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  1. The man is not lying. I literally pile killy stuff into stuff that needs to be killed, faster killy stuff into stuff that needs to be bashed a bit more urgently, and then the less killy and more bashy stuff sits on objectives but still bashes and and very much kills stuff. Simple, see?
  2. I played a game where I did this to my opponent and it was just ridiculous. Everything except the hero died. I was like wow, that is broken as hell.
  3. What armies are they? When I've been confronted with similar issues I pick one army, develop a really simple but effective paint scheme and then batch paint then to death. I work out an army of 500pts, then paint it. Increase it to 1,000pts, and paint that. Rinse and repeat until 2000pts, as I can still get some games in with it. Lemme know what army you'd like to start on, and if I have a model spare from the same faction I'll try and come up with something awesome that won't take 20 years.
  4. I certainly wouldn't. I can't think of anyone I know who would, either.
  5. Daughters of Khaine, Idoneth, Seraphon and Slaves to Darkness. For 40k: Necrons, Imperial Fists, Admech, Eldar and Space Marines. DoK looks like a Throne thingy, 2 units of winged chicks, 1 unit of snake chicks, 1 unit of Witch Aelves and a Hag(?). StD is a Godsworn Warband, Lord on Manticore, Warshrine, 16-20 Warriors, 5-10 Knights and a chariot. Might be something else, hard to tell.
  6. Celestar Ballistas are your way forward. Throw in a Lord Ordinator to babysit them and it's basically point them at something in your shooting phase and delete it. If they do end up in combat, the Lord Ordinator can just about hold his own giving them a bit more defense. I have three and it is disgusting how potent they can be.
  7. 1. People who I can smell across the table. This is sadly a common occurrence in the wargaming world. 2. People who agree to a narrative game with fluffy armies, then turn up with a list specifically designed to murder yours on turn 1 after you chatted about what you'd bring. 3. People playing with the same grey plastic army week after week, without any attempt whatsoever to paint it. 4. People who proxy almost every model in the army. I once played a game against round wooden counters with the type of model written on it, and a squeeky toy proxying one of the giant beastmen things. I nearly flipped the table over. The list goes on, but those are my top four!
  8. They're a good army, only trouble is they rely very heavily on synergy between all the different character models and units. Without them they can be a bit flimsy. In contrast, an army like Stormcast Eternals or Ironjawz have units that are pretty effective by themselves without help from other models. You'd be best off picking up Soul Wars or the smaller boxed set, and going from there. Chainrasps, Grimghast Reapers and the Glaivewraith Stalkers and Lord Executioner at first, and then introduce some of the other heroes to get used to how they interact with other units to make them better. It's not too complicated, but if you use them all at once you can lose track of who does what.
  9. Oh right. Well, we all have our likes and dislikes! I never found AoS to be granular enough to make it a list building kind of game. Stuff on paper should in theory trump the world, and yet the dice can let you down and all of a sudden your Nagash list has lost to a mixed Greenskin Destruction list.
  10. That seems very odd, as in every other thread you've been vehemently against anything that skews the playing field in favour of one side or the other. A chronic imbalance between armies before the game even begins is one of those, surely?
  11. That is a pretty vague set of criteria. My advice is to go and pick something you really want to paint, come back and stick up a picture of it. Then we can build an army around it.
  12. Thanks very much for the response! Also a very common theme for picking Sylvaneth, I've noticed - I'd not even thought about painting them with the variation of seasons. I bet some of those come out great. Do you think that as AoS is quite a commitment to jump into (needing 1k to 2k points for example) that GW would do well to look at the success of Kill Team and perhaps push a similar game for AoS? Obviously we have Shadespire, but that is a different game entirely. Would a fully supported game requiring a box of models with similar rules to AoS be a good idea for getting more women interested? We have Skirmish already, but I'd argue that's not particularly supported.
  13. Thanks taking the time to sign up and respond! I have to say I am greatly heartened that your experience so far has been a positive one. Gamers who are less than agreeable are thankfully few and far between, which is cool. Out of interest, what sort of thing drew you in? Do you think - beyond making it clear via product lines and advertising including women - that there is something GW could do to bring more women in? @Enoby may have some interesting responses too. I only ask this question in particular because if we take Warcraft and other MMOs as an example (as someone alluded to above), an overwhelming majority of women choose to play Elves or Humans, or generally feminine characters. Is there any substance behind the idea that if GW were to introduce an army that contained strong male and female lead characters that are alive (i.e. not dead, rotting, blind or armed with tentacles), practically dressed and not oversexualised that it could serve as a good 'gateway' army to trying out other stuff? My wife feels it would - she'd only play WoW because of Blood Elves and Humans ? Obviously she is one voice amongst many, though.
  14. You may well find there is a marked difference between banter around women who attend the club (when that hopefully starts to happen more) and banter around your partner. I think it doesn't take much at all for people to admit that they are slightly different around their partners (male and female) than around their friends. My wife is different around her friends without me, and vice versa. Of course there may be some topics that you may avoid in the interest of keeping everyone involved, but I highly doubt I'm going to find myself talking about how attractive I find Jennifer Lawrence whilst playing Age of Sigmar. I would place a substantial bet that if you ended up playing games against @Enoby or another player, you'd have just as much of a laugh as if you played 'one of the lads' for a lack of a better term. There's just not a huge amount of exposure to it right now as it's been the hobby of blokes for such a long time. But hopefully we can chisel out some bullet-point ideas to change that as the discussion progresses and more ladies join the fray to throw in their two cents.
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