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Just got this in an e-mail:

Khazad-dûm, nestled below the mighty peaks of the Misty Mountains was once the greatest of all Dwarven holds - a place of beauty, light and artisanship unequalled. Now, however, it is the haunt of Moria Goblins, lumbering Cave Trolls and other, more terrible creatures.

For generations the Dwarves have longed to reclaim their ancestral home, fighting long and bitter wars against the Goblins who have usurped their cherished kingdom beneath the mountains.

This October the battle for dominion is set to intensify as both the armies of the Dwarf Holds and the Misty Mountains receive new reinforcements. With new miniatures for both factions, Good and Evil players have something to look forward to.

For more information about the Misty Mountains releases in October, watch out for future newsletters, keep an on the Games Workshop website and check out October's issue of White Dwarf. Players of the Strategy Battle Game will find rules to accompany all these models in November's issue of White Dwarf.


There is more to the e-mail but this is the most interesting part
 

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As for the wanting a plastic cave troll kit, if it were to happens I really don't have high expectations for that. The Mines of Moria troll was horrible besides the current metal Cave Trolls are so nice.

Don't completely rule out a plastic Dragon. Remember Morgul Knights were only out less than a year before they converted them over to plastic. So it's still possible.

Nazgul are completely out of the question for this release at least, seeing as it's Misty Mountains and Dwarves.

I think we should be expecting some new models for the characters that haven't been done yet. Possibility of plastic Prowlers/Khazad or Iron Guard, but not high on my expected list. Possibly a Stone Giant or Cave Drake or as TWKoA said, plastic Dragon set.
 

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UPDATE

Scryer in the Darkness over on Warseer has posted that the release will contain two metal boxed sets and three metal blister packs, no plastic kits. Scryer has been correct with pretty much everything he's posted as a rumour before so I personally trust this (probably works for GW?).

Here's a friend of mine's thoughts on what's in the box.

So, my thoughts:

* Metal Box #1: Stone Giant. Simple because it would be ridiculous to release it in a blister...it would bee too tiny for me to consider it a Giant.
* Metal Box #2: No, it's not what you'd think! I guess it will be Goblin Commanders of some kind. Because since War of the Ring, almost every release has had some commanders, although they have been unnecessary. Plus, they said "Dwarves and Goblins", not "Dwarves and Monsters", which makes me suspect we'll get at least one Goblin set in this release.

* Blister Pack #1: Floi Stonehand, Loremaster of Moria. This one should be pretty obvious.
* Blister Pack #2: King's Champion. Again, I think this is a no-brainer. I would use this lad as an excuse to do something really cool and set him on a 40mm base (he is considered a monster after all).
* Blister Pack #3: Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndddd...*drum-roll please*: Cave Drake! If you think about it, it kind of makes sense. If I were designing such a creature, I would not make it on the scale of the dragon, since it's half the points as a dragon in the rulebook, and from what I can remember, a lot less powerful. I would stick it on a 40mm base and cram it in a blister like they do for Cave Trolls.

Those are just my opinions at least.
Personally what's said there sounds perfectly plausible.

I also spoke to the Manager of my local GW yesterday (who isn't an arse and I can actually tolerate) and he told me it 'may' be including a Cave Drake and Stone Giant. My guess is he was telling me it will include those without officially saying it will.
 

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Nah, the Space Marine players aren't complaining...
 

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I don't know why they all moan anyways. GW has multiple systems and it has to cater for them all. For some strange reason a lot of people do not get this but the lack of stuff is disturbing. Although I was under the impression that it was for a new book-not just new minis.
 

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I think it'll be a while before GW remember a lot of people still play SBG, therefore it'll most likely be a while before we get another supplement, if we ever get another one at all...
 

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its enough to make all the 40k players moan that GW only cares about LotR and never releases anything for 40k and haven't for years.
Being primarily a 40K player my only bitch about the release schedule is that it's turning in to MARINEHAMMER 40K with a dash of bugs for falvor
 
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