So there’s been rumours flying around for a couple of months now of a limited edition boxed game (ala Space Hulk re-released in 2009) of a revamped Man’O’War.
Dubbed Seahammer, information was pretty thin on the ground in so much as it was probably Empire vs Vampire Counts and that it’d be an all in one job. Well, with the image below now in circulation, details are beginning to hit forums across the interwebs. The two things that look to be certain are that this all in one naval romp is called Dread Fleet and it isn’t Man’O’War version 2.0. More than likely it’ll be a Gothic mechanic. Which suits me fine.
The various reports are, however, a little bit contradictory. Depending on who you talk to Dread Fleet will be:
- Most likely Empire vs Sartosan Vampire Pirates.
- Other sources claim that the Empire contingent will more likely be a Magnificent Seven alliance of iconic ‘good guy’ ships. So Empire (possibly Witch Hunter), Dwarf, High Elf, Bretonnian.
- The Vampire fleet is also rumoured to have ships influenced by different parts of the Warhammer World, so Empire, Araby, Cathy etc.
- Also, depending on, where you do your reading the set will either include 7 ships aside plus ‘lots of scenery’ or ‘loads and loads of models’.
To be honest, I’m not too fussed whether it’s ‘lots’ of models or 7 aside as it has the potential to be a lot of fun. With no leaked photos of models we can only guess how they look but hopefully they’ll put as much effort into them as they did for Space Hulk.
You can, I’m confident in saying, expect a full colour rulebook and a £60 price tag. Rumoured release date also falls squarely in October…