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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1650 on: April 05, 2021, 04:14:40 PM »
It's a heavy crossbow. :icon_wink:
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1651 on: April 05, 2021, 08:43:53 PM »
She's staking a claim to your heart GP!

They're coming as part of the next Broken Realms wave, so should be interesting to see what else is coming.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1652 on: April 05, 2021, 09:19:24 PM »
Somebody better, before I get too old. :icon_lol:

Broken Realms? Almost afraid to ask what I'm missing.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1653 on: April 05, 2021, 10:56:15 PM »
We've talked about it a few times now. Its the current plot advancement. There's going to be 4 books and the most recent was Broken Realms:Teclis, with the recent big Lumineth release being part of it. Each book is significantly moving the plot and world forward. I havent read BR: Teclis yet but BR: Morathi involved her accidentally freeing Slaanesh, mostly, eating a ton of elven souls, ascending to near godhood and capturing a major city of sigmar. Breaking the alliance between Order in the process. Thus significantly shaking up the world.

The most recent book from what I understand involves Teclis and the Lumineth invading the realm of the dead to beat up Nagash as punishment for breaking things all the time.

its actually really interesting to see how GW is happy to radically change the world and advance the plot in AoS, compared to the stagnant Old World and how they constantly retconned, ignored or flat out didn't do any plot advancement for years.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1654 on: April 05, 2021, 11:17:32 PM »
Ah, so fluff books changing the world as it moves forward, got it.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1655 on: April 05, 2021, 11:29:24 PM »
Its kind of like Psychic Awakening or Storm of Chaos books as well. They usually include expansion rules or a new special character or two. Plus a ton of narrative themed missions and rewards. Most of the better options then get rolled into the next army book.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1656 on: April 07, 2021, 02:11:33 PM »
The excuse I usually hear from GW is that its because of shipping. Its all (nearly) coming from Britain so they say the long shipping time/prices drives up the price.

How literally every other company seems to manage it, no idea...

Which is rubbish because to avoid Australian prices I used to place orders from UK or US and save a LOT of money, even though I was paying for postage.
Until they banned international orders on their online shop 10 years ago or whenever it was.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1657 on: April 07, 2021, 02:25:12 PM »
Fully agreed. its just nonsense they've cooked up for whatever reason.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1658 on: April 11, 2021, 08:04:45 PM »
More special heroes and box sets coming out next week as part of the Broken Realms expansion. Most are just repackaged existing stuff.



and the new repackaged box sets.








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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1659 on: April 12, 2021, 03:46:08 PM »
Lord Kroak (Classic GW name) not only survived the Old World, but he's coming back with an upgrade.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1660 on: April 12, 2021, 04:31:35 PM »
Haha so one of the longest dead creatures in the Old World (aside from the undead) has actually survived into AoS!? :-P

He's got himself a rather sweet new model there too to boot :::cheers:::

I always liked the Lizardmen but not sure I'll ever collect any, I had some Saurus years ago but sold them on as I have way too many armies as it is and I was the least attached to them.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1661 on: April 12, 2021, 05:12:29 PM »
Lord Kroak returns!  Or maybe it is one of his offspring. :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1662 on: April 15, 2021, 01:22:06 PM »
Looks cool.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1663 on: April 24, 2021, 10:31:02 AM »
What in the hell are those guys hanging from balloons?!
Now go! Ride towards the sun atop these noblesteeds
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And so we turned and rode beyond the castle walls
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1664 on: April 24, 2021, 11:04:43 AM »
Precursor to Space Marine jump packs, no doubt.

The Dwarfs should have copyrighted it, before GW did. :icon_wink: :icon_lol:
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"Passion is not a plan, it's a feeling.  And feelings change." Sorelle Amore

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1665 on: April 24, 2021, 12:54:00 PM »
THOSE ARE DWARFS?!

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1666 on: April 24, 2021, 02:51:07 PM »
And GW is making them. :icon_wink:
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1667 on: April 24, 2021, 03:59:41 PM »
Turn that dwarvens teampunk up to 11 and add a thirst for air gold.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1668 on: April 24, 2021, 11:10:55 PM »
you know you can just play 8th, right?

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1669 on: April 26, 2021, 03:32:47 PM »
New Sylvaneth model coming.

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In the upheaval caused by the events of the Broken Realms saga, Alarielle has been hard at work scouring Ghyran, the Realm of Life, from the taint of Chaos. When the Everqueen sings a song of cleansing at the Oak of Ages Past, something entirely new springs from the roots.

Floating on thermals of sheer magic, Warsong Revenants play a Spirit Song which has the power to cause the land itself to come alive. Their music is a balm to the Sylvaneth and the promise of vengeance to their enemies. The Warsong Revenants can even summon a malicious swarm of spites to attack nearby enemies.

This elegant model is covered in details that will delight painters of every skill level, including a variety of textures like wood, leaves, skin, and finely-wrought metal to experiment with.


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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1670 on: May 03, 2021, 01:23:57 AM »
Broken Realms? Almost afraid to ask what I'm missing.

WarCom wrote a roundup, with a teaser for the fourth and final installment:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/05/01/catch-up-on-the-major-plot-points-of-the-broken-realms-saga/

I own all three thus far, and while it's hardly the best writing I've seen GW do, I am pleased to see how willing they are to shake up the setting and give the big named characters something to do.

In other news, the big rumor is that these books are leading into a June release for AOS 3rd Edition, in much the same way that the Psychic Awakening books set up 40k 9th. Supposedly the new starter factions are going to be Stormcast versus Orruks. Will be nice to see the greenskins get some more love.

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1671 on: May 03, 2021, 01:33:01 PM »
This elegant model is covered in details that will delight painters of every skill level, including a variety of textures like wood, leaves, skin, and finely-wrought metal to experiment with.

Looks hellish to paint to me.
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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1672 on: May 03, 2021, 02:28:43 PM »
This elegant model is covered in details that will delight painters of every skill level, including a variety of textures like wood, leaves, skin, and finely-wrought metal to experiment with.
Looks hellish to paint to me.
Yep, I can't see wanting to try.

I actually laughed when reading that.  The idea that GW has to sell someone on painting a figure like that is fairly amateurish in outlook, and an experienced painter isn't really going to be fooled by such mumbo jumbo.   I enjoy the painting side of this hobby, although I want to get as many figures for as many projects completed as possible.  Having figures like that for an army just isn't my preference.  Not even slightly attracted to it.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"Passion is not a plan, it's a feeling.  And feelings change." Sorelle Amore

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1673 on: May 03, 2021, 04:58:02 PM »
Day one of WarhammerFest beginning shortly:

https://www.twitch.tv/warhammer

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Re: Rumours and what's new to be expected of WAoS
« Reply #1674 on: May 03, 2021, 05:48:38 PM »




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