The more I think about it, the less I get it.
You must have already read tons of stuff about this of course, but I also wanted to give you my opinion on what is happening around tabletop wargames and in particular about the death of Warhammer Fantasy Battles and the birth of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
Basically Warhammer Fantasy as a miniature game has been selling very badly for years and years, and Games Workshop had to do something about it. Finally, instead of releasing 9th edition, they decided to make huge changes to their lore, progress the background of the game and tell the story of a classic cataclysm so that they can redo the world and create a new game quite different to what WHB was before. Well, I can't deny that it's a way of dealing with the problem. Personally, you may like it more or less, but at least Games Workshop is not resting on its laurels and decided to do something about it. Quite radical, it seems.
So up to here everything makes sense to me.
And then this happens, and I get lost completely. At the same time Games Workshop is releasing Age of Sigmar, we are all teased by the soon to be released videogame Total War: Warhammer.
In this game we can control first hand and live the visual nerdgasm that is a Warhammer battle. It's a mine for any fantasy modelling fan, especially if you like Warhammer (hey! that would be me!). But... didn't we just destroy the old Warhammer world? What's the point in releasing such a spectacular game using the Old World as background when you just destroyed it?
When I see these Total War: Warhammer videos I feel a massive urge to go buy boxes and boxes of the old Warhammer and prepare dioramas, conversions, cool ideas for Golden Demon... it's a nerd dream come true! An infinity of visual material to indulge yourself. I can't stop watching these videos!
But wait! Hold your horses! Games Workshop is no longer selling Warhammer Fantasy Battles!
I must be stupid because I don't get anything.