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 Albino Squirrel wrote:
So, there will be a kids version of Warhammer Underworlds.
While not impossible, I think Underworlds is probably the most tactically complex game out there right now. It is so easy to screw yourself over by making the wrong move at the wrong time. Making Underworlds for 10 year olds feels like it must be a bit more forgiving, like maybe allowing multiple movements per turn.

Also, I wonder if maybe this isn't a trial run for a younger version of 40k and AoS as well. I don't know about the UK, but the US has laws about how sharp and fragile toys can be per age group, and most GW models fail the puncture test hard (I think you could easily put an eye out with the majority of their models - not to mention the issue with using hobby knives). To appeal to 10 year olds, the models will have to be less grotesque (less flayed skin, most likely) and less sharp pointy bits, meaning that they'll probably choose a more cartoony vibe for the models, making them bulkier. It'll be interesting to see where this goes.

And news about Season 3 will be coming at the Open Day on July 20th.
I literally just finished my Nightvault collection yesterday! Haven't even put the last two warbands together yet... and now season 3? Hoping for some Daughters of Khaine and Idoneth this time. And, of course, some of the warbands will likely be previews of armies coming in 2020.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Ordered 6 of my 9 missing warbands last week, hopefully they all arrive for me to paint on my vacation time next week.

I’m hoping for(in no particular order)
Beastmen
.........
.........

Yeah, that about wraps it up .

Edit: we already have two Khorne and a Tzeentch group, how about some Slaanesh? Not really needing Nurgle as he’s gotten enough releases in the last few years, but I’m sure there are plenty of Nurgle figs that could be ported over like they’ve done with Stormcast and LoN.

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 Albino Squirrel wrote:
Well, this is kind of big news: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/07/10/underworlds-for-under-10sgw-homepage-post-3/

So, there will be a kids version of Warhammer Underworlds. And news about Season 3 will be coming at the Open Day on July 20th.

Both of those are awesome!

Sounds like the under-10 version is a ways off, but just a week to go to find out more about season 3
   
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I bought all SS1 warband twice each, skipped season 2, hopefully season 3 bring something interesting.
   
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I'm hoping for:
Non storm cast, non old.world style mortal humans
seraphon
slaanesh

   
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The kiddy version is actually really intriguing - my older nephews are 7 and 9 *and* for whatever reason Germany is one of the chosen countries that get all of the off-shoot games.

PS: No S2 stuff? Bu-bu-bu Gobbos! And Kharadron (and THANK YOU GW for making me play with Godsworn against those "balanced" stunties
   
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The removal of deckbuilding can also be appealing to play Underworlds as a more standard board game. I have friends I play boardgames with, who could be interested in an Underworlds game once in a while, but wouldn't go through the trouble of making decks in advance (especially since I'm the one owning the game, so the cards are at my place).
   
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fresus wrote:
The removal of deckbuilding can also be appealing to play Underworlds as a more standard board game. I have friends I play boardgames with, who could be interested in an Underworlds game once in a while, but wouldn't go through the trouble of making decks in advance (especially since I'm the one owning the game, so the cards are at my place).


This. I would also like it a game play option. Make it easier to jump in, and also means they can make more war bands with balance instead of worrying about all the cards ever created. And not place anything on a band list.
   
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I think they missed a trick by not making the faction specific cards the correct amount needed. Power cards are fine, however Objective cards are 3 short.

I'd love them to do an expansion that is faction cards for each of the factions, it could help bring some of the more difficult factions into line with the new stuff.

The objective of the game is to win. The point of the game is to have fun. The two should never be confused. 
   
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Right behind you.

Frankly what they missed with regards to the faction specific cards is not making them better or more easily usable.

Very few Faction Specific cards tend to outshine the generics.
   
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For what it's worth, the pretty reliable 75Hastings69 on the War of Sigmar blog had this to say:


I did hear some time back there were maybe 10 warbands this season (although I think 2 are from dreadfane as they were SE & NH), the others were (IIRC) DoK, Ogrurrrs (specifically 1 hunter and 1 or 2 animals), Wanderers, FeC (or might have been free peoples I can't remember), Seraphon, Slaanesh, Nurgle and another skaven. I myself would have liked Idoneth but this is a pretty nice mix of stuff, and at least no more Khorne or excessive SE.
   
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Decent list with a nice bit of variety DoK and Seraphon would be high on my wishlist, Slaanesh makes sense as they are a recent AoS release and if it's Free Peoples over FEC then that gives a good indication that they are close to getting an AoS release. Destruction and Death seem a bit under represented this time and if it's Free Peoples over FEC then there is no Death warband at all (unless the Banshees are considered a Season 3 release) it probably is FEC.

So the lion/hound preview is probably Wanderers? unless it goes with Ogor Hunter ??

Idoneth does seem to be a strange omission I guess that's for Season 4

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Right behind you.

The lion is definitely Wanderers. The crosshatching on the 'armor' it has is all over the Wild Riders and Eternal Guard.

However it's also present on the Arch-Revenant's shield--but that shouldn't be surprising at all since the Tree-Revenants are supposed to echo the form of the Wanderers.

Frankly, Idoneth being missing is not a big concern. If they were going to show up, it should have been in S2 as the Mor'phann Enclave have messed around a bit with Shadespire and its environs.
   
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Yeah that looks like a decent list if true.
Wouldn't be too interested in a Seraphon or a 2nd Skaven (unless its pretty different) set, but I'd pick up the rest.

Still hoping a DoK set contains at least one snakelady, whenever it comes out.

   
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Skaven set could be Clan Moulder (rat ogre, giant rats and a pack master), Clan Eshin (sneaky ninja rats), Clan Pestilense (plague monks, censer bearers), Clan Scryer(spelled wrong I’m sure as it’s been years, with Jezzails, orbs and a wizard) or just some slaves.

Seraphon would be good if they echo the Blood Bowl video game lizards, with them and a blood bowl team it could be a nice preview of things to come from an army book.

I want beastmen though

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California the Southern

A lot of those factions mentioned could have interesting mechanics especially if they really mix up unit variety and size. Good chance to make some new sculpts of things that need a bit of an update.

Skaven clans besides Pestilens would be cool. I thought the first skaven crew were pretty generic, but that was probably intentional.

I liked how the Kharadron team had guys from very specific roles and units. I certainly wouldn't mind a new assassin, engineer, or rat ogres. Globadiers or jezzails would be an interesting mix too.

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!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Pretty surprised to see Seraphon on the list, but looking forward to their models.

Skaven I'd expect to be Skryre themed, based on nothing in particular, Moulder a second choice if they go big on separate beasties this season (with Wanderers and Ogres also bringing pets along).

Free Peoples would by far be the most interesting one in terms of things to come however. Aside from the Warrior Priest in Silver Tower, their entire new aesthetics are a mystery. The former Empire's largely very grounded and historical style was always the most likely to change in AoS.. but to what? Hope they're in, just to finally find out.
   
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 Albino Squirrel wrote:
For what it's worth, the pretty reliable 75Hastings69 on the War of Sigmar blog had this to say:

I did hear some time back there were maybe 10 warbands this season (although I think 2 are from dreadfane as they were SE & NH), the others were (IIRC) DoK, Ogrurrrs (specifically 1 hunter and 1 or 2 animals), Wanderers, FeC (or might have been free peoples I can't remember), Seraphon, Slaanesh, Nurgle and another skaven. I myself would have liked Idoneth but this is a pretty nice mix of stuff, and at least no more Khorne or excessive SE.

Sweet!!

Could someone translate these abbreviations, though? I'm not familiar with them all...

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SE= Stormcast Eternals, NH = Nighthaunt, DoK = Daughters of Khaine, FeC = Flesh-eaters Courts

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Thanks, DaveC! So, that means:

From Dreadfane:

Stormcast Eternals
Nighthaunt

From Season 3:

Daughters of Khaine (i.e. Dark Elves)
Wanderers (i.e. Wood Elves)
Ogors (with 1 hunter and 1-2 animals)
Flesh-eater Courts OR Free Peoples
Slaanesh
Nurgle
Seraphon
Skaven

Interesting...

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Maybe it’s going to be enough to get me into Underworlds finally..
Ogres / Free Peoples / Nurgle. Definitely of interest if the models look good..

Though I think it would be FeC (who have a book) as opposed to Free People’s unfortunately.
Though still an interesting possibility.
   
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Not a bad list if that's true.

I'd love to see FEC or Free Peoples (How cool would a Witch Hunter and Retinue be?). I'd also enjoy seeing some Seraphon sculpted to AoS standards. If they are Clan Skryer I would be all over the Skaven too.

Though I am still hoping to see some generic Chaos Warriors sculpted to the new standard (maybe do Chosen and have the first 2 model warband?)

As far as having non-customizable decks for each warband I would also be a fan of that. I enjoy Shadespire but only play it occasionally with my buddies, and don't get enough time in (or buy enough of th warbands) to really even consider optimization. Maybe GW could just put out deck lists that are relatively balanced against each other for each warband using only the newest starter and that faction box?

That would make me a happy camper.

   
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Right behind you.

Witch Hunter and Retinue would be Devoted of Sigmar.
   
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Any normal Order humans would be massively welcome.

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Free People? It'd be nice to see A Marksman or Leader Gunmaster.

 Kanluwen wrote:
Witch Hunter and Retinue would be Devoted of Sigmar.


They're all "Free people" on the webstore now, even the old Empire Wizard and co that was under "Collegiate Arcane" faction.

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Right behind you.

Chopstick wrote:
Free People? It'd be nice to see A Marksman or Leader Gunmaster.

 Kanluwen wrote:
Witch Hunter and Retinue would be Devoted of Sigmar.


They're all "Free people" on the webstore now, even the old Empire Wizard and co that was under "Collegiate Arcane" faction.

Means nothing really.

Important note:
"Free Peoples" in the fluff refers to:
Aelves
Dispossessed
Humans


For whatever reason they've used "Free Peoples" and "Freeguild" interchangeably early on--but it hasn't been done as much of late.
   
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I'm all over the Ogres and Lizardmen warbands! I actually listed them as what I specifically wanted in that survey GW sent out last year(?). Possibly would want humans and clan-specific Skaven too (the first Skaven set was too generic IMO).
   
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Schmapdi wrote:
I'm all over the Ogres and Lizardmen warbands! I actually listed them as what I specifically wanted in that survey GW sent out last year(?).
Do you remember what else you asked for? If there is reason to believe they've listened to you, I'd be interested to hear what else we might expect.
   
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And the lion/cat its from wanderers?

hits me more with other types of elves
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
Witch Hunter and Retinue would be Devoted of Sigmar.


Good point. I always forget they exist because it's a faction composed of about 4 models (far too many of those in AoS.....but that's a different story.) Either way it would be neat just to see some sculpts of Order humans for AoS at some point.

   
 
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