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  1. 25 points
    Am I the only one who thinks that some days this thread is a lot similar to the movie: Groundshog day? The tread goes: GW: Next hype train will be leaving in a few days. us: “whoo who this will be totally awesome! It’s guarranteed to be _________, I’ve felt it in my soul for months and even my fortune cookie told me that ______ will get a new updated________”. AFTER THE EVENT Us: “I am so dissapointed I feel like selling my 1000000pt army just to stick it to GW. GW hates me and they will never update my army just to anoy me”. Also Us: “Now there calm down sonnyboy. Back when I was a wee lad they only realeased a single new mini on the first morming of christmas every year. You kids don’t know how to appreciate what you have”. Us again: “please everyone this thread is about rumors! Not wishes, wants or tips on how to feed your cat”. Us also: “But there are no rumors and hoping for tinkerbell to update my army is also kind of a rumor.. kinda..”. Then some would be funny guy writes something like this and gets a time out by the moderators. GW: uh everyone next hype train will arriwe in a few weeks. Us: woooohooo THIS will be totally aweso....
  2. 18 points
    sheesh... Mini Campaign comes out (MP) with months of free online stories around Death. The narrative of the core game focuses on death. Two new battletomes come out. One with a fully fleshed out new army. The main setting side game features more death narrative. How much more focus can there be? Do you folks already own every bit of AoS 2 and have it all painted up ready to play? Played through all the battle plans? Read all the tales? Sitting on your hands already waiting for more? Have all the FEC And Deathrattle models painted as well? No wonder GW closed their forums long ago...
  3. 18 points
    Morning all, Like the proverbial Phoenix, it's time for this thread to rise! As previously suggested, I have decided to revisit this army for AoS 2 with some new additions. Unfortunately the new allies rules within the game weigh heavily on this highly limited minor allegiance, so instead of stressing out and trying to find the "best" list, I thought I'd stick to the theme and hopefully keep the aesthetical value high. With the reduction to Phoenix Guard and me not being able to use all the allies I painted for the campaign, I had a LOT of points to fill when writing a 2,000pt army in AoS2....unfortunately, without painting more Phoenix Guard (which I fancied a break from, truth be told!) it turned out to be really hard to actually fill those points. In the end, I realised that I could use Endless Spells to help close the deficit. I instantly knew I wanted to use the Everblaze Comet as 1) it looks awesome, plus thematically is cool and b) it seemed pretty awesome in game! I then had to do a bit of researched into whether this would count as an allied unit, both in terms of numbers and also points. In the end I established it counts for neither. Whilst it has to be cast by Stormcast Eternals wizard, it is not a Stormcast unit or anything like that. You could put it in an Ironjawz army if you wanted...you'd just never be able to cast it haha! This made me feel kinda smug as it almost allows me to break the allies system which has plagued my armies since AoS 2 was revealed! I mulled over taking a Knight Incantor and 5 Evocators to accompany the Comet, only the Incantor would be able to cast it but it would still be a strong choice. As per above though, in the end I opted for aesthetical value and decided upon Aventis Firestrike, Magister of Hammerhal. It's a stunning model, but personally I wasn't keen on the head and decided to convert him to more suitably fit into my army. This was not an easy process and ended up being one of the longest and more in-depth conversions I've ever undertaken. I won't post any work in progress photos here, but if you visit the media section of my Twitter page (@the_black_sun) you can see some of my earlier attempts - I think I ordered just about every feathered head in the AoS range, cut them up and mocked them up with the Tauralon body. Some were cool, some were plain awful, but none were right...though I was close at one time (after cutting off the arms) to making the Tauralon much more avian (basically a chocobo). After putting the model to one side, not content with my work so far, I began assembling the Stormcast section of my Soul Wars box. It was at that point I realised that the Gryph Charger was basically the same size and pose as the Tauralon, sans wings or tail. So without much further thought I butchered the poor Gryph Charger for his head and arms. I instantly knew this was the correct choice....however the parts were not a perfect fit, so greenstuffing was required. I consider myself a good hobbyist, but really struggle with greenstuff and am constantly amazed at what some people can do with it. Anyway, I won't get into further detail, suffice to say I finally finished the model and undercoated it....only to find that my greenstuffing was as bad as I feared. I had to scrape a few bits off and start over. Again, this is all documented on Twitter. In the end I was able to basically extend the breastplate armour to form more of a collar which covered the neck join. I was able to get this nice and smooth and it basically fixed the thing. Phew...sorry, rambled on a bit more there. To be honest though, I don't really need to comment on the painting side of things at all. As with Lotann and the other non Phoenix Temple models I have painted in this scheme, everything is all pretty much predetermined as I have set rules in place for what colours go where in this army now. I was able to successfully (I think) port the Phoenix scheme onto the Tauralon and with the addition of the pattern on the forelimbs I think he came out pretty sweet. I may extend this patterning in the future, but kinda like the subtlety of it at present. Also, one of the coolest parts of the Tauralon kit is probably the basing stuff...unfortunately due to pre-established rules of this army, that wasn't going to fit so I went with my usual LotR ruins. Thankfully @Bueno was after the basing, so I was able to recuperate some of the models cost as well as ensuring we get to see those cool pieces used by someone else. Finally, I added the Everblaze Comet. Whilst seemingly at odds with the rest of my army (fire over snow), I think I have managed to introduce the odd flame here and there as almost a kind of spot "colour", so I think it works well. I added some of the basing pavement stuff to the base so it kept in fitting with the rest of the army and used the same colours for the flames. I was really happy with how this turned out actually and it was a lot of fun to paint. Got me pumped for more Endless Spells. I took the army to army to the Element Games Grand Slam this weekend and had a great time. Got 4 major wins in my first 4 games but fell short at the final hurdle so ended up in 6th place (52 players). I won Best Order player and also got 2nd Best Army, losing out (narrowly I believe) to @Percivael's stunning Nurgle army (which got my vote). Not bad all in all. But yeah, you don't care about any of that, you came here for the pics! Hopefully they are worth scrolling through all the above for!! With the conversion and change in paintjob, I felt my version of Aventis needed a slight rename, so here is Aventis Frost-strike, Grand Astrologian of Coerthas and Aide to Prince Xarca; Cheers for looking, Chris x
  4. 17 points
    First up getting table isn't fun for anyone and it can knock people out of the hobby (and in truth its not actually "as" fun to table your opponent as some might think - its cool for a bit but gets old fast when you realise that there's 0 effort and challenge). That said EVERYONE gets tabled more than once in their life. Bad dice, bad balance, odd rule combo, just utter bad choices and luck etc... So the first step might be to console them with tales of your own tabling. Of times when you've been utterly crushed and defeated and just had to go "yeah you played well and beat me totally!" In the moment the best is to make sure they stick to good sportsmanship; shaking hands at the end etc... All those little things that are important to maintain even when the enemy is slaughtering you. Another coping method is to stop looking at the army and look at the combats. I've had fun even when being beaten because I'm going to make sure my 5 surviving genestealers take down that captain that just called in obliteration on the rest of the army - et c.... The little fun battles. Ergo if the big picture is lost accept it a bit and focus on the smaller fights for the fun and challenge. Another aspect is to get them to try different lists, different opponents and to also not lose hope. Most people lose more than they win at the start and sometimes one makes a series of mistakes or choices that play right into the enemy perfectly. So chin up and push on - review what happened; understand it and then build for the future. And sometimes balance is such that you prepare yourself for utter defeat or have the experience to say "Hey that's a great army you've got there and I know that its really powerful against mine; no seriously I've got little to no hope. Feel like changing it up a bit so that the game is more a challenge?" You've not asked the opponent to weaken their army; just to change it up Edit - also beginners often fair better with smaller battles. 500-1000 points. It cuts down on options, but it also cuts down on confusion and mixing up of too many things. It helps them focus on learning the flow and mechanics of the game without letting either side have powerful combos as often. Sometimes its also good to break up newbies with painting and assembling evenings. Instead of always gaming and competing, focus on teaching them new painting skills and modelling skills. Reinforce other areas of the hobby not just the battle.
  5. 17 points
    Honestly I can't see the cause for any negativity here. Brayherd players just got the following: Full access to all the units they lost during AoS 1 like Warherds, dragon ogors etc. Their own endless spells A new herdstone and possibly other new minis A revamp of items and allegiance abilities Access to the full range of Tzaangors from the Tzeentch book A strong chance of getting marks, giving them access to a range of really useful allies. Their range back in stores No longer having to buy a separate pack of round bases which added 4-6€ to the price of each unit.
  6. 16 points
    I would just like to add that I was extremely, extremely disappointed that painting was taken into consideration for the final results in the doubles tournament as well. I'm pretty sure we had a solid lock on last place, but then our damn painting and sportsmanship scores raised us up a bit. Next time I'm busting out models coated in enamel.
  7. 16 points
  8. 14 points
    Hi everyone, Recently had a flurry of activity, and I've finished off a scratch built chaos temple based around Tesco Halloween skulls from last October, plus finally began to go back and document my ongoing gamesmastered narrative campaign from the start. Here's a few pictures, as with my last big terrain project I'll do an article on construction in the next few days (check out HERE if you're interested) 😀 Mark (IG: @hippy_hammer)
  9. 14 points
    Cmon guys, think labyrinth and dark crystal and many other Henson creations of the vein, this embodies that whimsy and AoSifies it. I think it’s great! A nice break from the grim nighthaunt!
  10. 12 points
    I think it's a bit disingenuous to attend a event's who has put there pack up WAY before the event and clearly stated that painting / sportsmanship is a part of scoring then complain about it. Either embrace or it don't attend the event.
  11. 12 points
    Darkoath chaos army. Nobody knows anything. There's only some pictures Moonclan grots army soon. Maybe november, maybe next year. Slanesh release. Maybe with the new demons box before 2019 we get battletome and new slanesh army. Someone's say before 2019 others say after Christmas. Skavens, there's no rumours but a lot of people want a book similar to legions of Nagash to join all skaven clans. Order new factions: Dark Malerion Aelfs, soon 2019. Light Aelfs (Teclis and Tyrion), maybe 2019. Some kind of robot/human/kindofskitarii army, nobody knows that, only a picture of something that looks like something. New units to Kharadron, sylvaneth and ironjawz... nobody knows when or how or anything. I think that's it
  12. 12 points
    The only advice I could give would be to play in a more relaxed environment, without players having obvious WAAC lists. Maybe a Path to Glory campaign, or an escalation league?
  13. 12 points
    Narrative play is an excellent way to make the hobby fun - giving both players a chance to care about the outcome of a battle without it being solely about winning or losing. (Don't get me wrong - competitive games are great, but they're not the only way that the hobby is enjoyable. If I just wanted to pit my wits against someone and win or lose, I'd play chess). However the game still needs to have an unpredictable element, in order to maintain the narrative suspense. For example, I recently set up a scenario for a campaign I'm running in my local group where a Khorne army was trying to breach a fortified gate in order to enter the campaign and realm of play. We wrote some rules whereby the Khorne armies couldn't climb the walls of the gatehouse until they'd taken a certain number of casualties (i.e. they had to literally climb the piles of bodies to reach the top, which seemed suitably in character). However, the Khorne army had unlimited waves of models - the defenders were just trying to buy enough time to seal the gate. Similarly, some of the doors in the fortress were deemed wide enough only to admit one model at a time - leading to some more balanced combats between chaos champions and phalanxes of defenders. My opponent also limited his list picks to units he felt were appropriate to the narrative, and sent models into battle in an order that was more characterful than good for tactics. After an epic battle, the game literally came down to the last dice roll - if a 5+ save came up, the gate was held. If it failed, the defences had fallen. It came up. I've never seen two people care as much about the result of a save roll - and, better still, it wasn't a positive or negative result. Instead, it reshaped completely the plans we had for future battles: instead of Chaos pouring into the realm (as we'd both expected!) we had to decide if the Khorne player would take up a new army - or if the defenders would pursue the defeated Khorne forces into the realm from which they'd come. It is a challenge to mess too much with the carefully tested lists/scenarios in the GHB in order to create games that fit your narrative but still produced balanced, or at least unpredictable, results. In addition, it's hard to rely on players in tournaments to bring a list that fits the theme rather than be competitive - it only takes one player to break ranks and disrupt the game. Hence it may be the best option for all players to bring competitive lists as that way you can be 100% sure it's balanced, and then fit the narrative around them. The tournaments that have non-standard lists work hard to make their rules support this type of gaming - I'm particularly looking forward to RAW18 and Fate of Sigmar.
  14. 12 points
    And the first unit is done! Finally.... Battle for azeroth did slow things a bit but not for long Let me know what you think Cheers Anamnesis
  15. 11 points
    Hello! Here are the results from the Age of Sigmar grand tournament held at the NOVA Open this passed weekend. Army lists included. If you haven’t downloaded the Best Coast Pairings app yet..umm what are you doing? 😜 It’s a great app. Garrett @gmulroney and his team do a GREAT job running events. If you like this information spend the $5 and get access to ALL the lists from every major event and keep up to date with list trends. A MUST for tournament go-ers! (I don’t work for BCP, just love their product. Here are the top 10 results (allegiance only). The links are to that armies list. I marked if that Legions of Nagash army actually had Nagash in the list with (Nagash) to differentiate from a Legions of Nagash army that didn’t take Nagash.. 1. Blades of Khorne https://imgur.com/a/n3q67QS 2. Disciples of Tzeentch https://imgur.com/a/T9XsnPP 3. Maggotkin of Nurgle (Me) https://imgur.com/a/fgpkTjU 4. Idoneth Deepkin https://imgur.com/a/HzTg8UO 5. Legions of Nagash (Nagash) https://imgur.com/a/OpQ35ZZ 6. Flesh Eater Courts https://imgur.com/a/qJY3GTO 7. Daughters of Khaine https://imgur.com/a/EaNWSU4 8. Legions of Nagash (Nagash) https://imgur.com/a/QPOfU9i 9. Legions of Nagash https://imgur.com/a/eaOkGey 10. Skaven (Clan Skryre) https://imgur.com/a/3fhWdTy That is quite a diverse field! I was excited to take 3rd. What an amazing event to be a part of!
  16. 11 points
    It looks like there are two separate threads going here so I'll leave my general thoughts on the event there. In terms of what lists did well and why, I'll clarify that realms were in effect, with the first 3 rounds in Ghyran and the final 3 in Chamon. This is the reason for the level of dominance Nagash had at this event, because the realm spells provide Nagash with enough potential value to easily validate his cost. I'd argue that Nagash isn't quite top tier without that benefit. I scrapped my way up to table 2 for the final round where I got outplayed big time by a surprising FEC army. It was a gimmicky list, but the guy played it masterfully. The game made me realize I need to work on my grave placement in a big way. I shamefully did not grab many pictures, but here's what I brought along:
  17. 11 points
    You cannot judge a competitive tournament on subjective qualities. It just doesn't work, and is especially prone to opponents torpedoing each other out of spite.
  18. 11 points
    Please Hightlight actual rumors in this thread, because they're so hard to find here. Thanks.
  19. 11 points
    The longer the wait between Waaaghs! the bigger it will be when it finally gets here.
  20. 11 points
    Interesting URL... (Found on Reddit)
  21. 11 points
    Looks like brayherds are next MOD Edit: Know it's a bit late, but TGA has a no leaked pictures policy
  22. 10 points
    I think one of the reasons Slaanesh has mysteriously disappeared over the past few years in both systems is to give GW the chance to work out how to do an aesthetic which isnt based on ****** and pincers. Cant say that word apparently. How about mammaries? You up on that one word filter? Haha I got past you.
  23. 10 points
    I'm not surprised by the overhype. How to write an article for warhammer community: - "We have some *major* reveals coming soon" (ie some things are coming at some point) - "The box is absolutely *packed* with content" (ie we added some doice and rulerz to the box) - "The unit just received a *massive* point drop so that you can fit it *very comfortably* in your list" (ie minus a few points) - "This rework is *absolutely insane*, we are so *thrilled* by it" (ie minor upgrade, borderline nerf) Etc. It kind of reads like a Robert E. Howard novel
  24. 10 points
    My color scheme for Deepkins What do you think?
  25. 10 points
    You have not really looked at what GW has done with Goblins throughout the entire tenure of Warhammer Fantasy have you? Childrens Cartoons have firmly been the domain for Goblins as far as I can remember. Personally, that is what I love about them. Not every army is going to appeal to everyone. There are lots of armies in Warhammer Fantasy and Age of Sigmar that I love and plenty that I don't. However, even when it comes to armies that don't visually or thematically appeal to me I do appreciate that GW tries to satisfy a broad range of tastes with their game. I appreciate that the game has armies for those who are more serious and armies that appeal to those who like the more goofy stuff. I have been worried that when GW gets around to doing Grots for Age of Sigmar that they would lose their heavy comic cartoonyness. As someone who has collected all things goblin (along with other armies) since the mid-90s I really want to see them retain their core sillyness but transfer into Age of Sigmar. Ironjawz are a more serious take on orcs and an evolution of the serious & highly-martial theme of Black Orcs from Warhammer Fantasy and I appreciated how GW handled that. In the end, I think we should simply be glad that GW is catering to a lot of different tastes while accepting that something is bound to not appeal to everyone.
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