I’ve just read a rumour from the Blog Faeit 212 who got it from Blood of Kittens about the GW mystery release (you know the one, every couple of years they release a stand alone boxed game). Rumours have been flying around that it would be Bloodbowl, but apparently something different is in the offing…..
via TastyTaste on Blood of Kittens
GW is about to enter the skirmish scene with the release of
Warhammer 40k: Inquisition
Inquisition is designed for 2-4 players and each side will use custom cards and dice. Army sizes consist of about 5-10 models per side. A whole new set of models drawn from Blanche artwork will accompany. The game should be flexible as you can make and design your own Inquisitorial retinue. As for rules complexity that is anyone’s guess, but the general marketing goal for Inquisition is a gateway game into the greater Warhammer 40k universe.
Beyond that GW, seems to be taking cues from Kickstarter projects like Sedition Wars and home-brewed rules like Inq28 for Inquisitor. This also might not end up as a limited edition run, but that all depends on sales, and if any support is continued will be done through digital expansions and updates.
Now this has me very excited. I’ve always thought that 40k should be a skirmish game rather than trying to make it into a version of Epic.Smaller games have always been more memorable with much more character to them than sprawling games of 1750+ (where there are few different units, just more of them) in my opinion. Maybe it’s the roleplayer in me, but smaller games always seem to offer more excitement and a good reason to play another game.
Hopefully there’ll be more whisperings in the Warp to follow.