We don't really comment on rumours on this website. A) we dont want any trouble and B) its sometimes nice to just get surprises. However, I certainly read a lot of rumours (thank you to Natfka et al) and have done since getting back into the hobby. One thing I have always found constant is the fans having a list of 'needs and wants' that largely go unanswered by Games Workshop. One thing I always wanted to see was Primarch's on the battlefield. Never stop believing.
I am not discussing validity of rumours, as I have no idea, but I want to discuss what I hope to see based around the rumours a lot of us will have heard:
Ad Mech - the fans have been screaming for a mechanicum army for as long as I can remember. In both 40k and 30k they are every bit as active/necessary as the Imperial Guard/Army. If the rumours are true my only real question is 'why has it taken this long?'. Rumoured to be coming in April, please stay tuned for Drakes opinions on this faction.
Genestealer Cult - rumoured to be on the way. Again, a MASSIVE fan favourite and one that we were planning on converting ourselves for Great Crusade campaigns. Really hope this one is true.
Deathwatch - not around in 30k so lets skip past this.
Horus Heresy Starter Boxed Game - This. 100% This. My hope is that it is actually a Great Crusade starter (to not step too much on FWs toes. It would be awesome so get some plastic MK II, III, IV, V & VI armour sets that can be used with the FW upgrade packs. It would truly be the best way for the business to progress. It will lower the initial outlay for fans and enter them into a resin fuelled realm of debt :D see you there!!! The rumours suggest that FW will be available in your local store too...oh god...
So what do you think will be in the starter? I presume it will be based around one of the Istvaan battles and will come with 40 odd marines. Would be great to see some limited edition plastic characters in there that haven't been touched by FW yet - Lucius, Little Horus, Torgadden etc. Then maybe a tank or contemptor. I would pay for this....so hard!!
Now we are seeing small codexes like the Harlequin one, I really want to see GW listen further to fans and do some other factions. Ones that can cross between 30k and 40k:
Hrud, Terrelians! Sci-fi beastmen, Exodites, Generic space bugs, anything that will make it easier for ALL fans to field the forces they want.
What would you like to see? Where do you see this going (if true)?
Seems like interesting times are coming.