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FreeGuild Start Collecting
« on: January 05, 2017, 06:03:22 AM »
So does anything think GW will release a free guild start collecting box?

I was really hoping they would release one with some Pistoliers in them.


If they did, what do you think they would put in it?
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Re: FreeGuild Start Collecting
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 07:32:52 AM »
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Re: FreeGuild Start Collecting
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:29:47 AM »
Oh, tough to say what they'd put in it.

I'd imagine they'd build off the Legions of Reconquest in the Grand Alliance book that has the Free Guild as a force for retaking lands captured by chaos.

A force of pistoliers in it would very likely as the picture of them in a book focuses on them, a general on griffon and one on horseback, lots of great swords and state troops in the background.

So at a guess: 1 general on griffon, 5 pistoliers, 10 greatswords and 10 Handgunners.

I don't think they'd include state troops because of need for additional weapon options. Not certain we would see demigryphs though, they seem to much of a deal and they are rarely with the Guild in the book.

This is just my guess though. We might get lucky with a re-release like the Beastclaw Raiders after the next generals handbook release since there's already two novels in the works dealing with normal human soldiers taking on Tzeentch minions.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 11:08:56 AM »
Comparing the other Start Collecting boxes, it tends to be 3 other boxes.  There a couple with 4, but that's really because of a clampack hero, rather than a big kit.

With that in mind, I'd say General on Griffon, Pistoliers.  Then next is tricky.  As they have a choice between State Troops, Handgunners and Greatswords.  They could be awesome and revive the 20 man militia box.

All of the start collecting boxes have all the full contents of the boxes they are separately, so state troops would have all the weapon options.

Unfortunately, I don't foresee a Freeguild Start Collecting box any time soon, but then again, there's not really much in the rumour pipeline for AoS anyway.  We know Disciples of Tzeentch are coming this month, but nothing really much beyond that.

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Re: FreeGuild Start Collecting
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 08:36:20 PM »
Hmm, well if its got pistoliers or a hurricanum then I'll probably buy it. As I love the pistolier kit and I don't have a hurricanum.
Anything else and its a maybe. ....especially if they just load it up with crappy state troops.
State troops do have lots of extra bits(not just weapon options like the newer elf and dwarf stuff) so they still arne't too bad. And I never bought many of the state troops - I hunted ebay for the older edition state troops.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 11:45:59 PM »
I would think a Hurricanum is unlikely since it's not part of Freeguilds.  It's Collegiate Arcane now.

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Re: FreeGuild Start Collecting
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 03:52:56 PM »
I think the General on Griffon will be to much for the start collecting box, I think a general on horse will be the hero for the box unless we get some n hero options.
3 Demigryph Knights would make a solid choice seeing we have already Ironjawz with gore-gruntas, Khorne bloodbound with skullcrushers and khorne deamons with skulcrushers while others have also some sort of cavalry.
Add greatswords or guard and a unit of handgunners and you have a solid starting point.
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Re: FreeGuild Start Collecting
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »
They did mention on Warhammer TV last night about some new Start Collecting boxes coming soon for AoS.  No more than that, but I would guess a Tzeentch Daemons set, could be anything for the others