Warhammer Fantasy 8th Edition Showed up in 2009. It’s about time 9th Edition rumors started to come out of the woodwork.
Here’s the latest set from a variety of sources so you can get a taste of what’s out there:
via Harry 5-17-2013
In particular the rumors that 9th could see a “full reboot” that invalidates all existing Army Books, and then the entire range of 15+ WFB army books gets shrunk down to a handful (say about 4) “Compendiums” that group similar armies.
This would have the business effect of shrinking WFB’s overall footprint and freeing up Games Workshop development resources, allowing the entire cycle of WFB army compendiums to be updated on a shorter timescale.
Warseer’s Earlybird 6-27-2013
via Faeit – (Tim the Thief) 9-2-2013
So you rumor watchers will see a typical set of rumor characteristics for something somewhat far off. We are getting major (in some cases very major) differences in the fine details, but if you step back and look at the big picture most of these rumors are broadly pointing in the same direction.
The general trends seem to be:
– 9th is going to be something more than an “evolutionary edition”.
– GW wanting to make a course correction from 8th. ~you all can debate why
– Some level of invalidation of army books. The exact amount seems to be hotly disputed.
~What’s your take on the state of Fantasy 8th? Does it just need tweaking, or is it time to throw out the baby with the bathwater and start making some serious reboot-edition changes to bring the old girl up to snuff?
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