For the FLC/reinforcements mystery.
Someone has already said this in a way but i have some distinct details that makes sense to why it could be so, above simple wanting it to be true.
So it could be that the FLC lord is Toddy, and the reinforcements are Middenland/Ulrican units. The reason i think this is a good possibility is as follows:
Firstly, with the upcoming Beastmen rework, we need a lord that ties in game 1 and 2 as well as ME like Drycha.
Toddy was actually released as a MP only lord if you completed the mini campaign in game 1. So technically he is already sold.
So they can't really sell him again in a future lord pack. I also can't really see how they could include him in game 3 campaign either as he is linked to Middenland and Beastmen specifically. His backstory is tied to Khazrak. They could even work in some small campaign mechanics between him and Khazrak to beef up the rework.
Therefore, i feel like if they don't add him now, they won't really have a better opportunity. It would also increase the demand for both the Beastman DLC's. He isn't really tied to Chaos specifically, other than Middenheim resisting Chaos invasions in tge past. So game 3 wouldn't make sense.
The reinforcements part and new unit could be tied to providing him with some unique units, again like Drycha's Forest animals etc.
Variations of existing Empire units (eg Bulls of Ostland reskinned into Knights of the White Wolf) as well as a new unit to spice it up to bring it up to Drycha levels of coolness that everyone expects. After all, that is pretty much what they did with Drycha.
I obviously could just be chatting absolute **** but it all just seems logical to me. Let me know any flaws in my thinking!https://www.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/oa3m96/ok_so_i_have_a_theory_too/