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I'm really, really hoping this lives up to the hype.  GW has been so vague with these 5 second teasers that don't tell anything worthwhile, and the two stories in White Dwarf that are cool but again, don't actually say anything, that I am getting a bad feeling this might not live up to the hype people are thinking and it will cause massive disappointments.

I really hope I'm wrong, and it's a new campaign, new Death battletome/updated models, etc.

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Yeah, there is nothing to interpret about the valley. Propably the only noteworthy bit is that it is a zombies hand. So far we have only been shown Skeletons and ghostly spooky things with Malign Portents

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Maybe it's just building up to the reveal of a new death army coming Q2 or something. With all the mention of Black Pyramids I half expect the next Death army to have floating black pyramids as models spawning skeletons, much like 40k's Necron Monoliths

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So if the wishful extrapolations of the ship meant we're getting death pirates and the statues means we're getting deathcasts, this one obviously means we're getting a new zombie army.

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I'm not sure if everybody read the leaked WD short stories, but it does seem the reversed triangles are references to upside down pyramids that float around in Nagashizzar and they specifically mention Nagash creating something new to add to his armies.  Finding out what Nagash's hobby goals of 2018 were, is what I'm most curious about. 

That and finding out how Deathrattle will be expanded (and if it's going to bring any units back that were scrapped with TKs like archers/chariots/....)

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Cou.. Coul.. Could it be Tomb Kings? :x

 

And happy new year everyone! 

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Champagne lol

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53 minutes ago, NurglesFirstChosen said:

Or possibly even the mighty Abhorash. 

Some of Josh Reynolds stories mention some of Neferata's blood knights being trained by "The Blood Dragon" so I hope this comes true.

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34 minutes ago, Moonlightwolf said:

Some of Josh Reynolds stories mention some of Neferata's blood knights being trained by "The Blood Dragon" so I hope this comes true.

I'm getting to the point where I'm so freakin' curious what's actually coming that I'm actually beyond caring/speculating/wishlisting; the only thing I want to know is whay it IS!

Seriously, this has been masterwork for GW. As someone who is constantly bouncing around ferreting out every rumor/leak whatever that I can possibly find it's pretty cool/infuriating that even with full WD leaks and multiple near perfect leaks on the past few releases that we don't know a goddam thing about this beyond 'death is in it'.

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The Valley is probably the most obviously 'deathly' malign portent. Theres very little doubt that it wont be death

 

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1 hour ago, Burf said:

I'm getting to the point where I'm so freakin' curious what's actually coming that I'm actually beyond caring/speculating/wishlisting; the only thing I want to know is whay it IS!

Seriously, this has been masterwork for GW. As someone who is constantly bouncing around ferreting out every rumor/leak whatever that I can possibly find it's pretty cool/infuriating that even with full WD leaks and multiple near perfect leaks on the past few releases that we don't know a goddam thing about this beyond 'death is in it'.

What's funny is, the trickle of information that actually tells you nothing has just gotten me frustrated and caring less about it, just because everything isn't actually telling us a thing.  It's hard to speculate or get excited for something that you're literally being told nothing about beyond "Haha wait and see".  it's obnoxious and frustrating and is a big part of why I feel that a lot of people are going to be disappointed, simply because it won't live up to the artificial hype due to not giving a single update of any substance.

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Malign Portents: Order’s Champion Revealed! Lord-Ordinators
 

 

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.. but NO pictures of the Order Herald miniature.. :|

At 00:45: ".. a Celestrial Observatory rose.."  This looks muck like the "Skullvane Mance / Lair of the Astromancer" scenery that GW produced about 7 years ago.. I wonder if they are going to re-launch its production.. I bought one on eBay about 2 years ago at almost double its original price.. 

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Here he is. Quick opinion.

Another Stormcast I know...

Like the overall design, but never was a fan of dual hammers. A two handed one is the way to go ;)

Don't like the SW head :D

Vorras.jpg

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Hmm, I am a bit  disappointed with the new Stormcast miniature. First because I hoped that the Order Hero would be something else than a Stormcast and secondly.. An engineer Stormcast doesn't do it for me... I hoped that engineers and such would stay as normal humans.. .

If it needed to be a Stormcast hero, than I would prefered somekind of heavly armoured battlemage hurling firebals... .

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Sigh.  Another stormcast.  You'd think they would realize by now people are tired of them.  At least it's hopeful there will be more things coming during the year, although now I wonder if we're going to see another new Stormcast chamber like we did last year after "Tzaanuary"

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I was thinking the "whole lot of gold" tease would be Custodes, but I'm starting to fear it's more Stormcast...

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Episode 1 would indicate we'll get other videos introducing the other heralds which ought to be fun. 

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I could not stand the Ordinator at first glance, but he is really growing on me. I think the paintjob is highly stylised and cartoonish and that does not do the miniature any favors. I would have preferred, like others, a free people or collegiate arcane engineer-astrologist, but a Stormcast is, in the end, no big surprise.

 

The video mostly confirms what we know or thought, but it is nice that the info is getting more detailed.

I really feel the mystic could have been more creative in design (yes, even if it is just a background character). Just going "mystic = sloppy copy of a far eastern monk" really seems out of place in a setting like AoS. So far the setting has been really good about avoiding the pitfalls of basing fantasy of existing cultures, so I think that might just be a bit of creative carelesness from the PR team.

The extremely hammy voice acting on the Stormcast was a nice touch.

 

Oh, and we have confirmation that the heralds are not named/unique, which is something that really makes me happy.

 

@Skarloc: Yeah, I noticed that it looks exactly like the old terrain kit. The entire range really fits AoS and the free cities and there are rules, so one can only hope the line might get relaunched.

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