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  1. I think there might be a new edition coming. Last year they released 40k around then, so they need a big release to keep their sales up I guess. I can't point you to any credible sources, just what I've heard.
  2. This is an open public forum thread for people to share their feedback and ideas about AoS in New Zealand. The current topic is the 2018 Masters, and what format/type of event people want it to be. I'll throw my hat in first and say I probably won't be attending but I think it should probably be top 12 in the rankings, invite only, based in the city which had the greatest attendance for events that year, and that the tournament calendar should run from June til June, because AoS 2 will be out late June, and the GHB always drops around then so it will work for future years.
  3. yeah TBH my main way of looking at it was who had the latest books and who has the latest rules support in the form of battle traits, artifacts, custom spells, prayers etc, and then looking at what armies are regularly seen in the top ten at events over the last year or so in the UK, putting those in the top tier, then putting the less seen armies in the middle, then the ones we never see at all in the bottom. It was less about list design or battalions and more of a broad categorization and small benefit/advantage. It was never meant to be an exact handicap balancing / hard comp thing,
  4. yeah there is the option to add battalions later on, but for now I'm blocking out a rough list. This is assuming a standard 2000pt game, for matched play scenarios from GHB 17. ie for a standard 5/6 game tournament. yeah I get what you're saying, you can, but usually its an outstanding player who gets a win at an event with a lower tier army, whereas a less outstanding player can get a win with a higher tier army without trying as much. If you look at results of events all across the world and make an average, then that starts to show, as the anomalies even out, and the consistent scorers
  5. I want to make a tier system up, mostly to encourage people to take less obvious choices at events and not feel like they are fighting an uphill struggle. It works quite well in Bloodbowl tournaments so I'm basically copying what they do and trying to port it over to AoS. The basic idea is Tier 1 armies get no compensation, Tier 2 get a slight compensation in the form of some extra points, say 200, and then Tier 3 gets say 400pts. I haven't quite worked out if they should be spelled out what you can spend it on ie battleline only, or perhaps anything & give an additional character slo
  6. Yeah you're probably right, looking at Virulent Procession the d3 mortal wounds only goes off on a 4+ , but it's to every unit around it, which is quite nice. If you did that + the Demon spell which subtracts -1 from saves, to hits and to wounds you could really wear down something quite well. Putting Gift of Contagion on the Corruptor to let him heal back wounds on a 4+ is good too. Can def see a more survivable Corruptor based list in there, but to be honest I think the best lists probably lie in Generic Nurgle with Pestilens allied in. The biggest problem for me with Pestilens before
  7. thanks mate, yeah I'm not talking about the Great Plagues as they technically aren't prayers, I'm talking about the 2 -3 Prayers you choose from to cast from the Priest's or Furnace's to trigger them. It wouldn't make sense if you could only roll two or three prayers per turn as you'd never get a GP off. It was just someone said Prayers had been FAQ'd, but they haven't to my knowledge.
  8. ah ok cool thanks, got it Yeah the prayer thing was weird, because they just released a whole Battle Trait of prayers in GHB'17 for Pestilens that rely on spamming them. I've not seen it written anywhere that you can't.
  9. But on all the other warscrolls in AoS for all the other units who can appear, it specifically states, this counts as their move for this turn. On these abilities it doesn't. So I'd assume they can based off that. Bringing them on at the end of the phase just means you have to do all your other moves first. That's how I perceive it anyway.
  10. One thing I've noticed in quite a few places, it says ' at the end of the movement phase , you can set this unit up ....blah blah... " but it doesnt actually say, this counts as it's move for the turn. So I'm then assuming it gets a move and charge. Its on the Gutrot Spume ability and also the Affliction Cyst Battalion. Pretty cool if so, especially with a run + charge tree nearby and the +2 movement nurgle trait.
  11. A couple of people said this had been FAQ'd at the weekend, but I couldn't find it anywhere, they were saying you roll once for all the models in the unit, and use that as a multiplier. ie Skyfire's Discs attacks do d3 attacks each, so roll once for the whole unit. Can anyone show me where it's written? Also someone was saying Prayers have been FAQ'd so they can't stack, but It's the first I've heard of it? And again can't see it in the FAQ? thanks in advance =)
  12. Yeah so the idea I had was to use the Verminlord, and possibly use the big formation Virulent Procession as a 1 drop army, and make the scenery do d3 mortal wounds, and then put it on the nurgle tree's, so they are doing d3+1 mortal wounds a turn to anything that comes near them, obviously put them over objectives etc, and then summon a lot of stuff in too late game. I think it could work quite well as you can keep healing wounds back on the Verminlord and make him more or less unkillable and take some large blocks of PM's with the 6+ ward save, and it's a one drop army.
  13. I did pretty rubbish in the end at the GT heat one at the weekend, two major wins and three losses. I also forgot my general / plague furnace but one of the guys up there lent me one. I had two games against Tzeentch I almost threw away because I didn't know what the army did well enough, and also just played really badly. I've not played much over the last year so was a bit out of practice and out of the loop on what the latest armies do and stuff. And my list was really broken too which didn't help. I took 12 plague toads as I wanted a big unit that could hold stuff up, but in the end
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