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Warcry: The future of the Eightpoints… - WarCom


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Warcry: The future of the Eightpoints…

Warcry – it’s pretty good, eh? Over the past month or so, hordes of you have sought tabletop glory in the Eightpoints, experiencing a new age of skirmish combat in the mortal realms and generally having a cracking time. So, with the game soaring in popularity, we wanted to give you an update on our future plans – of which we have lots!

Firstly, a heads-up. The Warcry Starter Set, in its current form, won’t be around forever. We’re letting you know so if you’re looking to give a friend or family member the gift of eternal carnage in the blood-stained wastes of the Eightpoints for Christmas, you’ll want to grab your copy today. Check with your local store to see if they’ve still got the Starter Set on their shelves.

Getting started with Warcry is still super simple, even without the Starter Set – just grab the Core Rules, then pick a warband and a Ravaged Lands set.

Another piece of good news is that you’ve got loads of awesome stuff to look forward to for Warcry. For one, the excellent scenery from the box will be available separately before long, perfect for building Warcry boards and creating epic cityscapes for your games. For another, the Iron Golem, Untamed Beasts and Chaotic Beasts are available separately right now.

After that, you can look forward to a new book containing rules for all the warbands in the game (and much, much more besides!), meaning if you missed out on their faction cards, you’ll still be able to play with them.

What’s more, as the sharp-eyed among you will have noticed, we’ve got two more warbands on the way. As an early teaser, here’s one of the barbarous pit-fighters from the Spire Tyrants – the battle-hardened gladiator tribes from the Varanspire itself.

It’s like someone crossed a Chaos Marauder and one of the Varanguard – then threw in a healthy dash of terror for good measure!

Meanwhile, if Monsters & Mercenaries has you raring to tackle (or enslave!) more terrifying beasts from the fighting pits of the Varanspire, good news! All manner of monstrous horrors are on the way, like this brutal Fomoroid Crusher.

Sick of your enemies hiding behind the scenery? Just enlist this guy to throw some at them. Simple!

And that’s just a small taste of what’s to come for Warcry! If you’re still looking for a Starter Set, make sure to grab it now before it disappears. If you’re already sorted, secure your copy of Monsters & Mercenaries and await your chaotic reinforcements…



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Love the new Spire Tyrant.

Posted at the right time, I’m about to board a plane, so something to look through.
Monster thing is ok too.

I wonder if that runout engine weapon fits with that Spire Tyrant Theme. I’d say so
   
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Spire Tyrant looks a wee bit bland for me - particularly compared to the other warbands. But, defo the classic Marauder aesthetic.

Big beasty? Not keen on the paint job. Grey rock and grey skin and grey hair makes it look a bit, well, blobby. Spesh the left hand - just not enough contrast between the colours.

Make the bindings bone coloured or proper manky, and the stone obsidian/green etc? I think it'd look tonnes better.

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Nice monster.

Not a fan of how GW goes back and forth on whether rules should be on cards or in books with Warcry. They seem to do the same thing as with their other releases, having the books stick around while the reference cards are temporary and while stock lasts, but without the benefit of providing both at the same time so you can actually choose the format you prefer. But I guess at least we won't have to worry about the accessibility of out of stock warband rules now.

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Is the fomoid a fimir/ogor/troggoth hybrid?

I love the look of it. The color scheme makes me think of LOTR trolls, which is nice. Only issue is the metal looks too much like skin. I thought the top of his head was an iron mask, not flesh.

The varanspire is okay. Nothing special, but I like the look. I wish he had better clothes though; we already have two other Conan the barbarian looking warbands.
   
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I like that the Spire Tyrants are just updated Marauders.

The Ruined Chapel is short parts from the box set but appears the have a new sprue instead
   
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 DaveC wrote:
The Ruined Chapel is short parts from the box set but appears the have a new sprue instead

What have you spotted? I though it was just these two sprues -
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Love both of these. I expect the spire tyrant is a bland grunt, and that the leader and other "big brutes" should be great.

Fomoroid gives me hope that the Fimir will reappear in some form...

   
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beast_gts wrote:
 DaveC wrote:
The Ruined Chapel is short parts from the box set but appears the have a new sprue instead

What have you spotted? I though it was just these two sprues -
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The upper level of the chapel are new parts not in the main boxed game - the walls with the broken pillars notice how the broken pillar still has the head intact unlike the one in the main box.

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That was unexpected.

'Fomoroid' is honestly one of the most terrible names they could think up, even by AoS wacky name standards, but the model is excellent. All sorts of implications about what's going on there- I assumed it's 'fimir' as engineered mutation/grafting.

Etymologically weird to recast some of the concept they tacked onto 'fimir' onto a clear linguistic derivative of 'fomorian' but that's just GW being careless with mythology.

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 DaveC wrote:
The upper level of the chapel are new parts not in the main boxed game - the walls with the broken pillars notice how the broken pillar still has the head intact unlike the one in the main box.

Good spot! So it looks like a ruined wall sprue.
   
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Voss wrote:
That was unexpected.

'Fomoroid' is honestly one of the most terrible names they could think up, even by AoS wacky name standards, but the model is excellent. All sorts of implications about what's going on there- I assumed it's 'fimir' as engineered mutation/grafting.

Etymologically weird to recast some of the concept they tacked onto 'fimir' onto a clear linguistic derivative of 'fomorian' but that's just GW being careless with mythology.


I actually think its the most straight forward name AoS has. it's not a Fomorian, but its Fomorian-ish. Hence, "Fomoroid".

   
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Love the Spire Tyrant, exactly the kind of classic Chaos aesthetic I'm looking for.

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Well the box won't have nearly as much terrain as the starter set does, so probably time to get that terrain.

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Carlovonsexron wrote:
Voss wrote:
That was unexpected.

'Fomoroid' is honestly one of the most terrible names they could think up, even by AoS wacky name standards, but the model is excellent. All sorts of implications about what's going on there- I assumed it's 'fimir' as engineered mutation/grafting.

Etymologically weird to recast some of the concept they tacked onto 'fimir' onto a clear linguistic derivative of 'fomorian' but that's just GW being careless with mythology.


I actually think its the most straight forward name AoS has. it's not a Fomorian, but its Fomorian-ish. Hence, "Fomoroid".


They're all pretty straightforward twists of existing fantasy names. That's exactly what makes them so terrible.
It's a terrible pretence that looks ugly and childish on the page. 'This is OUR concept that's totally different while being exactly the same. And to 'prove' it we moved letters around.' (Or terribly misuse suffixes)

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Well the box won't have nearly as much terrain as the starter set does, so probably time to get that terrain.
That terrain box is not packaged like a Ravaged Land, which means it will probably be multiple terrain sets like the Domain of Sigmar sets, and won't include a board or terrain cards. I think they will repackage the starter set terrain in a Ravaged Land, because the terrain cards and board are not as optional as Kill Team (which never rereleased the Sector Imperialis killzone), but are probably waiting to sell through all the starters first.

But who knows? Probably best to get the starter set anyway, just in case. Beware the FOMOroid...

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Voss wrote:


They're all pretty straightforward twists of existing fantasy names. That's exactly what makes them so terrible.
It's a terrible pretence that looks ugly and childish on the page. 'This is OUR concept that's totally different while being exactly the same. And to 'prove' it we moved letters around.' (Or terribly misuse suffixes)


As long as it avoids blood-noun-of-bloody-bloodness, or the wolfy wolf wolfer of Icy wolfishness, GW is doing better than (their own) normal in my eyes. Which isn't a very high bar, sure.

   
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Liking the new stuff and good on GW to announce that the Warcry box is going out of stock "soon" and before Christmas and also in getting al ot of the individual content within it released faster to market and not leaving the market without for a long lag period.

The Spire Tyrant makes me think that the new warbands will fully replace marauders in Slaves to Darkness once that tome arrives.

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The pictures of the Spire tyrant and the cyclop is named "Warcry starter" it could be the new starter box that will replace the (not that) old one.

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The Spire Tyrant is boring, honestly. It’s just a generic marauder with a helmet, and not even especially well executed in my opinion. First Warcry model I’ve not liked though, so still a good hit rate.

The Fomoroid however is excellent.
   
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Chopstick wrote:
The pictures of the Spire tyrant and the cyclop is named "Warcry starter" it could be the new starter box that will replace the (not that) old one.


Maybe it's an alternate starter set at a lower price point like AoS and 40k have? Just one warband pitted against a monster, maybe with a bit of terrain in it?

Or perhaps the pictures might be called that because the first half of the article is devoted to the fate of the current starter set and the pictures are tagged thus so the author knows to put them in there.

Could be anything.

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I hope that book offers a decent chunk of new content, as a bit of fluff and just a printed collection of the stat and ability cards, sounds like a bit of a non-release. More than most GW current games, I feel like Warcry really benefits from a steady drip of quest-lines, artifacts, etc...

I also wouldn't be surprised if just into the new year we get a new starter set with two remaining, known warbands, the Fomoroid replacing the chaos beasts as a neutral monster, and a new terrain set. It including 100% new content could make is a new point of entry that also sells really well to current players.

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 ImAGeek wrote:
The Spire Tyrant is boring, honestly. It’s just a generic marauder with a helmet, and not even especially well executed in my opinion.


You say that now, but then you realize the axe head is a separate bit and the weapon can also be assembled into a broom. And then you'll realize that a contest of Chaos janitors is all you ever wanted out of Warcry.

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 Geifer wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
The Spire Tyrant is boring, honestly. It’s just a generic marauder with a helmet, and not even especially well executed in my opinion.


You say that now, but then you realize the axe head is a separate bit and the weapon can also be assembled into a broom. And then you'll realize that a contest of Chaos janitors is all you ever wanted out of Warcry.


You are a genius! I'm betting an ork topknot would be the perfect size for a mop!

   
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 Geifer wrote:
Chopstick wrote:
The pictures of the Spire tyrant and the cyclop is named "Warcry starter" it could be the new starter box that will replace the (not that) old one.


Maybe it's an alternate starter set at a lower price point like AoS and 40k have? Just one warband pitted against a monster, maybe with a bit of terrain in it?

Or perhaps the pictures might be called that because the first half of the article is devoted to the fate of the current starter set and the pictures are tagged thus so the author knows to put them in there.

Could be anything.


Only the ruin, the spire tyrant, and the monster is labelled as "Starter", the other picture is named "Warcry Future"
   
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Voss wrote:
Carlovonsexron wrote:
Voss wrote:
That was unexpected.

'Fomoroid' is honestly one of the most terrible names they could think up, even by AoS wacky name standards, but the model is excellent. All sorts of implications about what's going on there- I assumed it's 'fimir' as engineered mutation/grafting.

Etymologically weird to recast some of the concept they tacked onto 'fimir' onto a clear linguistic derivative of 'fomorian' but that's just GW being careless with mythology.


I actually think its the most straight forward name AoS has. it's not a Fomorian, but its Fomorian-ish. Hence, "Fomoroid".


They're all pretty straightforward twists of existing fantasy names. That's exactly what makes them so terrible.
It's a terrible pretence that looks ugly and childish on the page. 'This is OUR concept that's totally different while being exactly the same. And to 'prove' it we moved letters around.' (Or terribly misuse suffixes)
Seems fine to me. It's formian-ish, thereby formoroid. Straightforward and makes sense. IMO you are reading into it too much.

And always remember the alternative: ripperdactyls, bloodsecrator, deadwalkers, adjectivenoun verbnouner, etc...

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I just want to remind people how many "proper sounding" and "really advanced scientific names" are just "person who found it out" bolted onto a latin description of a property of it. Or even just a straight up latin description. It only sounds fancy because the majority of people can't read proper latin.

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Sigh. It doesn't actually prevent the model (or future Fomorians) from being 'Formoroid Adjectivenoun Verbnouner'

The issue is it sounds horrible, and despite what their IP department thinks, the model is still clearly derivative from folktales (giant misshapen humanoid with a covered single eye? When folktale fomorians are giant misshapen humanoids and the most famous individual has a single eye that blasts and/or curses people?).

So making it sound stupid doesn't actually fulfill the intended purpose.

I'd much rather have more ripperdactyls and bloodsecrators.
At least someone was trying to be clever, even if they failed.

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The big gribbly will probably look much better with with a diffeent palette and some more high contrast yet smoother transitions.

   
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Am I alone in hoping that the leader for the Spire Tyrants will just be Frazetta's "Death Dealer"?

   
 
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