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23 hours ago, zilberfrid said:

It's the Kharadron Squats!

22 hours ago, Ogregut said:

They did tease squats back in the run up to 9th.

Ill love to see them return, just for conversion parts for Kharadrons! 

Squats aren’t Xenos. 

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On 10/16/2020 at 3:18 AM, HollowHills said:

40k rumour alert. 

9th ed will bring a new xenos race with a battletome in January. Not long to wait to see if it's true.

I know not AoS related, but since you brought it up. One thing that caught my eye in the 9th rulebook is the Warzone's sections in the lore part of the book that describe major ongoing conflicts, and they're all wars that have been explored in expansions or what have you (Warzone Viligus, Pariah, Armageddon for example). Anyway, they list the factions involved in those wars at the same time, and its basically just all the playable factions. What's interesting is what I think is a new warzone. Warzone Laevinir on page 162 which lists some new xenos names as a main force in the conflict, and more prominently, the Hrud. Apparently a combined Aeldari army of Craftworlders, Harlequins, and Ynnari are engaging the Tyranids because they're attacking the Hrud (or "Those Who Avoid the Crone" as the Eldar call them). The Eldar are afraid the Tyranids will absorb the Hrud's entropy powers.

Just thought I'd mention it as that's a new warzone and the only instance where a faction that isn't currently playable is mentioned as a main force in the conflict.

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5 minutes ago, FFJump said:

I know not AoS related, but since you brought it up. One thing that caught my eye in the 9th rulebook is the Warzone's sections in the lore part of the book that describe major ongoing conflicts, and they're all wars that have been explored in expansions or what have you (Warzone Viligus, Pariah, Armageddon for example). Anyway, they list the factions involved in those wars at the same time, and its basically just all the playable factions. What's interesting is what I think is a new warzone. Warzone Laevinir on page 162 which lists some new xenos names as a main force in the conflict, and more prominently, the Hrud. Apparently a combined Aeldari army of Craftworlders, Harlequins, and Ynnari are engaging the Tyranids because they're attacking the Hrud (or "Those Who Avoid the Crone" as the Eldar call them). The Eldar are afraid the Tyranids will absorb the Hrud's entropy powers.

Just thought I'd mention it as that's a new warzone and the only instance where a faction that isn't currently playable is mentioned as a main force in the conflict.

At the risk of getting more off topic this matches with what I heard. That the new xenos race would have a connection with the eldar and be focused on trying to stop the tyranids.

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Can we actually create a 40k arm off TGA? I’m a huge fan of using this forum site and reckon a 40k forum will work wonders - adjacent to AoS . Hope I’m not alone. :D 

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1 hour ago, Overread said:

I think the issue with squats is their thing was mostly big vehicles and heavy armour; so basically they do what Terminators and Imperial Guard armour groups do - so I think there's just a design gap in that they don't really bring anything "new" to the table as such. Which I think has been an issue for GW in working out what to do with them that isn't already done by an Imperial army of some kind already. Marines/Imperials just half-size isn't enough. 

 

As for Khadorans if you look back at artwork, lore and at the game Man O War you can see that dwarves had most of those technologies. The only bit that's different is they use those magic orbs of flying instead of huge zeppelin bags because those would be prohibitively big and expensive to use. Otherwise metal beard and face shields; guns; airships; hove packs; thick armoured ships and all are very dwarfy. The dwarves of Old World we saw had fallen from their great technological might after the War of the Beard with the Elves (which also caused them to crumble). And the Smiths Guild was very set in their ways and not wanting to show off their tech or risk it falling into the hands of other races. So when their race was weaker they made the choice more to hide in holds and not advance their tech; restricting and holding it back. They didn't want these fast breeding humans or orks to get a hold of how to build airships

To me when I first saw the Kharadrons I was bewildered - not what I was expecting - but totally love them and I really hope they expand their culture and model range further. Their weapons are very WFB/AoS, not grim dark enough for 40k - but they show that GW can do something new and fresh with the Dwarf aesthetic -which id like to see more of both for AoS and 40k. I think they could take a brand new approach to Squats in 40k as they have been away so long- and they clearly have ideas of how to translate ideas around dwarfs into different contexts and cultures. 

Hoping some dwarfs in todays preview [vain attempt to stay on topic..😇]

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5 MIN WARNING for the reveal event today on the GW community website!! 

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Also in addition to the boxed set with two full teams (includes the heavies and star players); there's also a new issue of SPIKE (11) and two books which appear to combine stories from the legacy of Bloodbowl into single pubilcations with Death on the Pitch and the Blood Bowl Omnibus - the latter contains Blood Bowl, Dead Ball, Death Match, Rumble in the Jungle - which is basically the "Black Library ebook bundle" for Bloodbowl. 

Release in November!

ALSO the Twitch just revealed that the two teams are pre-coloured plastic. All the teams are also in the book (Lizardmen also confirmed in the core book) from the main game with full stats and everything. 

Photos from the community page 

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The two new Refs

A show of the full box contents

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The next video (Warcry) is already up on the warcom site but the twitch has technical problems 

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WARCRY Grand Alliance books coming! One for each Grand Alliance! 

Each book has all the warbands that have been released previously - its basically replacing/working alongside the cards that they've already done. 

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3 minutes ago, King Under the Mountain said:

Citys of Sigmar, Realmlords, and Ogres Warbands confirmed

Is it? Can’t say for CoS but Nighthaunt and many others looked like just old models 

FEC seemed a new model but it was too fast.

The new Slangor is amazing, I kinda wish there was a full unit 

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Just now, alghero81 said:

Is it? Can’t say for CoS but Nighthaunt and many others looked like just old models 

By warbands he means that there's rules to use them in the game, not that there's new models for them. The only regular army getting new models is Daughters of Khaine right now. 

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2 minutes ago, alghero81 said:

Is it? Can’t say for CoS but Nighthaunt and many others looked like just old models 

FEC seemed a new model but it was too fast.

The new Slangor is amazing, I kinda wish there was a full unit 

Sorry should of been clear, not new models, just rules 

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All of them had rules already. Cities in the last White Dwarf and Lumineth the one before.

New quests for sure, new rules I’m not sure 

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Just now, alghero81 said:

All of them had rules already. Cities in the last White Dwarf and Lumineth the one before.

New quests for sure, new rules I’m not sure 

Whoops, not caught up on the last few White Dwarf's. 

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Just now, King Under the Mountain said:

Whoops, not caught up on the last few White Dwarf's. 

It is nice to not rely on White Dwarf magazines for once, that is true also for the Fyreslayers. Although they would be the only one without cards.

Let’s hope they proof read them before publishing, there were quite few errors in both cards and Tome of Champions 2019

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Love these new models - really nailed the aesthetic! 

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The new Slaanesh and Lumineth models in the Direchasm box are awesome! 

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I tuned in a touch late. Was there any mention of the Blood Bowl rulebook being available separately?

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i feel like the beastgrave team have hard time getting humanoid proportion right, like their head are slightly too big on a bit of a lanky body

the lumineath along with the DoK and FEC warband have this kind of problem

the Slaanesh one ended up ok though

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really hoping we get a slaanesh morals box when their book drops in the next edition

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Just now, Boytoy said:

really hoping we get a slaanesh morals box when their book drops in the next edition

I think they are setting themselves up for it - Warband and the new mortal leader certainly suggests that Mortals are very much in development. The real question is if they release them in one bulk release or they could tease them out one or two new units at a time now and then. 

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