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  1. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Hello lads, I just got my Squig Hopper/Knight box and plan to build them as Knights. Not asking about tactics or anything but... What are some good Grot Knightly order names? Orda of da pointy stick? Knights of da Bad Moon? Defendas of da Eight Peaks? Maybe someone good with puns can think of one. Edit: Also these spare sword arms from the Hopper half seem like they would be great to add diversity to mobs of Stabbas with Stabbas. Or use the spare knight heads and Hopper weapons to convert Blood Bowl Gobbos into foot knights!
  2. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Tokens are super helpful, especially with all the buffing and debuffing spells we have.
  3. dirkdragonslayer

    Dwarven deitrus among troggoths

    If we could get some new Dwarf Rangers in the same style as their Total War models I would die. That would be my one wish out of a release.
  4. No offense, but the list you brought doesn't have any synergy between the units. I don't know much about Orruks, so I will comment on the grots. Minimum size squads of melee Grots die quickly to morale and and enemy fire. You want to aim for squads of 40-60 grots, especially if they have spears. Larger mobs allow you to take more nets (fantastic) and one of each banner. There was also no Gobbo Warboss to buff them up. The large blobs also act as an anvil for heavy hitting units like Squigs to come in to do damage. Arrow grots before Gloomspite book were kind of garbage, especially in 20 (5+ to hit, 5+ to wound, a squad of 60 would only get 6 hits before armor saves). Now they are more usable, not great, but more usable with their buff in large numbers (4+ to hit). Gargants are kind of average, I don't know what to say about them. Destruction is a horde army allegiance except for BCR and Ironjawz. You need big monster units to be effective. Meet their 40 Skeletons with 60 Grots.
  5. dirkdragonslayer

    Dwarven deitrus among troggoths

    Yes, it will be the war of the Eight-Mountains! Borogar leads his mighty throng to reclaim his birthright. We just need a new Skaven Lord to lead them. Blood red armor since he is the toughest and also a brave duelist amongst cowards. Let's call him Skreek...
  6. dirkdragonslayer

    Theories on new models/armies from the LORE

    I kind of understand it because the name is based on Clan Pestilens from WHFB. On a similar note though, Clan Mors is a much better name than Clan Verminus. You already had a warlike clan with a focus on Warlords, Stormvermin, and Clanrats. Why did you need a new faction for basic rats? edit: I just noticed you were complaining about the novel name, not the faction. It is a bad idea to name it the exact same name as the Battletome with the exact same cover art...
  7. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Luckily I have some spare heads from the old Fanatic set to replace the helmet with. It's a neat helmet and all, it just doesn't look right without a Night Gobbo hood.
  8. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Wait a minute, Dankhold is only 60mm? I thought he was going to be much bigger than that! Maybe Throgg on a large scenic base CAN be a Troggboss...
  9. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    The Skitterstrand Arachnarok is a neat idea as a lone predator. I love that it isn't just a naked Arachnarok. It lives in the nest of the Spider God and comes out from Shyish to hunt. I don't have one, but if I did I would paint it to be somewhat ghostly, like maybe an ethereal Black Widow.. Also gets you some good bits. The Howda and stuff can be used for terrain, the on foot shaman, and some spare grots for conversions.
  10. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Cut the spear shaft down to a handle, add a knife, sword, or club to the top of the hand. Maybe just give them a good stick to smack people with.
  11. dirkdragonslayer

    Spiders, Squigs or Troggoths?

    I love the idea of the Squig-tonians, but that list for them seems a bit weak. Minimum size squads are going to get wrecked I feel. 5 models with a 6+ save are very likely to die before they accomplish something. Squig Hoppers can come in squads of 20, and I feel at least one mob of 20 is needed. Boingrots can come in squads of 15.
  12. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Converting Spiderfang from Deepkin will be remarkably expensive. Spiders can come in groups of up to 30 Spider Riders and 3 Eels are 50 dollars each, so a full squad of 30 riders would set you back 500 dollars in eels alone. One thing you can look at is an icy theme. Nomadic ice raider/viking grots! Instead of Spider Riders, use some Fenrisian Wolves with riders. If you can find some of the old Goblin Wolf Riders (sans the old derpy wolves) they would be perfect as riders. The larger Thunderwolf model could be used as a mount for the Scuttleboss. Replace the Arachnarok Spider with a big ice monster like the Stonehorns with some added goblin Howdah's and archers (And an appropriate sized base). You could use Gitmob models because they have a lot of furs and stuff, and are probably cheaper secondhand now since they aren't in the Gloomspite and might be discontinued. Edit: And paint the wolves up like icy, sort of elemental beasts. Instead of deadly poison, their bites cause frostbite that can freeze a man solid.
  13. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Nope, Gitmob aren't in the Gloomspite book (and neither are Sourbreath Troggoths). The entire range has been removed from the store during last month, starting with the Chariots and Wolfriders early December, and ending with the rest of the range the same day Preorders started. Some people think that they are being reboxed, but that doesn't make any sense to me. They aren't part of Gloomspite, and we have had them barely mentioned in any lore so far. A lot of those models were very old and dated (The wolves and chariots they rode are the same ones from 1989!) GW might have seen the expansion of the gobbo range as a good time to clear up space. Edit: Also the new-ish plastic Gitmob Grot shaman is now being sold as a Gloomspite Madcap Shaman if you check it's rules and category. It's a fairly young sculpt and they probably don't want to throw out a perfectly good mold, especially when real Madcap Shamans are still sold in metal. GW did say they are supporting all armies from the start of AoS into the future. What this means to me is that Gitmob will still have rules, they just aren't selling the models anymore. Now whether this means we will see Gitmob legacy rules or that they will still have points in GHB, I have no idea.
  14. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    I didn't think of that. I guess it isn't the same spell so rule of 1 doesn't affect casting both versions. Could be a neat combo with fanatics. Force two enemy units to attack last, Fanatics always fight first so they can butcher one not debuffed unit while two other have to wait and watch.
  15. dirkdragonslayer

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Shroomancer seems great because he has a great debuff. I think he will really help with harder targets, Spiker giving rerolls of 1s can really buff up a unit of Stabbas or Spears. Alongside Sporesplatta's Frenzy and the Snuffler Squigs, he seems to be able to make some melee grots dead-killy. Boggleye has a good spell. Either makes a unit immune to battleshock (which can be helpful with our low bravery), or makes one unit fight last (which pairs well with units we don't want getting hit back). The second effect can also be done by Itchy Nuisance it seems, so maybe if you just want that effect a normal shaman might be better. Scaremonger allows rerolls to runs and charges, but only to Moonclan Grots. It's neat. Brewgit is a bit of an oddball. I don't like that his buff is limited to Moonclan Grot Heroes, which means his can only really help people like on foot Loonbosses or Zarbag in combat. As far as I can tell he cannot help Squig Riding Loonbosses which is what limits him the most.
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