Saturday, January 18, 2014

GW Changes: Stores Closing and Armies No longer Supported

This is one of those nights, where reporting the news and rumors just sucks the wind out of you. There are big changes happening. Finecast gone, GW stores in Germany gone, Wood Elves/ Bretonnians/ Beastmen/ Khemri also gone. It looks like a lot is going to change with after this last financial report.

While these are just rumors, they are given a lot of credibility by verified news earlier this evening that GW HQ in France, Germany and the US are being cut back. Here is the link to the news earlier.

Please remember that these are rumors.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
A lot of things will change at Games Workshop 2014:

* LotR and the Hobbit francise will be handed over to Forge World
* Forge World products will be available over the redesigned Games Workshop 
* no more Fincecast products
* Wood Elves, Bretonnia, Beastmen and Khemri products will no longer be 
produced, updated or supported
* roughly 30% of the sortiment will be come webshop exclusives
* all Games Workshop stores in Germany will be closed

Earlier News/Rumors
Here was what was reported and verified in the comment section here on Faeit 212

via Dennis on Brueckenkopf online
As we have just learned that, Games Workshop Germany will shut down and the leadership of the German shops to England.

From this measure are also Games Workshop France and the USA affected. According to our source, the employment contracts of the employees were dissolved in the HQs as a result, with some probably the choice was woks to move or discontinue to UK.

The chain of stores is placed under the direct leadership of Games Workshop UK in Nottingham. Here are sure to report in the next week, the new boss in the stores, as they are currently without contact.

This change was apparently already on 16 January 2014 at the same time implemented with the announcement of the results of the semi-annual report.

via the comment section on Faeit 212
via Sazagan January 17, 2014 at 10:30 PM
I can confirm the same thing is happening in France