Wednesday, 24 July 2013

White Dwarf Lizardmen Pics

Here they are, the first Lizardman Pics:
Blurry, but the 1st idea of what's coming. Dusting off my Lizardmen in anticipation!

Ripperdactyls, ridden, not vargeist-like monstrous units. Looking a bit more dynamic in this sculps

Gor-Rok, the great white warrior. New batallion box?

Skink priest, looking a little Orc-like in it's pose ?
Can't make out much on Tetto 'eko 

Now this I like! (Lizards really need some artillery/rocklobber type thingy.) 
Would be interested to see the stats and info

The alternative terradon build

New Carnosaur, less T-rex/allosaurish

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

More Lizardmen Rumour BOLS Lounge whispers

More Lizardmen Rumour - Whisperings in the BOLS lounge

More Rumours:

96 page full colour, hardback Army Book.

New Carnosaur: kit that makes one of four possible massive center-piece miniatures. 8 inches long by 5 inches tall: Can make an Oldblood on Carnosaur, Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur, Kroq-Gar on Carnosaur or Troglodon with Skink Oracle.

 Terradon/ Ripperdactyl Riders: Assembled as either 3 Terradons or 3 Ripperdactyls, flying cavalry mounts ridden by Lizardmen Skinks. Includes parts to upgrade one Terradon rider to the special character Tiktaq'to.

 Bastiladon: Bastiladon carrying either a Solar Engine or an Ark of Sotek. Presumed large monster

 Lizardman Skink Priest: Adorned in feathered plumes and carries a traditional Lizardman totem.

New Finecast Releases: 
                     Gor-Rok: Clampack -  Special Character particularly suited to close combat.
                     Tetto'eko  - A skink Priest on a Palanquin.

No mention of monstrous cavalry, makes you wonder if the Ripperdactyls will be Vargeist type Plague drones that could  can be fielded without riders. Skinks don't exactly pack a mean punch in combat...

Monday, 22 July 2013

Lizardmen Incoming: Rumours and Leaks

Warhammer: Leaked Lizardmen Photo or Bullsh*t?

Rumoured to release in August, the Lizardman Army book is causing all type of rumours:

Trolling the net with my own observations:

I would expect monstrous cavalry ? Carnosaur riders on the horizon ?
A "giant dinosaur kit" (bigger than the Carnosaur ? )
New plastic "Terradon" kit -Bastidon: about the same size as the High Elves Phoenix (Terrordon? )
Couatl (may be the alternative build for the "Bastidon" kit)

 - see I told told you, a giant flyer! The latest GW refrain? 
Finecast Slann and Carnosaur
Sacred Spawnings are  back

It was just a matter of time before Pokemon made their appearance in the Warhammer world

More Rumour:

New plastic carnosaur (singular); as well, or just finecast?
It may also be the first time in 8th Edition (to date) that a character will be able to ride the same monstrous beast as a unit in its army ?

Slann now becomes a multi-part plastic set - availability for a Relic Priest (Kroak, including Deathmask), a normal Priest, and a special limited edition plastic combination pack (similar to the Exalted Daemon Chariot) that combines a Stegadon and a Slann Priest to recreate Mazdamundi. In addition, they get access to Disciplines, but these may not be taken more than once. Reading into rumours suggests that Slann have Loremaster 

All Saurus armies become "viable" thanks to the return of Sacred Spawnings - units can purchase Sacred Spawnings like a Mark of Chaos, while characters get access to them off the bat.
One will allow them to join Temple Guard units, others will give benefits to specific units, like Magic Resistance or Devastating Charge (Sotek?), while others (like Itzl, or whatever the Cold One Riders are), are already included within their stats.
Razordons and Salamanders become a Dual part plastic Monstrous beasts + handler kits, 2 Monsters and 6 Handlers to a set.

Couatl model - working like a Terrorgheist in that it can be both a mount (rumours are to be available at sub-200 points to allow 2 to be taken for heroes in 2400 games) and a monster, presuming rare.
The Stegadons become special choices as well, with a unit "upgrade" to Ancient stats, and a weapon "upgrade" to didgeridoo blow-darts. 

Skink Priests gain access to Beasts as well as Heavens. In addition, Skink Priests may become "attendants" to a Slann - basically I read it as a Skink Priest option allowing it channel the same Lore the Slann itself knows. Reading into that suggests that Slann have Loremaster as standard.

The return of the Arcanadon - one thing that every non-lizard player is going to hate, a pokemon venusaur/stegadon crossover which takes in solar power to create a blast of magical light, in the form of a cannonball/stone thrower/flame cannon/breath weapon monster. Although nothing concrete about the presumed dual nature of the kit, it could possibly be a much "wanted" Thunder Lizard capable of making thunderstorms.
(I think this bit unlikely)

Apparently Nakai will return - an apparently unbreakable "autohealing" monster non-general hero choice.(This is more likely)

Picture turned up Trolling:, probably unrelated to the actual release? Or who nows?


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Flames of War in 20mm Battle Report from Sunday

FoW in 20mm: Battle Report:
My Falschirmjaeger get creamed

Kapiti Wargames Club had it's second open day last Sunday. We had a great turn-out, and I took the opportunity to play a 20mm scale FoW battle against my son Luc and a friend, Cameron

More photos on my WW2 Blog:

Deploying before battle