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Will we see the Vril in 2013?

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roler12345 said:

They got the bomb dropped on them right? SO I am sure there are alot of 4 armed japanese running around  needing some guns and katanas!

I think in the Dust timeline the first nuclear weapon (VK improved) was dropped on Sri Lanka (Ceylon or something at the time) and destroyed 90% of the country, so all 3 super-powers agreed to not use nuclear weapons again. So I doubt Japan got hit with a nuke.

On that note, the incident did make Japan strengthen their ties to Germany and become more officially part of Axis than it was historically, so I don't personally believe Japan will (or rather should) become a faction of their own.

I would like to see more Japanese units for Axis, British, French and Commonwealth units for Allied, and more Chinese units for SSU though (maybe enough to field purely-themed lists of British, French, Chinese, Japanese, or Commonwealth armies).

 

Back to the topic of the Vrill, I'd definitely like to see them make an appearance sometime soon. They were meant to originally be released only a few expansions in (if that plan was followed we'd have Vrill instead of SSU right now), and it'd make for a very unique force.

The thing I liked about the SSU (and the reason I want to play them the most when I have enough units) was how different they were from Axis and Allied when they first appeared. At the time, the Axis and Allied units were almost carbon-copies of each other, while the SSU completely messed with that before the 2 original factions started diverging (2 Snipers no Spotter for sniper team, anti-walker weapon with command squad, commissars, the first aircraft, air-lifted units, double machine gun / bazooka teams etc)

Now imagine how different Vrill will be. I liked someone's post before about Armour 1 or 2 vehicles with better movement, as there's so far been no Armour 1 or 2 vehicles but just about every other Armour type and value seen so far.

 

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The problem is marketing and availability of manufacturing capability. We can have Vrill or Japanise or Brits or Aussis or Italians or Eskimos, but we aren't going to get them any faster than about one box per month. FFG/Dust Models did a good job IMO on the SSU, but at the price of sticking the Axis and Allies with dregs for a while. Of course, they needed to when they chose not to give up a starter set to let the SSU get a big lump up front.

At the current pace of release, I've been perfectly comfortable with slowly collecting everything released and sometimes two of it, although I admit I haven't done much for a while now. (I put most of my buying on hold until I get around to fixing the "banana peel" models, those stupid poses are embarrassing to look at…on top of the SSU delays.)

Suppose they suddenly dumped enough Vrill on the market to make a valid faction without spamming a bunch of units like the SSU had to for a long time until they got enough variety? Oops, some would buy a bunch, but it wouldn't sell as well. What I'm hoping for (as I did for the SSU), is for an "Operation" style update with a full Vrill force in the box. Pricey, yes, but I'd prefer to have a compact starter force rather than waiting like we had to for the SSU. Yes, I know there were playable SSU lists when the faction was just three squads, one hero and one walker, but a bit more variety would be nice.

WTF? WHY ARE MY PARAGRAPHS BEING TAKEN OUT?!?!?!

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I have to say it is going to be Japanese. In the Sourcebooks they are in there own section, even though they are aligned with the Axis, they are their own force. If you look at Dust model stuff they have their own Decal Set, there is no Decal set for British, just Allies. In the Sourcebook They have many pics of different troops, walkers, and Heros. they will be their own faction.

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They mention there might be bunkers which let me to believe there might be moving toward the Pacific, since that's where most bunkers were used in the island warefare. Could also be north africa though.

 

 

 

2 new faction is interesting, because if Vrill is one, what's the others? 

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cloner4000 said:

They mention there might be bunkers which let me to believe there might be moving toward the Pacific, since that's where most bunkers were used in the island warefare. Could also be north africa though.

 

 

 

2 new faction is interesting, because if Vrill is one, what's the others? 

japanese are the other, confirmed to be next

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blkdymnd said:

japanese are the other, confirmed to be next

 

When were the Japanese confirmed to be the next faction? Could you please post a link. Thanks!

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Algernon said:

blkdymnd said:

 

japanese are the other, confirmed to be next

 

 

 

When were the Japanese confirmed to be the next faction? Could you please post a link. Thanks!

cant find the link, but it was in the interview Paolo did at the Dust Expo in Arizona in February

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