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If you go to the Articles section on the Skaven on the Gamesworkshop website (UK) you'll see that all of that tactics and alot of the modelling material has gone this is normally a clear sign of a book in development.
So what would you like tweaking and adding to a new book?
I would like access to the lore of death and beasts for grey seers (imagine a grey seer on a bell being able to cast the most powerful transmorph spell from beasts!).
WLC as a special choice :-D
Obviously new model releases a finecast Ikit Claw would be nice. A multipart plastic weapon team kit, a new plastic grey seer (I've used the necromancer as a base)
I don't think so. Come on. It was updated late 2009, and Brets haven't received an update since '04 or '03 or something like that. I think we have a while to wait. And really our current book is great anyway.
A new book? You must be joking. Skaven book will be at least 5-6 years away.
1) theres nothing that needs changing to bring it in line with 8th ed
2) it wasnt that long ago (on the GW scale of army releases) released itself
3) there are at least 3 armies that NEED rereleasing, not to mention others that may be released for sales boosting purpossess.
Just look at the Dwarf Army Book. It is still working from the end of 6th ed and so has not been updated even though it is a popular army. The idea of anyone thinking they need a new army book for Skaven at the minute i have to say is a little insulting. Vampires sneaking in was one thing, but skaven?
At most you deserve...another wave release...at most.
Skaven wont get magic lores, as they involve learning them from someone or something, and although skaven are probably smart enough to read human/elf/etc writing, they would onyl change what they did understand to make it work for them, making uniquely different, and so would apear in the skaven magic lores. Similar situation with orcs and goblins.
Yeah because we all know Gamesworkshop never ignore the need for army update.
You guys are probably right and the Skaven book is very competitive as it is.
Looking at the direction GW is taking Fantasy I can't see the Brets or Dwarves getting an update any time soon, a nice big plastic monster kit just doesn't fit in with their fluff.
"If I kill you, my soul is bound for hell. It is a price I shall gladly pay."
GW've done weirder things before.
GW are just about stupid enough to do a massive wooden horse for brettonians. Generaly someone steps in at the last minute and stops such a rediculous move but every now and again something slips by. Brets is strugling to get done becasue it is a cavalry heavy army in an infantry heavy game. its very difficult to make there cavalry on par with big infantry blocks without power creeping. Also alot of there exsisting fluf is boring. Brets need to go either super Light with emphasis on the holy, black templars/witchhunters etc, or bring in crusade ideas.
Dwafs can have bigger guns and war engines. The air ship for example, or what im looking forward to is the electric gun ship which can bee seen in some artwork in the orcs and goblins book.
Skaven...i supose they could get a WD update with a new big plastic, but lets not forget they do have some big things like the bell, lightening cannon, hellpit...They may not be as big as others, but skaven have quite a few, and if fits with them being in tunnels, so you dont want them too big. FW have recently done some nice skaven things aswell.