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    that's very cool stuff. I will start something with my necromancer's blood magic coven. I hope you will like it
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    Hello TGA Community. . I want to introduce you all to a new project here at The Grand Alliance community. This idea was brought to me by @Bruticus and after some discussion we felt that The Grand Alliance community would be an excellent home for this project. Inq28 meets Age of Sigmar Inq28 explores the lesser known aspects of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and has been a huge success, inspiring Blanchitsu articles, numerous blogs and countless incredible miniatures. Inq28 has become a term that describes not just a particular game but a whole approach to the hobby: an approach that puts creativity and imagination first. AoS28 is an attempt to bring that same approach to the Nine Realms. The Age of Sigmar has the potential for all sorts of stories, and just because we mainly see the epic, cinematic god-battles in the Games Workshop books doesn’t mean there aren’t other stories just out of frame, or just off the beaten path. That’s not to say your warband can’t include a few heroes, just that not every hero has to have a duel with Archaon. What makes a model AoS28? Conversions - The Age of Sigmar range contains loads of great miniatures but you’ll probably want to convert them in order to personalise them. This could be a kitbash or a complete resculpt. The important thing is to make the model yours. Character is essential - you don’t have to write a full background story, but you’ll have to think about your character’s personality, they aren’t just pieces on a gaming board: what are their motivations? How have they survived the Chaos apocalypse? What do they think about the return of Sigmar? What secrets do they have? Extra grimdark - Age of Sigmar has a distinctive, vibrant style, but there is a lot of darkness that is waiting to be explored. You think 40k has a monopoly on grimdark? The Nine Realms were conquered by Chaos, we are only just beginning to learn about the horrors that were unleashed. What rules can I use? We’ll be supporting the Hinterlands rules for AoS28, however your warband could be designed with games of Silver Tower, Mordheim, Realm of Chaos, Frostgrave or countless others in mind - or not for gaming with at all. The focus should be to make models you think are cool, rather than being constrained by points costs or restrictions. How do I join in? You’ll need to make a warband - probably between 2 and 8 models - led by a hero. The warband can be based on the theme below, or can be anything else you want to make. Start a blog on www.tga.community and add the tag ‘aos28’. Use the hashtag #aos28 on instagram and twitter. Or if you have a blog already, let people know where to find it by posting your updates in the AoS28 thread on tga.community or by emailing aos28@exprofundis.com If you don’t want to make a miniature or two, you could join in by writing stories or making art. What comes next? Over the next few months we’ll be showcasing all the best AoS28 models and warbands from any participating blog, as well as our own warbands. We’ll track what everyone is doing with Work in Progress photos and then final photographs in a few months. There is no real deadline, because AoS28 is an ongoing thing. But we will roll out a new theme every few months, along with a wrap up of everything so far. In addition there will be a new edition of Hinterlands dealing with AoS28 specifically, posts about background stories and ideas and possibly even gaming events at Warhammer World. I need some ideas Without many background or art books to draw inspiration from it might seem more difficult to come up with Age of Sigmar concepts than it is with Warhammer 40k. Age of Sigmar is often regarded as high fantasy, and you may feel that things need to fit this style in order to be suitable, but really you have a free reign to do whatever you can imagine: with infinite realms there are very few limits to what is acceptable. Like Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar has room for all sorts of stories of all sorts of genres. You are free to make whatever you want to make, but if you are stuck there is a theme you could try: AoS28: Witch Hunters The gates of Azyrheim are open and the Stormcast are unleashed on the Nine Realms. Cities and fortresses, thought lost forever are rediscovered. Lines of communication are rebuilt. And along with the Stormcast there are also other emissaries of Sigmar’s new world order. These Witch Hunters are tasked with rooting out corruption within the so-called Free Cities and the lost tribes, where mortals claim they have managed to resist the apocalypse. They seek the truth of these claims, and hunt the deceivers, betrayers and abominations. Some travel in disguise and infiltrate the Free Cities, rooting out the corruption where it may otherwise go unnoticed. Some arrive at the city gates at the head of a punitive force, demanding tribute in Sigmar’s name. There are stories of tribes that claim to have escaped the taint of Chaos being put to the sword during these witch hunts. And there are stories of Sigmar’s agents themselves falling foul of the taint of Chaos and instead spreading the very corruption they profess to seek out. The Shadowblades of the Seven Severed Fingers Cabal use assassins that travel through the Chaos wastes unnoticed, cloaked in the hides of daemons. They fight the horror of Chaos with horror of their own, and are able to strike fear into the blackest of hearts. The Bitterlight Guild of Azyrheim use blinding, excoriating magic to interrogate those they suspect of corruption, stripping away lies and flesh until only truth remains. Their agents are said to be pure and incorruptable by some, and perverse sadists by others. The childlike Oracle of Shyish can taste the taint of Chaos in the blood of men and women. Under the watchful eye of her immobile, silent Stormcast guardian, thousands of pilgrims bring her offerings in a hope to prove their purity. The Knight-Venator Calliostro, tasked with finding tribes that had resisted the hordes of the Blood God, instead came across a Slaughterpriest who claimed to have been cured of the madness of Khorne when he pierced his own skull. The pair formed an unlikely alliance, but so far have been unable to replicate the accidental trepanation, despite the accuracy of the Venator’s arrows and an unending tide of test subjects. The aquatic Duaradin fortress of Deepthunder has held out against the apocalypse since time immemorial. Under near constant attack, the citizens seal themselves in their hold and flood the city using ingenious mechanical walls and pumps, drowning any invaders. But emmissaries sent to the fortress noticed with some alarm that the barnacles that can be found all across Deepthunder can also be found on the skin of the sallow-eyed, secretive Duaradin that live there. Eager to establish new alliances in the wake of Sigmar’s return, the crippled Vampire diplomat Malapraktor set out in his iron carriage, a ruinous steam-powered contraption. The vampire’s diligence in finding those whose blood is tainted by Chaos is perhaps unsurpassed by any other, but his manner of creating converts to his cause is more forceful than most. The Shaii’ik tribe lived unseen by the scrying eyes of Tzeentch, worshipping a frail, masterless daemon. The entity granted them all invisibility from Chaos so long as they protected it in kind. When ambassadors from Azyrheim encountered the tribe the sight of the withered daemon sickened them, and they burned it. After some deliberation, they burned the tribe too. How to use this thread? This thread is going to become the home for the AoS28 project. Feel free to make use of the various TGA sections such as Painting and Modelling forums to show others what you are painting, or your own thread in the Narrative forums to talk about your warbands back story. You can also start your own blog and post photos in the gallery section but be sure to post links and updates in here to keep a central archive. You can easily find and share this thread and with the url - TGA.community/AoS28
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    Hi everyone. This is just a friendly reminder to everyone to try and keep a lid on things a little. Its was said best earlier in this thread. TGA used to better than this friendly discussion is fine but let's keep it that way. If you feel the need to rant and rage please take it elsewhere
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    Tell truth really disappointed in this group now. I thought AoS community was friendly then this and all about love of the game. Instead we get told we'er a bunch of beginners and we make crappy lists. Don't care how you spin it thats just rude.
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    2nd warning. I just deleted a load of posts and warned some users. I think a few of you need to have a think about why you play Warhammer.
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    The first model in my AoS28 warband - a Wild Rider from the Black Sloth Hell: a drowned forest centered around a Realmgate to Shyish, the Realm of Death. The Aelves that live there think they are caught in a purgatory from Aelven folklore - a place where speed and grace and vitality are drained away. But the truth is more sinister than that. With the gates of Azyr opening, emissaries have been arriving at the outskirts of the Aelven realm looking for allies. It is not yet clear what side, if any, the Aelves will take. There is also now an AoS28 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AoS28/
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    This is great news! Proper listening to feedback and now we have a sneak peak to give even more feedback on their proposed changes. Fantastic! I literally don't understand where so much negativity is coming from for these EXPERIMENTAL points changes that are CLEARLY WARRANTED and will make the game that little bit fairer. I weep for TGA, it used to be so positive here...
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    This seems a nice place to start up a blog after deserting warseer! I will start it off with a recently finished Maw-Krusher. I have had a lot of fun painting this guy and it surprisingly didn't take too long to paint. I pretty happy with most of my it although I really need a lot more on the glory effect. I am happy to call him done though and move on to the next one.
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    Usually I don't post WIPs so early, but with all the excitement of this thread I just couldn't wait to get stuck in! As a disclaimer, and maybe as a bit of motivation for those already intimidated by the impressive modelling chops on display in this thread, I will say now, I am terrible at converting! I have no greenstuff sculpting skills, I am not very good at chopping up models too, so I will be relying solely on kitbashing! I am sure lots of you are in the same boat as me. But hopefully this will be a great chance to push myself! So with that in mind here is an early WIP of my Warband: I'm basing my warband on Greywater Fastness from the Season of War. If you don't recall the conclusion for that city, they were basically overrun when they let off all their warmachines at once (including giant "macro" Hurricanums) that obliterated the entire countryside for miles in all direction. That countryside was already drained swampland, so being subject to a post-apocalyptic explosion no doubt left it dank, gnarly, polluted and an altogether grim place to live... With that in mind I thought the inhabitants should wear longcoats and hoods to keep off the acid rain as well as lanterns to see through the smog. As the place is quite technologically advanced I gave them all rifles and other gadgets like ad-hoc grenades and mechanical looking back packs. I plan to add in a Stormcast model to lead the group and invoke the classic INQ28 Space Marine appeal. The Chamber will be one of my own creation and the story around them is that the entire chamber is cursed. They were outside the city gates when the bombs went off and were obliterated along with the enemy, killed to the last man. Upon being reforged, every one of them returned not much more than a silent automaton - the most you'll get out of one is a whispered rasp to pass judgement on the agents of Chaos which they now hunt down. More to come soon, and I will start a plog somewhere on here to cover the progress! (PS I am looking for the lanterns off the Steamtank kit, if you have one going spare let me know! )
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    This thread was really exciting at first, but after reading all the comments I now have an urge to jab my own eyes out and pretend the last 10 minutes didn't happen. Lets just be excited now and disappointed later, instead of getting all disappointed up front.
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    I did say I wasn't having a go at TO's! And I can't show you where the TO touched me because the relevant areas have now been ruled to be 'legacy appendages' and have thus been removed from the doll.
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    Show me on the doll where the TO touched you Jamie!
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    I was able to go 6-0 and received multiple favorite opponent votes allowing me to take 1st overall. It adds the concept of softscore to the game. Which made it an amazing experience overall.
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    This week I have been suffering with a cold so not much has been achieved but this is where I am up to so far.
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    This could easily be titled 'A tale of one (split personality) painter'. I love this hobby and pretty much every army and model. I have painted up a number of warhammer armies over the last few years and hope to continue adding to each grand alliance with this plog. Im also finally starting to play a couple of games at my local store in a path to glory with ironjawz being my first project. However I couldn't help but pick this guy up last Saturday. I havent got any of the new tzeentch stuff yet but may do once I have the ironjawz done.
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    Hello everyone. So I think this is going to be pretty cool. I've been involved with Inq28 for a long time, and my favourite part of White Dwarf every month is the Blanchitsu section. But I'm also hugely interested in the Age of Sigmar and I think there is a lot of potential in the setting for introducing some of what makes Inq28 so much fun: the conversions, the stories, the shades of grey and the grimdark. I know some of you are doing this sort of thing already, but for those of you looking for an excuse to get started with warbands and alternative takes on the Nine Realms then hopefully this is the place for you.
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    I'm really looking forwards to getting stuck into a project in AoS28. I plan to run the Blood and Glory skirmish event under these rules too. My Stormcast are a good fit and I have a converted Knight-Questor ready to paint as my Warband leader.
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    Sorry for the double post, But some beautiful fool on 4chan made this.
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    Love everything in this thread. Truly awesome stuff guys! I just finished my 1,000 points of Nighthaunt. I'll have better pictures of them next week. Thinking about how to expand them now, but first I think I'm going to finish bringing my Stormcast up to 1,000 points. I have about 600 points of them painted already.
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    LOL do you really think all 200 players going to the SCGT really think they're in it to win it? Maaaaybe 50 of them are really thinking it, maybe another 50 are thinking "if I just get the right matchups...", the other 100 are thinking "let's have a wicked time hanging out and smashing our little men together". The chumps at the bottom having a good time are funding the champs at the top (having a different sort of good time, neither better nor worse), and giving them their bragging rights - the winner gets to claim winning a larger event than he would if the chumps stayed home.
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    From recording im pretty sure he just straight up said this army is super bent and I'm going to win the Masters with it. He took it and is now the UK Master, made the claim and saw it through lol
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    Holy Sigmar! This is incredible! I'll get some of my WIPs posted up in this thread tonight. Can't wait to join in on the action! This is one of the most exciting things to happen in AoS so far!
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    This is the leader of my Black Sloth Hell Aelves, the Spiritseer. More than the others, she has been warped by the unnatural swamp. All the aelves wear masks, partly out of shame over what has become of them: aelves are a vain and proud race and entropy and decay is anathema to them. I don't usually use 3rd party models but the body I've used - from a D&D miniature - was so perfect for my theme that I couldn't resist.
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    *Glances at 6th ed Bretonnian army book sitting on the shelf* Yeah, I'm going to say the mere fact that GW is reviewing and tweaking the points at all should be a cause for celebration, rather than concern. Honestly it looks like they just picked an army broadly considered overcosted and an army broadly considered undercosted to reveal so they could show us they're listening to player feedback, rather than anything nefarious. Seems like a good thing to me! Of course if the GHBII comes out and Thundertusks and Kurnoth Hunters have dropped in points I'll gladly eat my hat
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    Hi everybody, I just register here, as soon as I read this post ^^ I hope my first AOS mini fit in the spirit of AOS28 : Slagash
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    For any new players venturing onto this forum or anybody interested in picking up this game, I thought I would do a quick thread to help out with where you can get the rules and warscrolls to play the game. The Rules The rules are free on Games Workshop's Website and can be found HERE. The rules can also be found in the following things from Games Workshop... Battletomb Books - Book with Scenarios, Warscrolls, Formations, and background about the featured faction, as well lots of pictures of painted models and ideas for colour schemes. Grand Alliance Books - Book with Warscrolls and Formations about the featured factions, as well as lots of pictures and some background Realmgate Wars Books. - Book with scenarios, Warscrolls, Formations and background about the featured event in the Realmgate Wars, as well as lots of pictures and background for the event. There is also an Age of Sigmar app available for your smartphone or tablet, which contains all of the above (please note all is free in the app but some content you will need to purchase). General Rule of thumb with these books/Warscrolls is that the GW site and App is the correct version as the Warscrolls can be replaced or updated with new models. For example, a Battletomb called Flesh Eater Courts which updates some of the Death Warscrolls. This means that the ones in the Death Grand Alliance book are out of date due to being overwritten by the newer ones, the exception being, units that appear in multiple armies (Terrorgheists and Zombie Dragons,) in which case you can pick whichever you use (mainly, key words alter, making them more or less useful when used alongside certain units). NOTE - This has been confirmed by GW on the Age of Sigmar Facebook page Points/Way of Selecting an Army Age of Sigmar has no points in it, so you select your army based upon what models you own. However some players like to have a system to choose a force when playing each other. Games Workshop have written a book called The Generals Handbook. This has three ways of playing - Open Play - How you choose a force in The rules Narrative Play - Way to let you recreate the great stories and epic encounters from the Age of Sigmar. To help you forge your own stories within the Mortal Realms, there are also some really cool campaign rules and tools on the way as well. Matched Play - Point Values There are other ways of choosing a force (using models or wounds) but majority of people now use the points in The Generals Handbook. Also if you need/want to create a list in an electronic format or want to come up with some list ideas, visit http://scrollbuilder.com/ Old Models Here is a quick guide to the different races that have Warscrolls on the Games Workshop Website. These Warscrolls are in place to allow players with older model collections to use their models in Age of Sigmar. All these Warscrolls are set before the Age of Sigmar and from a background point of view many of these races do not exist in the same way now. For the most up to date rules for your models, always check the GW Website or App. Beastmen The haunted forests and wastelands of the realms are home to savage creatures that live only to trample and despoil. Some call them the horned ones, others the true children of Chaos, but to mortal men they are known as Beastmen. When the horns of battle call, the warherds mass alongside their bull-headed brethren to fight alongside the armies of Chaos. The only reward they seek is the chance to wreak utter havoc upon everything in their path. Bretonnia In fair Sigmaron the free people of humanity gather, preserving heraldry and cultural traditions from civilisations ground beneath the weight of unceasing strife. The clamour of warlike souls fills the heavens, united in Sigmar’s name. Though some of these lost tribes have been driven from their homelands, and others cast adrift on the tides of time, every soul amongst them dreams of wreaking bloody revenge upon the forces of Chaos. Daemons of Chaos Hellish spawn of the Dark Gods, the daemons of Chaos exist only to corrupt and destroy. They are the foot soldiers of Chaos, malicious entities whose very existence is anathema to the Mortal Realms. Though each Chaos God is served by their own rival daemons, all put aside their differences to invade the Mortal Realms. Only the most courageous can stand before such infernal hordes, and even they stand little chance... Dark Elves Embittered and cruel, the aelf Exiles roam the Mortal Realms bringing death to every foe they meet. These swift and vicious warriors are ostensibly allies of Sigmar. In truth, they serve only the shadowy Malerion, and themselves. Emerging from the darkened places of the realms, the Exile warbands engage in lightning raids that leave ravaged corpses piled high in their wake. Then they vanish as quickly as they came, like smoke melting away on the breeze. Dwarfs The air rings with cannon fire and booming Khazalid hymns as the Dispossessed go to war. No more resolute or resilient force is there in all the Mortal Realms, and when these duardin set forth from the gates of Azyrheim the ground shakes to their marching tread. The Dispossessed have lost everything they held dear to the servants of Chaos. All these duardin have left is their grudges, and they fight harder than ever to see them avenged. The Empire In fair Sigmaron the free people of humanity gather, preserving heraldry and cultural traditions from civilisations ground beneath the weight of unceasing strife. The clamour of warlike souls fills the heavens, united in Sigmar’s name. Though some of these lost tribes have been driven from their homelands, and others cast adrift on the tides of time, every soul amongst them dreams of wreaking bloody revenge upon the forces of Chaos. High Elves Once, the aelf Highborn were mighty. They ruled, proud and regal, over glittering cities and wonders beyond count. All of that is gone now. In place of their lost lands the Highborn have only the endless war against Chaos. Though they defend enclaves throughout the Mortal Realms, the greatest concentration of Highborn dwells in Azyrheim. Here they fight for Sigmar’s alliance, raising militia armies to hold back the tides of darkness. Lizardmen The Seraphon are beings of order, creatures of the stars whose minds and bodies sing with Azyrite energy. They are the sworn enemies of Chaos, ever-opposed to the Dark Gods and the bedlam they bring. The cold-blooded savagery of the Seraphon is legendary. Directed by the inscrutable slann, their tightly disciplined cohorts and roaring saurian beasts tear through their enemies with the ferocity of true predators. Ogre Kingdoms The hulking ogors are obsessed with two things – eating and fighting. Given the chance, they will indulge in both at the same time. Emerging from their lairs in cave networks, mountainsides and tumbled ruins, the ravenous ogors and their savage beasts go to war in every Mortal Realm. Brutish and dense, a single ogor can flatten a dwellingplace, whilst a rampaging horde of the gluttonous bullies can topple an entire city. Orcs and Goblins Nothing slaps a grin onto a greenskin’s face like a good bit of smashing stuff up. Whether thuggish Orruks or sneaky grots, drunken gargants or dumb-asrock troggoths, all live for the day the Great Waaagh! is declared. Part holy crusade, part anarchic riot, the Great Waaagh! sweeps across the realms laying waste to all in its path. So do the greenskins worship Gorkamorka, through total destruction and indiscriminate mayhem. Skaven Screeching and scrabbling throughout time and space, the skaven gnaw at the fringes of every nation. The Children of the Horned Rat infest the Mortal Realms much as vermin infest a sewer, watching, lurking and sniffing out opportunities to further their vile agendas. They are each desperate to rise above friend and foe alike, and will commit acts of shocking betrayal to do so, for all skaven possess a vicious ingenuity born of a desire for conquest. Tomb Kings The lands of the dead are home to revenant armies, and amongst them are the phalanxes of the Tomb Kings. These undying legions are led to war by megalomaniacal conquerors whose dynasty stretches across the aeons. Beside serried ranks of skeletons and chariots fight stone-hard reanimants and creatures from the barren deserts of the afterlife. When bound to the will of Nagash and the other masters of death, the Tomb Kings are unstoppable. Vampire Counts In the war-torn Mortal Realms, the unquiet dead are plentiful indeed. Some have the power to bind the slain to their will, from the most bestial corpse to the most kingly of spectres. Their revenant armies walk abroad in every realm, grave-cold blades hacking into warm flesh whenever their masters seek dominion over the living. None can rival Nagash, the Great Necromancer – even Sigmar himself has cause to fear his name. Warriors of Chaos The mortal worshippers of Chaos gather together in warbands mighty enough to conquer entire nations. Though the tyrannical lords that lead the armoured hordes believe themselves to be warrior kings born to rule the Mortal Realms with an iron fist, they are bound to higher powers in their turn. In truth, every murderer, monster and mutant in their armies is but a slave to darkness and a puppet of the Dark Gods. Wood Elves Amid the forests of the Mortal Realms, aelven peoples roam at will. Travelling in nomadic warbands led by mighty heroes and mages, these wanderers deal swift death to their enemies wherever they may be found. The aelves of the deep woods are servants of order, with a strange bond to the sylvaneth – yet they are also capricious beings and lethal wayfarers, who are swift to exact a toll in blood from any who would wrong them.
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    Afternoon folks, As you know us Destruction folk are a passionate bunch, I am no exception and absolutely LOVE nothing more than smashing face with my Orruks and Ogors. What has always been missing from my life however is some Destruction appropriate dice! I have bought other ones that were available but there is a problem with them... I HATE dice with logos on the 1's as they don't work alongside my other dice! I was thinking about this and decided to take the bull by the horns and drew up my own design that I had digitised by a good friend. I am pleased to announce that having sent the design to a top quality manufacturer of dice that I have made a substantial order. With the permission of Ben I am now starting this thread and making these dice available for pre-order! To get your hands on these gorgeous 16mm dice, carefully follow the instructions below. Just to confirm I am using the term “pre-order”, this is because these dice have already been paid for upfront when I ordered them, I am expecting to receive delivery of them in around 4 weeks (please note I have no control over this time frame due to the shipping process there "could" be delays). However, as soon as I have received the dice I will post them out to all buyers via Royal Mail 1st class post. So how do you get some? It is simple please pay for the dice you want using PayPal, my PayPal address is mark@mitzman.co.uk You need to send the funds as a gift or friends and family, this is important! Be sure to include your address and the quantity you require in the payment notes. The cost of the dice is as follows: Dice cost £6.50 for 10 dice packed 5 Gork & 5 Mork per set (Each set of 10 dice will be mixed colour Gork is Green and Mork is Red, there is no ordering just green or red as in the interest of safety Gork and Mork must be taken in equal measure!). Postage in the UK is £1.50 for up to 20 dice, for every 10 dice over that please add 50p. Example (UK); 10 Dice = £8 (£6.50 for dice + £1.50 for P&P) 20 Dice = £14.50 (£13.00 for dice + £1.50 for P&P) 30 Dice = £21.50 (£19.50 for dice + £2.00 for P&P) Postage overseas is £4.50 for up to 20 dice, for every 10 dice over that please add 50p. Example (Overseas); 10 Dice = £11.00 (£6.50 for dice + £4.50 for P&P) 20 Dice = £17.50 (£13.00 for dice + £4.50 for P&P) 30 Dice = £24.50 (£19.50 for dice + £5.00 for P&P) Hopefully this all makes sense to everyone, if you have any questions, please reply to the thread or by e-mail (mark@mitzman.co.uk). Please just remember to pay as friends and family, add your address and dice quantity to the PayPal payment notes Cheers Mitzy
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    5 blood knights is 260 points with 15 wounds, can regenate 3 wounds per turn and wracks face in combat. 3 necropolis knights is too 15 wounds, can generate 5 wounds per turn, wrack face in combat and have way more syngery as they are skeletons. 240 points is fair imo.
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    Congrats @Awesomeone03 for taking first! Shout out to Austin Morgan. He was 5th on the rankings but his painting soft score pushed him to second place. He also received 5 favorite player votes (out of 6) and was awarded the sportsmanship award. #Chupacabras
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    Where are people seeing TK are no longer Compendium? They have just grouped together some rules on a page titled experimental and bunched them together under 2 alliances making it an easier read and less titles. Until the GHB2 is released we won't know whether Compendium is gone, renamed, etc
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    I made a little start this morning, not very good with making the fluff but will try soon.
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    I've been working on this guy for a while. I had an hour in him this afternoon to finish the weapon options and pose. He still needs a bit of free stuff and maybe a few more trinkets stuck in but he's done enough to show off.
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    Leader of my chaos warband . All the chosen are going to be slaughter priest size and the scummy underlings normal .
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    So the local store has had something of a dearth of painted terrain, mainly due to the store owners being a very busy pair. I've taken it upon myself to start painting up the terrain we have and also any new terrain I cobble together, so this thread will chronicle my efforts in that. First off, we have a Temple of Skulls: And a Dragonfate Dais. We wanted both of these terrain pieces to look dark and sinister - lighting is a bit washed-out in these pics - to go with a dark mat and Garden of Morr set we have:
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    In six hours I am sure no one has managed to play enough games in a competitive setting to know whether or not these changes are at the correct level or not. I'd also point out that even GW has stated they are experimental and being tested at the SCGT (quite sensibly given the number of people attending). So yet again lots of running around and waving of hands in the air over Speculation.
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    My eyes just rolled out of my head. Because this is a sample? There's a 100+ page book being put together for updates. You're doing it now. You would do it then. You'll do it forever. You'll argue both sides of the coin, because it is the only rationalization that you can conjure. Any point decrease is to promote sales. Any point increase is to promote sales of something else. It is pointless circular logic and makes any attempt at balancing a system hilariously fruitless. This logic is unequivocally a cancer on the community.
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    Yeh Austin is a great guy, I'm a big fan of his. Was a shame not to catch up with him on my recent visit to the US. Paint nomination, Best Sports and 2nd overall. Hobby hero!!
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    Hang on Fyreslayers were overcosted and some Tomb Kings were undercosted (they haven't changed all of their costs judging by the example) I don't see how this adds up to some nefarious plot.
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    To answer your question about the Realmgate I asked the TO directly from GW before hand to make sure if I could use it or not for it was not needed in my list and was just an added bonus if I could. He said because it is listed in my Batallion/Formation and the Batallion has a points value itself I get it for free. Just quoting what I was told for I was absolutely prepared to play without it. To counter your view of my list it revolves highly around the sideboard of 500 points we were allowed in the tournament itself. For depending on the opponent I would either run 2 units of 10 Liberators and 3 units of prosecutors or 4 units of 5 liberators. Then working possible points against certain armies pending need of Heroes like a Venator or Azyros pending my opponent. I could give a breakdown of the finalized list against each opponent after sideboard was used to give you a better idea of how the list works. Do t knock it till you try it good buddy ;). Finally someone commented on the 2 grandhammers in units of 5 it was a typo from Copy pasting from Scrollbuilder. The original units of 5 had 1 each that would go up to 2 if I added an additional 5 to the Liberators. That pretty much wraps it up.
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    I know some dislike this component but FWIW personally I'm a fan. I do agree not all events should have that "soft score" element. Well, more specifically, I'm a fan of the spirit, but the implementation seems potentially too random and varied. Not sure a better solution..
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    Got mine done with a little time to spare: And looking great everyone, I love the autumn colours Routasydän.
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    Once again actually a Thursday, but Skink priest is finished, and now in a display case at my local GW. I am very happy with it, especially the base, Valhallen blizzard is fantastic, and easy to use. Managed to build up drifts and give a direction of fall. Also managed to keep most the bones poking through from the sculpted base.
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    Putrid Blightkings finished and based!
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    I hope we get a Dwarfy Ahab, it fits their lore of grudges really well, and could coincide with another faction getting a tasty monster.
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    Blue on blue works really well. I just find it's all about painting the two areas in completely different ways. My Tzaangor armour is Kantor blue (shaded and highlighted) whereas my skin is actually Fenrisian Grey, which is probably the most blue grey GW do. The key is to make the different areas look like different materials. My armour is glazed and then has a few edge highlights, whereas the skin is pretty much area highlights with maybe one edge. This makes the skin look softer overall. Here's a pic of how my blue on blue turns out.
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    LVO was honestly the most fun I've ever had at a GT. I have always been a big fan of soft scores, but that doesn't mean it's the only way to play. Personally, when I put my models on the table, I want my opponent and I to have a great time rolling dice even if they are newer to the game. My gaming club is always pushing to make creative lists which is what keeps most of us motivated for the hobby. LVO seemed to have that overall mentality as well which was nice. There is obviously nothing wrong with "filth" lists and that style of play. I love watching the WHTV games of people taking the most finely tuned lists they can and going all out. It's just not the way a lot of us out here want to play on the tabletop. In my opinion, there is no right or wrong way to play the game in the tournament scene. This is toy soldiers after all.
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    Hm, it's a bit complicated. I think "filth" gets thrown around a lot, when it doesn't need to. I honestly don't think there are any "filth" lists in AoS other than maybe someone bringing two Thundertusks in 1000 points. To me, "filth" means "an army that is designed to make your gaming experience unfun or pointless". You play Hearthstone - remember Patron Warrior? Where one player could pretty easily get a near-infinite damage turn in a remarkably high percentage of games while preventing their opponent from even doing anything? Even the most hardcore AoS lists never make me feel like I shouldn't have even shown up to the table. I feel like that when I play 40k and go up against invincible Deathstars and summoning lists that end up with double the points they started with. I think there is (and understandably) a stigma against those type of lists. Especially in a game like AoS or 40k. Unlike video games or MtG, where a single match can only take ~30 minute or an hour at most, a tournament level Warhammer game is expected to go 2 hours at a minimum barring a one-sided game. When you spend the time and effort on the hobby side and travel a long way to play a game, only to essentially waste two and a half hours playing something that you have no chance of interacting with or winning against, that's filth. But again, I personally don't feel that AoS has any of that, but it sure as heck is what made me put a hold on 40k competitions.
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    Nipple tassles. Golden ones.
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    Here are the table maps for Holy Wars 2017 tables. Aqshy The Rats in Hats Shrine of Sotek Shrine of the Phoenix Bugmen's Brewery Gyhran Endless Sands Azyr The Tower of Vlad The Upside Down The Lair of the Astromancer A Tangled Web The Great Maw Challenge Drink the Wyrm The Temple of Khaine
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