Well today is the big day - Warhammer Fantasy Battles 8th Edition is up for sale!
Pretty much every Warhammer and Warhammer 40k player that I have talked to is excited about this edition. A few of the Hogs have been Fantasy hold-outs but the changes in this edition has spurred them to action.
I had shelved my Ogres until something was done to make them not so terrible - and I believe this edition has the potential to do just that. Monkey has settled on Dark Elves as his fantasy army of choice (this week at least) and Jester is going back forth between Beastmen and Skaven (at this point Skaven have pretty much won, but you never know.) Dannato, Capnwoodrow, and bsimon already have fantasy armies and are looking at expanding their forces, and we are trying to talk Big Al into starting one up.
Back ten years ago in college when I was playing Fantasy was by and far the biggest system in our area - there weren't that many 40k players at all. Since then 40k has ran amok over the fantasy player base, but if the new edition gets as many people excited as I think it has, there might be a new king in town.
How is the edition change playing out in your area? Let us know in the comments or in our forums!