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Kaleb Daark

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Kaleb Daark last won the day on September 29 2017

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  1. who knows, if only they'd reimagine the lord on snake, that would be all of the cool.
  2. so, looking abck on the community page: "But what lies between the covers of this extravagant tome? First up, we have the chosen knights of the Dark Prince – the Slickblade Seekers. Riding their Exalted Steeds of Slaanesh into the heart of battle, they sever heads and limbs with their deadly glaives. my gut feeling is that they're going to be the slaanesh monstrous cavalry option , in the same way that khorne got skullcrushers and nurgle got lords of affliction. I suppose tzeentch got the skyfires so all the four chaos gods are covered now.
  3. so, looking abck on the community page: "But what lies between the covers of this extravagant tome? First up, we have the chosen knights of the Dark Prince – the Slickblade Seekers. Riding their Exalted Steeds of Slaanesh into the heart of battle, they sever heads and limbs with their deadly glaives. my gut feeling is that they're going to be the slaanesh monstrous cavalry option , in the same way that khorne got skullcrushers and nurgle got lords of affliction. I suppose tzeentch got the skyfires so all the four chaos gods are covered now.
  4. Like everyone else, nah, these im sure in the description mentioned knights and look heavier than striders, so my guess is these will be the chaos knight equivalent and striders the marauder horse equivalent.
  5. Very nice, yet I'm struggling to see the huge brass bull and khornegor models behind all that silk and satin and kipling smog.
  6. Quality. Put simply quality. How good a company is, is not measured when theings are great, but how they handle things when you have a problem. With the pound being what it is, a recast doesn't really save you very much money, sure 50%if you're lucky? - but that's before you've hit import duty and tax if youre unfortunate enough to get slammed with it. Now, you go and buy say a model that's still in production, and its brittle and breaks or its just plain pants. You call FW and they replace or swap out depending on size - of course, of you like so many others ring and say my bloodthirsters axe is broken, can you send me another, they will tell you to do one as the recreate skarbrand blag is well tried, but if it's genuinely bad, you'll get a replacement. And that's before we get into the quality of the resins used. I've seen a recast mammoth for instance. Now that's a solid slug of resin and the FW one was a damn sight nicer to work with than some of the horrible recast stuff I've seen. Recast stuff won't allow you to do that, you pay your money and pray its ok. However... I agree with you that FW has been so neglected as an opportunity by main business that it's almost comedy in its effect. I'd love to see a built to order on some classic FW stuff, the landship and the mammoth being a prime example. Release a made to order like GW do, and a nice set of rules for it that are valid in match play and open the cash till and let the money roll in. Honestly if there was great integration between the two houses, then dear lord, they could open up a glorious new revenue stream for next to no investment. If nothing else it would help to give them some sort of idea about what is popular and give the main business an idea for how to move the narrative and model lines. Remember the demigryph was out in FW first as the mount of Theodore Bruckner - there's a model for a new free guild named character right there. The IP argument is of course valid, but I don't think that IP is a real driving force, as we all know that everyone out there has a "not GW name" equivalent for anything they do, and unless you play at warhammer world then pretty much anything goes on the table from whoever. I do think with the passing of Alan Bligh, FW has lost a lot of direction and vision - he was a very cohesive force in driving their narrative and roadmap. I feel that all this time on, it's still a ship with a great potential that still doesn't know with conviction what rudder to fit.
  7. hmmm... I'd tend to disagree... ish. FW AoS success does rely on GW as well. Its easy to lambast FW and their frankly rubbish rules but GW also don't help matters. You've got several tiers of tedious going on . The GW rules team have taken up the rules writing for forgeworld, and lets face it, it's very sloppy. What could be a lovely opportunity I always get the feeling for them is the wooden spoon, almost a give it to the work experience guy to do. I mean come on the greater Khorgorath of Khorne doesn't even have the Khorgorath keyword for goodness sake! There's no visibility in mainstream products. I don't see one Exalted bloodthirster in the blades of Khorne book, all I see is that rubbish leaping kitty thirster which next to a FW thirster is just total and utter dog log. GW could have a great revenue stream by promoting FW stuff in the main battletomes. They could make a point of saying that it's challenging models for advanced modellers, whatever, but the point being that they don't. if you don't know FW you'll never know it exists. The Legion is another example of this, such huge potential, het left to fall by the wayside. Again, they could be mentioned and featured in other battletomes but no. The original monstrous arcanum was a masterwork, and had the most wonderful allies and allegiance matrix in it, they could have made something special again and given a new lease of life to those models, but no. Imagine a fireslayers or legion army being able to take a magma dragon for instance even if in the case of the legion it would be bound and enslaved to their will. So much thematic sense, but no. We go back to the same old arguments. Back in the day, the mammoth was withdrawn together with the empire landship because of poor sales. Yet they were both not legal tender in official GW tournaments until the penultimate tournament of 8th edition at warhammer world. So who was to blame? Any freeguild army would kill for that land ship now, in the same way that any Maggotkin army would love to have a toad dragon or Tamurkhan as a named character - would it have hurt to include either or in the maggotkin battletome? For a few brief games last year I managed to finally play my army that i'd cried out for since 8th, with my two mammoths, my curs'd ettin and all my marauders and bloodreavers running around in angry norscan style. It was great, and it was brilliant. Competitive? who cares, visually it was the absolute nuts. That mammoth would sell by the bucket load now, especially as prices have aligned themselves a little better and in fact modern GW prices make some FW seem almost reasonable, So in answer to your original thought, I do think that there is a place for them still , but I really really feel that it needs a shared co-operation, otherwise just can the whole lot and go home. I love the FW vision as it suits my sense of grittiness and style rather than the super bling and edge highlighting style that most of the GW stuff it now, but whether by intent or design it's always been the white elephant in the room and of old that was by GW's design rather than FW. Going back to the mammoth back in 8th, thre was no end of people willing to drop the small mortgage on one, but only if they could play it - and they couldn't, so no point. Put a proper thirster in a battletome and see how many get bought the day after. Hell, I might even buy me a third.
  8. grow a beard you gangly baldy mc Topknot., and stop upsetting Bullgors and the Legion with your silly hats.
  9. Ahh Valkia, 10000 years as his favourite consort and shes still being overlooked for prince promotion..
  10. With Sigvald coming back, I'd wishlist for a return of Taurox please GW. A huge mega daembull-prince that can slot into beasts or blades would be very nice indeed. As plot armour his soul could be reforged at the sheer rage within him of thinking that the Pointy ears have whole legions who's symbol is a bulls head on a spike, and he and his kin have taken it personally. - flakey for sure, but so AoS.
  11. Well, according to game if thrones when we finally get the plastic mammoth 🤣 it should be as tall at the shoulder as a mega gargant. Wait till we get the acastus and cerastus mega gargants
  12. Hold on a minute, saying chaos smells is one thing, but besmirching the fairer race is quite another. How can Duardin smell indeed, and especially from the height your nostrils sit at. Its all about fashion with you lot - big skirts, big trousers, big hats and you even use your knitting needles as weapons they're so large. The bottom line is that you pointy ears are chaos tainted the lot of you. You couldn't even take a chaos god on in a fight, you had to get the child of the bunch and wait till he fell asleep after the biggest turkey dinner in history to tie him up and them you used his lunch to recreate yourselves., and your wet elves can't even see where they're going. Now on an aside quite why they haven't got a massive giant war squid with armoured and spiked tentacles is beyond me but hey, you probably couldn't knit it a nice jumper or something. See.. Elves, nothing Without Chaos and Nothing but trouble. Anyway.. talking of fashion, when do we think we're going to see Sigvald appearing in the lore?
  13. As m’colleague @Neverchosen notes above, its the elves that seem to be flicking through the fashion parchments and think... ooh thats a good look and then come to the party with their yea-nah attempt at it. not very original at all and showing a lack of imagination if you ask me. bulls heads - chaos big hammers - chaos harry Half naked bloodthirsty loons - chaos, albeit with more body odour mastery of magicks - nothing without chaos big hats - chaos beasts with humanoid faces - chaos , none of this put a party mask on a cat rubbish. tearing worlds apart - elves wanting to be chaos big troosers - elves getting it wrong and wanting a bit if silly free people vibe. self absorbed narcissism and sulk when it backfires in their faces - elves trying to out do slaanesh with the first part and turning the last part up to 11.. therefore chaos. Morathi, teclis etc exalted - “ but mummy... why can’t i turn into a daemon prince?” *sulky elf pout* ”... because you’re not chaos darling” so in a nutshell... elves is upset and sulky and be like “how come we ain’t chaos?” ** see... elves... nothing but trouble. **how I miss in realm of Chaos Lost and the damned, how you could randomly generate the race for your chaos lord- who could be an elf who’d got over himself.
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