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I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly wrote:the skull fixation is just getting even more ridiculous as time goes on.

I would usually agree, but then I looked at your avatar

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Painting Within the Lines



Western PA

I am very disappointed by the lack of skulls on this one. And I wish they would come out with a sprue to chaos our fantasy buildings with spikes and more skulls!

All kidding aside, I hate the GW design philosophy of "More SKULLS!" Its like the SNL cowbell skit, just substitute cowbell with skulls. As mentioned earlier, how about some elven towers? Or a dwarven piece? Anything, but yet another skull laden, uninspiring empire piece. How about a lizardman temple? Please?

I can't wait for the new castle walls and keep that come mounted on a skull so big they have to make a special skull laden realms addition to fit it. That will be skulliscious!

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Veteran Inquisitor with Xenos Alliances






What bugs me about the terrain is that so many of them are just towers. The graveyard was a cool set, but how many towers do we really need? In the least GW could have come up with actual themes for the different towers... like have different ones themed to a couple of different races. Or even a set designed to interconnect to build a fortress.

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Ancient Chaos Terminator






Surfing the Tervigon Wave...on a baby.

Dear GW.

If reading this, please produce Lizardmen scenery.

I would give you all my monies. For life.

As much as I appreciate fantasy scenery, the skulls are a bit OTT on everything as of late. What happened to things like the chapel? Where there were no skulls! Why can't we have some generic, non-Empire, non-skull bits? Surely every battle isn't in the Empire....hell, even the starter box isn't set there. I can't see half this scenery being remotely useful or thematic with the IoB armies...which is a shame because Game + Scenery is a logical step for a buyer.


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Longtime Dakkanaut





And then the month of february became even more disappointing.

What a fugly piece of fuglyness



 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Keep in mind that this is basically a recycled repacked sprue from the Skullvane Manse with minor additions.

BTW for the folks wanting a High Elf Tower, have a look here (small Spanish garage company):
http://escenorama.com/shopping/product.php?id_product=38&id_lang=1 (17.95 € unpainted)
http://escenorama.com/shopping/product.php?id_product=46 (20.95 € simply painted)

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"Quick, we need a new terrain piece!"
"Just cut the top off of Skullvane Manse. They'll never notice."

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That is one bad piece of terrain.

What really annoys me is that GW claims that they have a very limited ability to produce plastic models because they only have a few plastic injection machines and the molds are very costly to produce. Then they produce stuff like skulltower. I think in reality they just want to get you to spend money on aspects of the hobby other than miniatures. I hope that they find that people will not buy this junk.

Also I have heard BS excuses about the prices of plastic figures being high because plastic is an oil based product and is thus expensive. We can see this is blatantly false as there is an enormous amount of plastic in kits like the tower and the price is not much more than a box of 10 troops.


   
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Bane Knight






Imprisoned in stone, Canterlot Gardens.

I was patient with these skulls, but this is getting out of hand...
   
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Enschede, Netherlands

Wtf make some good terrain...lazy bastards...if you can produce high quality models why lack nice terrain to display them on?

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Back in the dark





Suffolk, where the Aliens roam.

Did anyone get the Skullvane thingy btw, where the skulls moulded on, or did you place them?

Just wondering as some of their other terrain required such 3-d pieces to be glued on. Although that was older stuff from a while back.


As to this thing, well its a tower. I could use it for Mordheim, but I'd not rush to buy one.

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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

I feel like GW are trolling me. I know it's egocentric, but I can't help it.

   
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Fargo, ND USA

Da Boss wrote:I feel like GW are trolling me. I know it's egocentric, but I can't help it.


It's not just you.

GW is trolling their entire fanbase.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





I am having this "are the freaking serious??" feeling as well.




 
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Sheffield, UK

No skulls carved into the rocks on the base? Not enough skulls IMO.

Aka_Mythos should work for GW, he knows how to do it right.

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South New Jersey

Hopelessly stupid, and filled with skulls as usual.

But I can't help but laugh as I imagine the skeleton on top swinging the sticks around going 'Woooohoo! Yeah! Paaaaart-ay!'

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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Houston, TX

Another missed opportunity. There are whole sections that are boring and drab that could have used some highly detailed skulls. Look at that door, the rocks at the base, EVEN THE STAIRS DON'T HAVE SKULLS!

Come on GW, we expect more from you!

-James
 
   
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Perth

DarkStarSabre wrote:Dear GW.

If reading this, please produce Lizardmen scenery.

I would give you all my monies. For life.

DSS, there is a simple reason why GW will never produce Lizardmen scenery (as much as I would like to see it as well) - there's not enough potential for SKULLZ.

Seriously, sometimes I think, "If I could only become the world's foremost sculptor of miniature skulls, then GW would have no choice but to hire me."

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Palm Beach, FL

spaceelf wrote:
What really annoys me is that GW claims that they have a very limited ability to produce plastic models because they only have a few plastic injection machines and the molds are very costly to produce. Then they produce stuff like skulltower. I think in reality they just want to get you to spend money on aspects of the hobby other than miniatures. I hope that they find that people will not buy this junk.



At least this one shares most of the sprue space with the Skullmane Vance tower.
   
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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

Wow... the skull thing has really gone beyond a joke at this point... give it a bloody rest already, or at least make them optional... it's truly bizarre at this point...

   
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Death-Dealing Devastator



Tuebingen, Germany

Erm, sorry, but I still kinda like it. I feel bad for not chiming in in all the negativity but I can´t help it. ^^ More terrain for Lizardmen or the Elven tower would indeed be nicer though.
   
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Utilizing Careful Highlighting





cornwall

ok as spme of you mite know i work in the games design department at GW and ive been watching this thread with interest and due to the fact that our new" SKULL TOWER tm" has gone down so well im going to give you a sneek peek of our new intergrated.. SKULL tm .. range of terain ...hope it builds your apertite for all our future release's ?

heres what were working on for wave 1








hope you like them and were realy excited to be able to relase this extensive new range of skulltastic scenery that for the first time realy make you feel your part of the old world .
[Thumb - skull1.jpg]
this is our new "skullkeep tm"

[Thumb - skull2.jpg]
for all you tomb kings players out there who were feeling that there army didnt have enough skulls heres a new "skullamid tm" for you .

[Thumb - skull3.jpg]
heres a close up on our new hill model "skullrock"

[Thumb - skull4.jpg]
one for the woodelf players to fill out there glades part of "skullwoods tm "

[Thumb - skull5.jpg]
and here's the last one .this will be able to be used with the new "skullstream tm " river sections that are planed for wave2 that will be out in 2018 this is the amazeing "skullcrossing tm"

   
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Fresh-Faced New User




I feel sad that I am the only one who looked at the Skeleton on the roof and went "ha a Skeleton Semaphore"...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semaphore_line

Though strictly seems to be a Skeleton doing Flag Semaphore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_semaphore
   
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Lake Forest, California, South Orange County

Doesn't everyone adorn their towers with the skulls of slain giants? And if you have slain no giants, carve some skulls out of solid stone so you look intimidating.

Wouldn't you all rage if you found out that Matt Ward was responsible for all the skulls! It's almost too funny to be wrong.

I'll stick with Hirst Arts molds. Infinite customization, a proper realistic look, and a lifetimes worth of hobby to do.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Xanrn wrote:I feel sad that I am the only one who looked at the Skeleton on the roof and went "ha a Skeleton Semaphore"...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semaphore_line
Though strictly seems to be a Skeleton doing Flag Semaphore.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_semaphore

Actually, that's the intention. Accorfding to the rules included in WD, there is a secret arcane book called "The Semaphorium" in the tower that is basically an illustrated manual for submitting signals with the skeleton.

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So is there a greater daemon of Khorne somewhere sitting on a throne of clavicles or ulnas?

   
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Pamplona, Spain

There's something wrong with that pile of skulls. It has bricks on it.


 
   
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Way on back in the deep caves

Less skulls would have been nice. To answer an earlier post, the skulls are molded into Skullvane Manse. The only optional parts are the tower top/observatory and some maltese cross shaped wall plates.
I wonder if it ends here or if there is more to come? The new tower does fit to Skullvane making a bigger structure which goes together well.

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The other side of the internet

Sorry kid your skull must be at least this tall to be used in our building.

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RAGE

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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah,
gilljoy wrote:Combo boxes really intrigue me, going to hold off buying anything until I get WD this month

This comment explains exactly why GW Likes to control it's new release schedule and hates leaks.

Panic...

   
 
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