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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2018, 10:54:13 PM »
Zygmund, I would defer assessment on whether T9A's growth has levelled off until 2.0 gets out of beta and is finally released. That should, if everything goes according to plan (which looks rather likely at the moment), put an end to the rules instability that seems to have made a great many old WFB players reluctant to get on board.
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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
I'm pretty sure the Old World itself will resurface in one form or another. It has not been entirely wiped out by GW, Blood Bowl is one example (no sigmarines in sight). Almost every White Dwarf I've read in the last 12 months has had some allusions to the old setting, there's novels being re-published, older minis remade etc. Sometime ago there were rumours about Mordheim getting remade (that one I find hard to believe, but who knows). Now I don't believe that WHFB will return in the way we've known it, but I firmly believe there will be some Old World related products in the future.

When the new version of Specialist Games Studio was launched, they listed "Blood Bowl, Necromunda, Epic Armageddon, Battlefleet Gothic and many, many more." 

So far they've released Blood Bowl and Necromunda, with Adeptus Titanicus out in August. 

While I can't say for sure they will be doing Mordheim  (It could be one of the "many, many more"), we can still be hopeful that they might re-do it. 

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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2018, 09:22:34 AM »
Never

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I agree with Never but not with the message Icon Von Trinkenessen used.
It won't come back not even as a classical specialist kind of way.. there for the old world editions are to complex.
AoS is the thing now and with the "AoS The New Edition" it might move a bit more to 40k ruleset but it won't go back to the old days. And in my opinion this progress is a positive thing and I like it.

I'm pretty sure the Old World itself will resurface in one form or another. It has not been entirely wiped out by GW, Blood Bowl is one example (no sigmarines in sight). Almost every White Dwarf I've read in the last 12 months has had some allusions to the old setting, there's novels being re-published, older minis remade etc. Sometime ago there were rumours about Mordheim getting remade (that one I find hard to believe, but who knows). Now I don't believe that WHFB will return in the way we've known it, but I firmly believe there will be some Old World related products in the future.

When the new version of Specialist Games Studio was launched, they listed "Blood Bowl, Necromunda, Epic Armageddon, Battlefleet Gothic and many, many more." 

So far they've released Blood Bowl and Necromunda, with Adeptus Titanicus out in August. 

While I can't say for sure they will be doing Mordheim  (It could be one of the "many, many more"), we can still be hopeful that they might re-do it. 

Mordheim was mentioned to come back explicitly though when was never said.. but my hopes are for late 2018 or atleast 2019
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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2018, 09:42:32 AM »
I don't agree with Never

Extrapolating from an example of one (More of a guess), with Warhammer Legends, it looks like they're re-instating the compendium Warscrolls to make the old World that Was armies playable as an army, along with a Made to Order of a small number of mostly recently OOP models (Mengil's Manhides were much longer OOP, but all the rest only went of sale 18 months ago).    Anyway, Who is to say they won't expand on the Warhammer Legends to do more old units, rather than just characters, and combine with a softback Print-on-Demand or pdf for the old army books.  I could quite easily see Bretonnian or Tomb Kings doing really well, especially if they include the plastics in Made to Order.  I'd guess it's unlikely any time soon, but I wouldn't say it would never happen.   They have after all re-printed Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader, and REalm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness - though it would be better if it was available at more than just GW events and Warhammer World.


Mordheim was mentioned to come back explicitly though when was never said.. but my hopes are for late 2018 or atleast 2019

I'm not sure it was.  I've just been googling to try and find if they actually did say that.  I'm sure it's been asked on the Warhammer Live Twitch stream, when Andy Hoare has been on, without a transcript, I can't recall if he said yes, or probably eventually, or no.

Probably Eventually would be my guess.

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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2018, 09:45:31 AM »
Depends if the suits think there is money to be made   :engel:
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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2018, 10:01:53 AM »
Depends if the suits think there is money to be made   :engel:

That is pretty much the defintive answer for whether it will return or not.

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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2018, 10:03:41 AM »


Mordheim was mentioned to come back explicitly though when was never said.. but my hopes are for late 2018 or atleast 2019

I'm not sure it was.  I've just been googling to try and find if they actually did say that.  I'm sure it's been asked on the Warhammer Live Twitch stream, when Andy Hoare has been on, without a transcript, I can't recall if he said yes, or probably eventually, or no.

Probably Eventually would be my guess.

The Twitch stream is where I remember it being mentioned.. But it's been a long time ago
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Re: Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2018, 10:28:33 AM »
I hope they'll not bring back Mordheim. I'm more than happy with the original one.
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