Friday, March 7, 2014

GW Closes Memphis Battle Bunker




GW is closing the Memphis Battle Bunker.

Loken here with some bad news for the hobby.  In another move about cost controls that sacrifices the gaming community, Games Workshop is closing the last remaining Battle Bunker, the one at their US corporate HQ.  This shouldn't be a shock, as Games Workshop has made clear the Battle Bunkers were an obsolete concept in their cost-control focused plan.  

And it hits close to home as the Bunker manager James Bell, is a good friend of mine and one of the nicest guys in the hobby.  And two years ago he moved his entire family across the country to manage the bunker after a successful run managing the Los Angeles Battle Bunker. 

From James on the World of Battle Facebook page

Ok folks. I have some news about The World of Battle. Things are changing here at the shop and on March 26th the store is going to make the transition into a one man store. This means that the gaming hall will also be closed off. This is not a bad thing, or the end of the World of Battle. The store will still be here for you to get your favorite Games Workshop miniatures, it will have tables covered with fantastic terrain for you to play on and it will still offer fantastic customer service. Until we make the transition all the events that we have on the schedule will still happen! I know this may be taken as bad news, but it is not! The store is, and will continue to be here, and the same fun, helpful atmosphere will remain! - James

The Big Game III at the Memphis Battle Bunker

A sad day indeed.

Loken


5 comments:

Daniel Grundy said...

Day today how busy was the bunker? HQ uk hall is usually nearly empty during the week. Sadly they now shut Thursday evenings which is when I tend to be there.

Brninghalo said...

Sad news indeed. James was a great manager here in the LA BB but I was happy for him when he got the bump to TN. Hopefully, this move by GW will not cause them to loose James as an employee.

Tyranid Hive said...

This is sad, but this is not the last Battle Bunker....

Bowie, MD is still open.

Mordian7th said...

This is definitely a tragedy - Had the chance to meet james a couple months back and he was a class act. All the best to James and his family, hope that he lands on his feet after this announcement!

DarianZG said...

James was a great guy and trained many of my favorite GW store managers. I miss that guy and hope the changes are for the best.

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