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I didn't know quite where to post this question, but this area seemed to be the most fitting. Anyway, does anyone know if Games Workshop ever plans to release an army for Cathay or Nippon? To me it sounds really awesome the way the rulebook describes Cathay as a grand empire with exotic warriors. Sorry if it;s a stupid question, but I thought I'd ask.
From what I've heard, they definately plan to do so.
They plan to redo every Army Book, then Cathay will be after them most likely, so it will be a good few years before we see our Oriental Elites.
I initiated a move to do up an unofficial Cathayan Army Book, but it sorta died due to everyone posting their big ideas then deleting their accounts.
Wow, they actually plan to release a Cathay Army book? I was just sort of dreaming about it, never thought they'd actually do it. By the way, you said they plan on redoing every army first. Which ones are considered redone now?
This was a long time ago, so my memory is a little vague, but iirc they've already redone Empire, O&G, VCs, HEs and have DEs coming out in a week or so.
Of course, this was just a T40Ker posting about a Phil kelly seminar. So don't send a hitman after me if GW never bothers bringing them out.
Cathay would be an excellent addition - Rocket Batteries, light cannon, Heavy cavalry equivalent of Mongol Bhaduars (multi-role cavalry with lighter armour and smaller horses than the Europeans, but better tactics and felxibility), horse archers, phalanxes of spear-armed levies, brutal trappers from the mountain realms, Ogres indentured in the service of the Dragon Emperors, Dragons, Tigers, allies from Indhe and Nippon..Of course, the Celestial Drgaon Monks would be a requirement as well!
So the army would have elements of chariots, heavy artillery, light artillery, heavy cavalry, scout cavalry. elite skirmishers and blocks of rank-and-file infantry..and Dragons!!
While I also welcome stuff about Cathay/Nippon, I'd rather have them to do Chaos Dwarfs first
It ain't easy bein' green... :-)
The only thing i know is that you can find a complete home-made cathay armybook on the internet.
Can't remember the site, but i could reach it easily.
It's better, it's shiny, it's warped...it's Chaos.