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Games Workshop Changes and Kabuki!

It’s a sad day for us here at Maelstrom Games for we have the unpleasant task of informing all of our Rest of the World customers that Games Workshop will no longer allow us to sell their products to you, but here’s a couple of crumbs of comfort – shortly we’ll be able to sell their excellent Finecast range and we’ve just brought in the quite superb Kabuki Models stuff! 
Games Workshop’s new Terms and Conditions
Firstly, Games Workshop’s new Terms and Conditions, which come into force on the 31st of May 2011. These, among other things, restrict the sale of language products – i.e., rulebooks and codices that are not in English – and, most crucially of all, restrict the sale of all of their products to the European Union, although there are a couple of countries (such as Norway and Switzerland) that are geographically within Europe but not in the EU that we can still sell to.

The full list of countries that we can sell GW products to is as follows:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Obviously this means that all of our faithful Games Workshop customers from the Anglosphere – Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States – as well as those from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Russia, Japan and South Korea (apologies for those countries I have missed out) will now miss out on our superb service and cheap prices, but I’m afraid the terms and conditions of our contract with Games Workshop mean that we have to say goodbye.

Goodbye 18% UK RRP Voucher
But it’s a cracking goodbye! From today until midnight (GMT) on the 30th of May all our customers will be able to use a 18% off UK RRP discount voucher code on Games Workshop products only, so you stock up on all of those items you’ll need for your Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000 or Lord of the Rings armies – and of course all your paints and brushes!

The voucher will work on pre-orders and, crucially, you’ll still earn Moneyback – although tiered discounts are disabled when using a voucher of course.

Your voucher code is: GW-ROW

To use this voucher simply register on the webstore, (if you haven’t already), copy and paste the code into the appropriate field in your basket when you have selected the items you want, press ‘REDEEM’, and the webstore will do the rest. You are not limited to one purchase and, indeed, we would ask you to recommend us to your friends with this voucher!

Remember though that this voucher will only work on Games Workshop products – specifically, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40,000, Lord of the Rings, Citadel Hobby and Black Library products.

Phew! That should, at least, soften the blow for you all – and, of course, no other company restricts sales geographically, so you can always grab your Hordes and Warmachine and, of course, BaneLegions products from us!

Onto other Games Workshop news. We’ll shortly be stocking their superb Finecast range, which – if you didn’t know already – is most of their deleted metal models, re-released in resin but somewhat more expensive than the original. Those will be on general sale on the 28th of May, for Games Workshop do not wish us to put them up for sale until then so they can keep up with demand.

Kabuki Models
As well as all of the above, we’re now stocking Kabuki Model’s superb range of collectible miniatures that are simply wonderful to look at and which could form the superb centrepiece for your army or indeed your cabinet. Check them out, especially the Knights of Legend (the latest of which, the Gorgon Knight, is now in stock) and the 21st Century Pin-Ups – we love them!

More news when something newsworthy crops up. For now, we salute you all, Rest of the World customers, for your support in the past, and we hope that you can source your Games Workshop products from a retailer that will suit your pockets.