Sunday, November 30, 2014

Chapterhouse Studios is Back!



Chapterhouse is back to selling!


Chapterhouse Studios is back to selling after their recent settlement with Games Workshop. 


Conversion Kit for StormRaven - up for sale
Nick from CHS posted up late Friday night on their Facebook page the following;  

Wanted to put a note out there that our website is back up and selling again. I have a lot of ground to make up since I was down for a couple of months. I hope to have new defense lines up as well as some new products as well. I also wish to thank those who supported us during this 4 year legal battle and hope I can continue to sell you all products you can use in your wargaming. Thank you!

Nick - Chapterhouse Studios LLC

Their retail store is indeed back open for business, however it looks like a few key items have been removed (like the Tervigon upgrade kit).So it seems the precedence is set for what every other 3rd party company can call their products in regards for copyright terms. I'm sure we'll see more from other indy manufacturers in the near future as well. But for now plenty of great products available for sale, so go check it out! 

http://chapterhousestudios.com Chapterhouse does have quite a number of thier old kits back up all clearly labeled as being add-ons for specific Games Workshop kits. 
 
Tervigon kit - no where to be seen
Super-heavy walker kit - up for sale


I for one am very happy Chapterhouse is back.  More than that, the fact they are back to selling shows that Games Workshop conceded much of what they were seeking.  Third party manufacturers are not in any risk unless they use specific Games Workshop trademarks, which Chapterhouse was frankly the only one doing.  So all resin manufacturers must be happy.  So am I.  I hate GW corporate's tremendous overreach, even trying to copyright the name "Space Marine" which existed long before Games Workshop.  Actions like this show bad faith in my book, something I personally can vouch GW corporate suffers from.  GW US Trade's attempts to shut down this blog have earned them my ever lasting enmity.

Don't get me wrong, I love the studio, Forge World and Black Library, but GW corporate can go disappear for all I care.

Loken

Thanks to Larry at Bell of Lost Souls for much of this info.

1 comments:

Stephen said...

Looks like a fair result :-)

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