As more and more information comes out about the Curse of the Wulfen campaign book, the less I feel like shelling out the cash for it. Like most gamers I have other game systems crying out for my hobby money, which is ever shrinking due to family commitments.
The limited edition Curse of the Wulfen camaign book (pictured above) looks absolutely stunning, however the actual contents is a bit disappointing from the point of view of a player.
I'm more than happy to shell out £35 for a box of 5 Wulfen, even through I think that price is a bit excessive, but what will I get for shelling out another £45 on the standard campaign book. I will get:
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if you don't want to see the Wulfen background from White Dwarf]
- The rules for the Wulfen - which I can get from White Dwarf
- Some nice background, that probably the equivalent of any 40k novel
- Some extra Echo of War missions, that I have never seen anybody play, and would rather play any number of alternative missions I already have
- Some new formations "based on the Great Companies"
- Lots of Daemon rules, formations & background that I am not that concerned about
Unless the formations are very good that I want to put them in my army I won't be buying this £45 campaign book. I was tempted with the Tau one, but this was has so little content that I probably won't get it even if one of the formations is very good, because £45 for a formation is more than my hobby budget can justify, when then is so much more that I can get for £45. That £45 may still get spent in GW (eg. it's half way towards a Stormsurge, it's a second Ghostkeel, or second unit of Wulfen with change to spare for other games), but is this campaign book the best way to spend £45 on the hobby.
I just can't see that I'll get much enjoyment out of this campaign book for £45.
On the other hand if I had a Daemon army I would be tempted with their limited edition box set, which comes with a small format codex, all the daemon rules from Curse of the Wulfen (6 Dataslates and 10 formations), plus all the tokens, Warlord Traits and Tactical cards:
So will you be buying the Curse of the Wulfen campagn book, and why ?
I think the Wulfen themselves will sell well, but I'm not so sure about the campaign book, what's your thoughts ?