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AoS 2 - Pointy Aelves ("High Elves") Discussion (name tbd!)

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Honestly disappointed with this release.

 

teclis in my opinion is the worst modern charc Model in AOS.

 

the face is terrible,  the pose is...You buy teclis and get a random creature, with an elf (that’s supposed to be a god) that is less than 3 times the size as the beast and not even Center of the whole piece.

its like teclis is the herald rather than the prince on this model....Syll'Esske: The Vengeful Allegiance

except the on teclis model the scaling and position are even worse - teclis should be the centre of a teclis model...

the composition is just wrong.

then when your eyes finally get to the part that’s supposed to be the model you see teclis’ face. It could be the paint job - but it’s awful 

compare it to the art...

I don’t know why they did this.  

 

imagine they released gulliman jumping off the side of a new larger imp knight,  hanging off a model that is dominating the whole piece.... with a base so large you can’t ever make teclis the centrepiece and play with it?

 

the spears are not next gen models either, looks like mono pose with a choice of spear 40 or 45 degrees -  less dynamic that when this was rank and file (which they would fit nicely into)

The Light of Eltharion, fantastic model, and horses are nice though.

 

i can’t get over the things mentioned so will be saving money and praying they don’t gimp Tyrion Face, model and his elves.

 

 

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Yeah, those lumineth faces are absolutely disgusting. They look like aliens. Oblong faces! Teclis is such a major let down!
Spear look like the formers ones, aka the telegraph posts, pretty disappointed here.
Horses are great, Light of Eltharion is superb!

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38 minutes ago, Toptramp said:

the spears are not next gen models either, looks like mono pose with a choice of spear 40 or 45 degrees -  less dynamic that when this was rank and file (which they would fit nicely into)

i agree that these gies could have been a little more dynamic. 

imagine if they had the basic poses here mixed with 6th edition eternal guard poses (these wardens seem to be useing 2 handed spears). mixed with 1 handed poses (like those of the old high elf spearmen, aswell as over arm thrusts, and more non-fighting running poses).

maybe they have limited dynamics in the poses due to being a dueltripple  kitt. the more options a kitt has usually results in less variety of poses (as all the weapon options need to go well with the body positions) and less dynamic positions. if this is the case i can imagine the start collecting mono-pose kits will be more dynamic (if they choose to do mono-pose start collecting kitts)

alternatively it could be done on purpose if there is a more skirmishy/moble infantry unit that they would want to contrast with.  thus create a clearer visual range between a units in game ability?

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Really impressed by these first few models, I for one like the more old school look of the poses and designs. Imo, AOS goes too far in terms of over the top designs. Love the sphinx, the babylonian vibe i get from it is really awesome.

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Very excited by the new models, didn’t like Teclis at first but he’s growing on me.  Eltharion is fantastic! 
I like that they have the whole high elf thing going on and that they’re quite grounded. I love the ‘out there’ factions of AOS as well and having a bit of both just means there’s something for everyone! 

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Some screenshots of the video of Teclis from other angles. 

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I wonder if it will be a dual kit, like the Magister of Hammerhal also being a lord-arcanum on Tauralon?

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I get more of an Alarielle with her beetle vibe from this model.  It's supposed to be the Spirit of Hysh, that name doesn't lend itself to being a mount.  If anything, it sounds more like Teclis' partner.  Teclis and Celennar, the Buddy Cops of AOS!

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10 minutes ago, Thalassic Monstrosity said:

Arkhan the Black: "Oh, Eltharion's back, is he? I suppose I'll just have to turn his flesh to dust again."

Spirit of Eltharion: "Guess what, ************."

Was Eltharion one of the people sacrificed to bring back Nagash? 

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13 minutes ago, xking said:

Was Eltharion one of the people sacrificed to bring back Nagash? 

No, he lead the expedition to rescue Aliathra, Tyrion and Alarielle's daughter, from being part of the sacrifice.  The high elves fought Arkhan's force at the site of the ritual and Eltharion was able to push all the way up to Arkhan, who hit the Grim with a point-blank Curse of Years.

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I hope he gets some kind of vengeance rule against Arkhan like he had against Grom.  "Oh, you thought I was angry and grim before?  I'm now returned as a Spirit of Vengeance!"  I may have just talked myself into trying to convert him into Ghost Rider....

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2 hours ago, hughwyeth said:

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The way his model is only supported by a small piece of cloth on the wing with the center of mass in front of that construction.

We'll be calling him Wigglis the Wiggler of the Wiggletower. Mark my words! The moment people first hold this model in their hands and move it, he'll be called Wigglis the Wiggler of the Wiggletower!

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20 minutes ago, The_Dudemeister said:

The way his model is only supported by a small piece of cloth on the wing with the center of mass in front of that construction.

We'll be calling him Wigglis the Wiggler of the Wiggletower. Mark my words! The moment people first hold this model in their hands and move it, he'll be called Wigglis the Wiggler of the Wiggletower!

I wonder if he can be attached to the back of the sphinx, with the cape glued to it. Could reduce the issue

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So I had some time to sleep on my ideas, and Teclis is on a seesaw going from terrible to awesome in my mind. I would have to see what he looks like in real life to see if I love him or not.

 

so one of the things I just want to see now is what happens when an elven society isn’t falling apart at the seams like in most fantasies. I don’t want any more doom and gloom elven civilizations, I just want to see what happens when they are flourishing, powerful and hopeful dammit. This looks to be in the right direction, even if they are still standing on the ruins of their society in model form.

 

i at least want to see what happens when their gods are able to walk and fight alongside them. Before the gods in the old world where esoteric and not all the way there till the end times. Now they can go to fight alongside at least one or two  gods of their pantheon.

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I actually like Teclis' new model. His face is rough, true, but someone on the Facebook group had a nice way of describing it: he looks like an old dude who's seen too much, like a grumpy magic elf.

I even like that he's floating over his companion's shoulder like a magical parrot. I think Celennar does the fighting while Teclis hangs back and casts spells.

Truthfully, I'm ashamed of this community for focusing on his face so much we all just ignore those ****** genie Hammer pants. Look at those pants.

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13 minutes ago, Thalassic Monstrosity said:

I actually like Teclis' new model. His face is rough, true, but someone on the Facebook group had a nice way of describing it: he looks like an old dude who's seen too much, like a grumpy magic elf.

I even like that he's floating over his companion's shoulder like a magical parrot. I think Celennar does the fighting while Teclis hangs back and casts spells.

Truthfully, I'm ashamed of this community for focusing on his face so much we all just ignore those ****** genie Hammer pants. Look at those pants.

You know, I can accept the face when you put it like that. He had two worlds to live through and is now on his second race of elves. I can accept that now, and It's starting to grow on me a bit more. But that could be me forcing it. He is also a god, so that could just be the Alien sort of look to show he's not of this world just yet.

I could also see someone painting the face to look like a porcelain mask.

 

The rest of his clothing doesn't bother me, even his magnificent helmet. I really can't wait to see more of these guys though, and I have to keep the hype high for the new aelves. I really want to see what the Captain equivalent is like. I'm hoping for a mix between a loremaster swordsman and an old high elf prince, maybe with a few options for different mounts. Still holding out hope for a dragon lord.

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20 minutes ago, Acid_Nine said:

You know, I can accept the face when you put it like that. He had two worlds to live through and is now on his second race of elves. I can accept that now, and It's starting to grow on me a bit more. But that could be me forcing it. He is also a god, so that could just be the Alien sort of look to show he's not of this world just yet.

He also exploded in the end times if I recall correctly. I think he’s earned the right to be a bit grumpy.

he also growing on me with the screenshots for the video. I saw someone mention somewhere that they look more like a duo than mount and rider, and that kinda makes the pose make more sense. If there’s room on the base I’d be tempted to have him standing on a Balewind vortex or similar, rather than just floating there like a grumpy phantom.

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That's a fantastic idea!  I've been wracking my brain to try a figure out a way to make the model more stable.  And yeah, if you look from the side, Teclis looks as though he is floating above the Spirit's shoulder, and they are only connected because part of his robe is touching the outstretched wing.

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I guess I'll just model my own Teclis after the artwork xD.... or maybe, just maybe, the model will grow on me in some weird, light, sphinxy-way :D

yet: I WANT A DRAGON XD

 

Edit: I guess I'l give mine either a bright golden or silver armor and put on a bit more red to the cloth :)

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I love it, all of it, however I’m waiting for the lore.  I’m very curious how the Spirit of Hysh and Teclis came to be pals.  

 

 

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