Ok, to start off, Rackham started up a sale on pretty much all of their stock this week. Everything from the Rackham Store is anywhere from 15% to 70% off.
Now, when you hear that, you’re probably thinking the same thing I was thinking. There’s probably one thing in the store that is 70% off, and the chances of you wanting it are pretty low.
However, I was surprised to see that Rackham has put pretty much everything in their online store on sale- and the majority of things I looked at were at 70% off.
So, what is going on here? Minis do go on sale from time to time, but not like this. Distributors do special deals with free shipping, or buy two box sets and get the third free, but this is a little extreme. I mean, these prices look like clearance. Then again, they may be trying to lead with a loss and move their games towards center stage.
On the other hand, a little more than a month ago, the guys at Rackham Entertainment announced that they were working on a new small scale skirmish game set in the Confrontation world code-named Project Groundhog. Then their fans told them that that was a very stupid name, so they started using a working title for their new game: Aarklash Warpack.
From the descriptions, Aarklash Warpack sounds a lot like a new version of the Confrontation Skirmish game that we all miss. Set in the same world, Aarklash Warpack allows for heroes and incarnates to lead small bands against one another- all in small scale skirmishes.
While this is definitely a new rules set, it does sound rather interesting to see what Rackham does with the game.
Currently, you can sign up for their Beta Test at www.aarklash-warpack.com. Go ahead and check it out.