Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Winds of Change: FAQ; Glottkin and Monsterhammer (or shall I say Lordhammer/herohammer) coming our way)

FAQ, Glottkin sighted and the game turns into Herohammer (as predicted)

Behold, The behemoth! The Arms Race is on. 
Herohammer time!

As predicted in the ad campaign, Warhammer will never be the same again. 
Enter Herohammer, Monsterhammer and Monstermash.

Rules FAQ are out, and the rules now allow you to take 50% Lords and 50% Heroes. (Read combined stat monster/riders, as seen in the End Times Expansion.)

Welcome to the machine ! Ka-Ching! 

Somebody set up us the bomb!
All your  base are belong to us !  
You have no chance to survive make your time!

Ghost9494 on L'Astropate -

- "The Glottkin" box contains a sorcerer and a champion on a monster similar to a Nurgle giant;
- The English version of "Warhammer The End Times: Glottkin" is a set with two hardcover books, one for the story and the other for the rules;
- The Italian version is a softcover book with the rules and a reduced version of the story;
- "Warhammer The End Times: Glottkin" contains the story about the forces of Chaos (Daemons, Warriors of Chaos and Beastmen) invading the Empire.

Beasts of War:

"The miniature itself stands somewhere between a Orkanaut and Imperial Knight in size and looks absolutely amazing from this little shot we’re getting here. It comes with two riders with one a horned warrior and the other dressed more like a caster.

Interestingly the news of this new hero comes with the added information that the next End Times book is indeed a two book slipcase affair like with Nagash but a bit slimmer than the previous tome. Lots of fluff once more and the rules separate as always.

The big battle report coming in the next issue of White Dwarf is called The Fall of Altdorf so if that’s not a big bad omen for how badly things are going for The Empire I don’t know what is!"

NOW: add to this the new FAQ rule FOR THE GENERAL GAME (note no longer limited to the expasion); and Warhammer becomes Herohammer at the stroke of a pen.

Love the model, love the fluff, loathe what this is going to do to my multitude of armies. All I can see now is a monster/hero arms race.
Buy bigger and more expensive models as you go...ala 40K.

Is the End Times an age of accelerated obsolescence?

Friday, 17 October 2014

Maggoth Lords Statlines

Stat Lines for Maggoth Lords:

Archibald_TK from Warseer has the following information to add:
Combined statine again,

M6 WS8 BS3 S6 T5 W9 I7 A8 L9

- The character with the two axes is the leader, his axes give him +2S and poisoned attacks. If I remember correctly they all have S6 T5 as base stats, plus a load of W and A. See how ugly his face is?
- The wizard has a cloud of flies that attack units like a shooting attack and count as magical. Also he carries an item that give him +1 to something and -1 to the same thing to all enemy wizards within 12" so I suppose it's to casting checks or whatever wizards do in WFB. He's the one with the stone thrower attack. I'm also pretty sure he's the only one without a 6+ ward save.

- Morbidex Twiceborn is the one I was talking with the regen aura for Nurglings.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

(Les) Maggot Lords: Tamurkhan is Dead: 3 Pretenders to the throne arrive

Maggot Lords bust out:The Maggot Lord is Dead. Three pretenders to the throne?

Rumours offa da net, and navel gazing/internet trawling insights

Alas, alack, Tamurkhan, the Original Maggot Lord is missing in action.He seems to have been swallowed by the void. He would have made a great maggot lord.

The Maggot Lord is dead?  Long live the (New) Maggot Lords...
Hey, where did Tamurkhan go? Forge World Site suddenly (more) sparse.

I went onto their website, and noticed that the already sparse fantasy offerings were growing thinner be the day. Tamurkhan is now also gone, as is the Slaanesh Greater Daemon. I have already remarked on the Empire models going in previous posts or comments.

I think the discounts on the Tamurkan book should have been a clue as tho what Nottingham was up to. Anyhow the King is gone, and in his place comes a corpulent pustule containing the (New) maggot lords. Must be the End Times, for sure. GW actually discounting something !

You've probably all seen the other leaked pics from the White Dwarf, so I'm not gonna elaborate. Pictures suggest a Daemon choice in DoC, not Chaos United in WoC, but the fluff will tell us eventually.

So what do we know?

" They all have 3+ armour save.
The puking one (Bloab) is a lvl. 3 mage and has a ranged attack st. 3(4) with 24 inch range That allows no armour save (vile bile) I think.

Morbidex Twiceborn has a 6+ ward save, fear, regeneration, mark of nurgle, eye of the gods and a st.6 range 6 poison attack, nurglings within 12" also get regeneration, 385 points maybe ?"
E60 price tag in EU, so with the GW special exchange rate for NZ somewhere between NZ $150 and $200

These appear to be DoC, no clear cross-over w WoC as yet, but likely some unholy alliance like tomb kings and undead in the wings

Speculation: 4 horsemen of the apocalypse deal, first death, now pestilence that leaves famine and war. Can we expect to see Archaon or Valkia leading the Khorne (War) release ?

Friday, 10 October 2014

Kapiti Wargames Club Swap Meet Tomorrow

Reminder: KWC's Annual Swap meet is on again tomorrow 

(11 October 2014)

Hugely successful in previous years, the KWC brings you the 3rd Annual Swap meet:

Saturday 11 October 2014 
at the Paraparaumu Community Centre (Click for map)
 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

From 10 am onwards. Bring, swap or sell: any gaming related items: Mini's, rule books, paint, any scale, any system, any condition. Your trash is someone's treasure. Bits and sprues are usually particularly sought after.Bring what you've got. Chances are the will be a buyer or swapper!

Games workshop, WHFB, 40K, Flames of War, Warmachine, WW2 20mm, 15mm wargaming, Ancients and Moderns, Magic The Gathering, Kits and models, paints and brushes...

I am bringing to swap or sell: Tau Kroot and Fire Warriors (Metal and plastic, based and counter-weighed w 10c coins.) Painted to reasonable table-top standard (And one box untouched and unbuilt); 15mm Medieval Army (metal); Skaven, High Elves, High Elves Current Rule Book. Surplus O and G Wyvern, a whole box of (mostly GW) stuff...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Leaks: Nurgle Chaos Releases Incoming: Putrid Blightknights

Chaos Release: Nurgle First Up: Putrid Blightkings: NOT Monstrous Infantry

Blurry pics off the web:

Erratum: It appears these are regular infantry, not monstrous. Albeit WS6.
Usable in all 3 Chaos armies.
(In that case pricey at $110.00.)

And the Sticker Shock/Plackard Pain: Same as other similar releases'
Blightking $110 Gutrot Spume (Sounds a bit Orcy, doesn't it?) $34

Could have been reasonable for a monstrous cavalry unit, but regular infantry? 
S-T-I-C-K-E-R  S-H-O-C-K  again!