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The GREAT 40k thread

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by Killer Angel, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Mine is Iron Hands.
    I always liked the fact that they are so obsessed with improving themselves via cybernetics implants, thus making themselves more similar in attitude to AdMech, to the point that they both shares a mutual unspoken allegiance and AdMech favors IH far more than any other chapter
    In 8th I've often played AdMech + Iron Hands as combined force. And i'm willing to bet that, in case of a hypothetical civil war between Imperium and AdMech, the loyalty of IH could stand with Mars.

    Plus their primarch is dead for good, so no turning back from that point, i think.
     
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    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    ...in the meantime, the xmas boxes for necrons and SM have been scalped within 10 minutes from the start of the pre-order.

    I was not going to buy them, but men, how i hate those scalpers... :bored:
     
  3. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    That's ok. Game trackers are in stock and ready to go. :) (*Duck and cover's because shameless plug*)
     
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    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Some members can afford self-advertising
    ;):D
     
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    Lizerd Well-Known Member

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    damn sold out for you aswell? GW really needs to work on dealing with scalpers

    I had that issue with the tau, luckily my FLGs still had a few.
     
  6. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    with the Indomitus set they did a "good" (?) job, re-printing on demand all the boxes vanished tnx to scalpers.
    in this way they:
    - picked the money for all fhe first release
    - picked the money for all the second releas
    - screwed the scalpers that razed the first release.

    however, even if satisfying, the problem is still there. I don't know how can you bypass the problem... i suppose GW could limit to a max number of (let's say 3) boxes to be buyed form a specific account, but I also suppose that wouldn't stop scalpers to use bot accounts to spam GW with pre-orders.
    Maybe a selection based on the phisical place where orders are shipped to? with exceptions automatically made for GW shops?
     
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    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    ...in the meantime, the DG has been buffed.
    But i wonder if rumors are true and if we are going to see a change in how disgustingly resilient works
     
  8. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Currently working on some "thematic" ideas for necron lists.

    1 - Slaves
    we have a overlord with its retinue of advisors (crypteks) and core troops (warriors / immortals). The rest of the army is composed just by slaves… canoptek units and a nightbringer. No destroyer cult or flayed ones.

    2 - madness
    the first awakened leader was mad as hell and embraced the destroyer cult. Hence, he commanded a cryptek to awaken only the ones that fits his grand vision.
    made-up army that costs 3 cp, with Eternal Conqueror to compensate the total lack of troops.
    Skorpekh lord, lockust lord, a cryptek, destroyer cult units, flayed ones, a bunch of canoptek

    3 - ancient honor
    the overlord follows the noble roots of the race, and disdains the employment of "deviated" necrons. Of course, he's got the full approval of triarch praetorians
    the list is made by Overlord, royal warden, crypteks, warriors (with ghost arks), triarch preatorians, triarch stalkers, tomb blades, lychguards.
     
  9. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
    Slann

    Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl Eleventh Spawning

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    On the contrary they didn’t do a good job with Indomitus, because they should have made it the permanent boxed game, rather than a limited edition release soon to be replaced by far poorer-value starter boxes
     
  10. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Their premise was horrible: limited edition to make sure they are going to sell everything, to push unlucky people to buy those models later at full price.
    The passable part was the way gw dealt with scalpers, with the "made to order" part.
     
  11. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    My xmas present has arrived! ...industrial complex, all praise the Omnissiah!

    IMG_20201208_140131.jpg

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    ...at the moment, with the terrains i own (mostly made by me and with something original, as this complex), i think i could easily field a couple of Apocalypse games, at the same time! :p
     
  12. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Great terrain!
     
  13. Kilvakar
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    Awesome! I wish that there was more structured terrain for AoS. Everything we have right now is ruined platforms...
     
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    Well there is some more terrain, but I like more to choose from.

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Yes. The Enduring Stormvault is a pretty cool big terrain, but it's kinda limited.
    AoS got more realms than terrain...
    I think one of the problems is the lack of "generic" terrains, as the majority is tied to specific armies, which takes us to the second problem: AoS armies mess a lot with terrains, so It's much harder to set gaming tables: in 40k i've played a game setting a couple of hills in 2 opposite corners, then the whole table was filled with forests and in the center there was a clearing with a small fortification.
    You could do the same in AoS... but suddenly no army could set-up / summons its own sceneries.
     
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    Yeah, most of the terrain is faction-specific, we need more big, generic fortifications, barriers, trees, etc. that can actually block LOS and add some more strategy to movement and deployment.
     
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    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    I'm trying to complete my first chaos army, just to have also one of the bad guys, so i can play any faction and i won't have problems even when i'm planning some apocalypse.
    Chaos Knights (which is good because you only need a limited amount of models, without needing to buy units upon units).

    I've picked a 2nd hand army, with some IK already full-chaos (a Tyrant, a rampager...) but some models were still loyalist.
    So, it's conversion time!

    The first step has been to convert 3 Armiger into 3 Wardogs.

    The original models, with a first selection of bits to make the conversion:

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    the converted pack!

    02_dopo.jpg


    Details.
    Wardog n. 1 - crazy for melee

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    Wardog 2 - Crazy for thorns

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    Wardog 3 - Crazy for trophies

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    I must say I'm pretty satisfied by them
     
  18. Tk'ya'pyk
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    Slann

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    I can imagine the little pest that joyfully laugh each time the knights score a kill at long range. A petty and puny coward that feels powerful, as if the flea could have any merit when the dog becomes the leader of the pack. :D
     
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    Slann

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    THe chaos army project has been finished!

    Basically, i've buyed 3 loyalist armiger (the ones in the previous pic), then 3 big knights: a rampager (built with a chaos kit), a Tyrant (chaos kit) and a Despoiler (loyalist, with only the head fitting with chaos.

    The Despoiler required a good amount of work, the other 2 were almost good… except that i wanted to make them "my dudes", i wanted to give to each of them a personal touch.

    the goal i was pointing to was to have a sort of "tech-barbarian" look.


    Here's the Rampager:

    as you can see, it was basically already good.

    Rampager 1.jpg

    I've just added a daemon skull on the small shield and on the top i fixed a fantasy undead banner, which is pretty cool alongside the spiked poles with chains

    Rampager 2.jpg
     

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