I may try and pick up every Inquisitor model, just to because i've wanted them at some point or other. Them discontinuing the Specialist games range is something that's really going to bother me. I guess i'll be picking up 26 Inquisitor models over the next few weeks then.
Considering that Duke von Castellan, the Devout Sisters, Cherubael, the Bounty Hunter, Eisenhorn, and the Kroot Mercenary are all "No Longer Available", this won't really be feasible any more. Also consider that there have been a load of Inquisitor models that have been OOP for ages (Kal Jericho being the most famous example, but I'm also thinking of Krashrak the Stalker, the Unbound Daemonhost, and the bitz packs)
This is very interesting, perhaps a breakdown in communication? Other than the fact that it may just have slipped the man's mind (happens to the best of us, and I honestly wouldn't hold it against him given its a rather obscure sector of the GW line) I can't fathom why Corporate wouldn't hand info like that down to on of their retail outlets well in advance of the event actually happening.
Or it could just be a very passive thing, rather than actively shutting Specialist Games down. I detailed GW's stance (or how I've always had their stance explained to me) in my earlier post -- once the moulds go and the stocks run out, that's it, no more models.
Part of it's just because Specialist Games was a very slow-burning entity. The way this has been explained to me (not just by GW staffers, but also by people with some additional degree of business sense) is that you could have fifty Tactical Squad kits, and they'd easily sell within a matter of days. Fifty Sergeant Stones, on the other hand (Stone being the exact example used by the most recent guy to talk me through it), might sell a lot more slowly or even sit around in a warehouse for ages. It may just be that Sergeant Stone was the given example because the model is unpopular and pretty bad, but that's more or less how it went the last time I actually sat down and discussed it with someone.
In any case, Warhamer World's museum has a thing for Inquisitor which basically says "Inquisitor (2000-2004)", indicating that actual support dried up nine years ago
£93? That's an entire beslubbering warband!!! Have fun with those Ko'val. I loved painting my Artemis. I never really got into Inq as a game too much but the models are to die for.
I basically saw the news, turned round, and went "...okay, if there was anything I wanted from the Inquisitor range, now's the time to -- von Castellan's what!?
As regards Inquisitor as a game... well, let's just say that John Blanche
came to the most recent Inquisitor event I attended. The game itself may admittedly tank a bit, but there's more to it than just the game.