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I’d be sorely tempted by AoS Slaanesh or Soulblight Gravelords.

40k? Maybe Tyranids.

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I'd be shocked to still see 6 BF for 40K.

This year felt slow, and after we reached the second half EXTREMELY slow.

The other years we had Battleforces for the majority of the new edition new factions/first rule books, so for AoS I wait the mandatory SCE, I want to get surprised by Kruleboyz, and I really don't know, Nurgle has yet to be released. I don't know if they'd release SBGL because technically they weren't released for this edition but yet the BT was clearly designed for 3E.

40K is pretty much a loterry were half of the boxes are Astartes and 50% one of the boxes is Tau, so I bet Tau, at least two random chapters, I'd be nice to see Beast Snaggas but I don't count on them including a Hunt Rig, and one or two surpises if they go for 6 BF. Maybe one of them related to Charadon or Octarius for that case.

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lord_blackfang wrote:Necromunda could have a Zone Mortalis discount box, like the one that was basically the terrain part of Dark Uprising and sold out immediately


Yeah, I'd buy that in a heartbeat as I didn't get the chance the first time...
   
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Agreed on at least one, maybe 2 astartes battleforces. Potentially grey knights.

I doubt Tau since their new book will be coming soon next year.

Beastsnaggas are still new kits, so I dont see a box for them either. I could see a speed freaks box with just the 6 buggies in it.

Sisters have a lot of options to make a battleforce from.

I'd guess at least 2 out of chaos marines, tyranids, or necrons as well.

Dark eldar and admech are strong enough armies that they dont really dont need to boost sales, so I think they will both see a miss this year.
   
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One of the Japanese stores has images on their FB page.

I’m deliberately not sharing that pic, as I’m 99.999999% sure they’re last year’s 40K boxes, and I don’t want to get even slightly Spikybits.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
One of the Japanese stores has images on their FB page.

I’m deliberately not sharing that pic, as I’m 99.999999% sure they’re last year’s 40K boxes, and I don’t want to get even slightly Spikybits.


Is it: Space marines, CSM, Guard, Necrons, Tau, Tyranids and Ogors, Tzeentch, Gloomspite, Kharadron?

   
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FOR CLARITY THIS IS ME LISTING WHAT I AM PRETTY SURE ARE LAST YEARS SETS.

Please don’t conflate this into a rumour of what we might see on Thursday

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Necron Eradication Legion
CSM Decimation Warband
Tyranid Brood Swarm
IG Bastion Platoon
SM Interdiction Force

No piccie of AoS forces. Which is a shame, as if the Gloomspite one was there I could tell you right now it’s definitely last year’s!

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They’ll need a World Eaters to to shift some more berserkers and chaos bikers.
They'll use them to get rid of all their excess FineCost stock.

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I think in AoS it's 80% SCE, also Sylvaneth, Khorne had their battleforces a very long time ago, and Nurgle, Beasts of Chaos, Slaanesh didn't have them at all. Also, I'd consider Lumineth, Ossiarch, and Soulblight as newly introduced/or remade factions to have their battleforce.

For 40k I suppose it can be DA, SoB, Orks, Harlequins, TS or Grey Knights. I know some people wish for Knights, but it is hardly possible - we still didn't have battleforce with only huge models included. So I think for GW it is a priority to sell more models in Battleforce rather than 2 or 3.
   
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For AOS I would be in trouble if they release skullcrusher themed box for Khorne and something like mega gargant+2 small giant. The unit I have been eyeballing for khorne long time and now with kragnos nerf(lol wut. Worst unit for mega gargants and THAT got nerfed...) my 2k army dropped down to 150 pts gap so need 3rd mega gargant and box of small giants to get 2k list again anyway.

Though for reasons in above post I suspect I'm safe from SoB box

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OokamiEq wrote:
I know some people wish for Knights, but it is hardly possible - we still didn't have battleforce with only huge models included. So I think for GW it is a priority to sell more models in Battleforce rather than 2 or 3.


With both factions still awaiting codexes, I think it's more likely to see an updated version of Knight: Renegade released once they're done. That would scratch the Battleforce itch and make it easier to buy into either flavour of knights.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
They'll use them to get rid of all their excess FineCost stock.
Have they ever put Finecast into a Battleforce box?
   
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OokamiEq wrote:
For 40k I suppose it can be DA, SoB, Orks, Harlequins, TS or Grey Knights. I know some people wish for Knights, but it is hardly possible - we still didn't have battleforce with only huge models included. So I think for GW it is a priority to sell more models in Battleforce rather than 2 or 3.

Knights are possible - I can't remember if it was a Christmas battleforce or an Apocalypse one, but they did one a couple of years back with a Castellan and some Armigers in it.

Not the most impressive saving, but there was a saving - and at some point I'll get around to building that box...

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beast_gts wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
They'll use them to get rid of all their excess FineCost stock.
Have they ever put Finecast into a Battleforce box?


Yup, the one with Beastclaw raiders had yhetees and frostsabres in it. But I think it was the only case and i doubt GW will include any in future.
   
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It was Apocalypse and the savings were very good, £100 for a Castellan + 2 Armigers made the Armigers (£45) free.
   
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OokamiEq wrote:
beast_gts wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
They'll use them to get rid of all their excess FineCost stock.
Have they ever put Finecast into a Battleforce box?


Yup, the one with Beastclaw raiders had yhetees and frostsabres in it. But I think it was the only case and i doubt GW will include any in future.


I think also Varghulf in a FEC box. Not sure of these were xmas battleforces in particular, but were definitely post-AoS, general availability boxes with bespoke covers, so not old army deals (that did include metals) nor webstore only bundles.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Necromunda could have a Zone Mortalis discount box, like the one that was basically the terrain part of Dark Uprising and sold out immediately


Would love this, but given how spotty the inventory for these have been this year it seems unlikely unfortunately.
   
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Kruleboyz and Stormcast seem guaranteed given that they were released in Dominion and last years 40k battleforces included Astartes and Necrons which were released in Indomitus. We are guaranteed to get one Astartes box, minimum. Two is not out of the question.

For AoS I think Lumineth and Hedonites are good contenders. Lumineth are new but they can stick a couple wave 2 items into a box with a bunch of wave 1 items. Hedonites are easy - take a few older slaanesh daemons kits and but them in a box with 1-2 of the new mortals units. Ossiarch are a good candidate for Death as they haven't had a Battleforce box but Nighthaunt/FEC have and Soulblight are a bit on the new side (though also not out of the question as they still have some older kits in the range that GW can use this type of box to push).

For 40k I'd like to see a Sisters box (preferably one that doesn't include the contents of their launch box/Combat Patrol). I'm guessing Orks rate a box this year (mostly older minis + maybe a new Beastsnagga kit), I would like to see a GSC box but I doubt it with the Custodes/GSC box coming out in the near future. Death Guard/Thousand Sons seem like the likely contenders as well. AdMech have a good range of older kits to draw from plus some more recent stuff to pair them with, so good contenders there too.

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OokamiEq wrote:
Also, I'd consider Lumineth, Ossiarch, and Soulblight as newly introduced/or remade factions to have their battleforce.


Ossiarch are about 3 years old now (I know this because I hoped each of the last two years that they would receive a box and was disappointed. This year would be year #3), more than old enough to get a box, especially considering Gloomspite got their first battleforce within a year of the faction being released. As for Lumineth, the fact that they got a recent second wave of minis is a good indicator that they are a contender, usually these battleforces contain a bunch of older stuff + a couple newer items - Necrons last year were all older kits + the new warriors that had only released a few months prior, for example.

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chaos0xomega wrote:
Kruleboyz and Stormcast seem guaranteed given that they were released in Dominion and last years 40k battleforces included Astartes and Necrons which were released in Indomitus.


Those both only had the one basic fodder unit repeated from Indomitus, the rest was all older models. There's no way the battleforces would be all this year's models, which disqualifies Krule Boys and whatever chamber the Primaris Stormcast are entirely. In addition, there's still piles of unsold Dominions practically lying around in the streets. More likely we see Ironjaws and a random older Chamber.

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If anything Ossiarchs need some new models before they get a box - they've a great range but not a huge amount of model diversity. Which is strange because they are a great and new concept that I think are just begging for their second wave of models to land at some stage. Heck Underworlds already suggests that there will be archers

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OokamiEq wrote:
For 40k I suppose it can be DA, SoB, Orks, Harlequins, TS or Grey Knights. I know some people wish for Knights, but it is hardly possible - we still didn't have battleforce with only huge models included. So I think for GW it is a priority to sell more models in Battleforce rather than 2 or 3.

Knights are possible - I can't remember if it was a Christmas battleforce or an Apocalypse one, but they did one a couple of years back with a Castellan and some Armigers in it.

Not the most impressive saving, but there was a saving - and at some point I'll get around to building that box...


As soon as I heard the Christmas boxes were coming, my first thought was "Knights."

There are going to be Knight players looking to stock up on Armigers / War Dogs.

   
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While the cynical part of me says that the AoS boxes will be SCE and Lumineth, I hope it ends up being Lumineth and Hedonites (with a few demons as possible).

While I do not collect the Lumineth, a couple of friends would buy one in a heartbeat, and pending the composition of a theoretical Hedonite box I could be in for 2. I just think that with Dominion still available in lots of places, that the SCE may be out of the running for this Battleforce.

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 Overread wrote:
If anything Ossiarchs need some new models before they get a box - they've a great range but not a huge amount of model diversity. Which is strange because they are a great and new concept that I think are just begging for their second wave of models to land at some stage. Heck Underworlds already suggests that there will be archers


Totally agree. As long as Ossiarch seem to be a remake of Tomb kings, archers would be highly welcomed. Not even mentioning that Death doesn’t have archers at all…
   
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 xttz wrote:
I'd love to see an AT terrain box. We haven't had a discounted set for that since the game first came out, and a couple of other plastic terrain kits have been added to the range since.


That would be nice, if nothing else for the game.

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