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Fantastic Warband probably the best they've done.



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They are glorious - must buy

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I'm baffled they decided to tease this Warband with undeniably the worst model out of the four.
   
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AllSeeingSkink wrote:

I think it makes a lot more sense to use common names and hope someone stumbles across your product because it is a common name rather than use some silly made up in house names. GW's products do still come up as the top search option for some common names, like "Imperial Guard", the first 4 search options are related to GW.



That's likely because Google already knows you like warhammer so bumps them up higher on the list than other search results. Google does all kinds of metric studies on search histories to try and provide you with more of what you like and look for in the past. So someone who plays a lot of DnD and never warhammer might well get more DnD results for fantasy terms than someone who only searches for warhammer and not DnD

The search term aspect is more that if you are searching then you already know the "snowflake" names. The key then is helping ensure you find GW's products and not Raging Heroes or the other 3rd party alt brands

   
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This is another top notch Warband. This season has been absolutely incredible so far.


 
   
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Fantastic warband design, love the guy with the huge mace!
   
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Magnificent,

   
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They all look like bad *sses! Usually there’s a few mooks in the mix. I really like two-handed mace guy.
   
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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
I'm baffled they decided to tease this Warband with undeniably the worst model out of the four.


Deny, deny, deny.

I actually like her a lot more than winged guy or even mace guy. Not sure on sword guy, but that's mostly his face.
None of them are _bad_ though. Not even mediocre.

I love that the winged one actually has both feet on the ground. I'm honestly shocked by that.

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I'd put this down as a contender for kit of the year. Maybe even the last decade, and I'd thought Rice, Meyers and White Wolf had permanently put me off vampires.

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 Theophony wrote:
Probably won't be zombies, they will get some sort of branding name change, they'll be original like walkers . They might be a dual kit with walkers/thralls. Maybe thralls will get weapons and walkers will just be cheaper. It could help flesh out units, having thralls move quicker and have weapons while having walker/zombies be harder to damage/remove as they are too stupid to die fully.


Yep. Zombies will get a name change. That's a given. Plague zombies in 40K suffered one as well. Educated guess of mine:

THE WALKING DrEAD.

Vampire models:
Seems to me the winged fellow will always be incarcerated by the other three out of shame whenever relatives come to visit for a cup of blood.

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 Strg Alt wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
Probably won't be zombies, they will get some sort of branding name change, they'll be original like walkers . They might be a dual kit with walkers/thralls. Maybe thralls will get weapons and walkers will just be cheaper. It could help flesh out units, having thralls move quicker and have weapons while having walker/zombies be harder to damage/remove as they are too stupid to die fully.


Yep. Zombies will get a name change. That's a given. Plague zombies in 40K suffered one as well. Educated guess of mine:

THE WALKING DrEAD.


Don't fleshy dead things have a name in AOS? I know the unit is called deadwalker zombies, but I thought they had another title. I'm just overall impressed GW went with vampire lord for the bat-hair person. Not even "vympire" or "Vampyre."

Speaking of vampires, I love this warband. I'm 100% buying them, though I'm a bit worried about mold lines. I picked up the Nurgle warband and the lines were pretty terrible. . I wonder if they're any better once they get a separate release, sans cards...

Vampire prince? Fantastic model
Count Orlock (Nosferatu)? Even better. I wish Mannfred's head looked as good as this guy.
Winged dude? Ace. Can't wait to see if we get a unit of these, like the DoK Khinarea(?) but even cooler
Hair lady? Still great.
   
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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
I'm baffled they decided to tease this Warband with undeniably the worst model out of the four.


I'd put her ahead of Guy with Mace of Overcompensation...

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 Dysartes wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
I'm baffled they decided to tease this Warband with undeniably the worst model out of the four.


I'd put her ahead of Guy with Mace of Overcompensation...


Really? I think he's my favorite of the lot. Even with his Mannfred/GSC face bumps. But I also love the Nosferatu movie, and this dude is just Count Orlock's brother who went to the gym a lot.

I love the little details on these guys. I can't tell with Vellas, but the other three are all carrying blood vials. These guys can't be released soon enough
   
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Thing is that mace makes perfect sense when you consider that

1) He's a vampire and has superhuman strength and speed. So he can use a weapon far larger than a human could ever use.

2) In the AoS setting there are plenty of really big really heavily armoured things that are worth hitting with an oversized mace. Dragons, bone constructs, stormcast etc...

He's got the capability and the need for hitting things with a massive metal rod




   
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I'd argue that the chick is bar far the worst of the 4, but that she is still an awesome miniature. They all are, freaking amazing warband, usually the Underworlds warbands feel like named veteran mooks from the faction, but any of these vampire models could easily have been Hero/General class figures and cost $35 by themselves, getting all 4 in a warband is bonkers.

Absolutely loving everything coming out so far this year for Underworlds!

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 Johnny The Lictor wrote:
Normal skellies have been sold out. Does this mean that they're getting replaced by these?


Could be just getting reboxed under the new "Soulblight gravelords" name
   
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Ha, and I like the winged guy least. Good thing our tastes differ!
   
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I love the three other than wingaling guy. Though he's a headswap from being great too.

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Honestly, I hope people like Nosferatu (technically it's Orlock, but Spongebob made a big impression on people) the least. Makes it easier to pick him up for cheap (or at least half price on ebay) haha.

What's the deal with all these vampires with maces, by the way? We got three in a relatively short period, and I don't think any previous Vampire Count character had a mace or bludgeon weapon. I guess it'll be easier to swap bat hair out with Nosferatu or Wingman, though if the bats in the hair really do have rules, Nosferatu is out of luck.

Edit: I guess none have shields either, but hey, whose counting

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 GaroRobe wrote:
Honestly, I hope people like Nosferatu (technically it's Orlock, but Spongebob made a big impression on people) the least. Makes it easier to pick him up for cheap (or at least half price on ebay) haha.

What's the deal with all these vampires with maces, by the way? We got three in a relatively short period, and I don't think any previous Vampire Count character had a mace or bludgeon weapon. I guess it'll be easier to swap bat hair out with Nosferatu or Wingman, though if the bats in the hair really do have rules, Nosferatu is out of luck.

Edit: I guess none have shields either, but hey, whose counting


You can cave their chest/head in with the mace and still keep (most) of the blood contained in your human juice box! No one likes being messy after all!

Really looking forward to seeing how the hunger mechanic works with these fanged folks.


 
   
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 GaroRobe wrote:
Honestly, I hope people like Nosferatu (technically it's Orlock, but Spongebob made a big impression on people)


I think its more that the title of the movie did. (And RPG nerds, once White Wolf happened and called the 'ugly clan' with that look the 'Nosferatu'). I can't even begin to guess where the Nickelodeon abomination factors in to the discussion.

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Voss wrote:
 GaroRobe wrote:
Honestly, I hope people like Nosferatu (technically it's Orlock, but Spongebob made a big impression on people)


I think its more that the title of the movie did. (And RPG nerds, once White Wolf happened and called the 'ugly clan' with that look the 'Nosferatu'). I can't even begin to guess where the Nickelodeon abomination factors in to the discussion.





I got to say, it's a cool look for vampires. Inspired the look for things like 'Salem's Lot, White Wolf, and countless other bloodsuckers. Plus, it's the movie that came up with the concept of vampires dying in sunlight (since they were plagiarizing Dracula, but still wanted to make it "different." Dracula in the novel is only weakened by sunlight. Also, Orlock notably has a reflection in a mirror in the climax.) One year shy of a hundred years old, and the film's still relevant. I like that Warhammer has both the ugly Nosferatu and the more noble look for vampires. Really let's the player decide which one works best for their army's lore.

Unrelated to Vampires, but the statue the Prince is standing on is really interesting. Some Sigmarite woman, but not stormcast. Sisters of Sigmar, maybe?

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Amazing warband. The new vampire models which were previewed this time all look really good.

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 GaroRobe wrote:

What's the deal with all these vampires with maces, by the way? We got three in a relatively short period, and I don't think any previous Vampire Count character had a mace or bludgeon weapon. I guess it'll be easier to swap bat hair out with Nosferatu or Wingman, though if the bats in the hair really do have rules, Nosferatu is out of luck.

Most other companies produce vampires with swords I suppose, GW wants to be different for different's sake as usual.
   
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It's been awhile since I've been excited by an Underworlds warband! These guys look great!

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Oh wow, all of those Vampires are awesome. That is an automatic buy from me.

   
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Continued lack of sleeve/dice for the new warbands is interesting. They might not have flown off the shells like other game's sets but the one print run certainly always went eventually.

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The new Chaos warband feel like a bit of a damp squib now the vampires that everyone's lusting after are on the horizon
   
 
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