To be fair, I don't play or follow 40k 8th edition. From what I had heard, it seemed to be pretty successful, but I have no clue beyond that. As for the cover art, I want new and original art, but I wouldn't list it as a deal breaker (for me). It would definitely be a strike against the game, but not as severe as the items I listed in my deal breakers. I do understand why it would irk you though. It's one thing to recycle internal art, but I find it strange when GW can't muster up the effort to commission one piece of new art to be used as the cover. I don't think there is any risk of that one. Those special characters are a key defining feature of The Old World. It would be a huge insult to have them in AoS but not in WFB/TOW where they belong. Plus, they'd lose one of the links to Total War: Warhammer.