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The Next Empire Book ?
« on: July 01, 2011, 06:36:43 PM »
Putting two and two together, the rumors seem to say we should get our new (hard cover) 8th edition army book sometime next year.  I was going over in my mind what could they change or introduce or whatever to the new Empire book. SO, for fun what do you think the could add to the book or what should be taken away.  I know GW is fixed on huge monster/machinery type things to dazzle the eye and inflame the senses ..lol

New Units…..

Characters….

New Rules…get ride of dumb rules ….you know what I mean   :smile2:
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 07:01:31 PM »
Where did you get this idea zak?

Also, we have a forum especially for this purpose.
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 09:53:50 PM »
oops..sorry i seem to keep doing that ..[please move)

Reading many post from warseer.com and other sources  :engel:
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 08:01:30 AM »
No problem, just make sure you continue there from now on :wink:
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 08:08:43 AM »
Reading many post from warseer.com...... :engel:

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 08:13:14 PM »
those forums are almost as bad as the wow forums!
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 09:07:27 PM »
I hope for one thing - with Zoat and Fimir back (in Storms of Magic), empire should get halflings (more possible than ogres or dwarves, as they have their own armies now).
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 03:24:54 PM »
is it just nostalgia when you speak of halflings so fondly? personally hobbits, halfings and all manner of short things that arent dwarves are the opposite of awesome and cool in my book :Ohmy:
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 03:49:52 PM »
Nostalgia + they will be good to hide with true line of sight  :-). And M6, probably I4, maybe scouting... chance to make playable version of huntsmen.
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 04:46:48 PM »
haha that i could concede, a effective scouting unit (bs 3 archers, really gw?) could be very useful
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 05:31:49 PM »
In the old 4th edition book I believe Halflings were...

M WS BS S  T   I  LD
4  2    4   2  2  4  8

Personally with these stats, scout and skirmish rule (as well as armed with 24 inch ranged bow) id say 5-6 pts a model seems realistic. I'd make them 10-20 in size and limit 1 unit per army.

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 06:00:28 PM »
even skinks get s3!  :icon_mad:
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2011, 01:23:06 PM »
Oh, heck yes we need Halflings as scouts!! also light cav Halflings on pony's. At one time we had Imperial Dwarfs and Ogers but i dont think that would be proper any more. I would like to see them come back into our list but i guess we will see. I thinl the rules are good as they are ...........................the big question are we going to get a hUge unit or they just going to stick to the steam tank? Monster cav.?  :::cheers:::
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2011, 02:22:03 PM »
I wouldnt mind some cheap scouts, but I loathe the thought of using halflings... Too much fantasy for my taste, I'd rather see some sort of cheap free company like scouts. But with poor stats to make them cheap. And them some shortbows.

And while we're at it some light cav that isn't shooty. With sabres.
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2011, 10:10:14 PM »
I wouldnt mind some cheap scouts, but I loathe the thought of using halflings... Too much fantasy for my taste, I'd rather see some sort of cheap free company like scouts. But with poor stats to make them cheap. And them some shortbows.

And while we're at it some light cav that isn't shooty. With sabres.

I'd like to see the Halflings back, though simply wouldn't use any halfling models as them. There rules would just be my new Huntsmen or something.

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 05:55:03 PM »
I just hope they make GS WS5 in the next book.

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2011, 06:16:06 PM »
I just hope they make GS WS5 in the next book.

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 03:35:54 PM »
So...steam tanks an upgrade for the Engineer  :?
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2011, 02:12:56 AM »
 ::heretic:: With my WS 5 Great Swords can I have a flying robo Gient that drops bombs as a mount for my engineer. :::cheers:::

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2011, 02:08:47 AM »
 :icon_eek: NO!
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2011, 11:24:40 AM »
I would like Engineers to get BS5.  :engel:
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2011, 11:25:33 AM »
I just hope they make GS WS5 in the next book.

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2011, 01:29:24 PM »
I just hope they make GS WS5 in the next book.

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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2011, 07:13:36 PM »
So most would agree that

1- Imperial Dwarf are right out!
2- Ogres should be a “dogs-of-war” only  rare choice.
3- war wagon should be brought back?
4- Halflings, just because they are part of the Empire!!…good scouts
5-  re-tool the engineers…maybe the stream tank becomes a mount?

You know they are going to add some sort of huge monster thingy or mechanical thingy ..right? So what do you think It would be cool?

Oh what about flyers? some sort of mechanical angle with sharp talons!! HAHAHA!!
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Re: The Next Empire Book ?
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2011, 09:45:59 AM »
I hope they don't go nuts with the steampunk stuff...although I do have a mechanical elephant that I've been using as a steamtank...

Overall, I'm really hoping for as little change as possible.  The mortar is undercosted and greatswords are overcosted (or should be made WS 5  :dry: ).  I suppose we should expect some sort of monster, though, since that seems to be a point of emphasis in 8th.  I'd much rather have an "Imperial Zoo" type monster than a mechanical one, though.  Steam Tank seems like enough mechanical monster as it is.
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