There is a batch of rumors going on about Warhammer Fantasy that should be mentioned, although I don't really know much about them. I have added a second part to this below, that shows several armies no longer being made, and some changes.... like to the Elves being more Eldarish.
Please remember that these are rumors. Please give these some extra salt.
via WhisperofTruth on Dakka
written by Oloh on warseer
List of current model kits that will be officially included in Warhammer 9th. He later posted that this list is accurate, but incomplete, meaning there may be additional kits that survive that are not listed, with the implication being that you should be OK to purchase and paint these kits (but not base).
Cauldron of Blood/Bloodwrack Shrine
Eternal Guard/Wildwood Rangers
Sisters of the Thorn/Wildriders of Kurnous
Witch Elves of Khaine/Sisters of Slaughter
Night Goblin Fanatics
Thanquol and Boneripper
Screaming Bell/Plague Furnace
Coven Throne/Mortis Engine
Supposed list of current model kits that will be officially included in 9th from WhispererofTruth, an unconfirmed source at DakkaDakka that has been providing 9th information to date. He later posted that this list is accurate, but incomplete, meaning there may be additional kits that survive that are not listed, with the implication being that you should be OK to purchase and paint these kits (but not base).
7 Champions and an army of light.
No more Lizardmen, but still playable.
No more Gnoblars/Skinks. They become Goblins.
No more Beastmen.
Elves become more Eldary, units take on aspects of their gods.
There are some units like the Blood Knights that I expected to survive into 9th, but the events of the books have made me doubt this is going to happen anymore. They were due to be updated. Plus it fits with the new merging unit policy, not sure that's happening anymore though. Something similar happened to the Bone Giant, that being said I heard the Bone Giant was getting a redesign and a release some point in the future.
The game will become more Fantasy like, less cannons and warmachines. More magical. It's not just the "Humans" that get empowered by the gods all factions will experience this.