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The Idoneth Deepkin
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:22:19 AM »
Some good articles on the new faction, The Idoneth Deepkin.

Who they are, including how the big sea creatures can fly around on land:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/04/08/who-are-the-idoneth-deepkin/

First look kinda deal:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/04/09/idoneth-deepkin-the-first-wavegw-homepage-post-1/

and a more focused look at the basic troops. The eyeless servant caste who's souls are withering away.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/04/10/who-are-the-namarti-apr-10gw-homepage-post-1/

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 01:10:49 AM »
I wasnít sure I was going to like them but they are making an impression. What I like is the turtle model and the shark cavalry. I donít think I ever imagined saying shark cavalry before.
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 01:25:04 AM »
I'm actually coming around on their new lore. I was a bit ticked by the whole "Feast on the souls of others", but it's not quite what I thought. The nobles and more powerful are totally fine. It's their children and people who's souls are withered and dying. The nobles are trying to stay isolationist, but if they don't do anything they just watch their people die.

The soulless are incredibly resentful of their status. They hate what they are, and they hate their leaders for having what they don't. They hate that they're thrust into the front lines because there's so many of them. Yet they can't do anything about it. They rely on their leaders magic to sustain them and lead them towards more souls.

Their hidden cities are pretty cool as well. Including one that's built onto the back of a massive deep water shrimp thing and is known as the nomadic city.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 02:00:58 AM »
Put that way there is a depth to the lore. I wonder if one soul is enough to sustain them per person. I wonder if there will be like a high elf version to match the setting. And if this is the way itís going, I really canít wait for the free peoples new models.
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 12:50:37 PM »
Their aquatic theme is great. I can envision a fantastic DAoS conversions coming soon! :blush:
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 03:48:59 PM »
Put that way there is a depth to the lore. I wonder if one soul is enough to sustain them per person. I wonder if there will be like a high elf version to match the setting. And if this is the way itís going, I really canít wait for the free peoples new models.

Yah it makes me really hopefully that the Free People stuff will turn out good. It also shows that they are at least trying to put a fair bit more work into the lore behind them. Still very high fantasy, like we were talking about in the other thread, but there at least.

Their aquatic theme is great. I can envision a fantastic DAoS conversions coming soon! :blush:

I like any army with a floating squid.

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 11:37:58 AM »
Someone called him "Shanktopus". I think that it fits his style pretty well. :biggriin:
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 06:32:01 PM »
ok, I have to admit I don't hate the models even though I hate AoS lol
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 06:38:28 PM »
That's how they get the foot in the door Zak. Give it a few more months and more model releases and we'll have you standing on a street corner praise our lord and saviour Sigmar. (But, in like a new age of Sigmar way and not the old, traditional Empire way.

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 06:55:29 PM »
That day is coming Zak!👆
Just like the day there coming for you in the other thread 😸
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »
Octopus!  :Ohmy:
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 10:49:09 AM »
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 12:09:31 PM »
Not an AoS player of course, but I have to say this release surprised me more than it horrified me, which is a step up for AoS...

Disappointed by the long bows and two handed axes, neither of which scream "practical underwater use" to me and seem strange choices, so I probably wouldn't even consider the models for other games at this point.

Giant flying turtle is cool though, I'll give them that.

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 02:28:27 PM »
I'm honestly surprised there's not more tridents. I was expecting cutlasses but they might keep those for sky dwarves and their pirate theme.

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 03:21:31 PM »


Look at that glorious octopus. All ready to start shanking anyone that comes near his buddy.

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2018, 05:02:44 PM »
Not sure how much I like this new faction.  Figures are cool, special rules seem interesting, not sure about the background.  Seeing myself actually get into this faction might draw away resources ... time, energy and money ... from other projects.
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2018, 10:36:08 PM »
The shipwreck is an interesting piece of scenery. I may pick it up just for that.

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Etheric-Vortex-Gloomtide-Shipwreck-2018

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 12:07:53 PM »


Look at that glorious octopus. All ready to start shanking anyone that comes near his buddy.

Underwater parchment, though? I assume Jes Goodwin retired now, I'd like to think this wouldn't happen on his watch...

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2018, 12:32:36 PM »
Jes Goodwin still works for GW.   I have no idea if he has worked on this range or not though

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2018, 02:06:16 PM »
Good grief! Everyone knows that parchment is made from the finest fish skin, inked with squid juice and sealed with jelly fish jelly. Everything waterproof and guaranteed 😺
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 02:28:02 PM »
Can I just say I'm disappointed in the lack of Zoidburg/Cthulu memes

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 06:50:12 PM »
Aether sea? Shipwrecks appearing once they advance?..

I am too old for that, I guess. I'd rather go for some "traitional" sea factions.



The octopus mage is the only figure that I really like. I might even buy him. But I need to explain to myself first how that is supposed to work on land.....  :unsure:
Plus, it looks wonderfully Slaaneshy!  :-P

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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2018, 07:58:21 PM »
Thatís a fine batch of fishmen👆
Love the octopus and his mage. Great model.
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Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2018, 09:50:41 PM »
I actually kind of like the Aether Sea bit. It really reminds me of the old lore that vampires whould summon a swarm of bats or something to block out the sun while they fight. It also fits with the more high magic-ness of the setting. I can just imagine the terror of a warband as their on the way back from raiding some castle and all of a sudden they can smell the sea, before realizing their several days in land...

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2018, 01:25:56 PM »
Where are those minis from, Penguin? I like their style a lot! :Ohmy:
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