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Wargames => Warhammer: Age of Sigmar => Topic started by: Pilum on August 06, 2014, 10:03:17 pm

Title: Musing out loud on the future
Post by: Pilum on August 06, 2014, 10:03:17 pm
Ok, cat among the pigeons time.
Several rumours of something big happening to WFB soon. As in "serious shakeup" big. While maybe not going as far as "round base skirmish", I do give a reset button some credence. Why?

Warhammer Total War.

We know CA are developing ... Some sort of WFB property. While it *might* be a revisit of Total Warrior, smart money would be on a more traditional title.

GW have always been hesitant about licensing "full" wargames of their titles for obvious reasons. And yet - warhammer total war now seems likely. They could simply be trying to get the Dawn of War effect for WFB, but could it also be a sign that fantasy as we know it is on the way out?

A lower model count game again? The whispered (dreaded?) skirmish option? Fixed size Unit bases like the DBx or Fields of Glory rulesets rather than varying numbers of individual figures? Me reading too much into things?

Just to provoke thoughts and discussion...
Title: Re: Musing out loud on the future
Post by: Chris on August 23, 2014, 09:59:36 am
Sounds interesting... My money would be on this 'End Times' thing with the return of Nagash. I think End Times is basically going to be another style of fantasy similar to 'Storm of Magic'. Its gunna be big armies (Fantasy style apocalypse) with God like leaders. So we already have Nagash announced, could be be seeing Sigmar and various other God like characters return too?

If so, I wonder who Warriors of Chaos would get? They could just tool up Archeon so he could go toe to toe with a God, but who knows!

Further sources seem to back up my speculation!
http://natfka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-end-of-times-will-continue.html