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aximand
05-09-2006, 15:47
I start this thread because i have asked myself this question a lot of times.
i (along with many of you) am waiting for vol5 and we all know alittle bit about volume6 , but whats next?
now , what I would like to see...
considering ia has covered almost every major army , i think orks should be next , so , i d like to see an icy world that is ork infested.
i imagine new fw models depicting orks with long coats , furry hats etc like those old artwork pictures from gw.
new warboss and little gret's support!!!
now all we need is an imperial army...
i would like to see new fw valhalans , with all their equipment and various teams and so on!
a new book , new army lists , and some cool orks and imperials!
now i think this is a good thread to let your imagination free , so , what would YOU like to see?

The_Patriot
05-09-2006, 16:03
New Sisters of Battle tanks, minis, etc...

Sildani
05-09-2006, 16:07
Eldar Exodites. Craftworld Altansar-specific stuff. A Taros-style IA book between the Eldar and the Necrons. Leave the Imperials out of it for once!

VetSgtNamaan
05-09-2006, 17:29
Well my dream IA would be one about the Dark Angels :) But I defintely prefer the campaign style book over the first two.

hellfire
05-09-2006, 17:33
[QUOTE=Sildani;922. Leave the Imperials out of it for once![/QUOTE]

Its IMPERIAL armor

grg3d
05-09-2006, 17:44
Another Necron Somthing anything would be nice :mad:

Emresh
05-09-2006, 17:51
I'd like to see a some of the ignored things for everybody (maybe just a single unit or something each) with a little mini-campaign in the back for players.

What I mean is something like:

Chaos - Maybe another undivided daemon unit (a troops unit?) or perhaps some better mutation upgrade sprues?
Dark Eldar - Grotesques or Mandrakes.
Eldar - An Exodite unit (Dragonriders?)
Imperial Guard - Adeptus Mechanicus Knights or possibly Skitarii upgrade sprues.
Inquisition - Ordo Xenos Kill Team upgrade sprues (Inquisitor w/ Deathwatch or Retinue?)
Necrons - After MV it would almost have to be the Tomb Stalker (or was it Crypt Stalker?)
Orks - Grots! :D
Space Marines - Mantis Warrior upgrade sprues? :angel:
Tau - Demiurge or Taurellian mercenaries?
Tyranids - Genestealer Cultists

Venomizer
05-09-2006, 17:56
a couple of more Necron toys would be very much appreiciated

Bregalad
05-09-2006, 18:19
Any race in the 40k universe deserves a treatment in the "Imperium meets ..." series.
1.) Guard discovers an awakening Necron tomb with new big stuff crawling out. Very nice options for design, close combat in endless interiors and urgently needed new Necron stuff.
2.) Guard lands on an Eldar planet. Opportunity to do Eldar buildings and Xeno City fight and renew Eldar range. Needs a non-craftworld Eldar fraction for this. Otherwise do an Eldar variant of "Space Hulk" with rules but less options for new material.
3.) Ork planet with weird buildings and some new vehicles. Jungle fight. Perhaps add some more Kroot material (just dreaming ;)).
4.) Dark Eldar need new stuff, but background is unimaginative (slaves, pain, ...). Realistic only when GW has done some work on this race.
5.) Introduce completely new Xeno race!

aximand
05-09-2006, 18:51
Bregalad a new xenos race should be introdused by gw itself (and tau are so new gw wouldnt do a new race right now)...
i like the eldar city-craftworld fight idea!
and yes its ia , ig should be in for sure!

Sildani
05-09-2006, 19:04
Its IMPERIAL armor

Aye, yet Imperial Armour II (softcover) described not ONE Imperial vehicle in it.

It's just a title.

Wild Rider Chief
05-09-2006, 19:31
I agree with the campaign style book, a new IG regiment, one taken from the previous codex and more precisely, the army that had their world cleansed for undisclosed reasons and they should have their own variants of tanks and the full story revealed

Chris
05-09-2006, 21:06
Aye, yet Imperial Armour II (softcover) described not ONE Imperial vehicle in it.

It's just a title.

Ohh... so those were all chaos spacemarine vehicles I was reading about... or maybe you just ment the chimera...

smokingmonkee
05-09-2006, 21:15
Fancy, shmancy ork stuff. New vehicles, Mega armour options/variants and some lovely Mega Armour models as well as a host of new vehicles.

Goq Gar
05-09-2006, 21:16
Mech-squiggoths.

Squiggoths with mechanical limbs. For krumpin.

Or some breed of massive, massive, massive Squiggoth which can carry near a hundred Boyz!

Dais
05-09-2006, 22:03
i would really love to see some smaller models made by fw like that red scorpion character. superheavies are great but they cant really sell many compared to how well a small model with price in line with a gw metal character did. let the rules all be special characters if they must, but give us more playable stuff without needing $50 (extra) per unit spent on upgrade kits.

Nurble
05-09-2006, 22:30
I think at the moment a PRE-HERESY sm armour would be good since the Horus heresy books have set of a huge amout of people creating Pre-heresy armys! Maybe some necrom temples ...or at least somting for the necrons. Maybe some cheaper upgrades...or maybe imperial armour books that dont cost a fortune. But any ways i love FW i get loads of there mini's

sulla
05-09-2006, 22:45
Hmmm, Sulla's IA?

It would have to be a campaign. It would have to be armies that GW aren't interested in so the range and background could be expanded.

OK, here's the pitch;

An inquisition listening post recieves a faint distress call from an explorator camp on an old abandoned Exodite world. A DW kill team are sent to investigate and recover certain artefacts. Upon arrival, they discover the outpost and inhabitants seemingly unharmed however, investigations uncover that the outpost has been infiltrated by an insidious genestealer cult which they must destroy. Complicating matters, the planet is not as uninhabited as first thought and the marines must also contend with exodite knights.

The forces;

DW kill team , Genestealers, hybrids, an AM explorator with servitors, magus and patriarch, exodite knights on xeno beasts.

Also required, models for eldar artifacts and an explorator outpost.

The rules;

Extra rules to play small actions (5-10 men). Sort of simplified necromunda style rules where each each trooper is capable of independant actions but more efficient closer to the squad leader.

Sulla

FoolsJourney
05-09-2006, 23:08
Well, there's massive scope for lots of new Ork bits, so that would be my basis. Especially as the new Ork Codex should be out by then.

Maybe some re released Pretorians, and a sort of Zuluesque campaign, where the ignorance of the so called civilized Imperium has to hold out against the incumbent Orks. It could also include rules for the feuding Ork clans. Maybe the days of the Imperium are numbered, and the clans are fighting for who takes the planet.

Wolf Scout Ewan
06-09-2006, 01:04
Female trooper conversion kits for all plastic guard kits.

Civilians and refugee's. Armed and not.

Civilian vehicles and non combatant vehicles like transport trucks and streetcars.

Habs. Maybe add on kit for the COD sprues.

Variant boltguns and lasguns.

Dominus Doloris
06-09-2006, 02:09
Definately the Necrons, they need some diversity, the Pylon doesnt cut it...

unknownps
06-09-2006, 06:21
1) something necron tank..ish how many monoliths do you really want?

2) female cadians for inc with GW standard range (the whole worlds in the army.. so where are they?)

3) something ORK.. anything! please...

Scamshouse
06-09-2006, 08:59
Pre-Heresy lists for all the SM chapters and IG, and a range of vehicles and rules to go with them for gaming Pre-Heresy, Warhammer 30k if you like.

bratbag
06-09-2006, 09:04
Ohh... so those were all chaos spacemarine vehicles I was reading about... or maybe you just ment the chimera...

Somones showing their age ;)

The second Imperial armour book published was not what you know as Imperial Armour volume 2.

The second Imperial Armour book published was a softback book call Imperial Armour II that focussed on Eldar, Dark Eldar and Ork's.It is most certaintly an Imperial Armour book that contains not a single Imperial vehicle.

Scroll to the very bottom of

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/QUATERMASTERS_STORE_IMPERIAL_ARMOUR_BOOKS_12.html

and you will see it.

Hellebore
06-09-2006, 09:18
An Entire Book devoted to the Eldar - with super heavies et al.

I mean, jeez, how long have they had FW vehicles for? Longer than the Tau and the tau have the Taros Campaign.

An Eldar VS Necron book would be cool, although it would most likely be against Orks.

Hellebore

Tonberry
06-09-2006, 09:19
Imperial armour: Knights would be nice. That would cover quite a few races at once, and knights rock, than eveyrone could afford a titan :P

Aaron M
06-09-2006, 09:36
It's just a title.

True, but Warwick Kinrade did state at the preface to IA4 that the Imperial Armour books would always be the Imperium vs. (insert non-Imperium race), the reason being that they are the natural viewpoint into the 40k universe for the readers. As an IG player, I can't say this disappoints me ( ;) ), but I would also suggest that even if the Imperium were not to make an appearance, I would none-the-less purchase a new IA book anyway just because I find them well worth the money.

Personally, I would love to see FW release a new range of products for the Necrons - they really need to try and diversify the army.

MadJackMcJack
06-09-2006, 09:41
Sane prices

Scythe
06-09-2006, 10:12
Eldar, Necrons, Orks, the usual line up, against Imperials. Some extra guard regiments or some nice inquisitor models are always nice. I really like the setup of the latest books in the imperial armour line, and eagerly waiting for the next ones.

Tarquinn
06-09-2006, 10:17
Eldar versus anything. How about Orks?

Sildani
06-09-2006, 13:41
True, but Warwick Kinrade did state at the preface to IA4 that the Imperial Armour books would always be the Imperium vs. (insert non-Imperium race), the reason being that they are the natural viewpoint into the 40k universe for the readers.

Really? This would be the hardcover IA4, right? I didn't know that, thanks.

Bratbag: thanks for the assist. *thumbs up*

Lord Dante
06-09-2006, 13:57
a Rhino that actually holds 10 SM! - only waited 10 years +

Brother Othorio
06-09-2006, 16:42
the Tallarn campaign.. as detailed by the original Codex Titanicus

Azazel
06-09-2006, 16:46
Greater Daemon of Tzeench or Nurgle would be cool.

sarcasmo
06-09-2006, 16:55
Whereas Big things are cool to buy from forgeworld (demons or tanks) the squads they have done are rubbish

model wise they are really cool but always overpriced so you cant do an army of them (drop troop guard)

i'd like to see new sprues for each race to customise the basic troops (like the desert scorpions or whatever they are called) this would customise an elite squad, or even an entire army for less.

the two more chaos demons should be done in time for next gamesday i guess

Mojaco
06-09-2006, 18:20
Tyranids - Genestealer Cultists
Yes please!

Justicar_Freezer
06-09-2006, 23:25
Well it'd be cool to see FW do a list for Adeptus Arbites and their obvious rivals Chaos Cults and Genestealer Cults. They could throw in extra rules for COD as well as one or two more Inquisition units maybe one for each branch of the inquisition. This is something I don't understand why GW themselves didn't take the oppturinty to do with COD its self to be honest. I believe COD would have been the perfect launch platform for Arbites as well as cult armies.

Scythe
07-09-2006, 07:26
Whereas Big things are cool to buy from forgeworld (demons or tanks) the squads they have done are rubbish

model wise they are really cool but always overpriced so you cant do an army of them (drop troop guard)


Trust me, some people have. And they wouldn't be forgeworld if they didn't produce hideously expensive models...;)

Sai-Lauren
07-09-2006, 11:07
Imperium vs Eldar - without reprinting all the imperial vehicle stats from the older books. :rolleyes:

Have it as a small-ish scale Eldar raid on a less militarised world, with the PDF and a guard company having to use second line armour (older marks that are no longer deemed worthy of front-line use), ad-hoc armoured vehicles based on civilian vehicles being pressed into service (for some reason, I want a ratling crewed Combine Harvester that's been given armour ;)), trucks and staff cars, and have the heavier stuff either arriving later, or reserved for the defence of the capital - when the Eldar start breaking out their super-heavies too. ;)
Oh, and as the Marines have to be there :rolleyes: , a single Marine lieutenant and his retainers that've been on planet for some reason, that initially assist in the defence, and wind up as targets for a group of Eldar rangers.

I'd also like to see Imperial Armour:The Sabbat Worlds Campaign, covering stuff like Urdeshi armour (and maybe even some FW Tanith figures and Blood Pact/Sons of Sek/other chaos guard conversion packs).

Wolf Scout Ewan
07-09-2006, 13:28
I'd also like to see Imperial Armour:The Sabbat Worlds Campaign, covering stuff like Urdeshi armour (and maybe even some FW Tanith figures and Blood Pact/Sons of Sek/other chaos guard conversion packs).

That would be cool!

I second a totally non imperial campaign. Eldar vs Necrons.

Eldar Buildings and scenery for craftwords and exodites
Eldar conversion kits
Necron Conversion kits
Necron wehicles and walkers
Exodite Riders and troops
Blackstone cannon support platform for 40k. A support platform for killing necrons with a nice big cannon the size of a battle cannon.


Figures for other 40k races like dogmen and Hrudd.

Dionysus II
07-09-2006, 14:42
I would like to see a reasonable price in the fron cover of the book.

Cheers

Dio

JustTony
07-09-2006, 17:14
How about an Eldar Avatar on the same scale as the Bloodthrister? Also I want a Falcon based tank with some REAL anti tank punch, say R:72 ST:10 AP:1 Ordance table but no blast. I know, the Scorpion and Cobra superheavies are great tank killers, but I'd like some thing that doesn't cost 600+ points (or $200+ either). Everyone around here seems to play Black Templars and Necrons and Bright Lances just don't cut it against Blessed Hull Land Raiders and Monoliths. Right now by best anti tank units are Wraithlords that make it into assault and Wraithguard.

x-esiv-4c
07-09-2006, 17:27
I'd like to see a low price tag.

Dionysus II
07-09-2006, 19:55
Games workshop always over price their products.

Cheers

Dio

Wolf Scout Ewan
07-09-2006, 23:18
You should see some other resin products from 1/35th scale military stuff then.

Tenner for four crates.

Scythe
08-09-2006, 07:37
How about an Eldar Avatar on the same scale as the Bloodthrister? Also I want a Falcon based tank with some REAL anti tank punch, say R:72 ST:10 AP:1 Ordance table but no blast. I know, the Scorpion and Cobra superheavies are great tank killers, but I'd like some thing that doesn't cost 600+ points (or $200+ either). Everyone around here seems to play Black Templars and Necrons and Bright Lances just don't cut it against Blessed Hull Land Raiders and Monoliths. Right now by best anti tank units are Wraithlords that make it into assault and Wraithguard.

Well, fire prisms kind of fit your bill in the new codex then.

Agamemnon2
08-09-2006, 07:44
I'd like to see Praetorians, a Gorgon, a superdetailed resin and photoetch kit of a Leman Russ (completely new design), AdMech Knights, demon engines, Legio Cybernetica war drones, Skitarii, tunnelers and a Reaver Titan.

Nuff said?

Sai-Lauren
08-09-2006, 10:09
I'd like to see Praetorians, a Gorgon, a superdetailed resin and photoetch kit of a Leman Russ (completely new design), AdMech Knights, demon engines, Legio Cybernetica war drones, Skitarii, tunnelers and a Reaver Titan.

Nuff said?

Think you missed out a Partridge in a Pear Tree :D

Ad Mech would certainly be something for Forge World to do (somehow I can see them doing at least one of the Ordinatus at some point) - same for the daemon engines, and (based off past rumours) I think they're both already planned for the next two books.

And it'll be interesting to see what comes back into 40k from Aeronautica Imperialis - I can see conversion kits for photo-recon aircraft or Wild Weasels, specialised bomb cradles to allow Marauders to carry things like "Grand Slam" style bombs, air ace/pilot figures in jump suits - as a two pack - one seated for replacing the existing pilot in an aircraft and one on foot for if they get shot down (e.g. the Phantine pilot from Guns Of Tanith and Double Eagle - and I've totally forgotten her name ;)), maybe even some new designs (and knowing FW, one of those super heavy blimps from Guns Of Tanith, or at least some kind of airborne battle fortress that can kind of compete with a Manta).

I think Orks need some more FW attention as well - Stompa's got to be a given (if not an actual Gargant), and clan iconography, more conversion kits, and some new vehicles would probably not go amiss either.

Wolf Scout Ewan
08-09-2006, 10:28
I'd like to see Praetorians, a Gorgon, a superdetailed resin and photoetch kit of a Leman Russ (completely new design), AdMech Knights, demon engines, Legio Cybernetica war drones, Skitarii, tunnelers and a Reaver Titan.

Nuff said?

Hell no! We need more cool stuff!

Axel
08-09-2006, 16:06
A book covering a good slugout between Orks and Eldar, probably evolving around a major investigation by the Adeptus Mechanicus on an "undeveloped" world that happens to teem with Orks. The Eldar then step in, warned by some weired prescience, and try squash the Orks to prevent them from becoming a waarg in a century or two and therewhile disturbing some major nasty in a nearby solar sytem.

Read: Orks, Eldar, Adeptus Mechanicus.
If it comes hard, scrap the Orks and Eldar, and add an IG Leviathan :-)

LarryS
08-09-2006, 18:54
Upscaled versions of the old epic chaos engines.
cannon of khorne
brass scorpion
cauldron of blood
and (dare I think it) the lord of battle

I used to have the old armorcast (or was it epicast?) cannon and cauldron - wish I had kept them just for the novelty value...

Bregalad
08-09-2006, 22:02
I like the idea of a book without Imperial forces in it. Not even Forge World can bring new interesting stuff for the same two armies again and again. Time for a change and some diversity. And as commonly neglected but popular armies with huge opportunities, Eldar vs. Orks or Eldar vs. Necrons or all three would be fine. As a terrain freak, I would like to see Xeno buildings and machinery.

smokingmonkee
08-09-2006, 22:41
I have to agree with Bregalad. Eldar vs. Orks would be great. Then again anything non-imperial would be nice. MAybe even an Ork Gargant or Stompa.

Xander-K
08-09-2006, 22:46
less big stuff! more scenery, basic scenery for boards but really well sculpted.

Also more conversions for basic troops, i'm retarded at converting stuff manually so I'll pay the extra dollar to have pro. kits to make my army look different.

Chaos Terminator pads, so you can put them on vanilla termies, and just swap the head around. A picture of a painted Manta! :D

Ubik_Lives
09-09-2006, 03:20
Some alien races for the Tau Empire, and some Ordo Xenos stuff. I think they'd work well together, and I always think more Tau equals good.

onnotangu
09-09-2006, 07:23
cheaper books

Wild Rider Chief
09-09-2006, 10:26
lol i hear cheaper books

Puffin Magician
09-09-2006, 15:56
I'd like to see Praetorians, a Gorgon, AdMech Knights, demon engines, Legio Cybernetica war drones, Skitarii, Tunnelers and a Reaver Titan.Seconded, buddy - especially the Tunnellers and Praetorians. They're some of the most badass inventions from Epic.

Imperial expedition towards the galaxy's core finds former abhuman worlds scoured by the Tyrands. Several transports/hulks/whatever drift through space filled with corpses and... *drumroll* Goliath Cannons, Colossuses, Cyclopses, Leviathans, Land Trains, and Hellbores! :evilgrin:

"Imperial Armour VI: Really F*in' 'uge stuff"

luchog
10-09-2006, 20:47
Hot gamer chicks doing obscene things with models.

Failing that, I'd like to see more mid-range Eldar stuff, vehicles like the Cobra, Falcon conversion kits, female Farseer and Warlock models, that sort of thing. While I'd love to see more of the big titans, like the Phantom, those sorts of things are well out of my budget range right now.