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Skabnoze

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  1. Skabnoze

    Destruction Rumour Thread

    I could give a $h1t less if he goes up in points or not. He is a wizard and I prefer to have wizards that have useful spells to cast. The Fungoid does not. In order to get good use out of him as a wizard you have to have some other method to access spells - either realm spells or pay for endless spells. I don’t buy that he would have to go up in cost if Moonclan got a spell lore. But if he did it would not bother me that much as long as he had access to useful spells. As it stands now I usually take the standard shaman instead. And regardless, all I was saying previously was that I am hoping the rules for the shaman from the Underworlds warband will be good and to me he will be a welcome addition.
  2. Skabnoze

    Destruction Rumour Thread

    I am pretty excited for the shaman character. So far the two character wizards each have a unique spell that is pretty good. I like the standard Moonclan shaman, but I am still quite disappointed in the unique spell for the Fungoid Cave Shaman. A good Moonclan or grot spell lore would immediately make the Fungoid shaman much better. I will be very happy with any increase of variety for Moonclan heroes. I am also hoping that the grot in the armor with the branding iron is something more than just a Squig herder. My hope is that he is some type of new hero Squig herder character.
  3. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    I see what you mean, but I don’t think any of the models in the Moonclan grots set are average grots. We have a shaman, a fanatic, a netter, a couple squigs, and something that appears entirely new. The guy in armor with the hot coal backpack and the branding iron looks like some sort of new unit or hero - probably some type of special Squig herder. The closest to a standard grot would be the netter. We don’t know what netters will be when a Moonclan battletome comes out. Originally netters were their own unit along with clubbers. Then the clubbers were dropped and netters became an upgrade option for a unit of grots. They could remain as they currently are or they could be moved into their own unit again. Either way, I don’t think there would be any issue with one being a bit more detailed and standing out from other grots in a unit.
  4. Skabnoze

    Destruction Rumour Thread

    Moonclan do not use stone weapons. Their Spears have always had jagged metal tips. They wield metal swords as well. The Spiderfang grots are the goblins that have traditionally used primitive stone-tipped weapons. I would say that this weapon would either be for Spiderfang models or it could possibly also be for Darkoath - although they seem to use metal weapons.
  5. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    To me it looks like the existing grots will already visually fit in with the grot warband.
  6. Skabnoze

    Destruction Rumour Thread

    Angry stalagmite is amazing. Well done GW, you have gone off the deep end of absurdity and delivered something which I had no idea I wanted this much. I never realized how empty my life was until I knew that this guy existed.
  7. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    Fair enough. Not everyone will like all models as aesthetics are inherently subjective and there is no wrong or right to aesthetic preference. While “throgg and sloth from the Goonies has a baby covered in hallucinagenics” sounds amazing to me I can get why you might not like it. My hope is that this is the design for a character or new fungus troll subtype, but that other trolls push the old troll visuals in different ways. I don’t want to see stone trolls or river trolls resculpted like this troll. I think this guy looks great, but I like him more as something different than as a template for all new trolls. So I agree with you in that regard. But in other news - how about the mushroom monster and killer stalagmite! I now want giant units of these guys on the table.
  8. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    As much as I love the troll model, that killer stalagmite is just amazing. The little murderous mushroom is great also.
  9. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    When have trolls not been derpy mutants? That has sort of always been their thing in Warhammer. Trolls all have shared traits, but the different subtypes are basically mutations based upon their common diets.
  10. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    Guilty. Been busy with a new job so I have not been on the forums much lately. But this is obviously one of the few non-grot rumors. Technology this advanced is obviously the domain of the Kharadron Overlords.
  11. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    It's not surprising though. They have been mining models and background from very old Warhammer for almost the entire time for Age of Sigmar. Very little that they have released does not have it's roots somewhere in the past. I think that is really cool to be honest.
  12. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    They could be high if they would resculpt the basic chaos marines. I have been waiting a long long long long time to replace the backbone of my Chaos marine force, I was really excited when the Dark Vengeance box came out with the stellar chosen models. I thought they would use that aesthetic for new chaos marines. But sadly that never happened. Still holding out hope though,
  13. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    Five if you include Undivided. Eventually it seems likely that they will end up with at least 5 Chaos Space Marine books. I expect they will eventually give Emperor's Children and World Eaters their own full book.
  14. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    I would have liked to see more of the Ork stuff, but I expect they will probably have a couple community articles to ramp up interest over the next couple of weeks. I am sure the same will happen with Shadespire.
  15. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    No Skreech, the question is how would YOU feel about that? Are you saying you would find that boring?
  16. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    Orcs & Goblins and Ogres were shattered quite a bit as well. Order certainly has the biggest umbrella - but it is not unique in terms of being a mess in regards to allegiances. In fact, if you just wanted to go off the ratio of Fantasy Army books to AoS allegiances then you could effectively argue that Destruction and Death ended up in the messiest place since they made the most allegiances out of the fewest books for those Grand Alliances. Regardless, the whole game is a bit of a mess in terms of allegiances, but GW has been doing a good job on the large-scale of cleaning them up. I am positive for what is in store for the game as a whole - and eventually Destruction will gets it's turn in the sun.
  17. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    @amysrevenge I agree with you completely. Skarsnik is still probably my all-time favorite character in Warhammer. Nagash is a close second as I started the game with Undead in the 90s and his awesome background was a very big reason. Nagash's story has only got cooler and more interesting over the time since then and into Age of Sigmar, but there is just something about Skarsnik and Gobbla that I just love. That pair has a fairly limited amount of fluff, but they just ooze with character (and squig drool). If there was a single character that I could pull out of the Old World and bring into Age of Sigmar it would be that pair which I guess means two characters and not a single one (damn you math!...).
  18. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    Looking at the previews for the Moonclan Shadespire band I think it will end up like Magore's Fiends in AoS. That warband has 3 Khorne chaos warriors and then the named Flesh Hound. The warscrolls for those are split with one for the Flesh Hound and one for the unit. I would not be surprised to see something similar for the moonclan warband.
  19. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    Exactly. Now imagine if they tied GorkaMorka into it. You could have something akin to the Necroquake or worse. I imagine that GorkaMorka on a rampage, which in turn would bring almost all of the destruction tribes out to join in, would be immensely tough to stop - even for the other gods.
  20. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    Given how fluff-based Age of Sigmar has been, and how much the releases have coincided with what is happening in the background, I am wondering if something similar to Death is going to happen to Destruction. What I mean by that is that the Death releases have been pushed along by Nagash's story and involvement. GorkaMorka has been notably absent from almost all of the background fluff. He only really shows up in the Age of Myth and then he is absent from anything after that. Just like Death the entire Destruction faction is made up of the followers of GorkaMorka. While he does not really seem to have an agenda of any sort aside from whatever amuses him at that moment, it would make perfect sense for GW to bring him roaring back at some point on a colossal rampage of some sort. If that happened then you could expect that just about every Destruction tribe would set off on a huge Waaagh! with him. GW does not really need to give GorkaMorka an agenda or an end-goal to do this. Being the god of primal ferocity they have any number of ways that they could set him off. They could easily concoct a storyline where another god seeks him out and manipulates him into going on a rampage. It could be something that Morathi does if the current Slaanesh storyline does not work out well for her with Tyrion & Teclis. Or Alarielle could encounter him since she is sort of on the Warpath. The chaos gods could do something that sets him off, or even Nagash could try to manipulate him for his own ends. Imagine what would happen if GorkaMorka happened to be split into the aspects of Gork and Mork and one of the other gods captured and imprisoned one of his aspects. What would the other one do? My guess is that they would go absolutely ballistic and it might result in them actively engaging with it's followers - which they generally don't do. I can imagine that the destructive trail from this would be immsense. From the little background in the Age of Myth that exists for GorkaMorka he is described as being immensely powerful to the point where only Sigmar seemed to be his rival or superior in regards to pure destructive power. I keep seeing people discuss Destruction as if there cannot be any real fluff involvement and so it makes sense to ignore the faction and that just does not really seem to make sense to me. Phil Kelly and the rest of the AoS writers are pretty inventive and if I can spitball a couple plot-line possibilities in a couple minutes of brainstorming I am sure they can come up with something much better.
  21. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    Are you talking about Beasts of Chaos or the Wrath and Rapture thing that was just announced at Nova? Beasts of Chaos I think is just something very small that they were probably sitting on to pad out a release window. Slaanesh is a bigger thing if that is indeed what Wrath and Rapture is going to lead up to. If that is the case then my guess is that they have story implications and a releases planned for both AoS and 40k. With Orks out of the way that puts all of the major 40k codexes out. They will just have Genestealer Cults and then they will probably start padding out subfactions - which means Emperor's Children and World Eaters will probably find themselves with a codex at some point. But I have no explanation for the lack of Allegiance Abilities in the General's Handbook for Destruction factions. That really is garbage and it should have not been that much trouble to add 2-4 pages of allegiance abilities into the GHB to cover Moonclan, Greenskinz, Gutbusters, and maybe either Gitmob or Spiderfang. If they can be bothered to make abilities for Wanderers or Brayherd then they could have done some for those factions as well.
  22. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    I think they are on 60mm bases and slightly too big for Shadespire. The base size is probably how GW justified that price point.
  23. Skabnoze

    The Rumour Thread

    I like the models individually, although I think the single static body pose is a bit of a let down. What stopped me from picking some up to use with my 40k Death Guard was the price. $40 US for a single one is just way too much. If the box contained 2 models, with 2 different bodies and a lot of different heads, hands, tentacles, etc to differentiate them and was priced at $50-$60 US then I probably would have been on board for getting a few sets.
  24. Skabnoze

    List ideas for the troggoth hag?

    Take 4 of them. Then add something else to the army list - who honestly cares what that is...
  25. Skabnoze

    AoS 2 - Moonclan Discussion

    That was how Squig Hoppers used to function. They were included in a squig herd unit and then you bounced them out at some point and they started hopping all over the board and bouncing on people's heads.
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