I won't believe it until FFG makes it official. Which basically means i won't believe it for the rest of my life since FFG never tells you what's going on.
Same with Scion of Darkness WoW:TbG, silence silence and even more silence...
I would like to report the dissentors in this thread to the appropriate authorities. Their sermons against the future of ToI must no be tolerated.
It's fine not to believe the naysayers. It's fine to continue playing and enjoying TOI. But for many of us (myself included), I've moved on from TOI, occasionally coming back to it, but no longer expecting anything new from FFG on this front (pun intended).
FFG will never officially announce the end to TOI. There's no reason. To do that would kill any potential future sales from gamers who may just now be finding TOI. They'll remain silent and let TOI die a slow death.
Personally, I've found that Conquest of Heroes is scratching the itch. The expansions are coming, the rules are clean and the game plays quickly. It's not the same as TOI. The chrome isn't there like it is with TOI, but it's like chomping on Doritos instead of Potato Chips.
I appreciate FFG for bringing out TOI and giving me something to have fun with. The two expansions, the base game. It was fun.
BAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They won't be punished, they'll be the first guys to by into the Eastern front expansion. Well...I'LL be first, but they'll be the second.
Keep the faith.....If you wish it....It will come.
START THE PURPLE!
If you're looking for alternative games that scratch a similar itch, I can recommend:
Conflict of Heroes: Nice, light and intuitive system - with a wider variety of troops and vehicles than ToI - although I have found ToI has produced more "last move of the last round decides the game" results so far for me.
Combat Commander: Already well supported with Germans, US and Russians in the base game, an expansion that adds Commonwealth, Italian and Allied Minors (France, Poland, Greece etc) to the mix, a Pacific Theatre version of the base game and tons of scenarios. Strictly infantry only but the card driven system and "Choas of War" effect the cards create means you don't miss vehciles at all.
Lock N Load: Only a little more complicated than Tide of Iron to grasp, but much more detail and unit breadth (for example, the Band of Heroes base game includes regular Wehrmacht, SS and Fallschirmjager (paratroop) soldiers on the German side + vehicles/equipment etc). Number of expansions including Russian Front, UK etc + A second base game called Heroes of the Blitzkrieg that is set in the 1940 invasion of France and no doubt more on the way.
Memoir 44: I really only pull this out when playing with beginners/non-gamers but it's the only game on the list featuring plastic troops ala Tide of Iron and its card-driven play is quite engaging and I usually have more fun than I was expecting when playing.
Hope that helps!
Currently Playing: Descent, Tide of Iron, Battlelore, Runebound, Talisman, A Game of Thrones, DOOM
You swine dogs will be punished.
well uh... don`t hit me too hard sir :-) i`m still hoping for a stalingrad/eastern front expansion with nice t-34 and katyusha minis hehe :-)
there is still so much ground to cover.
Well, I hope all the doom and gloom is wrong. Seems to be the same with every game system through. I am new to ToI and glad to see some familiar names here from other game foyums. ;)
Even if we do not see a new expansion in the near future there is plenty to keep me busy. I do hope something is coming as I see alot of potential.
If the information is correct I only wish some of the WoTC games I support had half the support that a game like ToI does.
The Spaniard said:
Great response! Two simple words, "Stay tuned" is all most of us here need to hear.
I mean that seriously too, I'm not being sarcastic. That little tidbit of info is huge for me!
My hat's off to you for giving customers of FFG an acknowledgement that they are valued!
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His boldgallant action in the face of overwhelming odds enabled his teammates to escape without loss; he was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.
The Spaniard said:
ok sir i am "tuned":-)
great news! greetz from germany
staying tuned and hoping the small box title to be revealed will be the long awaited ToI third module. Thanks for the word on continuing support and expansions.
very great news i am hoping for something new as well toi is my favorite ffg game i would love an eastern front expansion or even a battle of the buldge expansion would be cool to see also.
I too am eagerly awaiting additional expansions for the all the theaters of WW2. I have all the expansions thus far. Hope something is in the works! Rod