So I am back and looking at a new release of the boxed set next year sometime. I am sure you have many questions which I would be happy to field. <snip> I look forward to hearing back from you all.
OK, guess I'll start now as my mind is still reeling at the prospect of officially supporting this game once again.
1) Will the boxed set be like before (same metal figs, same board pieces)?
You probably don't have a full idea yet, but here is my wish list. First, the old boxed set was near perfect, very 40Kish (and we know how they sell) in components and still very viable considering current releases. Enough to play all the scenarios and enough to wet your appetite for additional units. What I would like to see is a freshening up of some of the components though. Arguments for plastic minis are valid (possible with Kickstarter) while leaving the current metals for future purchases, and possible new style boards. Unit
cards are a must in my eyes. Every game has them, makes is super easy for players to access during games, and a must have for running games. Snazzy cards (and QRS!) brings it into 2018 and beyond.
2) Will Planetstorm be a thing?
I hope not, at least not from the get go and certainly not in it's current form. Large scale tabletop army/skirmish games are getting rarer, and more often they are getting smaller. I'd like to see a re-focus of Planetstorm to be smaller in scale (not by much mind you), but a little more focused and easy to play. Personally I thought the rules tried to do to much.
3) Boxed set only?
I wouldn't mind seeing scenario/mini sets. Call them expansions, whatever. Something where you buy an xpac and it has all the minis (and new cards!!!) with new scenarios/stories to go with it. Feel like your adding to the game, not just tacking on blister packs. Having all those blisters and map packs back in the day was mana from heaven, but it didn't feel cohesive. The additional rule books were great, but everything felt like you had to pick and choose instead of being led down a path. Dunno, hard to put into words. Guess I just like seeing fleshed out xpacs instead of new book + blisters.
4) Speaking of supplements...new rulebook to combine them all or re-releasing the same books?
Having a master rulebook at this stage is paramount. Makes no sense just re-releasing all the old books. Combine, tighten, remaster=perfection. Combined with above you can then create xpacs dealing with various operations touched on in the old books fluff. Ex. "Battle for Cake", includes new spaceship boards, new minis (Nightmare
XYZ, and why, because they were tasked in defending ships...Commondo ABC, why, to assault inbound legion ships), new unit cards, and new scenarios to re-fight the assault.
5) No change to minis?
The old minis are tired in some cases, probably the Commandos the most. Re-releasing via Kickstarter could allow for plastic sprues of the original Commandos and Nightmares (not unlike a sprue of SMs and Necrons). Would really freshen up the look and tie nicely into the excellent PI sculpts. Not gonna lie, I won't even consider buying new look UNE/Fantasian/Legion et al minis. I love the old ones, period. You take the old mini and alternate sculpt it, I'm in!
6) New vehicles?
Not important to me, but if Planetstorm is re-visited, will the unmade vehicles be imagined?
Sorry for hitting you with all these questions, Marco, but consider my interest peeked to the max.
Excuse my rambling as well...doing this at work in between 'interruptions'.