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squilverine
16-10-2007, 12:48
I was thinking, if you could convince GW to take on a franchise and produce miniatures and/or a game for what would it be?

I always thought a skirmish game with miniatures based on the Sharpe films would be cool.

What would you like to see?

RevEv
16-10-2007, 13:25
Considering that these games already exist without the need for a franchise licence why should GW bother?

Besides, with nutters such as Zac at GW Cribbs producing Sharpe themed Space Ork armies, to limit the 'hobby' in such a manner (as they have had to with LoTR) would be detrimental to creative individuality.

blongbling
16-10-2007, 13:26
gw has said that it wont do another licence....

vice
16-10-2007, 13:51
gw has said that it wont do another licence....

Spoilsport :p

Has anyone read A Song of Ice and Fire? The series hasn't finished yet (gorram GRRM is slow) but they are by far the best medieval/fantasy series I've ever read. They already have the miniatures, I've seen sculpts for some characters that are better than some GW sculpts. The setting is rich, and there is scope for modelling the different factions.

For a Sci-Fi one, I'd say either Halo, or Aliens/Predator.
But thats already been discussed, I believe.

IJW
16-10-2007, 14:13
Everything you just mentioned is licensed already.

Ethlorien
16-10-2007, 14:17
Has anyone read A Song of Ice and Fire? The series hasn't finished yet (gorram GRRM is slow) but they are by far the best medieval/fantasy series I've ever read.

I agree with you; at least we can look forward to a T.V. series that's in production.

Ethlorien

Lord Malorne
16-10-2007, 14:31
DRAGONLANCE...i would sell my soul (and everyone elses!) for a dragonlance themed miniature series!

Its big in america i hear. Long live the Queen (she's German)

andyfair
16-10-2007, 15:54
If GW want to turn the company around and introduce their products and gaming to a massive young adult audience and to a new adult audience, I have long thought that a license to produce a Doctor Who series would be a massive hit. I honestly don't see how it could fail other than GW being unable to cope with the growth it would stimulate. And with 45 years almost of heroes and villains to base the game on, would never run short of material.

Jedi152
16-10-2007, 15:59
I brought this up last year, and suggested the Aliens and Predator licences, but i think they'd be unsuitable due to the 18 rating of the films.

Doctor Who would be perfect: It's British, has plenty of material to go at and is popular as hell, especially amongst the kids. It might, however, be hard to adapt to a miniatures games.

snurl
16-10-2007, 15:59
World of Warcraft: The massively miniature tabletop battle system.

carlospictor
16-10-2007, 17:08
A bit late in the day now, but I always wondered if GW didn't miss a trick by not getting a Harry Potter miniatures game licensed as the films were being released. Could have had years more new updates with the films, could have been small-scale Mordheim/Heroquest with the option to expand forces to make larger battle games.

The only thing that may have been difficult would be coming up with a rules set that could expand from simple playability to complex wargaming.

The Guy
16-10-2007, 17:18
Aliens vs predator! Come on it's a 15 right? the alien series are 18 and so are the predator. AVP2 is going to be 18 too probably. So all those in an awesome miniature game= no screaming kids play it! And I would tear my left arm off for an army of these!

Hlokk
16-10-2007, 17:20
They should do Stargate SG1 (also, does anyone have linkage to the SG models that have already been done?)

Failing that, I reckon they should do a WWII game. Simply because it would virtually be a lisence to print money if they did it right. Imagine multipart GW plastics of american GIs and german SS.

Cherrystone
16-10-2007, 17:45
I have long thought that a license to produce a Doctor Who series would be a massive hit.

GW had the license back in the 80s and produced games and miniatures.

Emperor's Grace
16-10-2007, 18:19
DRAGONLANCE...i would sell my soul (and everyone elses!) for a dragonlance themed miniature series!

Its big in america i hear. Long live the Queen (she's German)

It was/is big here but.... (get out your soul wallet)

They already put out a dragonlance themed miniature series.

It was by Ral Partha in the early/mid 80's.

I know because I have it (MIB except I painted Sturm and primered Verminaard if I recall correctly).

Mr Zephy
16-10-2007, 18:20
They should do Stargate SG1 (also, does anyone have linkage to the SG models that have already been done?)

Failing that, I reckon they should do a WWII game. Simply because it would virtually be a lisence to print money if they did it right. Imagine multipart GW plastics of american GIs and german SS.

I'm imagining: Overpriced models in unrealistic proportions that are already done better by other companies...

Though i like the SG1 idea.

Adept
16-10-2007, 18:25
A Halo game that wasn't a crappy clix game would roxxors my soxxors. So much so that I'm considering selling my soul, and playing the clix game anyway.

Jan Skarthen
16-10-2007, 19:07
I'm imagining: Overpriced models in unrealistic proportions that are already done better by other companies...

Though i like the SG1 idea.

A SG Atlantis army of Wraiths would be very appealing.

IMHO the great untapped market is for GW to do WAB right with full product support including figure ranges.

UltimateNagash
16-10-2007, 19:23
Timesplitters - has future, past etc, and monkeys. Instant win! :D

Ethlorien
16-10-2007, 19:46
They should do Stargate SG1 (also, does anyone have linkage to the SG models that have already been done?)

http://www.shopofmagic.com/lite/cart.php?target=category&category_id=1574

Ethlorien

Gen.Steiner
16-10-2007, 21:42
Black Tree Design produces Dr Who figures, from UNIT to the Cybermen. :p

yabbadabba
16-10-2007, 21:57
DRAGONLANCE...i would sell my soul (and everyone elses!) for a dragonlance themed miniature series!


I've got those figures! The lead Ral Partha ones. I think they are in an old bitz box somewhere ... ...

Do you know, with all the money involved with creating a new game, especially under licence, I'd say advertise or go part-works with 40K or WFB.

Gen.Steiner
16-10-2007, 22:16
I had a proper think about this.

The answer?

SPECIALIST GAMES, damnit!

nurgle_boy
16-10-2007, 22:20
Black Tree Design produces Dr Who figures, from UNIT to the Cybermen. :p

unfortunatly, the quality of a lot of that range is balls...

Although the number of queer looking British men with scarves is staggering! :eek:


I personaly feel that if you want themed models, hit a different company, or convert them yourselves. it seems very unlikely that gw will take on any other licenses, ever again...


although some stuff based off of FMA would be appreciated by me...


unfortunatly my alchemy skills dont seem to wok in creating an army from leftover sprue...

*claps hands, and touches transmutation circle*
Nope... Not a sausage...

Wolf Scout Ewan
17-10-2007, 01:22
I would have liked to have seen a Halo game. But its gone to clix.

I Like the idea of a Stargate Game! But its been done... at least 2 companies have done figures. They both sux.

Or there is really cool RTS called Dawn of War with a cool Background! Oh no hang on...

Howabout Command and Conquer?

I am old enough to remember GW's daleks and cybermen. But I dunno what it would be like as a game. Rol 2d6 to see how far you can run from the daleks this turn....

"Cant I turn around and shoot them with my sonic screwwotsit?"

No. The rules clearly state that all you can do is run from them. Or stand and scream while they kill you.

Oh. Nevermind then.

the_yuk
17-10-2007, 01:39
I agree with the specialist games idea. What about some actuall advertising on tv, magazines besides WD and maybe push for a movie. We all saw how good the opening to DOW was, what would be wrong with a cgi movie based of a game, based of a game can't be any worse then doom.

Adept
17-10-2007, 03:05
I agree with the specialist games idea. What about some actuall advertising on tv, magazines besides WD and maybe push for a movie.

I've always thought an animatrix style animated movie for 40K would be great. It would allow you to deal with every aspect of the Imperium and its enemies from a short-film perspective, you could incorporate different animation styles, and you could focus on multiple unrelated story arcs, or have several linked stories dealing with the same event from different points of view.

Best of all, it would be much cheaper than an actual film!

GW don't really need to advertise so much. Anyone who is interested in gaming already knows who GW is, and what they do. And people who aren't interested in gaming are unlikely to be in GWs target demographic.

I think they could benefit from running a 'Battle games in Middle Earth' style magazine for both WHFB and 40K, like they did for LotR. A cheapish monthly magazine with a sprue, some rules, some hobby content and some paints would be a great incentive for people currently put off by the high start-up cost of 40K and WHFB to start a small force, especially if a couple of friends get a subscription together.


We all saw how good the opening to DOW was, what would be wrong with a cgi movie based of a game, based of a game can't be any worse then doom.

Doom was actually a pretty good movie. Not great, by any stretch of the imagination, but it doesn't hurt my brain to watch it.

HowlingBanshee23
17-10-2007, 03:11
I really liked the cut-scenes in Fire Warrior, or at least those with Tom Baker doing the voice-over!

insaniak
17-10-2007, 03:21
Black Tree Design produces Dr Who figures, from UNIT to the Cybermen. :p

Well, sort of...

They sell them. They no longer actually make them (or at least, that's their story and they're sticking to it) as their license expired years ago.

Supposedly the stock they are still selling is just leftovers that were found at the back of their warehouse.

Gen.Steiner
17-10-2007, 09:20
Oh, fair play. Helluva lot of leftover stock but that's fair enough. :)

Cpt_NinjaPants
17-10-2007, 10:40
I'd say for something that isn't licensed, or atleast that the public knows bout, go with Killzone. HELGHAST PWNS ALL OF YOU NUBBINS! Plus, you can use them are way cooler then the already awesome DkoK for 40k...

Halo would of been interesting, but to be honest, i don't think it should ever be in any form a miniature game.

Hmmm, WW3 themed game? You know, with proprtioned(killed that word) models.


However, in reality they should base it off the biggest and longest war the universe(Or any fictonal universe) has ever seen. The clash Between The Pirates and The Ninjas and Zombies and Robots and Romans and Cowboys.
(Ninja's own btw)

Hey, first post in ages! and 400th post at that!

Jedi152
17-10-2007, 11:04
At the time (during the release of the movies) i couldn't help but think a Pirates of the Caribbean ship combat game would have been neat.

Balls to it, why can't they just get a Mad Max franchise and re-design GorkaMorka? :p

vice
17-10-2007, 11:36
However, in reality they should base it off the biggest and longest war the universe(Or any fictonal universe) has ever seen. The clash Between The Pirates and The Ninjas and Zombies and Robots and Romans and Cowboys.
(Ninja's own btw)

Pirates will own you and your kin, matey!

Sounds like a great idea!

Templar Ben
17-10-2007, 14:04
At the time (during the release of the movies) i couldn't help but think a Pirates of the Caribbean ship combat game would have been neat.

Balls to it, why can't they just get a Mad Max franchise and re-design GorkaMorka? :p

I thought the same about PotC. I expected Green Ronin to jump on that if not PP. I suppose that ship has now sailed though. :p

Wouldn't Mad Max be like Car Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_wars)?

Jedi152
17-10-2007, 14:15
Basically, yes, and like Dark Future (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Future), an old GW game.

I love post apocalyptic settings! :)

Templar Ben
17-10-2007, 14:24
Basically, yes, and like Dark Future (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Future), and old GW game.

I love post apocalyptic settings! :)

As do I. I had never heard of Dark Future. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

snurl
17-10-2007, 14:44
Old Glory makes a zombie pirate crew and a ship to display them on.
They are pretty nice looking too.

mistformsquirrel
17-10-2007, 15:26
I had a proper think about this.

The answer?

SPECIALIST GAMES, damnit!



>.> I must agree with Gen. Steiner. Before we worry one bit about any new licenses or anything; lets pay attention to some of this other stuff we've already got! <T_T>

(Hey, I'm a newbie, but SG is grabbing me by the nose darnit; I don't want to get into something; then have it officially up and die on me!)

TheBigBadWolf
17-10-2007, 21:08
They should concentrate on bringing back old products such as dark future and gorkamorka, what better time to re-release that what with the combined interest of orks being popular and a new codex

Gen.Steiner
17-10-2007, 23:27
Specialist Games are where it's at. They're not going to get canned, just not added to any more. Which isn't a problem, makes it easier to collect 'em all! :D

Templar Ben
17-10-2007, 23:53
They should concentrate on bringing back old products such as dark future and gorkamorka, what better time to re-release that what with the combined interest of orks being popular and a new codex


I agree that there would be a lot of synergy there.

Gen.Steiner
18-10-2007, 00:01
A re-release of Gorkamorka simply isn't on the cards; but it should be damnit.

Occulto
18-10-2007, 06:29
I don't know what setting GW could do without "reinventing the wheel"

There's their current philosophy towards selling games. While a Harry Potter game might fly out the doors, realistically how many models are they going to sell? What sort of "army" would people collect?

I'd much rather they put their efforts behind the Specialist games - with the addition of bringing Man O War back. That way you could wage war on a number of scales.

Large scale games - Epic and Warmaster
"Normal" scale games - 40K and WHFB
Skirmish games - Necromunda and Mordheim
Naval games - BFG and Man O War

As an aside, if they ever returned to doing boardgames, I'd love to see an Axis 'n' Allies style 40K or WHFB boardgame.

BigRob
18-10-2007, 07:39
I dont know about setting, I think GW have two very good settings allready working for them.

Instead, they should concentrate on what they have, both core and specialist. A return to entry level games would be a start, You allready have Mines of Moria,Battle for Skull Pass and Battle for Macragge, so maybe a comeback for Space Hulk and Warhammer Quest. Theres been an increase in old fasioned fantasy boardgames recently so why not get a bit of bandwagon.

Also, go back to letting big chains stock them. My first bits of GW stuff were brought in Toys R Us and Argos. This reaches people more than the regular shops (which often scare people due to the noisy, unhyginic, children who are usually screaming and throwing dice at each other)

Back to specialist games, firstly sort out the rules, whats official, whats not, and then set it on the website so its clear to all. Then pop up Gorkamorka (to sell more Ork Boxsets) and Man'o'War for good measure.

Next, expand the model lines to fill each official rule, eg: If Tyranids in epic are leagl, make a tyranid line. Replace the old models that are, frankly, Pants (those new stompas, feral orks, some of the recent BFG ships) These look like they were sculpted by a blind monkey and are not going to net "Profit". Man'o'War will of course require complete new range due to so many "Dropped" moulds and the fact that some of the old stuff looked rediculous.

With everything sorted, you can concentrate on expansions, one game at a time, possibly new scenery/race or minis, then move on to the next game.

Result:D

dodicula
18-10-2007, 07:56
A Proper Star wars game, just imagine:
- In this months white dwarf battle report- Sand People vs. Storm Troopers (the storm troopers kill them all, even the women and children)

- BFG like space combat game

- Jedi Mind tricks

- Light sabre duels

Brandir
18-10-2007, 20:39
I have no doubts that GW will produce a 'The Hobbit SBG' in 2010!

Other than that I am old enough to remember Citadel producing plenty of historical minis in the dim and distant past.

I think multi-part plastic historical minis would be a great idea. Perhaps GW could do that if the relaunch WAB?

Gen.Steiner
18-10-2007, 21:48
No no no! Please! I don't want GW to do historicals! :cries:

RavenMorpheus
18-10-2007, 21:51
I was thinking, if you could convince GW to take on a franchise and produce miniatures and/or a game for what would it be?

I always thought a skirmish game with miniatures based on the Sharpe films would be cool.

What would you like to see?

Or they could just concentrate on WFB and 40k and make them even better and leave those sort of games to the people who already make them - how's about that then?

Sai-Lauren
19-10-2007, 14:21
Considering that these games already exist without the need for a franchise licence why should GW bother?

Besides, with nutters such as Zac at GW Cribbs producing Sharpe themed Space Ork armies, to limit the 'hobby' in such a manner (as they have had to with LoTR) would be detrimental to creative individuality.

There's various scales of Napoleonic figures, and different rules sets from skirmish to full scale battles.

There was also Flintloque - a Napoleonic-themed Fantasy system, which kind of parodied the Sharpe's as well. Don't know if it is still in production though.



No no no! Please! I don't want GW to do historicals!

You mean like Warhammer Ancient Battles - I've never played it, but the (few) opinions I've heard seem to indicate it's actually a decent system.

swordwind
19-10-2007, 15:12
He means miniatures. Who in thier right minds is going to pay Games Workshop prices when you can go down the street and get the exact same minis for half the price? GW wont be able to trademark history, no matter how hard they try.

Gen.Steiner
19-10-2007, 15:37
Exactly! Why would I buy GW's historicals at 2+ per figure when I could get a bag of Old Glory at about 50p a figure? Or Redoubt's stuff at a pound a pop, or smaller scales, or larger scales, or plastics, or metals, or resin, or... GW's got a nice niche and should stay there.

marv335
19-10-2007, 15:52
A re-release of Gorkamorka simply isn't on the cards; but it should be damnit.
I got a MIB copy off evilbay :D

Anyway, I think a Dune license would be cool.
feydakeen vs sardukar ftw!

Lord Malorne
19-10-2007, 16:05
I want to get into BFG and would like a lot more coverage of the game....and plastic minis.

GAWD
19-10-2007, 19:18
Or maybe GW can just try to make not crappy rules for the games they've already got.

Gorbad Ironclaw
19-10-2007, 19:36
You mean like Warhammer Ancient Battles - I've never played it, but the (few) opinions I've heard seem to indicate it's actually a decent system.


It is a decent system. It's based on WFB 5th edition, with a number of changes. However, aside from being based on Warhammer rules, and being called Warhammer Ancient Battles, it got nothing to do with GW. It's developed by an independent group, and GW makes nothing for it, although there are some GW affiliated people involved with it here and there.

As for historical games, I can't see GW doing it. There are too much competition on the model front, and there are several, well established systems out there already for a whole range of periods.

Stuart-GreatEscapeGames
19-10-2007, 19:45
They should do Stargate SG1 (also, does anyone have linkage to the SG models that have already been done?)

Failing that, I reckon they should do a WWII game. Simply because it would virtually be a lisence to print money if they did it right. Imagine multipart GW plastics of american GIs and german SS.

They'd do a half-assed job of the rules. Besides, if you want WWII games and figures there is a wealth of choice out there.

Brandir
19-10-2007, 19:57
.......However, aside from being based on Warhammer rules, and being called Warhammer Ancient Battles, it got nothing to do with GW. It's developed by an independent group, and GW makes nothing for it, although there are some GW affiliated people involved with it here and there......

I think that you will find that Warhammer Historical started off as a Jervis Johnson led venture done outside of GW time but with permission of The Powers That Be. However, WAB is now fully part of the GW company:

http://www.warhammer-historical.com/

Stuart-GreatEscapeGames
19-10-2007, 20:01
It is a decent system. It's based on WFB 5th edition, with a number of changes. However, aside from being based on Warhammer rules, and being called Warhammer Ancient Battles, it got nothing to do with GW. It's developed by an independent group, and GW makes nothing for it, although there are some GW affiliated people involved with it here and there.

As for historical games, I can't see GW doing it. There are too much competition on the model front, and there are several, well established systems out there already for a whole range of periods.

Actually, GW owns WH Historical lock, stock and barrel.

Gen.Steiner
19-10-2007, 20:01
WAB is now fully part of the GW company:

http://www.warhammer-historical.com/

At least they don't make any models for it and it forces them to advertise other manufacturers in GW publications. :D

silence
21-10-2007, 08:11
I'd like to see a wheel of time wargame

leonmallett
21-10-2007, 11:04
If not using 'current' in house settings, and so using a license, then the following suggestions:

- A Star Wars tabletop game seems an obvious suggestion (something that was posted earlier). Fills the LotR type niche, but with the forthcoming two new TV series potentially a longer lifespan. Plus, I'd guess the core fan platform is greater than that of movie LotR.
- DC Comics: GW had (maybe still have) a license for an rpg. A tabletop skirmish game (Necromunda with superheroes instead?) could be better than the nearest counterpart (Heroclix), with the added bonus of the thought of someone like Juan Diaz sculpting Batman or Superman. Considering how many versions of each of the Fellowship of the Ring were produced, the same could be done with the DC characters (so instead of Legolas shooting arrow, Legolas looking thoughtful, Legolas shooting another arrow, Legolas scratching his bottom, we could have Batman looking mean, Batman striking, Batman throwing Batarang, Batman with spandex riding up and making him a tad uncomfortable, and so on), as well as 'classic' alternative versions of key characters in their older or alternative costumes.
- The Doctor Who idea by another poster is a great one. There are references to the Time Wars in the current backstory, and 'armies' that would immediately spring to mind for various eras would be Daleks, Cybermen, UNIT, Time Lords and so on.

Lord Damocles
21-10-2007, 11:29
NECROMUNDA

Nice model range (before they started re-doing them) - Check.

Easy to get kids into - Check.

Easy to get vets (back) into - Check.

Easy to fit into stores (if LoTR dies;)) - Check.

Good rules - erm... nope. never stoped GW in the past though:p



Timesplitters - has future, past etc, and monkeys. Instant win! :D
Yes! Oh God yes!
Me: 'Ninja monkey with monkey gun fires. Your armies dead'.
Opponant: 'Bugger'.

Brandir
21-10-2007, 14:07
The Eternal Champion series from Michael Moorcock would be a good licence, especially if this long talked about Elric film ever takes off.

Unfortunately for GW Mongoose hold the licence, well the RPG part at least.

Templar Ben
21-10-2007, 15:01
If not using 'current' in house settings, and so using a license, then the following suggestions:

- A Star Wars tabletop game seems an obvious suggestion (something that was posted earlier). Fills the LotR type niche, but with the forthcoming two new TV series potentially a longer lifespan. Plus, I'd guess the core fan platform is greater than that of movie LotR.

If you are referring to my post, those to links were to the two tabletop Star Wars games in production under Hasbro. WotC has both a minis game for the characters and a minis game for ship to ship combat.

leonmallett
21-10-2007, 15:54
If you are referring to my post, those to links were to the two tabletop Star Wars games in production under Hasbro. WotC has both a minis game for the characters and a minis game for ship to ship combat.


I was trying to ackowledge that whilst not my idea, I think it is a good idea. :)

The Hasbro minis are pre-paint aren't they?

Star Wars to my mind has better long-term viability than LotR and seems so obvious one wonders why GW haven't looked into it. There are so many different armies that can be produced as well as characters/variations of characters. Coupled with Star Wars' always-strong fanbase and it looks like a far better bet than say LotR in my view.

Brother Loki
21-10-2007, 16:00
They probably have looked into it, but haven't got anywhere near the muscle to outbid Hasbro - the biggest toy company on the planet.

I think they're probably better off looking for new ways (or revisiting old ways) to exploit their own IP than looking at licences.

swordwind
21-10-2007, 23:00
If The Lord of the Rings, the most popular series of books ever written, backed up by the most popular move series of all time, cant win the punters then I doubt Star Wars would.

Jedi152
22-10-2007, 08:57
Gah. The problem with these threads is that they always turn into a LOTR or a SG rant unless you put some hefty disclaimers in the first post (http://warseer.com/forums/other-gw-discussion/18657-what-licence-would-you-like-to-see.html).

yabbadabba
22-10-2007, 15:17
NECROMUNDA

Nice model range (before they started re-doing them) - Check.

Easy to get kids into - Check.

Easy to get vets (back) into - Check.

Easy to fit into stores (if LoTR dies;)) - Check.

Good rules - erm... nope. never stoped GW in the past though:p


Doesn't make enough money? - Check

As GW is a PLC it doesn't want to invest in any lines in which don't carry the right cost/profit ratio. Hence SG is going nowhere.

Aside from the "But they are just so cool, everybody would buy them!" reason from the "cos I play a game it must be popular" brigade, you will see a return of SG when someone at GW comes up with a plan to get the sales up enough to be making the right amount of profit.

I am all up for the return of current SG and more of the in the future. The only marketing scheme I can think of is to take some of them (Necro, Mordheim, BB) and turn them into a simple, bastardised product that is sold through big chains, like Toys R Us and the supermarkets over here in the UK. Make a load of "Vs" boxes (Esher vs Delaque) out of plastic to support the main box. Make the whole thing a "collectible" fad to provide initial huge sales. Then promote the living rulebook for Vets. Do that once a year, only for one product tha year, on a cyclical basis.

Maybe this could make enough money to fund a SG department.

Olith
22-10-2007, 15:45
If The Lord of the Rings, the most popular series of books ever written, backed up by the most popular move series of all time, cant win the punters then I doubt Star Wars would.

Star Wars would probably attract a larger player base, Star Wars has deep roots in many forms of gaming, but it's moot anyway. The licensing fees would likely be too much for GW and Hasbro's ties with LucasArts and ability to market means they pretty much get what they want when it comes to Star Wars. Which is a shame as I think GW could have done Star Wars justice.

Mr Zephy
22-10-2007, 19:25
Maybe this could make enough money to fund a SG department.

Or they could just give them to FW, who will make money out of it, A la Aeronautica Imperialis.

yabbadabba
22-10-2007, 19:36
Or they could just give them to FW, who will make money out of it, A la Aeronautica Imperialis.

Just out of interest, what is it like? I haven't played it yet.

You have to be careful because there are other factors like, it's the first SG style game GW has realised for years - and even then FW did it. Also, it's 40K - and I know people play it with their epic stuff.

I think FW Necromunda, Mordheim, Inquisitor and BB could be good. But I couldn't afford the Epic/Warmaster/BFG Army I would like if they did it.

The Phazer
22-10-2007, 21:32
It'd be nice to get a Halo game that wasn't a Clix (*spit*).

Who is probably not a bad idea - it's one of the only franchises I can think of that would bring in the same sort of level of popular interest that LOTR did, and there's scope for a wargame/popular special characters. The licence is hella expensive though.

Phazer

silence
22-10-2007, 22:07
Ref Halo,

Well, if they did want to do it, now would be the time, not just with the recent release of halo 3. But the upcoming RTS game would play into GWs hands.

Cypher, the Emperor
24-10-2007, 01:27
Harry Potter and Star wars are good ideas, but GW doesnt have the money for licences for that kind of stuff.

No, what they need to do is get TONS of literary licenses and then create a universal system where they all go toe to toe, like what they did for fighting games with UFS.

So you could finally have your epic battle where Greyjoy and Melnibone team up to beat down on Cimmeria.

Solves the problem of one license not being popular enough to carry itself.