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What GW specialist game woyld you like to see back more?
Battlefleet Gothic
Epic 40k
Blood Bowl
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None, as I am convinced they would make a dog's dinner of them (For all the technical brilliance, AoS miniatures, to my mind, look extremely bland and dull. I dislike the Scions, the new Ogryns are appalling. The only recent miniatures I like are the Adeptus Mechanicus, which is in fairness a very good to brilliant range, and the Forgeworld Mechanicum is often brilliant too). Sadly, even in that excellent range, the Kastellan robot looks silly in the extreme and I personally dislike the Onager -- I like the idea, but it seems almost toy-like) There are a fair few BFG and Inquisitor (oddly the two I like the sound of most) miniatures on eBay.

Forgive me for sticking in a rant, but the wonderful work of Blanche (in art) and the older metal miniatures (the metal Witch Hunters retinue has one of the best models I know of, the Lexmechanic -- so much character!) has been replaced by work that may be technically elaborate but lacks soul and character.

* clambers down *

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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator

For me it's between Battlefleet Gothic and Necromunda. Personally I think that Necromunda is the better business proposition for GW, as it's a small skirmish game requiring only a handful of models, that could act as an ideal gateway to 40k if handled properly. Granted 40k scales down okay, but it's still squad based at its core.

I still love Necromunda, and the old rules aren't even that complex, as they already simplified a lot compared to 2nd edition in order to focus on characterful battles between small gangs. They also have great little rules like the inability for a grenade to scatter further than you threw it, which is always handy.

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Dangerous Outrider


Mordheim!!! I've not yet a gamer who hasn't played / wants to get a campaign going again. Would love it if/when it gets rereleased. Already have a board going and everything.

Blood Bowl still has a healthy following in my area
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The Dread Evil Lord Varlak

I still play Epic Armageddon, Necromunda and Bloodbowl, so at first I was trying to decide between one of those options.

But then it occurred to me that there's little issue in playing any of those three games right now. It can be a bit expensive to get old models on ebay, but for Necromunda and Bloodbowl the price point is pretty low anyway, and in general the games are very well serviced by non-GW suppliers anyway. Necromunda especially is stronger these day because players go and source unique terrain and miniatures, boards look much more diverse than they used to. And if you know where to go there's an incredible range of miniatures for Epic in the secondary market.

So instead I picked Gorka Morka. That was a game with a great concept and solid ruleset that was unfortunately limited by the extremely crappy range of ork vehicles that were around at that time. Take the trukk and other Ork kits that came out after Gorka Morka was canned, and re-package them with a few more customisable options, and GW has the potential for an amazingly good game. Then release the humie rules again with real support for their stuff, and maybe even go back to the easter egg in the original sourcebook that hinted at the Necrons. Three factions that could make for really unique games.

Really, most GW games the best we could realistically hope for is a reprinted ruleset (I'm not confident that in the company's current state any revision would improve things), and new models that are possibly a little better, but certainly no cheaper. With Gorka Morka there's scope to make the game it always should have been.

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I'd like a PDF release of all if them at least. Optimally, reprints and updated minis.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Gig Harbor, WA

A big budget return to Necromunda with additional rules for all armies would be best for 40k. I'd suggest changing the name and setting to Armageddon, so that the maximum number of races can be easily supported in the ruleset. Lots of room to fit various armies into that setting, and fighting turf wars over the ruins of a hive allows for a variety of interesting terrain and story settings.

A Necromunda sized skirmish game is the perfect introduction to 40k and a great place to try out all kinds of new ideas and concepts. GW really ought to get on it.

But for me personally I'd rather Epic 40k came back, as I enjoy the smaller scale combat and I personally loved the ruleset. I think its the most modern of GW's rules, and had people been able to lose the Epic: Space Marine rose tinted glasses, they might have liked it a lot more. It included a lot of features that most other modern table top games are using now.

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Norn Queen

Not sure I do anymore. I really wanted Warhammer Quest back, but seeing it mutilated with the Age of Sigmar aesthetic was painful.
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I started with Epic, so that'd be my number one.
After that I really enjoyed playing Man O War.
I never really got into Necromunda when it came out but I now wish I could play it.
So that's my top three

I've been playing a while, my first model was a lead marine and my first White Dwarf was bound with staples 
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Charging Dragon Prince

West Lafayette, IN

Voted BFG with the caveat that the rules already in print get a smidge tidier and they release a plastic fleet kit for each race and give enough options from there to build whatever you want.

If I could vote for one to get zero support and maybe get shelved indefinitely, I'd pick Warmaster. That game seriously brought nothing new to WFB except smaller minis and the Epic mechanic. It's not like when Epic was the way to get Titans and superheavies and the like while 40K was the small scale game. Armies for both WFB and WM both wound up looking about the same regiment count, and to me that always seemed wrong, especially when almost every monster you could get was already available in WFB proper


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Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf

I voted Aeronautica Imperialis, but I'm probably biased in that I...

a) love aircraft.

b) was in the middle of collecting squadrons for several factions when they killed the game

But aside from that it was a really fun and interesting game.

If I had a 2nd vote, it'd probably go to Warmaster. While I liked Epic, I prefer 10mm scale to 6mm. I'd loooove to see Warmaster done in 15mm scale.

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For me, GorkaMorka.

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Highlord of Terra

Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

BFG no question.

Though I would also want Necromunda and Mordheim. The trouble is if they remake Mordheim they will Age of Sigmar it up and it will be crap.

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Shadow wars?

BFG definitely.

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Never got my Cathayan army in Warmaster... After they made Kislev and Araby, I waited... and waited... and waited...

Bring it back and give Cathay and the Great Bastion some love.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Warmaster for both the Old World and AoS.

Would gladly buy legions of Bretonnian knights and Stormcast armies.
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Can we get Warhammer Historicals back? Or old-school WHFB? I'd enjoy an Araby army plox.

As for my answer, I chose Mordheim though I wouldn't be opposed to Gorkamorka.

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Warhammer fantasy battles :/
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot

Oakland, CA

I'd argue that Necromunda already is back with SWA.

And that Titanicus is already in the works.

So, BFG would be what I want next.
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Spawn of Chaos


I'd like to see the return of Epic. I said for a long time that I'd only return to GW upon the release of Epic but due to the brilliant job they've done with 8th (as least so far) I have made my return with 40k

I must admit though, if Epic were to make a return and see proper support, Warhammer 40K may return to the periphery.

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Beast of Nurgle

New Jersey

dare I say it???? Man O' War???? Heck there is a video game on it why not resurrect the ole classic!!!!

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I’d like for them to release the epic models again but stay away from the rules

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Kabalite Conscript

Hamrun, Malta

BFG, I regret not getting into it back in the day but looking at the cost of models on eBay I won't now unless there's a re-release.

Previously I'd have said Necromunda but since we've got that back now.

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Feral Wildboy with Simple Club

Man o War should be on the list. For some reason it's been left off for a while now. It had more support than dark future. It was a great game that had good rules and was easy to play. The mins are still some of my favorites.

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Regular Dakkanaut

I voted Epic 40k, but only because there was no Space Hulk option...
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Feral Wildboy with Simple Club

It's time to drop necramunda and blood bowl from the poll since they have been out for a while. Put man o' war on since it was newer than dark future and had more support.

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Ruthless Interrogator

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 RedMesa2391 wrote:
BFG, I regret not getting into it back in the day but looking at the cost of models on eBay I won't now unless there's a re-release.

Previously I'd have said Necromunda but since we've got that back now.

I can’t see the new models being much cheaper. I really hope they up the scale for BFG if and when it comes out. Bigger ships would be amazing.

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Stone Bonkers Fabricator General

We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Knockagh wrote:
 RedMesa2391 wrote:
BFG, I regret not getting into it back in the day but looking at the cost of models on eBay I won't now unless there's a re-release.

Previously I'd have said Necromunda but since we've got that back now.

I can’t see the new models being much cheaper. I really hope they up the scale for BFG if and when it comes out. Bigger ships would be amazing.

That would be absolutely awful. The whole point of BFG is to field big fleets with plenty of room to maneuver and the models were the perfect balance between visual detail and playability, not to mention that with modern plastics and design tech they could substantially up the amount of detail on the models without increasing their size at all.

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Ghastly Grave Guard


BFG could be cool, but with Titanicus coming out and FW getting rid of many horus heresy kits I doubt FW/specialist games can keep up with supporting all these games. So as of my feeling now...i'd rather they released titanicus and called it a day and just supported the games we already have well into the future.

Even if they brought back Mordheim i'm unsure if they could capture that same blanchian weirdness and vibe. I'm just not sure it would be a good idea, as cool as it could possibly be.

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Battlefleet Gothic is the coolest specialist game. I would love to see BFG and Epic come back, as I think they best represent the scale of warfare in the 40K world. Epic with nice modern plastic figures would be amazing.

I also love Mordheim but really, I do not want the old game ruined by the modern aesthetics.

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