40K Bummer Rumor: Forgeworld Not Going Mainstream?

Rumor Stew! Mmmmmm.

So, looks like we may not be getting FW in the mainstream after all.

About a week ago a contact of our called me to tell me that Forgeworld wasn’t going to make codices or “regular” units to be used without opponent permission in games of 40, and thus making them tournament legal.

I didn’t say anything as I didn’t want to seem like I was flip flopping as I heard from THREE different, very connected sources that FW was going mainstream. I wanted to believe it, too, to be honest as I love FW and want to use their stuff more often.

However, FW is now saying that they won’t be making codices so I think that is (obviously) pretty damn convincing. One of my sources says he thinks it is damage control and that they are just covering their butts, but I don’t know what to think at this point. I hope it comes true, but the evidence is mounting against that potentiality.

Sorry to get people’s hopes up if this turns out to be the case and FW units don’t become regular parts of the game. I think there is still a chance that it happens, but a slim one. I felt I had convincing enough evidence and it looks like I may end up with some egg on my face. Oh well.

We as a community can of course, always choose to use them, so it isn’t a total loss, but I am still pretty bummed on this one.


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7 Responses to “40K Bummer Rumor: Forgeworld Not Going Mainstream?”

  1. Big Jim July 13, 2012 7:54 pm #

    It’s not like FW or GW go around publicizing their long term goals. I would imagine that if the original rumor was true FW and GW would deny it up until the day before the official announcement.

    While we know the FW are more open about their releases and stuff, we can never forget they are part of the very secretive GW corporate machine.

    Besides when it comes to using FW I say anyone that is not down with FW is not someone I really wanna play with! Cause FW rocks! 😛

    • Reecius July 15, 2012 8:55 am #

      Dude, we are on the same page. We love FW here and always thought it w2as weird that people were against it. We play with it a lot and non of it is OP.

      • Big Jim July 15, 2012 1:56 pm #

        I am just waiting on the FW update the the FW Renegade Khorne list so I can build a really flavor filled traitor IG army!

  2. Son Of Dorn July 13, 2012 10:07 pm #

    Wasn’t it a member of the web team that denied it? I don’t think they’re privy to much. I caught a typo in the vehicle FAQ that I brought to their attention (they confirmed) and it still hasn’t been fixed. I NEED to believe this. I have to have that Codex Imperial Fists! 😛

    • Reecius July 15, 2012 8:55 am #

      Me too. It could be misdirection, but only time will tell.

  3. joe drache July 14, 2012 4:40 am #

    well there must be some reason for the 40k approved stamp in the lastest apoc book.
    further, theres a reason the flakk is listed as an upgrade, yet not in the SM faq. somebody’s going to get it, just not SM.

    • Reecius July 15, 2012 9:02 am #

      I hope you’re right, I want FW to be mainstream pretty badly. I love their stuff, it is so good looking and adds a lot of character to armies.

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