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Poll: What are the odds of GW re-releasing the Tomb Kings?

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by NIGHTBRINGER, May 7, 2017.

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Do you think that GW will ever re-release the Tomb Kings?

  1. Yes - within a year or so

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. Yes - within a couple of years time

    9 vote(s)
    26.5%
  3. Yes - but not for a very long time

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. No

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

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    Oh Dear! I am truly happy for you
    I cannot wait for those juicy details... :)


    Btw, remember to post the happy news also on Khemri ;)
     
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  2. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    @Jorgik @Killer Angel @Captaniser @Crowsfoot

    As promised here are the details. The purchase set me back $450 (Canadian dollars). The army is comprised of:

    1x Khalida
    1x Prince Apophas
    1x Necrotect
    1x Tomb Herald BSB
    3x Liche Priest (2 metal, 1 finecast)
    1x Mounted Liche Priest
    1 x Liche High Priest (via bits from an extra Casket of Souls)
    1x Tomb King
    1x Tomb King on chariot
    1x Settra (incomplete, only the body/head of Settra + body of the chariot)
    1x Vampire Necromancer (to be used as Arkhan)


    60x Skeleton Archers (50 built, 10 partially built)
    51x Skeleton Warriors
    12x Skeleton Horse Archers
    6x Skeleton Chariots
    4x Tomb Scorpion
    5x Tomb Swarm
    29x Tomb Guard (metal)
    3x Sepulchral Stalker
    6x Necropolis Knights
    6x Carrion
    10x Ushabti (metal)
    6x Bowshabti
    2x Bone Giant
    2x Screaming Skull Catapult (with crew)
    1x Casket of Souls (+ two extra casket guard)
    2x Khemrian Warsphinx
    1x Necrosphinx

    2x GW carrying cases

    2x other random Vampire models


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    The army is absolutely massive, containing just about every Tomb King character and unit in the army book. From previous purchases, I also own, 40 plastic Tomb Guard, a box of Necroknights/Stalkers, 16 Skeleton archers, Khalida (now a duplicate), Tomb King on foot, Tomb king on chariot. The only thing I need are bits from a Necrosphinx to make a Hierotitan (but that can wait, I can just sub in a bone giant in its place for now).


    I'm a happy guy! Now I have 3 full fantasy armies (Lizardmen, Warriors of Chaos & Tomb Kings) and an old Necron army that I can't part with due to sentimental reasons.
     
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  3. Crowsfoot
    OldBlood

    Crowsfoot Well-Known Member

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    Was this an Ebay purchase or someone you knew selling it?
     
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  4. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    They are but GW has probably nerfed them to get more people to buy Sylvaneth rubbish.

    :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:

    Whoever it was that you got all that from was pretty generous! I expect that is a considerable discount compared to if you bought them all new.

    You could probably use the duplicate Khalida as another Liche High priest/Heirophant or something with a bit of converting.

    It is evident that you will be very busy sticking stuff together and painting for a long time... ;)

    I have similar aims as you in that I'm trying to buy as much fantasy stuff as possible before GW gives it all round bases, so that I don't need to buy any square ones from their website :)
     
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  5. Captaniser
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    Captaniser Well-Known Member

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    If he had bought it all new, he would only be able to afford the 3 warspinxes, 9 Necropolis knights and a few character's.
     
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  6. Killer Angel
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    Holy cow!
    that's a MASSIVE army, I've got something more than you, but also something less. I'm really (favourably) impressed by this purchase.

    Kudos! :)

    can't wait to hear about your first battles... ;)


    EDIT: hey, with all that painting that must be done, you could well join the current comp on Khemri... :D
     
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  7. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    I actually bought it at Fan Expo Toronto (Toronto's version of San Diego Comicon) over this past weekend. There were a couple of booths that were selling warhammer and I kept jokingly asking if they had brought in any Tomb Kings. They asked around to see if they had any residual stock in the store (there wasn't) but they remembered that one of their coworkers had a sizable force he was considering to unload. So I go in the next day, make my same quip about TK and much to my happy surprise, there they were.

    I think it is a fantastic deal. It definitely did drain all my "expendable" savings (and then some), but I am very happy with it.

    Thank you! So am I. I think it gives me the flexibility to field a wide range of army setups.
    I am actually currently painting up one of my two Chaos Marauder unit fillers. But don't tell @Crowsfoot ... it's a secret :D
     
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  8. Crowsfoot
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    Excellent now you have your TK army do it justice and give it a paint job it deserves, I know your a capable painter :)
     
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  9. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    Thank you for the vote of confidence. :):) The sad part for me is that I'm a very slow painter (if I paint fast, it looks horrible). I have to find a good way to paint bone more quickly. I can't use my current method on hundreds of skeletons.

    Do you know of any good YouTube tutorials on how to paint bone to a good standard (i.e. a bit better than just table top quality) fairly quickly?


    I think after all my long years on this forum, I shall have to create a paint blog!
     
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    Slann

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    What is your army composed of?
     
  11. Killer Angel
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    I've got a link in my sig to a nice thread (that I invite you to join ;)), but for TK, here you are:

    1 x Settra
    1 x High Queen Khalida
    1 x Arkhan the Black
    1 x Prince Apophas
    1 x Nekaph, Herald of Settra (kitbash)
    2 x tomb king on foot (1 w great weap., 1 w hand weap. and shield)
    1 x tomb king on royal chariot
    1 x tomb herald (on foot)
    1 x tomb herald (mounted, unpainted)
    3 x Liche Priest (2 on foot, 1 on horse)
    1 x Necrotect

    50 x sk. warriors (2 full command)
    44 x sk. archers (2 full command)
    12 x sk. chariots
    8 x sk. horsemen (full command)
    11 x sk. horse archers
    35 x tomb guards (2 full command) (10 unpainted)
    6 x Necropolis Knights
    3 x Sepulchral Stalkers

    1 x Khemrian warsphinx OR Royal warsphinx (double howdha)
    1 x Khemrian warsphinx
    1 x Bone Giant
    6 x Ushabti (great weap.)
    3 x Scorpions
    3 x Carrions
    3 x Tomb swarms
    1 x Casket of Souls
    2 x Screaming Skull Catapult (w crew)
     
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  12. Crowsfoot
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    Ok you don't need a video this is a fast and easy way to get the bone done.

    1. Prime them with Army painter Skeleton bone.
    2. Wash with a Agrax earhshade and Seraphin sepia wash mix 40/60 if you want it darker/lighter adjust accordingly (more Agrax for darker)
    3. Drybrush with Skull white
    4. Glaze with a diluted Agrax or Seraphin glaze depending on if you want them dark or light, dilute the shade by 50% use medium not water.
    5. Apply detail etc.
     
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  13. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    Very impressive!

    Thank you, I shall have to give that a try. :)
     
  14. Dragonfire
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    Daaaaaaaaaamn, I wish I still had TK. :/
     
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    Slann

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    You sold yours?
     
  16. Dragonfire
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    Yeah. Warhammer was getting the axe, I did NOT like how End Times turned out for them, and then I was in a nasty car accident with my wife and to cover our bills I had to sell off a lot of my Warhammer and Warmahordes stuff.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of ancient Egypt, and Tomb Kings were a natural fit for me. I ran a combined arms attachment of Beastmen using Wargods of Aegyptus models. :)
     
  18. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    I didn't like how the End Times turned out for anyone.

    Yikes. Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you both made a full recovery.


    Sounds awesome. Maybe one day you can recreate the army again. I've always loved the aesthetics of Tomb Kings. I finally got around to picking up an army. Too bad they are one of the weaker armies (in 8th edition Fantasy). Either way, they should be fun to play!
     
  19. Killer Angel
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    That's sad when someone sells a beloved army, but sometime life just doesn't let us to choose...
    Hope that now it's allright


    that sounds cool!
     
  20. LeanderAT
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    Same for Bretonnia! Ridiciously high prices at Ebay. 120€ for a box that cost 50€ before GW discontinued the army. :(
     

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