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Most of us have probably seen the Marro sketch over on Heroscapers.com, hinting at the content of wave 9. Considering the ill omens, and doom-saying concerning Heroscape´s future, it´s very great news indeed! We have been promised new product!

What if this is to be the last HS expansion? I´m not one of the pesimists who have written off the game already, but rather hope for a lot more expansions in the coming years...

But what if wave 9 REALLY IS THE LAST EXPANSION FOR HEROSCAPE, EVER?!
What then should be included, in your oppinion, to round off your favourite General, Army, theme or whatever?

Personally, I´d like to see:
-Samurai Cavalry.
-Officers for the 4th massachusets and 10th Regiment.
To round off existing armies, and the following, because I would just very much like to see these units for HS...
-Indians. (preferably of the prairie kind, riding horses, shooting bows.)
-Pirates.
-Musketeers. (the fencing kind, NOT musket wielding!)

How about you?
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Ugh, here we go - the endless waves (pun intended) of speculation. Just wait for info on what's in it because no matter what you want to be in Set 9, it's already created and they're not going to care what one more HS fan thinks. Seriously. Just relax and you'll know soon enough.

I'd trust that the playtesters and Truth (who apparently designed Wave 9) know what they're doing.
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jtspecial wrote:
How about you?


Marvel!

..although even the optimists are naysaying that.

In the alternative, officers for the minute men would be nice.

In general, though, I would mostly want more of the traditional fantasy stuff (except elves, which we have enough of). So, undead, werewolves, orcs, etc.
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I cannot answer that question, as I don't believe this will be the last wave. But I can say what I wish for the coming expansion:
I hope they have looked at the powerrankings on Heroscapers ( http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showthread.php?t=6171 ) and made synergies to remove any units from D+ ratings and below.
I don't care what types of units they create, as long as the less used units gets to see more playing time on the table.
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Didn't someone official at some point say that Wave 9 was going to have American Indians in it? Don't ask me to link to it because I can't even remember whether I made that up. But I think this would be cool if not tackily done.
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wytefang wrote:
Ugh, here we go - the endless waves (pun intended) of speculation. Just wait for info on what's in it because no matter what you want to be in Set 9, it's already created and they're not going to care what one more HS fan thinks. Seriously. Just relax and you'll know soon enough.


Where's the fun in that?!

Edit: As for me, I'm hoping for little green, saucer-flying aliens!
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walkie wrote:
wytefang wrote:
Ugh, here we go - the endless waves (pun intended) of speculation. Just wait for info on what's in it because no matter what you want to be in Set 9, it's already created and they're not going to care what one more HS fan thinks. Seriously. Just relax and you'll know soon enough.


Where's the fun in that?!

Edit: As for me, I'm hoping for little green, saucer-flying aliens!


Amen to that!
No offense wytefang, but you sure buzzkilled this one!
I wasn´t asking for wild fanboy speculations here, and certainly not expecting to have any impact on what is going to actually be in the set. It was meant as more of a "philosophical" question along the lines of a "What books would you bring to a deserted island?" type thing...

As in: "If this turns out to be our last chance to get any new figures for Heroscape, what do you think the game needs to round it out, and what would you really like to be in that last set?"
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jpat wrote:
Didn't someone official at some point say that Wave 9 was going to have American Indians in it? Don't ask me to link to it because I can't even remember whether I made that up. But I think this would be cool if not tackily done.


I don't specifically recall hearing that, though this doesn't mean that it isn't true. I do remember hearing from Truth that wave 9 will contain more Doggins. They are supposed to be really good on their own, and will complement Dund, turning him from a horrible figure to a just mostly horrible figure.

I don't remember it being April Fool's Day when I heard this, but it may have been.
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Definitely pirates

Also with the right abilities:

Alchemists
Hi-tech faries
Evil clowns
War elephants
Rock creatures
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Oh, I forgot... Cartoonish CAVEMEN! With BIG clubs!
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Gladiator Squad
Dwarves
Common Ullar Kyrie Squad (crossbows)
Common Aquilla Kyrie Squad
Doggin Squad
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Oh so much

Dwarves
skeletons
more orcs
more snakes
cowboy squad
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JesperT, my apologies. I've just seen this kind of speculation thread so, so, so, so many times on HS.com that I guess I just kind of snapped.

No intentions of Buzz-killing your thread...please discuss and enjoy!!

::: passing around drinks on me ::::

Happy Holidays everyone, HeroScape Wave 9 - your best Christmas gift!!!

- Tony
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Apology accepted Anthony!
And no problem, I know the kind of thread you´re referring to, so I guess a little snapping is ok!

The good news vis-á-vis Wave 9 is a GREAT extra Christmas present, and I´m sure you´re right that ACTUAL news about its contents will start rolling in soon enough...

Thanks for the drinks, and Happy Holidays right back at ya!

-Jesper
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And somewhere out there Micheal Caine smiles a toothy grin.....

I wonder if they would make some British infantry with tea-stained pith helmets.
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...I wonder if they would make some British infantry with tea-stained pith helmets.


Nothing like taking the Pith on Chrithmath Day.
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I have to put my 2 cents worth in on upcoming Heroscape-

Knights with Crossbows (for range).
A huge robot.
Some Hollywood type monsters (1940's Mummy, Werewolf, Vampire, Frankenstein Monster, 1950s Creature). Changed enough to avoid copyright problems.
Some Alien-type monsters. Really vicious and hard to kill.

Keep on 'scaping!

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If Wave Nine truly is the LAST Heroscape wave, my list would pull from any of the following....

-Vydar Kyrie Squad and Hero

-Ullar Kyrie Squad

-Aquilla Kyrie Squad and Hero

-Dreadguls (Einar, synergy with Valguard)

-Aquilla Flagbearer (with dice bag, d20, and Aquilla dice)

-Unique Gladiator Squad (Einar, synergy with Spartacus)

-Crossbow Orcs (like Arrow Gruts, but with -1 to the range, +1 to attack, and +1 to defense...essentially the Arrow Grut's version of a Heavy Grut)

-Orc Scout Unique Hero on Pterodactyl (Stealth Flying, Orc Archer Range Boosting Aura)

-Low-cost Unique Samurai Hero, Einar. I'd suggest something very simple...just double attack and counter-strike, moderate stats, no range.

-Samurai Cavalry with Unique Hero (Einar)

-Native Americans (three types....Azteks (ranged and melee squads with hero), Rifle-wielding horse-mounted Plains Indians (with historical hero) and Eastern woodland tribes (ranged and melee squads)

-Utgar Western Outlaw, Jandar Deputy, and a Native American scout/tracker

-Jandar Soulborg support figure

-additional Aquilla figures...flesh her forces out in some way...perhaps a squad of monks?

-Mummified Slingers and Legion for Sudema

-the six Valkyrie Generals, in figure form

-giant clockwork automatons for Einar...like a Bronze colossus dug out of the earth

-Minotaurs

-giant scorpion
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jtspecial wrote:
But what if wave 9 REALLY IS THE LAST EXPANSION FOR HEROSCAPE, EVER?!


Then fans will continue to play with their current stock until they get bored and move to a different game?

Reality check aside, I'd like to see some pirates.
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...I can pretty much confirm the American Indians thing...


I say , old chap, are we talking Indians as in " Does your scalp need adjusting?" or as in "Good morning, you're through to Customer support?"
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As has been stated above I really hope to see the weaker/less used figures get a boost here. That being said I really hope they don't (and doubt they will) make officers for the 4th Mass or the 10th Foot as these are already two of the strongest units in the game and need no support. Might as well bring out something to bond with the rats while you're at it.

I would most like to see:
More Gladiators (preferably a unique squad)
Dreadguls (Again a unique squad, or maybe common)
Doggin squad
Something to bring back the Romans/Greeks
A solid Marro Warlord
A solid Darklord
The last Elf Wizard (something to make the elves competitive in 500-600pt games but without making them totally dominate at 1000+ pts)
Something to bring the vipers back into play (range?)
Something to boost the Gorillanators
The Deathwalkers could use a boost.

As was said anything to bring up the sinking units would be best because it would give us new units and a reason to use more of the old units.

I can't wait to see what they do bring us!


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oneilljgf wrote:
mjtuell wrote:
...I can pretty much confirm the American Indians thing...


I say , old chap, are we talking Indians as in " Does your scalp need adjusting?" or as in "Good morning, you're through to Customer support?"

By 'American Indians' he is clearly referring to the peoples I respectfully refer to as Injuns.
Thematically a great addition to the heroScape universe (I hope), but if this is the last gasp I really would rather see the established themes fleshed out and the weaker figs given a boost. Doggin ridin' Injuns perhaps?
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The other Indians are also quite ferocious; I do believe one of my ancestors got shot up the Khyber pass - most painful.

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I'd rather see Canadian Indians instead of American Indians.
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