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Compendium pdf available on release day !

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Hello everyone !!

Quick info, the compendium pdf release date is the same as the GH2 !!

/cheers.
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Blightwar next week !

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Hello everyone !!

New starter set next week on pre-order

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General Handbook 2017 review (2/2)

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Hello everyone :)

Yesterday we started our review of the GH2017 with Allegiance abilities, points and matched play. Today i'd like to complete the review with open and narrative play!

Open Play in GH2017

The Open play goal didn't change this edition. It's still a fast way to start playing, if you don't have all the models needed to fill the force organisation chart of matched play, don't want to bother with points or have models from different alliances.

While this didn't change GW pushed the envelope and spiced up the open play!

Multiplayer games: Coalition of Death

I think the biggest obstacle to wargames is having to play 1vs1. GH2017 tackles the problem and offers full support to 2vs2 or 1vs2 or 3vs3... in the form of Coalition of Death!

This is the first page of this section explaining different options:

Use wounds or points, uneven numbers of players, confederation, game master ... quite a number of cases covered.

Fog of War

The studio even considered the way we play and added a fun little twist with Messengers and Charge declarations ^^

That looks so funny, I imagine starting the game with both generals close to each other to be able to communicate and switching to messages when they are separated ^^

Other rules
But there is even more stuff in the Coalition of Death!
- There is only 1 warlord (AKA the super general of the 2 generals)
- Both generals can use their command ability but only affect their forces (even if they have the same Keywords)
- Finest hour: During a turn (random and secretly decided at the start of the game) your general gets extra omph.
- Divine Intervention: Divine help mechanism were failure is bad news ^^

Battleplan
There are 6 Battleplans with Coalition of Death, here's one example:

Basically you have to fight for the 6 points each to score victory points ^^

If you are into more chaotic multiplayer games, there is another option included in the book!

Multiplayer games: Triumph and Treachery

This game mode is crazy and my most memorable game of AoS was the T&T scenario in the White Dwarf.

T&T overview
- The Mod is for 3 players or more.
- Each turn you roll to see who is first. The winner of the roll "CHOOSES" who's turn it is. You are not forced to play first but instead you can choose someone else to see how things turn out. ^^
- Neutral: At the start of each phase you choose one player (and only one) to be your enemy for this phase - the other is neutral. It's important to choose well because only enemies get to pile in, neutral ones can't! (unless they spend treachery points)
- VP & Bribe: you can use Victory points as a currency to bribe other players!
- Treachery points: the worse the situation the more you generate, then you can use them on sneaky actions.
- You can use optional secret objectives.


There is even an option to use a Campaign map:

To conclude on T&T, this is my favorite mod for AoS. You can gather your friends and play like it's a board-game night, but with cool GW models!

Narrative play

Last but not least the narrative section. This is a rich blend of fluff and gaming.
The 3 importants parts that I am going to show you are:
- Time of war
- New Battleplans
- Siege Warfare

Time of War

7 regions of the mortal realms are represented, they all introduce new rules, spells, risks or gains. Here are two images of what you can expect:

Battleplan

6 new colorful Battleplans with a bunch of twist and fun ^^
They all look super interesting, but they are not playable without a bit of preparation in advance.
Most of them need scenery, extra beasts ...

Here's a small teaser of "The Beast Run":

And

A special spell offered to wizards in a different Battleplan "Against the Horde"

Siege Warfare

The last part covered by the review will be siege warfare.
The GW take on siege is that in the mortal realms fortresses come in all sort of forms and aspects so you don't really need the chaos fortress to play, you can use pretty much everything you have.

Setup
- You select one of the two battleplans, decide who is attacking/defending.
- Then the besieged deploys 5+ terrains pieces of his choice in his deployment zone, so if it's fit you could use 10 brayherd stones.

2 examples of a fortress:

Siege Phase

Before the game the assaillant can choose to: Starve, bombard the wall, dig a tunnel.
The besieged chooses a defense: Gather, repair, counter dig.
Both choices are made secretly!

Then you roll some dice and see what happen, this is before the game even starts. Then you can procede and play like normal. Just keep the scenery rules close to the hand ^^

Voila, that's it for the General's Handbook 2017.

Conclusion

Incredible value out of this book. 2016 was already great but this edition is even better! I wonder how they are going to keep up in in 2018 :D

Must buy if you play or want to play AoS :)

/cheers.
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Open War Cards for AoS

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Hello again everyone !!

Do you remember the Scenario cards for 8th? (Click on the VIDEO Link to see how they worked.). AoS has one set too on pre order this week and we received a deck with the GH2017.

How to use

-Designed for free play.
-Replace battle plan and regular map/victory condition.
-Create an exiting battle in 1 minutes.

Exemple

Split Objectives, Deployment and Twist in 3 Decks (ignore ruse and sudden death for now)

Then Reveal the top card for each deck and you should get something like this :

Objective
Treasure Hunters ! place 6 objectives and roll a dice for each one you control at the EOT. If you roll a 6 you find the treasure, player holding the treasure at the end of turn 5 win !

Deployement
Roll a dice, higher choose side.

Twist
Roll a dice on a 4+ get 2 extra twist on 1-3 play without twist.

Rolled 4 ! and picked 2 more twist (replacing the old one)

Extra twist

Get a second objectives and deploy everything first to get first turn.

Extra Objective

So i drawn an extra objective getting this :

King slayer : Kill point count, doubled if the general is killed.

Game generated

So the game we get would be :

-Deploy on the narrow side of the table.
-Deploy first all the army to go first
-2 objectives : kill points and treasure hunt. Battle can end on a tie if we both complete one.

Sound like a fun game and only took 1 minute to generate, i swear it was the first game drawn, i didn't made multiple try (yet).

Ruse and Sudden death

Ruse and SD cards are used to balance free play :

You count total wounds in the army. The one with the lower number get a Ruse, if the other player have more than double number of wounds before the game start you get a sudden death victory condition.

Drawn 1 from each deck :

Ruse : Re-spawn a lost unit.
Sudden death : Win end of turn 3 if you have no enemy models in your territory (ho ho ho).

I am not a big fan of using wounds, the cards are a great idea to generate games on the fly but i prefer to use points. (Yea i play brayherd most of the time my wounds are not SC wounds ^^). So i guess i could use the 3 first deck (deploy, objo, twist) and keep the 2 other for special occasion.

Conclusion

I'd love some rules to use Ruse and Sudden death with points. Like a reverse auction list building where the lower in points get Ruse and the one without monster get sudden death (or something like that).

To conclude : Awesome addition to the game, i'll add them to my models case this instant, so i always have them with me on play night.

/cheers.
bob.

(Gh2017 part 2 tomorow ^^)

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Wave of Allied Boxsets for AoS

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Hello everyone !!

This week it's off course :
General's Handbook 2017.
Free play cards (review incoming in a moment)
Warscroll cards
13 allied box set !













So hawt stuff !

/cheers.
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General Handbook 2017 review (1/2)

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Hello everyone !!

At last, the 2017 edition of the General's Handbook is on Pre order today and will be aviable next week.
We have the book (thx GW) so let's dive in !!

Overview

-Soft cover
-161 page, the book is jam packed to the last page. I am not kidding, the last page have IronJaws Warscroll Battalion :

Then it's the back cover. They used every page they had ^^

-Still 3 ways to play.
-Allegiance abilities, trait, special rules, relic, alliance list for each faction entry + chaos, order, death, destruction.
-Seraphon, fireslayer, ironjaws got extra Warscrolls Battalions with really nice background.

- Siege rules
-Multiplayers games
-Campaign mode
-Large number of fun Battle-plan.

Matched play


-No 40k update (shooting hero...)
-5 rules of one
-Allies in 400pt for 2000pt, can't be generals, no keywords added (in case you were wondering ^^), don't count toward min units but count for max.
-No cover for monster still apply
-6 Battleplans.

Points update

-Compendium units are not in the book anymore, from what i understand you can still play them (but i wait to see tourney rules)
-You get discount for taking full force units.

-70% of the units have points change, there is a little sun showing a change (very nice idea)

-Alliance option are noted at the bottom of the corresponding section :

Battle Trait

All the Allegiance have army wide special rules : Battle Trait.

After reading the book i find them very innovative like :

Ambush and HerdStones are nice idea !! (even if the spelling is weird for the placement).

I include 2 others exemples (can't add much more sorry)

Skryre :

Slaves to Darkness :

As you can see, lots of potential !!

Command trait

The general get one command trait :

Bray Herd exemple :

Cute to have thought about Scion of the Dark Gods ;) !

Artefacts

Each Allegiance get one artefacts table

And it's like this for all 20 Allegiances.
The real gold nuggets are the Battle Trait they are really a nice touch to the faction.

Grundstok Thunderers nerf

To better represent the content of the box, every 5 models you can replace rifle by 1 weapons of each and can't go 5 Mortars anymore.
Ho and btw Mortar range is nerfed to 12" (so it's just a bad aether canon).
I confess i didn't followed the all the GW announcement this summer but i hope players where aware of this change.

Ok that's it for the First part, i'll do Narrative, Open and other stuff tomorow ^^

/cheers.
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Rogue Idol on pre order

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Hello everyone !!

Rogue idol is back on pre-order :
https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Rogue-Idol-2017

Shipping date is 25/08/2017, price is 65£.

/cheers.
bob.

ps: Tune in at 12am for the General Handbook 2017 review ;)

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Firestorm and new Boxes

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Hello everyone !

Firestorm is a new AOS mod with empire building and world map.


Firestorm brings grand strategy and empire building to Warhammer Age of Sigmar. You and your friends will battle across the Flamescar Plateau in the Realm of Fire, and your actions will shape the map itself; you’ll even be able to build and upgrade your territories with garrisons, altars and more. Your campaigns will be richer than ever, with your every battle having a tangible impact on the world, but the tokens and the map can be reused and combined so that your new campaigns will feel fresh.

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Blightwar

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Hello everyone !!

Now that the realmgate war is over the second season of AOS is starting with Blightwar AKA nurgle strike back

(click on the image to start video if you don't see the arrow)

/cheers.
bob.

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AoS: Generals Handbook and new Boxed Sets - next week!

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Howdy Guys and Girls :)

The General's Handbook is on the way soon - aswell as new cards and box sets!

via Warhammer Community:

"It’s nearly here – the General’s Handbook 2017 arrives next week for pre-order. Every Warhammer Age of Sigmar player is going to want this book – it’s packed with new ways to play, new ways to build your army and all sorts of updates to make the game more fun than ever."

For the truly dedicated, the Warlords Edition of the General’s Handbook is packed with extras that’ll help you with your games. As well as cards for every battleplan in the book, you’ll be able to get your hands on turn trackers, tokens and more – you’ll be perfectly equipped for a new age of gaming in the Mortal Realms."

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