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Ollie Grimwood last won the day on October 24 2017

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  1. Ollie Grimwood

    Rethinking the Grand Alliances

    The next half wit who suggests Aelves, of any sort, get moved to Destructions will have the greatest WAAAGH descend upon them and everyone they have ever cared or even spoken kindly to, every memeory of them shall be erased from history. I swear this on Gorkamorka’s name. No more I tell you this is lunarcy of it highest order and I call upon all of Gork’s (or Mork’s) true children to embark on this mighty progrom to end this foolishness once and for all.
  2. 1. Can I stick an Orruk head on it that’s it really
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    Can Age of Sigmar 2 be a competitive game?

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    Can Age of Sigmar 2 be a competitive game?

    Yep AoS can be and is competitive (have a listen to the Facehammer podcast) as long as one accepts that list building is part of the process. Selecting the right army is very much a thing in competitive play from building synergies to getting the most for your points. If you fail to get a hold of it you’ll have a troubled time competitively speaking
  5. I don’t like the idea of a “standard” point level for AoS. The system is very flexible and plays very well at a wide variety of levels. I’m also not happy with the “standard” being considered tournament level matchedplay but that’s a different conversation. I’d don’t think 2000 pts could really be considered standard for tournament play either I’ve cerrainly seen as many that are other points levels. I worry that it’s the sort of thing that creates a barrier to entry for people wanting to get into the game. In WFB it almost boardered on gatekeeping “sorry son you’ve not got 2000 move on till you get some more”. It’s also a false premise created within the community itself and creates a very static view of the game, in that certain things are only worthwhile if good in a small number of scenarios at one particular points level. Now this isn’t to rundown tournaments or 2000 point plus games. It’s just my concern when it’s advertised or pushed as the standard or ideal way to play it can be to detriment to everyone in the long run. No problem with people prefering certain play styles but it causes issues then opinions are presented as objective fact.
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    AoS 2 - Gutbusters Discussion

    I’m not sure I’ve much to discuss seems entirely plausible and very much in line with what they did with Space Marines when moving them to 32mm. There might be a element of wanting some consistency with the other 4 wound models in the Destruction GA and Troggoths/Maneaters won’t fit on 40s but that might be stretching a bit. I’d like your reasoning to be true but we’ve not had much in the way of rumour regarding Ogors of any stripe
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    AoS 2 - Gutbusters Discussion

    Careful you sound like you’re selling real estate 😉 I did put some Troggoths next to for Ironguts and the bases did look huge in comparison. Though I do remember thinking the same when a lot of stuff moved from 25 to 32. I think 50s may look peculiar as the Ogre units all with their feet close togeather rather than a wind stance so there will quite a large ring of empty space around the model. It’s not like when the models feet all overhung 25mm bases
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    AoS 2 - Gutbusters Discussion

    Cheers @Chris Tomlin I see what you mean about staggering the models. I wonder if this will be mitigated some by the new piling in rules? Could the tagging you mention be used to your own advantage to direct enemy pile ins as well? I can see the issues now. I can’t help feeling that there might be a net benefit here though and it might be worthwhile trying a few thing out. I’ve got some Troggoths on 50s and they’re pretty handy at tying stuff down. Though it’s fairly obvious I’m not the most competitively minded. It’s a bit difficult though because I’m fairly sure, like me, everyone’s Ogor units are on 40s and rebasing just to check it out is not something I’d relish.
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    AoS 2 - Gutbusters Discussion

    Gameplay wise (not modelling as that’s fairly obvious) would someone explain why 50s are worse than 40s. 2” range still allows you to attack over the front rank (for Ironguts). The greater board coverage is surely useful especially with such a low mode count?
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    What is up with the Stormcast's mounts?

    Probably didn’t bother once they worked out they could ride a Dracoth or a Gryph charger and they don’t really have the warping power of Chaos to help out. I can see the conversation now “Shall we spend 18 generations trying to breed these herbivore, flight, herd animals so they’re big enough or shall we just ride the wingless Dragons that breathe lightning bolts?”
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    What is up with the Stormcast's mounts?

    Might be they aren’t native to Azyr? More likely they can’t breed ones big enough to carry 8ft tall Super Soldiers in massive suits of armour
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    What is up with the Stormcast's mounts?

    In think the great variation of Stormcast mounts is something to be lauded. It adds greater variation to the line and better represents the variety of the Mortal Realms. The Deepkin dofairly well on that score as well, Eels, Sharks and Turrtles provide nice variation from each other. The naming of products is more about Trademarking than IP protection it’s so that people will be directed to GW products when looking for GW products
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    Tomb Kings still alive in AOS 2.0

    Along with Bretonians I don’t think we’ll be seeing them back. There was an opportunity for a Necrotect style faction with the big stuff but they didn’t go for it. I do think you are well served with Tyler Mengel’s fan made Battletome it’s really good and GW has given it a bit of nod so I’d crack on with that and there’s always the possibility to counts-as with the updated factions
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    Fluff Problems

    I agree that having the whole area totally mapped out and set in stone (as much of the Old World was) can be a little restrictive but it seems to me they are going with the 40K mode you mention so everything is going to continue on the same vein. @AaronWIlson glad to hear it. I’ve been loving it. I think it’s been a much more accessible lead in to the new edition than Endtimes or Gathering Storm. The free easy to read short stories with a staggered release seems to have got a lot more people involved than the monster (and expensive) source books. I do love a source book but it does seem less popular generally which means the narrative doesn’t get out as well.
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    Fluff Problems

    I don’t think anything has really changed in that the detail of the setting is in the BL fiction that was the way with WFB as well. @JReynolds I guess you’re right on the lived in feel, though I think some of the criticism and comparison has been a little unfair. Humans doing human stuff is something we should largely be able to work out for ourselves. But judging from the comments I’ve read maybe I’m wrong.