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24 minutes ago, michu said:

@xking TBH in real life we have animals with names like leafy seadragon and chinstrap penguin, so...

How did we get the name "penguin"?  If they had called it a  "rocktusk  lion" then you would have had a point.  But what is a "rocktusk prowler"? the name is just bad.  

 

 

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49 minutes ago, xking said:

GW really need to work on how they name animals in AoS.  "Gryhp-hound" is fine, But "rocktusk prowler" is absolutely terrible.  

To me it sounds exactly what an uncivilized tribe would call the beast--it has a powerful bite with sharp teeth, and it stalks. Seems reasonable--and world-consistent--to me.

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Perhaps Rocktusk is the name of the sub-species, and Prowler is the primary name. 

So there could be Rocktusk Prowlers, Waterfur Prowlers, Sandstone Prowlers, etc.

Or Rocktusk Prowlers, Rocktusk Sneakers, Rocktusk Jumpers. ---- Somehow I don't think this would be the way to go. 

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We also have stonetusks. thunderhorns and mournfangs. Not everything must adhere to real life naming convention. Prowler is just named after his main features - rockhard tusks and it's way of hunting, it's not weird - we have animals named after their sounds (macaw, hoopoe...)

 

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It's like the GrapeNuts of the mortal realms.  Only the opposite of that.

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1 hour ago, xking said:

How did we get the name "penguin"?  If they had called it a  "rocktusk  lion" then you would have had a point.  But what is a "rocktusk prowler"? the name is just bad.  

Let me introduce you to adorable Grey go-away-bird , a name possibly too in-your-face to exist in any sane fictional universe, and yet functioning happily in real world. I have no problem with rocktusk prowler, we really have weirder names in reality.

*Edit for additional thought:

Many of the 'proper' names like penguin are just descriptive names in different language. Penguin [pen gwyn] means white head in welsh. And then there's armadillo, possibly sounding very rocktusk'y to a native spanish speaker.

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Lots of general animal names are pretty self descriptive, esp when you deal with a species block.  Consider that  wolves have the same with timber, grey, black, manned etc....

 

So the Rocktusk Prowler is likely one of several subspecies of prowler cat, of which the Rocktusk is likely named for its hard-as-rock tusk teeth in its jaw. If GW were smart they could release more prowler models in the future form different subspecies, however its likely something we might only see mentioned in the lore. 

 

Many Latin names, for all their advanced sounding, are often just descriptive in another language. As noted above names of many beasties are often descriptive in one language or another or are sometimes linked to the person who discovers them. So we might well have Gotrek's Kraken somewhere in the world, a Kracken named after the famed hero who discovered and then likely killed it. Much like how we have species in the real world like the Temminck's Tragopan, named after Coenraad Jacob Temminck

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This is simply incredible. So many recent minis in plastic gone for ever. RIP Cities of Sigmar, RIP Dispossed, RIP Wanderers. 

 

List of models disappearing and on last chance to buy. 

Spellweaver
Gunmaster
Waywatcher
Loremaster
Wayfinder
Unforged
Warrior Priest
Freeguild Archers
White Lion Chariot
Archmage
Dragon Noble
Dragon Blades
Thunderers 
Quarrellers 
Glade Guard
Dispossessed Warriors
Swordmasters
White Lions 
Dragonlord
Arch Lector on War Altar Of Sigmar
Skycutter
Waystrider
Witch Hunter
Organ Gun
Cannon
Freeguild General

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I'm shocked about the Cannon and Organ Gun. Everything else I kind of expected; but we just had a whole mercenary company dedicated to the ironweld arsenal.

Hopefully people will find equivalencies to use in the new Cities book, like using Thunderers as Gunners, etc.

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43 minutes ago, CommodoreCass said:

This is simply incredible. So many recent minis in plastic gone for ever. RIP Cities of Sigmar, RIP Dispossed, RIP Wanderers. 

 

List of models disappearing and on last chance to buy. 

Spellweaver
Gunmaster
Waywatcher
Loremaster
Wayfinder
Unforged
Warrior Priest
Freeguild Archers
White Lion Chariot
Archmage
Dragon Noble
Dragon Blades
Thunderers 
Quarrellers 
Glade Guard
Dispossessed Warriors
Swordmasters
White Lions 
Dragonlord
Arch Lector on War Altar Of Sigmar
Skycutter
Waystrider
Witch Hunter
Organ Gun
Cannon
Freeguild General

Don't quote them as gone until gw let's fly the list. Things could be getting reboxed

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I dont believe they would put that list up as "last chance to buy", if they were going to just be reboxed for art and rounds...

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Based on this, I think we can attempt to make some conclusions: 

  • Wanderers and Dispossessed are now in prime spots for expansion in the future. All their older models are going, leaving a core of solid plastic kits. 
  • Phoenix Temple remaining is a possible sign they’re in for an expansion or will form the basis of one of the high aelf factions 
  • High Aelves getting nuked probably means they’re in for a total range rework. 

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Warriors and thunderers are a bit off the current scale of duardins (even compared to Longbeards, Irondrakes etc) same with the chaps in cannon and organ gun. Unforged I hope to be reboxed, renamed and reworked from the ground up.

I love those minis and I own a bouch of them BUT things have to go forward, for the health of the game.

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4 minutes ago, Furuzzolo said:

Warriors and thunderers are a bit off the current scale of duardins (even compared to Longbeards, Irondrakes etc) same with the chaps in cannon and organ gun. Unforged I hope to be reboxed, renamed and reworked from the ground up.

I love those minis and I own a bouch of them BUT things have to go forward, for the health of the game.

In the dwarf line only the unforged is a surprise, everything else was to be expected right? 

Only I don’t think he’ll come back. I reckon the Mohawk will be a fyreslayer exclusive from now in 

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Just now, Kramer said:

In the dwarf line only the unforged is a surprise, everything else was to be expected right? 

Only I don’t think he’ll come back. I reckon the Mohawk will be a fyreslayer exclusive from now in 

Exactly. I would be sad if he's gone, such a beautiful model. 

Useless on the battlefield but really a stand out between all the other "rank and file" style models.

Anyhow, as I said, no looking back.🍻

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47 minutes ago, Kramer said:

I reckon the Mohawk will be a fyreslayer exclusive from now in 

Tell that to Gotrek straight to his face.

 

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I'm sad: most aelves: gone. Free people: volkmar (why?????????), archers, and most important: CANON (why? but why? I don't understand this one! why?????????????), gone. Several nice looking  human heros gone.

This is brutal. I'm not optimistic with my actual free people army. Several (many) entries are gone. Same for elves.

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Yeah, great, all units I have for a CoS Army prepared are getting the Axe? Great...I hope I get them sold fast...

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What??

Why sempiternal and Lynus? The foremost sacrosanct chamber of anvil should be gravebrethen and their lord Balthus Arum

What Lynus had done is just failed to protect midnight tomb and got himself killed!

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22 minutes ago, Platypus said:

Tell that to Gotrek straight to his face.

 

Next book: Games WorkshopSlayer

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Okay, after the first shock has settled: It makes sense that GW cuts all aged boxes instead of repackaging. The more expensive ones like Eternal Guards and Longbeards look more AoS and less WHFB which is better for the brand in general. Also, they can so prevent people from just undusting their old armies.

Nah, at least another big step in GW´s aesthetic conversion.

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48 minutes ago, Platypus said:

Tell that to Gotrek straight to his face.

 

Haha fair point. But his fyreslayer companion managed to get away with it for a book long, so I reckon he’s just a big softy ;) 

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Beastgrave book coming the 21st of September so we can safely assume that is the release also of the box. Interesting because they said “this fall” and technically that day is the first day of autumn :)

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Interesting a good portion of last chance to buy in uk are already sold out...

A good way to balance the new battletome reducing the amount of miniatures available 

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