Jhaantikaal @ Nov 20 2005, 05:52 PM wrote: But I think Minotaurs will be in the running too (although not as likely as theyre a special choice, battalions try to remain core)
Well, Batallions often have one item that is special [The skaven box set actually has two! Rat Ogres and Plague Monks]. Also Minotaurs are Core in a Doombull list.
Taken together with the recent appearance of platic big dudes [Ogres, Rat Ogres, LotR Cave Troll] I really think that plastic Minotaurs make a lot of sense.
I think, though, that we have to be careful not to get excited too much about a BoC batallion box. The Dwarf one [and the Lizardman one before] show that the trend is for these to be of less value than they were previously. The standard was to have three regiment box sets and one 'other' box set such as a piece of artillery [which is cheaper than the full regiment box]. The Dwarfs get 2.5 regiment box sets and one artillery set.
Therefore a BoC box set could easily be 1.5 Beast Herds, plastic Chaos Hounds [only eight in a £12 box] and four Minotaurs [in a £20 box], and, honestly, that would be if we were lucky...