Brother Glacius Posted September 11, 2014 Report Share Posted September 11, 2014 So I finally got my End Times book and have been reading it (only to page 66 though) and I have to say, wow. Lots of major changes to the world that has lasted for several editions. What I'd like to do is have a discussion about what this could mean for the game in general. I don't want to get into specifics (hence the no spoilers comment), but we could speculate as to what these changes could actually mean to the game itself. 1) Loss of certain armies - could this really be a thing? Would GW be bold enough to drop some of the poor selling armies in order to streamline things? They would certainly piss off a lot of people. But as WFB has been declining anyways...is it time? Also, you could argue that many of those models could be used as allies in whatever new books are released. Many armies started out as minor players, and then were expanded...perhaps it is time to make them minor again. 40K has done really well with allies being implemented. I think fantasy could benefit from it as well. 2) Combining books - Another way to consolidate would be to combine certain armies. Chaos has spawned three books, undead two. Putting those together would allow removal of some units. It also allows for greater flexibility in the lists. Lets face it, part of fantasy's problem is that there are so many armies to try and cover between editions. They need to knock down the number of armies. This all sort of leads into an idea that Fantasy needs saving. I can't really disagree with that statement. I've barely felt inspired to play fantasy, despite how much I love the setting. I think GW went too far in expanding the game. They kept pushing to make armies bigger and the model count grow. In my opinion, they have simply made it too hard to sustain for most players. I think fantasy needs a major overhaul. I think GW needs to figure out how to draw people into the game. New story line is a great start. But then they are going to have to make it financially viable. That means either less models, or cheaper models needed to play. And they need to give you a reason to buy more. How are they going to do that? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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