9th edition has been part of the Fantasy talk for some time, and now word is out that Fantasy's new edition will return with flying options. Now this makes sense as both Fantasy and 40k tend to feed each other, and as such, I would expect 9th to also include a heavy dose of allies rules as well.


Please remember that these are rumors

via Bigred over on the Bols Lounge
Skaven Take to the Air
From the birds in the trees...

Skaven are being worked on and penciled in for 2014.
In particular flying options are being put through their paces.
Editor's note: This goes in line with the 9th rumors we have been hearing of flyers (with lots of new dedicated rules - see 40K 6th) returning to WFB after many editions of absence.

24 Comments:

  1. I remember this rule even in the fifth edition. She was terribly bent, but gave a lot of tactical possibilities.
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  2. Heres hoping for allies and flyer rules that arent retarded.

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  3. tactical possibilites in fantasy ? dude forget :D

    there are two tactics in fantasy

    a) stay in shoot
    b) move forward and charge

    most of people remove every scenery and other things because you simply can't put tray of guys into forest without removing it and its all problems.

    Until fanatasy will not be skirmish it will be always a pain :) but this will never happen because ranking up dwarfs in trays for 30 minutes is best part of the game :)

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    1. Clearly, you don't play fantasy.
      If you did, you would be aware that fantasy is a more tactical game than 40k. I'm not saying that makes it better, but it is what it is.

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    2. Wow cynical much?
      WHFB is by far the most tactical of the GW games

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    3. I always explain it as 40k without "and they shall know no fear" wwhich alone makes the game more tactical.

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    4. Yes it is more tactical but Kuba is right in some sence.
      It used to be more tatical in last eddition but now has become a grinding match between your big blocks of infantry and is more and more coming down to who has the better list and deployment

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    5. It used to be a lot more tactical when you had to guess ranges for the artillery and line up charges precisely using a measuring tape contained within your mind. No rolling 1's for charge range, no dwarves charging stupid distances. Actual tactics.

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    6. I wouldn't usually respond to this sort of comment, but I have to admit that I'm irritated by the author's conceit and implied belief that 40k is somehow more tactical despite 360 degree charge arcs which render outflanking an essentially meaningless operation (this is just one example, there are others). I enjoy both but 40k is more about min-maxing units, silly weapon combinations and if possible TH/SS on everything. I'm not saying that there aren't tactics or that it isn't fun, but claiming that fantasy has no tactics is just bizarre.

      Take a simple little building: in fantasy you'd have to take into account how a unit will approach it and how to get around it without being charged if there are enemy units on the other side. In 40k you happily skip around and then launch an assault without a thought.

      Again I'm struggling to understand the bizarre sense of elitism and superiority from mono-40k players.

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    7. You all wrong, BFG is most tactical GW game!!! :P

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  4. I just get the impression that every army gets a flyer, monstrous something... Armies are getting similar and similar to each other. This is destroying the hobby.

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    1. The GW games are getting more a game of 15mm with 28mm miniatures.

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    2. Nonsense. The fact that different forces get units of the same type but with wildly differing roles and rules doesn't imply that armies will play the same or even look similar.

      For argument's sake take a DP, Chaos Marines & a Heldrake with a baleflamer and pit it against a Riptide, Fire Warriors & Razorshark. You've got one of each unit type in each force but I guarantee that each unit will play differently to it's counterpart if it is to prevail.

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    3. The reason people got different armies was because you got very different playing styles. Then the empire got a dragon, and some stupid demigryphs. Now the rats seem to get some flyers. What's next? Elves with gunpowder?

      I was talking about Fantasy. In 40k it makes much more sense because technology tends to equal them a lil more, and it has been like that since the begenning, everybody had tanks vehicles and now everybody gets flyers, it's allright by me.

      But again, in fantasy it takes the fun out of it, cause the very different units is what made the armies so fun to play with.

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    4. Hmmmm.

      Well squirrels can fly so there's hope for Skaven bombers yet ;]

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    5. Suicide bomber skaven... Not bad... not bad at all. LOL

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    6. LOL The Squaven Bomber. You saw it here first!

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    7. LOL i could actually see that working!

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  5. I have come to the conclusion that no matter what GW does, 70% of the player base will complain about it, because its the "in" thing.

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    1. Very astute observation. Sometimes it seems like a hobby of hipsters - I confess I've done it too; "Back in second edition... blah blah blah."

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  6. Rats with wings....

    ...either bats or pigeons.

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  7. Isn't there flying skaven on the box art of island of blood....carrying a plague censer?

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