[WH40K] 9th Edition is here

BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
edited July 29 in Critical Failures
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Warhammer 40k is a futuristic tabletop strategy game created by Games Workshop that pits multiple races and factions against each other for control of the galaxy.

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The Current State of the Game

9th Edition is coming, and with it the narrative and rules are both continuing to evolve. Primarchs are returning, old threats have arisen, and Space Marines continue to be extremely overpowered.

How Do I Get Started?

40k can be a daunting game for beginners. Luckily, there are now some nice places to start; the core rules are available for free, the First Strike starter set is a cheap way to get enough models and extras for two people to start playing, and the Easy to Build line of models give you a cheap way to pick up models if you're interested in putting some together and painting them (or just to expand your current collection).

The Dark Imperium starter set is probably the best way to go if you really want to dive in, as it'll give you a full rulebook alongside two decently sized armies. It only contains Space Marine and Death Guard units, but if you like the look of another army you might find a Start Collecting! box for them which will give you an easy way to begin playing them. Dark Imperium is also going out of stock soon, so you might want to pick it up as quickly as you can if you want it!

Hold On, How Do I Choose A Faction?

The simplest answer to this question is; however you want to. You might find the look of an army appealing. Maybe you like the way that it plays. Or maybe you just want to pick up the new hotness that's currently dominating tournaments. Whatever! It's your army. Details of a lot of the factions can be found below, but you can broadly divide them into a few different groups which share traits; Imperial factions tend to be versatile and solid at everything, Chaos factions are like the Imperium except edgier, Eldar armies tend towards being glass cannons, etc. 8th edition's rules allow you to mix and match similar factions to an extent, so if, for instance, you like the look of both Space Marines and Sisters of Battle then you can run both in the same army.

But Once I've Got All This, Where Do I Find A Game?

Maybe you've got some friends who play. Maybe there's a local hobby or gaming shop in your area - if there is, odds are good that there'll be people looking for games. 40k's always been popular in tabletop crowds and 8th edition seems to have made it even easier to find games. There are also large tournaments like the Las Vegas Open and the London GT, if you fancy diving into the competitive side of the game.

Factions:

Imperium
Adeptus Astartes (Space Marines)
- The Loyal -
They are the most powerful and dreaded of all the human warriors in the galaxy. No longer strictly human, but superhuman, superior in all respects to mere men by a harsh regime of genetic modification, psycho-conditioning and rigorous training. Few in number compared to the uncounted trillions of humanity, Space Marines are organized into small independent armies called Chapters that stand ready to lay fight wherever the Imperium needs them. Their unswerving loyalty is to the Emperor of Mankind first, their Chapter second, and none other beyond that. There are also a number of specific Chapters with notably unique traits, such as the Blood Angels (space vampires), Space Wolves (space... wolves), and the Dark Angels (unquestionably loyal).

Adeptus Custodes (Golden Space Marines)
- The Watchful -
The Emperor's personal golden army, these chaps have finally become bored of standing by a corpse for several thousand years and have instead decided to venture out into space on their own personal jetbikes. These guys are the most elite of elite armies, and are the faction you want to be taking if you want every single model in your army to outclass the strongest heroes of other factions.

Adeptus Mechanicus
-The Ironhearted -
The Adeptus Mechanicus is a technological organisation, often known as the Priesthood of Mars. It holds a monopoly on technological knowledge in the Imperium. Their Forge Worlds turn out the Imperium's most powerful and advanced weaponry and equipment. The organisation's adepts, the Tech-priests, are vital in maintaining much of the Imperium's more technologically advanced equipment, not the least of which is the Emperor's life-sustaining Golden Throne.

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard)
- The Dutiful -
In the midst of genetically engineered super-beings, alien killing machines, warrior mystics, and technology that approaches sorcery in its sophistication, the Imperial Guard are mere mortals. Protected by little more than faith, they contend with the most terrifying threats the darkest corners of the galaxy vomits forth armed with flesh and steel. As such it is easy to identify with these brave souls and to see in them the qualities of true heroes. Also: tanks tanks lol

Adepta Soritas (Sisters of Battle)
- The Faithful -
The darkness contained within the hearts and minds of humanity itself is a sinister and subtle threat. The heretic, mutant, and rogue psyker threaten humanity with an internal rot as damaging any xenos invasion. The Ordo Hereticus exists to seek and burn out this threat. The Sisters of Battle, empowered by their unwavering faith in the Holy Emperor of Terra, hunt the witch, the heretic, the fallen cleric, and none is permitted to escape the cleansing fire of their wrath.


Grey Knights
- The Hammer -
The Grey Knights are the amongst the most inscrutable of the Imperium's many organizations. Incorruptible, armed with the best weapons and equipment that Mankind has to offer, they are humanity's defense against the darkness of Chaos wherever it may lurk.

Chaos
Daemons
- The Nightmares -
Lust, hate, despair, sorrow. All emotion has a reverberation within the warp, the worst, most bitterly felt, and the furthest extreme becoming strong enough to persist, coalesce, and finally, become. It was from the darkest corners of the galaxy's hearts that Khorne - Lord Upon the Skullthrone, Tzeentch - The Changer of Ways, Nurgle - The Final Decay, and Slaneesh - The Feaster of Pain, sprang forth, and they await the time when the veil against the Warp wears thin, and their warriors, spawn, and offspring can pour through.

Heretic Astartes (Chaos Space Marines)
- The Betrayers -
During the tumult of the birth of the Imperium of Man, half of the Emperor's most trusted Legions turned against him in a bitter civil war. Brother fought brother, and Mankind drove itself to the very brink of extinction. Ten thousand years after their defeat, those same traitors still launch their Black Crusades from within the Eye of Terror, their dead hearts intent upon nothing less than the utter destruction of the Imperium and the death of its weakling Emperor.

Xenos
Asuryani (Craftworlds Eldar)
- The Dying -
An almost unimaginably ancient race who once ruled an empire spanning the galaxy. Then came the hideous time of the Fall, when the Eldar were consumed by their own decadence and nearly obliterated to the last, the few survivors scattered across the stars. Though now few in number, they are still one of the most advanced races in the galaxy. This advantage combined with the prescient abilities of their Farseers, who scry the future, guide their kin along the most favorable paths of fate, no matter what the cost to the lesser races.

Drukhari (Dark Eldar)
- The Lost-
These spawn of unquiet dreams inhabit a realm called Commorragh, a place as darkly twisted as its rulers, from which these merciless pirates launch raids across the length and breadth of the galaxy. The purpose of these raids is not to conquer planets or protect territory but to cause mayhem, steal, pillage, and – most importantly of all – capture new victims to be taken back to Commorragh for endless torture. Having fallen far into the depths of depravity, their every waking moment is dedicated to inflicting pain and suffering on the galaxy. The Dark Eldar are broadly an alliance of three loose groups; Kabals (pirate raiders), Wych Cults (drugged-up gladiators), and Haemonculus Covens (the cenobites from Hellraiser).

Harlequins
-The Laughing-
The Harlequins are the keepers of the Black Library and serve the enigmatic Eldar deity called the Laughing God. The Harlequins see no distinction between art and war, and their outlook can best be explained by reference to the legend of the Fall; one of their self-appointed duties is to keep this legend alive through their performances. The Laughing God is the only authority that the Harlequins recognise, and their every deed is thought to be in furtherance of his own inscrutable agenda. Harlequins are undeniably part of the Eldar race, yet they owe no allegiance to any given Craftworld or Kabal.

Ynnari
-The Undying-
The Ynnari are a newly formed Eldar group that worship the God Ynnead and believe their race can be saved from the predation of Slaanesh, by helping to bring about the birth of the slumbering God of the dead. Led by Ynnead's Emissary Yvraine, the group is composed of Eldar from the Craftworlds, Corsair groups, Commorragh and even from among the Harlequins. With their combined might they have become a rising force in the galaxy, who not only seek to bring about Ynnead's birth, but also return the Eldar to the glory their race had before their Empire fell. However, the arrogant coercion they employ to save their race, has alienated as many Eldar as it has united under Yvraine's command. Worse still, many see the Ynnari as corrupted by the very daemonic forces they seek to thwart, while others believe they are already dead inside.

Necrons
- The Ancient -
Ancient beyond imagining even before their great sleep, the Necrons are awakening from their 60-million-year dormancy to plague the living once more. Countless thousands of immortal, soulless warriors have risen from dusty stasis-tombs, their cold wills bent on harvesting the teeming species of the galaxy. They commanded the stars long before the ancient Eldar had even begun their existence, and it is only that so few have awoken that they do not pose a greater threat in the current day.

Orks
- The Beast -
The most widespread and warlike race of aliens in the bloodstained galaxy of the 41st millennium. From the depths of the galactic core to the distant ghost-stars beyond the galactic rim, Ork empires rise, clash, fall and the remnants mixing to begin the cycle again. In terms of sheer numbers and planets, Orks occupy more of the galaxy than any other single race, and if they ever unified, they would crush all opposition the stood before them, It is to the galaxy's benefit that the orks' passion for violence is so unquenchable that they spend their entire lives embroiled in war, fighting each other as readily as any other foe.

T'au
- The Young -
Since their first contact with the Imperium in the 35th millennium, the Tau have risen from a hunter-gatherer society to a star-faring race, nibbling at the flanks of the Imperium, in less than six thousand years. Absolute obedient to the command of the enigmatic ethereal caste, the Tau believe that now is their time. It is their race and their Empire that will bring unity to the stars, all races equal, the Tau first among them. There is no foe their technology cannot overcome, no quandary their science cannot resolve, the stars and all that lies between to be joined beneath the aegis of the Greater Good.

Tyranids
- The Hungry -
Without a doubt the most alien race encountered by Humanity. They have been likened to locusts, piranhas, on a galactic scale remorselessly hungry, too numerous to destroy. Tyranids are a nomadic, space-dwelling race that emerged from the void between galaxies into our own in search of new resources to consume. These hive fleets have discovered sustenance in abundance in the forms of the myriad species of the Milky Way, leaving nothing but balls of scoured rock in the wake of their titanic swarms, tendrils boring ever deeper towards the heart of our galaxy.

Genestealer Cults
-The Insidious-
A Genestealer Cult is a xenos-worshipping secret society made up of and controlled by Tyranid Genestealers that thrives in the dark corners of the Imperial underworld across the galaxy. Secretive, stealthy, and utterly malignant, Genestealer Cults are the cankers growing unseen in the hidden spaces of Mankind's realm. Some cultists are truly monstrous, skulking along dank tunnels with robes or hessian sacks covering their hybrid xenos anatomies. Others are merely pallid and bald, able to pass for loyal Imperial citizens whilst their wyrm-form tattoos remain hidden. These latter-generation brethren mingle amongst the herd of Mankind like wolves in sheep's clothing, working so hard amongst the crumbling machineries of Human industry that none spare them a second glance -- but under their work fatigues and rough miner’s apparel, they all bear the mark of the alien.

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    http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/ Not sure if these are the same guys as Wargames Factory, but if you want to 40K-ify some historical plastics.
    http://www.warmill.co.uk/storepage814911.aspx Custom clear bases, MDF terrain kits and bitz.
    http://www.wargamesfactory.com/webstore Makers of a variety of plastic kits, all of them competitively-priced compared to the alternatives. Foremost on the list would probably be their zombie and shock trooper kits, but they also have a variety of historical minis that could be integrated into a thematic force of some kind.
    http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/asp/nocookie.asp Lots of miniatures, but not to scale with 40K. Diverse selection, though.
    http://www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk/Fantasy miniatures
    http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/ These guys have alternate-future WWII scifi stuff. Some cool mech thingies and neat troops.
    http://www.wholesale-miracle-beads.com/25mm-round-flat-back-clear-crystal-glass-cabochon-top-quality Clear glass bases for your miniatures.
    http://willy-miniatures.blogspot.com/ Fantasy Football alternate models. Some of the Undead team would look great in a Zombie Apocalypse type game.
    http://wyrd-games.net/shop/home.php Makers of Malifaux, a very cool-looking game that I unfortunately can't really afford to get into right now. But, like Hell Dorado, they have an awesome line of minis with a style all their own, slightly steampunk with a fantastic twist and some of the dark sensibilities that infuse GW's games.
    http://www.zealotminiatures.co.uk Resin miniatures and bitz, female tau heads, Space Marine scaled Guitars and bionics, etc.
    http://www.zombiesmith.com/ Zombies, survivors, and a tutorial video on "how I cast miniatures".
    http://www.zuzzy.com/ Scenery pieces and tabletops almost exclusively- and pretty nice ones, at that. If green felt isn't your thing, give this a look and see if you can't go for something more exotic; I'm told they are rather durable and quite worth the price.

    Other Places to Talk About the Game
    http://www.shiftedmatrix.com - Website owned and run by this thread's own Sharp101. It has expanded to include other contributors who are regulars in this thread. Blog posting that cover all things related to 40k and wargaming

    http://belloflostsouls.org - A great 40k (and sometimes fantasy) rumor site. They also post articles on campaigning, modeling and home made rules.

    http://www.chessex.com/ - Online custom dice store, great customer service and speed.

    http://www.warseer.com - Currently about the biggest GW-related forum on the net. Unfortunately, it has a horrible signal/noise ratio, but the rumors forums are frequently the first place to hear accurate news of upcoming products.

    http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/ - All about Space Marines and high fashion (okay, not the latter)

    http://www.the-waaagh.com - All about the orks orks orks orks! Jobs a gud'un boss.

    http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php - All things Tau in one handy place. Sign up for the greater good!

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/ - They used to be cool. Totally the place to go if you want to know why the hobby is dying. Also, a great coverage of all things wargaming.

    http://www.bartertown.com/ - The place to go when looking for like-minded people with models for trade and sale.

    Army Transports
    Because you need a way to cart all your wonderful new toys around, here are a couple recommendations beyond what you can get from GW itself:

    Sabol Army Transports A little expensive, but I use them exclusively, because of the quite reasonable international shipping price, and mostly for the fact that you can custom cut the foam trays to fit your models. Also available from the War Store.

    Figures in Comfort A wide range of precut foam trays, and carrying cases for whatever your needs.

    Battle Foam Sturdy solid cases and custom cut foam tray. Pricey, but guaranteed to keep your little dudes safe and secure in transit.

    Tabletop Tyrant are a UK based company that do some nice transport cases, as well. Check them out!

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Has anyone found a list of the price rises? Saw a FB post from an online shop I use that said they range from 1.5% to 25%!

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  • MaydayMayday Cutting edge goblin tech Registered User regular
    Has anyone found a list of the price rises? Saw a FB post from an online shop I use that said they range from 1.5% to 25%!

    I only have one in PLN, so I guess you can calculate it in Excel, if you wish?
    https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/upbpvh55mikjyfkzk6yq9/powyzszka.xlsx?dl=0&rlkey=c4pf3tsm0jz9ebc55g41apjnu

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I really like the look of the new Primaris bikes. Hopefully the data sheets are good because I'll probably build a unit or two if they are. The Judicar looks awesome as well, curious to see what his rules are.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    The other day learned that GW have web exclusive paints (among other things), which they also limit to stockists. This is irritating - the last time I played I was used to being able to buy what I wanted in a store or stockist.

    I wanted to try to follow their Genestealer Cult painting guide because I liked their colour scheme. Over half the paints they I used are web exclusive.

    Oh well, huge shipment of paints on the way.

  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    The other day learned that GW have web exclusive paints (among other things), which they also limit to stockists. This is irritating - the last time I played I was used to being able to buy what I wanted in a store or stockist.

    I wanted to try to follow their Genestealer Cult painting guide because I liked their colour scheme. Over half the paints they I used are web exclusive.

    Oh well, huge shipment of paints on the way.

    Which paints? I can find 100% of the GW paints at my FLGS.

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  • No-QuarterNo-Quarter Nothing To Fear But Fear ItselfRegistered User regular
    Can we talk more about the big Necron spoiler picture???

    This one-
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    New stuff I spy:
    - The Silent King
    - Greater Demon-sized Ctan sculpt
    - New Warrior sculpts
    - The Skorpekh Lord standing to the right of the Monolith and behind the Warriors
    - New Monolith with a partially materialized Necron walking out from the portal
    - A (special?) character with a spear and 2 bodyguards in front of the Monolith
    - 2 variants of tri-pod walkers
    - A "heavier" destroyer
    - In the left of the picture immediately to the right of the Tri-pod is a singular model with a white facemask and multiple "eyes"
    - In the background to the right of the second Monolith, are some form of towers that look like a new terrain piece or set

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    Engine War goes up for pre-order next week and the table of contents is up.

    https://www.warhammer-community.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/eR3k6Q1Du1Gi2jWO.jpg

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    -Loki- wrote: »
    The other day learned that GW have web exclusive paints (among other things), which they also limit to stockists. This is irritating - the last time I played I was used to being able to buy what I wanted in a store or stockist.

    I wanted to try to follow their Genestealer Cult painting guide because I liked their colour scheme. Over half the paints they I used are web exclusive.

    Oh well, huge shipment of paints on the way.

    Which paints? I can find 100% of the GW paints at my FLGS.

    Warpfiend Grey, Thunderhawk Blue, Deamonette Hide, Slaanesh Grey, Pallid Wych Flesh. Neither of my FLGS or my local GW had them on the shelf, and their listed as web exclusive.

  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    -Loki- wrote: »
    The other day learned that GW have web exclusive paints (among other things), which they also limit to stockists. This is irritating - the last time I played I was used to being able to buy what I wanted in a store or stockist.

    I wanted to try to follow their Genestealer Cult painting guide because I liked their colour scheme. Over half the paints they I used are web exclusive.

    Oh well, huge shipment of paints on the way.

    Which paints? I can find 100% of the GW paints at my FLGS.

    Warpfiend Grey, Thunderhawk Blue, Deamonette Hide, Slaanesh Grey, Pallid Wych Flesh. Neither of my FLGS or my local GW had them on the shelf, and their listed as web exclusive.

    They had at least two of those at my FLGS. I have a bottle of daemonette hide on my desk.

    Also I highly suggest seeing if Vallejo or one of the other paint groups have them available under different names. I use mostly citadel stuff out of laziness but the few Vallejo paints I use are just top notch.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited May 24
    I’ve got plenty of Vallejo, it’s my paint of choice. But I also really like the official colour scheme of the Genestealer Cult stuff and want to replicate it, and I really can’t be bothered finding alternates for another 20 paints.

    Bit of a moot point now as the paints are on their way.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    I’ve got plenty of Vallejo, it’s my paint of choice. But I also really like the official colour scheme of the Genestealer Cult stuff and want to replicate it, and I really can’t be bothered finding alternates for another 20 paints.

    Bit of a moot point now as the paints are on their way.

    I wonder if this was a recent change. The LGS I go to has all those in stock.

    I use pallid wych flesh a lot.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    -Loki- wrote: »
    I’ve got plenty of Vallejo, it’s my paint of choice. But I also really like the official colour scheme of the Genestealer Cult stuff and want to replicate it, and I really can’t be bothered finding alternates for another 20 paints.

    Bit of a moot point now as the paints are on their way.

    I wonder if this was a recent change. The LGS I go to has all those in stock.

    I use pallid wych flesh a lot.

    I don't think it is. Hell they have the FW special colors even now at my store.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited May 24
    One of my FLGS is actually one of Australia’s larger third party distributors that allows you to go in and buy stuff from the warehouse, and even they tend to only get one of a web exclusive in at any time, the rest of the time it’s ‘buy now, wait for the next shipment’.

    Might just be an Australia thing.

    -Loki- on
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited May 25
    -Loki- wrote: »
    I’ve got plenty of Vallejo, it’s my paint of choice. But I also really like the official colour scheme of the Genestealer Cult stuff and want to replicate it, and I really can’t be bothered finding alternates for another 20 paints.

    Bit of a moot point now as the paints are on their way.

    That's why I find this to be oh so handy. Paint Range Compatibility Chart

    I too prefer Vallejo. Largely for practical purposes. I don't care for Citadel pots and GW goes with the lowest bidder for the actual paint making so the formula can change a bit every couple years (though at present I do like the quality of it). I really like the Vallejo droppers and the company primarily only makes paint and have been doing so for nearly 50 years so their formula doesn't really change that much. Cost is another factor, you do pay a premium for that Citadel name and get less paint to boot.

    That said, if you don't have a conveniently located FLGS then trying to buy individual droppers of Vallejo paints online seems to be an exercise in frustration.

    I've not tried Army Painter yet, I've heard good things but have been told you will absolutely want to buy steel balls for the paints. Not a big deal to me personally.

    edit- Though for the record I don't think any particular brand of paint is the end all, be all. I use a mix myself even though I prefer Vallejo. I find most Citadel metallics to be fairly good and find most Vallejo metallics to not be so great (IMHO). Plus I swear by Nuln Oil.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    One of my FLGS is actually one of Australia’s larger third party distributors that allows you to go in and buy stuff from the warehouse, and even they tend to only get one of a web exclusive in at any time, the rest of the time it’s ‘buy now, wait for the next shipment’.

    Might just be an Australia thing.

    Oh yeah that might be it. I know stuff is more expensive but also sometimes more rare verse the Eastern US where I live.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I bet that's it, because none of those are listed as web exclusive in the US store.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    No-Quarter wrote: »
    Can we talk more about the big Necron spoiler picture???

    This one-
    1uLtD93No8Dh0bD9.jpg

    New stuff I spy:
    - The Silent King
    - Greater Demon-sized Ctan sculpt
    - New Warrior sculpts
    - The Skorpekh Lord standing to the right of the Monolith and behind the Warriors
    - New Monolith with a partially materialized Necron walking out from the portal
    - A (special?) character with a spear and 2 bodyguards in front of the Monolith
    - 2 variants of tri-pod walkers
    - A "heavier" destroyer
    - In the left of the picture immediately to the right of the Tri-pod is a singular model with a white facemask and multiple "eyes"
    - In the background to the right of the second Monolith, are some form of towers that look like a new terrain piece or set

    I've never been excited by Necrons before... Now I desperately want to recreate that picture.

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  • BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    The only thing that concerns me is how many of those are *only* available in the new boxed set. I don't want the marines :(.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Doesn’t stuff that appears in big boxes still eventually make it to individual sale?

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Eventually can sometimes be a suspiciously long time.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Rumour for the C’tan is it’s the Void Dragon.

    Which will have some interesting fluff repercussions.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I do want the marines as it sucks doing the coin flip/it's my turn with my brother over them

    Now about the new necrons It does look like they got away from the clear plastic parts for guns and monolith
    The c tan looks even more fragile he makes the nighthaunt and some eldar stuff look sturdy
    I am curious about the new monolith [I have two of the current ones but I really never built the apoc army The necron warrior phalanx from 10+ years ago because} But the terrain did they make a dolman gate? Or what is the stuff in the back?
    So like the ad mech from earlier in the year the doubt of what am I doing with this army as crept in

  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    -Loki- wrote: »
    One of my FLGS is actually one of Australia’s larger third party distributors that allows you to go in and buy stuff from the warehouse, and even they tend to only get one of a web exclusive in at any time, the rest of the time it’s ‘buy now, wait for the next shipment’.

    Might just be an Australia thing.

    Oh yeah that might be it. I know stuff is more expensive but also sometimes more rare verse the Eastern US where I live.

    Thinking more about it, GW shifted their Australian stores to tiny closets that can barely fit a couple of 3x3 display tables. There’s also quite a few miniatures that are web exclusive.

    I guess they have a lot of web exclusives (a lot of miniatures are too) because stores simply can’t fit everything. As for stockists, they can’t have independent stores having a better range than their official stores or they might look bad.

  • ChrysisChrysis Registered User regular
    Pallid Wych Flesh isn't showing as a web exclusive in Japan, so I'd guess it's some combination of the Australian market demand and Covid related shipping difficulties that have moved it web exclusive there. Japan has a smaller market, so they probably haven't burnt through their stock yet. It's probably a temporary move.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Chrysis wrote: »
    Pallid Wych Flesh isn't showing as a web exclusive in Japan, so I'd guess it's some combination of the Australian market demand and Covid related shipping difficulties that have moved it web exclusive there. Japan has a smaller market, so they probably haven't burnt through their stock yet. It's probably a temporary move.

    There’s not even a spot for them on the racking at either of my FLGS or local GW.

    Like, not an empty spot on the rack, the racks were made without names rows for those paints.

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    New thread, new logo?
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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    The last R in the name overlapping the border is annoying me more than it should.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Well I feel the new logo was a counter to people co oping it for less than fun reasons

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    The last R in the name overlapping the border is annoying me more than it should.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    Ughhhhh it's going to take me a while to get used to that new logo.

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  • No-QuarterNo-Quarter Nothing To Fear But Fear ItselfRegistered User regular
    I'm not wild about the logo either.
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Engine War goes up for pre-order next week and the table of contents is up.

    https://www.warhammer-community.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/eR3k6Q1Du1Gi2jWO.jpg

    Hmmm! Pretty meaty at 103 pages. That's 12 or 13 more than Ritual of the Damned. The Chaos Demon stuff is about 10 pages worth of "bling" including 2 pages of stratagems and apparently enhanced Greater Demons of every variety.

    I hope we don't have to wait another month for War of the Spider, I want muh Deathguard! D:

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  • BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    It looks like the Top Gun logo.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    If Army Building is no longer going to be cramming as many CP into a list as possible, maybe I can do a mixed Drukhari list without feeling like i'm screwing myself

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Dayspring wrote: »
    If Army Building is no longer going to be cramming as many CP into a list as possible, maybe I can do a mixed Drukhari list without feeling like i'm screwing myself

    If you have to pay for additional detachments, don't Drukhari still get screwed when building a mixed list?

  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Dayspring wrote: »
    If Army Building is no longer going to be cramming as many CP into a list as possible, maybe I can do a mixed Drukhari list without feeling like i'm screwing myself

    If you have to pay for additional detachments, don't Drukhari still get screwed when building a mixed list?

    I think the insinuation is that it's going to be cross-Codex detachments that require command points to unlock, it'll be a real kick in the dick if you have to pay to take a Kabal detachment alongside a Cult one.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    The new Necron Walkers make me wonder if they have a background connection to the blackstone fortress drones. Technically they should be on different sides of the orginal Yngir/Old Ones conflict, but they are quite similar, like the Necron ones are the mechanical equivalent to the biological looking drones.
    Burnage wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    Dayspring wrote: »
    If Army Building is no longer going to be cramming as many CP into a list as possible, maybe I can do a mixed Drukhari list without feeling like i'm screwing myself

    If you have to pay for additional detachments, don't Drukhari still get screwed when building a mixed list?

    I think the insinuation is that it's going to be cross-Codex detachments that require command points to unlock, it'll be a real kick in the dick if you have to pay to take a Kabal detachment alongside a Cult one.

    Hopefully for Drukhari it's more like this.

  • daveNYCdaveNYC Why universe hate Waspinator? Registered User regular
    New logo sucks. The horizontal line through the upper third of the word is just blah. Just very generic.

    Necron stuff looks cool. The tall walkers look really unstable, but cool. The Silent King setup seems a bit over the top, but whatever. The new monolith (ultralith, megalith, whatever) is quite nice.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I think the best looking bits of the Silent King are actually the floating thingies on their own bases.

    The worst looking bits are his seemingly short shins.

  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    Apparently ITC is planning on using the official missions and terrain rules for 9th edition, which feels like a significant change.

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