I've not really played any Warhammer games since Shadow of the Horned Rat or Dark Omen, and Space Marine never really appealed much for 40k. But as a huge fan of the Total War series, here is the news the I've been waiting for...
There is essentially going to be a Warhammer: Total War.
We'll be going from this (admittedly with it's wonderful charm):
To something like this?:
In the Creative Assembly press release, Tim Heaton, their Studio Director said:
“It seems fitting for us to embark on such a dream project with such a well-established partner. The incredibly rich and detailed Warhammer world is something we grew up with, and has left an indelible imprint on us as both designers and gamers.”
“We’ll be doing the Warhammer universe justice in a way that has never been attempted before. We’re bringing [our] 25 years of experience and expertise in extremely high-scoring games to bear, delivering a Warhammer experience that videogamers will absolutely love.”
It's apparently scheduled to launch from beyond 2013.
The full release can be found on the CA site here.
And what's that hidden in there too.... a game based on the Alien intellectual property?(That's almost Tyranid: Total War...?)
Time for the general waffle...
Also, the results of the internet-wide 40k medical poll are in, and symbol A won as the primary symbol for the Guard/Navy symbol. I tested it out here on a few mock up items (click for a readable size):
|Field Dressing version 1, more of a WW2 vibe, produced on Forge World Sirona|
|Field Dressing version 2, my personal favourite, more WW1 based, made on Forge World Lenus|
|A medic's brassard / arm band (of the non-swimming variety)|
In other news, my second "fluffcraft" post is taking shape and two new "Druids" for the Spears of Mawdryn Space Marines are on the desk (photos to follow). I also have some Battlefleet Gothic stuff on the way, some new fluff I've been working on (in addition to some joint stuff with Scipio) and most importantly, more Mawdryn painting. As if I'm not busy enough over Christmas already....