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warhammer community hobby bingo 2020

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/09/middle-earth-hobby-bingo-2020fw-homepage-post-3/

winner(s) scored 23 from 25 last time.

https://twitter.com/HobbyAsh182/status/1215545962850127873

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Heads up everyone, we are running a mini Middle-earth campaign in February at Warhammer World. Its totally free to join in and a great chance to meet new people to play Middle-earth







bit of a trek for a lot of people but useful to know maybe.

said genteleman has done some really cracking Hobbit/lotr scenery

see some of his pictures : https://twitter.com/HobbyAsh182

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We'll throw out an image of Helm to kick the thread off.
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Some models are returning: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/19/pre-order-preview-warcry-necromunda-middle-earth/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=AoS&utm_content=aospreorderpreview19012020&fbclid=IwAR3ED_vWUOpWu048HCRUVFy0WsZXUdRZIaxzQ32Ejo3MukjoBX0ryCrVFKg

It will be the Three Hunters Mounted, Ghân-buri-Ghân and his Woses Warriors, Serpent Riders and Khandish Horsemen.

Also a guide for matched play is announced.

   
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Mounted aragorn nice. But gosh that legolas face paint job(?) is lol worthy. Makes him look like old geezer

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tneva82 wrote:
Mounted aragorn nice. But gosh that legolas face paint job(?) is lol worthy. Makes him look like old geezer


The model is good, (had it for ages). It's just the paint job in that pic that's screwed it. Not sure if i'll pick up the book...the completionist in me wants it, but i don't know if it will get much use. But i kinda hope that's not the main book release for the quarter.
   
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6 new scenarios means I'll get it. Could be handy for the next tournament I'll run by the very least. More scenarios always handy!

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This legolas face made me genuinely laugh
   
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It's like they tried to paint Legolas' face as a what-if to see his face aging like human.

It IS a great sculpt though, seen plenty of lovely paint jobs for it over the years. Shame it's in a two pack though, already have the Aragorn sculpt.

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A quick Google finds this which shows its perfectly possible to make Legolas look good. Some of the recent paint jobs from forgeworld have been genuinely good, but the new one really is pretty awful. It's a rare day when I look at an official paint job and think I could do better.
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Chikout wrote:
but the new one really is pretty awful.
I don't know that it is a new paintjob to be honest. If memory serves that was the OG paintjob.
That Legolas has been ugly for quite a while now.

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I'm still hoping for a new Eomer, or at least a re-release of the Knight of the Pelennor version.

   
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Middle-earth™ FAQ Update – February 2020 on Warhammer Community:



The FAQs are in their usual place on Warhammer Community.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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Allies got good kick in head. Minor effect for me. Shades nerfed but never seen one on table so for me business as usual.

Like changes overall.

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Shade change seemed a bit much, until I read the last sentence of the rule. Basically the kind of thing the alliance matrix was supposed to accomplish, but this works too. Can be explained fluffwise, and makes for much better games.

I'm not quite sure if the change to allies is meant to combat a specific problem. I'm assuming it is, as it seems an unusual thing to target otherwise.

Pretty relevant clarification to heroic combats too. You can now counter a heroic combat by calling one yourself in the same fight, preventing the enemy hero from moving further if you won the roll-off but died in the fight. Have seen it debated whether this combat should be considered the same heroic combat or not, but now there's an answer. More heroic sacrifice than heroic combat, but I like it.
   
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 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
I'm not quite sure if the change to allies is meant to combat a specific problem. I'm assuming it is, as it seems an unusual thing to target otherwise.


It's too address certain "cheap advisor" heroes being regularly allied in purely for list optimisation eg Cirdan, Alfrid & Lake Town Captain.

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 Baragash wrote:
 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
I'm not quite sure if the change to allies is meant to combat a specific problem. I'm assuming it is, as it seems an unusual thing to target otherwise.


It's too address certain "cheap advisor" heroes being regularly allied in purely for list optimisation eg Cirdan, Alfrid & Lake Town Captain.

Thanks, was thinking of Círdan (always felt he should have been a Hero of Valour, but the fact that he isn't comes in handy now), didn't know the Alfrid+Captain combination was "a thing", been out of the competitive loop for a while.
   
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Helm Hammerhand and Grishnákh & Snaga can be pre-ordered: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/02/07/middle-earth-pre-orders-heroes-old-and-new/

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Looks good. I especially like the foot version of Helm, although something about the beard colour doesn't sit right with me.

Grishnakh is an interesting surprise, prefer it over the original and Snaga looks good.
   
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Helm is no doubt going to look a lot better with a different paintjob. Beard indeed very yellow and flat, and they somehow tried to fit in every other colour of paint they had in reach it seems - blue trousers and gloves (latter look weird), red, orange, green... bit much.

Grishnákh does indeed look good.
   
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The paintjob on Helm isn't bad per-se. It's just sort of lacklustre. And they've used too many colours.
Sculpts are both excellent though.

Grishnakh and Snaga are both fine sculpts. Seeing Snaga has just made me realise, that despite watching the movies an uncountable amount of times, I don't think i've ever paid attention to what he actually looks like below the head.

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 Snrub wrote:
The paintjob on Helm isn't bad per-se. It's just sort of lacklustre. And they've used too many colours.
Sculpts are both excellent though.

Grishnakh and Snaga are both fine sculpts. Seeing Snaga has just made me realise, that despite watching the movies an uncountable amount of times, I don't think i've ever paid attention to what he actually looks like below the head.


According to the LotR team he's not fully shown in the movie and WETA actually sent them pictures of the full costume (that they aren't allowed to publish) so they could make it movie-accurate.

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Well there you go. Guess there's a reason i've never paid attention to the rest of him.

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Grishnákh & Snaga are both fantastic renditions of the film characters and some of the best LotR minis produced to date. Mad props to whoever did them.
   
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Bunch of re-releases coming soon, this isn't the full list, they're showing the full list next week.
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Is there another bunch of card packs coming up, or are the current three + spells all we're expected to get for a while?

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Nice to see them bringing these back.
Bummer that it isn't the full set of Mordor Uruks though. It's missing the limited one. But maybe they don't have the mould for that one any more..

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Great, I've been waiting on that Boromir set for a while now and I can finally give Shagrat some Uruks to lead in my Mordor army instead of stinkin' maggoty Orcs.
   
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So glad that Bard with windlance is coming back. He's evaded my clutches forever. Now I can finally complete my Laketown force!
   
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I wonder what the next Book will be?
   
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After a bit of an outcry in the community, they've changed some things in allies section of the latest FAQ.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/02/20/update-allies-in-middle-earthfw-homepage-post-2/

Basically ensuring it mainly influences the cases regarded as problematic, rather than a blanket ruling. In doing so, they did make Círdan a Minor Hero now, which I'm not a big fan of - from the onset, I feel he should have been a more powerful but more expensive character, and now the age-old Lord of the Grey Havens is not even allowed to lead his own army.

Here's hoping a future Last Alliance supplement, which is almost certainly on the agenda, will create a new profile and army list more fitting to the lore.
   
 
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