I think it would be great. The RH list is what I play and I only think it needs a few minor tweeks to be up there with the the newer books. The only problem in it is that there is no money in it so GW will never do it.
As long as we have enough choice, we won’t need much more than another RH. The special rules add flavour to other armies, and they would be nice to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary. We still have all the fluff and character from the models, not having more in the rules themselves isn’t going to be bad. If they decide to rewrite a lot of the CD fluff with a few paragraphs to go with the list, that would piss me off. We would be worse off in many ways, we wouldn’t even know what the army is. It’s not as if we really know what it is right now, now that the hellcannon fluff has been tacked on in an undefined way.
We’ve done alright with the current list for the last 10 years - the worst thing is that it pushes back the possibility of a full army book. Having rules that people know about, can get hold of more easily, will help us for the time being. There is so much that can be done with just the rules in the main rulebook.
I do not think another RH will ever be released but in case of a great change of core rules like the switch from 5th edition to 6th.
eventually GW has two options (well three, leave it like it is now…):
one, a White dwarf article updating RH list and add some flavour to the same dish (for me would be ok, we will have a better list and thanks to our creativity we would be able to create background, miniatures/conversions for our beloved Chaos Dwarfs not bad but won’t happen IMO).
Two, a brand new Chaos Dwarf book. This would be more logical, profitable and could bring back Chaos Dwarfs on gaming tables all over the world. There will be a full range of miniatures (plastic and metal) and we will be rightfull back in the warhammer world… but will it happens?
I would like to see them do a White Dwarf version. The Ravening Hordes list takes up two pages. It could easily be updated to work in the current rules without taking up more space. Any member of the design team could make those changes in less than an hour.
Added to this they could do a 3 or 4 page article on how to convert the necessary models from the existing range.
So for minimal effort and 5 or six pages in White Dwarf, they could re-introduce the Chaos Dwarf army and encourage a whole load of people to go out and buy models to convert. They probably won’t make millions on it, but I would expect (hope) the gains would cover the costs of doing it.
they will not switch to a D10 in 8th, though. And GW has stated several times they will never do a rules overhaul so extensive that it invalidates all the army books. So there will (theoretically) never be the need for a Rav Hordes type book.
Updating the RH list in an army book, yes I would like that (I’d also like it if they asked Mr. Coleman if his Indy list could be purchased and released as a proper army book too, basically I’d like a proper army book).
Do I think it’ll happen? Hard to say - there are indications out there that someone at GW or FW is thinking about the Dawi Zharr, but people have been thinking about how to bring them along for some time now. I’m stuck in wait and see mode. Wait, and you’ll see me play using both CD lists at my local GW.
I think it’s not that hard to do, considering many people on this site are already doing it (have done it) with the FAQ, old RH list and GT day rules. I think it would only be a matter of a few hours for someone at GW headquarters on a computer compiling the info.
I meant what would you think if they did a proper book based on an updated version of the Chaos Dwarf Ravening Hordes list.
I would be very happy with an army book based upon the Ravening Hordes list. It would give me an up-to-date army with the minimum redundancy of my existing collection, and it would also probably mean that I didn't need to go out and by new models for all the new troop types.
Could they not just add this as a WD suppliment like they did for the Canadian WD magazine in Feb 2006? Something with minimal (or no) pictures? Something stating that for this army you need to “Buy and convert a BFSP set”…like they did in 2006?
Wouldn’t that save them from just dropping this army like they sort of are doing now?