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  1. I started at the beginning of AoS, and while I have owned minis on square bases I've never played Fantasy. I can say that at the beginning of the lore and for quite a long way through it I much preferred Fantasy's world and themes, and in a way I still do - but not quite as much and there are some things I really appreciate in AoS. A lot of the things I really like in AoS didn't become apparent until starting a roleplaying game using the WHFB system but in the AoS world (it translates over relatively well for a low magic campaign if you're willing to make corresponding gods and places fo
    8 points
  2. I read this whole thread and I am going to say that you seem to be arguing for the sake of arguing like it’s a high school debate class. You can’t just keep referring to how you outline arguments when you never outline them in the first place. I know being cooped up at home makes coming back over and over easier but just give it a rest. It’s 10 pages now of you making these cyclical arguments about a fantasy setting. They become cyclical because it is just that; fantasy. please stop picking top talking points that people have complained about before and acting like you have mad
    5 points
  3. I'm hoping for an August/September release, if not it could end up being November, Christmas. At the end of the day the safety of staff and people in general is far more important than our toy soldiers. If we enter another Lockdown I'm all for GW closing shop again.
    4 points
  4. Yeah I know that’s why I’m so upset! (I just bought a Secret horcrux Indomitus Judicar which now lives at my friend’s place 10 Miles away, just for safety)
    3 points
  5. MODERATOR POST Ok I've just cleaned out most of that minor spat. People are free to resume posting. NOTE its ok to disagree when interpreting rules that might have a vague wording or could be missunderstood. Disagreeing is fine, but lets leave out starting to make attacks on other peoples character or to start getting angry when people disagree with your viewpoint. Debate the rule and the point and leave personal comments out of it.
    3 points
  6. Josh Reynolds’ Gardus Steelsoul really got me into the novels and motivated me to get into all the other things I have read. Most of the black library books have regular people as primary perspective characters though most of them only last a single book other than Callis and Toll. All the Hamilcar Bear-eater short stories and the novel were fun reads and gave a humorous departure from the space marine heroics you get with most stormcast characters. Guymer’s Deepkin stories are interesting but typical elven pity parties.
    3 points
  7. If you're up for a little DIY and have extra maggoth heads around, I made my Beast of Nurgle out of a maggoth head and some sculpey (and some spare maggoth feet, although they aren't really necessary).
    3 points
  8. Nippon, Cathay, Araby, Corsairs, Exodites - all are regularly mentioned by GW and were/have been for years. Gotrek and Felix (poster characters in the Old World for visiting basically every faction) even went to areas of Cathay and such in some shorter stories. Meanwhile GW regularly reminds us of Exodites whenever they write about Eldar lore in a general sense Yet none have an official army for the 28-32mm games and the closest was Araby who got a Warmaster army. NEVER take mentions in lore to be fact. Even mentions of the Shadow Aelves and Vampires in AoS, whilst seeming to
    3 points
  9. For me, AoS is the most flexible game system out there, and the lore has improved from the dark days of the first core book which was all over the place IMHO. I haven't played a better tabletop figures game which can be effortlessly played either as an epic confrontation with hundreds of miniatures, or just a dungeon crawler using Skirmish rules and one bit of homebrew looting. Sure the balance isn't there yet (will it ever be?), pricing is the same (a bit all over the place TBH), and GW do complicate things for themselves. But I've never felt so motivated to buy into a hobby like t
    3 points
  10. Monsters are cool. True. Not every game is cut throat. Also true. Neither of these is an argument against monsters being made to actually act like monsters in the game. Wouldn't monsters be cooler, even in casual games (which I exclusively play), if they were actually scary? Why does making monsters good make them less cool?
    3 points
  11. I got the flamers finished and based as well as the curseling done. The curseling was fun and got me thinking of doing some of the new chaos warriors if I could get my hands on some. Next is either screamers or horrors, I haven’t made up my mind yet.
    2 points
  12. ~ I've got that Old Black Magic rolling in ~ Old School Arkhan conversion is done! Not the cleanest paint job ever, but I'm none the less very proud of this guy. Very much what I was aiming for. Arkhan’s really a corner stone of my collection, since the same dude can lead my Legions of Nagash, Ossiarch Bonereapers, and Tomb Kings, so I’m really pleased to have him done. I don’t really have a lot to say about him now that he is done, though. Process was a pain, especially redoing significant portions due to spray varnish frosting. Definitely need a better set up for taking these pict
    2 points
  13. So my biggest frustration with the cities tome is that everything doesn't generalize. The dwarf heroes only buff dwarves, the general only helps humans. It makes it hard to actually field diverse lists since as soon as you commit one way, you are rewarded for committing more. Handgunners with access to a generals command ability are better than branching out into dark shards for example. So in thinking about opening up the field I'm left wondering, would it actually be broken if dwarves could buff elves with their command abilities and auras etc.? So I'm asking the hive mind to see w
    2 points
  14. Moar progress! Still have the armor to clean up and start on, and a few other details to start picking out as well!
    2 points
  15. 'It won't be too long until we return to the Mortal Realms, and we know there's some pretty BIG things on the way when we do! Direct quite from WarhammerTv on Facebook!! Maybe an August release after all for the Sons?!
    2 points
  16. That's right! Darn it if anyone is getting free painting of models it should be the admin and moderators first - then the lowly membership!!
    2 points
  17. Don't forget that 40K got a new edition for existing fans, but Indomitus was never marketed nor expected to be sold to new gamers. So the starter sets make sense coming out fast. They are for newer customers just starting out in 40K.
    2 points
  18. Celestial Tome: The Jaws of Mork Here we go!, Squigs battalions!
    2 points
  19. I think the lack of damage dealing and lack of the 5++ wound/MW negation on the TTs is why Stonehorns are preferred. Despite their extra points they’re just so much better. However I’m for sure magnetizing a kit to have a Huskard TT as the prayer and potential ranged attack plus the mount trait to make enemies strike last seems very tasty. 2 FLoSH/ HoTT/ 3 SHBR. 2k on the dot. Boulder head of course. Yesterday I used: BloodGullet/Chamon FLoSH General w splatter cleaver/nice drop HoTT w plate of perfect protection Slaughtermaster, Ribcracker n greasy del
    2 points
  20. Trying this again then, but more PC. The Prime’s comet strike is worded vaguely. Both interpretations can be valid by the way that it’s worded. Rolling a single D3 for the damage instead of for every unit gives you an advantage because you can change the result of the dice with the fates ability. My preference is that when I’m given a vaguely worded rule that can be interpreted in one of two ways, I choose the one that is worse for me instead of best. I think this is generally a good way to go when looking at rules that could go either way, and it might be a reason the TO rules to ro
    2 points
  21. I'd love for this prediction to be true!! Gives us an AOS week then 40K then AOS etc.
    2 points
  22. My predictions for August are (in no particular order) Necromuna week New 40k starter sets week Underworlds and bloodbowl week Sons week Hoping its a AoS week today, I really want the khaine warband and the snotling bb team!
    2 points
  23. I think there's an error in the start day, unless it really starts today and lasts 8 weeks.
    2 points
  24. Thanks guys Lots of stuff here. The more I think about it, the more sold I am on Sylvaneth. I borred a friends battletome and core rules book and did some reading and then popped over the the order sub-forum and threw together an army list and will see what people say. After sitting on it for a while, I am moving away from Gitz. While I do want to learn new things, Gitz is a bit too far out of my ability range when it comes to painting for my perfectionism to allow. Plus I dont have the space for hundreds of models. Seraphon were an initial draw after getting really into li
    2 points
  25. I would recommend reading some non-gods related books. I had more fun reading more grounded stories than following the great gods playground: Spear of Shadows, Dark Harvest, City of Secrets, Callis&Toll, Code of the Skies, etc... Even if there are some Gods in this books, they are just "special guests" because the whole story follows small individuals that I personaly find more interesting than the Big Dudes. The worst part for me is not having miniatures or batallions to play with them (I need a batallion to play as Borri's fleet!).
    2 points
  26. Give us the Sons GW you cowards
    2 points
  27. Upset that it took ten pages for someone to reference the shawshank redemption. My only real issue with AoS outside of some glaring rules issues is that I can't connect to any of the characters they created for it, nothing I read makes me want to go find out more. In contrast to that when I read my first snippet about nagash I went and found out everything I could and followed it all the way through
    2 points
  28. Oh they are lots of fun, especially if you give up the idea to be competitive forcing rosters within one battalion. Just mix and match what you like and is pure mayhem. And the rockgut are actually quite good!
    2 points
  29. Been wanted to use the old dwarf lord on a shield since AoS came out
    2 points
  30. Cleaned up the Warden Commander! Another Warden is drying and in line for highlights. I think at this point, I'm ready to begin assembly line painting the Wardens.
    2 points
  31. Like every debate, there will always be people who are not willing to consider an alternative viewpoint and/or those who will try their hardest to persuade them out of, either feeling their opinions are right, or because they want that person to enjoy the aspects of the hobby that they currently do not like. None of those people are wrong but some of them will not enjoy the debate and get very little from it, other than a bit of rage/stress/anxiety etc. And like all of these debates the trick is to realise which you are and they are, and decide it is sometimes not worth arguing over. Some
    2 points
  32. I set myself a 4 month window to finish my stormcast project to the point it’s at least a functional 2K army. This is my halfway progress:
    2 points
  33. So I disagree at bit on the problem with monsters. The core of the issue isn't necessarily the monsters themselves. Most consider degrading statlines to be a good thing for the game. The current problems plaguing monsters is more to do with the battleshock phase being broken. If battleshock was truly something to worry about, then monsters would be functioning as intended. Because while they do degrade in output as they take damage just like infantry would, they are exempt from any followup consequences. Right now battleshock immunity is too easily accessible to the armies where it
    2 points
  34. So i made a troggoth hag kitbash using one of the maggotlords and spare dankhold bitz and wanted to share it. It is real easy to recreate and probably alot cheaper than the fw model.
    2 points
  35. Yes! one of the first big stormcast sacrifices
    1 point
  36. wanna come round here and paint some of mine then...
    1 point
  37. There is a FAQ for that Question. Corerule FAQ Page 3 So 1 Hit would turn into 2 Mortal wounds + you get an additional hit to roll to wound for the ability that your Attack counts as two hits.
    1 point
  38. Alright lads, atten'hut! Yeah, GW wording's are inconsistent as they can be that's why we need to check out other scrolls to understand sutff. Pain in the buttocks.
    1 point
  39. The second half of the answer covers pulling enemy units into combat.
    1 point
  40. Finally I will play a list a little less competitive and taking advantage of the drop in points of the HTT I decided to remove the battalion and bring 5 beasts Allegiance: Ogor Mawtribes- Mawtribe: BoulderheadFrostlord on Stonehorn (400)- General- Command Trait: Lord of Beasts- Artefact: Brand of the Svard- Mount Trait: MetalcruncherFrostlord on Stonehorn (400)- Mount Trait: Black ClatterhornHuskard on Thundertusk (300)- Blood Vulture- Prayer: Pulverising Hailstorm- Mount Trait: Alvagr Ancient4 x Mournfang Pack (280)- Gargant HackersStonehorn Beastriders (300)Stonehorn Beastriders
    1 point
  41. Just want to note that we get things wrong most often when we consider single changes out of context. Undoubtedly if GW decides to reduce or remove battleshock immunity it will have a large impact, but assertions that it will make certain units "unplayable" just don't make sense when we have no idea what other rules changes might be coming as well. As a brief aside, the reason why I am so strident about this point (and you've seen me raise it again and again on this forum and in this thread) is that I've studied thinking and decision making quite a bit. Human thought is both aided by and
    1 point
  42. I think that nobody can't deny that AoS is the continuation of Fantasy. Of course AoS is really diferent form the Old World but that's a plus, it would be hard for me (as a fan of the Old World) to be a simple copy. If we want to look just for the diference and why they are diferent, that's fine, but in my opinion, it's a bit pointless. About AoS characters, I think that there isn't any carbon-copy from Fantasy: Some were addapted because they had miniatures and the lore just shoehorned them. Others are just a link to the past and they were used with that in mind. Oth
    1 point
  43. @Lowki Thanks. It's my table at home. These are probably the best shots of it I have on my phone.
    1 point
  44. I still think it is too binary a list. You either smash them or have no way of competing. Not to mention how dull an experience it is to play versus.
    1 point
  45. What’s up party people! It’s been ages since I’ve updated this thread. All the previous reasons (hate taking pictures, busy life, the great plague upending everything) apply. That being said, it’s time to show some of my most ambitious project to date. This was actually finished last year around this time, but I kept it under wraps with the intention of taking it to Adepticon this year and show it in the Golden Demon. This wasn’t exactly a “secret project” so much as I just can’t stand taking photographs, and prefer to share the miniature in person if I can help it. But, once COVID shut
    1 point
  46. I'm an old player - I started with WFB 3rd ed in 1990 or so and played every edition up until the current date. AoS is great - in lots of ways the armies play more like their fluff says they should then they did for the last few editions of WFB. (I.E. in 8th the most effective orc army was all artillery and Foot of Gorgkin level 4 shaman sitting in the deployment zone until they need to countercharge something) The rules are generally straightforward but provide a lot of appropriate flavor for each army. I highly recommend it if you haven't played. Addendum
    1 point
  47. HEllo my friends! Here comes “The Skave”! My cloud ratz Frigate finally finished!!! I ditched the idea of the wooden hull below, it will be too difficult to fit on the dark eldar lower hull, so decided to put the crew in various positions alongside the ship... it was divided in 7 subassemblies, the hull, the balloon, the warpstone engine, the skaven engineers that work on it, the captain, the banner and the base... the ballon, base and banner will be kept separate for easier storage... now on his black primer glory! I love when I prim
    1 point
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