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LoTR and other GW Games / Re: Necromunda Returns!
« Last post by Mabbz on August 13, 2017, 10:56:12 AM »
Huh. I thought I heard someone say Shadow War: Armageddon was basically their Necromunda reboot. I might pick this up when it comes out, but I never played the original Necromunda so I don't really know whether it's worth getting in to.
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LoTR and other GW Games / Re: Wrath & Glory - New 40k RPG
« Last post by Mabbz on August 13, 2017, 10:53:40 AM »
Looks like it could be fun, but there's not really enough information yet to say for sure. Still, who's up for a forum RP when they release it?
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LoTR and other GW Games / Necromunda Returns!
« Last post by Cammerz on August 13, 2017, 10:11:38 AM »
Games Workshop are bringing back Necromunda, with a series of new plastic gangers to boot.
The pictures so far show Houses Escher and Goliath.
No word yet on a release date.

Source:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/08/13/breaking-news-necromunda-returnsgw-homepage-post-1/
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LoTR and other GW Games / Wrath & Glory - New 40k RPG
« Last post by Cammerz on August 13, 2017, 10:06:29 AM »
So just a few months or so from Fantasy Flight Games losing the license, Games Workshop have sold it to Ulisses North America who are already hard at work creating Wrath & Glory.

What we know so far:
  • The Dark Imperium events of 40k 8th edition will form the central backdrop of this game
  • This system will use d6 dice pools instead of FFG's d100 rolls
  • They have hired Ross watson, lead developer of FFG's Rogue Trader and Deathwatch
  • The core rulebook will be released next year with future expansions planned

Sources:
http://www.ulisses-us.com/in-development-wrath-glory-for-warhammer-40000-roleplay/
http://www.ulisses-us.com/wrath-glory-faq/
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General 40k and Expansions / Re: Fall of Konor - Who's in?
« Last post by Waaaghpower on August 03, 2017, 07:41:57 PM »
My LGS is playing through. I won a victory for the Imperials last Tuesday, and next week I'm playing a massive 3,000 point game next week to finish off the last of the stragglers trying to stay they executions on Konor.

Playing mostly Marines/Sisters, since I want the Imperials to win. I'm fine with Grimdark, but I don't want the setting to be too excessively bleak - Since GW would have to pull some kind of writing asspull in order to explain why the entire universe doesn't just fall apart if the Imperium loses, and that'd annoy me to no end.
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General 40k and Expansions / Re: Fall of Konor - Who's in?
« Last post by Masked Thespian on August 01, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
Ugh...  I would totally have been a part of Konor, if I hadn't strained my right calf muscles just under a fortnight ago.  I'm off work as a result and just can't justify going out for fun whilst I'm supposed to be resting my leg.

Not sure who I'd have thrown my lot in with.  I've got a bunch of Chaos Daemons glued up (from late 4th/early 5th edition) but I've played one 8th edition game with them and it's quite different from how they used to play.  I also think that I ought to buy some more models for that army (4th/5th Edition Daemons were pretty much forced to be multi-God, and worked much better as MSU, as that's how the old Codex was structured, but with the bonuses given for larger units of basic Daemons I think I need more models to bulk those units up) which will take time and money.

I've been throwing around a few 50 Power Level/1000 point army lists to help me get interested in getting my other stuff up to date and I do have half a mind to get my Black Legion Chaos Space Marines done.  Or my Deathwatch.  Maybe my Raven Guard.  Or my Arbites.  Perhaps my...
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General 40k and Expansions / Fall of Konor - Who's in?
« Last post by Mabbz on July 31, 2017, 07:47:30 PM »
If you don't know what I'm on about, see here

As the title, mostly. Are any of you taking part in the Fall of Konor global campaign? Who are you fighting for?

My Tau have mostly been fighting for the Imperium so far. I threw together my list on a whim, based around the fastest units I had available at the time, but severely lacking in firepower. Surprisingly they've done fairly well so far, with three wins to one loss (plus a win in a big 8v8 battle).

My list (35 power level):
Shas'O Monat - Commander in Coldstar armour, with Shield Generator and Advanced Targeting System
Shas'Nel Elan - Cadre Fireblade
5 Pathfinders
Devilfish, with Seeker Missiles
4 Pirhanas, with Seekers Missiles. Two with Fusion Blasters

I've also written a short narrative piece based on my first battle, which my Game Workshop posted on facebook. See it here (drop a like) or read it below:



"Did you see that, Nel'Elan? Watch those Eldar scatter!"

"You realise, of course, that I cannot see the enemy yet Shas'O Monat," Shas'nel Elan replied patiently. "Your Coldstar's speed far outstrips that of my Devilfish. It might be best to wait for the rest of our forces to arrive to support you."

"Nonsense, Elan! Why, if all the enemy are as cowardly as that lot, they might all flee before you get here." O'Monat paused. "Hey! Some of these rogues are wearing clown costumes! There's no chance of them surviving some point blank pulse fire. I'll just drop in behind them."

"No Commander! Stay-" Elan was cut off as the Shas'O moved out of communication range. Groaning, he began broadcasting to the rest of the cadre. "The commander's attempting a Mont'ka maneuver. All forces advance and provide covering fire."

"Hopefully before he gets surrounded." Elan muttered. "Again"

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I didn't know you were a Saigo fan, but I'll keep her around too :)

Honestly, it's Rough Riders that I really like more than their character. I like that the unit is able to cause huge amounts of damage on the charge (as well they should) and having them bring down what is effectively a titan just shows that this edition is treating them right.
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Well that was fun, I particularly enjoyed the imagery of O'Keefe putting an end to the Knight Errant and I'm glad that Saigo made a solid impact of her own.

I suppose the loss of blast templates makes the Earthshaker Cannons somewhat less risky as you can no longer scatter off onto your own men, they're almost like snipers against large targets now, I like to imagine the shells striking the Knights around the shoulders and exploding there, that'd explain the lack of casualties on the ground.

As always you've got some great characters and I love the writing, particularly with the Baron. I'd love to read some interaction between him and O'Keefe at some stage, given that they'll be working together now it shouldn't be too unfeasible.

Congrats on the win, I almost didn't expect you to pull this one off. I eagerly await the next one.

Job's a good un!

Thank you for the kind words Cammerz!
I really do like the Baron and O'Keefe working together, so I'm glad you are too.
The arty is really, really good in this edition, and they're a lot safer...
I didn't know you were a Saigo fan, but I'll keep her around too :)
I really thought I wasn't go to pull this one off, and although it looks like it wasn't that close, it was literally got down to the last wound on taking those knights down.

At the risk of sounding needy, will this be updated soon? I'm looking forward to reading the report.

Real life kicked 'Toof hard in the shins.

HARD.

But, now I'm back!

Thread updating soon...

I've got the next few games ready too (Dark Eldar!) so that should hopefully shorten the delay.

Thanks for the patience!

Best,
-BT
Sorry for pestering you. I hope whatevers going on in real life is all sorted now, or gets sorted soon.

Now, on to the report!



Did you reference wonder woman using O'Keefe?  :D

Great batrep as usual. Those ogryn really looked dangerous. What did their save get to in the end?

Glad to see rough riders aren't useless any more. I spent way too much money converting Scout bikers for mine.

On an unrelated topic, my GW is running a campaign for the Fate of Konor thing. As part of it they asked us to send them some fluff about our characters on facebook. I may have based my Tau Coldstar Commander and fireblade on Maximus and Sigmund.

Thanks for the reply Mabbz,
Sharp eyes, that was a Wonder Woman reference.
I loved that Movie.  Diana has been a character that I've really loved through the years and I was glad that she finally got her chance to shine.  Though not a perfect movie, it's easily my top 5, and I highly advocate going with your girlfriends for a great girls' night out.
In any case, don't worry at all about poking me, I was really lost for a bit and the rep really did brighten my day (finally get to make something instead of just grinding metaphorical gears all day...)
And I'm really honoured you decided to emulate Maximus and Sigmund.  They're great characters and I hope you do wonderfully.

Best,
-BT
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At the risk of sounding needy, will this be updated soon? I'm looking forward to reading the report.

Real life kicked 'Toof hard in the shins.

HARD.

But, now I'm back!

Thread updating soon...

I've got the next few games ready too (Dark Eldar!) so that should hopefully shorten the delay.

Thanks for the patience!

Best,
-BT
Sorry for pestering you. I hope whatevers going on in real life is all sorted now, or gets sorted soon.

Now, on to the report!



Did you reference wonder woman using O'Keefe?  :D

Great batrep as usual. Those ogryn really looked dangerous. What did their save get to in the end?

Glad to see rough riders aren't useless any more. I spent way too much money converting Scout bikers for mine.

On an unrelated topic, my GW is running a campaign for the Fate of Konor thing. As part of it they asked us to send them some fluff about our characters on facebook. I may have based my Tau Coldstar Commander and fireblade on Maximus and Sigmund.
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