As for animal packs, I would strongly urge LEGO to create a whole new system series with jungle/wilderness (with some familiar animals). It would be good for attracting more female lego users, landscapers, and vignette fans... *I should probably post my ideas on this elsewhere*
I'm curious as to whether anybody else likes pearl silver/grey elements (ie, the Viking Swords, Spears etc). It seems that most people have a preference for bley elements. So, does anybody actually like the pearl silver colour weapons we've been seeing?
I think pearl silver might be a good revisit for the lance, or the classic broad sword, though items which have studs on their facings such as the old round shield, or helmets in general, may not be so good because of the looseness that comes from using that type of plastic. Armor could also be nice in pearl silver, but suggesting that, it might take up too many slots in an accessories pack for my liking when you could revisit the KK2 armor in more earthy colors.
This was a real challenge to narrow down on, but I hope I did a good job. I tried to include items that others were suggesting, though I ended up not having room for beards or knives.
1x Orange Plumewheel
1x Purple Plumewheel
1x Black Dragon Plumewheel (or Pearl Silver/Pearl Gold!!)
2x Red Forestmens Hat
3x Dark Bley Helmet (for use with visor)
2x Sand Red Pointed Visor
1x Black Rascus Visor
2x Reddish Brown Cowl
1x Green Jedi Hood
2x Dark Green Castle Helmet with Chinguard (old archer helmet)
2x Sand Red Armor Breastplate with Leg Protection
2x Tan Quiver
2x Dark Tan Bow
2x Pearl Gold Axe (standard 'halberd' axe)
2x White Halberd Elaborate
2x Pearl Silver Classic Sword
2x Pearl Gold Rectangular (KK2/Roman Tallshield)
2x Black Round Shield (Old Style)
2x Orange Wave Flag
2x Purple Wave Flag
If I had the chance, I'd add black and tan beards, green plumes, dark red broad brimmed hats (crossbowmen), silver pearl jayko visor, green d-basket, light bley dragon crown top helmet, pearl silver ovoid shields, and maybe some classic shields such as forestmen, fright knight, and perhaps LEGO could do an axe faction shield for once??
I made it a point to include purple and orange flags and plumes, since we really need a broader spectrum of color in order to expand on user created factions.