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Was in my local GW store where I'm fairly friendly with the manager. Talked about how we each got into the hobby and I mentioned that I returned to GW games just as Tau were being released (after growing up with them for many years and taking a break at Uni). Anyway, given that I've only recently got back into 40k he mentioned how my timing was perhaps coincidental.
Long story short, he alluded to (but confirmed nothing) about a new race that is being considered up at Lenton. Still many months away from production, still only at the high level concept stage and although he has been known to take the piss sometimes, it's usually easy to spot and normally never about stuff like this... any other whispers people have heard?
edit: wrote that as though it was a 40k race that was being added, in truth that was me inferring it to be 40k given we were talking about Tau, possible it may be WFB.
edit again: stressing this isn't "insider knowledge". Most likely, he's heard something while back up at HQ that's grabbed his attention. Not saying this is a leak or anything
Last edited by Indigo; November 20th, 2008 at 16:52.
Should be Space Dwarfs Orks need funner killing.
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heh I'd love to see Squats return, if only for old times sake and even just as a temporary special rather than an outright army, but from what I heard long ago the hatred of the space dwarf runs deep in Nottingham
Yeah I heard about that too. Theyre supposed to be called Space Marine Experiments. To summarise it, its pretty much Space Marines can use ANY unit from ANY army (except Necron, read teh fluff) but the models have to follow WYSIWYG by having wires and weird Space Marine technology on the models. All these units taken are Fearless. Oh, and Chaos gets them too, because that's pretty much what Chaos does with Space Marines. BUT Chaos gets Necron Experimental units, because Chaos is lame.
If you're wondering, im KIDDING! I have heard no such thing. you'd think those kids at GW would be busy UPDATING the codices and making new models...HINT HINT DARK ELDAR.
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Jervis dropped a while back that they were considering bringing the Demiurg into 40K (basically, the Squats). This rumour has been around a long time, but Jervis did say that it was only a possibility, and only after all other armies are up-to-date.
I haven’t heard this rumor but I would imagine, if there’s any truth to it, GW will have taken a lesson from the success and business model of the Chaos Daemon 40k and Fantasy army… create an army that works for both 40k and Fantasy, sell a 40k codex and Fantasy army book and ta-da! You have an army that generates revenue in both branches of the hobby.
I would imagine it would be squats, if anything and would coincide with a revision to the Fantasy Dwarf model line. I won’t hold my breath though and I would actually HOPE GW turns it’s development manpower toward updating existing codexes and models that desperately need it.
I hope this "new army" IF its for 40K is a very long way off. 5thed still needs fixing (ie armies need new codexes). I would be very dissapointed if they threw a new army into the mix before the existing armies were balanced for 5thed. Considering how overpowered Tau were when they first appeared and GW's tendancy to make a new release slightly overpowered to promote sales, I would expect new race to appear as Tau did - with a very big advantage over the others to boost sales.
Its a shame to think that way but its what GW has done time and time again in the past so I have no reason not to think its what they would try again.
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Talking to Jervis at a tourney, he says it's a Studio joke that anytime anyone ever mentions "when are Squats coming back" in a seminar/Q&A, the countdown timer for their return is reset
I agree that the other lists do need some attention and rework and had also heard a while back that certain lists (i.e. Dark Eldar) were under strong consideration for being phased out & dropped entirely. Simply put, the Dark Eldar were described to me once as a GW studio staffer as "... a fad, a horribly mistake that went desperately wrong and will plague us til the day we die". Kinda like the Squats of the modern age IMO
TBH it wouldn't surprise me if Dark Eldar were dropped completely, albeit in a subtle way by never updating their codex again but keeping them "legal", just behind the pace of the other armies until they're totally outclassed. GW is in this worldwide recession along with everyone else and they know as well as we do that the release of a new army captures everyones attention and wallets. It's for this reason that I could see a new army coming out ahead of updated codices - an updated army list with a few new models for a small portion of gamers captures the fraction of the percentage of revenue that a new army does, appealing as it will to EVERY gamer. Personally, I like the sound of the rumour though suspect that it isn't actually true. GW are so monolithic now there is simply no way they can turn around a new army to alleviate the problems associated with recession, they'd have had to have started a loooong time ago.
Can't stop me keeping my fingers crossed tho!
edit: also, as regards the "new armies pwn all" comments, I generally think that GW don't intentionally make them deliberately better. Sure the designers are only human and it's easy to make them a touch more powerful but most of the time I ascribe the perception of being overpowered to people simply not knowing how to play against them yet. e.g. the Codex does a great job of saying "Tau excel at shooting", giving Tau players an early idea of how to play them, but no Codex in the world gives ideas how to beat them - that comes from experience.
Last edited by Indigo; November 21st, 2008 at 09:47.
I'm gonna open myself up to ridicule and mockery and make myself even less popular and say:
I really hope it's LaTD.
40K has been too long without an official army list for probably the most prolific threat in the 40K universe.
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Who or what are LaTD?