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I pray to whatever warhammer deity, be it C'tan, the Emperor, Gork, Mork, Khaine, or the four Chaos gods that all sub armies will never go the way of the squats.
Furthermore, I would love to see some updates for the following sub armies:
Legion of the Damned
Lost and the Damned
Space/Chaos Marine offshoots: White Scars, Blood Ravens, other Chaos chapters, etc.
Did I miss any?
So I have heard many rumors about the future for these armies. Are any of these going the way of the Squats? Is there any future updates possible for these.
My beef if is...if GW is going to produce rules and models for a sub army....please GW support and maintain at least the rules for them.
I totally agree. The smaller, less popular armies do tend to dissapear.
It is largely due to the fact that GW is after all a company so its products that aren't making revenue tend to be less supported.
The thing is, in terms of background and modelling potential, these less popular forces tend to be excellent.
Kroot and lost and the damned are some of the most characterful armies i have collected and its a shame i cant use them in club games. It doesnt stop me doing them though as my friends dont mind using the old rules.
I agree that if they produce rules and miniatures for an army they should at least provide a continuing way of using them.
We can only hope that LatD are saved in some way when the daemonic codexes come out. As for the others, it remains to be seen if they will ever be updated.
I really don't see why they couldn't be saved. I mean, heck, it's not like they really have to bring out miniatures for each of the sub-armies, that's why we have a wonderful thing that's allowed in our gaming system called 'conversions' and WYSIWYG. All they need to do is print off the rules, even if they're thrown in a WD in the same way as the Blood Angels were. (Yes I know it may have been a one-off, but hey, they said the plastic Baneblade wouldn't be done too...)
It can't be THAT hard for them to bring a few rules up to 4th ed, or make a few subtle changes right?
I heard speed freak will get a mention in the new ork book. If it is anything like the Eldar book you will be able to make a speed freaks list legally. Also, they have a listing in Apocalypse. Lost and the Damned will be coming out "soon," but soon in GW time is not the same as soon for the rest of the planet. Legion of the Damned have their own special rules in Apocalypse with some cool new tricks up their sleeves. Offshoot Space Marine chapters are supposed to be "built" with the rules in their codex, and Blood Ravens never really existed until recently (just so you get things straight). It is very difficult to make the Chaos chapters with the new codex, like Iron warriors, night lords, etc. While some armies no longer have their special rules they will always be in the fluff, for example my friend still says plays "Iron Warriors" even though he has had to change his list and buy/paint new models.
When Jevis was comenting on the "revised " eldar codex he mentioned that the new codex format would have a single master list that would allow us players to field all manner of varient armies that once would have required a Sub list. So far that format seems to be getting established, rather than needing a immediate sam-hain or bei-tan craftworld list like they did in the past the new format lets us have a bit more freedom.
That said, I do want the tools to field all the above stated list one way or another amd sooner rather than later.
Thought for the day: A Burning Heretic , Will brighten the Decor of any room.