amysrevenge Posted February 9, 2019 Share Posted February 9, 2019 (edited) Let's imagine they finish up with all the soup-tomes we think they will do. Enough of the product line, past and present, is covered to make the crumbs without tomes largely irrelevant. Will we still need Grand Alliances, even at a conceptual level? When every model belongs to a faction that can form a full army, and all allies are limited by faction keyword (unless you're doing Open or Narrative, but then you don't need composition rules anyway), what functions do Order or Destruction or Death or even Chaos serve? It's not particularly a lore role that these terms fill - Skaven and Grots have more in common than Dispossessed and Daughters of Khaine do. There is a lot of handwaving required to justify all the Order factions lumping together. "Legions of Nagash" is a particular lore-based group. "Death" is not. "Waaagh! Gordrakk" is a lore-based group. "Destruction" is not. Chaos would be the exception to this, of course, but even then all you'd really need are Chaos and Not-Chaos teams. It's not an army composition role - if you're making a Fyreslayers army, Maggotkin of Nurgle and Idoneth Deepkin are equally inaccessible to you as allies, unrelated to any GA keyword. There are a handful of easily updatable gameplay interactions (bonuses or penalties tied to particular GA keywords). I think that by 2020, the grand alliance keywords will be vestigial remnants, remaining on warscrolls simply because of inertia. Edited February 9, 2019 by amysrevenge 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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