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What would it take?
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:59:58 AM »
What would it take for you to play AoS ?
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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 01:45:18 AM »
Already do 😺 (waiting for incoming tomatoes)
All fantasy armies turned over. Chaos/skaven/beastmen , Devoted of Sigmar, and an ork army. Love the game and ease of play and it can be very fluid with tons of synergies when you put the right units together. Skirmish and path of glory for ever expanding warbands is very good and easy. Enjoy it as much as fantasy. Will do a full stormcast army in the near future.
That said, the whole change over has expanded my gaming horizon greatly. New lion and dragon rampant systems, for fantasy and historical warband gaming and just getting into the T9A system. Everything being free is an insane reason not to try it out. Been reading the rules system for the last few weeks and finding a new purpose for my existing high elf, goblin, empire and tzeentch armies that I just donít have the willpower to change to AoS.
The transition was actually very easy for me as I just changed mindsets to suit. I do miss the old world but T9A is there to fix that, all my old book collection and codexes, rules etc are there if I want. Iíve bought into the new AoS fluff completely with the new settings although I do beleive they are veering off the very strong narrative they had with the realm wars. So be it. Iíll roll with it and enjoy what I want
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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 04:53:23 AM »
Completely different rules. Or a pile of cash.

I can provide my own setting and models. But I want decent rules.

Unfortunately, I don't care for the AoS setting nor most of the models post-End Times. And that's OK. I don't like most of Mantic's models, nor the (awful) KoW fluff. But I still play the game -- for example. But doubly-unfortunate for AoS is that I don't like the rules. There are a lot of options available for rules. It's a good time to be looking for miniatures games! But I have a long list of preferred rules ahead of AoS.

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 07:06:01 AM »
Actually, just more time. Many friends play AoS, with splendidly painted miniatures on very nice tables. I could join them, if I only had time to paint armies and play games. Alas, I don't, and thus no new big games for me.

I think many rules in AoS do not promote the kind of gameplay I prefer. But the hobby for me is more about the figures & friends.

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 07:13:26 AM »
I already play too. Just small-scale stuff for now. It's great for introducing new players.

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 07:21:54 AM »
More time and more space.  My gaming priorities are with other things currently because of time, space, and the involvement of my nephews with historical gaming.  I spend huge quantities of time with growing my business, and managing in more time for gaming would increase the likelihood I give W:AoS a try.  But alas I also have other hobbies, like dancing Argentine tango, and sometimes ballroom as well, and I have a new lady friend too.  The space issue is because my current place has too little of it, and I need to clean out more of the boxes I used to move, which requires time as well, and then I could have more space for a game table, and quicker access to figures.  More time to paint would also be beneficial.  It is hard to make W:AoS a priority in the queue of all my other time commitments because I enjoy much in life.
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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 01:12:43 PM »
More time and more space.  My gaming priorities are with other things currently because of time, space, and the involvement of my nephews with historical gaming.  I spend huge quantities of time with growing my business, and managing in more time for gaming would increase the likelihood I give W:AoS a try.  But alas I also have other hobbies, like dancing Argentine tango, and sometimes ballroom as well, and I have a new lady friend too.  The space issue is because my current place as too little of it and I need to clean out more of the boxes I used to move, which requires time as well, and then I could have more space for a game table and quicker access to figures.  More time to paint would also be beneficial.  IT is hard to make W:AoS a priority in the queue of all my other time commitments because I enjoy much in life.

NICE man congratulations  on the new  lady friend, being well rounded is important... ball room dancing?? nice  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 01:16:37 PM »
If the AoS would change its overall style to be more dark and gritty, I would play it (I love Dark Age of Sigmar). Already working on a small skirmish band for AoS, with a oriental theme to it. Really liking this project.
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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 01:23:56 PM »
Quote 023: Completely different rules. Or a pile of cash.

I can provide my own setting and models. But I want decent rules.

That got me thinking (and that can be a challenge) but seeing as I didnít mind 8 ed at all and strategic playing was lost on the way I play, why donít I just use everything I have at hand including codex, rules etc. This is one of those canít see forest for the trees moments which makes me wonder how I lived as long as I have 😺
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 01:27:44 PM »
If the AoS would change its overall style to be more dark and gritty, I would play it (I love Dark Age of Sigmar). Already working on a small skirmish band for AoS, with a oriental theme to it. Really liking this project.

It's definitely heading darker.  They changed the logo to be less bright, and the short stories on the Malign Portents site, are definitely getting more grim dark

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2018, 01:37:15 PM »
If the AoS would change its overall style to be more dark and gritty, I would play it (I love Dark Age of Sigmar). Already working on a small skirmish band for AoS, with a oriental theme to it. Really liking this project.

It's definitely heading darker.  They changed the logo to be less bright, and the short stories on the Malign Portents site, are definitely getting more grim dark

https://malignportents.com/stories/

Malign Portents was an awesome event. It finally made me feel honest sympathy towards AoS.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2018, 01:51:10 PM »
I wasn't keen on the Dread Solstice global campaign though.   When you scored points, it's wasn't for a faction, it was for a symbol which had the vaguest of clues as to what it meant, meaning all results were a guess, and the outcome could have been the same regardless of what you actually voted for.  It felt really rigged, so I didn't bother taking part.

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2018, 02:10:10 PM »
Good to know that GW is still rigging its campaigns. :biggriin:
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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2018, 02:27:20 PM »
Well they didn't for Season of War, and ended up with a massive victory for Order.  Fate of Konor pretty much went all Imperium apart fro mone week.  It might have been different if the Death Guard had been released before, rather than after the campaign, so again it went to the good guys.

It's only my feeling that Dread Solstice was rigged, because the previous campaign didn't necessarily go how they wanted it to.  But as I couldn't actually see what the benefits or drawbacks of each stage would be the result, and it was all guesswork, It couldn't really be manipulated by any dominant faction, but also couldn't give satisfaction that anything you did mattered

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2018, 03:34:19 PM »
For me it would mean a overhaul of the humans. I HATE Sigmar Marines whatever!!! HATE them SOOooo much!!!  :icon_evil: :icon_evil: :icon_evil: (I think you get the point) If we are in this realm make humans in all shapes and sizes, with high tech, low tech, freaking steam punk, whatever... airships pirates for goodness sakes. I'm not a high fantasy guy thus I loved the empire but I can get behind making the world a bit darker and give a damn face lift to humans  :icon_evil:. I could grow to love the world maybe... I still refuse to use round bases though  :closed-eyes:   
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 06:57:38 PM »
Tell us how you really feel Zak.  :engel:

I think a big thing that'll boost AoS here will be when Freeguild finally get updated. The common people instead of the angelic stormcast.

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 07:25:07 PM »
Don't know really. A necessary, but far from sufficient, condition would be that I actually found the time to read the rules without having any better use for my time.
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 08:49:46 PM »
Tell us how you really feel Zak.  :engel:

I think a big thing that'll boost AoS here will be when Freeguild finally get updated. The common people instead of the angelic stormcast.

hee hee  :-P
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 08:50:46 PM »
Don't know really. A necessary, but far from sufficient, condition would be that I actually found the time to read the rules without having any better use for my time.

I know right? I could make the time if I wanted to but I simply don't want to right now ...I think this is the problem right? 
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2018, 09:20:32 PM »
I think it's a very fair problem right now. There are SO many game's now, all very similar to one degree or another. It's absolutely one of the reason's I havn't gotten deep into Kings of War. I have all the fancy new rulebooks from the kickstarter, but I just don't feel like putting in the time to learn it. Not when I can spend that time doing something for 40k, or Frostgrave, or 8th Fantasy, or AoS, or.... etc.

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 09:32:57 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2018, 11:00:14 PM »
Not much really. I don't like the setting and I don't like the rules, so there isn't much there for me.

I've recently realized that I really need to enjoy both aspects, to appreciate a game. My friends started playing Malifaux. I liked the models and the rules were alright, but I just couldn't get behind the idea, untill I got to know the setting and found things that I enjoy about it. And then it all just clicked and I've been playing it almost non stop for the past 8 months. A fantastic game in my opinion, I could even see myself going to some tournaments in the future.

Gamewise AOS does nothing for me - I already play a bunch of skirmish-type games (Malifaux, Saga, Necromunda, 40K), all of which have better rulesets.

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Re: What would it take?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2018, 12:51:00 AM »
under any condition, to make me play AOS, I demand a silly hat, mustache, bastard sword, and a steed.
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2018, 02:06:38 AM »
under any condition, to make me play AOS, I demand a silly hat, mustache, bastard sword, and a steed.

I like this guy  :::cheers:::
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2018, 07:05:41 PM »
For me it would mean a overhaul of the humans. I HATE Sigmar Marines whatever!!! HATE them SOOooo much!!!  :icon_evil: :icon_evil: :icon_evil: (I think you get the point)

Sir, please be informed that the proper word for what you are describing is Ground Marines  :closed-eyes:
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