So over the last week we have had Warhammer Fest Online.
Last weekend as I looked over the list of live shows, it was apparent to me that what I was most interested in was, would there be new Orks for Warhammer 4000, what would be revealed on Thursday for the boxed games and what would be the BIG mystery on Saturday.
Well we found out on Saturday that the mystery was a new edition of Age of Sigmar.
I am guessing exciting for players of Age of Sigmar, for me not so much.
I was hoping we would see the return of the Old World and Warhammer. We know from previous reveals that this was in the works and I am intrigued to see what this new (old) game looks like and what the models will be like, especially as we have seen massive jumps in model detail and development since the end of Warhammer back in 2015.
I was secretly hoping that we would see a relaunch of Epic in the (new) Adeptus Titanicus scale, but that was a far out dream… Well one can dream….
According to the latest posting on the Warhammer Community sites, the Old World in Warhammer is coming back.
The original Warhammer world was “destroyed” in 2015. The Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles changed forever when Games Workshop (though they said Archaon was responsible) destroyed the world.
Everything we knew of the Old World collapsed into a void of Chaos and infinite possibility. From that tumultuous storm came the Mortal Realms, heralding a new dawn of unending war in the Age of Sigmar.
I never really got the Age of Sigmar, apart from it was an attempt to make Warhammer Fantasy Battles more like Warhammer 40K.
I am intersted to see where this is going, but it’s not a new story or a new world, it’s the original old world.
The Old World is to Warhammer Age of Sigmar, as the Horus Heresy is to Warhammer 40,000.
So looks like we’re getting the old Warhammer back…