the game is retailing for roughly half the price of buying the models individually – £71 for the four miniatures, or £35 for the game. It’s an interesting idea, though I’m still waiting for them to do something with miniatures that I actually want!!
As a game itself, the game looks really quite straightforward. Four characters are fighting in a bit of a free-for-all until one man is left standing. Each character has its sheet that describes how it fights in the game, and something I really like is the kill zone mechanic, which denotes the area around the model that you can affect with your weapon. It would lead to some interesting choices, I’m sure, and I’d be intrigued to see if they release further rules for models in this game, how this changes.
Straightforward or not, the game does actually look like a lot of fun! It can apparently be played by 2-4 players, but I imagine a 2 player game wouldn’t be quite as much fun as more of a free-for-all four player extravaganza – which in turn makes me a bit sad that my play group isn’t bigger these days! I’ve not really been down to my local store for a while though, so they may have plans that I could perhaps get in on.
I’m not the biggest fan of Chaos in terms of miniatures, but have liked the look of the Exalted Deathbringer since he came out, and have thought about getting Bloodreavers for a while, too – so I could easily see myself buying this a little further down the line. I suppose I could always try and get a demo game in, to see if it would be the kind of thing I’d like…
What are your thoughts on these style of games? A weird kind of discount, or do you like the way GW seem more interested in making more than just two huge war games out of their miniatures these days?