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The Sun King

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I added descriptions for OBR, SBGL, and FEC in 3rd edition, describing how they managed the transition and what subsequent faqs, white dwarf updates, and balance patches have or haven't done for them. That said, I haven't actually played very much 3rd edition, so if any Soulblight, Bonereaper, or especially Flesh Eater players out there could glance those sections over to make sure I'm not misrepresenting anything, I'd really appreciate it.
Looking good Sception! One thing I think you missed was the points cost reduction for Black Knights (Winter Battlescroll 2021) and for Torgillius (Summer Battlescroll 2022) which made both units way more playable.
 
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Torgillius is a bit too niche an option to be worth calling out in this sort of big picture overview, imo, but good call on the Black Knights between the points drop and the Gelato season making non-battleline-infantry chaff much more significant. Have added that in.
 
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3e Nighthaunt section is also up, which brings me up to date - unless I want to go back and add a small section on Anvil of Apotheosis custom character rules, which I might at some point. The thread's complete for now, until there some significant lore or rule development for the Undead, which I don't think is expected before next year at the earliest. Though I do need to go back for more much needed editing passes. I'll get around to that eventually.

Again, any comments on stuff I've remembered wrong or details I've left out that should probably be in there are greatly appreciated.
 
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3e Nighthaunt section is also up, which brings me up to date - unless I want to go back and add a small section on Anvil of Apotheosis custom character rules, which I might at some point. The thread's complete for now, until there some significant lore or rule development for the Undead, which I don't think is expected before next year at the earliest. Though I do need to go back for more much needed editing passes. I'll get around to that eventually.

Again, any comments on stuff I've remembered wrong or details I've left out that should probably be in there are greatly appreciated.

Fantastic write up on Nighthaunt Sception! Very well done, you've captured the essence of the army. A couple of small corrections:
- The Emerald Curse is not every turn. Only at the end of each Battle Round.
- The Bladegheist subfaction is not called Crimson Doom but Scarlet Doom (which is odd, but cool, even though Crimson would be more topical).
- I don't agree that Nighthaunt has "unreliable armor penetration" but I can understand why you would think that. But in practice with multiple charges and our core units having rend -1 the opponent very often have to deal with a total of -2 or -3 to their saves. It is a minor point though.

Great work!

Cheers,
Sunny
 
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I often get the terminology between 'rounds' and 'turns' wrong. :p

Ok, have updated the section, including focusing the 'unreliable armor penetration' comment on quicksilver dead specifically, due to the lack of that guaranteed first pip of rend on their warscroll. Relying entirely on wave of terror for aemor pen just seems like a bad idea to me, especially since you'd like to be able to trigger the other effects, too.
 
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I often get the terminology between 'rounds' and 'turns' wrong. :p

Ok, have updated the section, including focusing the 'unreliable armor penetration' comment on quicksilver dead specifically, due to the lack of that guaranteed first pip of rend on their warscroll. Relying entirely on wave of terror for aemor pen just seems like a bad idea to me, especially since you'd like to be able to trigger the other effects, too.
Yeah I agree. Harridans are not good versus armour.
 

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This really does need to be updated, for both narrative developments in aos 3e (few and far between as they've been), and for the 3e soulblight and obr tomes which have been so dominant on the tabletop since their release. I'm not sure when I'll find the time, but I want to be caught up before the FEC book is out, which we're expecting in, what, a month or two?

I've got a relative handle on narrative events relevant to the death factions in 3e, but what about the wider game? It kind of feels like nothing has happened in all of 3e, like the focus has been on ghur but I couldn't tell you who's been fighting who there, or who won, or why those victories mattered to the wider narrative of AoS. In terms of big events, it feels like the biggest development out of the 3e core book was the dawnbringer crusades, but it also feels like the first of those crusades, or at least the first to get any attention, have only just set out from their parent cities in Dawnbringer Campaign book 2.

Am I missing anything? Again, I know what the undead have been up to, but can anybody whose been paying more attention list some of the bigger events in the edition as a whole, or at least point out some books I should be looking at to catch up with what I've apparently missed?
 
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First post updated with new lore regarding Ushoran in the Ages of Myth and Chaos, as well as slightly retconned lore regarding the nature of Mordants. The changes are mainly found in 'Age of Myth: the Mortarchs', 'Age of Myth: A Mortarch's Fall', and 'Age of Chaos: Surviving Under Archaon's Heel'. Later posts still need updates.
 
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First post updated with new lore regarding Ushoran in the Ages of Myth and Chaos, as well as slightly retconned lore regarding the nature of Mordants. The changes are mainly found in 'Age of Myth: the Mortarchs', 'Age of Myth: A Mortarch's Fall', and 'Age of Chaos: Surviving Under Archaon's Heel'. Later posts still need updates.
Awesome work!
 

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Started updating the second post. changes here and there, but most of the new stuff so far is in The Age of Sigmar Nagash: the Summer King's Vintage, with the new retcons of what was going on with Ushoran during the Soul Wars.
 

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