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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1800 on: July 04, 2021, 07:14:01 PM »
I far prefer the bare heads myself, and I think the designs of the faces and hair styles are actually really neat.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1801 on: July 05, 2021, 12:16:50 PM »
Agreed with Stonebeard. The Stormcasts are just the same, they've actually had human heads for the models for awhile. Pretty much only the very first batch was helmet only. They are pushing more of the helmet less ones in the promo pictures which really help. Although I'm finding it interesting how many people I see online far prefer the masks.

And the duel boxes are pretty old, even going back to Fantast. Same beasty, slightly different bits to make a generic hero on monster or a special character on slightly different monster. There's lots of them at this point.
I love the bare human heads over the masks, but I don't have Stormcasts, I just get my hands on as many different bare heads as I can for kitbashing and conversions because it's great for the variety!

Only thing is I can't keep up with all the new heads hitting the shelves!
Its gotta hurt when the heads hit the shelfs.




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Regardless of the humor, I prefer the heads to the masks.  And having two figures in the same monster box can provide opportunity to use either on the monster.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1802 on: July 05, 2021, 01:28:54 PM »
Well the great thing about them is that compared to Space Marines, who also tend to offer a lot of bare headed options especially in the Primaris sets nowadays, the Stormcast heads don't have any earpieces or anything else technological like that. Might sound like an obvious point but I've used SM heads before where I've almost removed half the guys face and had to green stuff an ear in place of a big metal antenna thing.

Stormcast bare heads are great for adding diversity and interest to all kinds of normal human minis and I've got plenty of them filling the ranks of my Empire and Imperial Guard armies already :::cheers:::

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1803 on: July 12, 2021, 03:20:32 PM »
So AoS is continuing the trend we saw in 40k. Dominion was the big, special box for the new edition. Now all the stuff in it is getting broken down into 3 different levels that will be the new starter boxes.

First we have the very beginner level starter box.



Then we have the medium, "Average gamer" level.



And then we have the "Extremis" level, which includes quite a bit of scenery and a game board.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1804 on: July 19, 2021, 04:13:32 PM »
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Atop all of those rare characters sits the most cunning and devious of them all: Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Mork – so named for his ability to speak any language, conveniently including Kragnos’ long-dead tongue.

We’ve seen many monstrous things emerge from the swamps of Ghur, but they all fall under the shadow of Gobsprakk and his vast Corpse-rippa Vulcha, Killabeak. He’s an important new shaman in the Era of the Beast, and this prophet is possibly the most powerful Kruleboyz orruk in the Mortal Realms.



Corpse-rippa Vulcha. Sometimes Ork names are even extra groan worthy.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1805 on: July 26, 2021, 04:16:37 PM »
New Dragon characters.




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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1806 on: July 27, 2021, 04:25:27 PM »
Impressive... but not for me I'm afraid.

This is going to sound like a weird thing to say but they look more like characters than they do beasts/monsters. They look like something out of Spyro and I'm sort of picturing them with Sean Connery's voice (10points if you get the reference) having deep conversations about the origins of the world. I read in the original article that they're also magic? Are we talking wizard dragons?...

I do get that they're supposed to be named characters and in that respect ok, they've hit the nail on the head, dragons are clearly no longer just the big nasty lizards that the mighty heroes of take for walkies.

I guess it's just another instance of AoS marmite. I imagine they'll be pretty epic in scale, incredible centrepieces if nothing else.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1807 on: July 28, 2021, 03:05:45 PM »
Like the Vulcher. Give me a unit of smaller versions of them, and I’m in.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1808 on: August 02, 2021, 03:38:01 PM »
More dragons! And they've mentioned that if you take one of those dragon characters, these dragon riders become battleline (Like troop choices), so you can in fact have an all dragon army.









I like the new dragons generally but it shows how honking big the stormcast are. The scale match up is a bit crazy.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1809 on: August 02, 2021, 04:36:56 PM »
Those are some enormous flight stands... :icon_eek:

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1810 on: August 02, 2021, 07:17:36 PM »
I kind of want a scale comparison between all the flying models over the last 10 years so we can see them just get taller and taller.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1811 on: August 03, 2021, 11:28:21 AM »
I mean scale-wise these are probably the best there has ever been, because dragons of old were dinky so weren't exactly the most impressive of beasts. I guess as a general rule of thumb the bigger the dragon the better.

Reminds me of a line from Skyrim early on in the game, something along the lines of "Was it as big as the Inn?!", well in the case of these guys they're probably getting there, the dragons of yesteryear were more like "no - maybe a small shed!" :biggriin:

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1812 on: August 03, 2021, 12:17:07 PM »
I see three here ... one with no armor, one with arm braces, one with a full chest plate.

They look decent to me, although not sure I want to know how much they cost.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1813 on: October 31, 2021, 03:59:22 PM »
I'm surprised no one posted up any of the big Warhammer previews from yesterday! So I shall pull on my gathering hat and put things up, at least for the future record.

let's start off with the absolute best. Pirates! Technically a new underworlds crew but still Age of Sigmar as far as I'm concerned.



New nurgle sorcerer.



And the new Warcry set. Red Harvest!












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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1814 on: November 01, 2021, 08:46:26 PM »
The Warcry stuff belongs in the Skirmish subforum. I expect the mods to be along soon to rectify this transgression  :closed-eyes:
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1815 on: November 18, 2021, 05:26:56 PM »
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1816 on: November 19, 2021, 09:45:57 PM »
Even if there's none that particularly call to me, the deals are usually excellent.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1817 on: December 06, 2021, 07:54:01 AM »
Pre-orders up for the battleforce boxes.. well most of them..

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/12/04/brilliant-battleforces-burst-onto-the-scene-in-this-weeks-pre-orders/

Ossiarch box is delayed in some zones..
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1818 on: December 06, 2021, 10:50:05 AM »
Saw they're coming out with a Middle Earth set as well. :icon_cool:
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