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  1. I need only the Tauralon for a conversion, so I'm looking for someone who could use the Lord Arcanum on Foot and all related Stormcast bits to split the box with, since it's quite expensive on its own. I'm based in Germany, so shipping within the EU is no problem.
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    AoS 2 - Free Peoples Discussion

    That is good to know, thank you! Would you mind posting a photo when you have the chance?
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    AoS 2 - Free Peoples Discussion

    Heyho, does any of you own demigryhs and gryph chargers? I'm planning on unsing the latter to convert Demigryph Knights, but I'm not sure how they compare size-wise. The Gryph Chargers look to be slightly bigger, but I'd like to make sure before commiting to a purchase. Thanks a lot!
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    Allies for Ironjawz

    I asked a similar question not too long ago. You might want to check this thread out:
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    Becca Scott

    It's not just SJW stuff, but the rapid decline in quality accompanied by concessions to SJW culture.
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    Becca Scott

    People are just afraid, is all. They see what is going on in other popular media and fear that GW will take the same route. Thankfully, we have no reason to believe that this is going to be the case anytime soon.
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    Becca Scott

    More specifically, it's about waging war against your friends within the context of a miniature game. There is the hobby, painting and lore side to it as well, but those particular itches can just as well be scratched by other hobbies and are not at the core of wargaming. You'll find that the concept and act of waging war, even if it's just fictional, are more appealing to men in general - by a huge margin. The reason why the wargaming communities mostly consist of men is that the very nature of the product is more appealing to the tastes of men, not because the people within those communities are non-inclusive. It may very well be a real contributing factor, but in the grand scheme of things it's probably a minor one. Of course, there are girls and women who do enjoy wargaming, but I' talking about the average person here, just to be clear. Now, you can attempt to reel in new demographics by altering your product and I do believe that GW has done so quite effectively with some of their recent strategies (femcast, the upcoming comics series for children, hiring Becca), but they know full well what their core customer base is and they will not risk alienate it, which something like a focus on teen characters or LGBT content might very well do. Also, Ogres have a distinct mongolian vibe to them, so asian themes are not without precedent
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    Ironjawz AOS2 2018 Help Me Be Positive

    That would be hugely appreciated. Im based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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    Ironjawz AOS2 2018 Help Me Be Positive

    I hope you don't mind the OT. but I was hoping to find someone who might be willing to send me a Gordrakk head for my Megaboss conversion. I'd cover shipping and put a few bucks on top for your help, of course
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    Becca Scott

    You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, but I've yet to see evidence for it. If it's just a gut feeling or the experience you've made in the past, fair enough, but this whole "diversity is better" argument is often presented as a non-arguable fact, when it's actually not. I believe that the sooner we stop putting people into categories, be it gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, warhammer faction of choice (even though we might have to make an exception for that) the better.
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    Becca Scott

    Good point. The obvious solution is to acknowledge that neither diversity nor homogenity are inherently good or bad. What makes communities good are good people, no matter their gender or ethnicity.
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    Becca Scott

    Because it's a major political/social trend to advocate diversity and change your product/message/company structure accordingly. Does it make much sense from an economic perspective? I'm not sure, but at least they won't get harassed for lack of diversity in their product line.
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    Let's Chat: Nighthaunt

    I've had great experiences with magnetized bases in combination with this kind of baking tray: https://www.amazon.de/TOP-STAR-253806-antihaftbeschichtete-Transporthaube/dp/B004PGL4DC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1529322429&sr=8-3&keywords=backblech+mit+deckel It's not suitable for large models, but for infantry it's the best solution I've seen so far.
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    Becca Scott

    I agree with most of what you said. Objectification is a thing, but there is also genuine attraction and making use of that. Good looking people will be chosen as presenters because they garner more attention, which I think is a primal instinct and not a fault of society.
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    Becca Scott

    Why does she have to be one or the other? She is both an attempt to get more girls into the hobby and eye candy at the same time. Having a beautiful young woman present a new product is pretty much standard practice in many industries and the fact that Becca Scott is already an established personality within the tabletop gaming sphere makes her a perfect fit. When it comes to women and their interest in wargaming, their barrier of entry can be many things, first and foremost the tendency for these games to focus on inherently masculine qualities. This is to be expected - we can't change the fact that war has been predominately waged by men for all of our history, nor can we change the fact that men and women tend to have different fields of interest. Now, in a fictional setting where eternal war is the entire premise, masculine features will be in the foreground and thus most little girls are probably not interested in pursuing that kind of hobby. Femcasts and things like hiring Becca will do some legwork in mitigating these problems, giving girls characters to identfy better with and making it "ok" for girls to like what has been considered a hobby for boys. I don't expect a huge female influx into the hobby because of its aforementioned strictly masculine qualities, but I can totally see those girls/mothers who were on the fence about the hobby being swayed by the new approach, which is a good thing in my book.