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 Gimgamgoo wrote:
I think they look great. I'm just worried about the scale creep. GW skellies fit on 20mm squares. These are now onto what appears to be 32mm rounds. Are these going to look like Ogre skellies compared to the older ones?

Honestly, they look like they're on 25s not 32s.


He doesn't look all that much bigger than the current plastic Wight King, who fits pretty close to that on a 25mm.

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Well what a lovely surprise. Stellar!

Love the slightly sentient skellies too.

I don't think I will play Underworlds but I will be buying every single warband pack if they are this detailed.

Dat 2h sword fella!

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 Gimgamgoo wrote:
I think they look great. I'm just worried about the scale creep. GW skellies fit on 20mm squares. These are now onto what appears to be 32mm rounds. Are these going to look like Ogre skellies compared to the older ones?

As already noted from the Warhammer Community article:

We know loads of you Death fans have been patient as the grave waiting for new miniatures since the Age of Sigmar began, and these guys don’t disappoint. The new models match the scale of our current Deathrattle range, and they’ll look just as great striding to battle in those vast legions as they will slaying interlopers in the cursed city of Shadespire.

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I love the poses actually. I get a nostalgic feeling that reminds me a little of the Morbid Puppets by Rackham for Confrontation back in the day...




   
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 Alpharius wrote:
While I too also prefer the Mierce versions, these will have the advantage of being plastic, and most likely be very nicely priced too.

Of course, they'll probably also be more in line with GW's bonkers heroic scale XXmm too, but...


I dunno if you've seen the more recent Skelly boxed set but I bitz ordered a few off of the bay of E. Comparing them to heroquest and older edition skeletons, it's like reverse scale creep. The newer ones (to my eye) are more believable and legitimately look like they could fit inside a body. This also is a pain in the butt though because plastic that thin isn't exactly the sternest material.

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

They could just be reboxing them with round bases.


Hope it's getting a doubling up also with 20 for $40USD like some of the other 10 man boxes did.
   
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I love those guys. I wonder what the next factions would be here.

 Not-not-kenny wrote:
They look amazing, I need them.

I pray to Nagash that they'll be available in their own box.


They will, I don't think GW would show them on their own if they were going to be on a expansion kit with other faction.

 angelofvengeance wrote:
Most likely that they will. At least one of those guys will be clamp pack I reckon.


The whole Underworld range is clip-together, no need to glue them. They said so since announcement.

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


Impossible, unless they replace the SC! too. They have to be rebases and maybe an increase in models per box.

 Illumini wrote:
Very cool looking skellies. What is warhammer underworld?


Woah, somebody is late to the party.

 Bottle wrote:
I love them so much. Shame we have to wait so long! Probably 6 months away still! ㅜㅜ


Seven. Maybe more for the Sepulchral Guard since they are an expansion.

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Woah, somebody is late to the party. 


You'd be surprised how often that's popped up for this release.

Worst offender is a reddit guy saying if they wanted people to know the game existed, as he himself didn't know about it, they should've called it Mordheim 2.0.

As for next faction, It's gotta be a Destruction warband. Grots are likely but who knows, could be a single Ogor who raided a Ironweld caravan.

   
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Top notch Skellies. I'm a big fan of more characterful Undead and these definitely fit the bill. Unless the price is ludicrous that set is a definite buy.

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These look really good. The more I see about the game the more interested I become. I'm glad they look like classic dungeon fantasy skeletons, nothing too crazy. They definitely have the warhammer flair but they still look worn and weathered with their armor and stuff. Plus they're plastic, which is always good.

I wonder how many other little boxes they have planned for this game. I certainly wouldn't mind some reimagined AoS Seraphon or an Elven faction. I feel like initially...one chaos faction will do for now. And GW has a chance to do little niche 4-6 max boxes of more unique models.

 
   
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They are great sculpts with fantastic posing.

However, I prefer my undead less animated, more like shambling puppets than in full on comic book poses. I'm also guessing that since they will likely come with cards or something for the game that they will be pretty pricey to get. Offhand I'd guess that they will cost somewhere around $40 for the 7 of them (pure conjecture-I just take what I'd be happy to pay, double it, and that is usually pretty close to GW retail).
   
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 Johnny The Lictor wrote:
Normal skellies have been sold out. Does this mean that they're getting replaced by these?


On a similar note, the Blood Knights no longer appear under Grand Alliance Death when filtering by "All Armies of Death" or by "Soulblight". They still appear via the search function, though, and are still available to order. You know, if you want to pay $100 for finecast.

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


On a similar note, the Blood Knights no longer appear under Grand Alliance Death when filtering by "All Armies of Death" or by "Soulblight". They still appear via the search function, though, and are still available to order. You know, if you want to pay $100 for finecast.

The filters are very wonky.

There was a time when the Tau Empire Codex didn't appear under the Tau Empire heading.
   
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I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

   
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 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

No. Shadespire won't be released until later this year.

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 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.


We know very little about the game at this point. At this point it's been more teased than previewed. We know that it's a skirmish level game designed with competitive play in mind, and that's really about all we know. Expect more as we get closer to Q3 or Q4 probably.

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2000 Tzeentch Arcanites of the Cult of Searing Light (Hysh)
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EnTyme wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.


We know very little about the game at this point. At this point it's been more teased than previewed. We know that it's a skirmish level game designed with competitive play in mind, and that's really about all we know. Expect more as we get closer to Q3 or Q4 probably.


Ghaz wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

No. Shadespire won't be released until later this year.



Thank you both.. so.. the.. skeletons are an "upcoming" expansion.. for.. the unreleased game? It makes me wonder if the core game is going to be the arena (like Bloodbowl) and the factions are basically like BB teams.. actually that makes a lot of sense..

   
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 MLaw wrote:
EnTyme wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.


We know very little about the game at this point. At this point it's been more teased than previewed. We know that it's a skirmish level game designed with competitive play in mind, and that's really about all we know. Expect more as we get closer to Q3 or Q4 probably.


Ghaz wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

No. Shadespire won't be released until later this year.



Thank you both.. so.. the.. skeletons are an "upcoming" expansion.. for.. the unreleased game? It makes me wonder if the core game is going to be the arena (like Bloodbowl) and the factions are basically like BB teams.. actually that makes a lot of sense..


That's probably not a bad comparison.

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 MLaw wrote:
EnTyme wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.


We know very little about the game at this point. At this point it's been more teased than previewed. We know that it's a skirmish level game designed with competitive play in mind, and that's really about all we know. Expect more as we get closer to Q3 or Q4 probably.


Ghaz wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

No. Shadespire won't be released until later this year.



Thank you both.. so.. the.. skeletons are an "upcoming" expansion.. for.. the unreleased game? It makes me wonder if the core game is going to be the arena (like Bloodbowl) and the factions are basically like BB teams.. actually that makes a lot of sense..


Warbands. It is supposed to be like AOSified Mordhiem. Personally, I still can not get into the feel of this new "AOS" version. It is hit or miss on the figures, and the more they pull out of their hindquarters, the farther away from being able to grasp the concept escapes me. ( sorry in advance. Just my opinion.)

I would like to honestly like it, but the more I see, the less inclined I am to get into the game. The prices are over the top for the product, the setting is vapid, and the honest level of my commitment to something that was supposedly destroy the world, the more GW is inching closer and closer to admitting that they !@#$ up and overstepped themselves.

You destroyed the "Universe", why try so hard to reconstruct it in oversized models, when I was playing the game for over such and such a time, and they arbitrarily retconned the whole reason for me to get into the game.... It's as if someone smashes your Porsche, and gives you a Volvo.

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 Grot 6 wrote:
It is supposed to be like AOSified Mordhiem.

From everything we've seen, it's nothing like Mordheim.

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cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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Grot 6, I really feel like that was an extremely misguided rant. None of the points you argued are objectively true - they have taken AoS in its own direction, and continue to do so. I understand this is your opinion, but its my opinion that you are being unfair.
   
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 Ghaz wrote:
 Grot 6 wrote:
It is supposed to be like AOSified Mordhiem.

From everything we've seen, it's nothing like Mordheim.


Citation, please.


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Grot 6, I really feel like that was an extremely misguided rant. None of the points you argued are objectively true - they have taken AoS in its own direction, and continue to do so. I understand this is your opinion, but its my opinion that you are being unfair.


You missed that part about my opinion, I see.

If you like it, I don't need to get into it with you, I just have a hard time getting into the setting and the feel of the games, sorry if I have been playing a game that was arbitrarily retconned, and I can't get into the replacement. My opinion is mine. It is the correct one, and yours is wrong.

I'll stick with my opinion until I can see otherwise, and find something I like. I have a little bit of an interest in the pitfight game, but I was surprised that there were not more then just Khorne fighters. Is there any talk about getting these undead into that pitfight game?

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 Grot 6 wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 Grot 6 wrote:
It is supposed to be like AOSified Mordhiem.

From everything we've seen, it's nothing like Mordheim.


Citation, please.


I played it at Adepticon. It's nothing like Mordheim.
   
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 Grot 6 wrote:

Citation, please.


From kronks adepticon preview:'

Spoiler:
 kronk wrote:
So I played 1 round/turn of shadowspire after the event last night. I worked all day, drove through Heavy traffic to get my buddy from O'Hare,, and had not eaten for 10 hours at the point, so I was tired and hungry. I was not terribly focused on the game. Just so you know where I was.

The minis were decent for push pin style minis (starter box minis). They said in the announcement there would be more factions and add-ons; they were not sure about more boards. There were apparently a lot more board options in the box.

You get 4 activations per turn. You drew 5 action/upgrade cards and 3 victory cards. The mechanics were I activate a dude, I can play a card to buff it or weaken yours, and you can retaliate with a card. I can then move, attack something next to me, or charge something (move and attack). If you charge, then that mini is done. If you move or hit, you can keep using that dude. Some have mnore attacks, some have more health, some do more damage, and some move further. There were other rules that we did 't bother with in the demo, too. There were also victory cards. For example, after the round, if you had a dude stand on an objective, you got a coin. You could use that to buy an upgrade card like +1 defense or heal 3 wounds or something.

There were stat cards for your dudes. Normal mode is how you start. If you "power up" and go "super Scion" or whatever the nerd behind me kept saying, you flipped the card. The other side had more attacks or sounds or some other benefits. I was unclear on that mechanic. Expansions could have more factions, cards, boards, and other stuff.

All in all, it looked like a brutal game. The guys next to us killed at least 2 of each other's dudes. Only 1 of my guys died in the round.


Also, guess who my instructor was!






Like he said, nothing like Mordheim.

 Grot 6 wrote:
Is there any talk about getting these undead into that pitfight game?


If by 'any talk' you mean this thread, that is dedicated entirely to the preview of the skeleton warband to play in 'that pitfight game', then yes, there is some talk.

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Yeah seriously, 2/10 on that random rant. (Got a point for a funny image)

And what is "prices over the top for the product" about? The amount of starter set and repackaged box deals don't count for anything now?

There's rumors of an actual Mordheim game in 2018 if that's any comfort. (Though no doubt it's set in the mortal realms)

   
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Very cool, they remind me alot of the conversions I've done adding GW skulls and skelly weapons to KoW skelly bodies.

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GW skeleton warriors are Sold Out. Maybe they are planning on repacking it, as they did with Dryads/Chaos Warriors/other things? Maybe more VC releases coming soon?

   
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 Grot 6 wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
EnTyme wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.


We know very little about the game at this point. At this point it's been more teased than previewed. We know that it's a skirmish level game designed with competitive play in mind, and that's really about all we know. Expect more as we get closer to Q3 or Q4 probably.


Ghaz wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

No. Shadespire won't be released until later this year.



Thank you both.. so.. the.. skeletons are an "upcoming" expansion.. for.. the unreleased game? It makes me wonder if the core game is going to be the arena (like Bloodbowl) and the factions are basically like BB teams.. actually that makes a lot of sense..


Warbands. It is supposed to be like AOSified Mordhiem. Personally, I still can not get into the feel of this new "AOS" version. It is hit or miss on the figures, and the more they pull out of their hindquarters, the farther away from being able to grasp the concept escapes me. ( sorry in advance. Just my opinion.)

I


Uhm... it's a hex-based arena combat game using cards... it has nothing in common with Mordheim.
   
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 Grot 6 wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
EnTyme wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.


We know very little about the game at this point. At this point it's been more teased than previewed. We know that it's a skirmish level game designed with competitive play in mind, and that's really about all we know. Expect more as we get closer to Q3 or Q4 probably.


Ghaz wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
I'm thoroughly confused. Is the game this expansion is for out or what's the deal? I keep trying to find out more about the base game but am not having much luck.

No. Shadespire won't be released until later this year.



Thank you both.. so.. the.. skeletons are an "upcoming" expansion.. for.. the unreleased game? It makes me wonder if the core game is going to be the arena (like Bloodbowl) and the factions are basically like BB teams.. actually that makes a lot of sense..


Warbands. It is supposed to be like AOSified Mordhiem. Personally, I still can not get into the feel of this new "AOS" version. It is hit or miss on the figures, and the more they pull out of their hindquarters, the farther away from being able to grasp the concept escapes me. ( sorry in advance. Just my opinion.)

I would like to honestly like it, but the more I see, the less inclined I am to get into the game. The prices are over the top for the product, the setting is vapid, and the honest level of my commitment to something that was supposedly destroy the world, the more GW is inching closer and closer to admitting that they !@#$ up and overstepped themselves.

You destroyed the "Universe", why try so hard to reconstruct it in oversized models, when I was playing the game for over such and such a time, and they arbitrarily retconned the whole reason for me to get into the game.... It's as if someone smashes your Porsche, and gives you a Volvo.



Because this isn't mordheim. Mordheim was a campaign system for warbands. This is meant for tournaments and is GW's take on X-Wing.

Aside from that your comment almost read like an old man ranting pointlessly considering it bears no relationship with ANY of the actual discussions at hand. Regardless of your opinion.

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