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Age of Sigmar
« on: July 28, 2015, 05:44:53 PM »
So I was wondering what warhammer was up to nowadays and OH LAWDY

It seems Warhammer Fantasy is being replaced with 40K lite

Not sure how I feel about seeing a beloved game change so radically (I would say ruined but I can't say that til I try it)

So what are everyones opinions on this??
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 11:38:00 PM »
As a fluff gamer, a little part of me is now broken :(

Seriously though, it's gone from a mid range fantasy that is generally relatively low/gritty with high fantasy flourishes to being beyond high fantasy. The AoS fluff is fantasy at arsonist in a marijuana farm levels of high.

The interim rules for old models are apparently intentionally stupid to shame people into moving to new armies - apparently with those new armies it isn't a bad game mechanically though.
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 04:07:45 PM »
I have 2 major problems with AoS:
1) Few decades of lore being replaced by something that's rather mediocre
2) Lack of depth and strategy

That's enough for me.
I won't be joining the AoS club.

I like the look of the new Khorne models, though.
I might get then eventually, convert them a bit and base them on square bases.
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 08:04:54 PM »
the rules are at least free

though reading through them it turns out it has gone pay 2 win as the only limit to your forces are the amount of models you have....
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 12:19:58 AM »
I hadn't noticed that. Oh dear. :/
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 12:38:01 AM »
An actual quote:

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You can continue setting up units until you
have set up all the units you want to fight in
this battle, or have run out of space.
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 04:12:38 PM »
Well that does sound rather wibulnib, is there any optional point  system for those that don't want to play like cretins?

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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 05:16:58 PM »
Finally sick of people complaining about things being too many or too few points? Guess the points values yourselves!

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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 09:02:29 PM »
Once Bitten has made a good video about this:

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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 11:17:09 AM »
So guys and gals, I bought a half of the AoS starter box today.
I chose Khorne forces and I'm intending to put them on square bases and use for 8th edition.
I've always wanted a WoC mono Khorne force, ever since I've started collecting Warhammer miniatures, but I didn't really like the range of models.

And once I've opened the box... Holy mother of pineapple throwing armadillo, the models are mind-numbingly gorgeous.  :balrog:
I've never seen models this detailed before...
Not even Forge world models.

I'm  in awe.
I don't like the new ruleset and Sigmarines, but these guys are the definition of perfection.
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 01:52:52 PM »
I don't actually like having whole armies of super high detail models, not least because my painting skills won't do them justice anyway so why bother? I like having high-detail intricate centrepieces, but my regular grunts I'd like to be able to make look good with simple, primary paint schemes.
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2015, 02:01:52 PM »
I got much better at painting recently, so I find it pretty nice. :D
Gives me a chance to win more points for painting on tournaments.
And it keeps me busy for a while. :P
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2015, 04:50:07 PM »
the sigmarites look way too much like space marines
 have the chaos warriors kept their armour style or is that being changed too?
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2015, 04:55:23 PM »
I think they're more similar - they already looked like the 40K ones rather more anyway!
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Re: Age of Sigmar
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2015, 07:27:12 PM »
The style is consistent.
And I like these guys a lot.
They match the existing artwork really well. ;D

And Jubal's right. Chaos warriors have a style very similar to 40k chaos marines.
But somehow I have a feeling that it would be easier to convert Age of Sigmar Blood warriors into Khorne marines (similar to 40k starter set Dark vengeance) than the other way around.
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