PDA

View Full Version : Would you like to see Dreadfleet become something more?



Frederick
24-09-2011, 20:03
With the release of some very nice miniatures in the Dreadfleet game, I have to say I wish Gamesworkshop would expand upon this idea and make perhaps a Warhammer Fantasy version of Battlefleet Gothic with every army getting a assortment of nice looking ships. I feel that this would make the game much more attractive and help to expand its player base. Would you agree?

Korraz
24-09-2011, 20:28
I would have bought it if it were a new TT line. As an unexpandable boardgame? Not interested.

jack da greenskin
24-09-2011, 20:34
With the release of some very nice miniatures in the Dreadfleet game, I have to say I wish Gamesworkshop would expand upon this idea and make perhaps a Warhammer Fantasy version of Battlefleet Gothic with every army getting a assortment of nice looking ships. I feel that this would make the game much more attractive and help to expand its player base. Would you agree?

Hella yeah.


I would have bought it if it were a new TT line. As an unexpandable boardgame? Not interested.

QFT. I'm in exactly the same boat ;)

Torga_DW
24-09-2011, 20:36
That sort of leads into the whole 'specialist games' thing though. Battlefleet gothic was good, but apparently not successful enough to warrant continued support. Its nice in theory though.

EmperorNorton
24-09-2011, 20:46
I don't care for it in its current format, but I wouldn't be interested if it was a full-fledged, expandable tabletop game either, because then it'd be just like Uncharted Seas (while looking ridiculously over the top), which I already play.

Gazak Blacktoof
24-09-2011, 20:51
I'll be happy so long as what I've bought plays well. I've already got several fleets for uncharted seas and one for dystopian wars so I don't really need another naval wargame.

spikedog
24-09-2011, 21:19
Nope.

It is going to be awesome, I have put faith in the gaming company I have loved for years, and by the sales so far so have a lot of other people.

Jind_Singh
24-09-2011, 22:22
I am saying...

NO!

While I love the idea of expanding it, the issue is I already have Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, and War of the Rings as my three main games - which are already expandable.

I like the idea of a one stop shop game were I don't have to worry about future spending!

snottlebocket
25-09-2011, 11:45
Nope. I rather like a game I can spend on once and be done with it. Making it the start of yet another wargame would make it another inexcuseable expense that'll never be balanced and never be of any use with regular boardgame gamers.

Urgat
25-09-2011, 12:28
I don't care for it in its current format, but I wouldn't be interested if it was a full-fledged, expandable tabletop game either, because then it'd be just like Uncharted Seas (while looking ridiculously over the top), which I already play.

Are you on a crusade or something?

Charistoph
25-09-2011, 15:17
Would I like to see it expand? Yes.

Will I be getting into it? Only if I can field something more than just pirates. Don't get me wrong, Pirates v Pirates is cool and all, but you still need the nations to represent in order for it to be effective. They would add a proper foil to the relative chaos of the pirates.

Tarliyn
25-09-2011, 15:23
Are you on a crusade or something?

Kinda wondering the same thing....

In concept I think another expandable game would be cool BUT in practice I think I prefer the boxed game approach. What would be really nice is if they would release an expansion for the game like some of the other board game companies do but I don't forsee that happening so I will enjoy dreadfleet for what it is rather than sit and think about what it isn't.

I'm actually not convienced either that their is that large of a market for an expandable naval game. Before someone jumps in citing US as proof that there is, US seems very regional. I have never actually even seen a game played at my local store.

jack da greenskin
25-09-2011, 16:06
Are you on a crusade or something?

I think he just feels strongly that people NEED to know there are alternatives for fantasy naval gaming. An attitude I salute. But I'll be scratchbuilding my US stuff, because IMO the models are a bit naff.

Vazalaar
25-09-2011, 16:14
I think he just feels strongly that people NEED to know there are alternatives for fantasy naval gaming. An attitude I salute. But I'll be scratchbuilding my US stuff, because IMO the models are a bit naff.

People will find out themself if there are other alternatives, they don't need other people to tell them that. Certainly not those that can never say a positive thing about GW.

On topic, I don't know. Dreadfleet looks great, with beautiful mini's, supporting the product long term (new expansions, ships...) sounds cool, but maybe one of the 3 major systems will than recieve less resources?

If they can support it, without the other game systems having lesser resources, than YES please!:D

jack da greenskin
25-09-2011, 16:18
People will find out themself if there are other alternatives, they don't need other people to tell them that. Certainly not those that can never say a positive thing about GW.

On topic, I don't know. Dreadfleet looks great, with beautiful mini's, supporting the product long term (new expansions, ships...) sounds cool, but maybe one of the 3 major systems will than recieve less resources?

If they can support it, without the other game systems having lesser resources, than YES please!:D

I think a lot of people won't find alternatives on their own. It's nice to have them bantered around, especially when a lot of attitudes seem to be:
"God I wish this naval game was expandable and fleet based."
"There's actually THIS game that's all that."

My own attitude can appear very negative, but I dont think emperornortons does from what I remember.

Urgat
25-09-2011, 16:49
I think he just feels strongly that people NEED to know there are alternatives for fantasy naval gaming. An attitude I salute.

I think that since he has been posting about US in every single DF topic ever since it's been disclosed, everybody's got it already.

Misfratz
25-09-2011, 16:50
I'd love for GW to release more naval models, but then I'd also really like them to produce more Epic miniatures, some new Empire knights, plastic wraithguard and a whole heap of other things, while I do like what they've been doing with large warhammer monsters recently.

Realistically there's a limit to how much GW can produce, and that I can paint. I definitely see my GW glass overflowing at the moment, finecast apart, and, if I really want to, I'll expand on dreadfleet myself.

EmperorNorton
25-09-2011, 19:25
Maybe y'all should start a thread to discuss my reasons and opinions, since they seem to mean so much to you...

Haravikk
25-09-2011, 21:24
I think it's a good set, but it's clear it's not intended for expansion with every ship being so unique. I think it's really just a fun one-off game, though I'm a bit disappointed at the lack of any look at the history, i.e - isn't it supposed to be a tribute to Man o' War?

I would have loved an expandable re-release of Man o' War. It wouldn't have been too hard to do it at the new scale, and just release it as Man O' War: Dreadfleet. Perhaps this one-off release will serve to test the waters for a future release?

Personally I doubt it, I really would like a full-blown specialist team and support for the niche games, but it doesn't really seem like something GW's interested in except for the limited-release frenzy it can give. Don't get me wrong; Space Hulk, and now Dreadfleet are both great quality, but while we can be hopeful for a limited-release of some other specialist games, I fear there won't be any full ones :(

Okuto
25-09-2011, 23:26
No...there's alot more deserving specialist games that that use a reboot.

Blood bowl?
Nercomunda?
Battlefleet?
Mordheim?

and yet GW wants to bring something brand new out? They brought back space hulk...why not reboot blood bowl?

Scalebug
25-09-2011, 23:27
I have the nagging feeling of it being a little bit of a wasted opportunity for them to make it this limited.

Someone (sorry, can't remember who...) earlier here had a good estimation of the reasons as to why it is financially very sensible and safe move, but still...

And I'm not joining EmperorNortons "crusade" here, but the decent popularity of Uncharted seas would tip GW off as to there being a market for naval games, and it would have been nice if they, while still maybe in limited runs and avoiding dead shelf time, had expanded it a bit...

...say have this first box, then one with Dark Elves vs. a Chaos fleet outside the coast if Naggaroth, and finally one with maybe Lizardmen against Orcs down in Lustria (I'm thinking filling in what happened to Grom after his failed invasion of Ulthuan, for a narrative).

Add a few finecast ships and seamonsters direct order only, with PDF rules, and something to tie it together so you can play the various boxes content against each other.

grimkeeper
25-09-2011, 23:35
Dont know, havent played it yet:rolleyes::angel:,but if a Dark Elf/ Lizardman :eek: etc ship was to be spotted on the Horizon sailing this way, :yes:then Hell Yeah !!! :D

Hicks
26-09-2011, 05:17
I'd like GW to expend Dreadfleet, but not by making a BFG-like game. What I like about Dreadfleet is that you get a bunch of over the top captains commanding even crazier ships.

If GW decided to release a new pack of ships with cards and everything to make it compatible with Dreadfleet I think it would be awesome (although I'm sure this will never happen). If they also release fleets for the major races, along with rules for bigger engagements, WHILE still allowing and promoting those big "special character" ships, then that would be great!

They could just make a whole new batch for the new game, so the people who bought Dreadfleet have the bonus of fielding the limited ships.