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Does any one think a new army will be/should be made for Warhammer this edition. It seems like Ogre Kingdoms was the last one and that feels like forever ago. I like the idea of a new army. Such as Cathayian, or Araby based, or at least revive Chaos Dwarfs or Dogs of War (Regiments of Renown).
Daemons of Chaos is the new army this edition.
The more new armies they add means less updating for current armies. Some armies in both 40k and WFB need some serious updating. I doubt you'll see any new armies anytime soon.
With the release of 5th ed in 40k they need to redo some codexes to bring them into 5th ed line.
While some people would like to see new and different armies/races there are many more people who feel their armies they have collected of the years badly need an update.
if they add to many armys into the game, army play styles are going to start mixing. rightnow all basses are covered for 40k (dont know about fantasy). horde shoot, horde combat (2 times) fast shoot, fast combat,balanced (2 times) I suspect it is the same way for fantasy so im not quite sure how they could create a new army and not have the army play/feel like an army already in existence... then again GW has surpised me in the past.
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There are alot of differing playstyles in Fantasy because the game comes down to alot more than 40K does. You have several different factors: mobility, close combat, ranged combat, skirmishers, cavalry, fear-causers, magic (offense and defense).
Several bases are covered, but when you consider the different mixes you could have, there are still a few remaining. Plus, the numbers of available special rules that could be added in, and you would have several differing armies.
However, humans are humans, dwarves are dwarves, and elves are elves- they are the same basic stats but broken into different things, like the gun-heavy Empire or the Cavalry heavy Brettonians. Think of it as the difference between Dark Angels and White Scars- same 'army' different 'Codex'.
well I haven't played 40k in some time so I wouldn't know. But like it has been mentioned, in fantasy there are some armies that really need to be updated *ahem* Skaven for example... ( well maybe I'm biased because I want some new models!) Anyways, skaven haven't been updated in years and haven't gotten new models in god knows how long ago so adding more armies would just make this process longer.
PS: I hear that skaven and another are up for a revamp in 09
what about yer plague monks etc in Lustria?
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You want Cathay?
DoW would be cool, and, as far as I'm aware, GW seem to have their long-sighted telescopes glimpsing at them. Chaos Dwarfs would be nifty as well.
But other than that, I really don't care what GW brings out. My armies are just fine as they are, and unlikely to be changed any time soon.
GW has stated before they're at capacity with their armies. Considering fantasy has 14~15 armies in it, you're probably not going to see a new race anytime soon. Archon points out Cathy is possible.
I think a couple of factors will need to be met, 1) The company is doing sufficiently well and has the player base to support another army, 2) GW is satisfied with their other armies such that they wouldn't be bypassing them, 3) There is a nitch in the game fluff and table top for a new army.
Cathy would make sense as GW really doesn't have an eastern themed army yet. Also, there are 3 armies for elves, 3 for Chaos, but only 2 for humans, so a third human army wouldn't be a bad call. It would certainly cement those three groups as the key players in Fantasy, with Orks & Goblins, Skaven, Dwarves, Ogres, Lizardmen, and Undead as secondaries (fluff wise only of course, and you could argue O&G have a large impact on Warhammer).