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Sidstyler wrote:That's just my opinion/first impression, judging entirely based on the rumors about magic being so devastating (when it apparently already is kind of nuts in the core game) and the ability for any army to take any unit/monster from any other army. It sounds too much like Apocalypse to me, just take whatever the hell you want and go nuts...but there could very well be limits and rules to balance it out for all we know. Then again, Apocalypse supposedly has those and I don't think it works too well, either.

Of course it doesn't work too well.

What's the point of rules in Apocalypse?
   
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Don't know if this has been mentioned but any seen the blog spot on the GW website, its got the big spells for lore of Light and Life which if you squint hard enough you can read, basically Lore of Life has asp[ell that allows dead units to come back to life and a vortex that heals everything it passes over and if a misfire is rolled your wizard gets healed instead,

I am liking the look of the new Monsters and will now be spending a lot of time converting more spellweavers for my WE (I refuse to buy anything that isn't plastic and can't afford finecast yet), hell they might be more competitive with a couple of monsters chucked in for giggles.

I am liking this expansion so far but will have to wait on the rulebook before I make a final judgement.

edit: heres the link: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/blogPost.jsp?aId=17100003a

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I'm interested in the Finecast monsters, will make some great conversion fodder.

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Sidstyler wrote:That's just my opinion/first impression, judging entirely based on the rumors about magic being so devastating (when it apparently already is kind of nuts in the core game) and the ability for any army to take any unit/monster from any other army. It sounds too much like Apocalypse to me, just take whatever the hell you want and go nuts...but there could very well be limits and rules to balance it out for all we know. Then again, Apocalypse supposedly has those and I don't think it works too well, either.


And there is nothing wrong with an opinion, if we didn't all have one things would be pretty boring IMO.

But in saying that, the rulebook isn't even out (offically anyway) and we are all running of the whole "chinese whispers" concept. But to quote something Matt "if it ain't broke, I'll break it" Ward....
You need wizards to capture Arcane Fulcrums and blast the enemy apart ; you need monsters to knock off the wizards off the fulcrums; you need your other units to block and protect the wizards by driving off the enemy monsters and attacking units


Hmm, sounds like it should of been called "Storm of Cash" for GW. Just needed a slick salesmen in a cheap suit and flashy smile with all the "you need" in that bit

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Too many models to paint - so little time
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Cryonicleech wrote:I'm interested in the Finecast monsters, will make some great conversion fodder.

My thoughts exactly, I need to have a look at the sprues!

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Armies at 'The Stand-still Point':

Cap'n Waaagggh's warband (Fantasy Orcs) 2250pts. Waaagghhh! in full flow... W-D-L=10-3-3

Hive Fleet Leviathan Strand 1500pts. W-D-L=7-1-2 Nom.

Eldar armies of various sizes W-D-L 26-6-3

 
   
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Am i the only one who thinks the paint job (both of them) on the GW website of the Chimera is the business.
Just looks a cut above what they usualy produce, and exactly how a magically "bound" beastie should look like IMO.

   
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Some points:
1.) Moulds for plastic kits are expensive. That's why it doesn't make sense to make everything a plastic kits, as you need to sell lots to recover the costs. These new miniatures have small sprues, so reducing the price considerably. Making sprues the size of the multipart Empire Wizard kit would counter this.
2.) Why no more parts within the small sprue? Maybe just design (no time or focus to not do a multipart kit). Or the flow mechanics didn't allow for more parts.

Why allowing all monsters for all races?
1.) Would you pay for 5 pages in the rulebook just to reduce the options for everyone, even people not interested in fluff?
2.) You decide which monsters you take. If you are strict on fluff, you can select the ones you like. Others are still free to invent some story to field the dragon they always wanted to have but couldn't play.
3.) This is Fantasy. Monsters and Magic are awe inspiring and a central element for Fantasy, so having an expension where you can go crazy about magic and monsters makes sense. It is a good idea and a chance to breath more life into Fantasy tabletop.
4.) Will it make people buy new stuff? If people think the new stuff is worth it, why not? Personally I like to have new shineys. If GW gets some money, then be it.

Will Mat Ward make a 40k expansion where Blood Angels can ally with Necrons? We don't need an expansion for this sadly. We need an expansion written by Phil Kelly where Sororitas can trust Grey Knights.

Fun fact: The German WD article on SoM writes both "Mat" and "Matt", sometimes in the same paragraph.

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The Magewrath throne looks ridiculous but awesome.

Shame there are few seated figures suitable for the throne, the old Liche Lord from warhammer quest would be ideal, otherwise a conversion would be needed.
   
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Kind of hit and miss. The various sorcerers look okay I guess, but the Black Dragon and Cockratice look amazing. The Manticore and Chimera leave a lot to be desired. If anything, the Manticore just makes me happy that I bought Raging Heroes' interpretation of the beast. The new terrain pieces look excellent though.
   
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I love the new chaos sorceror, I have preordered one to bring 40,000 years into the future


 
   
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No need for two of these threads, now that it is 'official'.

Please go here for the continuing discussion:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/378752.page

Thanks!

   
 
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