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Discussion in 'Gateway to the Realms' started by El Syf, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    That's a more promising cinematic. I would say that this is more indicative of at least some kind of focus on Death. I do hope that it's not as literal as it appears though and does not concentrate on a battle for a possessed village.
     
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  2. El Syf

    El Syf Crypt Horror

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    Does anyone know any more information on the soul wars? From what I've read, black library are doing a series of books under that title next year but there isn't much more to go on.
    Also general consensus on TGA seems to be death are getting something in march, as this ties in with the release of the undying king novel and a new neferata novel although that's been taken off the website now.
    Would like to wish everyone a happy new year!
     
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  3. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Happy New Year too! :) but yeah, I have not seen any other info as of yet too. I hope we do will get something.
     
  4. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Black Knight

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    Malign Portents has been revealed... sort of. It's an ongoing project.

    "Malign Portents isn’t just a website – it’s a continuing narrative that’ll allow you to take part in the most radical changes to Warhammer Age of Sigmar since the Storm of Sigmar. New empires will rise, war will rage and there are some surprises to look forward to"
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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  6. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

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    So GWs had a countdown timer for the malign portents for about 3 weeks. Once the clock hit zero, they tell us we have to wait six more weeks. It must be a destruction update because GW is trolling hard.
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  7. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Yeah, it's just like sitting at work
    "In just 2 hours there will be only 4 hours until the end!"
     
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  8. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

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    On the plus side, I don't have to worry about about buying new models AND school books. On the down side, there's bound to be six more weeks of super ambiguous "hype." Even my LGS said that GW wants them to order Malign Portents but is giving up zero info about it actually is.
     
  9. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Black Knight

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    They frustrated your hopes. Pretty fitting with the concept of malign portents, I'd say... xD
     
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  10. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

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    I figured that whatever it was would be severely underwhelming. I just didn't think it would be essentially nothing.
     
  11. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    Be prepared for it to continue to be underwhelming. I'm all for teasers and hints, but dragging it out for so long like this is more annoying than tantalising.
     
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  12. El Syf

    El Syf Crypt Horror

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  13. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Black Knight

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    I was going to post it, but You've beaten me... xD

    "Inside, you’ll find the warscrolls for every single Death model (so far…) alongside four new Allegiances within Death – the Grand Host of Nagash, Legion of Shadows, Legion of Sacrament and Legion of Blood. You’ll also find rules for the Soulblight vampires, if you’re looking to field one of Death’s most elite armies" :happy:
     
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  14. El Syf

    El Syf Crypt Horror

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    I'm hoping they really go all out for this as having played against mostly sylvaneth recently it's shocking just how outdated a death army feels in comparison. With this new battletome they could give all new rules and points costs for everything, perhaps even make a vampire lord something to be feared again rather than the laughing stock it is now (vampire lord on foot and on nightmare, vampire lord on zd is still to be feared lolz)
     
  15. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    I was also just about to post this, but I've been too slow as well :D.

    This is a much more positive development than any of the lacklustre hints that were alluded to under the Malign Portents banner. I've never yet purchased a book for Age of Sigmar, preferring instead to rely on the free rules and warscrolls. This book, however, looks very promising and I would like to think that it going to introduce some much needed clarity, depth, and organisation to the forces of the undead.
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Nagash is like Archaon, I was expecting this. Nothing new, but you can choose all the Death units.
     
  17. Sharkbelly

    Sharkbelly Wight King

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    So this was announced today:

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    "What about the Mortal Realms? Worry not, generals – the Open Day also saw some exciting reveals for Warhammer Age of Sigmar. While the Malign Portents remain as mysterious as ever, one thing is certain – something great and terrible is rising in Shyish, and Nagash is behind it. This year promises to be a huge one for Death players, and we’re getting things started with Legions of Nagash, a new battletome with not one – but SIX! – allegiances within.

    Since the start of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, each Grand Alliance has evolved to feature more factions, allegiance abilities and options for collecting; from the mixed Order armies of the Great Cities to the god-marked cavalcades of Chaos. Battletome: Legions of Nagash is designed to make sure that Death players have just as many options as their counterparts. Inside, you’ll find the warscrolls for every single Death model (so far…) alongside four new Allegiances within Death – the Grand Host of Nagash, Legion of Shadows, Legion of Sacrament and Legion of Blood. You’ll also find rules for the Soulblight vampires, if you’re looking to field one of Death’s most elite armies. If you would rather have an army formed from multiple facets of Nagash’s legions, there are also rules for those who pledge themselves more generally to the powers of Death.

    The particularly devout among you may have spotted that each of these corresponds to a Mortarch (or Nagash himself), and each allegiance, while using a mixed pool of Death units, will feature its own unique in-game mechanics and abilities.

    It’s not just rules, either – inside, you’ll find your guide to the realm of Shyish and what everyday life is like for the denizens of Nagash’s kingdoms – from the serried ranks of Deathrattle skeletons cutting lumber in the woods of Carstinia to sinister cities where the living and the dead dwell alongside each other. We’ll have more previews on the way closer to the release of Battletome: Legions of Nagash, but if you’re still hungry for the forbidden lore of Death, check out the Malign Portents website."
     
  19. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

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    I just ran Nagash in a tournament today and he was a beast. The only reason I didn't take first place was a priority error in round 5 on top table. I played against Skryre and Tzeentch, too. So no pushovers. If he gets his own lore, look out everybody else.
     
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    Malisteen Vampire Count True Blood

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    ’ll buy it. Hopefully it helps the game situation some. Not promising for the hope of new models any time soon, if they’re releasing a ‘one book for everything’ style rulebook now.

    Subfactions for each of the mortarchs sounds cool as heck, tho. I’d like to see what they think an Arkhan army looks like.

    And new realm of death lore is always welcome.
     
  21. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

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    I'm hoping that there's a Death spellbook, like in Sylvaneth. As for new units, I doubt we'll get anything outside the herald of Nagash. Deathrattle allegiance abilities and more/better warscroll battalions would be nice too.
     
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    Von Vampire Count True Blood

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    Interested in the lore stuff: apparently we're going to get an idea of what it's like to live in Shyish, which is the kind of nitty-gritty stuff I need in order to involve myself with a world. (I know we're supposed to just make it up, but if I was good at making stuff up I'd be designing games, not playing other people's!)
     
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  23. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    Topics discussing the same subject merged.

    I think that the Mortarch factions look interesting, but what I'm really hoping for is expanded narrative and for the forces of the undead to have a more cohesive feel to them than is currently the case. Improved lore would go some way to help with this issue.
     
  24. Malisteen

    Malisteen Vampire Count True Blood

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    No deathrattle allegiance in this book. The announcement said six allegiances, and listed all six: Death, Soulblight, one for Nagash, one for each of the three mortarchs. It wouldn't shock me if we also see separate battle tomes for deathrattle and nighthaunt this year, but they won't be in this book.

    If we do get other battle tomes this year, I don't expect those to come with any new models either, though.
     
  25. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    I would rather have seen all of the factions in the same book, but there may be some reason (other than making money( that I'm missing as to why this is not feasible. At least it's going to cover the majority of the undead factions.
     

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