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If this is true then this could mean some big things in store for a lot of players. The ramifications of this are actually quite profound for Warhammer Fantasy Battle as we could end up seeing new campaign style releases along the lines of the Imperial Armour books for fantasy and a possibility of the Legendary Battles side of things being given a lot more attention in an Apocalypse style manner.
All kudos for this goes to Siam-Tiger for providing this information and to Bregalad for bringing this to my attention.
Last edited by Jared van Kell; August 19th, 2009 at 01:36.
VERY VERY interesting. Good find JvK, have some big rep for this.
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It sounds interesting, but i don't think they'll do it. Why create a new company when you can just hire some more guys for forge world and get them making warhammer fantasy stuff? Besides if they made a new company it would mean hhiring a bunch of other guys to manage it, another accountant, paying rent for another building, more moulding machines...
At most I see this as a FW expanson, at least? Just another rumor that will never come to be.
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it does seem like a bad idea from a business standpoint
i feel like they should focus on more stores first
there isnt a single GW store on my entire side of the state, the closest one 3-5 hours away.
also the FW website is such a PoS.. lets get a comprehensible site before we start mirroring it to fantasty
bottom line.. seperate FW division for fantasy, not a new divison of GW
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i agree with paint monkey. however, while the market is definitely there for FW quality models, there is no place for them in games.
in the 40k universe, it has been possible to play with superheavies (like the baneblade) in pre-apoocalypse times. since the release of apocalypse FW would have had nothing but increased business, even with GW releasing plastic stompas and baneblades + variants.
for a fantasy version of FW to work, there has to be a way to utilise the big things in the fantasy world in the fantasy game, cause i doubt the demographic of 'buying cool things just because they're cool' is large enough to keep such a venture working. failing that the fantasy FW thing will be reduced to their current range and alternate models for present miniatures, like the eldar avatar.
it would be nice to see a forgeworld range of dragons though.
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Outside of that, I have to buy the Apocalypse book, and even that won't give you the rules for fielding EVERYTHING in the FW catalog, so without the uber-expensive books, you have a set of beautiful models which cost an arm and a leg, and there's basically nothing practical you can do with them, without your opponent's permission, and you're really out of luck in tournament play. I'm referring to the super-heavies here, mind you, not the "smaller" stuff, which has only come about in recent years. Heck, even some of THAT stuff is unusable unless you're using them to "count as" something else. If I wanted to build and paint models for show, and not to game with, I'd go with another model range, and save a fortune.
So yeah, if GW wants to create yet ANOTHER company for fantasy models, well, that's great, and there's definitely a market for them (I don't even play fantasy, and even *I* like the thought of FW-quality dragons), but here's hoping they do this one RIGHT and make sure the models they make will actually, you know, WORK on the battlefield.
Could do with some more fantasy coverage so whether it is a new company or just an offshoot it could well be a good thing. FW-quality dragons, varghulf, hydra, trolls etc. would certainly be interesting.
Hmmm, it's interesting, and I'm always in favor of more Fantasy stuff, but I'm hoping that this will run a little differently than Forge World, which is the area of 40K where I, and I think a lot of other people, are generally priced out of 40K. Here's hoping.
I imagine what I mentioned before will be the case. If this does indeed prove to be true and that it proves to be sucessful then it is quite likely that we could end up seeing Legendary Battles being pushed forward in the next two to three years. The trouble is that will the demographic that normally buys from forge world (the gamers above the age of 20 years.) decide that they will want to pay money for the new range of characters, unit conversion kits (ie new heads/ weapon options), monsters and terrain pieces that will be produced.
At the moment the sales of such models has been quite sucessful on a whole but will this trend continue.