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    Warhammer 8.ed - 2010

    Looks like 8.ed WH is in the pipeline !

    From dosadi over at Bols:

    Not to drop a bomb or anything, but yes, 8th edition will be out next summer with a new boxed set in the fall. I’ve heard Empire vs. Orks in the box with a new O&G book out in Q1 2010. Plastic Empire Knights and Orc Boar boys will be in the new set I’ve heard. They keep one-upping themselves with the box sets
    And comment by Harry over at warseer, who is a reliable source:

    Sounds about right. (Although opinions vary. )

    Having seen concept sketches for the new Knights and Brians work on the new boars I am fairly excited about these.

    Last edited by Tyfus; November 1st, 2009 at 00:48.

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    i thought warhammer was in it's 6th edition right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antique_nova View Post
    i thought warhammer was in it's 6th edition right now.
    Nope. 6.ed was in 2000 and the current (7.ed) is from 2006.

    So 2010 is a tad early. But some people has been screaming for corrections. So why produce a big FAQ, when you can sell a fat main book.

    People has also started analayzing which changes that could be seen for the 8.ed through the latest codexes.

    Here is some from the Skaven codex by Mad Doc Grotsnik on Dakka:

    Just been reading a certain forthcoming Army Book for Fantasy, that may or may not be released in the next couple of squeaks.

    And there are a few interesting things in it which I reckon might well be the shape of things to come.

    For instance, Artillery. Both bits have a single combined Profile, ala a Chariot. Rather than randomise hits from shooting/ranged magic, you simply use the Artillery's toughness value. In HTH, you use the crews toughness. A single wound track is used, and once all wounds are gone (regardless of how they were inflicted) the whole shebang is removed.

    Furthermore, it does indeed appear partial hits are going, which I for one am quite glad about, as they added a not entirely necessary extra roll when splatting stuff.

    Am still digging my way through the book, and will report back should I spot any further possible inklings.
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    What, seriously? Half a dozen armies haven't even been updated in 7th edition, the entire edition is skipped for them? Dwarfs from 6.5 to 8. In the current book there's still a mention of 4 model wide ranks :p Skull pass hasn't been out that long either.

    If they do make an 8th ed. they should do something about fear. There are way to many fearcausers out there. And VC, Tomb kings and Daemons are fearcausing in their entirety. Ogres close to it.
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    I guess so long as they do it properly it's not a bad thing. Seriously though, the army books need more work than the core rules, they've got to be doing it mainly for the profit.
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    Something wicked this way comes...if you run a 6E army.

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    I read through the topic on warseer [unreliable, but still]
    There might be the possibility of objectives entering WFB too, just like they did in 40K to replace the standard death match. Well, I guess my dwarfs are double screwed now "get the objective, get units in the enemies deployment, etc."
    [dramatic] Time to put them on the display then, hardly a month or so after I finished them.

    I guess I'll have to play only lizardmen which I've started this month. 12" Skinks!


    On a serious note, I think it's really strange GW skips nearly half the armies an entire edition. I don't know if it was like this in previous editions but in 7th ed we are hearing terribly often that books are really in need of an update. Beasts are supposedly crippled, brets are old, Orges doesn't work, TK is underpowered, Dwarfs are static and slow. Did previous editions have this too? That the not updated books were far behind the updated ones?
    I think it's not yet time for 8th ed. You should release a new edition of the game when you really need the fixes, and not just "because it's time for new rules".

    My opinion

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    Maybe thats the point?
    Changing the book may rebalance things a little.
    I agree with the bearded one as I am a little sick of entire armys that cause fear.
    Skeletons bairly need to hit you to wipe core units out.
    and beasts are far from unplayable but i agree they are definitly not a competitive list atm.

    well thats my 2 cents.
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    I wouldn't worry too much about some books being missed in 7th. I play wood elves, and would rather have a new book for 8th, than a 7th edition book, with 8th edition being released shortly thereafter. Better to be near the front of the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldratch the fallen View Post
    Maybe thats the point?
    Changing the book may rebalance things a little.
    I think updating armybooks balances armies more than changing the rules. The new armybooks still have cheaper and stronger units and items. You can change the rules of the game all you want, but those can't adress the contents of the books.
    I'm not all that keen for new rules anyway, rumours ( on Warseer, so unreliable ) point towards possibly changing the way magic works, though I think it's fine at the moment.

    The only issue that needs to be adressed atm is the unhealthy amount of fearcausers. Thats why I only have high leadership armies; Dwarfs ld 9 and Lizardmen ld 8 cold blooded.


    I was actually considering to start Skaven, but then I remembered:
    - their pathetic leadership, only bolstered by ranks. But they'll drop like flies, and their leadership with it.
    - their unreliable machinery
    - my unreliable dicerolling
    - the amount of models I would need for even a small game. Expensive and ages to paint
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