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 Mr Morden wrote:
slightly confused :(

Spoiler:
So its a Stormcast attacking Verric (?) - because is a worshiper of Alarielle or somethng else?
Spoiler:
It seems likely that it is because the village is infected with some sort of Nurgle plague (or perhaps more). The white armor indicates Knights Excelsior, who are notorious hardasses when it comes to dealing with Chaos. They are somewhat like 40k Inquisitors, seeing the death of innocents as justified in beating back corruption. The City of Secrets novel does a good job of portraying them, they aren't very nice. Basically it seems that they are conducting a very tiny exterminatus on the village.

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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
 Mr Morden wrote:
slightly confused :(

Spoiler:
So its a Stormcast attacking Verric (?) - because is a worshiper of Alarielle or somethng else?
Spoiler:
It seems likely that it is because the village is infected with some sort of Nurgle plague (or perhaps more). The white armor indicates Knights Excelsior, who are notorious hardasses when it comes to dealing with Chaos. They are somewhat like 40k Inquisitors, seeing the death of innocents as justified in beating back corruption. The City of Secrets novel does a good job of portraying them, they aren't very nice. Basically it seems that they are conducting a very tiny exterminatus on the village.


Yup

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In the campaign books they largely believe things that are not wrought from ayzr are prone to corruption. The Lord Veritant in city of secrets is known as the white reaper, they also don't mingle with people they sit in the stormkeeps all day until they need to make war or purge people. I mean it makes sense this is happening now since cities and towns are coming back chaos can be more insidious again instead of open warfare.
   
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 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
 Arbitrator wrote:
 shinros wrote:
 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
Not available too me right now, but one of the devs was asked what was going on with Slaneesh at an open day and apparently there is meant to be a summer event dealing with it's fate. Which could possibly tie in with the schedule above. But the lack of Slaneeshi releases on the list makes me question it.


Right if there is an event dealing with slaanesh even if I am a undead fan in AOS, for slaanesh sake I am going chaos and everyone else should as well. How cool would it be if slaanesh ends up the strongest chaos god in AOS because of it?

Seems more like they know the sheer number of Order/Sigmarines, especially if there's an Elf release immediately prior, would skew the results into a massive victory for them.

Maybe that'll be their excuse to fully squat Slaanesh. "w-w-well s-ee! You did affect the narrative!"


Considering the gods in AoS and 40k are the same, this line of obsession is not going to happen unless they wipe Slaneesh out of 40k too. And that's not going to happen. So quit with the trolling.

After destroying the Old World, I'm more surprised people are so adamant it couldn't happen.
   
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The death of a chaos god is several magnitudes bigger than the destruction of one meager world.

Besides, there's too much Slaanesh content in AoS for them to do it. A true squatting wouldn't even set up the plotline.

It'd just be "Slaanesh was killed off and all it's vile daemons and armies disintegrated with it".

In contrast we get constant Slaanesh warband and daemon activity and a chaos power struggle.

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 Arbitrator wrote:

After destroying the Old World, I'm more surprised people are so adamant it couldn't happen.

Probably because despite the Old World being destroyed, Slaanesh is still in there. It's a whole thread of narrative that Slaanesh was captured by Tyrion and Malerion and hasn't been able to actually exert its influence.

Towards the end of the Realmgate Wars, we had the Slaanesh followers starting to show up in the Realm of Shadow hunting for Slaanesh itself.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Arbitrator wrote:

After destroying the Old World, I'm more surprised people are so adamant it couldn't happen.

Probably because despite the Old World being destroyed, Slaanesh is still in there. It's a whole thread of narrative that Slaanesh was captured by Tyrion and Malerion and hasn't been able to actually exert its influence.

Towards the end of the Realmgate Wars, we had the Slaanesh followers starting to show up in the Realm of Shadow hunting for Slaanesh itself.


Yup.

Plus in the grand alliance chaos tome in the slaanesh section they talk about the fact that champions still gain the mark and mutations for some reason or another. Also bretonnia and TK is how GW squat something what they are doing with slaanesh is the opposite almost anything related to chaos slaanesh is bought up. Plus they have been writing short stories for it and a slaanesh sorcerer was the main villain in shadows over hammerhal.


From my lore thread.

Lord Redomir is a powerful chaos sorcerer and a devout servant of the missing god slaanesh, the vile patron of debauchery and excess. Redomir himself believes that the Dark Prince lies dormant in some hidden corner of the mortal realms, bloated and vulnerable after gluttonously devouring too many souls during an ancient cataclysm of mind shattering proportions. (We all know what this event is right?)

Redomir and his ilk believe that the lord of pleasure can be tempted forth with a ritual of sufficient debauchery and artful sadism, and have committed countless outrages across the breadth of the realms. Thus far, none have caught the eye of blessed Slaanesh. Frustrated by thsese failures, Redomir travelled to countless repositories of forbidden knowledge, researching foul rites and blood magic, determined that he would see his master awaken the gaudy arrogance of sigmar's cities torn down.

It was amongst the spires of the cursed city of carpontia, where the accumulated knowledge of a thousand captive wizards was drained from their skulls and pooled in the font of eternity, that the sorcerer found his answer, seared into his mind by a choir of agonised screams. It was in the twin-tailed city of hammerhal that Redomir would finally fulfil his destiny.

I wonder who gave Redomir that vision? I mean can't be a captive chaos god right?

Personal notes: This is a small extract from one of the dungeons the question is what did slaanesh show Redomir in the vision? This happens if you die in the dungeon won't spoil which due to some people owning the game or playing it. Also the slaaneshi plan for the city involves a lot of magma and a lot of burning people. This is what he says when you die but stop the ritual from the previous dungeon.

"They put a stop to your ritual did they not?" Comes a second voice, wheezing and faint."

Redmor: *he laughs* "So they did. They plucked a single thread from a tapestry that stretches far beyond their pitiful mortal ken."

Hence it makes me believe slaanesh is still playing the great game.

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 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
Not available too me right now, but one of the devs was asked what was going on with Slaneesh at an open day and apparently there is meant to be a summer event dealing with it's fate. Which could possibly tie in with the schedule above. But the lack of Slaneeshi releases on the list makes me question it.


Could you provide the quote please ? I check War Of Sigmar, Dakka, TGA, Warfo, FB, etc. daily and didn't see anything like that the last few months (bar what Chikout said about Vetock) I think anything Slaanesh related deserves it's own event / narrative arc, and should not steal the show of a whole Death-themed (start of the) year.

Also, the last two years pattern with Chaos is Winter release tied to 40k. I think we'll see Slaanesh, that's 100% sure, but at the end of 2018 (also, didn't Thebiggesthat, who teased the GUO a few weeks before the 40k Open days and the Daemon Codex leak, said we'll get a new Keeper Of Secret this Winter ?).



For me, this year, at least up to the global campaign who is 100% DEATH related, will see the following release :
- January : Maggotkin,
- February-March : Malign Portents introduction (books, scenery, Death battle tome WITHOUT model (because of the "so far" WarCom comment), the 4 harbingers),
- April-May : Aelves (even if they indeed are related to Slaanesh, it doesn't mean they could not be released before the Fate of Slaanesh story arc : which should see a new Slaanesh range fighting an already released Aleves range).
- Summer : Malign Portents global campaign, with a proper Death release. NB : the Death article in January WD tease heavily on the Great work of Nagash. It also mentions that the Alef gods have stolen aelf souls from Slaanesh to "ressurect their race".
- Second half of 2018 ; a 40k campaign release like Realmgate wars was for AOS (because the Codexes will be all out in the Summer, and GW said they will started doing campaigns books when all the codexes are out).
- Winter 2018-2019 : Slaanesh 40k and AOS.

(There will be of course more releases, like maybe new Stormcast, a boxed game like a new Warhammer Quest, probably Order sceneries for AOS, etc.)

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I'd be 100% okay with that schedule.
   
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Baron Klatz wrote:
I'd be 100% okay with that schedule.


Yup that year looks pretty good to me.

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If nothing else, the plotline with Slaanesh missing has given more interest to Slaanesh from them.
   
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January WD tease heavily on the Great work of Nagash. It also mentions that the Alef gods have stolen aelf souls from Slaanesh to "ressurect their race".


How was this mentioned?
   
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So the new Rumour Engine image basically looks like an Octopus.....

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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Geifer wrote:

 DarkBlack wrote:
Inquisitor Gideon wrote:Not available too me right now, but one of the devs was asked what was going on with Slaneesh at an open day and apparently there is meant to be a summer event dealing with it's fate. Which could possibly tie in with the schedule above. But the lack of Slaneeshi releases on the list makes me question it.

My guess would be another December-January Chaos release; but possibly with hints and hype from mid-year.


Seems a bit late to me, to be honest. Last year saw a new 40k edition, so this year should be Age of Sigmar focused again as far as the big summer release is concerned. GW seems to have stuck to alternating between AoS (and Fantasy before that) and 40k for the last years. Coupled with giving all Chaos factions a turn in getting a large update it makes sense to me to get some Slaanesh stuff out of the way in summer and fall just like in last year's 40k year we saw mortal Nurgle forces with cross-compatible daemons and Age of Sigmar mortals making an appearance at the tail end of this release.

We also can't rule out that GW's repeats what they did with Deathwatch Overkill and to a lesser degree the characters (well, snail rider guy really) from Blight War, giving us a taste of things that will only see a proper release half a year later. This has not beena consistent approach by any stretch, but GW proved they are willing to do this.

I think comparing Overkill to Blight War isn't the right tact. I'd say the better comparison would be Death Masque, Stormclaw, etc.
The bundle boxes where it came with half an army each and a "unique" character model to that box.
Overkill was a self-contained boardgame with stuff that could be used in 40k.
Blight War is just a trimmed down/"alternate" starter set.

Anyways, I think it important to remind people that it wasn't "Cthulu Elves" that was mentioned when we got the rumors. It was describing them as "Lovecraftian", and at that time there was a preview of a tentacle(which we later had ID'd as part of the Necromunda objective/scenery bits), and certain posters who kept harping about Cthulu, Cthulu, Cthulu.


Yes, I guess it's not the best comparison since as you say the most notable feature of the campaign sets is that they provide starter forces and a new character sculpt per side.

I figure it's relevant because in a 40k year with a big Death Guard release following on the heels of Death Guard in the starter set, a new Nurgle daemon not usable in 40k at the time of release but getting added half a year later when the proper daemon release happens feels like the kind of sneak peek I'm talking about. But that's of course just my take and as I said, it's hardly guaranteed that we'll get such a preview.

I believe Hastings used the term Lovecraftian and was the first to talk about them,as you say. I'm not surprised that it gets changed into Cthukhu elves, though. People like me who don't know or care enough about Lovecraft won't make that distinction. Well, I do because I prefer not to twist the facts, but I couldn't tell the difference if I wanted to.

 unmercifulconker wrote:
So the new Rumour Engine image basically looks like an Octopus.....

Come on Cthuluuuuuuuuuuuuuu


Since it may be relevant, here's the picture:


Nehekhara lives! Sort of! 
   
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 unmercifulconker wrote:
So the new Rumour Engine image basically looks like an Octopus.....

Come on Cthuluuuuuuuuuuuuuu


What octopus have you been looking at?

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 Knight wrote:
January WD tease heavily on the Great work of Nagash. It also mentions that the Alef gods have stolen aelf souls from Slaanesh to "ressurect their race".


How was this mentioned?


Like this.

Well, now that I think of it, maybe Soul Wars (the novel by JR) will be a way to ties both Stormcast and Aelves in the fight against Nagash this summer.

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It really does actually. If you look at an octopus from a side profile, it's incredibly similar.
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Yeah, I still don't see it. Octopi don't have fur, and that indented dark sport is most likely a nostril.

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Not quite sure where you're seeing fur. At the least I would say it looks scaly. But leathery is where I would put it. And the ventricle looks like a breathing hole leading into the back of the head like the pic.
   
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The part on the right really looks like fur or hair of some kind. The part on the left looked like scales to me as well at first, but it might also be short fur. Still think it is scales though. With the spiny ridge and hole (ear, nose?), the whole things gives me a reptilian vibe.

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The wavy area to the left of the dark spot is consistent with how GW has been modelling fur or short feathers for the last few years. Scales are typically more symmetrical and organized when they're modeled.

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 EnTyme wrote:
Yeah, I still don't see it. Octopi don't have fur, and that indented dark sport is most likely a nostril.

Not sure how you’re mistaking a textured surface that looks like that of a sea creature to be fur. Or what looks like a large dark eye with bright pupil.. then the wrinkling st the front could lead to the rest of a face or tentacles or a beak.

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It isn't fur nor scales. Its an octopus (Or something trying to emulate an octopus like a monster, a helmet, a banner, etc...), and as you can see in any kind of photo they have rough skin.

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 Crimson Devil wrote:

Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

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Take a look at the Leonine head on the Chimera. The snout is really close to this. Just painted one a couple weeks ago, so I got used to looking really closely at GW's methods for portraying both fur and scales.

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 EnTyme wrote:
The wavy area to the left of the dark spot is consistent with how GW has been modelling fur or short feathers for the last few years. Scales are typically more symmetrical and organized when they're modeled.


It’s not defined enough to be fur. It does look a lot like the texture of an octopus’s skin.


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 EnTyme wrote:
Take a look at the Leonine head on the Chimera. The snout is really close to this. Just painted one a couple weeks ago, so I got used to looking really closely at GW's methods for portraying both fur and scales.


It looks nothing like the fur on the chimera? That’s much more defined and pointy.

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People see what they want to see. From the the paint strokes on the preview image, it's pretty obvious that this is an extreme closeup on a smaller model. The fur wouldn't have the same depth as that on the Chimera. Seriously though, zoom in on the area where the fur ends on the Chimera's snout and tell me that doesn't look really similar. And no. It doesn't look like the texture of an octopus' skin. I think people just really want this to be a preview for a new Aelf model, and are bringing up the old rumor of Lovecraftian Aelves, which somehow translates to aquatic.

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It’s not just the texture that looks like an octopus, it’s also the hole thing, and the general shape of it.
   
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That's kind of a leap, but I don't think this thread is for speculating on rumor engine teasers. That has its own thread. Let's get back on topic.

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 HorticulusDK wrote:
Where do you see a slowdown ? It's all the codexes GW said they'll release till the summer.

The Bolter and Chainsword original poster said he didn't know much about February, and was probably mostly talking about 40k : that could explain the lack of MP and AOS things (even if I think we won't see more AOS models than the one I listed until April-May)

BTW the Shadepisre warbands for February are confirmed by Lady Atia too : https://war-of-sigmar.herokuapp.com/bloggings/2679



you mean the dwarves and kaven warbands that have been shown (skaven) or hevaily rumoured before?

Wasn't exactly hard to make this prediciton. I'll eat my hat if that guy is legit

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 HorticulusDK wrote:
 Knight wrote:
January WD tease heavily on the Great work of Nagash. It also mentions that the Alef gods have stolen aelf souls from Slaanesh to "ressurect their race".


How was this mentioned?


Like this.

Well, now that I think of it, maybe Soul Wars (the novel by JR) will be a way to ties both Stormcast and Aelves in the fight against Nagash this summer.

Bring it on !


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 Arbitrator wrote:
 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
 Arbitrator wrote:
 shinros wrote:
 Inquisitor Gideon wrote:
Not available too me right now, but one of the devs was asked what was going on with Slaneesh at an open day and apparently there is meant to be a summer event dealing with it's fate. Which could possibly tie in with the schedule above. But the lack of Slaneeshi releases on the list makes me question it.


Right if there is an event dealing with slaanesh even if I am a undead fan in AOS, for slaanesh sake I am going chaos and everyone else should as well. How cool would it be if slaanesh ends up the strongest chaos god in AOS because of it?

Seems more like they know the sheer number of Order/Sigmarines, especially if there's an Elf release immediately prior, would skew the results into a massive victory for them.

Maybe that'll be their excuse to fully squat Slaanesh. "w-w-well s-ee! You did affect the narrative!"


Considering the gods in AoS and 40k are the same, this line of obsession is not going to happen unless they wipe Slaneesh out of 40k too. And that's not going to happen. So quit with the trolling.

After destroying the Old World, I'm more surprised people are so adamant it couldn't happen.


If they want to squat slaanesh (and I don't think they will), I'd wager on it being done the SOB way, by not updating the range and letting it sink into oblivion (with a reference here and there in the fluf), rather than the Squat way

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