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Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is a fantasy tabletop miniature wargame from Games Workshop. Fantastic armies battle for supremacy across the magical Mortal Realms.
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The game of fantasy battles That was then. This is now.
Current Events - THE ERA OF THE BEAST
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The Soul Wars have ended, and the Mortal Realms lie broken by the powers unleashed. The daemon prince Be'lakor has shrouded the realms in the powers of Chaos, preventing the Stormcast Eternals from returning to Azyr for rebirth upon their demise. Nagash's Necroquake has ended, and in response the unbridled energies of Life are spilling across the realms. Kragnos, God of Earthquakes and End of Empires, has galvanized the forces of Destruction to a degree not seen since Gorkamorka's great WAAAGH. New gods and monsters have been unleashed upon the Mortal Realms. Civilization teeters on the brink of annihilation. Now is the Era of the Beast.

Game Info

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is the fantasy counterpart to Warhammer 40,000, replacing the earlier incarnation of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Mixing the grim gothic fantasy style of its predecessor, Age of Sigmar adds many outlandish high fantasy elements, as armies of mortals, demigods, daemons and monsters clash across the magical Mortal Realms.

Since its release, Age of Sigmar has grown to include many new original factions and expand the ever-growing lore and story of the Mortal Realms. It has also spawned additional games set in the Age of Sigmar, namely Warhammer Underworlds and Warcry.

Getting Started

The Core Rules for Age of Sigmar can be found here:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/bHB57xEZVMKO4T1U.pdf

For all Age of Sigmar model ranges, check out Games Workshop's main site:
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Warhammer

You can also use the Games Workshop site to find a store location near where you live with your actual human body:
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/store/storefinder.jsp

The Setting
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In ages long past, so long ago that only the gods recall, the Old World was destroyed as the inevitable victory of the Dark Gods came to pass, with Chaos devouring the world and most of its mortal inhabitants. In the last days of the Old World, a desperate plan was set in motion to harness the Eight Winds of Magic to oppose the Dark Gods, but this ultimately failed and the world was lost. But it was not the end for everything...

The destruction of the World That Was released the Eight Winds into the universe, and each type of magic became the basis for an entire new realm of existence. Eight realms in all were born, the Mortal Realms, vast dimensions larger than any planet and filled with all manner of beings both mortal and divine, as well as fantastical kingdoms, lands, and even entire worlds.

A pantheon of Order, forged by Sigmar the God-King, rose to usher in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity across the Mortal Realms, a golden age referred to as the Age of Myth. Man, duardian, aelf, even orruk, undead, and other monstrous races were united in relative harmony.

Inevtiably, the age could not last, and the gods and mortals fell to warring amongst one another. As the alliance forged by Sigmar began to fracture, the forces of Chaos discovered the Mortal Realms and the Dark Gods desired to add them to their tally of conquests. They sent both their mortal slaves and their daemon creations to attack the Mortal Realms, plunging them into an Age of Chaos.

Sigmar, unwilling to let the Dark Gods destroy yet another reality, gathered the souls of the mightiest heroes of mankind and forged them into a new army - the Stormcast Eternals, the God-King's ultimate weapon against Chaos. After centuries of preparation, the Stormcast Eternals strike the forces of the Dark Gods across the Mortal Realms with righteous fury, bringing an end to the Age of Chaos.

Whilst the coming of Sigmar's Storm has broken the stranglehold of Chaos upon the realms, ushering in a new Age of Sigmar, the war against Chaos is only just begun, and the dawning age has been marked already by strife and conflict on an impossible scale. Even as the ravenous forces of Chaos seek to reclaim what has been snatched from their jaws, other factions have made moves to secure their own enviable power. The Great Necromancer, Nagash, committed his deathly magics towards a dark ritual which would usher in a period known as the Soul Wars, intent on plunging the entire Mortal Realms into a permanent state of Undeath. Though he was foiled at the final moments of his ambition, the aftershocks of his Necroquake still weigh heavy open the mortal defenders of the Mortal Realms.

What Are the Mortal Realms
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The Mortal Realms - Simple, and Easy to Understand


The Mortal Realms are not ordinary worlds, but vast planar dimensions floating in the aetheric void. Each one is a fantastic realm filled with landscapes and regions that would not be possible on worlds bound entirely by natural law, for every Mortal Realm is almost a universe unto itself, born of pure magic. At the heart of a realm, magic has solidified into something akin to reality and the majority of mortal kingdoms are founded here, while closer to the perimeter of the realm magic grows wild and more elemental, and sights such as floating islands, walking mountains, living storms, and other fantastic and terrible wonders can be witnessed.

The Mortal Realms are joined by Realmgates, magical portals created by some ancient civilization lost to the ages. Realmgates provide magical travel over vast distances, and are the only reliable ways to travel between the eight realms. Control of the Realmgates is vital for any power seeking to conquer, and they are a major focus for many of the warring factions vying for dominion.
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The Realm of Aqshy - This bit here...

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...Is that liiittle bit there, you see it?


The eight realms are...

Azyr, Realm of the Celestial. The seat of the God-King Sigmar's power. Sigmar rules here unopposed.
Aqshy, Realm of Fire. A land of raging passions and volatile horizons. The duardin god Grimnir perished here, while Khorne's forces are in ascendance.
Ghyran, Realm of Life. Green and verdant, burgeoning with all forms of life. The aelven goddess of life Alarielle wars with Nurgle for mastery of these lands.
Shyish, Realm of Death. Composed of innumerable afterlives and underworlds. After the events of the Soul Wars, the magical polarity of the Realm of Death has been forever changed by the sorcery of Nagash, the Great Necormancer.
Chamon, Realm of Metal. A realm of transmutation, alchemy, and grand potential. The eye of Tzeentch is upon these protean lands, while the duardin deity Grungni is rumoured to be labouring in secret somewhere.
Ghur, Realm of Beast. Primeval realm of savage violence, where only the strong survive and the continents themselves hunt one another as predator and prey. The footfalls of mighty Gorkamorka echo like thunder in the distance.
Hysh, Realm of Light. A realm of dazzling enlightenment and unbound intellect. The twin aelven gods of Light, Tyrion and Teclis, reign hidden in this realm, their attentions on their imprisoned nemesis...
Ulgu, Realm of Shadows. Shrouded in darkness, a land of secrets and mystery. The aelven god of shadow, Malerion, slithers in the gloomy mists, his scheming hidden from all.

Despite the dawning of the Age of Sigmar, the realms are still horribly scarred by the forces of Chaos, and vast regions of each one are corrupt extensions of the dread Realm of Chaos itself.


The Grand Alliances

There are a great many factions vying for supremacy in the Mortal Realms, but they can all be categorized into one of four Grand Alliances. In earlier versions of the game, these Grand Alliances had a more direct mechanical function, but these days they are more of a narrative structure, grouping factions with similar goals or ideologies together, representing potential allies and comrades, or at the very least a willingness not to immediately jump to open warfare.

ORDER
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It's more Hammer Time than it has ever been before.


Nominally united under the God-King Sigmar, these factions strive to drive the powers of Chaos from the Mortal Realms forever. Of course, many follow their own agendas...

-The Stormcast Eternals-
Superhuman warriors created by Sigmar from the souls of humanity's greatest heroes. These brave men and women are imbued with the God-King's own celestial might, granting them abilities beyond most mortals. Armored in gleaming sigmarite plate and wielding the fury of the storm, they are a nigh-unstoppable force. Even if a Stormcast dies in battle, their soul returns to the Realm of Azyr to be reforged and sent back into battle. However, each reforging costs them a fraction of their precious humanity, and as more and more Stormcast fall and return, these growing flaws in the reforging process may have dire consequences in the future...

On the table: The Stormcast Eternals play using lighting-strike ambushes to put powerful units on the board exactly where they can do the most damage. Individual units tend to have good stats, with high damage or good armour saves, or both! Plus they have dragon cavalry! But after the initial deepstrike deployment they can be slow on the ground, and can easily lose their elite, expensive units to armour-ignoring mortal wounds. They are both blessed and cursed with a broad bench of possible units to choose from, which allows them to make a variety of strong lists for various playstyles, but also means there are a fair number of units which lack a well-defined role or place in the army. This makes them a little tricker to play than you would ideally like from a starter faction.


-Fyreslayers -
Duardin that worship the fallen Slayer-God Grimnir. They bear runes of ur-gold fused into their flesh, the enchanted metal believed to contain fragments of their dead god. Highly mercenary, they will fight for any who can pay them in the gold they desire, for any scrap of gold may contain a fragment of their god's divine might. For them, to fight for pay is the purest expression of their worship.

On the table: Fyreslayers are slow, foot-slogging, hard as nails Duardin, who want to take up a commanding position on the battlefield and just dare their foolish opponents to try and come take it from them. They have a limited selection of units available to them, but all of them serve a function. The most typical lists will see a bunker of angry, fire-runed Duardin buffed to the teeth by supporting priests and heroes, and boasting both a formidable offense and defense.


-Kharadron Overlords-
When their ancient strongholds were overrun during the Age of Chaos, some enterprising duardin took to the skies. Using advanced science, they have created fantastic airships and weaponry to defend their floating stronghold-cities. They value the magical airborne substance known as aether-gold, believed to be the divine breath of the Forge-God Grungni.

On the table: One of the more unusual factions in Age of Sigmar, the Kharadron Overlords can be played in a few different ways, but most lists will revolve around their troop-transporting skyships, carrying alchemical gun-toting Duardin into the perfect position to blast the core out of the opposing forces. Making the most out of their suite of once per battle abilities is often the key to winning the day here.


-Sylvaneth-
Terrifying protectors of the Mortal Realms' natural splendor, the merciless Sylvaneth represent the fury of nature unbound. Spawned by the aelven goddess of life Alarielle, the Sylvaneth are creatures part spirit, part flesh, and part plant. Erupting from the forested regions of the Mortal Realms, they swarm unstoppably to eliminate any threat to the natural world. Even their erstwhile allies in the forces of Order are not safe from Sylvaneth on the warpath.

On the table: Skirmishy, bait-and-trap hunters, the Sylvaneth like to make sure no part of the battlefield is beyond their reach, able to ambush and fade away through their overgrown woodland glades, which can be sprouted mid-battle via spells or magical artefacts. Most of their units are not overly tough, and they don't like taking a punch, but clever use of their magic and ability to teleport around the board will be appealing to the sort of player that likes to out-think their opponent.


-Idoneth Deepkin-
The aelven god of Light Teclis sought to restore his people after the fall of the World That Was, and used souls stolen from the gullet of the Chaos God Slaanesh to accomplish this. The first results of his efforts were the Idoneth Deepkin, a somber and soul-broken breed. Dwelling deep within the oceans of the Mortal Realms, where the crushing depths stifle the sensation that the Dark God Slaanesh craves, the Idoneth Deepkin use their magically conjured ether-sea and enchanted ocean monsters to attack settlements of other mortal races, for the Deepkin must devour the souls of others to feed their own.

On the table: Glass-cannons to a tee, the Idoneth Deepkin want to strike quickly into an enemy's weakspot and take it out before they take too much damage in return. Their Forgotten Nightmares ability provides protection from opposing shooting, and they can surf the Tides of Death to maximise their damage output, but both abilities require a lot of careful movement and positioning before they can dash in for the killing strike.


-Daughters of Khaine-
The blood-hungry she-aelves are the servants of the fallen God of Murder, Khaela Mensha Khaine. Though Khaine was all but annihilated in the fall of the World That Was, the Daughters of Khaine seek to restore their fallen god to dark glory with their muderous acts of war and sacrifice. Forged by the aelven demi-goddess Morathi from souls stolen from Slaanesh, the Daughters show the mark of their corrupted souls through a variety of monstrous mutations.

On the table: Also glass-cannons, but without the high movement stats of the Idoneth, the Daughters of Khaine rely on shifting a variety of melee-empowering buffs onto the right units at the right time to slice apart enemy units with a dizzying amount close-combat damage. Their Blood Rites ability makes them more dangerous the longer the battle goes on, but the trick is finding a way to keep their units alive long enough for that to matter...


-The Seraphon-
The lizardmen known as the Seraphon are the servants of the Slaan, an ancient race that escaped annihilation during the fall of the World That Was. These Slaan Starmasters have transcended their former limits, and now conjure their Seraphon warriors from raw celestial magic. Monstrous reptilian legions older than human memory stride into battle, laying waste to the enemies of Order before vanishing in the aether as myseriously as they arrived. The Seraphon are represented by the Warhammer Fantasy Lizardmen range of models.

On the table: The Seraphon can pretty much do it all, dominating magic with the Slaan Starpriests, ferocious melee threat with monsters and dinosaur cavalry, grindy, defensive Saurus Warrior blocks, even some nifty shooting output from the right units. The hard part is fitting all of it into a single list! The Seraphon have a lot of unit options, and the majority of them are decent to good, so they are capable of putting together a variety of powerful and interesting armies.


-Lumineth Realm-Lords-
Striding out of the brilliance of the realm of Hysh, the Lumineth Realm-Lords are the creations of the aelven god of Light, Teclis. Drawing power from the elemental energies of the Mortal Realms, from skies and rivers and mountains, the Lumineth combine magical mastery with flawless martial strategy. To protect themselves from the temptations of the great enemy Slaanesh, they eschew emotions and personal ambition, fighting for the greater good. The Lumineth go so far as to use magic to remove emotional imbalance from their very being, a practice that serves to make them incorruptible, at the cost of their growing increasingly cold and merciless, beings devoid of emotion entirely.

On the table: Intended as a mixed-arms force of martially disciplined Aelves, the Lumineth are most commonly deployed with lists centering around dangerous, long ranged shooting, but they have a fair few solid options beyond that. Almost every hero in the book, and many of the units, are Wizards, which allows for any number of magical strategies to be employed, and there are several strong melee options too. However, everything is pretty elite and expensive, so they can struggle to bring their superior stats to bear properly.


-Cities of Simgar-
The God-King of Azyr has masterminded the construction of bastions of civilization all across the Mortal Realms, the glorious and myriad Cities of Sigmar. Home to millions of mortals from the races of men, aelf, and duardin, the cities are defended by stalwart souls devoted to the God-King and the powers of Order. The Cities of Sigmar represent the normal folk of the Mortal Realms, but that only means so much in a world where you can't go two steps without tripping over a magic sword or cursed skull.

On the table: The Cities of Sigmar bring to bear a fairly diverse force of arms which can triumph in many aspects of the game, though perhaps not quite as diverse as you'd expect from a combined army of humans, aelves, and duardin, a lot of the rules do not allow for much interaction between the various peoples that call the Great Cities home, with human heroes only supporting human troops, etc. Still, there are a lot of powerful units and interesting combos on offer with this book, and the grittier, down-to-earth stylings of the new kits will appeal to some over the flashier armies in the game.


CHAOS
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I'm here to kill Warhammer Fantasy and rule the Mortal Realms. And I'm all out of Warhammer Fantasy.

Led by Archaon the Everchosen, arch-champion of the Dark Gods, the forces of Chaos nearly conquered the Mortal Realms entire. The powers unleashed by Sigmar have broken the grip of Chaos over the Mortal Realms, but the battle is far from over. Bearing a grudge against Sigmar from before the fall of the World That Was, Archaon will not rest until all who stand before him are destroyed.

-Blades of Khorne-
The forces of Khorne, Chaos God of bloodshed and war. Bloodthirsty mortal barbarians and slaughter-mad legions of Khornate daemons pay homage to the Blood God, and seek to take the skulls of their enemies to lay at Khorne's great throne.

On the table: The Blades of Khorne are a little bit more of a finesse army than their theming might suggest, but so much so that they don't feel like Khorne! Brutal melee units that want to run across the table and get stuck into their opponent, but they have a lot of tools and tricks to make sure that they do so in the best possible terms. As units are slain, friend or foe, the Khorne army gains access to a suite of powerful abilities, and mastery of these it crucial to success.


-Disciples of Tzeentch-
The Architect of Fate, the Master of Fortune, the Changer of Ways - only some of the many names of Tzeentch, Chaos God of magic, transformation, and dark ambition. His mortal cultists plot and scheme throughout the kingdoms of Order, his Tzaangor beast-kin stand ready for war, and his Tzeentchian daemons prepare to unleash utter havoc.

On the table: Maximum magic, maximum annoyance, the Disciples of Tzeentch want to focus on funneling their opponents into mid-range kill boxes where they can unleash the full power of the magical damage. They have some shooting and movement trickery as well, but a lot of the gameplay is in making sure you have the right spells in the right place for the right targets, just as planned.


-Maggotkin of Nurgle-
No force in all the Mortal Realms is more revolting than the servants of Nurgle, Chaos God of disease and despair. The generous Nurgle lavishes the gift of plague upon the Mortal Realms, reaping a bounty of pustulent horror and virulent putrescence. His mortal warriors are bloated with disease and swollen with their loving god's strength, and the Nurglish daemon legions strive to spread the majesty of Father Nurgle's glory with the feverish energy of an epidemic.

On the table: Slow moving, tough as nails, attrition warfare, just as you'd expect, the armies of the Maggotkin excel at trudging up the board, bogging up the centerlines, and forcing their opponent to try and chip through solid armour and army-wide ward saves whilst they're also being whittled away be wasting disease and debilitating debuffs effects.


-Hedonites of Slaanesh-
For centuries, the Fourth Throne of the Dark Gods has sat empty. Slaanesh was lost, missing... captive. Ensnared by the aelven gods of Light and Shadow, Slaanesh languishes in their prison, but with every passing day his bindings grow irrevocably weaker. The call of Slaanesh rings out across the Mortal Realms, and their children are stirred to war. Be they mortal worshiper or Slaaneshi daemon, the Hedonites rampage across the realms in honor to absent Slaanesh. Some seek to find their missing god... while others dream that they might replace them.

On the table: High speed, low defence, mid-level damage output, the Hedonites of Slaanesh have a lot of decent units to choose from, but the nature of their faction rules means that they mostly want to be building lists with the same sort of strategy in mind, sending precise waves of troops into the enemy lines in order to cause as much depravity and havoc as possible, whilst issuing their Temptation Dice to their opponent to try and force them into bad decisions. The more Depravity Points they can accrue, the more formidable their army becomes.


-The Skaven-
Lurking beneath the mortal kingdoms of the eight realms are the skaven, wicked ratmen that gnaw at the very fabric of reality itself. The skaven lurk in the shadows of the Mortal Realms, beneath the unwitting mortal civilizations above them. Specialist Greatclans provide the skaven with a vast array of forces to utilize in their campaign to bring the lesser races under their dominion. At the head of their dark race is the Great Horned Rat, once a minor Chaos deity, now bloated with might from the worship of his children and risen to match the other Dark Gods as a fifth major power, the Chaos God of blight and ruin.

On the table: Maniacal mixed-arms ratmen with a deep bench of viable units and list types. Mostly Skaven lists tend to focus around dangerous, if unpredictable, firepower, but there are also options to go monster heavy, or massed melee infantry (to a degree) with a host of tricks and gimmicks, depending on which of the Skaven clans are brought under your banner. Notably, a lot of the Skaven models are pretty old, so watch this space to see if they have a rework on the cards in the near future.


-Slaves to Darkness-
From the barbarian savages of the Darkoath tribes to the exalted champions of the Varanguard, the legions of the Dark Gods are a force seemingly without limit, casting their shadow across all the Mortal Realms. Whatever their reason for turning their backs on humanity, the Dark Gods laugh at their petty ambitions and vanities. In the end, from the lowliest marauder to Archaon himself, they are naught but Slaves to Darkness...

On the table: Rock solid armoured infantry and cavalry, a huge range of diverse options in terms of skirmishers, monsters, and heroes, and a deeply customisable faction thanks to their flexible Marks of Chaos abilities, the Slaves to Darkness are a list-tinkerer's dream. Though, that said, they have very little in the way of missile weaponry, so they want to be focusing on winning the game through strength of arms and/or magical might.


-Beasts of Chaos-
From out of the corrupted wild places of the Mortal Realms come the Beasts of Chaos. The true children of the Dark Gods, whom they hate and revere with equal passion, they are the bastard spawn of Chaos, abused and scorned, turning their hatred and brute might upon the people of the Mortal Realms. A hideous amalgamation of humanoid and animal traits, the beastmen loathe all forms of order and civilization, seeking to tear down cities and trample them into ruin.

On the table: Powerful and flexible options for outflank and ambush deployments allow the Beasts of Chaos to outmaneouvre their foes during the early stages of the game, giving them time for the entropic power of their primeval nature to weaken the defenses of their opponents in the later turns. They can even pull a few nasty, little tricks like casting dark rituals from models that haven't even arrived on the board yet, weakening the enemy battleline and leaving them with no hope of retaliation. However, it's worth noting that this is also one of the armies still stuck with a large number of very old sculpts for the time being, fingers crossed for an updated model line soon.


DEATH
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Dead and would be loving it, if capable of love

Nagash, the Great Necromancer, is the self-proclaimed God of Shyish. Lording over the afterlives and underworlds of all the Mortal Realms, Nagash schemes to become the greatest power in all the cosmos, and bind all that exists under his indomitable will. Once a reluctant ally of Sigmar in the Age of Myth, Nagash loathes the God-King for taking the souls of mighty heroes to forge his Stormcast Eternals - souls that rightfully belong to the Lord of Death.


-Soulblight Gravelords-
The vampiric nobility of the Mortal Realms. Ancient and powerful beyond mortal reckoning, with bloodlines that can be traced back to the World-That-Was, the power-hungry aristocracy of the night obey the Great Necromancer, but only as long as it serves their own dark desires. Slaking their thirst with the blood of mortals, the Soublight Gravelords command innumerable legions of the undead.

On the table: Large blocks of regenerating, self-restoring undead minions, buffed up by supporting vampires and necromancers, with a few choice terrifying monsters thrown in for good measure. A lot of the power in this army is coming from its ability to replenish its units, even if they're removed from the battlefield there's a good chance they'll be able to return at half-strength before long, but their magic is also nothing to sneeze at, and some of their heroes can do some neat tricks too.


-Flesh-Eater Courts-
Afflicted by a morbid supernatural curse, the Flesh-Eater Courts are armies comprised of ghouls, vile carrion-creatures suffused with the magic of death. In their own twisted minds, the flesh-eaters halucinate that they are glorious and noble heraldic warriors of heroic bloodlines and chilvarous traditions. In their delusions they believe that they are brave warriors fighting against hideous monsters, when in reality they are the true monsters, slaughtering and feasting upon the innocent people of the Mortal Realms. Of all the forces of death, Nagash has the least amount of control over them.

On the table: In their latest battletome update, the Flesh-Eaters have lost a lot of their aggressive, alpha-strike potential (though they can still do a little bit of that), favouring a more defensive, counter-charge playstyle bouyed by their powerful unit regeneration abilities. An almost entirely melee faction, which makes up for generally poor attack values via sheer weight of dice and bodies, but they need to make sure their many powerful hero units are kept both alive and in the right position at the right time to secure victory.


-Nighthaunt-
Spectral phantasms that roam the darkest regions of the Mortal Realms, the terrifying Nighthaunts have been shaped by the magic of Nagash into hideous forms that reflect the Great Necromancer's twisted sense of justice. The ethereal Nighthaunts are driven by dark compulsion to inflict horror and death upon the living, spiriting their souls back to the Realm of Death for their dark master.

On the table: Weak unit stats that want to use their potent, debuff-focused battle traits to drag their opponent's units down to their level and finish them off. Also the entire army is immune to rend, cos they're ghosts. A bit of a horde army, which wants to operate in waves of charging specters, each successful charge lets them sink their opponent further into despair, and they can use the ability to retreat and charge to make sure the damage goes where it needs tp.


-Ossiarch Bonereapers-
Vanguards of a new order, the Ossiarch Bonereapers are a recently completed creation of Nagash, a legion centuries in the making. Their physical forms are molded from the bones of the dead, animated by necromantic magic and shackled spirits. They are not the mindless shambling undead of Nagash's other legions, but an elite fighting force of highly skilled and intelligent warriors, undying, relentless, and utterly without mercy.

On the table: Phalanx ranks of immortal, perfect warriors and towering, deadly bone constructs, with access to more command points and command abilities than any other faction in the game, the Ossiarch Bonereapers play like the premier martial force they are designed to be. Not only that, but their access to impressive model regeneration abilities means that it's not uncommon for them to end the game with most or all of their units still at full strength.


DESTRUCTION
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I'm da biggest, so I'm da boss!!

The hordes of Destruction are united only by a love of unleashing absolute carnage. There is no subtlety, no strategy behind their rampage. They are driven only by the primal need for violence. They heed the call of the two-headed god of destruction, Gorkamorka.

-Orruk Warclans-
The biggest, meanest, and loudest of the greenskins, the orruks boast that they have the greatest favor of Gorkamorka. The brutal Ironjawz leave not a stone standing in their great destructive WAAAGHS!!! across the Mortal Realms, while the savage and unhinged Bonesplitterz go to war garbed in warpaint and wielding weapons of stone and bone, and the viciously cunning Kruleboyz skulk from the fens and marshlands of the realms, utterly sadistic in their methods of cruelty. The orruks honor Gorkamorka in their bellows for war and their thundering charges, and most of all in the utter destruction of anything that stands in their way.

On the table: A slightly unusual battletome, which consists of four armies in one (sort of...) An Orruk Warclans player can specialise in either of the three Orruk factions, or combine models from all of them into a Big Waaagh army, with differing battle traits and abilities for each of the four styles of play. The Ironjawz are the most straightforward (and perhaps the most entertaining) classic orcish brutality, combining a solid damage with some impressive speed, ploughing into the enemy lines like a living, heavily armoured battering ram. The Bonesplittaz eschew the armoured approach entirely, relying on their mystical warpaint to protect them, Bonesplittaz armies tend to focus around flooding the board with as many Orruk bodies as possible and betting that their opponent won't be able to get rid of it all in time. (Also they are stuck with some very old and very same-y models, so you have to really enjoy painting a bunch of naked green guys.) The Kruleboyz are the newest of the Orruk faction, and also the most unusual, representing the Kunnin' side of the Brutal/Kunnin dichotomy, they make great use of poisoned weapons, including wicked ranged weaponry, as well as a number of swampy monsters, to get the job done.


-Gloomspite Gitz-
Summoned by the rise of the dreaded Bad Moon as it drifts across the Mortal Realms, the Gloomspite Gitz swarm out of every dank and forgotten corner. Moonclan Grots, Spiderclan Grots, monstrous Troggoths breeds, and all manner of squiggly beasts and strange fungal creatures caper and cackle beneath the light of the Bad Moon.

On the table: Formerly the bottom-table scrappers of the tournament scene, the Gloomspite Gitz have had quite the glow up in their latest battletome, making them into an extremely dangerous faction which can play into either massed infantry, fast, high damage squig cavalry, or tough, punchy troggoths to good effect, with the ability to bring back slain units from their underground lairs on top of that. There's also a spider-rider focused side of the army, but it is not as often in the limelight.


-Ogor Mawtribes-
Obsessed with eating and fighting, the Mawtribes of the ogor race roam the Mortal Realms in great nomadic armies. Everything in their path is smashed into oblivion as the ogors feast on the flesh and blood of their victims before moving on, leaving naught but ruin in their wake.

On the table: Large and in charge, the armies Ogor Mawtribes tend to be low model count, but those models can pack quite the punch, almost every unit has multi-damage weapons on solid statlines, alongside some very dangerous shooting options in the form of oversized cannons, and a show-stealing monster hero (the other monster options are, unfortunately, not nearly as impressive). On the other hand, most of their units cannot really take a hit back, with a high wounds stat but low saves, and with such an elite force an Ogor player has to be very careful in how they're playing if they don't want to lose their models in droves.


-Sons of Behemat-
The colossal gargants are some of the largest creatures in the Mortal Realms, a single such beast capable of smashing an entire legion of human-sized troops. Gargants spawned from the god-beast Behemat are an especially large and dangerous breed, a mere handful capable of laying waste to an entire kingdom. When the earth quakes underfoot, it means the Sons of Behemat are on the march.

On the table: Largier and in chargier, the Sons of Behemat are the lowest model count army in Age of Sigmar, in a standard sized game it is extremely unlikely for them to field more than 10 models in a list, for most lists it's more like 4 models. An army entirely of giant monsters, they play unlike any other faction in the game. They do decent melee damage, but a lot of the time they're aiming to steal the winning objectives just be standing there and being intimidating. Plus they have a special rule which lets them suplex enemy monsters, I just thought that was important to note.





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    korodullinkorodullin What. SCRegistered User regular
    Local GW store had to open up the new Warcry starter box to put on display for this week, and both the manager and I were baffled at how awful of a box it is. Two incredibly tiny Warbands re-purposed from Underworlds, some scattered terrain that feels comically small and ineffectual on the maps Warcry uses, all played on top of a godawfully shit fold-out poster paper mat. It also comes with a starter rule book for all the rules you can already get for free online. All that for a whopping $110. It's a huge ripoff.

    Also, the mat is double sided, and between the snow and the gloss of the poster paper of the mat, the snowy side that all the Warcom previews show off is ridiculously bright and has horrid readability. It's a terrible box in and out.

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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    $110 is a truly wild amount of money for that.

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    Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    That's a shame as I am the exact target audience for that set. I really like both those sets of minis but never got them because I have no interest Underworlds - I loathe deckbuilding: it's a great game but not for me. I was hoping for like $85 and I set a hard limit for myself at $100. $110 seems more expensive than just buying all the stuff separately would be.

    Oh well.

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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    What’s odd is that Bladeborn, the US-only Warcry-on-a-hexboard boardgame, had 2 Underworlds warbands too and was way cheaper, and had Warcry-hex stats for 6 other warbands too.

    I play my variant called Warcry Hex, which is basically Warcry on 4 Underworlds boards, and instead of inches it’s number of hexes you can move, and I use regular Warcry stats, and it works pretty fine (except for disengage, you have to change it to “move 3 hexes away from enemies, and if you cannot end up up in a hex not adjacent to that enemy, cancel that disengage action and move).

    OK, the Corvus Cabal don’t work well as you don’t have verticality in this rules setting, but hey, it works for almost everything else!

    In fact, if you buy the new Shadespire Starter set, and use the free compendium and warcry rules you can download, with the suggestion above you can have a pretty great time with 500-600 point warbands (= Underworlds warbands) and you have absolute freedom to mix and match (get the try-to-paint-Stormcast-for-free in your local GW store to expand the Stromcast team at basically no cost).

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    Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    Is Bladeborn one of those board-game style boxes they kick out to other retailers and stuff? I assume they drop the price on those to try and hook folks in.

    It's a shame too, cos in theory a small-warband, small-board Warcry starter set with some limited terrain is a pretty good idea, but it'd need to be at a lower price point than they're offering for an on-ramp product. The big, full warband boxes are nice and all, but they're pricey and will take a while to get everything ready to play with, a little, cheap-ish 4 v 4 box of pushfit minis and single piece terrain segments that's always on the shelves sounds like a winner to me.

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    R-demR-dem Registered User regular
    I have nothing to add other than that another box of Idoneth Deepkin are on the way in my quest to collect the biggest school of fish ever

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    DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    that "terrain" looks like those scenic objective sets they put out now and again
    great as additional scatter but very anemic by itself

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2023
    Fine looking OP, Halos! ;)

    Shame about this Warcry box, I guess.

    I wanna do something fun instead: write the timeline that was too big to add to the original OP!

    Age of Sigmar Timeline
    Age of Myth
    The Mortal Realms coalesce from the Eight Winds of Magic, the powers of the fallen World That Was. Gods and monsters come to reign over mortal kingdoms as the eight Mortal Realms take form.
    Sigmar, reborn from the ashes of his lost homeworld as the God King, rises to forge a Pantheon of Order that brings peace to the Mortal Realms, with ancient allies such as Tyrion, Teclis, Allerielle, Grimnir, and Grungni.
    Even malign deities such as Malerion, Nagash, and Gorkamorka were brought into the fold by the glory of Sigmar's vision. But inevitably, the order they forged began to fray.

    Age of Chaos
    The Ruinous Powers turned their gate upon the Mortal Realms, seeking a new reality to conquer. Turning both mortals and gods against one-another, the Ruinous Powers shattered Sigmar's Pantheon and descended upon the divided Mortal Realms.
    Disgusted, Sigmar withdrew to his chosen realm of Azyr and closed all gateways there, leaving it inviolate, but the other realms swiftly fell to the Dark Gods and their legions.
    Though the elven deities of Light and Shadow were able to imprison Slaanesh, the victory of Chaos was almost complete.

    Age of Sigmar
    For centuries Sigmar labored in secret in the sealed-off realm of Azyr, aided by the forge god Grungni.
    The result of their efforts were the mighty Stormcast Eternals, superhuman warriors raised up from death and given the mightiest weapons and sorceries ever devised. After 500 years, Sigmar unleashes his Stormcast upon the Chaos-stricken Mortal Realms.
    The first strikes break the stranglehold of the Dark Gods, and spark uprisings across the realms from all those who seek an end to Chaos' rule. The Age of Sigmar had begun.

    The Realmgate Wars
    The first major offensive of Sigmar's armies was to capture the Realmgates, magical portals that connect the Mortal Realms. The most vital of these were the Arcways, Realmgates that lead to the sub-dimensional realm known as the Eightpoints, the primary bastion of Chaos in the Mortal Realms.
    Several of the vital Arcways were wrested from Chaos' grasp, the forces of Sigmar manage to awaken Alarielle, God of Life and mistress of Ghyran, securing her aid against Chaos, and the Stormcast recover the mythical warhammer Ghal Maraz, the lost hammer of Sigmar himself, restoring its power to the God King's armies.
    In turn, the Dark Gods unleash their own mightiest champion, Archaon the Everchosen, who reaps a terrible toll upon Sigmar's armies.

    Malign Portents
    Nagash, God of Death, emerges from the underworld realm of Shyish to wrest his domain from the grip of Chaos. The many wars across the Mortal Realms swell his ranks with souls, but he bears enmity against Sigmar for stealing the souls of great heroes to forge into his Stormcast.
    Nagash unleashes the magic of death across the Mortal Realms, harnessing its power in an effort to elevate himself above all other deities.
    Schemes by the verminous Skaven spoil his ascension, resulting in Nagash's hoarded death magic unleashing a mystical disaster across the eight realms - the Necroquake.

    The Soul Wars
    The Necroquake fractures reality in the Mortal Realms, raising the dead across all eight realms and greatly amplifying the powers of magic, causing countless magical beasts and living spells to come into existence.
    Ancient vaults containing lost treasures, magical weapons, and mighty entities are broken open, unleashing their contents upon the realms.
    While the ranks of the undead swell Nagash's power, every god and power rushes to harness the might of the restless souls for their own designs.
    From a shattered vault, Nagash raises the great general Katakros to lead a new army of the undead, using them to drive the forces of Chaos from Shyish and secure a foothold in the Eightpoints.

    Broken Realms
    The aleven sorceress Morathi, mother to Malerion, God of Shadows, orchestrates a plan to elevate herself to true godhood.
    Morathi's scheming weakens the bindings on Slaanesh, who unleashes his twin children upon the Mortal Realms to rally his followers.
    Nagash, seeking to spread the Necroquake further, duels with the aelven God of Light Teclis, who manages to banish the God of Death back to Shyish and end the Necroquake.
    The forces of Sigmar are hampered when Be'lakor, the First Daemon Prince, unleashes a storm of magic across the Mortal Realms that prevents the Stormcast Eternals from returning to Azyr when they are slain, taking away the greatest advantage of the God King's armies - their immortality.

    Era of the Beast
    With the Necroquake receeding, a tide of life magic sweeps the Mortal Realms, leading to the resurrection of a powerful and ancient God of Destruction, Kragnos, who rallies the seemingly endless orruk hordes to his banner.
    In response to growing threats from forces opposed to Order, Sigmar launches the Dawnbringer Crusades, grand expansions of millions of mortals carrying the flame of civilization to the wildest regions of the Mortal Realms.
    Grungni aids the God King by outfitting the Stormcast with new, more powerful implements of war, including the means to defy Be'lakor's Storms of Chaos.

    The Twin-Tailed Crusade
    A two-pronged Dawnbringer Crusade is launched to the realms of Aqshy and Ghyran. One is foretold to attain greatness. The other, disaster...

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    Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    I mean, thanks for doing all the hard work on the op in the first place, I barely had to change anything, really!

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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    So the two new Warcry full warbands cost just slightly more together than the Starter Set?
    That’s almost twice the miniatures, and they’re all new!

    EDIT: Oh sweet! Plague Skaven Underworlds warband next week!

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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
    So the two new Warcry full warbands cost just slightly more together than the Starter Set?
    That’s almost twice the miniatures, and they’re all new!

    EDIT: Oh sweet! Plague Skaven Underworlds warband next week!

    And more cards they will not explain

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    LordSolarMachariusLordSolarMacharius Red wine with fish Registered User regular
    If AoS 4th edition has a "Vanguard" equivalent of 40k's Combat Patrol game mode, then that's a likely pickup for me.

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    R-demR-dem Registered User regular
    My main AOS buddy plays Seraphon and is super stoked because Carnosaurs have apparently been super tough to get a hold of

    In other news my main AOS buddy plays Seraphon, and they are a very tough army to beat. I play Idoneth, and from what I understand that is a tough match to begin with; I get outmagicked pretty heavy even with an Aspect of the Sea, and Seraphon are tough enough and hit back hard enough that I have a hard time fishing for good fights on the tabletop.

    So far my best success has been to run Mor'phann and bog him down in ever-regenerating blocks of Thralls while the eels do work. Reavers are on the way to back up the Thralls, and a King soon hopefully to get the much needed offensive power to crack the tough lizards.

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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
    If AoS 4th edition has a "Vanguard" equivalent of 40k's Combat Patrol game mode, then that's a likely pickup for me.

    I agree. Because of the table we play on [a beat up card table} with a plank across it so we can play larger games but we mostly play kill team and such. I would be interested in vanguard as that would be a quicker and friendlier way to play

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    Redcoat-13Redcoat-13 Registered User regular
    R-dem wrote: »
    My main AOS buddy plays Seraphon and is super stoked because Carnosaurs have apparently been super tough to get a hold of

    In other news my main AOS buddy plays Seraphon, and they are a very tough army to beat. I play Idoneth, and from what I understand that is a tough match to begin with; I get outmagicked pretty heavy even with an Aspect of the Sea, and Seraphon are tough enough and hit back hard enough that I have a hard time fishing for good fights on the tabletop.

    So far my best success has been to run Mor'phann and bog him down in ever-regenerating blocks of Thralls while the eels do work. Reavers are on the way to back up the Thralls, and a King soon hopefully to get the much needed offensive power to crack the tough lizards.

    Carnosaurs were in the old start collecting box; I’m pretty sure that box cost less or was equal to buying a Carnosaur in its own (so it was pointless to buy solo).

    A good box; glad it’s different enough from the stuff you got from the army box.

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    Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    If AoS 4th edition has a "Vanguard" equivalent of 40k's Combat Patrol game mode, then that's a likely pickup for me.

    I'd be shocked if it didn't. Good on them making Combat Patrol a thing again.

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    Redcoat-13Redcoat-13 Registered User regular
    Goonhammer reviewed White Dwarf rules that said how to do 1000 point games so I expect we’ll see more in depth rules when the next AoS game diction comes out.

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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
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    https://www.warhammer-community.com/2023/08/01/warhammer-underworlds-how-to-scramble-skabbiks-plaguepack-to-the-top/
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    Everyone loves a warband with a cute little critter, and Skritter is the Plaguepack’s petite pestilent pet. He is, as his card says, Worthless. He can’t hold objectives, and doesn’t net your opponent any Glory if they squish him. On the flipside he is incredibly fast, can Corrupt territory, and Staggers opponents as a Befouler.

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    DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    No spoilers for the cuties if sigmar that hot leaked ? From what I saw freaking amazing models

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    Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    Fortunately these days you don't often have to suffer the blurry leaked pics for long:

    https://www.warhammer-community.com/2023/08/04/cities-of-sigmar-the-entire-magnificent-range-revealed/

    Not quite to my tastes for the most part, and it's a shame not to have even a single elf or duardin in the new models, but they are fine looking minis, for sure.

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I love the surgeon and the spy. The other characters are also lovely. The shield on the cannon is maybe a bit much

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    Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Fortunately these days you don't often have to suffer the blurry leaked pics for long:

    https://www.warhammer-community.com/2023/08/04/cities-of-sigmar-the-entire-magnificent-range-revealed/

    Not quite to my tastes for the most part, and it's a shame not to have even a single elf or duardin in the new models, but they are fine looking minis, for sure.

    My money's on the old elf/dwarf minis just getting reboxed with maybe a model count doubling/price hike to encourage double dipping with Old World. Old World's bump to 25mm minimum for bases would work really well with minis already on 25mm round bases.

    I mean that would be the smart move, to allow overlap between the games for most armies.

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    Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    In fairness, I like the shield on the cannon more than the shield on the infantry handgunners, and you can see how that whole part of the range can now fit together visually as a defensive gunline, but, on the other hand, defensive gunlines are the most boring sort of army anyway!

    I do very much like the mini-character command squad though, very cool.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I'd like to see some alternate paint schemes. Perhaps with more vivid colors.

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    KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    I'm excited to pick up those cities models

    They're definitely going for a darkest dungeon look

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Fortunately these days you don't often have to suffer the blurry leaked pics for long:

    https://www.warhammer-community.com/2023/08/04/cities-of-sigmar-the-entire-magnificent-range-revealed/

    Not quite to my tastes for the most part, and it's a shame not to have even a single elf or duardin in the new models, but they are fine looking minis, for sure.

    My money's on the old elf/dwarf minis just getting reboxed with maybe a model count doubling/price hike to encourage double dipping with Old World. Old World's bump to 25mm minimum for bases would work really well with minis already on 25mm round bases.

    I mean that would be the smart move, to allow overlap between the games for most armies.

    I suspect they're doing the opposite of double dipping. Most high and wood elf units are already gone from AoS and a bunch more are getting cut from the Cities book. It's going to be mostly dark elves left in there. And Dark Elves are currently not planned for old world.

    It's similar with 40k and Heresy. Almost all heresy vehicles are either for proxying or have been moved to legends.

    GW doesn't want anyone to use one army for several systems. Gotta buy a new one for a new game.

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    Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    I was a little unclear there, I know that the current move is to rebox the old world dwarves and dark elves, but my hope is that, when it comes time for the next cities book or narrative mini-release in a year or so, it's centered around updating the aelves or duardin, like we've seen with the staggered release of Lumineth temples, etc.

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    DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    warcrolls have leaked, all the dark elves/darkling covens and dwarfs that were in previous versions of CoS seem to be same as they were before.

    i really want that cannon crew guy chugging a drink for my necromunda bar patrons project

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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
    Oh Lorai the Aelf is a soulscryer with the idoneth silly me

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    I love the little fishies the most.

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    GW knows what the people want and that's why Cities are getting a bunch of cute little medieval marginalia running around with them.

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    Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Yup. And blaming it all on Alarielle. Still, makes them even better for Mordheim.

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    R-demR-dem Registered User regular
    Man it would be terrible to be someone who collects Idoneth and now has to buy a whole box to get one special Idoneth model.

    Yup.

    Sure would suck.

    (It's me. I'm the Idoneth person. Yes I'm buying this.)

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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
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    Yup. And blaming it all on Alarielle. Still, makes them even better for Mordheim.

    I have a feeling Blackthorn's group will have a dual purpose of being in warcry as well

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    I always feel I'm interrupting:

    I used to play 8th edition a decent amount (Beasts and Dwarfs), then our group transitioned to The 9th age for a bit. I moved around after that and was curious about getting back in. Is it possible to use my current armies (tweaked of course) to play Age of Sigmar or would I have to start over pretty much?

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      RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
      edited August 2023
      TimFiji wrote: »
      I always feel I'm interrupting:

      I used to play 8th edition a decent amount (Beasts and Dwarfs), then our group transitioned to The 9th age for a bit. I moved around after that and was curious about getting back in. Is it possible to use my current armies (tweaked of course) to play Age of Sigmar or would I have to start over pretty much?

      I have a passing understanding of Sigmar stuff, so this will probably need to be checked by someone more qualified:

      Beasts made it over to Sigmar as Beasts of Chaos, but Dwarfs did not, at least not as their own faction. They are rolled into Cities of Sigmar, which is undergoing a lot of changes. There are Fyreslayers and Kharadron Overlords, but they're very different flavors of Dwarf. I can't speak to army composition, but at the very least you'll probably want to rebase to circle bases for Sigmar.

      Also!

      The Old World is rolling out soonish, so you may have a use for Dwarfs. I think GW posted a faction list for Old World, so you may be (kind of) in luck there.

      But while The Old World will use square bases, they are differently sized than the old square bases, so...yeah.

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      TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      Well I guess they need their money somehow bringing it back. Thanks, I'll keep an eye out.

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        Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
        The Beastmen of WHFB transferred pretty much straight over into AoS, where they're now called Beasts of Chaos and believe themselves to be the true followers of Chaos, the primeval darkness that existed even before the chaos gods took their throne, they tend to view even other chaos worshippers as being kinda fancy upstarts, and want to see all the pretenses of civilisation brought low.

        They have not received many new models since AoS started (I think literally three small kits, plus a terrain piece and endless spells?) which I guess you could consider good news as it means most of your collection should still be pretty valid, and might just need moving onto round bases for full legality. On the plus side, even though they are still stuck with their old models for now, their current faction book is quite strong, if a little tricky to master, relying on setting up off-board ambushes, manipulating your opponent into positions of weakness whilst waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Ungor raiders are great, Bullgor and Gor are good and have some decent combo options with your heroes, decent spell lore and artefacts, they're a fragile but dangerous army, with some interesting play options.
        They are one of the few remaining factions from WHFB which haven't had their range substantially updated with new kits for AoS yet (alongside the Skaven and Ogre Kingdoms) and I have a suspicion that they will find themselves with a reboot on the way during the next edition of the game, but that's purely speculative on my part.

        Renzo is correct when it comes to the Dwarfs, it'd be tricky to pop them straight over into AoS. Most of the old Dwarf stuff basically become a subfaction of the Cities of Sigmar army, but a chunk of their units got removed in the process, and have been trimmed down further with the latest Cities book which is due out soon. You can still use Hammerers and Irondrakes, alongside the Runelord (which I think is a renamed Dwarf Lord?) and maybe Longbeards, but most everything else has been retired so you'd be stuck running with a limited roster unless you wanted to add in some human or elven reinforcements alongside them.

        But, as said above, they are releasing some sort of Old World revival game, which they've said will be compatible with the old WHFB armies (though it sounds like support for some faction may be pretty limited), they haven't really said exactly what the game will be like in totality, but it's some sort or rank and flank system evocative of old school WHFB, so your Dwarfs should be playable in that game with minimal changes once it releases.

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