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I just cant shake the feeling that they will be putting all of the army books in the new rulebook. Does anyone have any opinions about this?
By the way, this feeling is shared by some of my local GW's employees, so i'm not just going around making statements about what might be in the next book, it actually has some backing.
I can't see it myself. At a minimum for rules and magic items, you are looking at about 25 pages per army. That would be 375 pages over 15 armies. The book is getting bigger, but they said they have put more painting, fluff, and stuff in over the last book. So I can't see them having room for all the army stuff. And the small rulebook that comes with the set released in september definitely wouldn't have the room.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
No, They won't, think of the revenue in army book sales they'd lose. This book isn't rumoured to be overly pricey either (surprisingly).
It just won't happen under current GW command. Sorry
Still, for the size of the book you're getting that isn't half bad. Price doesn't matter anyway, they'd lose money and it won't happen.
Are you kidding? It's GW marketing genius!!! This way they can make EVERYONE have to buy a $75 new book. Not just those that want the bigger book with the fluff from the condensed version that you get in the set - EVERYONE will have to shell out $75!!!
However, in my opinion, this will not be likely since I don't believe they will have had ample time to re-write all of the armies to include in the book - unless they do a totally improper job as with the rumoured rules some armies are nerfed so bad they are totally unuseable - i.e. Bretonnia...
If they would put all armybooks in the big book it would be marketing foolishness.
Lewbot1 said it; if they put the armybooks in the rulebook, then they can't sell the armybooks. I don't know about US prices, but here in europe the old rulebook was 50 euro's. The new one 60 euro's. And an armybook costs 22.50 euro's. Not even the price of 1 armybook is fitted into the increased rulebook cost. GW earns more if selling them seperate. People will need to buy the big rulebook ( or the box set and small one ) , and then the armybooks they happen to need ( I've got a dozen at least on the shelf, I only play 3 of those armies ) , GW can make loads more money on that, than putting it all in the rulebook.
I was only being half serious! I do think that a lot of people will buy the new set with the condensed rulebook, since it is the best bargain. But, even when you buy that you would also have to buy the full book. I really don't think they would do it, but look at this strategy:
Put everything in one book: $75 for EVERYONE
Come out with book updates to fine tune the armies: $25
This way GW gets exactly what they want - people having to buy the overly, outrageously priced book with absolutely no other choice. AND, they can still make their money with army books for the future.
Again, not what I think they would do, but would seem like an interesting strategy....
i have no info about anything... but im secretly hoping they will add a seperate bestiary in the boxed set, like they did a few editions ago. 3rd i think
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