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  1. Firstly, Vince is NOTORIOUS for actually hating Fyreslayers aesthetically. To the point it was almost a meme. So a lot of his viewer base shares the view because they hold his opinion in high regard, so take that poll with some HEAVY bias. Secondly a lot of people on this thread seem to have the background on the Fyreslayers VERY wrong. The new book also did a lot more to flesh them out too. To call them just mercenaries would be a stretch, greed has zero influence over them. That is only a means to an end to get Ur-Gold, and it’s not out of desire for wealth. They are the lost children of a fallen god. They seek out Ur-Gold because these are the pieces of their fallen god that coalesced with Vulcatrix in their final battle and was shattered across the realms . Often times they will pursue work just for a single coin of Ur-Gold sniffed out by a Runemaster in a chest full of gold. The rest of the gold would typically be outright discarded as it’s of zero worth to them. When the Ur-gold is formed into a rune it is then hammered into their flesh as a part of a coming of age ceremony (and again over time as the runes lose power) and the moment this occurs they are given a vision of Grimnir in his final moments, FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE. They legitimately become Grimnir, if only for a moment, and a portion of his strength is imparted to them. The Runesmiters and Runemasters that oversee these ceremonies have to practice caution though not to impart too many runes, as these Duardin fervently love their god, and some Fyreslayers, namely the Grimwrath Berserkers, are duardin that become so addicted to these visions and power, that they take to hammering the runes into themselves and even go so far as to killing their own brothers and prying the runes from their dead flesh for themselves to use, and get exiled where they will continue to seek out ur-gold to feed their addiction.They practically ripple with power and are legitimately insane, most thinking they are actually Grimnir himself. And because the ur-gold is a melding of Grimnir and Vulcatrix they are also naturally and almost symbiotically attuned to the Magmadroths and the realm of Aqshy itself, able to manipulate fire/magma to some degree, especially the Zharrgrim priesthood, which is vaguely hinted at as being a cult of Vulcatrix, especially in some particular lodges like Lofnir. I’ll agree though, the range needs more love. There is so much opportunity to broaden the shared Salamander+Duardin aesthetic which IMO is what they should focus on. Packs of young Magmadroths goaded into battle, chariots pulled by adolescent Magmadroths, some type of medium Magmadroth cavalry, Gigadroths with a howdah or even just unmounted (these were described in the Sons of Behemat books and are essentially colossal Magmadroths), and Magma elementals summoned via the Zharrgrim priesthood. They could even add Vulcatrix cultists. All of this has foothold in the lore already and it was a real missed opportunity that the range is as small as it is because there is so much flavor and potential there. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk.
  2. Losing empowered spells is a pretty big blow. I know it seems weird but losing the COS rules for the army kind of put the nail in the coffin of me wanting to give it a whirl. I guess I’ll keep playing Anvilgard until they tell me I can’t anymore.
  3. It is fake. It came from the 1d4chan article. I talked to the guy who wrote it and he said “I naturally assumed it from the picture we were given on him”. He absolutely did not fuse with Seraphon though, I have all of the end time books including end times Khaine. It legitimately did not happen.
  4. Are we certain they lose the empowered spells ability? If so I don’t think I’ll be going for Har Kuron and favor anvilgard or regular DOK instead
  5. I’m looking to dive back into my Daughters of Khaine after a bit of a tabletop hiatus. I've always disliked how they were the “top tier” army out there because a lot of people locally would always hem and haw about playing against them, regardless of what I used. Has this been mitigated at all lately by the Fyreslayers/Slannesh/Bone boys, or are DOK still leading the pack? IE do most people still consider them overpowered?
  6. Are DOK really still cleaning house since GHB. I know the changes didn't do much to effect the issue of Hags+Witch Aelves and such but I have been playing my KO so I have been out of things with them. I should probably take them out of the cabinet for a bit to see how it is.
  7. Really interesting numbers so far! I really appreciate everyone taking the time to participate!
  8. So in my personal opinion, playing any army defensively in Age of Sigmar is a mistake. This is a game that is all about movement and taking objectives. On the other hand if he is more talking about an army that can take a beating and still keep going I am going to say either Maggotkin of Nurgle, Stormcast, or Legions of Nagash. All have the durability or replenishment to accomplish what I think they might be looking for.
  9. I wasn't taking you totally seriously. 😉 And I actually did the same! I began my foray into WHFB in 1995 (late 4th edition I believe) with Night Goblins. I very rarely took anything more than just Night Goblins+fanatics, Squigs, Netters/Clubbers, Trolls, and the occasional giant, so the Gloomspite release was pretty huge deal/nostalgia trip for me. My first miniatures were the metal squigs + squig herder and the old metal river trolls. Loved them so much! Later in 6th moved to Dark Elves and Chaos Dwarfs and bounced back and forth between the three until the AOS drop where I went to Moonclan, Fyreslayers, and Daughters (prodominately Fyreslayers/Moonclan though). And I'll admit I used to be a bit of a "hobby hipster" in that I always gravitated towards the lesser played armies. Beyond love of the aesthetics its partially what drew me to Dark Elves in 6th edition since no one played them hardly and everyone said they were trash. I was actually on the team at Druchii.net working on the revision back when a lot of us had to develop strategies like MSU/MSE etc to have any hope of success with the army. But yeah, playing unpopular armies is a bit rough. It ended up biting me in the rear for the reasons you mention; the most popular armies get the most attention, and armies like Chaos Dwarfs/Tomb Kings go by the wayside, so I learned my lesson! Also to keep it on topic, I forgot to mention in the title, I currently collect Daughters of Khaine, Gloomspite, and Fyreslayers, DOK are shelved until they are a little better balanced so people don't hate me before I even put my army down, and so I dance between Gloomspite and Fyreslayers now.
  10. I imagine it'll go back to normal once box set FOMO wears off haha. That being said I have seen a lot of "jumping into AOS for the first time" or "been away from the hobby for about 6 years" posts on the gloomspite facebook group when the Looncurse box came out. I think it garnered a lot of new blood into AOS in general, whether its 40k players, brand new players, or people that left because of the old world exploding etc.
  11. The only thing that worries me is that I feel like Gloomspite is at a really rad place right now. They aren't sweeping the tournament scene but they are still placing in top 10s and top 3s. I am mortified that if they made too much in the way of adjustments it could easily go too far. There are obvious units that aren't really taken as often like the Shootas for instance or Gobbapalooza etc. that could use some tweaking and maybe small adjustments on some of the others but I just really hope they don't overdo it.
  12. Really surprising numbers so far! Looks like there are almost as many Gloomspite players as Stormcast. 😮 This might be tied to the fact that there are so many armies within that army namely Squigs, Grots, Trolls, and Spiders and the box set just happened but interesting nonetheless!
  13. Thought I would do a grand update to the 2018 what armies do you play poll. This would be the armies you consider your main/primary armies, since some people literally collect almost every army. It bears mentioning that this time around I am only using the armies as listed on the GW website in the format they are listed on said website + the Legion of Azgorh from forgeworld, so please spare me the vitriol re: no Tomb Kings or Brets. I don't mean to cause offense. If the armies are added back to the GW website for sale in the coming years I will certainly add them to the poll. Also I have a link below to the google form as well if you want to use that but this will require a google sign in so someone can't submit their response 100 times etc. https://forms.gle/6Fu72YJTmftf89iHA Cheers! PS: A sticky would be rad!
  14. I think they will perform well, but I don't see them sweeping events. I think they might make the occasional top 10 every now and again like gloomspite, but nothing like Skaven/FEC/DOK. The guy that won Brisvegas 5/0 with them has been playing Fyreslayers from the get-go, and he is very experienced with them. The 30 Hearthguard block is a good wildcard if you don't know what to do against it or weren't prepared and walk right into it "push up the board and hope for the best" style, but even just sniping out the priests/battlesmith with shooting/magic (which is fairly easy to do for the non-melee focused armies) totally neuters the army. And they just FAQ'd battlesmith stacking too. Plus if they aren't running Vostarg, the lack of movement will be a definite liability.
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