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A Song of Ice & Fire has a bigger scale than AoS and it pretty much exploded, even AFTER the disastrous Season 8 of the adaption. Locally, even Kings of War got pushed aside for it. 

The advantage that it has is when you a buy a unit, that's your unit. If you want more of it, you're buying another unit. There's no 'buy four boxes to make it viable' that 8th WHFB had.  It also has a very surprisingly low model count overall for a mass ranked game - most armies at an average 40pts is looking at about four to six units (Free Folk are an exception, but not necessarily).

Ultimately I think TOW's success is going to come down to if GW can keep themselves from trying to force people to buy hundreds of identical models by relying on the whales making up for the lack of newcomers who'd rather buy x2 Tacticals (Intercessors now?) and x1 Captain versus x12 Core. Games Workshop's advantage is the almost cult-like brand loyalty from older customers. They don't even need to make a great game and the name alone will bring most people back, if they can only hold onto them.

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FEC. Definitely. 

DOOT-DOOT!

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1 minute ago, xking said:

I'm going to say Flesh Eater Courts again (specifically a Warcry warband) and whilst my first instinct was to assume he was wielding a bone, it looks more like some sort of pipe has been carved out of one? And a herald would definitely fit the 'dark mockery of a court'. 

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2 minutes ago, KingBrodd said:

Chaemeleon Skink from a Warcry/Underworlds Warband!?

That's a bone flute. There are air vents in it.

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15 minutes ago, xking said:

I don't think this is Flesh Eaters, it's got three digits and no claws. This makes me think it's either some kind of xenos model for 40k even though I think it's highly unlikely since it doesn't seem to match any of the current factions aesthetics or more likely one of the skinks from a Seraphon Warcry warband.

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It gives me a real FEC feel. Could be something different (Nurgle? Nurgling mucisian?) But my first instinct is Ghouls.

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Something dead and fleshy themed (flesheaters) or something nurgly. 

I don't think its something skeletal or vampire based since they tend to have more refinement in general. So I'm also leaning toward potential Flesheater or Nurgle. Both would make use of a bone for an instrument. It's also the kind of thing FEC do "need" as right now their models have no connection to their insanity in the lore. Having a musician for a squad support playing on fine crafted instruments (bones of the dead) to trumpet in the arrival of the glorious king upon his noble steed (the blood soaked vampire atop the horrific zombie dragon). 

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27 minutes ago, michu said:

That's a bone flute. There are air vents in it.

That's a good point!!

28 minutes ago, Clan's Cynic said:

I'm going to say Flesh Eater Courts again (specifically a Warcry warband) and whilst my first instinct was to assume he was wielding a bone, it looks more like some sort of pipe has been carved out of one? And a herald would definitely fit the 'dark mockery of a court'. 

Thatll be awesome if true.

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Just now, Morglum StormBasha said:

That Bone flute is super confusing.

its held by hands with only 3 digits

ghould have 5 and skinks 4 so what on earth is this ?

Humans nibble their fingernails

Ghouls nibble their fingers ;)

 

3 Fingers is what is making some think it could be a Demonic unit - ergo something from the vile ranks of Nurgle

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7 minutes ago, Morglum StormBasha said:

That Bone flute is super confusing.

its held by hands with only 3 digits

ghould have 5 and skinks 4 so what on earth is this ?

Its a johan in the giant Imperial giant box.

Johan's grandfather to be precise who was a shoemaker and lost two fingers by hitting them with a hammer when he ran away from a giant.

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14 hours ago, Overread said:

I just want to remind people that these bears are Kislive bears which means human riders 

pah... that's humans talk...not when you've kitbashed a dwarf on it. 

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45 minutes ago, KingBrodd said:

Chaemeleon Skink from a Warcry/Underworlds Warband!?

That hand looks lizardy to me, too. Maybe a new hero for a new limited box.

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7 minutes ago, Jator said:

That hand looks lizardy to me, too. Maybe a new hero for a new limited box.

How many fingers do skinks have? I agree it looks lizard like. 

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Lizard folk don't seem to use bone's as instruments.

Verrrry verrryyy confusing Workshop Chan!!

Now here's a 3 finger boi: Kroot! I don't think so though, limbs look a little small? Although if there was a race that would use bones as doot doots, I wouldn't put it past Kroot.

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38 minutes ago, Black_Templar_Lad said:

Lizard folk don't seem to use bone's as instruments.

Verrrry verrryyy confusing Workshop Chan!!

Now here's a 3 finger boi: Kroot! I don't think so though, limbs look a little small? Although if there was a race that would use bones as doot doots, I wouldn't put it past Kroot.

Kroot have 4, they have almost 2 thumbs (2 pairs of fingers working in opposite directions). 

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1 hour ago, 123lac said:

How many fingers do skinks have? I agree it looks lizard like. 

They have 3 fingers and a thumb. 

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I think that a death based Warcry Warband seems to be a given at this point, but I am really not sure this fits Flesh Eater's long claw aesthetic. It could be something Flesh Eater Court related but it is not a typical ghoul.

Seraphon musicians typically play drums and also seem to all have claws. Maybe they are redesigning Chameleon skinks to have different hands?

Nurgling does seem to be the closest fit in terms of hand design from what I have seen suggested so far. It could be a little Nurgling playing an instrument on a base and could therefore be for either AOS or 40K.

Considering that Warcry Warbands all seem to represent a realm, this might be a new unit from Shyish but I am not sure what other creatures in AOS have three fingers. How many fingers do Sylvaneth sprites have? Maybe, it is a little sprite from the realm of death.

It could also be something entirely new.

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Really looks like Nurgle to me.

The Plaquebearers play bone flutes and they have 3 fingers and a thumb. Also the flute looks exactly like the one they have.

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