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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut




Scotland

As the title says, what would you like to see next year as the 'next big thing'?
It could be a world beating game system, a breakthrough in miniature design, lower prices for 3D stuff(Haha!), paints that cover first time, brushes that don't lose their point ever.
Literally anything.

Mine's would be;
1) Dreamforge getting a good run that allows them to firmly establish themselves in wargaming.
2) A 40k movie with Peter Jackson directing.
3) A standardising of scales so that miniatures slot in alongside each other.
4) I think there are enough paint ranges now, the manufacturers need to focus on the paint in their ranges that are frankly terrible, every range has them!
5) I'd like to see a new company arrive, with great game systems and a great plastic range of miniatures.
6) Resin being made a thing of the past, with all the clean up and cost, is it really worth it?

Well, that's some of mine.
How about you?

 
   
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Slipstream wrote:


Mine's would be;
1) Dreamforge getting a good run that allows them to firmly establish themselves in wargaming.
2) A 40k movie with Peter Jackson directing.
3) A standardising of scales so that miniatures slot in alongside each other.
4) I think there are enough paint ranges now, the manufacturers need to focus on the paint in their ranges that are frankly terrible, every range has them!
5) I'd like to see a new company arrive, with great game systems and a great plastic range of miniatures.
6) Resin being made a thing of the past, with all the clean up and cost, is it really worth it?



1) We can always use more good publishers/makers.
2) PJ hasn't made a good movie since King Kong. While The Hobbit debacle wasn't all his fault, he still put in an Elf-Dwarf love triangle and opposed extras in full makeup playing orcs, which is what made the LotR so lifelike. I doubt he would do 40k well. I also doubt there's enough of an audience for a 40k movie to be successful. It's a niche setting that turns a lot of people off due to the excessive grimdark.
3) I would love this, but it's not likely.
4) Agreed, Citadel has fixed some of theirs.
5) See my response to #1.
6) Um, resin is at the core of most small miniature makers, you can do things with it that you can't with metal (and until recently, plastic). People's hatred of resin comes from Finecast and Forgeworld with their terrible quality control. Most other mini companies don't have these issues (and there really shouldn't be an excuse for it). Resin can and should be improved to find better recipes that further reduce bubbles and reduce mold wear.


As for my hopes, I hope Warcradle takes off with their reboots of Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada and GW comes back with Battlefleet Gothic, although I worry that the latter would kill the former. Also looking forward to what GW releases this year.

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Made in gb
Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Seconded the response about resin. I much prefer it to plastic. Sure there may be more clean up, but once you've done the the miniatures look so much better than plastics.

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Mississippi

Having recently gotten my hands on a resin printer I agree the issue is GW's finecast, not resin itself.

As for my 2021 wishes:

1) Another good Godzilla movie (I loved the last one - crossing my fingers Godzilla vs. King Kong will hold up)
2) A complete plastic eldar line release
3) Rubicon releases more 1/56 scale kits - moving from WW2 to WW3 moderns
4) Complete line of Robotech miniatures (Macross, Masters & New Gen) in a battletech-sized usable scale [Macross exists, but not the others]
5) A revised and completely reworked Sky Galleons of Mars on the level of Leviathans

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Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna





Atlanta, GA

I really like resin.

Peter Jackson would be a terrible director for a 40k movie. Give us someone else for a 5 or 10-part miniseries instead.

Wishlisting here:

1. a new starter set for Horus Heresy/more plastic of any kind
2. Privateer Press getting their stuff together and making a comeback
3. a return of "Imperial Armour" style campaign books, written in that pseudo-historical style
4. lots of success for smaller wargaming companies, regardless of game or genre
   
Made in pl
Infiltrating Broodlord





1) A fully plastic Tyranids line with the new models for all older sculpts like gaunts/stealers etc. and a LoW.
2) That the City States will win the vote for Conquest's 6th faction.
3) The Release of a new, awesome, solo, fantasy, minis/bases agnostic game.
   
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Grumpy Longbeard





Canada

Slipstream wrote:
5) I'd like to see a new company arrive, with great game systems and a great plastic range of miniatures.
6) Resin being made a thing of the past, with all the clean up and cost, is it really worth it?

Companies tend to start small and it takes the better part of a decade to "arrive". No one pops up out of nowhere with great games and minis right away.

Mantic is a good example: they hit their stride around their 10 year celebration and are putting out good stuff these days.
They're not alone either. There are many great companies putting out great stuff right now! Supporting them is the only way for new companies to "arrive".

I like plastic over resin too. I am generally content with miniatures that are "good enough" so the extra crisp detail of resin isn't as important to me as ease and durability.

What I would like: is to play games in person.
Also for Kings of War Vanguard to get the overhaul it needs and become popular.

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





This is absolutely crazy, but watching McCoy's DW serials "Paradise Towers" and "The Happiness Patrol"...I do wish GW and the BBC - maybe Weta? - would get together for a Necromunda tv show.

Something that would sit alongside 80s shows like Blake's 7, The Tripods and Red Dwarf.

Just off the top of my head I can see an episode inspired by CITV's Trap Door, where a lone maintenance worker is pandering to some chaos demon trapped in the depths of the hive, and has attracted the suspicions of a visiting Inquisitor played by Catherine Tate lapping up her role as a complete bully, whilst the worker is an absolute coward willing to do anything to save his own ass by leading her up the garden path. I dunno, maybe played by some relative unknown actor for a change...David Tennant, perhaps?

Just dreaming out loud.

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Regular Dakkanaut




 Mr. Grey wrote:

2. Privateer Press getting their stuff together and making a comeback


Im a long time WM/H player and have been VERY critical of PP in recent years. But there have been good signs lately. Delivering all their Warcaster kickstarters, on time, in a pandemic is one of them.

Im hoping for good things. i just don't expect it to be for WM/H unless they decide to do a MK4 and really strip back the SKUs
   
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Atlanta, GA

Sunno wrote:
 Mr. Grey wrote:

2. Privateer Press getting their stuff together and making a comeback


Im a long time WM/H player and have been VERY critical of PP in recent years. But there have been good signs lately. Delivering all their Warcaster kickstarters, on time, in a pandemic is one of them.

Im hoping for good things. i just don't expect it to be for WM/H unless they decide to do a MK4 and really strip back the SKUs


My Khador army is in limbo right now until PP gets more of their stuff together. Honestly my biggest current gripe is the quality of the miniatures, their resin and pewter is fine but the plastic they use for so much of their range is absolutely atrocious. As a painter first and player second, that's a dealbreaker for me - and really I'd purchase things at a higher price if they came in resin or pewter rather than said plastic. From what I understand they had some serious issues with a Chinese manufacturer who is effectively holding a lot of their plastic molds hostage, and they're starting to move all mini production in-house. Which... is a start. But I feel like it might take a few years to get where they want to be. In the meantime, I'll stick to GW games.
   
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MN

I am hoping the next big thing will be Osprey's Wars of the Republic game in their Wargaming Series line! Crosses fingers.

What? I am not biased! No way, no how!



Honestly, I think the industry is in a pretty awesome place. There are boutique model makers, indie game developers, 3D designs available to self-print, and plenty of options for wargamers! This is like a golden age!

I would love though, if licensed games and third party game makers could last more than 5 years as a successful business. That would be awesome!

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Regular Dakkanaut






I personally love resin, especially because it's a great way for smaller makers to produce minis, although my preference still goes to metal minis. Except when I drop them...

1) a weakening of GW's dominance of the miniature world to create some more breathing room for smaller companies. Mind you, that doesn't mean a collapse or anything.
2) the development of good setting-agnostic miniature games for different scales.
3) the death of inbuilt mini bases of all sorts. I much prefer to easily put them on my own (which basically are washers).

   
Made in fi
Focused Fire Warrior






My wishlist for the next big things (from GW, not interested in the industry as a whole so much):

1) GW starts selling bits (this is just a matter of determining the right price for each bit)
2) Remaking of Epic: Space Marine
3) Offering digital editions of all rulebooks. 40K rules digitally only in the app? Why not both!
4) PROFIT!!!

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