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SkawtheFalconer
24-03-2014, 12:12
There's a fun thread in the 40K side of the forum that I thought we could replicate here. (Credit to Beppo1234 for the idea)

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?391082-Rumored-Units-that-never-came-to-be

What Fantasy units did you want to own that were heavily rumoured but not ultimately released?

I thought the "evil Treeman" (which was meant to be part treeman, part gibbet/hanging tree) that was rumoured for Beastmen sounded cool.

Jade_Dragon
24-03-2014, 13:08
Fishmen before someone else says it.

@allmyownbattles
24-03-2014, 13:19
The whole army of flying insectmen that was supposed to be part of a four army expansion with Cathay etc a couple of years back.

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SkawtheFalconer
24-03-2014, 13:35
The whole army of flying insectmen that was supposed to be part of a four army expansion with Cathay etc a couple of years back.

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Yes I thought of that too - part of the discredited rumours that Ghost21 admitted they made up (and based entirely on the OK Firebelly's gut plate, as I understand it).

Lord Shadowheart
24-03-2014, 14:04
High Elf Drake Riders and the Dwarf tunneling machine come to mind.

Ramius4
24-03-2014, 14:35
Dwarf Ancestor Golems and Zeppelin (although those were more of a wishlisted thing than a rumored thing).

Plastic Slayers

High Elf Drake Riders

Empire War Wagon

Infern0
24-03-2014, 14:51
High Elf Drake Riders and the Dwarf tunneling machine come to mind.

+ the uber mega giant cannon.

quietus1986
24-03-2014, 14:51
Return of al the vampire bloodline's and special cars for al the blood line's

draccan
24-03-2014, 15:06
Not models per se, but the Warhammer Forge books:
* Thrones of Tamurkhan was supposed to be the first of four books about a paragon of each of the chaos gods.
* Blackfire Pass - we started to see a few models before the whole thing grinded to a complete halt.

Lots of models must have went out with those projects..

shelfunit.
24-03-2014, 17:28
New plastic Empire knights/greater daemons?

Ero-Senin
24-03-2014, 17:34
Not models per se, but the Warhammer Forge books:
* Thrones of Tamurkhan was supposed to be the first of four books about a paragon of each of the chaos gods.
* Blackfire Pass - we started to see a few models before the whole thing grinded to a complete halt.

Lots of models must have went out with those projects..

This. Damn 40k and the horus heresy, just what everyone needed more space marines!

Ramius4
24-03-2014, 17:53
This. Damn 40k and the horus heresy, just what everyone needed more space marines!

Yeah, damn them for making things that sell well and make them money. What were they thinking? :rolleyes:

meowser
24-03-2014, 19:30
- plastic GDs. I believe one of H&H claimed to have seen them years ago.

- plastic Heirotitan/Necrolith Colossus

librerian_samae
24-03-2014, 19:59
The crustacean/cutholoid creature from some leaked art a couple of years back, that was REALLY cool shame it was either a very good hoax or very early work that never progressed.

draccan
24-03-2014, 21:02
The Thunder Lizard

StygianBeach
24-03-2014, 21:12
High Elf Drake Riders

Empire War Wagon

These, and Tyranids for Fantasy.

Agoz
24-03-2014, 21:26
A planned expansion for the lustrian zombie pirates list.

Spider-pope
24-03-2014, 21:43
The all translucent coloured plastic army that went through the rumourmill a few years back, or the army that would make everyone "bow down" stick in my memory.


Yeah, damn them for making things that sell well and make them money. What were they thinking? :rolleyes:

You'd almost think they were a business or something.

Wesser
24-03-2014, 22:09
You'd almost think they were a business or something.

Meh, I remain skeptical

The basically have the sculpts for new Zombies and Empire Knights, both of which got a big market with lots of boxes to sell ... zombies especially... but maybe they fell like Matic and Perry needs to earn Money too.

I think decisions are made basically like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz-PtEJEaqY

leopard
24-03-2014, 22:30
Plastic Grail and Questing Knights spring to mind, though this may simply be that nothing has come out for Bretonnia for a while and they may just be waiting in a somewhat long line. Behind some skeletons presumably.


Expecting the Dwarf Zeppelin to appear but from FW at some point, assuming they can find a way to stop such a model falling over and basically wreaking anything it lands on.

mrtn
25-03-2014, 03:50
Tzaangors and Slaangors would have been nice.

dwarf_zepplin
25-03-2014, 11:50
I second whoever mentioned the insect people, and in fact that whole 'mercenaries/dogs of war/allied contingent' rumor from a year back...

Moopy
26-03-2014, 04:35
Lizardmen Monsterous Cav - I remember seeing rumors about 'juvenile carnosaurs/large raptors'

Ganymede
26-03-2014, 22:24
I was really disappointed that the much ballyhooed Daemonically-possessed Rat Ogres were never released. They were promised for Storm of Chaos, but the rules for them never showed up. I even converted my own using a 5th Edition rat ogre, a 6th edition Horror sawed in half, and some green stuff.