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  1. 3rd. Main rules + Warhammer Armies book + Realm of Chaos books.
  2. Sure! Good thing Mortek are not skeletons, but rather crafted beings, forged by Nagash and infused with the souls of ancient warriors, imbued with hatred for the living and an unwavering loyalty that comes from knowing the secrets of eternity! But yes, absolutely Stormcast will smash a skeleton. Agreed.
  3. The last time we had "legal" full character customization, it absolutely did wreck fair play. I had a Bloodthirster that had an axe that contained another Bloodthirster who could summon 80 skeletons for free every turn. Or something. So fair. So fun. Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favor of this stuff for narrative games, but for matched play? Nah. Edit: I I fondly recall the ability to add weapon options, armor options, mount options and so on the basic line-characters, to pay to upgrade units with the three command models individually, and to add one model at a time to units. It even factored in that a mounted model paid more for stuff than a foot model because the mounted model was more able to apply its upgraded abilities due to higher movement. It did the same for different level heroes (for example, a level 10 hero paid more for a great sword because he had better stats than a level 5 hero). I really do miss 3rd edition WFB with all that plus simple & complex maneuvers, turtle formations, etc. : wipes away wistful tear: 🙂
  4. @JPjr Sounds about right. I had all three. Here's a data point for ya: The Skeleton Army boxed set, which contained something like 8 horsemen, a chariot, and maybe 24 (more?) infantry sold for, get this, $19.99. I think. Crazy days. I still have about 20 of the chariots, maybe 200 infantry, and dozens of horsemen all on sprues. I use them to decorate scenery now. 🙂
  5. @JPjr Well done! I bought that thing back in the early days of my hobby and it always stuck with me. I still use several of the models, but the box is buried in storage somewhere. Thanks for the effort.
  6. If you have access to it, read the back of the old Skeketon War Machines boxed set (or was it the Nightmare Legion?). It has a little story that explains how they talk.
  7. It was Warhammer, not AoS, and at that time 4 x 8 was standard. Heck, I actually even still have one of the old Games Day tables from that era in my house, and sure enough, it's 4 x 8.
  8. And that would be a crime, now wouldn't it? /s Aren't we always, by default, playing for the fun of it? I'll never get the argument that there is fun and then there is winning in Warhammer. It's a game. Practically by definition we play it for fun. Or, to put it another way, if you find you do not enjoy a given activity, such as Warhammer, it's a little bit crazy to keep doing it. I get that when you play at tournaments it makes sense to take the list that you believe gives you the greatest chance to take the trophy, but that's really such a narrow part of the hobby overall. I think there is plenty of room to include the other units when not in the tournament environment.
  9. Divide them into castes. Termitians of the Wood Devourer (Earth elementals) M'skeetosians of the Swarming Suckers (Air) ToeBiterians of the Fluid Motion (Water) Skortchenian Antzerms of the Flaming Pinch (Fire) I'm totally kidding. I think this would be a goofy idea, but if GW can have a lizardman named tic tac toe, anything is possible.
  10. I realize it's accurate to call those "older" but it still makes me chuckle since I recall a time when there would be 4, 6, or even 8 years or so between updates to army books. 🙂
  11. I can't claim to know current stuff, but back when I tested, we were instructed to play 2000 points, 4x8 table, pitched battle for the vast majority of our games. We were to report our lists and the result, plus highlights if possible. We were actively discouraged from sharing our thoughts on the clarity of rules.
  12. Not even boxes of models or other hobby supplies? That's good to hear!
  13. Agreed, though just a point or two: 1. I hate "participation culture" in general and support rewarding actual performance. Prizes in a competition where the rules are clear and well regulated I'm ok with. From spelling to track & field, yes, award cash to the winners. Unfortunately, games of toy soldiers are never tightly written and accurately judged enough to support the clear recognition of who was best. 2. Subjective cartegories based on artistic expressions are tough to get behind as well (and this coming from a winter of a significant number of hobby prizes), but due to the inherent nature of art, I think the vast majority of participants accept that the "best" award for art is not a direct reflection on only the artist, which makes "losing" easier to take. 3. Any subjective award that can be gamed by, say, a club to give Best X to one of its members should be eliminated. 4. Lastly, I still say that cash or cash equivalents at hobby tournaments are a bad idea. Go with trophies in all cases.
  14. This whole discussion around playtesters and the seriousness of tournament competitive balance reminds me of one thing above all others: I really, strongly, totally believe that the worst thing for this hobby is the availability of prizes, either cash or cash value, at events.
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