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  1. HollowHills

    The Rumour Thread

    I think at the LVO on the 8th Feb (?) we will probably see model previews for black legion and get an announcement of battletomes for FEC and Skaven soup. If you look at ageofsigmar.com, the new store layout and the way armies were previewed on whc prior to aos 2nd I think it gives a good picture as to what soup tomes we may get. I fully expect StD and Slaanesh to be the only big model releases for aos for the rest of the year. But I do think we can expect more army boxes like carrion empire which also include a few new kits here and there. An order army vs a destruction army next on the menu later this year? Ironjawz v sylvaneth?
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    The Rumour Thread

    I come to this forum because I like age of sigmar, I am not a massive fan of the lore and doubt I will be. However, there are some things I really love like the idoneth deepkin and the idea of a vast setting where nearly anything goes. After 4 years I'm a bit sick of reading people complaining about how the old world was amazing and sigmar is ******. Especially when followed by comments about stormcast being space marines, kharadron overlords being a joke or some stupid comment about flying sharks. If you're not that bothered by the lore or feel it needs to be fleshed out that's fine. But if you need to come on an age of sigmar forum just to post about how you detest the lore and only like WHFB armies then that's going to rub me the wrong way. A lot of us are tired of having to justify our enjoyment of this game.
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    The Rumour Thread

    They are allies now because they have points costs, they will lose their points cost at the same time as they lose allies status in GH19. 100% it will happen. GW aren't going to keep supporting models they no longer sell, they aren't even trying to link to selling the Greenskinz sc in the post.
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    The Rumour Thread

    https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/01/20/coming-soon-made-to-order-orcs-and-goblins/ Greenskinz are basically confirmed as squatted alongside gitmob. Expect to see points support until GHB19 before the profiles are removed entirely.
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    The Rumour Thread

    Don't play a game where you "detest" 90% of it. The new factions are the ones here to stay, even if old models get soup tomes they won't be supported forever.
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    The Rumour Thread

    Thedra has a new keyword "god speaker" which suggests a new unit for std. Same thing happened with Zarbag's Gitz and madcap shaman / loonsmasha.
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    The Rumour Thread

    There are so many small specialist games now it's impossible to judge if these rumour engine pics even apply to the core games. Could be a single vespid for blackstone for all we know...
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    Disheartened about the current stance on Elves

    This is why I wish they would get rid. I too bought Spire of Dawn when I started AoS as I wanted an elf army. A few games against my friends stormcast later and I quickly realised that my army was a lot, lot weaker than his. New players go in and buy these older armies and then immediately get discouraged because they are no where close to the battletome armies on the tabletop.
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    Disheartened about the current stance on Elves

    By that logic it's impossible to remove the guardians of the dawnspire battalion from the game unless they print an faq explicitly stating the fact. There is never going to be a battletome including it. It used to be in the old GH and then they decided not to print it in the new one. From that point of view its not legal. I wouldn't allow it at any tournament I've organised. If they add something between handbooks then obviously that's valid until the next one. So if they put a battalion in WD now with points then it would be valid up until GH19. If it then appears in GH19 its still valid, if not its illegal. Simple.
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    Disheartened about the current stance on Elves

    Wrong. No one allows old battalions that aren't listed in the most recent GHB, for instance some of the old khorne and stormcast battalions from their v1 tomes are no longer allowed despite having previously had matched play points. Except they look totally different. Just remove these old factions. Take them off the store and leave them with matched play points for another year, then kill points too. Part of what killed WHFB was people having attachments to armies and models they bought 20 years ago and wanting them to be balanced. Rather than actually buying new kits and following the development of the game. Ofc it sucks to just have an army be dumped, but the warning signs have been there since 2015. Four years later people have had time to get a new army. AoS is about deepkin, daughters, stormcast etc not high elves, dark elves and the empire. WHFB IS DEAD.
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    Disheartened about the current stance on Elves

    Actually good point about the phoenix. I think that's possible too. Just wouldn't expect to see anything with the actual elf models, so stuff stuff like dragon prince's, white lions, shadow warriors etc. If there is one high elf faction that would make a good one to expand in Aos I would personally vote phoenix temple.
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    GHB2019 Hopes & Expectations

    The main problem is that the battalions from early aos and the battalions from now have very little in common. Old battalions like cunnin ruk let you basically get two shooting phases per turn (incredible), double your spells (sylvaneth), boost your key ability (gore pilgrims) etc. All the while generally including units that you'd want anyway. New battalions in comparison... I mean look at the IDK Royal Council. You have to forgo using a soulscryer to deepstrike, keep all your heroes in a tiny cluster and spend a command point in order to get a 3 inch move. Plus it has a hefty point cost. GW basically double dipped in reducing rule efficacy for battalions and increasing their cost. Resulting in most armies never using them. Dump the cost down on the older ones and they are likely to return because they'd still be very strong. I don't really see a solution other than to wait until they release new books for the older factions and redo the battalions. Then they can all go down in points.
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    Disheartened about the current stance on Elves

    This is why I wish GW would just remove some of these old armies and squat them. If they are unlikely to be supported going forward then it's a bit of a trap to sell them as if they were a valid choice for a new player. Thing is AoS doesn't want to be generic fantasy. It's willing to have elves and dwarves but only in it's own way. The truth is a lot of those old high elven units have zero future while the best you can hope for with the rest is a soup book. Ultimately, high elves as they were don't belong in AoS. If you want to play them then you have to make do with being a second class citizen, the same way dispossessed players will get less love and attention than KO and FS. Right now Idoneth and DoK are the future of aelves in Aos. I wouldn't expect Tyrion and Malerion aelves soon and when they do arrive I really doubt they will include years old WHFB kits. They probably won't even look like aelves. The best advice to anyone choosing an army in Aos is to pick one with a recent battletome. It's not like we're short on factions these days.
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    GHB2019 Hopes & Expectations

    I think at that point you're talking about detachments from 40k, which imo are a more interesting way to build lists even if they do have their faults.
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    GHB2019 Hopes & Expectations

    Depends really, if you look at some of the rules for AoS 1 battalions they are a lot more potent than those in recent books. For instance the changehost, cunnin ruk and vanguard wing. A lot of the recent ones are much weaker. Battlions have gone from shaping the tournament meta to being almost complete absent from competitive lists. IDK only get three Battlions that they could realistically use. Nemarti Corp is over costed, akhelian Corp already has a very restrictive inbuilt tax in forcing you to take a shark and leviadon and the Royal council makes you waste a soulscryer, a command point and keep all your slow heroes in a blob around the king for the privilege. The only way these Battlions would ever see use is if they were free.
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