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Just got an email from GW, Incoming: Orcs and Goblins. Not many real clues there regarding a new army book, but it directs you to an Astronomican article, which states:
"March 2011 will see the release of Warhammer: Orcs & Goblins, an essential guide to fielding a greenskin host on the tabletop, and a veritable font of knowledge detailing the complete rules, background, artwork and enormous range of miniatures available to a budding Warboss."
Sorry if this has already been posted here, it took a little while for me to find all the information and make sure what I was reading was correct. Looks like we're in for an update, boyz!
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Looks like we'll be the first power creep army of 8th then!
Not sure that's a good thing. Seems like an oppurtune time to sell the army and focus on my empire and possibly new beastmen army before everyone cries cheese!
Seriously, there are armies that needed an update much much more than we did.
orcs + gobbos.....really??? ogres, tomb kings, chaos dwarfs, empire (half its magic items are cheaper in the rulebook), these i can think need to be updated more than orcs + gobbos, i didnt even feel like they needed one in the first place? whatever GW...again
O&G have always been one of the first armies to be redone each edition. You won't see much of a power-creep in the army, the first book is usually pretty tame in that regard.
As for the other armies to be updated:
Empire- not anywhere NEAR in need of an update, they've still got plenty of punch left in them.
Chaos Dwarfs - never again. GW has pretty much dropped them, and although they're getting models/rules in Forge, that only confirms that they'll probably never reappear as an army.
Ogres - yeah, they could use a boost up, but not too desperately.
Tomb Kings - I think GW would prefer that people stop playing this army. That, or it's about to become the premier Undead force sometime later next year.
Oh well, I have two personal gripes about this-
1. I was just about to brush off my O&G and start building up an army, but now I don't know what to buy if they're picking up new rules soon.
2. I have a feeling that O&G are about to lose a lot of the things that have made them so much fun in the past. For example, we've been steadily losing the crazy rules we used to get- Squig's going nuts, the sheer number of Fanatics you could grab, etc.
current rumours would have it that TK are the ones to get redone after Orcs, at least on warseer. Kinda looking forward to seeing what they'll do with orcs and gobboes though
Well they best not dilute the crazys! Comparing O&G books down the years they've taken away the crazy nasty bits and streamlined (mainly night goblins) the rules to suit tournement power players! I hope they keep 3 fanatics to a unit and release some plastic squigs.
Ahem, i feel it relevent to state at this point
WWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! ORC ORC ORC ORC ORC!
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
~~ Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death~~
New to the O&G forum, but apparently forest goblins are also getting a real boost like getting more units and some cool Aztec masks and stuff.
I guess O&G were like one of the original armies which have been in the dark for a long time. They want to change this trend and make a new codex.
As long as they don't nerf Fanatic's I will be happy.
If Slaanesh is the god of the Perverse, why does Nurgle have all the filth?
I would like to see the pet squig become a war gear option for goblins . i have several NG bosses from BFSP and they have the warboss with a pet squig but there is no option for it . maybe grant him an extra attack , like 40 k attack squig option for warbosses . other than that i am happy with our codex as it is . would be nice to have a bully type upgrade for trolls to balance out the stupidity thing ,and have giant / gigantic spiders cause fear but other than that i am happy ,and these gripes are relay not important just more wish list stuff .