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 Shadowclaimer wrote:
Lady Atia on Twitter has been posting White Dwarf pics all day.

I threw them up on my blog for those interested.

https://clankhorvaak.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/aos-white-dwarf-leaks/

Includes all the variants of the Liberators, the Celestant, and a ton of assorted pictures of them "in action".

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 judgedoug wrote:
The Age of Sigmar $74 Book:

74 dollar book is NOT a big rule book. its the campaign setting. new warscrolls, new scenarios, full background, some new rules (but NO balancing rules). takes the place in official gw display rack of whfb 8 rulebook. It is different than the AoS box set 96 page book. different. its like a campaign setting for a rpg basically, with background and stats and adventures. but adventures for miniatures called scenarios.


dice cups for $40:
sculpted painted cast resin with fancy stuff on them geared to each faction. set of 8 special dice. symbols on ONES for whatever reason


new miniatures sets coming out:
different sprues of the same guys from AoS set, with weapon options like swords and 2-h hammers. arrows/bows.
clamshell is the main good guy from the AoS set, but on foot instead.


new terrain: balefull realmgates









Added July 2

New names, compiled by Freytag93

Order:
Sigmar and his Stormcast Eternals -new
Duardin - dwarfs
Red Slayers - regular humans: empire, bretonnia, etc. (not clear on this)
Aelf - combined elves: dark, high, and wood
Seraphon - lizardmen

Chaos:
Mortal followers (if a new name, not clear) - WoC
Bray herds (also not clear on if new name. I am inclined to say it will stay beastmen) - beastmen
Skaven/ratmen - skaven (duh)
Daemon hosts - DoC

Death:
Not specified, though there are some pretty "inspired" names included such as deathmages, deathrattlers, and dead walkers (cause those of course aren't anything related to zombies - combination of VoC and Tomb Kings

Destruction:
Orruks - Orks
Grots - Goblins
Ogors - OK

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BoLS is reporting the following:


At long last, the rumors on the WFB 9th Edition starter box are starting to arrive. Get on in here!


First of all, multiple folks around the world have been reporting hushed hints from GW retail staff to “Come into the store on April 24th for SOMETHiNG BIG”.

The exact verbiage varies, but that date of April 24th was always consistant.

Then this showed up!

Warhammer 9th Starter Set Contents
via Tozudos a Deices (Spanish)

“Saludos a todos.

Vuelvo a vosotros de mi letargo para informaros de algo que me ha llegado de fuentes muy fiables. Ya sabéis que si veis que hay actualización en Tozudos a Dieces es porque tenemos una bomba.

Contenido de la caja de novena edición. 24 de abril en prepedidos. Todas las minis son nuevas y traen las reglas dentro, así como peanas redondas.

-Caos: dos personajes, uno exclusivo; cinco miniaturas de caballería, diez guerreros del Caos, d5 demonios del Caos, algún tipo de monstruo del Caos.

-Luz: dos personajes, 10 guerreros sagrados, 10 guerreros de la nueva facción, cinco caballeros sagrados a caballo, máquina de guerra enana.

En la facción de las luz las minis se parecerán a caballeros del grial.

Esta es la información que podemos traeros. Seguiremos informando.”



Translation via google: (not the greatest)

“Greetings to all.

Back to you from my slumber to inform you of something that has come to me from very reliable sources. You know that if you see no update Stubborn to Dieces is because we have a bomb.

Contents of the box ninth edition. April 24 in pre-ordering. All minis are new and bring the rules into and round bases.

-Chaos: Two characters, one exclusive; five miniatures cavalry, ten warriors of Chaos, Chaos demons d5, some kind of monster Chaos.

-Light: Two characters 10 holy warriors 10 warriors of the new faction, five holy knights on horseback, dwarf war machine.

In light faction minis grail knights appear.

This is the information that we can bring you. Keep you informed.”



WFB 9th Roundup
You will also this is yet another rumorsource saying WFB 9th is moving to round bases… Also note that from other sources, there will be multiple WFB 9th products, rulebook, a new starter, and possibly a skirmish based set/game. Its unknown which product this one is describing.


Added 22-05-2015:

– WFB 9th is simply called “Warhammer’

– New rules provide for two games in one:

a) A small scale game with few models

b) A full scale game like the previous WFB

– The small scale game has heavy limitations on models that can be used such as exotic units and units that would be unbalancing at a small scale.

– Triple book format with rules and history split up ~Editor, this sounds like the current 40K format

– Round bases

– June 20th

– 6 Factions

– Game picks up after the End Times series, taking it into account.



 unmercifulconker wrote:
JESUS CHRIST THOSE MODELS, ME THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL,

trying to grab the image at warseer.




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Look at those Sigmarite war machines, look at that dragon demigryphon lizard thing, look at those stellar wings, look at the kick ass sorceror

Look at it....
LOOK AT IT


Chaos half.

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Spanish is not my first or 2nd language but I understand most of it so here it goes:

Small correction on paragraph:
"In light faction minis grail knights appear. "

Should probably say something like this instead:

- The miniatures in the light faction look like grail knights.

Spanish speakers can correct it better though


   
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Well if this is true then I am sticking to what I have and playing 8th.

Pretty much the nail in the coffin as far as I am concerned.


 
   
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Seems like a good spot to point out that Mantic has announced they will release tournament-legal Kings of War lists for all GW Fantasy factions.

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Still confused with the round bases thing!



 lord_blackfang wrote:
Seems like a good spot to point out that Mantic has announced they will release tournament-legal Kings of War lists for all GW Fantasy factions.


Classic

Are those listings free and when will they release them?

   
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I don't think it's quite as direct as that...

- We will be putting out tournament legal army lists for lots of non-Mantic armies. These will not be canon in KoW IP but they’ll be great to battle with and against. I think a book detailing say 10 new armies would make an excellent addition – with the armies being either historical or fantasy themed (this is where the Twilight Kin will live until we get them their own Mantic sculpts and a full army – at which point we move them into the main canon). This will allow people with existing armies a chance to play KoW – which is good for us all when we are trying to find an opponent. I cannot recall many other miniature companies that actively promote the use of other manufacturer’s figures in their game, and I think a good example of mantic putting the game before other considerations. These armies will be the perfect place to fit a lot of people’s existing Kingdoms of Men armies, with plenty of options available.



However, mantic do make their army lists free online as well as in book.

I imagine the way it will work is, you won't see a 'Bretonnian' list. But what you will see is a "Arthurian Camelot" army list, that happens to have 4 different variants of Knight Units, archers and peasant infantry...
   
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Traditionally, all KoW playing materials were free.

From a recent KoW Kickstarter update:

We will be putting out tournament legal army lists for lots of non-Mantic armies. These will not be canon in KoW IP but they’ll be great to battle with and against. I think a book detailing say 10 new armies would make an excellent addition – with the armies being either historical or fantasy themed (this is where the Twilight Kin will live until we get them their own Mantic sculpts and a full army – at which point we move them into the main canon). This will allow people with existing armies a chance to play KoW – which is good for us all when we are trying to find an opponent. I cannot recall many other miniature companies that actively promote the use of other manufacturer’s figures in their game, and I think a good example of mantic putting the game before other considerations. These armies will be the perfect place to fit a lot of people’s existing Kingdoms of Men armies, with plenty of options available.


Mantic's volunteer Rules Committee have already confirmed Lizzies, Ratmen and WoC as part of that.

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I'm positive they'll continue to remain free. They were free and unofficial before, I think they'll just see some 2nd Ed tweaks and remain free.

I continue to remain curious about 9th though.

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Sounds like typical clickbait, BoLS are a laughing stock when it comes to rumours

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Warhammer 9th - "All your old models are obsolete so you don't have to feel guilty about starting a new army "

   
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Free rules, count me in then


GW should adopt something like that. I mean you could still buy the fluffy with all the nice pictures books if you wanted too but for gaming purposes free PDF's with the rules should be the way to go for a game in clear decline.

   
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As I had just started to collect stuff for a Fantasy army (from Perry and Victrix....), I'm in an ideal position no matter how the wind blows; all of 4 models are on bases at present, so whatever my club does and what the big names offer, I can adapt, should I so choose.

Still absolute gak for everyone else, and even myself to a large extent (I liked the ideas behind WFB, and in the wake of 7th 40k, the rules were a damned slight better). Absolutely fascinating though to see GW basically give up on a product line.

Therefore, I conclude, Valve should announce Half Life 2: Episode 3.
 
   
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 NAVARRO wrote:
Spanish is not my first or 2nd language but I understand most of it so here it goes:

Small correction on paragraph:
"In light faction minis grail knights appear. "

Should probably say something like this instead:

- The miniatures in the light faction look like grail knights.

Spanish speakers can correct it better though



That is correct
   
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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Traditionally, all KoW playing materials were free.

From a recent KoW Kickstarter update:

We will be putting out tournament legal army lists for lots of non-Mantic armies. These will not be canon in KoW IP but they’ll be great to battle with and against. I think a book detailing say 10 new armies would make an excellent addition – with the armies being either historical or fantasy themed (this is where the Twilight Kin will live until we get them their own Mantic sculpts and a full army – at which point we move them into the main canon). This will allow people with existing armies a chance to play KoW – which is good for us all when we are trying to find an opponent. I cannot recall many other miniature companies that actively promote the use of other manufacturer’s figures in their game, and I think a good example of mantic putting the game before other considerations. These armies will be the perfect place to fit a lot of people’s existing Kingdoms of Men armies, with plenty of options available.


Mantic's volunteer Rules Committee have already confirmed Lizzies, Ratmen and WoC as part of that.


I'm on the rules committee and can confirm that the lists will most likely be a refresh and expansion of the currently available fan lists (most of which were written by the head of the rules committee):

https://manticforum.com/forum/kings-of-war/general-discussion-aa/109-compilation-of-kow-army-lists-and-rules

So, if you'd like to get started, grab a list and the current free download of the rules and you're sorted. Rules and army lists are free and always will be.

Feedback and anything you'd like to see can be posted on the forums, or you can pm me/ post in the dakka mantic subforum.

I don't really mind what is happening with 9th since I lost interest with warhammer as a game a while ago (7th edition broken army books took the fun out of it), sounds like they are going for more of a 40k style game with warbands of minis picking over the scraps of the shattered world.

If they do it well and create a good modern ruleset it could end up being an excellent new version of mordheim in terms of overall feel.

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Apparently the Grail kn ights are holy warriors from the remenant Empire, not Brets, according to the rfumourmill on Warseer.

They apparently operate from a surviving Empire city in the bubbleverse. What Warseer hasnt picked up on yet is wehich city. According to d4chan Averheim is the last standing Empire city, and could be the capital of the bubble.

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So they spend £1000's making moulds for the end times stuff for it to become obsolete, something's not right there. I guess 8th edition will become online only. This means I'll have even less reason to go into a GW store.
   
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PhantomViper wrote:
I don't understand how this isn't here yet?


Well, it could be due to this:

PhantomViper wrote:

BoLS is reporting...


Or it could just be that GW themselves have effectively killed all interest in WFB?
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
PhantomViper wrote:
I don't understand how this isn't here yet?


Well, it could be due to this:

PhantomViper wrote:

BoLS is reporting...


Or it could just be that GW themselves have effectively killed all interest in WFB?


Yeah, after the frustration and anger, all that will be left is apathy...and in that regard WHFB won't be much different than any other niche game with its few loyal fans.

It seems like there is more support for the idea of switching to round bases. Honestly, it doesn't seem like there is much left of the old WHFB in this new WHFB EXTREME, so they might as well go all-the-way with these changes.

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 Accolade wrote:
Yeah, after the frustration and anger, all that will be left is apathy...and in that regard WHFB won't be much different than any other niche game with its few loyal fans.

It seems like there is more support for the idea of switching to round bases. Honestly, it doesn't seem like there is much left of the old WHFB in this new WHFB EXTREME, so they might as well go all-the-way with these changes.
From all the rumors I'm seeing about the new edition, from GeeDub's justification for the changes, and from the few people I've heard getting excited about 9E, WHFB is absolutely geared at tapping the 40k Young'uns market - otherwise known as The Dub's favorite demographic, much to the detriment of everything they've done in the last 10-ish years.

I for one look forward to continuing to play pre-End Times 8E. That and Infinity. Also Mordheim. Possibly Malifaux.

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I take full credit for predicting that Warhammer fantasy would switch to round bases.

Ok, I didn't predict that bit, but my analysis (which was posted on another thread weeks ago) predicted the following:

1) Brand new skirmish game with at least 6 factions, with the possibility of including a brand new faction to drum up interest. GW may be a lot of things, but they're not blind, and they will have seen how similar games from other companies are performing.

2) A half decent starter box set to suck people in (well obviously ) with the difference being that they're going for a 40k style low model count, as the high cost of Fantasy was too prohibitive. This is why we're getting round bases. Plus having your two main games use the same bases will save money on production.

3) And this is the most important point IMO. GW have all but confirmed that the target market is teenagers. Anybody over the age of 15 can go hang. Evidence? Look at how GW have changed their paint products the last 5 years. Everything is geared up to Basecoat, devlin mud all over, highlight, and easy bases with the textured paints. Throw snap fit models into the mix, and it's clear GW want teenagers getting into the game with the minimum amount of fuss, but still having models with a decent paint job. Perfect for the xbox generation.






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I'm not miffed by it. It'll be interesting if they go round base. That's a lot of models they pull to repackage or simply stop producing.

That said the only thing about round base that would make me sad is it might slide into the same niche that Wrath of Kings is filling for me and it'll be hard to generate interest in WoK if Fantasy from GW is in play in a reasonable way.

Either way I'm looking forward to it. Maybe fantasy will actually be played locally even if it's a different game than currently exists.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Seems like a good spot to point out that Mantic has announced they will release tournament-legal Kings of War lists for all GW Fantasy factions.


Called it. If GW go ahead with this Faction-blob round base shenanigan plan then Mantic will just take everyone and giggle. Sure, you can use your existing army and miniatures. We don't mind. And when people want to buy new stuff? They'll buy mantic.


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lol saying there aiming for 15yr olds is probably aiming a little high. Most of the fluff recently falls into the pre teen quality band of power rangers etc.

I am expecting the new holy warriors to have massive shoulder pads and not a single flat surface that is not covered in bling.

Also more or less mono pose.



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I remain hopeful that 9th edition will be a positive turn for the game. The biggest factor of concern for me is whether GW will address the army size creep of the game and thus render the game more affordable.

Re-basing all of my models would be irritating, but it would not be the end of the world. I'm similarly prepared to accept some models/units disappear. If these things happen without a general reduction in the cost of playing WFB, my desire to address them by paying for more GW product will be pretty much non-existent.
   
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There was a collective screech of "NOOOOOOO" from the pile of painted ratmen I'm trying to finish up as they heard the sound of things being round based. Yikes.

I am curious to see what everything looks like in the box.

Always been a big fan of starter boxes for tabletop games. Feel more like board games with their big boxes of stuff and piles of rules.
Last few starters have been pretty decent in terms of sculpts, variety, and value in my eyes (even if they never get used for their intended purpose).

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
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It's occurred to me that GW might do a War of the rings - models with round bases fitting into square shaped move trays for bigger formations. Perhaps new fantasy won't be purely a skirmish game after all...

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
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Last few starters have been pretty decent in terms of sculpts, variety, and value in my eyes (even if they never get used for their intended purpose).


Indeed! While I may not play WFB at all, if the sculpts are on par with DV and IoB (and hopefully, being round based, more dynamic than than the latter), I may end buying some/all of the minis from the set just to paint if the price is right.

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 DarkStarSabre wrote:
then Mantic will just take everyone and giggle.


Not everyone. I find their rules uninteresting and prefer my models to be, y'know, MODELS rather than counters to define footprint size. You may as well play KoW with pieces of cardboard cut to appropriate size. I already own plenty of games that do the same thing better and more interestingly and are self contained.

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 Platuan4th wrote:
 DarkStarSabre wrote:
then Mantic will just take everyone and giggle.


Not everyone. I find their rules uninteresting and prefer my models to be, y'know, MODELS rather than counters to define footprint size. You may as well play KoW with pieces of cardboard cut to appropriate size. I already own plenty of games that do the same thing better and more interestingly and are self contained.




You could do that with every single miniature game that I know of. Just cut the cardboard to the size of the appropriate base, and voilá, instant "models" for every single miniature game in existence.
   
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 Do_I_Not_Like_That wrote:
It's occurred to me that GW might do a War of the rings - models with round bases fitting into square shaped move trays for bigger formations. Perhaps new fantasy won't be purely a skirmish game after all...


War of the ring would have been an excellent system to move towards. Lots of great things in that rule set.

   
 
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