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PostSubject: the next imperial armour book   Mon Sep 08 2014, 15:09

I spoke with Alan Bligh during the Forge World European open day and asked him about a Dark Eldar Imperial Armour book. He said "they always have ideas" but that they haven't actually done much on a Dark Eldar book.

He did say though that the next Imperial Armour book would definitely be a Xenos book. Maybe Eldar Corsairs update?

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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Mon Sep 08 2014, 16:23

I would not be sad for another Xenos centered book - they are rare gems.

They've been half talking about that DE book for years now - I don't expect it to ever get green-lit.

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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Mon Sep 08 2014, 17:52

Yeah, I saw someone else's conversation with Alan Bligh mentioned several upcoming FW books, but nothing DE-related. It's a real bummer, I don't know why we are the only ones left hanging, especially given the success of the last DE release. As Thor said, they have been talking about it for years, and I seem to recall people saying it been done in draft format around the time of our last codex, but then postponed because it was considered to be too "grim dark", or something along those lines.


This is what came out back in April about the next IA book:
http://www.thedarkcity.net/t9046-ia-13-due-this-summer-without-de

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http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1620/574064.page#6691188

IA 13 is the next Imperial Armour book, and we are getting some information as to what it is called, and its contents. IA 13 will be called War Machines of the Lost and the Damned and will be coming this summer/fall. In it wil be updated or new Chaos Renegades, and lots of Chaos Vehicles.

The art book was on display at the open day and had pictures of a Chaos Thunderhawk, Chaos Stormeagle and the Anvilluss pattern and Kharybdis assault claw.

This sounds great, as adding more options for Chaos is always welcome.

Please remember that this is a rumor, and is a report from pushkin on what he saw at the Forgeworld Open Day

I posted quite a lot of this in the Forgeworld open day, but I went through the notes i made and had missed out a few things and i thought it would be good to get its own thread.
IA13 is called War Machines of the Lost and the Damned. It is written by Andy Hoare and edited by Talima Fox.

It will be released in Summer/Autumn 2014. ......
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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Mon Sep 22 2014, 04:10

DE in an IA book?   Lol.

We barely made it into an apoc supplement and the only LoW we got was to be able to use an Eldar Titan.  

DE are cool, but for some reason FW isn't exactly excited about them.

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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Mon Sep 22 2014, 20:17

@clively wrote:
DE in an IA book?   Lol.

We barely made it into an apoc supplement and the only LoW we got was to be able to use an Eldar Titan.  

DE are cool, but for some reason FW isn't exactly excited about them.

I vaguely remember seeing something about it being because of modeling difficulties. The resin that FW uses not being suited for being thin enough to match the DE design aesthetics.

Even if they couldn't do vehicles for us they could still probably do Pain Engines and Warp Beasts and the like for us (or even weapon replacements, TL Heat lance raiders?, Splinter Cannon Raiders, Blaster/Shredder/Liquifier Venoms, HWG Launcher Venoms/Raiders)
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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Mon Sep 22 2014, 22:14

If they can build the Tantalus they can also give us conversion kits for the Revenant Titan and Pain Engines.
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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:46

I spoke to Tony Cottrell at the Games Day the Tantalus was released and they said that the Tantalus was very hard to make and cast due to the nature of the model and design which seemed to cause a few issues with them DE wise.

I spoke to him around four months ago and said nothing was lined up for Dark Eldar.

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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Tue Sep 23 2014, 15:50

Long thin pieces tend to be difficult to reproduce properly in that material, and dark eldar are full of them.

Everything I've ever bought from forgeworld which had similar characteristics required a fair amount of work to beat into submission. My tantalus required both twisting and straightening to get it into an acceptable shape. Then it required a fair amount of filler for areas completely missing resin due to production issues. Even small stuff like the heads for thousand sons and rhino doors needed work. I think they'd be better off dropping resin entirely and move into full plastic. The detail that can be achieved with plastic is either on par with for close enough to resin and it's just easier to work with - IMHO.


That said I saw a funny thing yesterday. A different miniature company decided to move to white metal because resin was too expensive to work with... How's that for going in circles.

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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Thu Sep 25 2014, 03:23

@Sky Serpent wrote:
I spoke to Tony Cottrell at the Games Day the Tantalus was released and they said that the Tantalus was very hard to make and cast due to the nature of the model and design which seemed to cause a few issues with them DE wise.
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I think that must be what I saw somewhere, or someone else who interviewed him and said something similar. FW probably won't go typical plastic because from what I understand the molds are very capital intensive and FW probably doesn't have the volume of sales needed to recoup their investment. (of course if they lowered their prices, made their products more accessible and produced an amazing looking and useful DE model we might be in a different ballpark)
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PostSubject: Re: the next imperial armour book   Sat Oct 11 2014, 19:52

It is Warhammerfest this weekend, and among the extensive list of everything reported that Forge World has in development or planned for the future was this note:

"No plans for Dark Eldar yet."

That is very sad to see, to say the least.

http://natfka.blogspot.ca/2014/10/warhammer-fest-report-new-releases-pics.html

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