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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1200 on: October 07, 2019, 02:18:29 PM »
New figures that work with the old could have players from across W:AoS, WFB, or both, and all the rest, buying.  However, if they just produce stuff that is brand new to W:AoS, then they could miss out on some sales.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1201 on: October 13, 2019, 01:40:47 PM »
They are changing 40K to slowly. But it is done in a much more careful and much more believeable way.

I am not really that hyped on this psychic awakening, since that is supposed to mean DOOOM! in all the earlier fluff. But now it is coming and everyone will be involved somehow.

But I hope it does not mean that all that is familiar is removed. And in the end, I think that will not be the case. GW shock the galaxy to the core with the great rift through it. Also, they are finally giving us true scale marines and yes, they probably needed some change. After all, the Marines are the flagships.

We shall see what they do to the Guard, however. The Guard REALLY need new miniatures. Really need them. They clearly seem to have decided that the basic concept of the Eldar is still good so they work around it creating new cool stuff. But they really need to give us a new baseline of guards, and clearly it is the Cadians that will remain that one. And the Guard is a popular army, and people love their mighty backward looking tanks. They created new characters for it in the shape of for example Severina Raine so the concept of the poor bloody infantry is something they seem to understand have a strong pull.
If you want to be over the top superhumans, the Adeptus Astares are where you go. If you want a more recognizeable feeling you go for the Guard. And soon you can focus on the more fanatically zealot side via the Sisters of Battle.

If you want something more like a modern style army with discipline etc you have the Tau giving you decent humanoid elite soldiers. You even have the option of saying they are humans loyal to Tau. Firepower first concern, overlapping fields of fire, breach and clear etc. All you may want if you are into a futuristic versions of modern soldiers.

The list goes on and on. 40K have managed to find something that can appeal to everyone and it does not really conflict that much. You have it all from magic, psyker dominated armies to high tech futuristic stuff that do not care about psychics and everything in between.


Somehow I think they wanted to get away from the "real world" to avoid ANY potential PC issues and to be able to copyright everything.

But for some reason GW do not want normal people to have any real place in AoS. They went for the He-Man idea all the way.

Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1202 on: October 13, 2019, 05:00:01 PM »
We shall see what they do to the Guard, however. The Guard REALLY need new miniatures. Really need them.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1203 on: October 14, 2019, 05:09:27 PM »
Gotta like this guy! (GP exempt 😸) He is going into my army without a doubt. Even though a knight questor, re rings of warrior priest


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1204 on: October 14, 2019, 06:01:31 PM »
A black Sigmar is sort of like a black Claus, although I like it.  Didn't it come from a boxed board game or some such? Probably hard to come by, unless I look on ebay.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1205 on: October 14, 2019, 06:11:40 PM »
Slap in the face. Come on, GW, you got no new Freeguild characters but you make one bland Stormcast guy? Really? Now I'm disgusted.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1206 on: October 14, 2019, 07:01:15 PM »
new hero revealed for the Ossiarch Bonereapers
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/10/14/a-hat-worthy-of-nagash-new-hero-revealedgw-homepage-post-2/



Now I was somewhat digging the others of the army (as one of the few here), but this chap makes me seriously doubt that..
This one gives me the feel that the engineer on robo horse gave me for the Empire back then
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1207 on: October 14, 2019, 07:04:43 PM »
A black Sigmar is sort of like a black Claus, although I like it.  Didn't it come from a boxed board game or some such? Probably hard to come by, unless I look on ebay.
I'll be honest, I like it and I like that we see some different skin tones every now and then. Sigmar takes souls from thousands of nations, across multiple different dimensions and hundreds of thousands of years or more, if they were all pasty white people it would be down right weird.

I am far less interested in the new Ossiarch wizard dude. I don't think I've liked anything from that range yet.

Slap in the face. Come on, GW, you got no new Freeguild characters but you make one bland Stormcast guy? Really? Now I'm disgusted.

I suspect this is just the new years special anniversary model. Like they've had previous. If that's the case its always a stormcast and space marine.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1208 on: October 14, 2019, 10:28:09 PM »
Slap in the face. Come on, GW, you got no new Freeguild characters but you make one bland Stormcast guy? Really? Now I'm disgusted.

Not a guy and not bland at all. It is a P(O)C transgender lesbian....And do not denigrate Stormcasts! They are called Stormcasts, because they are born from climate change!
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1209 on: October 14, 2019, 10:44:41 PM »
I like the skeleton pope

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1210 on: October 14, 2019, 10:46:25 PM »
Necrophiliac....
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1211 on: October 14, 2019, 10:50:01 PM »
 :icon_eek: Looks like another Necron to me.  The walking machine reminds me of one of those hover craft machines.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1212 on: October 15, 2019, 05:45:09 PM »
Wow. Skeleton-bishop on walking skeleton-chicken-leg-throne. This looks ridiculous and awful ...


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1213 on: October 16, 2019, 10:55:23 AM »
Wow. Skeleton-bishop on walking skeleton-chicken-leg-throne. This looks ridiculous and awful ...

I like the concept of the miniature. I dislike the chair, but the pose is cool. I'd like to see a necromancer sitting down on an undead chair like that.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1214 on: October 16, 2019, 11:02:26 AM »
Strangely, I get a tomb kings vibe from this. When I first saw him I was aghast but he is growing on me
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Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1215 on: October 16, 2019, 12:01:32 PM »
I like the sitting cross leg pose.
I like the idea of being on a walker.

I hate the whole range of exoskeleton tyranid crap.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1216 on: October 16, 2019, 12:16:57 PM »
Yep, it's the birth place of Necrons and Tyranids.  Ta da.  And it doesn't look good.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1217 on: October 16, 2019, 08:13:04 PM »
It reminds me of some Slann Priests
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1218 on: October 17, 2019, 03:44:01 AM »
I actually thought of the Slann connection as well. The wizards pose I really like, I'm not a big fan of the weird walking chair. I could be really interested in some kind of flying bone chair. Maybe removing the legs and flattening the bottom.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1219 on: October 17, 2019, 10:04:12 AM »
I'm thinking that a conversion between this and the spirit corpse cart is a neat idea. Some greenstuff to cover up the bones, a necromancer head instead of the Pope hat, and some necromancer throne bits instead of the walking bone, and you've got yourself a very cool model.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1220 on: October 17, 2019, 02:28:11 PM »
The sitting figure is nice. The walking skeleton automaton not so.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1221 on: Today at 03:16:34 AM »
Just a thought. Someone could make a Skeletor themed army with these new kits

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1222 on: Today at 12:40:24 PM »
Just a thought. Someone could make a Skeletor themed army with these new kits

The Skeletor picture was probably up on the wall at GW design studio. It's a lovably goofy army, I think. Not what I would have designed, but I appreciate how slef-humorous they are.