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Moldek

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  1. Good catch on the possibility that it’s an aos release. I don’t recall exactly how the sprues were arranged but yeah it could be some added grunts, although the kits are very monopose so it wouldn’t be a very exciting buy. They feel a bit tacked on to StD given their design, really not suited for big units...
  2. Thanks @DeathCat147 , creepy’s my middle name and Blanche is of course a big inspiration!
  3. @Ollie Grimwood yeah, I remember the albion campaign, good times! Gw’s setting have always kind of shifted in tone and style, I think that’s one of the reasons they survived for so long. Who knows maybe in 10 years AoS will look more like Dark Sould than D&D 😂 @Beastmaster I think with mordheim they really captured lightning in a bottle tone wise. I don’t see how they could replicate that today as a bigger structure with more oversight and such. I’m fine with letting Mordheim live in fans communities, but if they re-release it we’ll at least get some cool new models.
  4. Cheers @Eldarain , I’m thinking of developing the ghoulish side into an FEC warband
  5. Great writeup @Eldarain ! I really like the style of writing, very atmospheric yet short and sweet. Seems like a great game too.
  6. The plot thickens 🤔 Maybe it’ll be like the kill team starter boxes that came with terrain? Since they said the starter box wouldn’t be around for ever, and the standalone terrain set doesn’t include everything from the starter...
  7. For now I have approached the problem from a different standpoint: -I spend a lot of time painting, converting, making terrain. I want to be able to share that with people I already know and like, instead of investing the time to find and build a relationship with other players. So I have started converting my friends and family. Warcry has been a godsend for that, and I also find that « newbies » have much less preconceptions about the game compared to people already used to tournaments and such. I would like to eventually try to meet gaming groups near me but for now I get to build a narrative with those close to me, and I think that’s pretty cool. -thanks to the internet I have also started connecting with other people that have the kind of vision of the hobby that I like (aos28 / narrative / hobby focused), and I am startibg to reach out and see if I get along with some of them. Just this weekend I flew to another country to meet a fellow hobbyist, and we played through a short and messy warcry mini-campaign. I had built a warband just for this occasion, and it was very rewarding! In the next couple of years I’d like to try to organize a bigger event and have a 1-2 day thing, with tailor made terrain, warbands and scenarios. I know this is a bit off topic compared to your starting point @EccentricCircle , but for now it feels easier to me to start with a shared connexion and bring in the game, rather than start with the game and try to build the connexion, if that makes sense
  8. Thank you! Some of them are really simple, like the cawdor are just heads and weapon swaps.
  9. Well while I understand how you feel, it’s been like 4 days since the announcement, so maybe take a few weeks to see if things settle down? Also I doubt you were promised anything like that to be honest.
  10. Here’s an undead warband (count-as legions of nagash) that I finished recently! Very fun to do with lots of heavy conversions.
  11. I really hope they don’t hike the prices up! Also I don’t see them doubling the sprues, for the reasons @passtheKhorneplease mentioned. Maybe added chaotic beasts but I don’t think people would be too excited for that. Do we have any names on the leaks or just « warcry warbands »? It would be cool if it’s an extended kit with alternative models... I hope we hear about it soon!
  12. @flemingmma nice work on the chaos minis, really cool! @Vomikron very nice ghost, like the grimy paintjob. I recently did and undead warband for Warcry, trying to make it weird and in the drak age of sigmat spirit :
  13. Hey guys, I recently finished a Legions of Nagash crew for Warcry. This was all done so I could go visit a friend in spain and play a narrative mini-campaign with him. It was a great time! I tried to challenge myself to go more into sculpting and really personalize the miniatures, to the point of them being mosly count as. Photo dump follows, please feel free to comment & critique
  14. @RexHavoc I think we have a similar approach, i.e skirmish narrative gaming at home. I’ve said it before, I think the most important resource in wargaming is PEOPLE. Wether you play with close friends or in a gaming group, or even only in tournaments, your relationship with people is paramount to enjoying the hobby. All the releases in the world mean nothing if you don’t have people you enjoy playing with. Conversely, you’ll get more enjoyment of playing a game you don’t care about with people you like than playing your perfect system with a bunch of squigholes. GW may release all the products they want, what they are selling is game rules and accessories. While they could and should try to help foster communities, this is not how they make their money. Like it or not, this is on the players. You want more competitive event? Hold one at your local store, make it welcoming, encourage positive behavior. Want to play at home but there’s only your little sister? You may have to switch out of your 3 keeper slaanesh list, and accept that her beastmen love glitter and unicorns. Your friends are on the fence? Make it easy for them, paint a couple small forces, have some nice terrain and some snacks. This is hard because it’s paved with frustration and never getting quite what you want, but this is how you make great gaming memories and friends.
  15. @Dead Scribe you’re getting a lot of flak but I empathize with your position, if you’re worried your gaming group might split. That kind of change can be scary. However keep in mind the release is quite a while away, and it won’t be 8th edition. A lot of the early enthusiasm will probably die down in the coming months. I think if you keep playing AoS regularly, and try to be an ambassador for the game - for instance offering initiation games, maybe a slow grow league, you won’t be hurt ad much as you think right now. Maybe you could even poach some of those returning players : « hey i see you’ve got a beastmen/empire/whatever army, you know those work in AoS too? Want to have a game some time? »
  16. Yeah I agree that a 10 or 6mm epic battle game could be awesome; but I’d be really surprised if they did that. for one, the old warhammer fans would go ballistic about having no way to re-use their old armies secondly, I don’t think they’ll go back to making very small infantry, as a huge part of GW’s appeal is the beautiful sculpts. Way harder sell on very small models, and there’s a lot of competition already existing, pretty cheap, at that scale you don’t see that much difference. I’d be willing to bet it’s going to be the same scale as aos, which also allows them to recoup their losses if the game fails, by integrating at least part of the models into aos.
  17. I completely agree with you. Even in the old world I’ve never been really invested in specific character’s stories, or the nuances of politics. It’s always been the background illustrations, the far off regions, the text snippets about a moment in the life of some unknown captain... To me the universe is a backdrop. Sure it has to make some kind of sense, and have compelling settings and peoples, but I’ll always make up my own corner anyways. I’m not too interested in the books, they always felt sub-par compared to a lot of « regular » novels.
  18. I don’t know why they announced it like that, but maybe they want to gauge the community’s reaction before deciding their guidelines from the game. Let’s be honest, there’ll always be some crazy speculations. I find it interesting to hear everyone’s expectations and fears.
  19. Well @Rodiger I think you’re doing the right thing. To me the hobby is becoming much more affordable now that I only buy stuff I intend to paint & play with immediately. I’m not buying anything for a discount, a bundle or because it’s new and shiny. I’m not filling my closet with nebulous future armies that will never see the light of day. Sure I’d probably buy more if it was more affordable, but passed that first impulse of « I want it », I’ve never looked back weeks later and thought « if only I’d bought that battlebox! ». I don’t think what GW is doing is really out of the norm. I don’t think it’s particularly good either! This kind of releases prey on FOMO and « whales » ready to buy anything as soon as it’s released, be it from a scalper. I’m not a big fan of such consumerism; what i value in the hobby is creativity, DIY, friendship and community. I just don’t want to waste too much energy in all this; I have no way to influence GW other than how I spend my money. So I don’t spend it when the price is too high, and I know that my happiness will never be really impacted because I couldn’t afford some toy soldiers. I do hope they keep releasing some affordable stuff though. But to me the prices are a blessing in disguise, as they forced me to ask myself what I value in the hobby. (that’s the end of my TED talk, thank you for coming)
  20. To be honest I’m not sure I share your confidence! It is entirely possible that they haven’t even decided what type of base they’ll be using. To me the « square » stuff could just be a cheeky call out to the Warhammer of old; not necessarily an annoucement of future designs. Guess we’ll have to wait and see! (Or continue writing walls of texts of baseless speculations) 😅
  21. I think GW has intentionally created a setting which is more mythic, with a huge scale, so that it’s always possible for almost anything to take place in it. No more « there couldn’t be lizardmen in sylvania in 2257 », no more « dwarfs didn’t have cannons during this battle »... They designed this universe as a backdrop for people to write their own stories in. I think that’s the smart play, even though it will understanbly frustrate lore enthusiasts and people who want their settings to make complete sense. If you look at irl mythologies, a lot of things don’t make sense. After Icarus, why didn’t this awesome flight technology spread everywhere for instance? I’m curious to see what the AoS rpg will bring, but I’m betting that there will never be a complete objective knowledge of how everything works in the mortal realms. They’re a sandbox for people to write their own stories in, unlike a litterary universe conceived by a single author.
  22. While I agree that it would be a huge mistake to tease about square bases and end up with round ones (if only because they’ve become symbolic of the opposition between fantasy and aos), marketing teams in all kinds of companies have been known to play fast and loose with this kind of teasers. If I remember correctly the video said something like « everything comes around, even squares ». So it might be a way of saying that the setting associated with square bases is coming « around » and being converted to round ones. using square bases in my opinion would be bad because it would hinder cross compatibility between the 2 ranges. I’d much rather they’d put the Old World minis on smaller round bases and have square movement trays. Especially given how insanely expensive GW sells their bases. I can’t believe I wrote 3 paragraphs about bases but here we are lol.
  23. Can we please not get into a fantasy vs aos match, especially based on the idea that one is good and the other bad? Especially while getting upset at the completely imaginary harm that one would do to the other?
  24. @Dead Scribe I think it’s true that not everyone wants to paint a bunch of troops. That said AoS armies are still quite a lot of work, and I doubt that’s the main factor here. Visually AoS draws more from modern high fantasy aesthetics such as Mtg, DnD etc and that plus the simple core rules has played a big part. But I think your gaming group should hold their horses; we have no indication that the rules of Warhammer Old World will be similar to Fantasy... The savvy thing to do would probably be to build an army around demons, skaven, empire or some other faction that could easily work in the two settings; that way even if half your friends switch systems you still might get some games in Edit : (not directed at anyone specific) I think people should also remind themselves that there’s no 2 sides called « AoS fans » and « WFB fans ». I’m pretty confident that the intersection of those groups is the majority of the players.
  25. The story so far: In the beginning Warhammer was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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