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  1. Pretty solid round of previews I think. While every seperate preview is rather minor, it is all for miniatures, which is beyond welcome for me. Esher: I really love the Death Maidens, so much conversion potential. In fact the entire kit looks like a treasure trove of bits for just about every system. DoK Underworlds: They look excellent. The leader is the winner here and no doubt quite welcome for DoK players. Nothing really new or unexpected here though, bar maybe the armoured Witchaelf. The DoK or Slaanesh looking bit is absend here as well, so chances for EC are slig
  2. My best bet for the Rumor Engine would be Underworlds DoK. Could be Slaanesh, but I don't see more AoS releases for that one anytime soon. I'd welcome Emperors Children standalone in 40k though.
  3. So I remembered Rippers Snarlfangs actually having a rather high degree of craftsmanship for Destruction and took another look at them. Turns out they actually have shields with Chaos style trims, but slightly irregular (as is the trim on the rumor engine), so Gitmob is not out of the race at all.
  4. Looking at those bits of trim on the left and right makes me think generic Chaos deamonic visage and not evil Sun. Destruction tends toward a much lower level of craftsmanship and doesn't do trims like that. The easy to Start Collecting Chaos Warriors have some deko like that, so a part of me wants to believe well get that Warrior multipart kit after all, but it is so generic it could belong to all sorts of Slaves, Warcry or 40k CSM releases.
  5. So, that truly was a reveal worthy of being called "massive" for once. Going through it bit by bit: Lumineth Realm Lords: More miniatures shown than I expected, I thought we'd see Tyrion and maybe up to two new basic units. So having one more hero shown than I expected to see at maximum. Auralan Wardens: They are flawlessly executed. About the only unexpected bits are the non-pointy helmets and properly braced spears. A very similar unit to Ossiarch Mortek Guard. If they are similarly priced I might see myself getting a small force. Interestingly, no banner or musician
  6. Eh, I'm all in on the really high fantasy elements of AoS, but I still consider that particular design to much. It's just that mixture of blatant disregard for anatomic limits and that there is not a single cue to how anything going on with that guy actually comes down to the magical nature of the realms. I can still accept it as an example of ceremonial garb that is rarely donned and highliy unpleasant to wear, quite possibly tying in with the theme of self flaggelation so common in Warhammer. But that is an explanation I, as a viewer, have to provide for myself, since neither the actual
  7. I think if Vampire Coast is on the horizon, then in the same vain as "Cthullu Elves" and "Tombking Revival" where on the horizon in the past (and some others, like whatever what would become Kharadron Overlords where called in the initial booklets Steamhead Duradin or somesuch). Meaning an army that could be described as such from a casual observation without context, but is very different from what people imagine just from the words.
  8. That rope and crude chain make me think that's a looted piece on a destruction model, either gargants or grotback skuttlers.
  9. So, Marauders, Marauder Horsemen and Exalted Hero are confirmed to still be around and the Soulgrinder is the last unaligned demon confirmed to be a Slaves unit. I think at this point the Lord on Daemonic Mount is the only unit with a chance to be axed? Allegiance abilities look flavorful, I'm quite fond of the heroes being placed front and center in particular, it's a nice nod how central Chaos Champions are in the lore of Chaos. Random eye os the gods is a must, though I get why more competitive types aren't to fond of it. Also fond of the more generic subfactions, leaves a
  10. I was just about to get into the entire Multpart vs. ETB discussion again, but really, we've had that often enough in this thread and its actually exactly the same people exchanging exactly the same arguments as the last time we've had it about Chaos Warriors. That's not just of topic, it's pointless at this point to boot. Just gonna say, since its somewhat new, that the previewed Adeptus Sororitas are really giving me confidence MP's will figure into GW's plans for some time to come. The sisters and canoness are just brimming with options and bits of exactly the sort I want to see
  11. Did you look at the actual miniatures and sprews? Because the warriors really don't hold up so well in person. They are really low detail in the parts that aren't immediatly noticably and that, combined with their blocky static pose, means there is very little a modeller can actually do with them. I remember thinking they held up quite well myself until I help the actually held them in my hards and found they couldn't measure up in any regard even to monopose original starter set liberators. Knights are better, I think they could have easily gotten away with not updating them
  12. That's my experience with Iron Golems and Splintered Fangs as well. Planning and dry fitting can help a lot, since some parts are better cut of and swapped before glueing and other are better assembled first and then cut. But who has time and a mind for that when in a kitbashing rage? Also felt the same way about how cohesive their equipment and style is. All in all, they are definitely not a breeze to convert, which is rather sad considering even with equipment options they are painfully monopose and a single box not exactly make for a great warband either. Doesn't change the f
  13. Yeah, it's not easy to see anything but a Destruction Gargant's weapon there for me. The tassle bits are interesting. This, the hints in the Old World announcement, Rippas Snarlfangs and Gitmob being Sun worshippers, I think we might be looking at a Hyish based Destruction Faction with multiple elements? Could be pretty interesting. Hyish tends to be home of more civilised factions and the Rippas armor is better quality advanced than anything else in Destruction so it works with my expectation that we will see a smarter Destruction faction down the road.
  14. I'm all for AoS gaining a War of the Beaurocrats. Between Lothan, Volkmortian and Epidemus accompanied by Spoilpox Scriveners we're already halfway there anyway
  15. I feel this is relevant news that some who only follow AoS might miss, GW-Community has put out an article aknowledging that the Sisters Battle Box sold out faster than is good and saying they are working on ways to avoid this sort of situation in the future. I think it's the first time Community actually explicitly aknowledges the developement of the new factory and distribution hub, though that was known via other channels: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/11/18/sisters-of-battle-situation-report/ I feel this sort of article is a very good sign for the hobby in gener
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