A Farewell to Specialist Games

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It is common knowledge to all, by now, that the Specialist Games range is all but dead. The Games Workshop is no longer producing miniatures and the rule books have been withdrawn from sale.

With its demise I and the rest of The Shell Case team have decided that we had to do something to mark its passing. So, we have taken it upon ourselves to write a tribute to the games we loved the most. One will go up each day over this week, starting with Adam’s tribute Blood Bowl and working our way through the other games in the range, ending the week with my true love: Battlefleet Gothic. Sadly there won’t be one for Warmaster because none of us really played it, so if there’s someone out there that would like to write a guest post then get in touch.

The games will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of gamers everywhere but couldn’t let these incredible game fall into memory without giving them a send off of our own.

Stay tuned…

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4 thoughts on “A Farewell to Specialist Games

  1. It is very disapointing to see necromunda go. It was the game that got me into miniatures, but I am really shattered over Epic. I think it is the best representation of how a true 40k battle would feel. Such a shame to see a company throw out a large part of its history and identity.

  2. They can’t make lots and lots of money out of most of these games, not compared to Apocalypse, It is greedy, and a bit of a kick in the teeth to those of us who still play some of these games

    1. This is mostly true although Epic and Battlefleet Gothic did require a substantial investment to get the most out of them. But the thing that made the Specialist Games so good is that they were a brilliant introduction to the Warhammer & 40k Universes for people who were completely new to both wargaming and the Games Workshop IPs. The company is profitable enough to support the games and recognise that they represent long term revenue as gamers move into the main systems.

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