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Havoc
18-02-2006, 16:12
I have been thinking of this for awhile now, now that a shadow in the east has been released and that the fall of the necromancer is next, I was just wondering how many more army books can they release after this. the only other major war I can think of at the moment is the fall of the nothern kingdom, after that I dont know where else they can take LOTR.

bungeetoad
18-02-2006, 16:46
Theres lots more they could do....possibly a dwarf suppliment(which woulld give us plastic dwarfs). maybe a suppliment conatining the battles between the men and elves against saurons armys in the old ages. or even an elven suppliment.

watcher
18-02-2006, 17:15
an isengard suppliment seems to be in the works due to a leaked white hand troll, but that could be for the two towers book due summer, in which case isengard and rohan will get a bit more, i assume gondor and mordor will be coverd in the RotK suppliment, which should be the summer after that, id assume the last alliance book will appear feb 2007

stompy
18-02-2006, 17:31
I seem to remember in WD a few months back, they said they were going to bring out another 4 supplements after shadow in the east. They'll probably make some stuff up for the rest of the supplements, a rumour was going round that they had gained the right to do this...

Baggers
18-02-2006, 17:33
There are still plenty of things that GW can do including

Iorn hills
Dale
Last Alliance
Arnor and Angmar
Fiefdoms
Corisars of Umbar
As well as more on certain areas like Mordor and Isengard

And of course the two books based on The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

bungeetoad
18-02-2006, 18:03
I'd like to see a Last alliance suppliment that would be cool, along with the ROTK suppliment.

The Judge
18-02-2006, 21:02
Eventually they'll run out... but if they get the Simirillion then that's another few years worth of stuff.

Last Alliance would be a beast of a supplement.

cardboard_armour
18-02-2006, 23:14
If it was like Warhammer or 40k they could just carry on with a cycle of updates forever adding things sporadically. However due to the limit of the source material they may find this difficult. Would you still be happy after Frodo gets his fiftieth model and Uruk-Hai get their 5th resculpt.

There's still plenty of supplements to come but some may be doubled up due to lack of possible choices (Iron Hills lumped in with Dale for example).

Brandir
19-02-2006, 07:43
A Two Towers supplement will be released later this year (October I believe).

A ROTK supplement will be released in 2007.

The Judge
19-02-2006, 18:57
I imagine as soon as LOTR becomes less profitable than the other two (which ain't likely for a long time) they'll move it to Specialist Games...but that'll be a long, long time.

Mad Makz
20-02-2006, 03:00
The one force I'm really hanging out for would be Corsairs, I like what they did with the look of those in the film and I'm sure the GW models could be very cool.

The Judge
20-02-2006, 17:07
To me they look a bit too similar to the Wildmen of Dunland - I was expecting a slightly less dirty/western looking Corsair.

LOF
23-02-2006, 16:24
This is what was mentioned in WD 312 (UK) about the future.


And Finally...
All good things come to an end and, accordingly that's about all I can show at the moment. Aside from a Shadow in the East and Fall of the Necromancer there's still plenty to come, but I can't say any more than that (though feel free to guess as to what may be). If nothing else, there are still far too many places to go for us to stop now.

This doesn't say much but keeps us optimistic!;)

Personally, I think we will get the Two Towers, Return of the King, The Last Alliance and then have individual area custom supplements (the same as WH and 40K) detailing certain areas and special rules and models for them such as Mordor and Arnor.

Then if Peter Jackson does The Hobbit, well, the possibilities are endless!

Cheers,
LOF

The Judge
23-02-2006, 21:30
If the Hobbit gets done, the bubble may re-inflate - another few years of releases.

I want Orange to release the Fourth in the Trilogy like they wanted to in those phone adverts,

Jon_Irenicus
24-02-2006, 00:12
Just read it on Dakkadakka. GW got the rights for the Silmarillion.
Thatīll spawn loads of miniatures, hopefully some will look good enough for me to buy...

An interesting side note, everyone there kept hitting the Silmarillion, denouncing it as a very bad book, even akin to a phone book up to half.

I personally am shocked, as it was probably my favourite. Then again you canīt argue tastes.

Shadowheart
24-02-2006, 00:20
Even if they don't turn the Hobbit into a movie, GW could still get a lot out of the story as they have the rights to the book. We'll just have to wait some more before Jackson/New Line come to a decision about it one way or another.

Perhaps GW will also concider doing a line of display miniatures or even diorama sets, stuff that is not exclusively combat-related. This was a surprisingly popular idea in the suggestions thread one of the designers opened at GW's forum some time ago. There's a lot of cool stuff that GW will be unable to do unless they move away from the battlefields.

Similarly there's a large number of characters from the movies and/or books that are fighters, but only have very small parts, though they would still make nice miniatures. Especially the Orcs have a lot of individuals that stand out.

Lastly I don't see why GW shouldn't redesign some stuff. Of course with the movies the design of a large part of the range is set, but they could still improve or diversify the execution of that design. Like they've done with the new Arwen miniature, for example.


EDIT: What was posted on Dakka is no more than a rumour, and an unlikely one at that. Someone posted on TMP about a conversation he claims to have overheard. Let's wait for some kind of reliable confirmation before we assume GW got a license from the Tolkien Estate. Which I personally hope will never, ever happen.

Jon_Irenicus
24-02-2006, 00:39
Oh... Apologies then. I was under the impression that it was certified info. My bad :p

But why is it that donīt you want to see further Tolkien licensing to GW, if you donīt mind me asking? Theyīve got some nice miniatures there. About half of them.

Havoc
24-02-2006, 12:19
We wont see a hobbit supplement, the only thing GW can do with the hobbit is the battle of the five armies which is quite good, we wont see a hobbit film till christopher tolkien sells the rights and that isnt going to happen any time soon

Brandir
24-02-2006, 15:02
Just read it on Dakkadakka. GW got the rights for the Silmarillion. ...

I hope you don't believe everything that is posted on a forum;)

Shadowheart
24-02-2006, 17:03
But why is it that donīt you want to see further Tolkien licensing to GW, if you donīt mind me asking? Theyīve got some nice miniatures there. About half of them.

The quality of the sculpts is as ever high, but the more they move away from the designs of the movies, the more generic fantasy it becomes. More importantly I feel the "fluff" they've added does a poor job of emulating Tolkien's style, even going so far as giving the 'evil' Men and their lands names that were only made to sound cool. The Silmarillion would require a great deal of interpretation and I'm not sure the movie crew would be up to it, much less GW.


We wont see a hobbit supplement, the only thing GW can do with the hobbit is the battle of the five armies which is quite good, we wont see a hobbit film till christopher tolkien sells the rights and that isnt going to happen any time soon

Christopher cannot sell what isn't his. His father sold the rights to the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings long ago. The issue that needs to be resolved is that the rights to produce and the rights to distribute a Hobbit movie are in the hands of two different companies.
Also, if GW can evidently do Battle of the Five armies and some of the stuff in Fall of the Necromancer, then I don't see why they couldn't do more things based on the Hobbit. Don't see exactly how you'd know it either.

Jon_Irenicus
24-02-2006, 17:07
I hope you don't believe everything that is posted on a forum;)

Well, it was said to be taken from TMP or something, and by what I read both there and on DAKKA they were discussing it like they meant it...

But then again, reading from the original site I found the topic to be "overheard discussion" just like Shadowheart had said :p

Once again, my apologies for such a silly move :(