Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Rumours We Can Trust

As we creep closer and closer to the release of 9th edition Warhammer Fantasy (20th of June is where recent rumours pout it) the rumours become more and more reliable. The recent batch has me excited as it confirms the Two Game Solution, which was what I was hoping for.

For anyone unfamiliar with the rumours I have pasted them below:

– WFB 9th is simply called “Warhammer’

– New rules provide for two games in one:

a) A small scale game with few models

b) A full scale game like the previous WFB

– The small scale game has heavy limitations on models that can be used such as exotic units and units that would be unbalancing at a small scale.

– Triple book format with rules and history split up

– Round bases

– June 20th

– 6 Factions

– Game picks up after the End Times series, taking it into account.


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Its Near

The recent round of rumours has a three week space marine release and then "Alot of WHFB", in addition to this there has been sightings of warhammer kits being shipped with round and square bases so all in all we could be about to see 9th edition WHFB.

Just a quick thought on the round bases in WHFB kit issue, i personally think this is a sign of the Two Game Solution, it gives people the option to either base their models for massed battles (Square) or skirmish (Round).

Aside from those issues there really isn't anything more to say that hasn't already been said (at least twice), all we can do now is wait and watch. Until next time.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Round Bases Sighted

This has appeared today, its a picture taken of a display cabinet at Warhammer World.

3 import things to note:

1: There is a mix of round and square bases

2: Its a Lizardmen army

3: The description text references Lustria, Slann and restoring balance to the world.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Ironhorn Tribe: In the Beginning

His name was Etch, Exalted of T'char. None know for where he all that was known was that one night he came into the camp of the Ironhorn Tribe and challenged their chieftain to single combat for ownership of the tribe. The Chieftain, whose name has been forgotten, was beheaded in the first second of the duel and Etch became Chief of the Ironhorn tribe.

Etch, Exalted of T'char

Thursday, 7 May 2015

A Whole Lotta Words

Usually when I write a post I try and have the title get across what the post is about in the shortest and most word efficient way possible (“Is Warhammer Dying” and “2014 in Review” being 2 examples), unfortunately for this post that’s not possible because the subject of the post, my current view on GW, doesn’t translate well to a short and informative title.

Qutting GW games is very hard, and I mean quitting 100%. If you have a fully painted army and have enjoyed the games of either WHFB or 40k you have played so far it’s very hard to give it up entirely and go play either other wargames or find a new hobby. This is something I have noticed recently when reflecting on my occasional bouts of anti GW anger because on two of those occasions I have decided to give up on all GW games and go play something else yet here I am with 1 40k army, 2 Fantasy armies, a regular Monday night game of WHFB as well as other games of 40k/Fantasy throughout the week. I think the reason this happens is that I enjoy the games that GW puts out, WHFB is still my number one wargame and 40k is a good fun game, and that my enjoyment of the game is constant where as my anger towards GW is temporary as anger usually tends to be. And I think the same is true for many people who feel angry towards GW, they feel anger (maybe even rage) towards GW for whatever stupid move GW did at the time but the as time goes on maybe they play some 40k/WHFB or maybe they reflect on the fun they have had playing GW games in the past and slowly they come back to the hobby. To me the only way you really quit GW games for good is by selling all your armies and books there by making it very difficult to play a GW game without first investing huge amount of money and time getting an army up to scratch.

Friday, 1 May 2015

There is Only 40k

Despite WHFB still being a reasonably popular game with viable sale figures GW seems to have forgotten about it. With Imperial Knights this week and Adeptus Mechanicus next week, and the months of 40k releases before this, it would be easy for new comers into the hobby to assume that GW only has one game. This is annoying for me and other fans/players of WHFB because there are still 3 armies yet to get 8th ed books, and i am pretty sure this drought isn’t because GW is about to drop WHFB or because its unpopular, my concerns about WHFB’s popularity and sales figures have been put to rest, but that doesn’t help to answer the question of why haven’t we seen anything for WHFB in the past few months?