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Missouri

The dragon's face is kinda weird-looking...like the hydra's but with about a billion more teeth.

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Ancestor runes are confirmed! Yuuusssssss.
   
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Let's start in the corner and go counter-clockwise!

11:00- Ooh, a dragon! My it's limbs are spindly. I guess that's okay, it's like the High el- ... OH GOD THE HEAD!

10:00 Ooh, a chaos star floating on a wind pillar. Okay I guess. I hope no one bumps the table while my carefully converted wizard is balanced on it.

10:30 (center) Chimera! Aside from the peculiar dragon wattle, I suppose not bad. No where near as good as the Banebeast Chimera, but I assume this won't cost $100. Then again, with price rises....

6:00 Some characters! I don't really care.

5:00 A cockatrice! I can't think of anything negative to say about this. A genuinely decent model from start to finish, and I quite like the goose-bumpy skin texture.

3:00 A manticore. OH DEAR.

2:00 A throne. If I played Vampire counts I'd be really excited about this. Since I don't, I'm not.

1:00 Some kind of pedestal tower thing. From what little we can see it's not bad, but the gargoyles are just odd. I guess the warping powers of the nightmare realm can make anything possible, but I'd hope the ruinous powers can conjure something a bit more impressive than impractical architecture.

12:00 (center) Another manticore. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!

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If this is the best GW's monster department can put together, I think it's pretty likely that rumoured Cygor kit won't be prying my wallet open.

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"Oh my god, what's wrong with your faaaace?!"

It's hard for me to judge the manticore really, but from what little I can see of it...oh dear. The pose looks terrible and I dare say that the metal one was much better posed...despite being anorexic and uglier than sin.

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Honestly they could have done a lot better. Look at what some of the smaller miniature companies are putting out.

They're not bad, they're good, but I was at least expecting better looking dragons that didn't have a goofy looking head.
   
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I can't shake the feeling that the black dragon is yawning at the entire battlefield.

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The four Magic Focus Points, sold in pairs on 9th July (also notice pic of Dark Elf Sorceress), all posted by M'ichal over at Warseer:



The other gubbins like templates, dice and cards (including "ancestral runes"!) in a deluxe box, sold the same day:



Bigger pic of the monsters( Ridden Monsters 40€, Single Monsters 30€, Heroes on foot 10,50€) :





Just for completeness, here the confirmation of the Vampire second wave in August, featuring a "new Vampiric Monster":



Fun fact by BramGaunt:
White Dwarf Release will change a little bit.

The plan is that noone gets their WD any time ahead of the release date. For prescriptions that means that there is a likelyhood that they will get theirs AFTER the actual release. No more early scans and peaks.

Funny thing is that was to avoid this stuff here to happen. Nice to see how that worked out. Nice pics, M

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Well the new DE sorceress looks better than the other one...glad to see the dragon has two head options because I'm not a fan of that one.

I didn't think it was possible, but honestly? I think the new manticore is worse. Seriously, that's what I was waiting for this whole time? I hate everything about it.

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why does the Cockatrice have a foot on the end of its tail?


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I quite like all the monsters, even the manticore. Though I could've done with out the burning skulls and wind skulls.

I'm actually excited for the release, rather than filled with diabolic dreadfire portal dread of magic further ruining the game.

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why does the Cockatrice have a foot on the end of its tail?


...no idea...

I quite like all the monsters, even the manticore.


Do you mind if I ask why? lol

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The Chimera is the one I was most looking forward to, but that 'dragon' head on it seems... wrong.

Does it have a goiter?

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In a sense I'm glad as it'll make it easier to get models for Warhammer Quest. I don't play 8th Ed fantasy currently but I quite like the Cockatrice (IMO it's the best there) but the Manticore's look static, for some reason I just heard "I WANTS SWEETS!" and the Chimera looks like it's got head shaped tumors instead of actual 'free' heads? I quite like the scenery though, shame they couldn't find more room for some skulls

It is funny how they think their work is top secret though, yet we still manage to get sneak peaks like this

Seriously though, idiots

   
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I really like the cockatrice. That Dark Elf sorceress standing on the Dreadfire portal is pretty great too, and this is coming from someone who hates Dark Elves.

Not surprised on Ancestor Runes. Dwarfs had to get something, and that was the obvious route. I'm guessing one will let them "control" monsters to get in on that action too...

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Wow, that Dragon is simply amazing, looks like I'll get one of them and a Manticore for my DE, hoping to make the Lord and Sorceress mounts interchangeable on the two beasties, hope it can be easily done. So long June's pay-cheque!

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Hmm I wonder what the alt head for the dragon is

I am sad though that theres no Magic Focus Point that fits HE or Lizardmen style

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Alpharius wrote:The Chimera is the one I was most looking forward to, but that 'dragon' head on it seems... wrong.

If you look closer, the dragon's head mirrors the Hydra's head, so give the army's monsters a unified look.
But read the describtion in the scan for the number of options you get with the kit.

And finally a GW terrain piece without a skull ... wait

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Citadel's queen of creatures, Trish Morrison, has spent the last few years in her own lair preparing for the new monsters to be unleashed upon the world ...
I didn't expect much when I heard Morrison was behind these critters, and these pics just confirm my suspicions. The cockatrice is the best of the bunch (but WTF?! at hand on the end of its tail), and I suppose I like the chaos star on pillar of fire / wind on principle. The vortexes are nifty too.

Really though, I continue to look forward to not doing anything with Storm of Magic

At least it looks like DE and WoC get some new characters, which is groovy.

EDIT - Just noticed the chaos heroes riding those manticores. Plastic mounted lord models, that's kinda neat, just a pity that they come with an expensive, fuggly monster between their legs

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Is the cockatrice a being of chaos? That could explain the tail claw I suppose

 
   
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... I guess the Cocktrice could be used as a Quetzalcoatle-ish addition to a Lizardman army? (once you get rid of the weird third hand...)


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I just don't know how to feel about all this. I will really have to wait till I can see the models/rules to decide I guess.
   
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Boss Salvage wrote:I didn't expect much when I heard Morrison was behind these critters, and these pics just confirm my suspicions. The cockatrice is the best of the bunch (but WTF?! at hand on the end of its tail), and I suppose I like the chaos star on pillar of fire / wind on principle. The vortexes are nifty too.


Sad but true. Many of these new monsters look extremely cartoonish, like kids toys.

The giant skulls throne is totally ridiculous.
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Really though, I continue to look forward to not doing anything with Storm of Magic

At least it looks like DE and WoC get some new characters, which is groovy.

EDIT - Just noticed the chaos heroes riding those manticores. Plastic mounted lord models, that's kinda neat, just a pity that they come with an expensive, fuggly monster between their legs

- Salvage


I'm very keen on the new sorceress for the dark elves, I'm fairly certain she'll be succumbing to Slaanesh before too long. Perhaps then some good will come of this with some new character models.

As to the mounted chaos lords, the bits companies are going to be your friend there.




ALSO, did anyone else note the manticore wings having a scorpion-like claw...? Seems it's ok for GW to send Raging Heroes a C&D about their lammasu head, yet here are GW stealing a design straight from Raging Heroes.

Cheeky bastards... Hope they have a C&D in the mail soon.



 
   
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Everything looks great, but by the time my armies get a new released, I'll have a new book. ( I play Dwarves, Wood elves and Deamons).
   
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Not impressed. Maelstrom will be getting my monster money.

   
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I feel the cartoony, toy look is mostly due to bad paint jobs. I could maybe accept bright colors on a Cockatrice, but a Manticore with an orange mane just looks silly not matter how good/bad the actual sculpt is.

I might get the dragon as it's body looks very well done. Chimera is meh and Manticore would require way to much fixing for me to consider it. It's better to just convert the griffin mount from the last starter box.
   
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Kroothawk wrote:
Alpharius wrote:The Chimera is the one I was most looking forward to, but that 'dragon' head on it seems... wrong.

If you look closer, the dragon's head mirrors the Hydra's head, so give the army's monsters a unified look.
But read the describtion in the scan for the number of options you get with the kit.

And finally a GW terrain piece without a skull ... wait

What description where?

Help me out here!

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Courtesy of Warseer, the 4 new plastic characters.

Yes, that's proper "plastic" plastic, NOT finecast garbage.

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They are plastic!! Awesome! I really like them.

And @Alpharius it says there are two heads for the dragon, 5 mount heads for the sorceress.

The text is bottom left on the dragon page.

   
 
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