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  1. GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    I don't know about that. GW has been doing big announcements at gaming conventions for a while now. Also, if anything from GW looks like it's designed to combat SW Legion, it's the new edition of Kill Team that was announced at Gama.
  2. I managed to get out to the local wargaming club today and played my first game of Age of Sigmar, a seven-player Triumph and Treachery game no less (albeit with only 500 points each). The deployment: It didn't take long for a daemon-on-daemon brawl to break out as the daemons of Khorne charge into the Nurgle/Tzeentch alliance. Meanwhile with no threats to my left flank, I proceeded to hammer the player in front, killing his general with a volley of jezzail fire and charging the other two units he'd left to face of me. Realmgate shenanigans resulted in a unit of Blood Reavers appearing behind the Skaven army. My Dragon Ogres marched up to claim one of the Realmgates... Only for the Skaven to contest it! ... but not for long. The fight for the other Realmgate heads towards its bloody conclusion, leaving the Skaven in control. And in the final round, the lone survivor of the Knights of Chaos exacts revenge upon the jezzails for the death of his lord. A great time was had by all, and I really like the Triumph and Treachery rules for multiplayer games. They do a great job of keeping things unpredictable and involving all of the players in everyone's turns. Looking forward to playing another game in two weeks.
  3. Happy birthday, Dai-Mongar!!!

    Thanks, all! Spent the day working on Friday, but I got to spend the day wargaming today, so that was a nice treat.
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Trooth. Working in hospitality I generally find it way easier to put young guys in their place, they might talk a big game but they generally fall in line if you assert yourself.
  5. Weight Loss Support Thread

    My work has a "biggest loser" competition going on at the moment, which is on for ten weeks (we're almost five weeks in) and has a $1,000 prize for first place and a few hundred for second and third. So far I've lost nearly 10 kg with some sensible food choices and daily exercise (alternating bodyweight workout and various cardio exercises), and I'm going to need some new clothes by the end of this competition.
  6. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    The paint job on the mini they're using to promote her isn't helping, either.
  7. Scale 75 - Heros of Fallen Frontiers

    That'd be nice if they offer free shipping again. Shipping costs are the bane of online shoppers in NZ and Australia.
  8. Scale 75 - Heros of Fallen Frontiers

    It will be very tempting if they offer free international shipping (I believe they did with Naughty Gears?).
  9. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    I could see getting a small army of these.
  10. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Well first Imperial Beastmen, now Squats... what could be next to show up in Necromunda?
  11. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Well, folks in hell better get ready for a snowball fight. For the first time in over 20 years, there's a new Squat mini coming out.
  12. Dark Heaven Apocalypse

    You'll be fighting Doc Bedlam for some of them, he's a collector.
  13. Aversion to returning to 40K?

    I think the comparisons to 2nd edition came about because they were reintroducing a few mechanics from 2nd like the movement stat, variable weapon damage, and save modifiers. I'd say that it borrows from 2nd ed, but uses much more modern game design than GW has before. It's been nicely streamlined. Army creation is more open than it has been in previous editions as well, which may invoke memories of 2nd edition; gone is the "troop tax" requirement of two troops choices, and instead you just need an HQ unit for any detachment you make. You want an all-Terminator army (that's not Deathwing)? You got it, build a Space Marine vanguard detachment! You want an Ork kult of speed army? No special rules required, just take an outrider detachment and you'll be able to take nothing but HQ and fast attack units! The difference from 2nd ed, though, is that you'll miss out on some tactical options because you'll have less Command Points to use on stratagems, and you'll have to work harder to capture objectives than an opponent who has taken a lot of troops choices (basically troops trump other kinds of units when it comes to capturing objectives). BUT you'll be able to load up on teleporting tank-troopers/super-fast death machines. Just quickly regarding Age of Sigmar lore, I feel I may have misrepresented my position a little. I'm not saying that the AoS fluff is good, or that anyone needs to like it. Personally it doesn't really grab me at all (apart from the fact that Nagash became a god which is as it should be) but I don't see how any of the AoS or End Times fluff invalidates the Old World fluff. As mentioned above, there's no reason not to use the WFB setting in KoW, and similarly there's no reason not to use the WFB setting for AoS - I plan to do so when using the Skirmish rules. It's no different from playing a game set during the Horus Heresy, or the War of the Ring, or the Clone Wars, or literally any historical war. Now, I'm not saying that you have to like Age of Sigmar as a game, either. But if your sole objection to trying it out is because of a crappy new background that can be substituted effortlessly with an awesome old background using your existing armies... well, that just seems kind of silly to me, especially when it doesn't cost you a cent.
  14. Aversion to returning to 40K?

    You can still play Wood Elves in AoS. Search for "Warscrolls Compendium: Wood Elves" on the GW site to get all the unit rules (or download the free AoS app that gives you all the Warscrolls in the game), and you can likely pick up a copy of the 2016 General's Handbook dirt cheap to get points values. As for the new background lore, Uncle Atom Smasher sums up my thoughts quite succinctly in this video on the subject.
  15. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    I picked up both the introductory set and the starter set about a week ago at 50% off and 70% off respectively. Looking forward to giving it a go, but it does look very promising.