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EDIT: Predictions are Snotlings, Chorfs, Amazons, Necromantic Undead, not necessarily in that order.
That'll leave, what, Vampires, Norse, Khemri, and Slann?
Slann are persona non grata due to how much they've changed in Warhammer lore - even given the fact that Blood Bowl is basically an alternative dimension WHFB world. They could get redone as Kislev, like they were in the Blood Bowl 2 computer game. You've also got Khorne and Bretonnians as teams from the computer game that could easily be adapted to the tabletop. After those you're basically heading towards Slaneesh and Tzeentch teams before you get to even whackier stuff like Border Princes, Araby, Cathay, Firmir, Albion etc. Not sure if they would ever go as far as the later ideas or just decide to end the releases and reallocate their production resources to another games.
Snotlings are clearly coming now but not sure whether GW would release two fairly useless niche tier 3 teams after each other. My guess is we're going to see either Vampires, Norse or Necro.
I heard that the guy who made Blood Bowl kinda doesn't like Brets/Khorne because of reasons, but I don't know the whole story. Seeing a Kislev team would be cool, and it's quite obvious that GW doesn't care about the bleeding hearts since they made a big joke of it the last time they went after GW, and a big ol' bear would be kind of cool to see as a big guy.
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warboss wrote: Is there a permanent stickied thread for Chaos players to complain every time someone/anyone gets models or rules besides them? If not, there should be.
The Amazons do have the leg up in that they are already mentioned on the zoat card, and goodness knows they are just gonna end up looking like escher figs given the current trend in giving everything (looking at you, my poor lizardmen) pants or shorts- giving them a lot of cross-range sales potential.
We may get Khorne. I've known some of their Community staffers forget that they're not actually a GW sanctioned team and speak about them being released so whether that's a result of some internal knowledge they slipped up on or just a mistake then who knows. Andy Hoare had previously mentioned wanting to do something with other Chaos god affiliations and I can see us getting something for all 4 eventually.
Brets and Slaan I think are going to remain CRP only though they may put out a similar concept ala Kislev in BB2.
Snotlings are clearly coming at some point. Sea Elves also get a fair few mentions in the modern fluff so that could be interesting too.
Carlovonsexron wrote: The Amazons do have the leg up in that they are already mentioned on the zoat card, and goodness knows they are just gonna end up looking like escher figs given the current trend in giving everything (looking at you, my poor lizardmen) pants or shorts- giving them a lot of cross-range sales potential.
Amazons are mentioned on a lot of star players (Glotl Stop, Helmut Wulf, Karla von Kill, Roxanna Darknail, Willow Rosebark), also specifically mentioned for a lot of the new inducements/wizards (Slann Mage-Priest, Josef Bugman, Kari Coldsteel). They're also fully included in teams of legends and coach handbook.
Yeah there are rules for all teams! Only team not "official" is slann, but they have rules too and welcome to use on any tournaments and leagues.
To clarify, when we're discussing news or what teams will be next, it is never about what team we can play next. We can continue to play any of the teams that have existed the last ~10 years. The new stuff is either miniatures, additional/optional rules (stadiums, inducements, wizards, star players, special balls, cards etc) or expansions to existing teams (new positionals).
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If current rumors are to be believed it's snotlings or chorfs next. Seeing as how the hint to the next team was supposed to be in the ogre spike magazine. It refers to snotling teams and Zharr Naggarund Ziggurats by name (I could see that being the named team on the front of the plastic chorf box).
Unfortunately the next team might now show up until may. Remember the undead went up for pre order last year (2018) around november 30th, and then it took all the way until later in may 2019 for the halflings to go on pre order. I think of wish they'd stick to a 3 month gap between team releases, but it seems there is usually a lull in the first half of the year.
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Personally, I am not fond at all of this miniature. It's alright, but not great. In my opinion, the Mighty Zug is by far the best Star Player, and beats everyone else by miles. But, as said above, there arent that many to pick from. But even if there were more, the Mighty Zug probably still would hold his own ground. But I hope they keep releasing more figures for Blood Bowl. I love this blood sport <3
That hair seems too long for a "sport" like BB. Opponents would be able to grab it and pull her to the pitch. Ogres would swing her around by it (okay, maybe not as that would require minimal intelligence). Nice model, though.
BigDaddio wrote: That hair seems too long for a "sport" like BB. Opponents would be able to grab it and pull her to the pitch. Ogres would swing her around by it (okay, maybe not as that would require minimal intelligence). Nice model, though.
Gloriel Summerbloom is noted for making accurate passes with her eyes closed and for having a strong disliking for violence; I’m not sure she’s playing the same game as everyone else. Also, she’s like S2 or something; maybe that’s related?
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I was just looking through old release dates for some idea of the release pattern. Obviously you can ignore 2016 (the new edition launched in late 2016 so there weren't that many releases) and it seems like they were still finding their stride in 2017 (we got the Dwarf team in February, the Human and Orc teams' standalone boxes along with the ogre and troll in March, Goblin team in May, Elf Union in December). After that, things started into a very consistent pattern...
May - Chaos
July - Dark Elf
September - Nurgle
December - Undead
May - Halfling
July - Wood Elf
October - Lizardmen
December - Ogres
That's almost exactly the same; Lizards were a month later than Nurgle, but otherwise, that's a really consistent release schedule.
If we assume it will stay the same, that unfortunately means we're in the middle of this year's lull. Hopefully they have something exciting planned for May!
They could be cool, but I would have rather they did another competitive team first. Two stunty teams in a row is a bit meh. Though the hint at the snotling team in the ogre magazine was definitely intriguing.
Thargrim wrote: We will likely see the next team announced at GAMA next month. I heard rumors about it being underworld denizens, but hoping that is not the case.
Since ForgeWorld still sells the coin/token set, and you can buy a skaven box plus a goblin box and have everything you need for it, I assumed Underworld was never getting a dedicated box. I agree, it would be disappointing, especially since I already bought those extra boxes.
The teams left that they haven't done any kind of release for are Amazon, Chaos Dwarf, High Elves, Khemri Tomb Kings, Norse, Necromantic Horror, and Vampire.
I just noticed the July team has been elves for two years running, so maybe high elves will be July this year? They are the last team from Death Zone 1 that hasn't been released yet. I think they're pretty-much guaranteed to be out sometime this year.
Other than that, I think Chaos Dwarf is fairly likely (they're one of the most popular teams among those not yet released). There's 3 kinds of undead left, so we're probably getting at least one or two of those, but hard to say which. Necromantic is probably the most similar to stuff we've seen so far this edition (we already have zombies, ghouls, and wights), so maybe them? Amazon and Norse might both wait until 2021, or they might drop one to surprise us.
So yeah, I'm thinking 2020 will be Chaos Dwarf, High Elves, Necromantic, and one other team out of the other four.
So are those on the standard 32s? Because if so and based on the other BB models getting a big size bump, the Snotlings might actually be the right size for converting into regular Goblins for WHF/Mordheim.
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Yodhrin wrote: So are those on the standard 32s? Because if so and based on the other BB models getting a big size bump, the Snotlings might actually be the right size for converting into regular Goblins for WHF/Mordheim.
It looks Looks like 25mm for Snots and 32mm for Pump Wagon. Weird choice of release at this point but lovely miniatures nevertheless.
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