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Warhammer Fantasy- Bubble Hammer




Taking a break from the Eldar, here is a Warhammer fantasy rumor. This discusses how we may see Warhammer fantasy in ninth edition. 

 I am leaving the rumor as it was sent into me. Please remember that these are rumors.



Via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
So little snippet found its way to me about warhammer fantasy 9th so thought I would pass it on. Also this take with some salt but sounded very possible after reading the end times books. 

The world will combine codex's as everyone knows but the way they interact with each other is very similar to how Thor travels between the different realms. 

The world is destroyed and only held together by the world root or something that was vague and unclear. The armies can travel the world root to interact with the other realms very similar to how the elves tracked the world root in khaine.  So bubble hammer may be a name but I would refer to it as portal hammer.

 Also this post is not to make anyone mad or angry just a bit I heard so all the people that transform into children when talking warhammer please maintain some semblance of an adult and keep your hist fits to yourself.

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    1. I will be joining 9th edition aswell.

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    2. I might join. To me this seems like Warlock the video game. Instead of one big world it's small worlds or "shards" like how

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      Ardania "blew" up.

      Might just be fun.

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  2. so my chaos army can ravage countless portal worlds? hahahah let the slaughter begin!

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    1. My thoughts, precisely. While many fatbeards shall rage quit, this just might pull me in to Fantasy.

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    2. My thoughts, precisely. While many fatbeards shall rage quit, this just might pull me in to Fantasy.

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    3. Lol, even poor and unimaginative fantasy settings deserve some love. Thanks guys.

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  3. As a conversion person this is the greatest idea I have ever heard!

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    1. Couldnt agree more it opens up so much scope fornunique realms,i personally will be rebuilding bretonnia in one of them :p

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  4. Faiet. Very glad that you're confronting the comments. I read your blog every day and enjoy it profusely.

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    1. Seriously. I probably visit this site multiple times in a day, and all his work is greatly appreciated!

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  5. Sounds a bit like Eternal Champion with the alternate dimensional planes and travel between them. Chaos won so why not.

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  6. Meh. Maybe this would have been cool as a separate kind of thing, but I still miss the Old World and the old fluff.

    I could totally see this working as a brand new kind of fantasy skirmish game with a new IP, round bases and the whole nine yards (I'd be all over that!), but I just want my beloved Old World back for Warhammer Fantasy =(

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    1. but it never went away.
      You can just as easily run a campaign in the old world or the new.
      The old world story has just been finished not deleted.

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    2. It was a ll a dream, some elvish trickery borked by the skaven stealing something shiny at just the wrong moment, with the people stuck in the bubble worlds in a coma, those not fight in the old world.

      That would be hilarious if that comes to fruition

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  7. so i can finally have the army i have always not only wanted but deserved? this makes it possible to create some really out there things which might have been restricted by the current system we know and somewhat (mixed feelings) love (or love to hate-in healthy doses of course), it also means that new ones (factions) can now be introduced. it is a good time to be involved in the hobby (despite what some people claim) as it means we get to experience change and like BETA-gamers we are now in the "first-wave" of gamers, we can look back in 1-20 years and think we "were there". also with any luck it could lead to better rules (unlikely- but anything is possible & i anticipate the change with open arms regardless). idk but i am going to enjoy new modeling projects as well as gaining a less depleted "bits box" and adding much variance to it. so all in all "can't wait for change/10". count me as excited.

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    1. dude, seriously. you seem intelligent, but are so inside GW management's @$$ it is getting silly. yes, it is ALWAYS a good time to be involved in this "hobby" (despite what some people claim). because the people who read this blog, who buy (let's face it, your) GW's models, know the names of the old sculptors, paid subscriptions long enough to get the company rolling fast enough to ever have caught the attention of the people who are directing it now... should i say 'the kind of people' but we all know them by different names. parasites, really. you are basically an industry cheerleader is my guess, paid to p-troll blogs and lay the company sausage. i like reading your stuff, cuz it is sort of a tunnel-esque view back from the dank insides of a corporate hive-mind.

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    2. oh, yeah, and i am totally figuring how to get all my old metal dudes put on either those cool new bikes OR some new plastic dudes on my old metal harlies after i stretch 'em out. with the new system, with the harlequins set out, i can modify them into craftworld support, and with the old goodwin bike design, build them out to suit. i gots an ocean of old scatter lasers. who doesn't, am i right?
      when i found those bikes so many years ago (20?), i saw them as an investment. i think that a lot of people feel like this about this "hobby", as an investment of life and time - developed and developing skills, painting, sculpting, modeling, thinking... and my favorite, meta-reasoning discursive skills, i.e. "is this rule fair or not and how can we make it better and more "balanced" so that everyone can enjoy playing the game?" or most generally "let's create a campaign world together and be mutually bound by its rules." see, this "hobby" affords a rare environment for the practice of these sorts of discursive, and indeed incursive, and deeply moral/ethical skills... valuable for the statesman, for the man of purpose, for Aristotle's best of animals, but i digress. this "hobby" should show up on people's tombstones. it is not really a "game".
      as for GW... some things are getting worked out. how "they" play it out remains to be seen but let me leave you will one observation. i spent a lot of time in school. business cliquey frat-boys are not the most inclusive bunch, under the current paradigm - i.e. latter-day corporate captialism also known as, originally, fascism - i do not have faith in the proposition that whatever GW middlemanocrats are doing is being done for anyone's benefit but themselves by way of GW investors. sure, "this is the way things are" and bs like that but it was not always this way, and needn't be for long. corporate ethics has been openly poisoned since Nixon and Friedman - Do you remember Milton Friedman? yeah... anyways, this is the trouble - (despite what some people claim) companies don't exist to make money. they exist to let good people do great things, together. with GW, with 40k now, there are hints of greatness, potential for greatness, but as yet i am unconvinced. fantasy i will also buy into (what can i say, i like goblins) but... it is getting silly. like the doosh in slippers who shows up at your grill party with a bush light six pack and it is warm... so-called "competitive" 40k can rot - not for me. i never went to a tournament to win, except for best painted or best army or best sportsmanship... those are worth aiming for, imho. when GW let's go of the rules, the culture, and the art, it vacates most of its value in this investor's eyes. what was really cool about 40k was that the thing seemed to be able to last that long. now, it feels different, like the people who run it care about money more than the people who keep the myth alive, but again, i digress...

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    3. Hell man, I just like to buy and put together models, read the fluff and play with my friends. If I cant do that anymore i'll find something else.

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    4. Tzetch you nailed it on the head there!

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    5. @ Jeff did not read your wall of BOLLOCKS. i get it your upset. so what. does it look like i care? nope.

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  8. 40k is heading in a great direction, where armies are getting codices that are powerful enough to play within themselves the traditional way, with detachments and formations; or go outside and play allies at a cost.

    Fantasy will be stripped down and rebooted, with a clean slate and all new goodies; not to mention a lower cost of entry.

    Great time to be in the hobby!

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    1. As to the rumors: these weren't really rumors. Just speculation about the fluff bits, or what could be happening with the storyline.

      REAL rumors are rules related.

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    2. Oh hush and go back under your bridge

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    3. Dunno. The imbalance coming to 40K may be enough to push me to fantasy for a while. I hope whoever write the new fantasy rules think harder than the 40K rule writers...

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    4. One great thing about this hobby is you dont have to play the game to enjoy it. Most of my enjoyment comes from converting/building stuff, then getting it painted and on the shelf with its friends.

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    5. It's a great time for people who are new to fantasy to get involved (like me). For people who have existing armies and have come to identify with the fluff I feel bad for them.

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    6. "REAL rumors are rules related."

      Nope. Tried every dictionary, didn't find that definition.

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    7. Lowest cost of entry to play a dull fantasy game? Why bother?
      What about the quality we get for what we paid?

      By starting wfb over, GW removed everything which made that game great.

      Enjoy the new warhammer, Mcdoodle, farewell and good luck.

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    9. Fantasy and 40k both have the same cost to begin. In fact 40k is more expensive.

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    10. WHFB isn't going anywhere.. it might evolve but it has some HUGE coat tails of its bigger older brother 40K to ride on forever.. also people in an uproar over the Eldar becoming the new OP faction with this latest book release obviously don't know how to play their armies well enough if a couple big "D"s are causing nightmares.. go ahead give every unit in the book a "D" POINTS FOR POINTS the Fury of Fenris will still rise to any challenge and prevail.. right now i only use the1 "D" i got.. vortex of Doom and its been a pleasure dropping that little D on your chins and watching it wiggle back and forth gimping everything it touched while my boys Gate all over the table claiming objs with their Silver Armoured battle bros.. so bring it on xenos scum.. we'll take whatever the Allfather wills our way and love every minute of the carnage ;-)

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    11. Nightfury, Warhammer fantasy is older then 40k. 40k is Fantasy's little brother.

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    12. Warhammer fantasy came out in 1983 40k in 1987. I know, I was there ;)

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  9. Honestly not interested. I was looking forward to the End Times but as it kept going I realized I really don't like the direction GW was going with it. Now with the rumors and the fact the World I loved since 1988 is gone I think I have lost all interest in GW games.

    Now there will be those who like what's going on but there was dark and there is wearing a mask made of baby flesh dark. The World of Warhammer just stepped over that line and I won't go there....

    I was going to drop around $400-$500 on a new army this spring with tax returns and a work bonus, now thanks to this forum and the other rumor sites I just saved myself from a large mistake. Now I am playing Armada and so far I think FFG is far better at writing rules.

    I am telling you if GW doesn't fix it's PR issue FFG will not only own some of GW's IP's it will also own GW.

    Now if that is too negative of an opinion then the thought police can erase this, but not everyone likes the way End Times was told and or the rumors coming out. (and in my NW region very few like it in fact)

    So now I am off to FFG forums. And thanks for the heads up Faiet, I would have been hundreds off dollars poorer and upset had I found this all out as the books came out.

    Farewell and good luck.

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    1. Totally get where you're coming from. I know people like to "keep it positive," but I've honestly lost interest in Fantasy with the way GW has taken it. I'm still having fun with 40k but I don't blame you for jumping ship. Hope you have a better time of it with FFG games dude.

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    2. Thanks. So far I am happier with Armada and its new community. Also Episode VII is this winter.

      Just one warning, do not demo Armada if you already have a plastic addiction. It is that good.

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    3. Oh, believe me, I'm tempted as hell =P trying to get my group interested in it since every review of it I've read has been *ludicrously* positive.

      Also, the new Star Wars trailer has got me SUPER interested =P

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    4. I dunno. I'm torn between Armada and DZC, and which way to guide my gaming group. Many have gotten jaded with GWs inability to balance 40K.

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    5. and if it all goes tits up its not like all the 8th edition books will just vanish overnight

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    6. Played X-wing. Great game, no variety.

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    7. My advice is don't pay any attention to rumour's and spend your hard earned cash on whatever you want, all fantasy armies will still be playable no matter what happens.

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    8. Wow Murphy's Law - thanks for letting us all know.

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    9. I know exactly the way you feel ML.
      My son and I've swapped GW for Mantic months ago, also Bolt Action is slowly creeping in with him wanting the Americans and poor old dad can take the Germans (I wanted to take the British).

      The novels and the paints are the only things wich keep me attached to GW for now and even that might change.

      The way I see it they've ruined 'The Old World' in every sense possible.
      I've played Warhammer since 1995-ish and I've seen it change over the years, not in a good way.
      White Dwarf used to be my favorite mag out there when it still had free rules, sometimes free miniatures even and tons of hobby advice, full battle reports with a lot of funny and tongue-in-cheek remarks.
      Now it has become a coorperate 'porn-mag' with boasts of how great the latest army is and that they're the most stunning sculpts to date and bla-blah-blah.

      I'll confess: I've assembled a Space Marine captain the other day with the idea of starting a new force, based on the Poles, and using up a lot of bits that I have left.
      After considering the costs, new rules and time and money already spend in other projects I've dropped on the whole idea.

      So long Games Workshop, it was fun while it lasted.


      And I'm tempted in X-wing too, eagerly awaiting episode VII and seeing Han and Chewie again was like seeing long lost friends.

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    10. Good luck Murphy's lawyer, you won't be missed.

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    11. Wait and see guy's, things may even change for the better!

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    12. ^ if you have a positive opinion or attitude you get called out as being a troll. don't try to convince anyone dude they have made their minds up already and good chance it was before the end of the End Times but have been hanging on like dags on a goats rectum.

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    13. Well I didn't call you out Unknown, but yes I was on the fence somewhat with the prices, GW's lack of PR and the direction I have seen them going in both 40K and WHFB. This was just the line. Too old maybe.

      And don't worry Redd boy, if I want a little Troll I'll come find you. Keep up the hate buddy.

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    14. ^ never said you did :) i was meaning the reply i got from @ Jeff above. people should know i am a douchey dude (like 99.999% of the time and an asshat the other 0.001% of the time) but i am not a paid troll, and i only comment here due to a shared passion for the hobby that i believe we all have. i could be playing WOW or EvE instead and just stop caring about 40k or fantasy altogether but much like some here have invested several $1000+ on both systems spread over 20+ years......yeah....not easy just throwing in the towel because "waaaah" change is coming. if others want out the door is that was ---->

      but i genuinely am interested to find out more and what the changes are before i lose my shit completely. keep cool and you won't turn into a fool.

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    15. that last snarky bit of my comment was directed at people like Jeff as well (should be obvious....so much hate he has at random people)

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  10. Makes no sense.
    The oak of ages was destroyed. There is nothing left at the end of Archaon of the old world. However Sigmar (sic) is grasping on to the last vestige. Also the Elves created an alternative realm which was discovered by Be'lakor. Its unknown i it survived. Its more likely that 9th will be based in the times leading up to the end of Archaon or in the new realm created by the former Elven god.

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    1. this i what I was thinking too, the tree died; sucked into the RoC.

      much ore likely that 'haven' is the glowing peck at the end of the book and it is Sigmar who grabs it and makes the world anew or something. We shall soon see :)

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  11. I thought I would be upset by this, but when they explain it with the Yggdrasil comparison, I actually kind of like it.

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  12. Trying desperately to sell off my Empire army... Without the Old World, it's not Warhammer, to me.

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  13. i reckon theyve destroyed the world so they can get rid of the creatively sterile "its this bit of Earth but with fantasy" parts, like Cathay, which was literally just China with a dragon and magic, or Araby, which was Arabia but with skaven. I mean, the warhammer fantasy version of Japan was called Nippon for petes sake.
    With a properly designed world, theyll be able to make China/Arabia/Japan/etc inspired armies instead of having an admittedly large part of the warhammer world sitting there being a stereotype

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    1. Not to mention most of those areas are more or less located at similar spots as on Earth.

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    2. I respect both of your opinions, but that was the hole thing about fantasy that the world was something you recognised but was different, kind of like Westeros (GoT) Cimmeria (Conan) and Middle Earth and many more. It's called a hook, it gives you a reason to invest in fluff, It's basically what Fantasy is all about.

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    3. It's even in Dungeons and Dragons.

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    4. I respect that... But I personally feel that is where Fantasy in general fails, it's to generic and all to similar to each other.

      It's cool to borrow from history and mythos, 40k does it too, but the less obvious it is the better imo.

      Warhammer Fnatasy might have been one of the early adopters of the concepts, but like with vampires and warewolves it got destroyed by over use.

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    5. i understand what youre saying, and i get the need for familiarity with the fantasy, but it always ripped me out of the setting, tbh. a big example for me is the samurai class in the pathfinder rpg setting. samurai is a very specific, Japanese-centric word, you're telling me there's just a straight up Japan somewhere in Pathfinder, which had exactly the same development as our Japan did?
      for a setting to just have an analogue to a real-Earth culture without really making the effort to have it fit in with the rest of the setting just feels very odd, and very lazy to me.
      the Empire is based on Renaissance Germany, and Bretonnia on feudal France/England, but they still have a lot of work put into them to make them feel like a part of the warhammer setting. Cathay is just China, shoehorned in because there needed to be a Far East themed place.

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    6. Great discussion guy's. While I can see both sides of the argument I feel Warhammer Was something special, after watching it's development over 30 years it is sad to see it change (if that is what happens.) you mention 40k, 40k IS earth (Terra) in the far future. I feel all fantasy and SciFI suffer from this stereo type as we are humans interpreting Mythos in a human way after all.

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    8. 'Creatively sterile' is exactly how GW spoiled a great concept.

      The old world pseudo historical setting allowed to nurture the background at will.

      But GW incorporated poorly thoughts bits here and there without even trying to respect some kind of coherency.

      After 5th edition, wfb slowly became a mixed bag of very diverse settings which diluted the unique and original feel they created in the early years.

      This is what made wfb dull. The End times series which happened only for IP sakes is the final step in this direction ut GW writers are totally unable to replace this pseudo historical element of the warhammer background.

      If you found WFB dull beforehand, be prepared to discover it will become even duller after the jump to 9th.

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    9. Creatively sterile or not, it's still the setting I and a lot of other people love/loved for many many years. This may well be a controversial thing to say but I prefer the game the setting and the fluff to 40k (only my opinion.) I have been with the company on and of for a long time and I and many others are waiting to see where this all goes, while I have confirmation that round bases are not coming (well only if you want them to) no one will say just what is going to be left after End Times but we will always have Warhammer whatever shape it may take.

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    10. i too have been part of warhammer fantasy for quite a long time (since 4th edition) and while im sad to see it change so drastically, ill still have the memories (and huge hoard of old books about the place).
      Regardless of what the next fluff might be, its still just fluff, something you can ignore entirely and subvert with your own

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    11. Indeed Scuzgob. I suppose that's the beauty of this hobby. At the end of the day you get out what you put in :)

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  14. So i guess the squa... I mean dwarfs could make a comeback as the pop through the 40k door.

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  15. This "rumour" is just some nonsensical rubbish that some simpleton made up.

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  16. Well least it isn't square base nonsense.

    "Also this post is not to make anyone mad or angry just a bit I heard so all the people that transform into children when talking warhammer please maintain some semblance of an adult and keep your hist fits to yourself."

    Ok, so if you love Warhammer Fantasy and are sad about the death of many years worth of wonderful fluff and gaming (not to mention massive monetary investment) because the American market imploded and a certain GW CEO had to find a way of making up lost profits while trying to keep a dead system called "The Hobbit/LotR" afloat after selling their soul to New Line Productions, Warner Brothers and Saul Zants (after seeing what said company's did to Tolkian Enterprises), you best not have any emotions about any of it... But flip all ya POO about Eldar getting D weapon guy's that's fine!

    Sorry, I had to say it though...
    But hell it's just a load of rumours any way, let's see what happens.

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    1. Agree, the Fantasy crowd seem remarkably restrained in comparison. Currently I feel I've been served Warhammer Fantasy Limbo Edition, with all beloved characters dead - please hold - GW will get back to you at some point this year. If 40K had a rumoured reboot we'd be seeing far worse

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    2. Ah Yog, it's about time someone pointed out the real reasons behind thing's.

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    3. I have bretonnians,been waiting a looonng time for gw to get back to me on them :p i was thinking of throwing in the towel but if this runour is right we could see some new medieval kingdom bubble thing,heres hoping anyway

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    4. I have bretonnians,been waiting a looonng time for gw to get back to me on them :p i was thinking of throwing in the towel but if this runour is right we could see some new medieval kingdom bubble thing,heres hoping anyway

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  17. Isn't there nothing left at the end of the 5th End Times book? I heard rumours, it's a totally new world.

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    1. The oak of ages, the world roots and the weave were utterly destroyed. Gone. There are other points that also don't fit. The rumour above makes no sense.

      The most obvious guess would be that the new warhammer world is the single "world-heart" which was floating through the abyss. The unnamed entity that grasped onto in exerted his will on it and "a miracle took place" and although they "were truly the end times, they were also the beginning".

      There is far more evidence in the end times books to suggest a single new world

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    2. The Re-set button has just been pressed, what we will get is something more like Warhammer pre End Times and post End Times.

      No armies will be "Squatted" and EVERYTHING you own now will still be playable.

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  18. This was a triumph. I'm making a note here : huge success.

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  19. "Also this take with some salt but sounded very possible after reading the end times books."

    You would die of congestive heart failure if you actually took the recommended amount of salt to go along with all these completely made up web forum rumors.

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