I am really looking forward to the Bretonnian army, but have not had time to start working on them. I purchased the Army box as soon as it came out, but at the moment, I feel impelled to complete (or almost complete) the work on my Vampire Counts army.
It is rather unfortunate, from my point of view, that the people I have the greatest opportunity to game against play lawful races. This is unfortunate, in that I therefore need to play an army that logically battles against lawful races. I currently have two opponents, but have only played one of them as of 28 June, 2004.
There are currently, thirteen army source books, one each for the following
armies: Beasts of Chaos, Bretonnia, Dark Elves, Dwarfs, Empire, High
Elves, Hordes of Chaos, Lizardmen, Orcs & Goblins, Skaven,
Tomb Kings, Vampire Counts, and Wood Elves. These are broken
down as follows:
|Bretonnia||Beasts of Chaos|
|The Empire||Hordes of Chaos|
|High Elves||Orcs & Goblins|
|Wood Elves||Vampire Counts|
As a role-player, I cannot really fathom these two races frequently fighting each other, as both are old enough to remember the Old Ones, and their connection to them. However, as the Lizardmen are guided by their Slann, following what they believe to be the plans of the Old Ones, it is possible that somehow those plans would pit these two races against each other. Even so, the odds that additionally the Bretonnians would frequently war against the Forces of Law, are even more distant, if one follows the game lore.
Another friend of mine is considering starting Warhammer. Unfortunately he is likely to play Dwarves -- yet another lawful race that may have vague memories of the Old Ones.
There is hope, though. His daughter is considering playing Dark Elves.
The gist of it is, for now, I can only dream of leading the massive chargers of Bretonnia against the wicked forces of Chaos. For now, that will have to do.
Oh, one more thing. If you somehow stumbled onto this page without a
firm knowledge of Warhammer and its background, the Bretonnian
kingdom is very much based on the Arthurian Legends. It is based
upon the setting rather than the characters.