Disclaimer - this is entirely rampant speculation and brainstorming on my part. It has no basis in actual events or possibly even reality...
I'm wondering if there is some sort of co-relation between Mantic's Kings of War range, and the Beasts of War guys. Beyond the, we send you stuff to review one.
It's the 'of War' that got me thinking along these lines, and the mention of the upcoming announcement for BoW via the Mantic Blog.
Maybe, just maybe, I could be on to something, or it is just wild stabs in the dark, but in a hierarchical order, a beast would be below a king, suggesting subservient to, and there is also the connotation of beast of burden, which leads me to think that perhaps, BoW are due to do a lot of labour for Mantic.
What if their new 8th edition WHFB table ISN'T for playing WHFB on? Maybe it is just some prep work for the Kings of War game playtesting, what if the BoW site is just a cunning plan to gather a playtesting group?
As I said though, it's all rampant speculation.