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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1325 on: March 10, 2020, 08:19:56 AM »
Other reveals from GAMMA:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/03/10/revealed-at-gamagw-homepage-post-3fw-homepage-post-4/

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Full picture from the one posted earlier, Alarith Stonemage:
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1326 on: March 11, 2020, 12:47:17 PM »
Rather interesting bowstring construction.  :-o

The marmoresque cloudy armour is a great idea and very nicely painted. Makes it look like incredibly hard and lightweight at the same time.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1327 on: March 11, 2020, 03:56:02 PM »
I actually kind of like the bowstrings. Its a neat way of making it look like a compound bow.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1328 on: March 28, 2020, 03:30:49 PM »
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1329 on: March 28, 2020, 04:43:44 PM »
Ridiculous.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1330 on: March 28, 2020, 04:57:26 PM »
Beastmen!
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1331 on: March 28, 2020, 05:36:34 PM »
Not a huge fan of the helmets on the warhammer guys but I kind of like the rest of them. The first giant cow looks neat. Not quite like a minotaur but I like the idea of some kind of bull spirit as opposed to the animalistic beastmen.

Bonzai Mountain man on the second cow is... not great. There's already a photoshop going around of how it looks without it, and I think its much better.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1332 on: March 28, 2020, 06:09:06 PM »
Are the beastmen wearing masks? The figures look blah with the facial "masks".

These are definitely beastmen, not elves.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1333 on: March 28, 2020, 06:45:54 PM »
I think they're suppose to be like spirit or totem masks like you might see in other games.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1334 on: March 28, 2020, 07:07:47 PM »
Just noticed the cloven feet as well. I loved the horsemen units and infantry. These will have to grow on me. Not sure about the helms either. At one time I really disliked the Idoneth as well but love them now.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1335 on: April 02, 2020, 11:46:22 AM »
I saw the giant goat as ‘aelves’ and literally said out loud ‘there it is’ as in there is the ridiculous theme or models to ruin what they are going with the new elves.

Surely a werelion or something like that made more sense.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1336 on: April 02, 2020, 12:11:12 PM »
I saw the giant goat as ‘aelves’ and literally said out loud ‘there it is’ as in there is the ridiculous theme or models to ruin what they are going with the new elves.

Surely a werelion or something like that made more sense.

I hope not warlord. I would like to say this is a AoS version which is pretty out there for sure and the OW versions will be different. No use having totally interchangeable units to work with. I really like the new cavalry and infantry a few pics up but certainly on the fence about these ones.
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
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Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1337 on: April 02, 2020, 12:15:23 PM »
It's a half beast.

(No GP ... you were correct the first time.)

It is a beastman in disguise!

(GP ... really?)

It's a half beast.  No ,it's a beastman in disguise.  No, it's ... super beastman!

(GP ...  :icon_rolleyes: )

Ok, ok, ok.  It's a beastman.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1338 on: April 02, 2020, 01:08:50 PM »
Hard to deny when you look at the feet. ☝️
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Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1339 on: April 02, 2020, 01:15:55 PM »
The whole W:AoS universe is one messed up mess.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1340 on: April 03, 2020, 03:04:10 PM »
I saw the giant goat as ‘aelves’ and literally said out loud ‘there it is’ as in there is the ridiculous theme or models to ruin what they are going with the new elves.


It feels like GW is constantly 'jumping-the-shark' with AoS ..

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1341 on: April 04, 2020, 01:56:04 AM »
I don't think its an AoS thing. People said pretty much the same thing about Demigryphs. Honestly I don't find the giant cows that bad. The rest of the elf line here is pretty good, although I'll be changing some helmets up. The previous Ossiarch range was meh for me, but almost everything coming out of the Shadespire/Underworlds is fantastic.

GW's been more or less the same quality/garbage cycle for decades.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1342 on: April 05, 2020, 01:43:54 PM »
True. Plastic minotaurs spring to mind from late 7th ed...
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1343 on: April 07, 2020, 05:28:40 PM »
There's an interesting art showcase for the new elves. https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/04/06/ultimate-art-isansgw-homepage-post-3.

The artist says they made a point of making them brighter and more prismatic compared to the other dark and foreboding factions, especially because they're suppose to come from the realm of light.



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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1344 on: April 08, 2020, 10:08:33 AM »
With AoS, not even the artwork has the same quality that we had with WHFB. Some of it looks like well made fan-art, but nothing more.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1345 on: April 08, 2020, 03:08:46 PM »
Art styles have changed over the years too though.

Honestly, I don’t think the horns are a good idea at all. Some of those pics, the high elves look very similar to chaos warriors.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1346 on: April 08, 2020, 03:18:28 PM »
Agree with Warlord. :::cheers:::
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1347 on: April 08, 2020, 03:44:49 PM »
Yeah not a fan of the giant bull horns on some of these guys.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1348 on: April 08, 2020, 06:27:19 PM »
It's simply ridiculous. The giant cow couldn't turn its head with the mountain (?) on its back and the horned helmets on the infantry are a huge draw back and a liability in combat. You could break the elven's neck by simply pulling down on one end, not to mention that the horns would severely limit the usage of a weapon by the wearer of the helmet.

Why is there no 'golden raspberry award' equivalent for Warhammer Miniatures yet? GW is producing plenty of contenders.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1349 on: April 09, 2020, 08:59:01 AM »
It's simply ridiculous. The giant cow couldn't turn its head with the mountain (?) on its back and the horned helmets on the infantry are a huge draw back and a liability in combat. You could break the elven's neck by simply pulling down on one end, not to mention that the horns would severely limit the usage of a weapon by the wearer of the helmet.

Why is there no 'golden raspberry award' equivalent for Warhammer Miniatures yet? GW is producing plenty of contenders.

What he said!  :eusa_clap:

Why does high fantasy need to be ridiculous?

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