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Incoming : Storm of Magic
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:16:08 PM »
For those who haven't heard the news :
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=16200020a


According to some people from Warseer, this will be a sort of Fantasy Apocalypse expansion.
The sneak peak miniatures shown are a Manticore and Black Dragon/maybe a generic dragon.
They are also going to release new scenery kits and wizard miniatures.



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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 11:51:24 PM »
Thanks Silver Wolf, I was about to do this, but you beat me to it.  :)  I have to say, the expansion itself depresses me a little but the winged dragon model looks good.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 08:19:03 PM »
yeah, the dragons will make a nice conversion, but I don't really use an army that has dragons, WoC have chaos dragons which by fluff are 2 headed (?), OnGs have Wyverns (no front limbs) and Empire only have the imperial dragon
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 02:07:08 AM »
Maybe they'll have a proper way to scale the winds, or is that just wishful thinking.

On an unrelated note I've had an awesome idea that I will never be able to carry one because of my lame painting and converting skills.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 07:36:57 PM »
british as in they have colonial style hats or that the emblems are Britannia or the Union Jack?
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 04:14:59 AM »
Actually NightAngel, I converted a Barrow Kings army from Albion out of TK and VC models for a friend once.  It was done in a Celtic style. I seem to remember it cost me a shed-load in Greenstuff. I'll get in touch with him and see if I can get pics if you like.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 02:20:18 PM »
That'd be great Phoenix.

Dam, should have started a thread for this, oh well too late.
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Re: Incoming : Storm of Magic
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 06:23:21 PM »
Info taken from Warseer :






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Storm of Magic will be a full-colour hardcover book, about half the thikness of the Core Rulebook, and at the price of, well, apoximatly one Leman Russ Battletank.
It's due for release the second saturday of July. Previews start the saturday befor.

There will be a multitude of kits and gimmicks to acompany them.

Plastic Boxed Sets are:

Chaos Lord on Manticore
Dark Elven Lord on Black Dragon

Both Kits are the same price as a similar High Elven Ridden Monster.

The saddle, Rider and (in case of the Dragon) the armour are completly optional.

There is also a Kit labeled
Chimaera
and one labeled
Cockatrice
which are the same price as a 10 man Space Marines Squad.

There are also some Clampack releases:
Chaos Supreme Sorcerer
Supreme Sorcerer of Tzeentch
Vampirecounts Necromancer
Dark Elven High Sorceress

I don't know what these are made of. Since they are clampacked I guessed Finecast, but the price of, ah, well, lets say it in GBP: It's a one-digit-point-something Price lable.
Quiet affordable if it was finecast, but since hasitings said plastic sorceres... well... do the math.

Of course there is a whole bunch of playthings and gimmics aswell, like Vortex Templates (Like the Dark Eldar Wayportal template, only bigger), Dice, Battle Magic Cards (which apearently come in a cool box of sime Lost Arc style... with skulls of course...) and Focus Points (4 different ones).

Which brings us to rules.

Storm of Magic is for any Warhammer Fantasy Battle Army. It supports you with a alternative of Deployment, Magic and Army composition rules.

Game mechanics
While you place terrain, you deploy Magil Focus points. Think of these as landmarks inhibited with strong magics, like towers, magical stairs, Columns of Fire, or what ever. Each army starts with a designated number of Focus points, it depends of the scale of the game. 1 per army per 1000 points is, what I was told, suggested in the book.
You may place 1 Wizard including a mount on top of the Focus point, and one guarding unit within a limited space - enough to place about 30 standard base-sized miniatures, I was told. The rest of your army is deployed as usual.

The game is all about dominating these points, which grant great boni to your wizard while he stands atop of them. The Magic Phase is strongly buffed with 4D6 Power dice. In addition, you determine the ascending wind of magic at the beginning of each magic phase. (It's done randomly by some sort of tool, don't ask me what it is, I don't know, but apperantly it's not a dice.) Army book Lores are associated with Army book rules, for example if the Lore of Light is the Ascendand Lore this turn, High Magic is Ascended aswell (I don't know if High Lore is really associated with Lore of Light - it's simply a example of my understanding of the mechanics).

The Ascended magic gains a +4 bonus on attempts to cast their spells. You cannot change the Ascendend in any way, though it's determined new in every magic phase.

There is also a bunch of new spells which appearently give you the possibility not only to summon Monsters loke the Cockatrice, but also whole units from other armies. I personally didn't by this one. It was a long evening with a LOT of beer.

Take all of this with salt. And enjoy.
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Re: Incoming : Storm of Magic
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 09:53:55 AM »
What about Dwarfs? Or are they just screwed?
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 10:48:46 AM »
Good question. Never thought about that.

They're probably screwed because of their lore.
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Re: Incoming : Storm of Magic
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011, 12:01:41 PM »
or they get massive boosts in defence, or airships
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011, 05:27:57 PM »
Flying Tomb King death barges?

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Re: Incoming : Storm of Magic
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 08:29:59 AM »
Pretty sure there isn't mate, but they would be good. 

And I rather doubt there would be airships Dripping D, with rules in the BRB for a specific scenario it makes it unlikely that it would be released for use in a regular army.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 04:11:59 PM »
They could be like apocalypse datasheets.
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011, 07:54:17 PM »
true but this is apocalpse fantasy, half the stuff you get in that you can't use in normal games
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