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  1. Probably need to add a disclaimer of "theoretically" to this. The likelihood of getting all 40 skeletons in range is quite low (you're going to normally get 25 to 30 depending upon the enemy unit) and the above example will cost 2 CP's and a spell (not to mention including the less than impressive Wight King), so isn't something you can sustain every turn. It's also worth bearing in mind that skeletons don't have good quality attacks, 50% are going to miss and a further 50% aren't going to wound. Against a unit with a good armour save (e.g. Stormcast), your actual damage output will be pretty low for the number of dice you're rolling - don't get me wrong they can be brutal (against chaff especially), but you'll likely find the results can be a bit hit and miss.
  2. Makes perfect sense! One possibility could be to provide a few custom "templates" which a user can select, so you've the regular one which works really well on a tablet device and then a condensed & super-condensed, sort of similar to what I added on the warscroll designer where you could select different formats.
  3. I played relocation orb at Blackout the other weekend and although I agree in principal, would have to say in it's current guise that battleplan actually highlights the worse part about the priority roll. My opponent had less drops than me (by 1) and won priority on turns 2 and 3 - so they parked their two exceptionally tough monster heros (I'm talking Morathi & a monster with ethereal amulet) on the objectives turn one and harvested 6 VP's on turn two and three (putting them at 14VP at the end of battle round 3). In short two dice rolls actually determined the outcome of the game. As my opponent and I said at the time, dropping the second turn victory points to 2VP rather than 3 would actually make that battleplan a lot better. Like I say, I agree in principal. I think a lot of the things that people don't enjoy could be resolved (at least in part) by battleplans making it more advantageous to not have a double turn (not necessarily going second).
  4. Loads of good suggestions here already! Would 100% agree with you on the reliability of Corax White spray too - if the conditions aren't perfect then you'll end up with a horribly powdery finish (have ruined far too many models doing this myself). The two new off-white sprays (Grey Seer & Wraithbone) are however superb! One thing to watch out for is that Grey Seer (the cold grey spray) can suck out a bit of vibrancy from the colour. I'm guessing you don't have access to an airbrush? If you do, then I'd thoroughly recommend P3 Morrow White applied as a zenithal undercoat.
  5. Blood for the blood god isn't actually very transparent, so you're going to lose the illusion of depth you're trying to achieve if you apply multiple layers of it. The way I would have likely done it would have been to have painted blood for the blood god at the bottom of the pool, layered up with the still water (not mixed with anything) and then added a very thinned glaze of blood for the blood god to the top, that way your depth illusion is created using the clear resin.
  6. Army lists should be up in the next couple of weeks from the sound of it
  7. I'm fairly sure that GW didn't do this to be personally attack you! I would be very surprised if any finecast miniatures exist in a few years time, so very sound advice to pick them up sooner rather than later. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a box of plastic manslayers though!
  8. +++ MOD HAT+++ Locking this. Not entirely sure what the question was if I'm brutally honest, but don't think there's anything left to add.
  9. Probably worth just adding here that the main design studio won't have been the ones who made the decision on what to put up as Last Chance to Buy. That'll have been a separate part of the company that won't have been privy to what releases/content is upcoming. All upcoming releases are very heavily guarded secrets within the company.
  10. Most GW stores will exchange like for like - so one £50 Start Collecting box for another £50 Start Collecting box, regardless of where you got the product from (I imagine they've a clever way of adjusting their stock). I've done this a number of times if I've picked up a pot of paint that's gone off. The product must be "mint" however - including the shrink wrapping. Some stores who know their regulars will sometimes facilitate a "swap" system too. They'll also accept purchases of a product that has "just" become superseded - so if you bought the Ironjawz battletome this weekend and next weekend the new one went on sale, providing the one you had in your hand was either shrink wrapped or you had an invoice with a date on, they'll accept that.
  11. Have you checked on Warhammer Community and/or their YouTube channel. I vaguely recall similar but didn't think it was in White Dwarf
  12. +++ MOD HAT +++ That's enough folks, we've another thread specifically for discussing the discontinued lines which the Mods are deliberately being more tolerant about people expressing their concerns than we would normally. I'm reading too many salty, negative comments in this thread - please stop or we'll start issuing warning points. Back to rumours and related discussion.
  13. Was talking to a few people about this over the weekend and one comment made by all of them was that the tool is great, but the print out is really awkward to use during a game due to how many pages the reminders end up coming out on - realistically 2 pages is the most people can cope with without the pages getting out of order. Frustratingly I've zero spare time at the moment so no way I'd have a chance to create a media print stylesheet, but did think it made sense to feed the comment back 🙂
  14. Hi @xWEEZYx and welcome to TGA! As Overread quite rightly points out, we do have a trading post area that you can use once you've made 5 posts on the forum. My suggestion would be to get involved in a few posts and then we can move this into the right thread 🙂 We have an "introduce yourself" area too, so you may be able to find some people local to you as well!
  15. Thanks! I'm sure there's a lot of other builds possible - certainly somebody running Legion of Grief came in the top half of the rankings, but will have to wait to see what army they ran for a day or two. I do think drops is our biggest Achilles heal at the moment though.
  16. So Blackout is now over and (spoiler alert), I didn't actually get any wins at all - however I would say that I had more fun playing Legion of Grief than either my Khorne or Grand Host armies. I'll quickly go over my 5 games and then give a summary opinion on what I struggled with and weak points and then things that I learned from my games. I will also add in that I managed to leave my one and only Banshee at home - this wasn't ideal and I think she could have made a massive difference to my games. I also apologise that this is such a long post! Game One vs Gloomspite - Starstrike, Shyish, Aetherquake Aftershock First taste of the new Legion and I was far too tentative, the Harridans performed wonderfully against a number of low bravery units, but the sheer amount of command points being generated by my opponent meant that there was Inspiring presence abound! Game Two vs Nurgle - Battle for the Pass, Realm of Metal, Rust Plague The effectiveness of the army dropped massively against bravery 10 opponents. I actually only lost this game due to me not paying attention to my back edge and a summoned unit of 20 plaguebearers - quite litterally moving my Mortis Engine back 3" would have given me a draw if not the game. Dice rolling on this game was painfully bad for both of us. Game Three vs Legion of Blood - Relocation Orb, Hysh, Dazzing Glow My first "awful matchup", bravery 10 opponent with 4 Behemoths (two zombie dragons, Neferata and a Palaquin). My main units were quickly bogged down so I couldn't get into combat with Neferata, and Harridans really suffer with a -1 or -2 to hit and not having something like a Spirit Torment to allow re-roll hits of 1. Quite simply not enough tools to deal with four big monsters. Game Four vs Mixed Order - Duality of Death, Ulgu, Shrouded Lands Weirdly my last two games were much tougher than my first three (bearing in mind I was now lurking on the bottom tables). My opponent had Morathi and a dragon model with Ethereal amulet, couple of ignore damage rolls and a strike last ability. He also had less drops, so was able to take both objectives on turn one and just sit on them. Both me and my opponent feel that the victory point scoring on this battleplan is awful and puts far too much sway into both the priority roll due to the 1vp vs 3vp scoring. Game Five vs Skaventide - Focal Points, Ghyran, Hidden Festering Corruption My most difficult game, but without a doubt the nicest opponent I've played. We were on the last but one table and he was kind enough to let me use one Harridan as a Banshee so I was actually able to get a feel of how the army "could" play. Losing my Harrow on turn 2 was enough to seal the game, preventing me from bringing back my units to deal with the big unit of plaguemonks (which is how I dealt with a similar unit in Game Two). Summary So, five losses, but four Hidden Agendas achieved, so I've actually come away quite happy. The list I was running was very much a list written to be more friendly - one I'm happy playing round the club with friends. I would have loved a win on day two, but the battleplans worked much better for my opponents than me. I also have to hold my hands up and admit that I'm very out of practice, I've not played any 2k games this year and as such, not completely up to date with the new battleplans - which really showed. I think having your objectives almost as second nature means you can then focus on the army achieving them, rather than having to try and juggle both in your head. My ability to roll a 4+ armour save was awful - struggling to make a third of my armour saves across the whole event. I'm putting this down (quite realistically I feel) to New Army Syndrome. Forgetting my Banshee - one of the key pieces of the army, was a massive blow and I do think could have shifted things in my favour certainly on game one and four. I'll go over the weaknesses of my list/the Legion in general. First and foremost is the number of drops for a Legion of Grief army is huge - even with my forgotten model I was running at 11 drops - on every game my opponent placed first, regardless of who won the roll-off. Until we get a roll-off for the first turn or battalions, we're always going to start off on the back foot because of this and the way some battleplans work results in it being an uphill struggle such as I had in my game 4. My list was really low on wizards and unbinds (3 in total). In short it wasn't enough and I was often casting different spells to the ones in our lists. Better knowledge of the realm spells would help (but many of them are situational). Myrmourne Banshees would help, but such a small unit will get removed pretty quickly due to their short 18" unbind. The Horrorgast didn't see any board time and was pretty much a waste of points. Around 50% of the units I faced were bravery 10, so required a -5 on them to get them to suffer the -1 to hit from the Harridans (which increases the survivability a lot). With limited casting, most of my spells were spent doing different things to debuffing bravery. A second Necromancer would help - but that's a very big investment of points. I have no idea why the Mortis Engine isn't a wizard! It's also not a hero?! I also have no idea why Harridan's aren't battleline for us?! For a narrative allegiance, this genuinely confuses me 😵 We don't have a proper beat stick available to us. All of our unnamed heroes are really quite soft and physically small (I'm excluding Nagash). This makes us really vulnerable to shooting and magic, and once we've lost our heroes the army pretty much begins to melt. I didn't get very much mileage with Reikenor at all - however he did absorb a lot of my opponent's attention. He should also really be a 2 spell caster! Command abilities were in short supply - however that was in part for me not having the generic ones written down on a crib sheet (as there are now 6). I also need to go through and make tokens for them - possibly on a flying stand type base with an arrow pointing to the unit in question. Now onto the positives Against an army with bravery 6 or below, the army performs really well - don't get me wrong it still takes a beating in return, but hitting your opponent with that -1 to hit, increases the survivability of your army a lot. The Mortis Engine is great fun. The reliquary ability is a pretty good way to throw out a cheeky D3 wounds within a fairly large range (my best 4d6 was 17") The army felt thematic - this endless tide of grief flowing across the battleground was brilliant. And finally things I've learned You need to be aggressive and not afraid to lose a unit in order to recycle it. This way you can whittle those big opposing units down. Although you'll feel like you're giving your opponent kill points, it's essential to the way the army works. Protect your general at all costs. Use the Harrow's blink to send it across the battlefield out of harms way. Keep an eye on scenery too - if there's a line of sight blocking piece (or Overgrown using the new rules), put a gravesite near it and don't be afraid to simply park your general there to bring back dead units - most ranged attacks require line of sight. Unlike a Legion of Nagash army, where you want to be putting units in the grave due to poor movement, the same doesn't apply when most of your units have an 8" move! When combined with an army with "ok" movement and less drops than you, a lot of the time you'll be going second so will struggle to bring those units up where and when you want. This applies even more if you're going up against an army with more physical models than you. Instead, put everything on the table and deploy the gravesites for resurrection (both D3 and units) - that said it never hurts to have a "safe" gravesite somewhere that you can bring dead units back from. Hero deployment is critical. Even though I barely succeeded with most of my Deathless Minion rolls, there were a lot more situations when a unit was outside the 6" distance so didn't even get one (forgetting the banshee didn't help). Can be difficult as most heroes are slower than your combat units too. Don't sit the Mortis Engine at the back doing nothing, once the army has got under-way the +1 casting bubble will be difficult to maintain, so throw it towards the enemy and open that reliquary! Changes As ever there are changes that I'd potentially consider. In keeping with this being a friendly list I'd likely drop the endless spell for a second Banshee or possibly a second Harrow. If I were looking for something more competitive, I'd likely swap out the Bladegheist and Harridans for two units of thirty Grimghast and 8 Myrmourn Banshees and a second Banshee. Although expensive (and I feel overpriced), the reapers just cause so much more damage with their 2" range and re-rolls.
  17. Well, wish me luck! My Blackout Legion of Grief is complete, packed and waiting for me to take it to Cardiff! I've tried to focus on a more narrative feel to the army rather than going for all the super brutal bits (as such only one Banshee, but lots of grief stricken Harridans), but hopefully with enough poke to it that I'll avoid coming bottom! I'll try and remember a pad and to take notes and do an update next week 😊
  18. +++ MOD HAT +++ Little concerned by the number of people banding round "noobs" in a derogatory manner - not the way we expect TGA members to be talking about other members of the community. Even seasoned veterans can have bad days and lose games that on paper they shouldn't, it could be they need more practice, had a streak of bad luck or were just outsmarted - the reaction shouldn't be to start calling them a noob because they lost. There's a very find line between banter and being rude. TL:DR Anybody calling other members noobs in such a manner will get warning points
  19. +++ MOD HAT +++ Second time saying this. Please can you move discussions regarding discontinued models over to the thread we have for this. Although it is related to rumours & speculations, let's keep the discussion in one place.
  20. Should be achieved by tonight - but my pledge is to finish off the remains of my Legion of Grief army. Probably need to tidy the hobby area after that and start work on doing a Necromunda gang.
  21. +++ MOD HAT +++ No grey area on recasts at all on TGA - quite simply piracy in any form is a massive black area, regardless on if a product is out of publication or not.
  22. Happy to say that progress this weekend was a lot better than expected. I managed to not only drybrush the bases Friday evening, but also airbrush the edges and wash all of the metallics - something I hadn't even planned on doing this side of Blackout (and was still in bed by midnight). This meant that the rest of the weekend had a bit less pressure and I'm currently on target for getting everything ready to pack away this evening 😯 My list of items to do is the cloth on ten skeletons (going to do it to match the Necromancer robes). Glue all shields in place and paint the front (23 in total - but 18 of them just need a wash as I've picked the metal shields rather than ones with wood). Paint the flames (I still do not know what colour). Glue the Mortis Engine top section onto the bottom. Oh and drill some holes into a sheet of metal to allow me to cable tie it into my magna rack. It's going to be fairly tight, but if I can get it all done, should mean I have a few evenings chill before the weekend. I do need to sort out some paperwork, which is going to be a pain as the hard drive with all my files on appears to have died...
  23. +++ MOD HAT +++ Please can we keep discussion on the last chance to buy announcement over to discontinued model thread here:
  24. Thanks! Hopefully not too long to wait for a big family pic 😉 I'll try and do a bit of a game review of how I get on at the event, I have absolutely no idea how I'll fare as I've zero chance of a practice game - embarrassingly, I've actually only played 2 games this year 😬 That said, I'm hoping to play at Warhammer Achievements in November (once the tickets go live) so going to treat Blackout as a practice run!
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