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Yeled

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  1. Malign Portents

    Yes, I'm aware of that passage from WD, and I maintain we know very little of vampires in AoS. What you have is a story that really uses the themes and descriptive language common to vampire fiction, but because the vampire is doing "grunt work" you want to dismiss this common language even though the evidence is quite strong. For example the end of the story reads: "'Will you accept Nagash’s help?’ asked the pale woman, her hand still outstretched. Gosma took hold of the woman’s hand and allowed herself to be pulled up from the ground. ‘Yes,’ she said. ‘Just tell me what I need to do.’ Gosma felt a grave chill spreading throughout her body. ‘There is nothing you need do,’ said the pale woman, her lips curving into a thin smile. ‘Be still, sister, and your end will come.’" Now, this is almost certainly a reference to turning. The vampire or Nagash cultist is turning the woman into another being like her, ie, a vampire. If not, then what is happening here? If it's something else then we as the reader are really left in the dark. We can speculate or guess, but I would argue that is not the author's intention. The author expects us to know exactly what is happening, because we've seen it a hundred times. The same is true about other aspects of the story, such as the vampire being unaffected by disease. There is no need to speculate here because the author is doing everything in his/her power to tell us exactly what the woman is.
  2. Malign Portents

    I think it's almost definitely a vampire due to the description and the way the plague/maggots don't seem to affect her. We have to remember that we don't really know what vampires are in AoS yet. We know a little that has been written about them, but they aren't necessarily the aristocratic vampires of the Old World anymore. This woman/vampire might also be a very minor example, a low ranking servant to a more powerful being, and/or a member of a Nagash cult dedicated to converting others. I guess she could be just a mortal cultist that has some power due to her worship of death magic/power, and actually I would find that intriguing, but ultimately I think they've given us too many clues that say vampire to not think that's exactly what she is. If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, well....
  3. Let's chat : Maggotkin of Nurgle

    Yes, but the GH2017 rules for Reinforcement Points in Matched Play clearly states: "Each time a unit is added to an army during a battle, or a destroyed unit is returned to play, you must first subtract the number of points the unit would cost from your pool of reinforcement points, unless noted otherwise. Things that do not have a points cost do not cost any reinforcement points, and can be added to your army 'for free'." Emphasis is mine.
  4. @Twitch of Izalith, sadly the same thing happened to my proxy Glade Lord on Great Stag, who I customized from like six kits to run with my Wild Riders. She was finished about two weeks before the great compendium purge, and she is no longer a Wanderer.
  5. Malign Portents

    You know, we've heard so much about Morathi secretly worshiping Slaanesh in the End Times that it occurred to me that you could capture that nuance in the mechanics of the game by giving a Shadow Aelf faction led by Morathi keywords for both Order and Slaanesh. They couldn't be part of a mixed Chaos army because they are technically on the side of Order, but if you ran Slaanesh you could include them in the list. That would be an interesting innovation that would be completely unique in AoS.
  6. GUO or Rotigus

    Yeah, I think they are both great, but fill very different battlefield roles. I am going to make a regular GUO with magnetized weapons and hold off on Rotigus for now. GUO buffs your army a lot more than Rotigus so I see GUO as more core. Rotigus is an artillery piece that sits in the back. I'll look to get another GUO down the line so I can field both, but I think I'll use a GUO in just about every battle I play with Nurgle so GUO is priority.
  7. Let's chat : Maggotkin of Nurgle

    I really wish they had dropped the Reinforcement point requirement if contagion points are used. It would actually make summoning daemons through the Garden of Nurgle fun. As is I think most people will forgo summoning anything other than gnarlmaws, which eliminates one of the major aspects of the Nurgle allegiance abilities. Summoning is a mechanic broken in both matched play and open/narrative play. On the one hand it's very limiting and in the other it's completely unfair and goes crazy fast. The contagion point system theoretically fixes the open/narrative play issue, but it does nothing to fix the matched play issue so long as reinforcement points are required. Especially since you would need to pay full price for a unit of, say, 10 plaguebearers even when summoning fewer than 10.
  8. Let's chat : Maggotkin of Nurgle

    It must be an oversight. The warscroll clearly says "A Poxbringer is a WIZARD." They must have left it off the keywords section.
  9. Malign Portents

    Well, the voice is clearly female so if it's a Mortarch it's likely Neferata. But the reign of shadow seems fairly specific...and the word is mentioned twice.
  10. Let's chat : Maggotkin of Nurgle

    I was working on something similar, actually. I like the Lord of Blights as general for the defense. I hadn't thought of that.
  11. Malign Portents

    I mentioned it in the Rumor thread, but the text in the email from GW that introduces the Visitor video reads as follows: "From the shadows, a new foe emerges. An ancient nemesis is returning to the world of Warhammer, and the mystery of the Malign Portents deepens. Watch the epilogue and prepare for the reign of shadow..." I didn't believe it at first, but I'm somewhat convinced this is the shadow aelves.
  12. The Rumour Thread

    Ok. I think I'm convinced. It's gotta be shadow aelves. The Games Workshop email that included the Visitor video introduces it with the following text: "From the shadows, a new foe emerges. An ancient nemesis is returning to the world of Warhammer, and the mystery of the Malign Portents deepens. Watch the epilogue and prepare for the reign of shadow..."
  13. Let's chat : Maggotkin of Nurgle

    Huh. That's... Kinda dumb.
  14. Let's chat : Maggotkin of Nurgle

    Atia seemed pretty convinced that pestigors were on their way. Perhaps a future update/release.
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