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  1. 4+ armour save and 10 points can make all the difference 😀
  2. What is a +2 casting bonus (outside of a Hallowheart list 😉)
  3. Had not spotted that! Great find, they might actually be worth taking in Living City lists
  4. Thanks @Skreech Verminking 🙂 With the lists you've posted, am I safe in assuming they're both Living City allegiance to get around the lack of Souldscream Bridge for the Irondrakes, and lack of anything with a move higher than 4" in the first list? I'd personally drop the Ironbreakers for more Hammerers, or even Longbeards, and if you're particularly keen using the models, run them as 10 strong objective grabbers/screens to capitalise on the champion's D3 mortal wounds bomb. That said they could be good in a large unit with two Runelord rend buffs on them though! I've never been able to figure out a use for Gyrobombers, and would definately switch them out for steam gun Gyrocopters. The first list feels much too slow, and if you're going to be running Gotrek in CoS, you should really be capitalising on their access to healing spells, making a Battlemage or Sorceress with Lifeswarm or an allegiance healing spell a must, if it doesn't break any kind of all dwarf parameter you've set.
  5. GREYWATER FASTNESS 4 LYFE I love my 11" Gyrocopters and don't even know what that is
  6. This, though I'd argue that for the points Longbeards with great axes and Warden King support aren't a terrible alternative to Hammerers, I've had a unit of 20 do 25+ odd wounds before.
  7. Really?! 🤨 The Dispossessed artefacts are terrible, and AoS is all about movement and objective grabbing. I'd take the Tempest's Eye or the Living City to boost mobility and farm command points with for pure Dispossessed.
  8. New blog review of The Fist of an Angry God, Bill King's debut AoS short appearing in the new anthology Oaths and Conquests is up https://www.doublemisfire.com/2020/03/quick-review-fist-of-angry-god-short.html
  9. Zipping in with a quick review today is The Fist of an Angry God, a short story that sees Knights Excelsior Stormcast Eternals do battle with the Disciples of Tzeentch, released by the Black Library as a digital short last week, and then as part of of the Oaths and Conquests anthology, written by none other than seminal Warhammer author and Gotrek and Felix creator William King, in his Age of Sigmar debut. If you're a lot younger than me, or have only made recent acquaintance with Games Workshop and its worlds, then you may have never heard of William King (often credited as Bill), but will almost certainly have encountered the characters and concepts he created when developing the modern iterations of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 settings, and be familiar with the house styles he helped establish for both mainline design studio background and the Black Library. If you've got a favourite character or part of Warhammer or 40k, chances are they were created by, or at least have something to do with King. Almost consistently excellent in his previous work for GW, King's prowess certainly hasn't diminished, and although I've probably got a fair bit of nostalgic bias, despite, or perhaps playing to its succinct nature, The Fist of an Angry God is probably the best Age of Sigmar work the Black Library have put out so far, and speaking as a Stormcast-apatheist, is the most compelling I've found AoS's poster boys to date (including the times they've significantly differed from the norm or were teased as classic WFB characters). No mean feat when the short story's protagonist Balthus (no relation to Josh Reynold's Balthas Arum) is a Liberator-Prime, and about the most 'default' rank and file Stormcast you're likely to get. Disclaimer: If anyone's skimming this post curious to find out if Balthus or any of the other Stormcast appearing in The Fist of an Angry God are Felix Jaeger, he's not, and there's nothing to indicate any of his companions are, so don't feel obliged to read the rest of the article if you don't want to. King's trademark cynical whimsy is present from the off, with Balthus questioning whether the kaleidoscopic nature of the Tzeentchian fortifications the Knights Excelsior are laying siege to are designed to serve any purpose outside of being mildly annoying, and attributing any negative emotion he feels to being a sorcerous trick on the enemy's part. Along a few suitably old school denotians and details like the story's spellcasting Tzeentchian antagonist referring to herself as a Sorceress and not a Magister, and Blue Horrors not splitting into Brimstone Horrors on death (though the latter may be an oversight), the short is the most 'Warhammer', an Age of Sigmar story has felt to date, unsurprising when it comes from the definitive 'Warhammer' writer. The Fist of Angry God is set in the Tzeetchian fortress of Azumbard, defended by cultists, Tzangor and daemons, defending it from an assault by a Warrior Chamber of the Knights Excelsior, who are accompanied by large battering ram called a 'Towerbreaker', crewed by a Sacristian Engineer (named Sextus in a charming King aptronym) - whether the Towerbreaker is an impending siege engine in what's probably an overdue by now wave of Stormcast releases, or just something cool King came up with at the time of writing we may never know. The prevalence of Warrior Chamber troops, combined with the relatively 'fresh' feel of the Stormcast and their novelty to the Tzeentchian antagonist suggest that the story probably takes place during the Storm of Sigmar, following the reopening of the Gates of Azyr, and the first appearance of the Stormcast in the Mortal Realms, ending the Age of Chaos, but no solid timeline indicators are given. Also notable is the depiction of the Knights Excelsior in a comparatively relaxed manner compared to the militant zealots they're usually pigeonholed as - perhaps also a timeline indicator that they haven't been reforged as much as the Knights Excelsior we're used to. I'm not going to provide a full breakdown of the short's plot in the way I normally do in my reviews, as no major developments in the setting or lives of established characters occur, it's a very concise read, and at only £2.49 there's really no excuse not to check it out yourself. If you're only going to read one Black Library story this year, then make sure that it's The Fist of an Angry God, what I can only hope is the first of many opportunities for King to explore and make his mark on the new setting.View the full article
  10. WHOOOOOOOOOPPS 😳 Editing that out now! Shows how much attention I pay to Wood Elves
  11. Thank you! 😊 I may update the article with a section of Barak-Thryng, but initially excluded them as it's a CoS focused article, I don't know that much about Kharadron, and from what I've read up on I think Fyreslayers probably fill a better role in a Barak-Thryng list.
  12. Do people still post here, or has everyone jumped over to the Cities of Sigmar subforum? Anyway, if you're keen I've just written an article analysing Dispossessed units in CoS lists, with a section covering all seven different city allegiances: https://www.doublemisfire.com/2020/02/the-lonely-realmsphere-guide.html Feedback very welcome.
  13. In other news I've mixed things up with my Lonely Realmsphere Guide series, and instead of focusing on a particular city allegiance, my latest article is all about the Dispossessed. Check it out in the link below, feedback as always very welcome. https://www.doublemisfire.com/2020/02/the-lonely-realmsphere-guide.html
  14. @Stega314 I like the Hammerhal list more, but I've probably developed a latent anti Hallowheart bias. I'd definitely swap the Armour of Malus out on to the griffon general for a sweet sweet 2+ save mind!
  15. If anybody's still interested in writing Dispossessed focused lists, I've just written a new blog article analysing their role in Cities of Sigmar armies in detail. Feedback welcome. https://www.doublemisfire.com/2020/02/the-lonely-realmsphere-guide.html
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