This was just slipped to me from a friend that still works for Games Workshop....
On April 2nd the GW board of directors plans to announce on Monday their intent to close Games Workshop effective January 1st, 2013. It is said that the notes for the announcement states that while the sun never sets on the hobby like how the vast British empire was like once, things change and poor management choices by the board has forced them to evaluate their business status in an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the financial threats facing GW as many of their investors are wish to cash in quickly on the gains instead of bothering to help fund the company.
The board cites many issues with management oversight being the primary issue of the company making poor choices from product pricing, support of the hobby and the poor selection of writes for the current game systems.
GW does plan to release Warhammer 40,000 6th edition along with all current planned releases to attempt to recover their financial investment.
Among those quoted, “We are unsure what went wrong, we had a great product, our miniatures are of the finest quality and we are catering to the little brats with rich parents…our business plan was infallible. “
Games Workshop wanted to thank all of their loyal hobbyists under the age of 13 for their devoted allowance funds and apologies to the adults that once enjoyed the hobby their hobby and has since forced them to leave the hobby due to outlandish prices and poor consistency of product in our games.April Fools!