We are also about to get a flyer update in WD. Is this a quick and shameless attempt to grab some WD sales on the back of new models before they erase the rules with 6th edition or perhaps this is a sign that 6th edition will include rules for flyers? I would guess we will see flyer's in our new rule set which I think will be a nice change to how the armies and the game works. (I could completely be wrong and hate them once I see the rules) Also it could be the flyer rules are optional like planet strike, or the tank upgrade or city fight or any other such nonsense once 6th edition comes out. Which is lame. They should go ahead and commit or not mess around with it I think. Much like FW, the models are cool but its not very often you can actually use the rules for FW models locally at events.
Speaking of Forgeworld GW is again doing its part to bridge the gap between its standard line and the Forgeworld line...well at least the prices. =P The price increase that was shocking a few years ago has now become a yearly tradition. Like clockwork the prices of everything will be going up in the range of 15 percent or so. I am sure you have seen the complaining and the prices floating around the webs. I am not going to complain but I do want to point out the humor that GW announced a price hike and PP announces a SUMMER SALE. That's right the guys behind steam punk horde and warmachine madness have special army starter box deals for the summer with free shipping no less!! (More info can be found here)I wonder if that was a always planned thing or a funny response to Games Workshop doing a price increase again? This is the part that most bloggers and people threaten to walk and then BLACK RAGE over the price hike. I won't do that I won't be bailing on the system just yet, I will be toning back my purchases and most likely won't be building any new armies only adding to what I have. I will however be looking into Warmachines and into Maulfaux or however you spell it. Both look like they could be interesting and have a player base local to me.
So I hope 6th edition isn't SUXOR, I hope that flyers are standard rules, and PRICE increases blow chunks like college kids during pledge week.