We all know Whitemoon Dreams have done a phenomenal job with WARMACHINE: Tactics. I know its too soon to preach, but anyone else here thirsty for a Hordes expansion? Just imagine it as either a standalone game, or a massive DLC to W:T, where you get to take charge of those huge warbeasts we all love, from the OP-as-f*ck Carnivean to the infinitely vicious Titan Gladiator, all of that on the W:T engine. Imagine the potential.
The fury system would simply be reversed focus I.e press run and the focus/fury counter beneath the stat line would fill up etc. And in the maintenance phase, press the '-' on a warbeast's tab to remove fury and stack on your warlock. Frenzied beasts are AI controlled to simply things and make it less biased. In case you get your 'lock twatted in melee after the attack is resolved, the warlock has a chance to transfer the damage to a non-maxed warbeast in his control area.
Character models and animations would be the real mountain WMD would need to climb. Even though they said its on the development path, I reckon with a push, we'll be seeing Dire Trolls throwing Ironclads and Titan Gladiators slamming a Juggernaut's teeth down its throat. Leave any thoughts below =)