Regular readers of the blog will be aware of fightingfantasist's firm admiration for Nottinghamshire's Arch-Troll Ronnie Renton and that his determination to cause as much discomforted gnashing of teeth at his ex-employer as is humanly possible is pretty on a par with that of a ex-News International supergrass.
Yeah, well he's done it again. This time by announcing that the secretive "8th race(*)" for Warpath (although actually the 4th faction to be announced - I am currently examining this discrepancy for any evidence of some form of veiled dig at the Evil Empire) is going to be something called "Veer-myn".
We like this. This is pretty much what we expected ever since Skaven's omission from the 40K background as a playable race even though it was bloody obvious in 1987 that a fantasy faction with horde infantry, poison gas, grenades and flamethrowers would be a perfect fucking fit for a game in which all the other fantasy factions get poison gas, grenades and flamethrowers.
I'm going to stick my neck out here and so Coop's Old Peculiar Almanack predicts that the fifth Warpath faction (which will probably be called something like "3rd race" or "19th race" will be a load of power armoured, super Marine women in plastic.
(*) Pedantry corner. Let's get this right once and for all. Race refers to the various ethnicities of the human animal. Species refers to different creatures. Orcs and Elves are not races, they are species.