Background - Is expansion as good as Advancement?
Good morning fellow Astronites. Generally speaking I think it'f fair to say that there has beeb a long standing unease with the seeming stagnation of the WFB background material and stagnation (even rewinding) of the timeline. This has mostly come about in my opinion following the decsisions taken to wind the clock back and avoid the Storm of Chaos worldwide campaign and it's results.
Don't worry, this isn't another of my Storm of Chaos rants. I would like to ask you however whether the expansion and additional fluff being written into the existing timeline we seem to be seeing in the latest batch of Army Books is just as good as advancing the timeline? For example, I am just reading the new Vampire Counts book, and in it I find most of the established fluff, but in some places with more detail, extras added in and in some cases entirely new stuff all within the extisting timeline.
Do we need to be bothered about advancing the timeline (which would cause all manner of arguments if it didn't invlove tje Storm of Chaos) if there are decent additions being made to the existing timeline?
I actually quite enjoy both. On the one hand, I think it's really neat the way the story inches forward with each release, like in 40K, on the other hand, I can see how this would be dangerous as the power begins to shift, since obviously success of nations would rise and fall, and (especially in fantasy) everyone wants to think their army is the best in some way. For that reason I don't mind either a slow chronological advance within a codex, or a greater scope of events within a set time frame.