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  1. IDK are the new Dark Elves. Left alone in the dark whining about Teclis being a bad boi. Can't wait till Malekith shows up a teaches those pesky water elves who is the true master crybaby with daddy/mommy issues.
  2. Thank for the extra unofficial infos @RuneBrush. Im eager for more news, hopefully adepticon will show they already have some meat on the project. As for the scale or type of models, one can only guess the consequences. Its impossible to control what everyone wants and how they enjoy their toys. So a compatibility between TOW and AOS models can very well mean a cut on sales if someone decides to drop one in favour of the other. Similarly, it could also increase sales if that person sees value in using models accross multiple systems (it is my case ) and buys even more (ex: instead of just having 1 army for each separately, I might directly buy 3 armies knowing that I can use them regardless and have more value in variety and compatibility). So you never know! Plus, I suspect GW is just happy if you throw them your money, regardless of the game you play. I dont see them complaining about the huge amount of KoW or T9A players that use AoS/WHFB models, so this should be no different IF it is actually the same scale. Moreso, it might suck out players from those systems back into the GW-R&F world instead of looking at other companies. I'd be fine too if they went 6-10-15mm anyway, I might simply buy less stuff if it were the case.
  3. I'm a huge fan of the Malazan series. When AoS was released, the whole concept of mortals ascending into godhood or being able to be consummed or just killed (like during the ET) made me think of how similar it is to the way it works in the Malazan world. Particularly how the Pantheon in AoS are ex-mortal that retain much of their mortal characteristics (personal ambition, agendas, feelings, etc). So not immaterial/untouchable type of gods such as the Chaos Gods (created and maintained by belief and worship), but rather mortals that accumulated so much power that "ascended" (to use Malazan terminology) to a divine status. I like the concept of godhood not being linear and having both that kind of ominiscient/impossibly powerful immaterial/invisible gods and also more grounded/mortal types of gods. I could be cool if they expanded on these concepts, such as an azyrithe scribe discussing about the nature of godhood in the mortal realms or something like that (Γ  la liber chaotica?). Also making the regular gods such as Sigmar or the others vulnerable and subject to being replaced by others (again like in the Malan series). It makes the barrier between mortals and gods unclear (some mortal do possess poeers rivaling with gods after all), and the mortal realms seem to be a setting fitting this concept. As for god models, I have the impression we will only see a Teclis model for the elf release. A dual diorama with Tyrion would be cool, but Teclis always seemed more active often taking the battlefield around the Old World instead of chilling at home. Plus a model with 2 gods, one a beast in combat and the other being the most powerful wizard alive would be kind of OP in game .
  4. To answer your questions: They did the same for Slaves To Darkness back in 2018 (I think?). Along other STD merch such as a mug or tshirt (that was cool!). I wrote GW to see if they could at least make it available through online order to GW stores for us suckers far from WHW, but they said no. Exclusive WHW and limited run only. Thank you GW. If you cant find someone to get you a copy, there is FB group called "40k warhammer and general wargames trip loot sharing" that can maybe help you. I dont use FB but on Dakkadakka there is a guy who also contributes to the group (check the news thread about this topic there). I'd love to get the physical copies, as the books are amaaaazing but I cant be bothered with this exclusivity nonsense and seeking an unknown person just to grab a freaking book. I found digital copies since, and thats enough I guess.
  5. There was an interview with R. Priestley were he mentioned that plans for making massive changes to the old world since the end of 7th ed. And that he wrote about advancing the timeline with Karl Franz getting murdered and the Empire wrecked by a Nurgle invasion. Ironically, it was considered too extreme back then Those ideas were later recycled into Tamurkhan as an alternative series (also cancelled). So it is safe to assume that during 8th (2009-2010 onward) they were already working on big changes, whether it was an initial version of AoS or a 9th edition with heavy modifications. Or possibly the later first, and then getting scraped for the former somewhere along those 5 years.
  6. Yes, the Manfred point of view is interesting and clearly shows in how he refers to some of the characters... For some reason I thought the book would resemble more an old grimoire with crazy necromantic artwork and stuff (leaving out the gibberish!). Closer to a study on the undead, sort of like the creepy artwork found in the 6th ed VC (my favorite undead book): I should also pay more attention to new releases. The Genevieve series are indeed re-released! Still prefer an omnibus for convenience.... About TOW: Hoping we'll get a news schedule or something next time they mention it, with punctual updates every 5-6 months for example. I bet there will be further news at Adepticon since it is supposed to be the biggest and best preview ever (so certainly at least a little bit for every GW game?).
  7. I've recently read Liber Necris and loved it. A bit too short, could have been developed much more. But I liked how it delves into details not found in other sources, like the Vashanesh figure (even if at times, it contradicts previous fluff ). I now started Blood on the Reik, can't think of a better book to get into the Old World mood! Also got The Life of Sigmar on the waiting list. I think these purely background books publications by Black Library are their true gems, more than the novels. Fascinating stuff. Regarding novels, I'd love if they re-published Genevieve The Vampire just because an omnibus is so much more convenient than tracking down 4 out of print books. Maybe at some point in the Warhammer Horror line it could fit.
  8. I've been trying out new ways to paint, trying to give a more grim/blanchitsu(?) look to my minis that otherwise look very bright with the base layer/wash/highlight1+2+3 approach. So for the first time, I did zenithal priming + only washes, building many many layers. Love the result and it speeds up painting. Don't think the picture does justice to all the nuances on the mini, but it looks properly grimdark! Building a whole warband like this, but I might alternate with only glazes + the magical Streaking Grime for even more grimness
  9. I agree about the DIY approach. I think we can find this in other wargames that are more "open" in terms of miniatures and/or rules, either asking gamers to have a little bit of imagination or simply being deliberately vague (perfect example: Warlords of Erehwon). Probably more prevalent in rpgs though, I think tabletop wargaming actually moves in the opposite direction for some reason.... With time, I tend to gravitate more towards such "open" view of the hobby as I know that a game held by a company obsessed with controlling and locking everything behind their way is going to lead to disappointment at some point in the future (AoS is often like this, unfortunately...). It is a perfectly legitimate business model, but since I mainly care about having fun when dealing with little soldiers, I tend to see myself pushed towards a certain niche within a niche. I think if one doesn't condition their enjoyment to what companies or other fellow hobbyists do, it makes your time dedicated to toy soldiers nicer. This can apply to many many other things. I also find such mentality leads to healthier groups, there is less tension and uncertainty (often source of negativity, visceral whining and yada yada yada). For example, I said I'll be building a Tomb Kings army without even knowing if the scale will be 28mm or if they will even be included in TOW. I'm not doing this because TOW will be out in 3+ years but because I simply want to, regardless of the TOW outcome. If I can later use it, fantastic!! Otherwise, it's not like there are least 3 other gaming systems that I like that could accommodate them or just appreciate the process of building a painting cool miniatures. Bottom line is that the problem isn't what others do, but your attitude towards it. Of course it's easier and more comforting to just blame a company for making business decisions you don't like but then you'll have to suck it up and be a sad panda because - newsflash - they don't care about your opinion.
  10. It'd be nice if we could stick to the TGA policy of not posting if it's only to be recurringly negative and not even bothering to engage in a conversation. As for myself, I think I'll make a Tomb King army (like everyone else, right? ). I'll be getting models from the Desert of the Dead KS which will make a perfect base. That's hoping it will be a 28mm game. Wouldn't mind though if they made it 15 or 10mm, it's a scale that I never got into but find appealing. As long as TOW is something completely new and distinct from everything else, I'll be happy. Might be surprising, but I've seen many whfb groups meet the announcement with hostility, thinking it may affect "their game" (for the record, whfb 6th ed is still very strong in this area of the planet). Funny as it's the same reaction certain AoS folks had. Think about it, the impossible happened: TOW, bringing AoS and WHFB fans together against GW.
  11. Random guy in 2015: - GW secrecy is bad, I want to know! - GW blew up the Old World to protect their IP. - You can still play WHFB (without official support), no one forces you to like AoS. Random Guy in 2019: - GW revealing their plans years ahead is bad, why would I want to know? - GW is bringing back the Old World to protect their IP. - You can still play AoS (with official support), no one forces you to like WHFB. GW: Β―\_(ツ)_/Β― (I just want your money)
  12. Quite exciting! I'm interested to see what basis they will use for the rules... a 9th ed? a best-of edition? or even better, a 6th redux ? Since it will be 30k-fantasy I'm expecting to have a setting within a specific "important events" timeframe such the Great War Against Chaos or to have multiple chapters such as I) War of the Beard II) Nagash's Rise III) War of the Three Emperors ,etc.... with a big campaign book for each. Either way, I hope they release special characters similar to the Primarchs/SM heroes in 30k to go along. Having Aenarion or Engra Deathsword minis would be beyond awesome! It's also worth mentioning that FW probably already has some material they could eventually use if aiming for such thing, after the Tamurkhan book and the never released Black Fire Pass: I wouldn't really want it to be a simple regular new edition, as Warhammer Fantasy is doing pretty great in many places without the support of GW, not to mention the many alternatives (T9A, KoW, etc...). So it'd be nice if this thing really brought something new to the table. Also, I don't get the doom&gloom. The Mortal Realms ain't blowing up. This ain't "replacing anything". AoS is probably the most supported GW game ever. I doubt you won't be able to play one, the other or both, as you wish. The situation described here is very very different compared to 4 years ago so there is no need to be so negative.
  13. Seems like unanimous praise for the new models. I think this shows the potential of simply updating awesome old miniatures with the latest technology instead of going full crazy weird concepts that are much more polarizing, for a reason. Also, I bet it was much easier to make as it's basically revamping models, rather than design from the ground. I love the old Warriors and 6th ed Knights (they were menacing as ****, as it should be) but these models really do justice to the glorious Chaos! Must admit these will most likely be the first AoS-era models I buy. Hats off, GW.
  14. I've been thinking that a pinned-thread compiling all "Extra-AoS-Rules" designed by people would be a good idea. Otherwise, the different posts get lost as they are further pushed back. That way it would always be visible on the Narrative subforum. But we need a mode for the pinning (yes?). Thanks for the interest in the skirmish game! Soon going to start the first phase of testing for the game and hopefully set up a website with all free for download further down the road (and printing physical copies ) . It's quite "out there" for a tabletop skirmish game as it doesn't use dices, model stats are built on a very varied but easy to understand sort of RPG-system and it is balanced (hopefully haha) without using points! But I don't know if non-AoS-games content is allowed on this forum?
  15. Lots of great stuff going on here! I struggle to find people that like AoS beyond its generic approach, so my plans of campaigns or other crazy stuff are swiftly thrown out the window. In any case.... A while back, I started adapting the whole Dark Shadows campaign book into AoS rules. The scenarios, Albion weather table and inclusion of the Truthsayer and Dark Emissary were soooo cool. It's now stuck but might one day find the motivation to continue. Currently, I'm painting up a random assortment of heavily converted models for skirmish. Going to test some additional skirmish rules (they may be found on another thread in this subforum) as I see lots of potential for a full-blown ruleset. Might post battle-reps! I'm also designing a skirmish game with unique gameplay and sand-box structure, which in itself is not an AoS game, but could very well be used to play in the Mortal Realms as it is not tied to any setting or miniature line. It's quite exciting
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