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Warcry- Grand Alliance Battletomes

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I'm excited too.

And as I said in the rumour thread - if someone don't want to use them, they can! You and your group don't want to spend money on them, it's ok.

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I guess they will replace the monster and mercenary book. 

I have just a doubt now: what will be in the tome of champion 2020?

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at first glance looks interesting, but let's wait until we know the contents and pricing.

2 hours ago, Kramig said:

I guess they will replace the monster and mercenary book. 

I have just a doubt now: what will be in the tome of champion 2020?

They probably will go for the usual open/narrative/competitive split. So more or less what we see in Generals Handbook. Ideas for tournament play, gather white dwarf (and maybe develop further) material and maybe quests, narrative tables and encounters for narrative mode. 

I've read in several places that this books will let you mix and match units from the same GA to make your warband and not be limited to existed lists... did they say/hint at something on the stream? or is people just imagining stuff after reading the word GA?

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I like the idea but Eddie spent most of the air time talking about this book helping Warcry players move to AoS during the stream so I too will wait till I look through the leaked pages before I commit. More quests is great though. This game's narrative aspect is why my group is playing it. 

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Take all three of the current books (Core, M&M, and ToC19), take everything out that’s dedicated to one force or another, fill gaps with missing information (Card printouts, Allies, Additional Quests) and you have your book.

I see Cave Creatures and Undead Hordes getting more fleshed out in the Destruction/Death codices respectively, along with more big monsters.

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On 10/18/2020 at 4:28 PM, Gotz said:

I've read in several places that this books will let you mix and match units from the same GA to make your warband and not be limited to existed lists... did they say/hint at something on the stream? or is people just imagining stuff after reading the word GA?

Man that would be really great and make it a must buy for me! Although I would have preferred those 4 books to be compiled in one tome...

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4 hours ago, Onslaught said:

Man that would be really great and make it a must buy for me! Although I would have preferred those 4 books to be compiled in one tome...

If you're not going to use cards to play and are the sole warcry "provider" in the gaming group I think is not a bad idea to have different books.

Probably most people, as with AoS will stick to a faction/warband, so probably would be ok to just have the pieces they want.

But if you are a warband hoarder (as I am XD) and use the cards (or a tablet) for ease of use, it would had been nice (and cheaper) to have everything in one book

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1 hour ago, Gotz said:

But if you are a warband hoarder (as I am XD), it would had been nice (and cheaper) to have everything in one book

That's me really, so yeah, one book would have helped! What I particularly like in skirmish games such as Warcry is the possibility to paint a few dudes, be done with it and paint something else completely different. Total price tag probably adds up to a couple of full AOS armies, but I get a lot more variety both in painting and playing! 

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2 hours ago, Onslaught said:

That's me really, so yeah, one book would have helped! What I particularly like in skirmish games such as Warcry is the possibility to paint a few dudes, be done with it and paint something else completely different. Total price tag probably adds up to a couple of full AOS armies, but I get a lot more variety both in painting and playing! 

there's this debate about if warcry should had gone full Necromunda or full KillTeam instead of the inbetween that we got.

I think it's a nice midpoint were if you don't want to invest much you can use your terrain and models and just start playing with the core book. And from there you can get as far as you want.

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The recent leaks suggest that factions are getting a lot of new units with the new GA books. So the GW comments about bringing warcry in line with AOS make a lot of sense.

 

They're also expanding the abilities section for every warband pretty massively, going from 6 abilities each to 10-11. Half the abilities will always tie to leaders, which I think is sweet because the leader is a tax for most warbands in the game right now. Giving them better abilities will make them feel like actual leaders, and also give the warband a vastly different feel based on which leader you take. Opening up multiple playstyles to one warband is really nice.

Hopefully the Chaos book contains some sort of buff for the original Warcry-only warbands, so that they can keep up. Having access to 4 fewer abilities than everyone else might make it tough to play catch up in power level.

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So... that will be another book you'd need to pick up to play?

Oh no :( I really can't keep up with this stuff financially....

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In my opinion it is not mandatory, you can go on playing without buying it

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I'm remaining cautiously optimistic about these, but will probably buy them one at a time instead of all of them at once. Warcry is my main game at this point, so any new content is good for me, but I worry about a potential "good stuff war band" list...

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On 10/25/2020 at 4:39 PM, Docthe3rd said:

I'm remaining cautiously optimistic about these, but will probably buy them one at a time instead of all of them at once. Warcry is my main game at this point, so any new content is good for me, but I worry about a potential "good stuff war band" list...

     Take away the optimum and you’ll have my general stance. I really enjoy Warcry, which is my primary game right now, and liked that little niche it held between Necromuda and Kill Team. I also really enjoyed Kill Team when it first came out and still think it’s a wonderful game, but everyone I played with has since moved onto 40k proper and quit playing Kill Team. This left Kill Team as a dead game within my little gaming circle and I’m really hoping these books don’t cause the same thing to happen to Warcry. While I have armies for AoS proper (whereas I have zero interest in building a 40k army) I don’t really want to play larger AoS games and I’m only interested in small, quick skirmish games.

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