As I was typing the title of this thread another thought occured to me so you will get two ideas in one thread. Discount!
My original thought was that it would be fun to do a type of global campaign with this. I remember a while back games-workshop ran global events with the 4th war of Armageddon (I think that's what it was called. I actually don't play Warhammer/40k). They split into factions and had people all over the world compete in a giant campaign. It was pretty sweet looking. You could see a map and how each faction was doing and where the war as a whole moved. I think something like that would be a lot of fun for this.
If you didn't want to bother with recruiting and team making you could simply auto assign people into various sections. And then we could all compete online. I think they could be small enough, or done in a quick enough time that you could even assign people to specific race factions. Like in one campaign I could be assigned to the Cave Goblins, and so for the duration of the campaign I could only play as the CG. This wouldn't stop me from playing other factions offline or online against people, only for the campaign. That would be so much fun. I can picture threads starting for each faction where people would try and get their other clanmates to do better in the campaign, talking about strategy and stuff like that. It would also help/force people to try new factions if they wanted to keep playing in the campaign. They would have to learn how to play better in order to do well. And if you weren't good in a faction, or your faction wasn't doing well, it wouldn't be the end of the world as the campaign would only last a couple weeks or something like that.
Man, I'm getting excited just thinking about it. It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to get it working. We already have stat keeping in the game. it would just need to be tweaked a little further.
My second thought when I was typing campaign was that it might be fun to have a single player campaign that is story driven. We have so many talented writers here that I'm sure some could be used to write a fun little campaign for some of the factions. You'd have your single player map and all these battles you would have to fight. It could be very simply done or you could get more complicated with optional missions and stuff like that. Some of the missions could tweak the circumstances as well, like the opponent starting out with extra magic, or their starting positions would be different with maybe a champion already on the board or something. Maybe the end CG boss has Sneaks with Invincibility on him at all times or something.
Just spitballing here but I know I'd spend hours playing a single player campaign. It could be really cool to have it have a story as well where you could really dive into the mythos of the world. I know I'd be willing to help however I can in the project.
I say if anyone else thinks these preliminary ideas have some merit speak up and let's see if we can get it. If not, oh well, I sometimes have these grand visions that are beyond the realm of possible reality.