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Title: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 05, 2015, 11:00:45 PM
I painted my Storm Team Eturdals

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y335/richardapplin/he-man-toys_zpsj0roiwgb.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/richardapplin/media/he-man-toys_zpsj0roiwgb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 05, 2015, 11:01:12 PM
Next my Chaos Team

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y335/richardapplin/staction_wave3_group4_zps4yzxf278.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/richardapplin/media/staction_wave3_group4_zps4yzxf278.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 05, 2015, 11:03:10 PM
My Dad's frend mentioned he and many people in their 70's have just dusted off their 80's Heman Toys, in mint condition, and given them to their Grandchildren ,

the tide of 4 year olds joining the Age of Wankmar games is growing,

you get one Dice , with 2 sides, which you roll and it either lands on Killed or Alive,

the games take 30 seconds, but the mess is insane
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 05, 2015, 11:06:22 PM
David from STockport commented ,

'' I went and bought the new AOS boxset from my local GW store.. I was surprised to see they had copied the entire 1982 Heman toy range , down to the exact poses. Even Ram Man can be seen in the Khorne models. So I thought, hey why not just use my Heman toys collection. So I dusted them off and got out castle greyskull, and invited round the local nursery school, 130 children , supervised by 50 staff. We had 2000 heman models and played for 20 seconds , it was great''
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 05, 2015, 11:08:25 PM
John from Staines commented ..

'' Yeah I got the new AOS boxset, opened it up and realised it was what I always dreamt off, Thundercats vs Heman, even the round bases made it authentic. I told my wife I was going away for 5 weeks, and hid in the garage in secret , playing with my Heman Toys whilst drinking milk shake''

Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Finlay on July 05, 2015, 11:08:53 PM
you know you can just play 8th, right?
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 05, 2015, 11:10:51 PM
My Realm of Battle !

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y335/richardapplin/grayskull_zps7qc7rk4p.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/richardapplin/media/grayskull_zps7qc7rk4p.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 05, 2015, 11:16:51 PM
you know you can just play 8th, right?

Just let him work it out of his system . . .
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Baron von Klatz on July 05, 2015, 11:17:39 PM
you know you can just play 8th, right?

Just let him vent. :closed-eyes:

(But yeah, 8th and we don't have to buy anything since the rules are free and our models are still valid).
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Larkyn on July 05, 2015, 11:18:59 PM
I think someone's mad...
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 05, 2015, 11:21:10 PM
(But yeah, 8th and we don't have to buy anything since the rules are free and our models are still valid).

And the models in the starter box are actually REALLY NICE.

I just can't emphasize this enough. Until you have seen them and held them, hold off judgment. The rank-and-file Stormcast Eternals aren't the best of them - but the winged dudes and the guy on the Dracon are sweet. And the Chaos stuff is just awesome.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Baron von Klatz on July 05, 2015, 11:24:13 PM
(But yeah, 8th and we don't have to buy anything since the rules are free and our models are still valid).

And the models in the starter box are actually REALLY NICE.

I just can't emphasize this enough. Until you have seen them and held them, hold off judgment. The rank-and-file Stormcast Eternals aren't the best of them - but the winged dudes and the guy on the Dracon are sweet. And the Chaos stuff is just awesome.

Shhh! I don't think that's helping the situation.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: knightofthelance on July 05, 2015, 11:25:03 PM
Don't forget that the girls can play too..

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2v1bgF3ix-U/TC-gXbMeaWI/AAAAAAAAAVI/M0vQmAzO4JY/s1600/shera03.jpg)
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 05, 2015, 11:25:55 PM
If they did her in 28mm (or in 5'10" and I was Pygmalion) I'd totally have an army of her. Chick's badass.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: wilsonthenarc on July 06, 2015, 02:14:07 AM
WarmaHordak
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Warlord on July 06, 2015, 02:24:09 AM
My Realm of Battle !

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y335/richardapplin/grayskull_zps7qc7rk4p.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/richardapplin/media/grayskull_zps7qc7rk4p.jpg.html)

I have one of those in the garage!
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: patsy02 on July 06, 2015, 02:38:52 AM
:icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Syn Ace on July 06, 2015, 07:36:07 AM
Chumley has about a billion models for 8th and plays massive battles -- i don't think anything you say about AoS is going to sway him.

God, I'd hate to see him trying to play one of his massive battles in this skirmish game -- the horror. It'd take hours to move his units.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Sig on July 06, 2015, 11:32:01 AM
Bases don't matter right? Just put them on a movement tray.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: knightofthelance on July 06, 2015, 12:41:15 PM
Bases don't matter right? Just put them on a movement tray.

Or just let him play the game he wants to play.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Sig on July 06, 2015, 12:47:51 PM
Who said he can't?
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 06, 2015, 12:59:55 PM
My mate just e mailed me , he said the models are bigger than 40K Terminators..

I don't get any of it

If it sells and makes GW a fortune then I understand,

but I am confused, who would want to play this rubbish
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 06, 2015, 01:42:55 PM
but I am confused, who would want to play this rubbish

As you mock it here? No-one. But, then again, one could say the same about anything if it is mocked.

The game as it actually exists? With the models released? Quite a lot of people, it seems.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: knightofthelance on July 06, 2015, 01:54:24 PM
My mate just e mailed me , he said the models are bigger than 40K Terminators..

I don't get any of it

If it sells and makes GW a fortune then I understand,

but I am confused, who would want to play this rubbish

In the short term, lots of people because it's GW. Free rules helped too, (of course I remember better rules as throwaway games in WD). In the long term, probably not as many as GW hopes. But there will still be tons who do, because it's GW. You wouldn't believe how hard people are already working on some sort of system to make it a balanced game. I don't understand why they want to do that, when they could just pick a game that already works the way they want. Only GW would get that kind of a pass.

If people want to play it as is (or close) that's fine. I don't see the appeal (beyond games with the kids) and I suspect it will wear off fast.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Osterkicker on July 06, 2015, 02:10:21 PM
Nerds.

(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/Crimson_Kicker81/April2010025.jpg)

(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/Crimson_Kicker81/April2010024.jpg)

(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/Crimson_Kicker81/April2010021.jpg)
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Gunman006 on July 06, 2015, 04:25:41 PM
I came..

Transformers and He-Man, ah good times.

From what I have read and watched of AoS it looks like a good skirmish game, but its either love or hate. Some love the streamlined gameplay and silliness, while others hate it. I have to say that watching battreps of AoS was extremely boring as the maneuvering didn't count for much and pile in combat was a snooze. And the models, even though they are excellent quality the sigmarines looks copy pasted from warmachines cygnar faction just with much more golden surfaces and a more automaton look. But that's just my own perception.

(http://privateerpress.com/files/products/31059_SwordKnightOfficerandStandard_WEB.jpg)
(http://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/600x620/60010299006_WHAgeofSigmarBoxENG02.jpg)
(http://privateerpress.com/files/products/31106_SwordKnights10man_WEB_0.jpg)

My mate just e mailed me , he said the models are bigger than 40K Terminators..

I don't get any of it

If it sells and makes GW a fortune then I understand,

but I am confused, who would want to play this rubbish

In the short term, lots of people because it's GW. Free rules helped too, (of course I remember better rules as throwaway games in WD). In the long term, probably not as many as GW hopes. But there will still be tons who do, because it's GW. You wouldn't believe how hard people are already working on some sort of system to make it a balanced game. I don't understand why they want to do that, when they could just pick a game that already works the way they want. Only GW would get that kind of a pass.

If people want to play it as is (or close) that's fine. I don't see the appeal (beyond games with the kids) and I suspect it will wear off fast.

That's what I have read too, people love this system when playing with their kids and if it gets more people interested in Warhammer then at the end of the day it is a good thing. And I really hope someone will make a good 8.5th or 9th edition that will become more or less universally accepted as the main ruleset by the community at large, of course not all. I use lonewolf armybuilder, really hoping they or someone can use their program to create a new ruleset based on 8th but with some of the flaws fixed and the armies updated to be more balanced. At this point I would trust Warseer community more to create a good ruleset than GW...
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: knightofthelance on July 06, 2015, 04:44:18 PM
Over the weekend my brother was in town with his kids so we got some game in with all the kids (well, not the ones who are still way to young. AoS is simple, but not simple enough for a 5 year old). It was a lot to fun, an I promised my daughter a game on wednesday.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: shavixmir on July 06, 2015, 05:02:52 PM
Don't forget that the girls can play too..

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2v1bgF3ix-U/TC-gXbMeaWI/AAAAAAAAAVI/M0vQmAzO4JY/s1600/shera03.jpg)
I'm in love!
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 06, 2015, 06:17:07 PM
I have a plan !

I might conduct a DIY lobotomy , then  can play AOS !  :eusa_wall:
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: iatroblast on July 06, 2015, 06:23:32 PM
mr chumley your armies look great! i have donatello and michaelangelo, so i'm starting beastmen!
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 06, 2015, 06:45:09 PM
Nerds.

(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/Crimson_Kicker81/April2010025.jpg)

(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/Crimson_Kicker81/April2010024.jpg)

(http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af35/Crimson_Kicker81/April2010021.jpg)

Excellent! You found the new version of 40K! :)
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Syphon on July 06, 2015, 07:27:09 PM
mr chumley your armies look great! i have donatello and michaelangelo, so i'm starting beastmen!

I have a pug, so I will be starting a Khorne army! ... what?
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: wilsonthenarc on July 06, 2015, 09:40:17 PM
I have a pug, so I will be starting a Khorne army! ... what?
Good value, it could double as DOGS OF WAR.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Gneisenau on July 06, 2015, 09:41:09 PM
Sheesh, that was terrible.


*Gneisenau approves [+10]
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: wilsonthenarc on July 06, 2015, 09:42:26 PM
Sheesh, that was terrible.
*Gneisenau approves [+10]

This is a new age, calling for desperate measures.
The jokes will only get worse.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: psychichobo on July 06, 2015, 09:48:23 PM
BY THE POWER OF SKULLSKULL

I AM... HE-SKULL!


That's more like Warhammer.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 06, 2015, 11:04:43 PM
I received a phone call , a disturbing phone call,

my mate asked if he could use Barbie 1980's the original collection as Dark Elves,

I told him yes and go jump
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 06, 2015, 11:14:49 PM
The profiles have a stat called REND?

Lets throw in a few more,

SPLUT , and GROT

also BUMM

I have REND -2 so I get 2 smashed with Ram Man , your Storm Crust Boss gets 3 Hits using his SPLUT +1 and 2 rolls on the dice miss miss
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Gneisenau on July 06, 2015, 11:27:49 PM
SPLUT , and GROT

also BUMM

I have REND -2 so I get 2 smashed with Ram Man , your Storm Crust Boss gets 3 Hits using his SPLUT +1 and 2 rolls on the dice miss miss

And I thought this was a game for kids. :biggriin:


Edit: somewhat appropriate, I guess, given the thread title.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 07, 2015, 11:10:33 AM
SHEMAN gets +3 BEND
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Jomppexx on July 07, 2015, 11:51:44 AM
SHEMAN gets +3 BEND
This whole Age of Sigmar thingy really pisses you off, huh?
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Gneisenau on July 07, 2015, 01:01:33 PM
I'm getting a certain vibe, but we cannot be sure until he tells us how he really feels.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: harv on July 07, 2015, 01:23:06 PM
Wait until he tries it, then we'll see the hate flow  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on July 07, 2015, 02:41:46 PM
Don't forget that the girls can play too..

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2v1bgF3ix-U/TC-gXbMeaWI/AAAAAAAAAVI/M0vQmAzO4JY/s1600/shera03.jpg)


The benefits of he-mancipation...
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 07, 2015, 02:48:04 PM
Shocked and confused !

Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Padre on July 07, 2015, 03:22:24 PM
(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Age-of-Sigmar.jpg)

His hammer must be made out of plywood and polystyrene. If not, then we're back in superhero toy town again.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Osterkicker on July 07, 2015, 05:57:29 PM
(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Age-of-Sigmar.jpg)

His hammer must be made out of plywood and polystyrene. If not, then we're back in superhero toy town again.

Shown to scale.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: DariusZero on July 07, 2015, 06:16:07 PM
(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Age-of-Sigmar.jpg)

His hammer must be made out of plywood and polystyrene. If not, then we're back in superhero toy town again.

Shown to scale.

Looks like he has two left legs, so does that make him a lefty?
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 07, 2015, 06:18:55 PM
He can only dance if you pretend you are on Dancing With The Stars.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Baron von Klatz on July 07, 2015, 06:28:13 PM
It's unbelievable!  Impossible! It can't be but it is!

There's a woman in the vicinity of that place! ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on July 07, 2015, 06:38:09 PM
She's leaving.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Syn Ace on July 07, 2015, 06:38:57 PM
Could be a cross dresser.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: harv on July 07, 2015, 06:40:21 PM
She just nipped in to use the loo.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on July 07, 2015, 06:41:25 PM
Could be a cross dresser.

She does look cross, doesn't she. Maybe that has something to do with using the loo.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 07, 2015, 06:44:33 PM
I want to know who's idea it was to essentially destroy 25 years of evolution of warhammer fantasy battle, and swap the models for over size terminators, then put them all on round bases ?!

I just can't fathom it !

It was detailed, tactical, addictive, moreish, hordeish and lovely ,

now it is Dend !
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 07, 2015, 07:32:34 PM
I want to know who's idea it was to...

The company who owns the game.

That's the sort answer. You can take it however you like.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: knightofthelance on July 07, 2015, 10:02:23 PM
They must be pretty confident in their new Portal Marines. If they don't work out that statue is going to be a bit embarrassing.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Baron von Klatz on July 07, 2015, 10:05:20 PM
It certainly shows a lot of commitment on their part.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Darknight on July 07, 2015, 10:05:47 PM
Yes, a small group of the small group that didn't think it was embarrassing to have a hulking bronze statue of a toy soldier would mock them.
Title: Re: The Age of Wankmar in Colour !
Post by: Gneisenau on July 07, 2015, 10:13:05 PM
Bronze? If only.



(If only it was a statue made of bronze, I mean. Not a statue of Lucy Bronze. Though that would have been fine, too.)