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Let's Talk About Age of Sigmar

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13 Aug 2016 22:47 - 14 Aug 2016 00:06 #231947 by Mr. White
Like the chaos dwarves, then.
Still cool.

Even cooler is, like Ian says, you like this fig...buy him and put him in your chaos alliance. No need to look to buy a whole army of em. Smart move on GW's part here. You can mainly be a collector, buying pieces you like, and still be able to play.

Casey, did you get that fimir bb fig?
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14 Aug 2016 10:06 #231960 by Columbob
Yeah, kinda like the Chaos Dwarfs that FW have been making for the past decade or so. Beyond the single demonic cannon that Citadel released officially for the game, that was pretty much it for that unpopular staple of 4-6th eds. Their original army book was just a collage of WD articles to start with, and included lots of filler from ordinary greenskins (+ the powerful black orcs - I think the first models were made at that time) - their original units were warriors, blunderbusses, bull centaurs and the hobgoblin auxiliaries.

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14 Aug 2016 20:53 #231988 by Sevej
I'm thinking hard on getting AoS minis (that mini starter!), but I think I'll stick with my marines.

This is not a kick against AoS, but more that I can't really afford more than one GW army. However, AoS has inspired me and a couple of friends to create a simplified 40k rules that's based on troop boxes. The idea is that you buy a box of troop, you should be able to play a great game, as some troop box comes with a myriad of options (the new Fire Warriors are simply outstanding). Of course, we're having troubles with cookie-cutter troops such as tyranid & necrons, but otherwise it's great. We also snatched some stuff off SoBH.

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15 Aug 2016 21:49 #232082 by metalface13

Mr. White wrote: Casey, did you get that fimir bb fig?


I did. It's actually a pretty good sculpt. I like it a lot. It's about as big as a 2nd edition ogre. Not sure what role it plays on my Chaos team though as I already have a minotaur and a Lord Borak.

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15 Aug 2016 22:41 #232086 by Michael Barnes
However, AoS has inspired me and a couple of friends to create a simplified 40k rules that's based on troop boxes.

He rumors swirling about 8th edition, apparently coming in 2nd quarter 2017, are that it is going to be very, very streamlined with Age of Sigmar being sort of a dry run to test some concepts out that will go over to 40k. There is speculation that they are going to do something like the warscrolls for the units and pretty much overhaul everything to be more accessible and easier to play.

I hope this is true. There is always 7th edition for anyone that wants to play it the crusty old way, 8th is an opportunity to pretty much reboot the game for a new generation. It would be a bold move...but they kind of need it.

Prepare for gamer whining, though...

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28 Sep 2016 21:30 - 28 Sep 2016 21:45 #235135 by Mr. White
Has anyone found a good source that talks about some of the design studio's choices going into AoS? The setting, the aesthetic, etc? Fluff though, not rules and crunch

It's well known what influences went into 40k and the Old World, but I don't think I've read anything about what inspired the decisions that built AoS as a thing.

It'd like to read something like that.
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29 Sep 2016 00:03 #235138 by Sevej
I don't know about influence, and it's unlikely that GW would share that information. What I know is that had to revamp the whole range to make them more unique and different from mainstream fantasy. More unique names allows them to exert their legal influence (reason why they changed IG to Astra Militarum). Also prevents 3rd party (not that it would stop them) part/model maker to sell things directly with the same name/sculpt style.

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29 Sep 2016 04:48 - 29 Sep 2016 04:49 #235142 by Matt Thrower

Michael Barnes wrote: I'm not sure what the issue is with WFB players. GW has provided war scrolls for the old stuff AND there's nothing stopping anyone from playing the Old World stuff. There are even events and tournaments that continue to support it.


As I understand it the biggest gripe isn't the setting but the lack of points values. I'd read that instead of points, sides are now based on number of models. So you could bring ten goblins to a fight and I could bring ten heroes riding dragons and that would be fine by the rules.

If that was true, it was totally wrong-headed. Playing for the sheer kicks and spectacle will only get you so far. Indeed given the number of kids who play GW games it almost seems designed to destroy schoolyard friendships. And, if one were being cynical, to build sales through pester power.

I also understand there are now points values per figure one can use to try and balance things. I have no idea how effective they are.

Either way, I don't have any interest in it. GW board games, old and new, are more than enough painting and modelling, sheer kicks and spectacle for me.
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29 Sep 2016 13:12 #235157 by Michael Barnes
Jeff, you should pick up this little $8 magazine they put out along with Storm of Sigmar. It has all of the fluff, the rules (4 pages), painting guides, lots of pictures of Golden Demon-ass models. It also comes with a free Stormcast Eternal. With a hammer, per your request.

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29 Sep 2016 13:22 #235158 by Mr. White

Michael Barnes wrote: Jeff, you should pick up this little $8 magazine they put out along with Storm of Sigmar. It has all of the fluff, the rules (4 pages), painting guides, lots of pictures of Golden Demon-ass models. It also comes with a free Stormcast Eternal. With a hammer, per your request.


Sounds perfect. Is it still available?

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29 Sep 2016 13:38 #235159 by Michael Barnes
I actually just got one today, picked it up while replacing some sorry ass Reaper and Vallejo metallics.

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29 Sep 2016 13:58 - 29 Sep 2016 13:59 #235160 by Mr. White
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29 Sep 2016 14:07 #235161 by Michael Barnes
Yep, that's it. $8 cover price. But makes you want to spend more. :-/

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29 Sep 2016 14:08 - 29 Sep 2016 14:22 #235163 by Mr. White
This time next year, I'm going to be talking about building out Age of Sigmar armies aren't I?

I hope I can show restraint. If I go down this route something will have to go...something big...
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29 Sep 2016 16:59 #235181 by Matt Thrower

Michael Barnes wrote: Yep, that's it. $8 cover price. But makes you want to spend more. :-/


I'm curious about the figure that comes with this. It seems to be unique to the magazine: I can't see it in any of their other Stormcast boxes. Anyone else know where it's from?

Although they all look pretty much the same to me anyway.

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