GW Drop An Old World Update Packed With Bear Cavalry

May 12, 2020 by brennon

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Games Workshop has dropped another Old World update this week. The focus was still on the men and women of Kislev this time around as they started to show off the first steps towards bringing Bear Cavalry back to the tabletop.

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Bears have always had an important role within Kislevite society and they are looked on with some reverence. Indeed, the link between a rider and his bear is particularly strong indeed. When Tsar Boris died it was said that his bear watched over his body for a day and a night before it vanished into the snow.

For that reason, the team who are designing these new miniatures look to be putting a lot of effort into making these bears look like walking talismans, totemic tokens as much as beasts of war (hah).

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We can see a few different variants of the Bear Cavalry as part of the preview. Some of them are less armoured than others which denotes the status and veteran-level of the various riders. Whilst it would be great to see these in 28mm at the head of a mighty new army, I have to say that I am still very much hoping they go small for The Old World.

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I think that it would be brilliant to see the splendour and pageantry of the Warhammer Fantasy world done on a smaller scale akin to Warmaster. It would make the game distinct and different from Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar and allow them to play around with the idea of epic battles in a different way.

Considering how far Games Workshop have come in terms of their miniature design, think about what they could do with 12mm or 15mm troops, character and monster!

It seems like the return to The Old World is still a fair way off and it will most likely be in 28mm but I hold out hope!

Are you going to be keeping an eye on this release?

"It seems like the return to The Old World is still a fair way off and it will most likely be in 28mm but I hold out hope!"

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