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With the success of the recent re-release of space hulk ( brought but not even unsealed yet ) I was curious as to wether GW will do the same again with another game. There are loads of games to choose from, and loads of people still playing them. I would like to see a relaunch of Battlefleet Gothic, but will it ever happen ? Gorkamorka was another good game, but with so many cracking Orc kits about, would that be viable ? You've got Epic, Mordheim, Bloodbowl, Manowar and whatever else i've forgot still being played. What would you LIKE to see redone, and what do you THINK will be redone if any ? I would be really interested to read peoples opinions.
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While I would like to see the Battlefleet Gothic starter box brought back (because it was a really good set), I wouldn't like to see them do anything new with the game. That's one of the problems that occurs if GW decides to give more support to a game, they'd end up doing new editions of the rules like they do in the core games. I (and a lot of other Gothic players) don't want that because knowing GW they would inevitably produce a more streamlined/dumbed down (depending on your point of view) ruleset than the current one.
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Some of those games you mentioned (Mordheim, Necromunda, Battlefleet Gothic, Blood Bowl) are still supported in the form of online 'Living Rulebook' pdfs that get periodically updated. You can find them in the Specialist Games section of the GW website. So no, there is very little chance these are going to be re-released.
Space Hulked worked because it was a single, self-contained boxed set. You didn't need to buy additional miniatures or upgrade anything. Everything came in one neat box. That's why they were able to re-release it like they did.
Mordheim and Necromunda can be played using converted WHFB and WH40K models respectively. That was almost the whole point, since any ready made gangs you bought had to be converted as campaigns went on anyway.
More Blood Bowl teams and models have been released, but it can be played with converted models anyway.
Battlefleet Gothic has been picked up by Forgeworld who are selling a large number of models.
That leaves two of the remaining popular non-core games: Gorkamorka and Man O' War. Unlike Space Hulk, as mentioned, these require lots of models and continual purchases. They are not self contained games. Furthermore, Gorkamorka was pretty much just a duplicate of Necromunda. With the Ash Wastes expansion to Necromunda, you could more or less play Gorkamorka anyway (it added vehicle rules). This is why it was dropped.
Which leaves Man O' War. Nobody liked Man O' War anyway.
I'd also like to see BFG get a rerelease, and it's probably one of the more likely candidates. But yes, any rules tampering would necessitate an orbital lance strike against Nottingham.
I just wish the models were more readily available.
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whatever they can fit into a boardgame style package
it's ridiculous to try to build multiple armies for multiple games and buy multiple big expensive rulebooks
a hobbyist only really has enough time and money for 1 main wargame anyway but it's not too much to ask $40-60 for a one shot game
even if it's expandable, the ability to buy just the box and be able to play and enjoy that without needing to expand. I think black reach did this pretty well with the amount of models you get plus the simplified rules aswell as the balanced armies, it makes it playable as a one shot boardgame if you wanted to. The only thing you don't have is terrain.
I'd dispute "nobody liked Man O War" - it was by far the best thought out game GW did, and BattleFleet gothic has benefitted a lot from the Man O War ruleset. If Man O War could translate the rules for BFG to a fantasy setting it would be exceptional. TBH, GW needs to think in entire game systems.
40K, Epic and BFG are not just inidvidual games, they are a system. Similarly, Fantasy, Warmaster and Man O War ought to be promoted as a game system.
just think of the possibilities - fight a pitched battle in Warmaster, simulate skirmishes or smaller scale engagements in Fantasy, bring your forces to battle across teh high seas in Man O War - this would REALLy bring things to life, and take us away from the "tournament" mindset.
Imagine, a High Elf fleet ambushing Chaos ships, with the results dictating a few hundred points of differences in a Fantasy battle, or a huge Warmaster level game where decisive combats are fought as Fantas battle games...
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But i think this is important as most of the 40k spin off games centered on the good player being in control of a human force and the evil player in control of mindless aliens.
Gorkamorka tried (and some said failed) to have a xeno as the star of the show.
A minor thing for most but it was nice to see a world ruled by Orks rather than the Imperium. I don't think g.w will ever re release the game but the rules are now free to down load and with all the new ork plastics it would be cool to have a game or two.
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MoW had a popular rule set and is often lamented by older gamers.
Back on topic- I think BB would be open to rerelease. Again it's a complete game in a box but in this case could be expanded upon with little difficulty. I wouldn't be surprised if the core game received a renewal, to introduce the younger generation of gamers.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!