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  1. Shankelton

    The Rumour Thread

    Yeah, Flesh Eater Battletome no longer available on Canadian site, same with the French print of Clan Pestilen. Good sign for Flesh Eater collects, though I wouldn't be surprised for the skaven book to only be Skyre. As much as I want to see them recombined, I feel the rest of the skaven range needs love, and they need an excuse to make better use of the beautiful Skyre plastic kits that came out in end times.
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    Flavorful, but I think its a fine line. Building terrain/ controlling LoS and board real estate is SUPER strong. We see that with Wildwoods and Gnarlmaws. Might be a Pandora's box to open it up more, though perhaps there's something there! Constructs and units that are built would be my gut instinct.
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Irondrakes Old world, but it gives a good idea how a Drakegun works!
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    Lots of cool ideas! Love the irondrakes, having the flamethrowers be a horde killing tool would be pretty thematic and cool. Keep them tough, and have them function at a closer range. Dispossessed should never be afraid to mix things up in close combat. I think the only idea's I really stray away from is fortification pieces. Sure, makes sense that dwarves build grand structures, but I hate the idea of ending up in a situation like tau. Building gun platforms and stuffing them like a clown car wouldn't really be fun for the game. I feel that's why I lean into the constructs route of thinking, only thing that comes to mind when I think of creation like a keyword. Dunno how I feel about a terrain piece just being a mine shaft. It seems every army is just getting slapped with a summoning/ or recursion ability. I'd much prefer something closer to a herdstone, huge runic tablets and ruins that project a buff to our units. Grots, Skaven and undead can bubble up like an endless horde, doesn't really fit Dispossessed IMO.
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    All this hopes got me thinking about mechanics and niches. Nighthaunt have tons of flying and cancel out rend. KO are built to Alpha, and hit hard at range (Atcleast in design) Fyreslayers don't die Ironjawz hit things real, real hard. Everyone has a theme. What do you all want to see in a Disposessed theme? Weakness' and strengths. Personally, I picked up Dwarves because I wanted a real Beta Strike army. I want to be able to absorb charges, and hit back where it matters. I want range options, but not to be forced into only playing the ranged game.
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    Good Choice!
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    Too excited. So many dwarven ruins to be a coincidence.
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    Gotrek would be interesting, but the unforged/Slayer model is almost too Fyreslayer to continue being a thing in Dispossessed. Heretical as it is, I think we have enough dwarf infantry as it is. I wouldn't mind just a few hero options to go with Warden king and Rune smith, then just take it in a cool direction for the elites/centre piece. Maybe not golems, but something building/creation related. Plays too well with the idea of Dispossessed being a race in decline/ the true civilization builder race. Edit: Grammar
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    Doubt you'd see them on the high end of any competitive list. That being said, did a little googling and apparently they they placed fairly high in a large Australian tournament. Bit outdated, maybe even before GHB 2018, but here it is. List belongs to Dan Saye in Cancon 2018. Leaders Warden King (120) – General – Trait: Grudgebearer Runelord (80) – Artefact: Ancestral Pickaxe Runelord (80) Celestant-Prime (340) – Allies Battleline 10 x Warriors (80) – Double-handed Duardin Axes & Shields 10 x Warriors (80) – Double-handed Duardin Axes & Shields 10 x Longbeards (120) – Great Axes & Shields Units 20 x Quarrellers (240) 20 x Irondrakes (400) 30 x Ironbreakers (400) 1 x Gryph-Hound (40) – Allies Total: 1980 / 2000 Allies: 380 / 400
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    To each there own. Losing options is a bummer, but I just look at them in comparison to the newer kits and feel they don't mesh. Atleast not in the way you'd expect for a world like AoS. I'm new to fantasy with AoS as well, so I don't have the history with the range that others do. As for the elf rumors, it's all really hersay at the moment. The current rumors are general rumblings that Malerions shadow elves and Tyrions Light elves are on the horizon. Most of the latter is simply people extrapolating those random rumors and linking them to Slaanesh. Feeling that one must herald the others. No models, or legitimate evidence has been spoiled/ mined to my knowledge. Outside the two shadow elf models that came up with Silvertower. That's the glory about rumors though. Dwarves could drop next week lol. I'm just taking the most pessimistic outlook, so I surprise myself (Hopefully xD). As for who would replace warriors/ Thunderers.... I'd have to imagine Ironbreakers/Drakes. Even retiring those two kits we have tons of infantry. I figure a release will be bringing the centre pieces/ elite troops in some kind of fantastical flavor.
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    If Dispossessed do get a range update like daughter s did, which is a good chance given the state of their current line, I think it would be hard to carry over the Thunderers, and warriors. They're just such an outdated sculpt compared to the newer Ironbreakers/ longbeards, ect. I mean, "These dwarves use crossbows " doesn't exactly scream Age of Sigmar, fantasy considering we have flying steampunk dwarves and naked, literally on fire, fyreslayers. The old viking helmets just don't fit it at all, and considering miners are already 86'ed, and they have such a strong theme with the heavily armored dwarves released in 8th edition, they have to be focusing on those for inspiration. The rub is the fact warriors were re boxed, which seems to telegraph that they're here to stay. I don't know when they were re-boxed though, so maybe they do get dropped if GW picks up an idea that they like. Personally, I'm hopefully that those dwarven statues/tapestries in the new moonclan kit are a hint of things to come. Not so much an easter egg, but they've said multiple times in interviews how the rules and lore writers take a backseat in terms of inspiration. That it's generally the modeling team that comes up with something, and then the writers work that idea into the story. Not a stretch to imagine the model team, after working on the Moonclan, might have their minds stray to dwarves well doing the ruins. Regardless, I don't expect anything for atleast a year and a half. Maybe even 2 more years of waiting. Current rumors just don't reflect us at all, it's all Chaos/Slaanesh and more elves. Combine in the additional ranges that could already support a battletome, the updated books/ ranges some are sure to get, and the inevitable stormcast releases... It's going to be a long time.
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    First Disposessed

    Looking for criticism. 4th model ever done and first of my new Dispossesed army. Not sure if I like the scheme. Still need to find a highlight for the beard as well. Plan to go with red blue and green shoulders and shields. Thinking about washing the armor in drakenhof rather then nuln oil for a colder look to the metal. Base will be drybrushed to colder grey/ stone.
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    Your five year plan for AoS

    1. Provide battletome for every army currently waiting in limbo, combining or building on the factions as listed below. Though this only applies if there are not already releases planned to support all the factions. - Darkling Covens and Dark elves for the base range for Shadow elf expansion - High Elves as base range for Light elf faction - Dispossessed as its own faction, squating thunderers/ warriors and using the 8th edition line to form a new idenity with "Creation" as a buzzword. -Merge Wanders back into slyv. Give the option to play tree's only or elves only, as well as combining arms. 2. If it isn't going to get a battletome, or isn't going to be used in a new release, squat it into compendium yesterday. There's too many "what if's" floating around, and people are worried if their army is going to get updated. Rip it off like a band-aid so we know what to expect for older models. People should be able to see with confidence, the direction of armies instead of guessing/gambling. 3. Updated Tomes for Ironjawz, Fyreslayers, Beastclaw, Seraphon. Update language and general rules, bring them up to the standard of current tomes. Mini releases for all (even 1 box with more then one warscroll would be good.) 4. Recombine Skaven. Ultimately should get a big release, and would rather see them have to wait longer then deal with tons of resin or even metal models. Sure there's more I could think of, but getting those tomes out/ finally cleaning up the models should be highest priority. No one should have to ask "is X going to be squatted" or, "I like X, but is it going to be removed?" Edit: Also, put those rumors of Freepeoples including Disposessed in the ground. Free Peoples should be there own big release, and human centric. A mirror to Slaves to darkness/ Darkoath.
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    The Rumour Thread

    Super clever idea!
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    AoS 2 - Dispossessed Discussion

    We're gonna need a bigger book!
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