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Offline azrael71

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Re: Casting service/cast on demand
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2010, 10:19:57 PM »
Yes, since when did the term 'ogre' fall under the all encompassing IP umbrella that GW own.  ???
Who themselves have stolen more IP for their products than any other company in history.  :-* ;)

Call them large humanoid monsters :)

There are others out there who sail very close to this IP issue.
Have you seen the new eldar heroes on jetbikes conversion set?
Yet they do not clamp down on them (:)), so why would they on a range of models made for a game they have not supported or shown any interest in for over 3 years?
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Offline Stomm

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Re: Casting service/cast on demand
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2010, 12:12:03 AM »
Obviously GW don't own the IP on Ogres, but they do hold the IP on the Ogre Kingdoms imagery. IIRC the resin 40K conversion stuff that's available (I forget the name) manages to circumvent GW IP issues in part because of the US state that they are operating from. However in marketing their stuff specifically as conversion kits for GW models, and indeed with some of the stuff basically being direct alternatives to some of the stuff that GW produces themselves, I'd say that it's only a matter of time before GW legal comes down on them like a tonne of bricks...


Of course I would really like to see such issues circumvented wherever possible, and if and when I decide to stick my finger out and run a Warmaster tournie (watch this space, well elsewhere on this forum anyway), I will of course not object to non-GW models being used at all. Heck, I might even actually bother to put together a tournie pack so that everyone actually knows which version of the rules to use... ;)