1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Tired of the same old Slann pose? Or just want to show off your painting skills. Why not try entering your own version to the Golden Slann competition - Click here for more info.
    Dismiss Notice

Malign Portents

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by Christopher, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    He has a point, who's going to put the SCE in their place if not you @NIGHTBRINGER
     
    Ritual and Aginor like this.
  2. Captaniser
    Bastiladon

    Captaniser Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    1,873
    Trophy Points:
    93
    This book here will supposely tie all the Death factions together, besides Flesh eater courts.

    [​IMG]
     
    Ritual and Aginor like this.
  3. Aginor
    Skink Priest

    Aginor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Also I am excited that they implied there will be new Death models coming.
    Both Nighthaunt and Deathrattle could use some models to fill additional roles.

    ...still hoping for those Chariots and Bone Giants and Skeleton Archers (on foot or on horses). Maybe even artillery of some sort...
     
    Ritual likes this.
  4. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Meh, start by combining them. All of em combined make a halfway decent army with most of their foot soldiers getting back up constantly. It's enough of a gimmick to build an army around. New stuff is a tad less needed if they just combine.
     
    Ritual likes this.
  5. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    12,011
    Likes Received:
    22,988
    Trophy Points:
    113
    In more ways than you can possibly fathom!

    In my own personal fluff... the End Times was averted, and the SCE never came into being. That is good enough for me.

    I fled 40K due (partially) to the overemphasis placed on Space Marines. Now GW has force fed them into fantasy. I shall remain on my untainted island of 8th Edition. Unless of course someone like Bill Gates takes me up on my $2,000,000 bribe!
     
    Ritual likes this.
  6. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    if I can fathom, then why don't you just tell me so I both fathom and know? :p

    That's a cowards solution, are you not a glorious slann of the second spawning? What would the old ones say if they saw this is how you fullfill their plan ;)
     
    Ritual likes this.
  7. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    12,011
    Likes Received:
    22,988
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Do you really want me to list all the ways that AoS sucks (in my opinion)? I'm trying not to rip into the game that so many people on the forum enjoy. :angelic:

    I think the old ones would approve. AoS is a travesty and I have managed to avert it. What's the point of killing SCE when they just return? This Slann made sure they never existed at all. An elegant solution for a more civilized age!

    You suggest that I sink to their level to fight them, I choose to rise above them. They are not even worth my attention on the battlefield. :cool:
     
  8. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Ignoring them isn't a solution, it's what people with severe problems do. They ignore them and say everything is fine untill it's all too late and the next thing you know they're an alcoholic, or worse; play SCE. You can't just hide in a make believe world :p
     
    Ritual likes this.
  9. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    12,011
    Likes Received:
    22,988
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I didn't ignore them. I created lore for 4 different Slann that come together to eliminate them from the timeline.

    If you don't like lore, how about we examine things from a different angle:
    • Why do SCE exist?... because GW makes money off of them.
    • From whom does GW make this money?... AoS players.
    • If no one played AoS, what would happen to SCE? GW would discontinue them.

    So you see, I am the one fighting against the SCE. If everyone followed in my example, the SCE would be no more. It is you (and others with your mind set) that are enabling their existence.

    To use your analogy, the best way to combat one's alcoholism is to disengage from drinking. That is exactly what I am doing with SCE. Your solution seems to be to dive further into it.

    You do realize that all of this is a fictitious make belief world, right? :D
     
    Ritual likes this.
  10. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Well you're no fun.... using such a mundane approach.

    Though I wouldn't be surprised if it'd be more effective to buy your prefered army. They have enough of a fan-base that 1 person not buying it isn't going to be noticable. However, buying stuff from another faction might push that faction just far enough to finally get some love. Now preferably go and kick some ass in a tournament, make your preferred army FoTM causing it to spike in popularity, and the shamed SCE to drop, and suddenly it might actually have an effect at GW's headquarters ;)

    Sssh, I never make any ironic statements :p
     
    Ritual likes this.
  11. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    12,011
    Likes Received:
    22,988
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I agree that one person will make little difference, but that is all that is within my power. Just like an election, I only count as a single vote, but that doesn't mean that I should refrain from casting it. In this case, that would be a vote of no confidence.

    In regards to buying stuff for other factions, one person buying will also go unnoticed. My purchases will have little effect on the final outcome. Besides, my interests are solely in 8th Edition Warhammer Proper; so unless they are releasing models that directly tie into that, I couldn't care less which factions receive love. To be honest, the current AoS model aesthetics are not in line with my particular tastes anyways; with a few notable exceptions (Warqueen, Lord of Change, Guant Summoner). I'm not saying that the models aren't well sculpted, but rather they are at odds with what I am personally looking for.

    Now looking at the bigger picture, any money I spend will add to what is considered success by AoS, so I limit my spending on GW products.

    I guess we all do! :D
     
    Ritual likes this.
  12. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Meh, it's more that if you buy faction #2 you might push your local store/community in a certain direction as well. One extra person buyinga start collecting orruk box might convince a storekeeper to stock some more orruks. AEspecially if you start winning stuff with it. That's probably the best bet you have for any real influence as an individual.. that or become some kind of influential celebrity/reviewer/writer type person. Don't just cast your vote influence those around you that SCE are stupid. Though that does require you to at least play AOS.

    On a sidenote, aren't there still quite a lot of old models in use/being sold? Or have they started discontinuing/replacing most by now?


    You mean we all don't? :p
     
    Ritual likes this.
  13. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    12,011
    Likes Received:
    22,988
    Trophy Points:
    113
    For a small store that might definitely hold true. I have a really large store that is (somewhat) near by, and they are very well stocked (and offer 15% off GW prices). Plus you can order just about anything.

    To be honest though, I now typically make my purchases off of Ebay.

    I still maintain that the strongest voice I have is to vote with my wallet. I seldom buy stuff from GW anymore, even my with my paints I've been slowly switching over to Valllejo.

    Wouldn't that be grand?! Better yet, if one could obtain Bill Gates money. In that case I would buy up all the GW stock and eradicate AoS all together. Welcome to the AoN (Age of NIGHTBRINGER). The only thing I have yet to figure out is how to obtain Bill Gates level money! :p

    And therein lies the problem. I'd rather spend my time playing 8th Edition or video games or go bike riding or do woodworking or surfing the web or watching a movie, etc.

    Depending on the army, most of the old stuff is still available. I have three armies, of which two are very well stocked: Lizardmen and Warriors of Chaos. My recently acquired third army, Tomb Kings, is obviously fully discontinued. However, it isn't that much of an issue for me because I have pretty much all of the models I like/need for all of my armies. I have such a backlog of painting that I will admittedly never get it done... especially at my rate of painting :oops: (right @Crowsfoot ? :p).

    Rather than buying new stuff from GW, I was able to drop $450 on a complete Tomb Kings army, which is something I've wanted for quite some time. I'm actually pretty fortunate that GW discontinued them, because I ended up getting a much better deal second hand.
     
    Ritual and Crowsfoot like this.
  14. Aginor
    Skink Priest

    Aginor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Did y'all read the new MP short story?
    Man that one was Grimdark wasn't it?
     
    Ritual and Crowsfoot like this.
  15. pendrake
    Skar-Veteran

    pendrake Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    2,241
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Nope. :shifty: Thanks for the warning.
     
    Ritual and Crowsfoot like this.
  16. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,388
    Likes Received:
    9,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Told you before send them over I will paint some for you, I'm serious I don't know what shipping would cost but if you send them over after summer I will paint them for you.
     
    Ritual likes this.
  17. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,388
    Likes Received:
    9,063
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes it is, quite excited now but in a real dilemma, do I buy Nurgle or Death!!!!!!!!
     
    Ritual likes this.
  18. BeardyGecko
    Razordon

    BeardyGecko Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    967
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Death! So bored of nurgle gurgle blurgle.
     
  19. Koriialstraz
    Skink

    Koriialstraz Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Death is the right choice ! :D
     
    Ritual and Crowsfoot like this.
  20. Canas
    Stegadon

    Canas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Meh nurgle is nice to paint though, doesn't matter if you're awefull, the thing's sick and decrepite anyway. There's no "mistakes", totally meant to put yellow over there, it's clearly puss, not me screwing up :p
     

Share This Page