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Offline Old Stonebeard

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1850 on: November 05, 2022, 11:26:28 PM »
New Slaves to Darkness Battletome incoming, including updated sculpts for the Daemon Prince, minotaurs (aka Ogroids), Chosen, Chaos Lords on foot and steed, and multi-part plastic Knights and Warriors (the already released ones are monopose). You can clearly see some Crom the Conquerer inspiration on the foot Lord.





New Ogor Mawtribes Battletome and a new generic foot HERO




and new Vanguard (formerly Start Collecting!) boxes for Mawtribes and Sylvaneth. These are typically a 15%-20% discount from buying the kits individually.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1851 on: November 09, 2022, 09:15:13 PM »
I'm not particularly into chaos, but I do like the sense of kinetic momentum they give them now. I have a bunch of the old chaos warriors and they look nice, but they do get boring with everyone just lined up so perfect and orderly. its a little sad that I'm not blown away by any of the christmas battle boxes. They have good sales, but none for factions that particularly call me or units I particularly want. The Nighthaunt one maybe, but instead it means I can save my money for the Guard army.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1852 on: November 10, 2022, 04:12:46 AM »
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1854 on: November 10, 2022, 11:24:22 AM »
I'd guess this is also connected to the Old World. Pretty sure if ordinary humans get anything new in AoS, there will be a use for the minis also in W:tOW.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1855 on: November 10, 2022, 06:35:07 PM »
I seriously doubt that myself, but only time will tell.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1856 on: November 11, 2022, 08:35:17 AM »
Man, I was really hoping that the ogres would get some new Maneaters. Looks like none at the moment, but hopefully some time.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1857 on: November 20, 2022, 04:32:45 AM »
New Battletome + cavalry unit for Gloomspite Gitz. Interestingly, the article even confirms Snarlfangs as "Gitmob", which is the AOS name for normal goblins (Night Goblins are Moonclan, Forest Goblins are Spiderfang).



Definitely a glow up from the classics.



Beasts of Chaos got a new plastic Beastlord and Battletome.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1858 on: November 27, 2022, 04:22:02 AM »
The new Warcry starter box delivers the first Seraphon/Lizardman resculpt since AOS dropped six years ago, giving us plastic Chameleon Skinks.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1859 on: November 28, 2022, 07:39:43 PM »
Also dino bird buddies!

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1860 on: November 30, 2022, 07:33:47 PM »



Definitely a glow up from the classics.

What base size is that? The smallest GW oval bases are 60mm long, am I right? So these wolves approach the Thunderwolves in size, right?

Was thinking they could substitute the old Wolf Riders, but I don't think they fit on WHFB cavalry bases, as a unit.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1861 on: December 01, 2022, 05:07:40 AM »
What base size is that? The smallest GW oval bases are 60mm long, am I right? So these wolves approach the Thunderwolves in size, right?

Was thinking they could substitute the old Wolf Riders, but I don't think they fit on WHFB cavalry bases, as a unit.

So, Rippaz Snarlfangs, the Underworlds unit that preceded these, were on 50mm 27mm Ovals:


I couldn't find any comparisons next to the old wolves, but I hope that helps.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1862 on: December 01, 2022, 08:06:30 AM »
Ah, thanks!

The Underworlds wolves do reach out of their 50mm base areal quite a bit, it seems. So they're perhaps the same size as the new wolves, if they're on 60mm bases. Still not sure about this.  :|

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1863 on: December 27, 2022, 04:08:15 PM »
Are these battleforce sets balanced? The squig riders look like they would be hard to win with. I don't know anything about them though.

The Chaos models look awesome, but I am not sure how I feel about all that gets included in these sets with the books. Maybe the box is a good way to store the models, I don't know if it opens like a typical GW box with a lid, or from the side how they are doing some now. Its a nice presentation, but just another reason why I just can't get into GW's newer stuff.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1864 on: December 28, 2022, 05:07:16 AM »
Are these battleforce sets balanced? The squig riders look like they would be hard to win with. I don't know anything about them though.

The Chaos models look awesome, but I am not sure how I feel about all that gets included in these sets with the books. Maybe the box is a good way to store the models, I don't know if it opens like a typical GW box with a lid, or from the side how they are doing some now. Its a nice presentation, but just another reason why I just can't get into GW's newer stuff.

The Christmas Battleforces are really only good for starting a new army or adding bulk to an existing one. They're not particularly great unit compositions in their own right, although all but the Kruleboyz are pretty solid this year.

"Squigalanche" is definitely a solid way to play Gloomspite and something I've considered. Besides your normal squig herds, the hoppers can build light or heavy riders, and the mangler squigs can build either heavy cav or a Loonboss. Alternately, you can pick up this Loonboss on giant squig to lead them:



Pure squigs will be a very fast force that hits like a truck but is going to struggle with attrition, similar to how Brets used to play. For staying power, you could incorporate rockgut troggoths (see: rock trolls) and/or moonclan grots (see: night goblins) but then you're undercutting the hitting power of the squigs, so it's a give-and-take.

The box is just a normal open topped box inside a sleeve box AFAIK. I don't usually use them for model storage, but rather use them to prime models in and then just throw them out when they get too gnarly.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1865 on: December 30, 2022, 08:03:41 AM »
Limited edition Boxing Day model, Abhorrent Ghoul King on Foot, is available now. Already picked one up for my Flesh Eater Courts army; he's going to be 'Alfred the Great'.



Warhammer Community has made an article on the very subject of this thread:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/12/28/whats-in-store-for-warhammer-age-of-sigmar-in-2023/

In particular, there's a roadmap of upcoming Battletomes sorted by Grand Alliance:



and a YouTube video with silhouettes of upcoming models, including what is clearly a new Saurus Warrior:

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1866 on: December 31, 2022, 07:51:53 AM »
The guess is that Seraphon (Lizardmen) will get a tome this spring, and then the long-awaited Cities of Sigmar will get one in the summer. I'm excited for that. Nighthaunt and Flesheater Courts should be getting tomes as well.

That Ghoul King model is very cool and I think I will get it--along with a Charnel Throne--for my fledgling Ghoul army.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1867 on: December 31, 2022, 11:45:28 AM »
The Ghoul King looks like an orc.  Maybe that's the point.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1868 on: December 31, 2022, 12:50:12 PM »
The Ghoul King looks like an orc.  Maybe that's the point.

that's literally not the point and I have no idea why you would think that
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1869 on: December 31, 2022, 04:55:06 PM »
Good that such is literally, because if it was illiterally, then there'd be an issue no doubt. :icon_wink:
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1870 on: December 31, 2022, 05:20:33 PM »
God, you are insufferable.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1871 on: January 12, 2023, 05:29:43 AM »
Another Dawnbringer preview:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2023/01/05/dawnbringer-previews-the-importance-of-religion-relics-and-ritual-to-the-cities-of-sigmar/


Not... super happy with the religious zealot route they seem to be taking? Was more hoping for fantasy Astra Militarum, honestly.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1872 on: January 30, 2023, 05:08:33 AM »
Seraphon range refresh teased at the Las Vegas Open. Hopefully this is just the start, they need it.




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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1873 on: January 30, 2023, 07:39:07 AM »
Hmm... your image links don't seem to be working for me. These new plastics are great. I think it's mainly Kroxigors that still need to be redone.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1874 on: January 30, 2023, 11:10:11 AM »
Lustria will never be the same.
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