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NightHaunt !

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Hello everyone !!

I know i was supposed to write the GH2018 review but i was delayed and had to replace it with a quick Night haunt review.

When i opened the box and saw the sprues my first impression was mixed. Yes ! the models looked like cheap empty plastic thing (Duh they are ghost !). Off course details were crisp and everything, but i wasn't that much impressed. I assembled a first grunt (no glue), sprayed black did a white zenithal in 1 minutes and wow the thing was looking like ghost and was super awesome. I painted the model quickly (paint used in another post) and boom it was one of the best model i ever painted.
Did i get better overnight ? nope the Nighthaunt just look very cool with a minimum of effort. I then painted another chain grunt + the knight on horse and OMG they are "cute" to quote Atia.

After these 5 lines of self congratulations i'd like to add that this Nighthaunt line is maybe the most refreshing model ever made. The idoneth Avatar was already super fresh^^ but this time it's all the army. All these ghosts are real ghosts models they just are perfect at what they are supposed to be ^^ It's an automatic must have for me. I think i am going to betray the herd and go for the Ghost !!

One thing i am not a big fan of is the push fit. The assembling is delicate with these frail models (i didn't break any^^) and the push line are visible and need extra work to make them invisible.

Without a complete Battletome it's hard to give an impression on the game side but the change to the 2.0 are perfect for them !

ps : you can add them in Nagash legion and get the right keyword !

edit : adding more pics but server is overloaded ^^
edit2 : Yes knight is still wip i still have to do the gold, the leather, the hoof, and the hourglass ^^

/cheers.
bob.

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Core rule book review (rules)

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Hello again everyone !!

Gaming material included in the Rule book !

~100 pages dedied to it.
-The side of the pages have a different color than the fluff part so it's easier to find the right section.
-The book present you the 3 ways to play
-The rules are the same 20 pages you get on the ageofsigmar.com

Conquest Unbound

This is a new section of the rules book ! Filled with Allegiance, Realms rules, specials spells and so on...

Order, Chaos, Death, Destruction

A light version of what's inside the General Handbook. For each Grand Alliance :
-The Allegiance Abilities of the 4 Allegiances.
-Commands traits.
-Artefacts.



Realms of Battle

Before the battle you can decide that the battle is going to take place in a specific realm, adding a few rules, event, spells, Command abilities for both players.

The following realms of battle rules can be used for battles fought in the mortal realm of

One page per Realm with each time :
-A spell every wizard know.
-1 to 2 commands
-1 random Realm Scape Feature (roll 1d6)



These Realm rules look optional to me but are super interesting !!! And some are super fun to use.

Endless spells


You get the full rules on how Endless spells works and one Endless spell warscroll (Balewind Vortex).
It's the same rules as in Malign Sorcery.

Open Play

-Still a Yolo mode where you play what you want. It's fine if you are playing with good friends (and sensible).
-There is an open war Battleplan Generator (well made)
-Multiplayer games : Coalition of Death ! (always super fun). The twist is to choose a warlord by faction that get final words for pile in order, or charge order. + 3 battleplans.
-Ladder Campaign. (mini campaign mode with a ladder ranking)

Narrative

Narrative mode can be played in Open play or in Matched play it's up to you. But the accent is made on the background of the game.
Scenery is important too as you are trying to tell a story. A bit like you would do in a pen & paper rpg.

GW give some advices :
-Games Masters : advocate the use of a game master in charge of managing the game.
-A bit of advertising of the old realm book
-Exemple of the war in the Glymmsforge Catacombs.
-Quest of Ghla Maraz Narrative Battle.
-Campaigns in the Mortal Realms by using Season of war Firestorm.


Sieges in the Age of Sigmar

-6 pages on how to do sieges battles (YAY)
-Different siege phases (pre-battle) where you can use tunnels, gather supplies ... It's similar to siege in Firestorm Campaign (IIRC)
-3 command abilities for the attacker 3 for the defender.
-2 BattlePlans.

Darkest Depths


The Landscapes of the Mortal Realms are often riddle with subterranean tunnels and caverns. Frantic Battles are often fought to control these darkened passageways, turning the underground world into a battlefield that is just as bloody as any found on the surface

Yay Underground battle ! I still remember this mission in the old warhammer battle game (on SNES?) fighting against hordeeee of skavens in an underground tunnel.

In a nutshell : No fly, Shorter range, Random monster, Falling stuff, 4 command abilities + 2 Battleplans.

Triumph and Treachery

Still my favorite way to play with friends !!
Mostly the same rules but with a few extra tweak to make the game smoother !!
Now you can even bribe other player with Command points !.
They added a table of secret objectives (1d6 options.)
+ 2 Battleplans !

Matched Play

The last 10 pages of the book are dedicated to matched play !
Pitched battle chart (points, leader, battleline, allied units)
6 Battleplans are included in the rulebook
The rule for converting points in extra command points.


One Battle strategies

: Very interesting, it's random objectives generation during games on D66.

Conclusion

That complete the review of the Aos core book !
I wanted to keep it short because GH2018 is the important book.
The Gaming section was shorter and it's normal since they have another products for this purpose (General Hanbook).
If you are starting AOS, the rulebook is the perfect starting points. Off course it's even better with the soul war box but if you have an old army and want to test the AOS it's perfect !

Next step is the GH2018 (i hope tonight!)

/cheers.
bob.

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Core rule book review (fluff)

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Hello everyone !!

This is the first of a series of review of the new AOS2 material.
These reviews should cover (in no particular order) and could take 5 to 10 days to make all (depending on the drive)
Considering the amount of info already revealed by warhammer community and the uptodate ageofsigmar.com i will not spend too much time on the things previously covered.

Index :
-Rule book fluff
-Rule book gaming
-Soul war fluff and rules
-Nighthaunt models
-Sacrosanct chamber
-Malign Sorcery.
-Matched Play in a nutshell (there is a lot to say)
-Factions change.

There is a lot to talk about so let's jump !

Introduction

The rule book is present in the soul war box or as a single item. It's hard cover with 320 pages and 220 pages about worlds, factions, myths and legends.
It's a fabulous Rulebook.

Fluff in the new rule book

220 pages of illustrations, story, maps...it's establish the setting for the new edition and cover pretty much everything that happened in the different books and the aftermath of the Necroquake.

The first section is about the Tales of AEONS (the story of the worlds) the second is about the differents factions of the mortals realm. Both section are ~100 pages.

Tale of Aeons

Again 2 sections here : The storyline (age of myth, chaos, Sigmar) and 45 pages on the different realms.

The story line


Myth, Chaos, Sigmar are the 3 mains topics

Age of Myth

It's the shortest but the coolest, it's 11 full page color illustration with text snippets on the creation of everything !
It's on a cosmology scale with a touch of humanity ^^




Age of Chaos

In the age of chaos the narration focus on Sigmar demise with the breaking of the Pantheon, the battle of Burning Skies.



The section is, while interesting is quite short (less than 10 pages)

Age of Sigmar

The biggest of the 3 sections. Retrace the recent history since the return of Sigmar !
-Stormcast return
-War in the land of life
-Godbeast
-8 points war
-Creations of differents cities
-Info about Teclis and Malerion traveling between the lands of Light and Dark (in Uhl Gysh)





Raven clan in the fluff, Atia going to be happy ;)

-A few more pages about Necroquake and Magic unchained are present too but i prefer to not post them yet for spoil reason (i am not sure they spoil, but i need to check what i know and what a normal reader know ^^)

The realms !

Second aspect of the fluff presented in the book is the geography and details on the 8 realms !
For most of the main realms you get a map and 1 to 4 pages of fluff and backstory + some arts. Some realm like Ulgu and Hysh are less explained (i guess to keep the mystery). page 78-118.

Favorite part of the book, instantly ignited a RPG fire to play in the mortal realms ! (i would have liked more pages)




Factions of the Mortal realms

All the faction are here (no TK or Bret). Off course the biggest faction get the greater number of pages (hello Stormcasts) but it's very well made and really give a great insight of the different factions !!!




Conclusion

Time to conclude the Fluff part of the review !
I hope you liked it as i liked reading this book. It's and awesome Core Book, so good it's sad AOS wasn't at this stage when they released it 3 years ago (already 3 years ? damn time passed so fast) !

This book is a definitive must have for grasping the magnitude of the Mortal Realms.

GG GW !

/cheers.
bob.

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ageofsigmar.com revamped

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Hello everyone !!

The new web site is full of video made by the warhammer community team featuring Becca Scott !!

https://ageofsigmar.com/new-to-aos/overview/

https://ageofsigmar.com/new-to-aos/build/

https://ageofsigmar.com/new-to-aos/paint/

https://ageofsigmar.com/new-to-aos/play/ (the part with becca)

https://twitter.com/thebeccascott.

Very cool stuff !

/cheers.
bob.

(Nda lift in 3 minutes)

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New AOS rules are up

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Hello everyone !!

www.ageofsigmar.com have been updated with the new aos rules :

https://ageofsigmar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2018/06/AoS_Rules-ENG.pdf

check for yourself what changed !!

click here to discover the realms and see a video of phil talking about the different realms :

https://ageofsigmar.com/realms/

/cheers.
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To War !

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Hello everyone !!

Super interesting story happening in a space ship :D


The stellarium was a whirring mass of concentric stone circles. It occupied a chamber as wide and open as a city square, orbited by glowing spheres and cascades of vibrant colour. The glorious expanse of the aetheric void was depicted in such maddening complexity that only the ancient minds of the slann could truly comprehend it.

Maq’uat was a Starpriest, a humble skink servant of these god-like beings, and such matters were far beyond his inquisitive mind. Yet even he could tell that something momentous and terrifying was occurring.

Stars were withering in the void. This was no violently beautiful act of celestial law in effect, no natural cycle of existence coming gracefully to a close.

This was murder. Slow and purposeful, and carried out on a cosmic scale.

https://malignportents.com/story/dying-star/

/cheers.
bob.

BTW : Our NDA lift on the 14june at 5pm british summer time. (hyyyype)

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Everbrink campaign start on the 16 (video) !

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Hello everyone !!

Video of the new campaign.
It's store cooperative.
Launch the 16 with a new website here :
www.everbrinkcampaign.co.uk (no up yet)

/cheers.
bob.

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Next Week on pre-order !

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Hello everyone !!

Next week on pre order :

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars Boxed Game 125€
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Core Book
Malign Sorcery 45£
General’s Handbook 2018
Combat Gauge
Scenery Dice
Command and Status Dice
Objective Markers
Wound Counters
Stormcast Eternals Castigators with Gryph-hound
Stormcast Eternals Sequitors
Nighthaunt Glaivewraith Stalkers
Nighthaunt Myrmourn Banshees
New Technical paints: Nighthaunt Gloom and Hexwraith Flame

Hypeeee !

/cheers.
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MEGA Faction Focus: Aelves

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Hello everyone !!

In case you didn't noticed, Warhammer Community made a very long post on all the old elves factions.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/06/08/8th-june-mega-faction-focus-aelvesgw-homepage-post-3/

lots of points cut !

and

Phoenix Temple

Phoenix come back for free ^^

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Soul wars background

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Hello everyone !!

New article on warhammer-community that explain the build up to the Soul Wars. Link

Not a lot of details but some very good arts and it's an interesting read. We will have more details soon ;)

ps : Transcript of the stream will be posted laters !

/cheers.
Bob.

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