I like those lists, though would have put some Bret archers in there probably instead of the Battle Pilgrims, and probably subbed the Tomb Guard out for Chariots. The armies are also a bit too big for a starter set (unless you wanted to pay ~£200 for it) so maybe the duplicate units (i.e. one KotR and one Skeleton Warrior) units would be dropped.
Post by remigrudgebearer on May 18, 2020 1:02:50 GMT
A starter set of some sort seems likely, though the scope and scale of the game will determine what kind of starter set we get. I get the Empire vs Empire idea with the time period, but unlike Horus Heresy, The Old World is not epitomized by a civil war, no matter the period. There are several big ones, but other threats are always there.
The two armies in a standard starter set depends on what angle they are going for.
If they are aiming for a pure "This whole thing is an act of fixing the cuts from earlier, here is the restoration of what is cut" then Tomb Kings vs. Brettonia is obvious.
If they want a generic "Here is what The Old World really means" it would be Empire vs. Orcs & Goblins. I could see Chaos Warriors instead of the greenskins, but Orcs seem more iconic AND different from the Empire.
And if they wanted to push a certain theme, I can see them going to some other pairings. Maybe the first focus is on the Vampire Wars, so Vampire Counts vs. Empire.
But the thing that I see as MOST likely, especially given what their leaks have been focusing on, is armies that we HAVEN'T seen before. It would give them a boost of models in one go, give people more hype, and persuade old hands to buy the box no matter if they have their old collections or not. So, I am thinking something like Kislev vs. Norsca (as mentioned earlier) or something weird like Tilea/Araby vs. Orcs (to keep it familiar, still).