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  1. Lars Porsenna

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARS PORSENNA.

    Thank you everyone. It was OK, but it was also the 3 month anniversary since the end of my previous relationship. Damon.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    Well you can't have it both ways. Back in 3rd with their "pamphlet" Codicies a common complaint I saw was that they were too light on fluff. So GW releases more comprehensive books and now the complaint is that they are too expensive. Can't win! Personally I feel GW wastes a lot of space in their books on fluff that is not topical or to-the-point, & would be better served with more information dense fluff. I look at the 3e Necrons codex as a good example. Something that size, & that quality of fluff (maybe a little more by cutting out the hobby pagecount) would be a good place for GW's Codicies. That being said, I DO enjoy hardbacks MUCH more, are more handy when writing lists for me (I don't break the spine of my softback books, and feel aghast about people that do, or abuse their books to the point pages are falling out...). and to be fair GW has dropped the price on most of the books with the current edition ($40 as opposed to $50 for most, except Space Marines), so at least there is a trend going here... Damon.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    Personally I'm convinced if they separated army lists from the fluff, the fluff books will just sit, or not sell in enough numbers to justify widespread availability. Damon.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    Apparently in one of the promo photos there were some never-before-seen ork models. I couldn't tell personally, but if that's true that bodes well for the greenskins... Damon.
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    Any elf catapults available anywhere?

    Man LOVE the Gob-lobber. Never got it when it came out, but managed to acquire one several years ago, though not with all the figures. Use it as a rock lobber in my Dwarf WHFB army. Damon.
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    Which base size for D&D 5e (Bones) Orc

    I don't have those orcs either, but 25mm is the way to go. I use rounds (makes positioning easier on a crowded board). If the feet hang over a little I tend not to worry much. EM-4 makes good plastic bases, but IIRC Reaper has 25mm rounds too... Damon.
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    Any elf catapults available anywhere?

    Warmonger Miniatures (fantasy line from Wargames Foundry) has something similar to the Orc Man-Mangler in the goblin range, if you are so interested... Damon
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    Any elf catapults available anywhere?

    Old Glory Miniatures makes a fairly extensive range of generic historical siege equipment under Accessories on their webpage. Damon;
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    Any elf catapults available anywhere?

    The Man-mangler was a classic! I wish I still had mine... Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    There were plenty of instances where tanks were used in a jungle setting, such as Burma in WWII or Vietnam. So Catachans with armor is not exactly out of character... Damon.
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    GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Feels like they're testing the waters here. Release a squat for Necromunda, see how it sells. Maybe a full army later if it is well accepted? Damon.
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    Anyone else digging the new Oathmark plastics as much as I am

    I think the new elfs look awesome & can't wait for them to come out! Was just working on some dwarfs tonite in fact... I've seen the dragon before and am not super impressed. Can't knock every one out of the park. That being said, it fits with Oathmark's more traditional "low fantasy" & Tolkien-esque aesthetic. I'll probably pick one up at some point, if only to encourage this line more... Damon.
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    Nephal, Shadow Prince Demon size?

    BTW I have this mini & its a good 'un! Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    The local meta is different wherever you go. My local WHFB community was laid back & fun to socialize with. Keep in mind that I play or am involved with a lot of games, & have a strong preference for historicals, so my familiarity with tabletop games is waaay more than WHFB or WH40K. With that said, it's not the fluff of KoW that is the problem, but that the rules are just not as flavorful. Like a lot of games KoW had an uptick locally when WHFB was killed & I invested in the core book & one of the expansion army list books. But it died out & I don't see it being played or a call for players on-line. So I'd rather just stick with WHFB even if I solo play. And there is the potential of Oathmark which so far seems to be checking off the boxes for what I want in a fantasy game (we'll see how the magic system works though). Damon.
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    Dark Heaven Apocalypse

    Dang it! After looking at that Casketworks, I had to start a saved Ebay search for Reaper Doom miniatures... Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    I'll be the dissenter here and say that KoW is rather...boring. Compared to WHFB its lacking in the flavor and character of that game. This is why I am pinning high hopes on Oathmark (plus the minis look 100% better IMHO). Damon.
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    Dragons

    The old Grenadier Dragons of the Month II were really nice. I still have a few. Some of their Dragons of the Month (first series) were OK, some better than others. A bit more primitive by modern standards however. I base most of mine on 40mm or 50mm rounds. Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    Just for fun I've been working on an AoS re-write of the rules incorporating WHFB 8th movement rules. Also thought about integrating magic too, but that's more challenging considering how magic works in AoS now (unless I do a complete revamp). Two of my biggest complaints with AoS is, besides ditching the Old World & going Gonzo Fantasy are the skirmish movement rules and the flavor-less magic rules... Damon.
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    28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    I really like the GoA aesthetic, got the rulebook & both Algoryn & Isorians. Alas it failed to even put a dent in the local gamer base... Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    This. Also the colors are not an exact match either (their Goblin Green has less saturation than the GW Goblin green before the line reboot). I've also noticed subtle differences in their dwarven fleshtone as well. Not that the new GW equivalent is a great match either! With the fleshtones a little variation is OK, but I really liked Goblin Green so the change is more upsetting for me. That and Snakebite... Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    Much to my chagrin. I still can't find a good substitute for Snakebite Leather. The Vallejo game color paint is pretty good, but not a match! Damon.
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    Aversion to returning to 40K?

    There are a couple things I will say on this topic, beyond what has already been mentioned. For me, I've been into GW for a loo-oong time. I was collecting their minis since I came across the first blisters of Norse Dwarfs back in the '80s, and still love that era of GW. I didn't star seriously playing or collecting until 4e WHFB & 3e WH40K. I still play 40K today from time to time & am still engaged in the hobby. I don't know if my situation is atypical, but I like a lot of games & miniatures ranges too, but most of those games I cannot reliably find an opponent, or must travel long distances to get a game. I vastly prefer historicals, but if I want to play ancients or medievals, I have to solo game. Same with a lot of other games. The only game I can consistently get opponents for is 40K (I could also get opponents for Warmahordes, but I think the minis look stupid so don't play). I've tried tactics like building 2 armies for a ruleset & roping friends & other local gamers into trying it out (often the response I get is "well that's a cool game, but I think I'm going to stick with Warmahordes, etc"), so unless I want to solo game, 40K is where it is at now. That being said, there has been a noticeable change in the corporate culture at GW that I think may warrant another look at the game & product lines. I think time will tell, but there may be a turn-around in the making for GW returning them to a more gamer friendly company. Lastly this doesn't stop me from trying to promote other games (I am going whole hog into Oathmark based only on the strength of the figures & experience with Frostgrave). But I don't forsee a change in the local ecosystem, so 40K is still a useful game to play. Damon.
  23. Announced today, WHFRPG is coming back, based on 1e & 2e, not the lamentable 3e...! http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4139-Games-Workshop-And-Cubicle-7-Announce-Warhammer-Fantasy-Role-Play-4th-Edition#.WSW70Ovytpg Damon.
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    Anyone else digging the new Oathmark plastics as much as I am

    If you wait long enough, the manufacturer all but confirmed that warg-riding gobbos are in the works. Damon.
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    Anyone else digging the new Oathmark plastics as much as I am

    I've been slowly assembling my models & have 10 hobbies with sword n board done, as well as 10 dwarfs with same & 5 with spears. Looking forward to when legs go up! Damon.
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