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  1. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    After preview of the Khorne book, which already is in the new format, it's pretty certain that all of the "1st edition" books will be re-released with endless whatever. Soulblight looks interesting. Hopefully they'll do some sweet, but not over the top vampires. There is always the potential of them being "Undead marines". The sylvaneth warband is a sure buy for me. I only have five and need eight for a Saga warband.
  2. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    You used to get units of Halflings, Ogres and dwarfs in an Empire army. They were in the list, not allies.
  3. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    I never meant real combination. Got bit sidetracked from my original "thesis", which is that people who like elves will get the elven armies. Maybe not all of them, but having a new elven (or dwarven, or undead, etc.) army every now and then, will keep large enough amount of them buying new stuff and more importantly, will get new people interested. That adds up to more money in the long run than giving a new book and unit or two every few years. The fact that you can field them all on the table is a plus, but not anyways necessary. I'm pretty sure that quite a big share of the people that walk outside of a Warhammer store with bag full of boxes don't have a clue what they have bought in terms of gameplay, but they are very sure what they have got in terms of looks and in that way having your elves in a forest or in a sea theme doesn't have too much of an impact, if elves as a grand theme is what you're interested, compared to being interested on, say, dwarfs.
  4. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    Still at the same period of time they released the Idoneth, which would have been max two units in the Dark elven army if they had been released for WHFB. So I would believe we'll get mix of both in the future. Tie in books to wrap up the older factions together (a Free cities book or few, with universal allegiances for Aelf, Duardin and Free people would be easy, as with one for ogres and then some new stuff like the rumoured Darkoath.
  5. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    I believe that they co-exist in same communities as per current fluff? As said, I believe that the whole split to the old WHFB armies is historical baggage. It's more what people feel, than how it goes currently. Of course the model range reflects that in some degree as well, but probably that's also why they seem to make some curating of the range all the time.
  6. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    Is that really much different from say Skaven? If you paint mixture of high, dark, wood and newer elves with the same theme, you'll get quite coherent force as the bottom designs are pretty similar. And as with 40k, I agree with the complete forces. Thus I would compare Idoneth etc. with Custodes, Deathwatch and such. New variations of the old "super themes". Don't believe we will get a new wave of Custodes anytime soon either. Although the Genestealer cults get new models soon, so you never know. I guess in the end it will all be dependent on how much the specific themes sell models.
  7. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    That's exactly my point, if you replace Skaven with Elves, it's pretty much the system I was describing (and we have?). I believe there is still much of baggage from the Old world involved and many still consider High elves and Dark elves being a different thing, but of course I don't know how it is for newer players. At least the fluff with the free cities and elven heroes working together seems to imply that the old split is not anymore a thing. And if you compare to 40k releases from past years. There aren't so many additional releases to existing armies. Orks got their ages old stuff updated and chaos chapters have got expanded, but otherwise it has been a new character here and there and completely new forces.
  8. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    It is, but I would say it's even better to get that elf player to invest in to a completely new elven army that is themed around, say Fire or Lions, that he can also ally with the older army. And of course the terrain kits and endless spells seem to be given for everyone. They look to be quite easy to do and can be produced for cheap in China without influencing the production of the Nottingham plant.
  9. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    That's one of the reasons why I don't we get additional releases for those factions themed very strongly. There's so much more to explore and when you think of it, there's not so much you can do with a one theme in a fantasy setting before you start to repeat. In addition to fighty, priesty and wizardy character, you have light and heavy cavalry, line infantry, elite infranty, shooters, warmachines, monsters, skirmishers and chariots. I believe for example the Idoneth range already more or less ticks all of them. If you think backwards. Old high elves had gazillion versions of the same heavy infantry unit, which just led to people theming their army around one of them, which is sort of what Age of Sigmar has been catering at least for now. It looks like we'll get a new elven army, a dwarf army, a human (stormcast) army, a chaos army and an Orcs and goblins army with changing regularity. Which has it's perks, after all new stuff is usually more interesting than old. Especially as you can still sell the old stuff for new recruits.
  10. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    Actually outside Chaos, the first releases were very much realm themed, Heavens (Stormcast), Fire (Slayers), Metal (Kharadron), Life (Sylvaneth), etc. I have to say that I really don't believe we will ever get new releases for stuff like Idoneth outside "add-on games". I might be wrong of course. The old fantasy armies were actually pretty similar between each other in the beginning. After all they were mix of popular historical themes and fantasy. For example High/Dark elves being mixture of Rome, Byzantium, Middle eastern horse tribes and classic Elven fiction from D&D and Tolkien. Most armies still had pretty samey selection of troops that you typically have in a historical game.
  11. Jamopower

    The Rumour Thread

    I would also class Sylvaneth as elves, which makes three (or tree?). The repacked Island of Blood box that they sold very cheaply some time ago, would indicate that they indeed had quite much of unsold stock around. On the other hand I have understood that high elves were one of the most popular armies of old Fantasy. One thing to keep in mind is that I believe all of the 40k codexes have now been updated and they pushed them out few books per month last year or two, so getting a lot of Battletomes this year with no new models besides the Made in China stuff should be pretty much given.
  12. Quite a bit of the Eldar range is from 90s. Ina ddition to the Falcon, at least Warp spiders, Warlocks, Vyper jetbike and the Phoenix Lords. Says something about the design that they still are pretty nice models in every sense (except for the vyper driver and gunner...)
  13. Yeah, that's what I meant with those small problems. I recently built a box of black knights from the same era, and they look nice from the distance, but when you look at them close, there are all sorts of issues that no longer exist with the newer models where they have had time to learn how to do stuff. Nothing major, but combined they make the overall composition bad. Probably they also had big limitations in the beginnning with stuff like 3D printing resolution etc. where the technological advancement has gone very fast forward.
  14. Saurus knights are truly the kings in this competition. They had awful models, which were replaced by plastic kit that was even worse. The empire is prime example of the CAD-practice era. The models are clunky and have all sorts of small problems that make them look like toys. In a bad way
  15. Hah, those Mordheim rats were truly horrible. I've been thinking about finally painting mine for the Mordheim XX celebration. They are bit different from the "nostalgic view" of the Good old Mordheim models Almost all models from the time they started to sculpt in 3D are more or less awful. Especially the Hurricanum and the minotaurs.
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