Well said, I am of your opinion as well. And hope so too.I always caution about reading too much into artwork, stories, and the narrative overall. Even if there is some kind of unification of the other factions against Death, the undead can never truly be defeated, only delayed. In addition, I think that there's too much emphasis placed on tournaments and competitiveness. Age of Sigmar has attempted to broaden the scope of ways to play, so I think that it's important to take account of how our faction is performing across the board, rather than focusing on one area. It's also worth nothing that Legions of Nagash is likely to herald positive changes for the forces of the undead.
Yes, but with GW you can never be certain. Especially when it's not concerned with their primary factions.Looking at the (cool) stories that are published on the MP site, we are the main threat...
Our "outdated" rules are sometimes to our advantage.
So whether or not Malign Portents turns out to be a bust, I think we'll start seeing a large influx of Death armies attending and winning tournaments.
True. And I also hope this tome will herald future new ones, with new releases.And anyway, I'm sure that even if we are going to lose something with updated rules, there will be some new boost for Nagash's troops. Almost every time a new battletome comes out, it seems the power bar shifts a little higher...
I highly doubt that we'll see anything truly new for death this year. Just more rearrangeing of the deck chairs.
Look how the couple of new releases weve seen, the shardspire skittles and now the knight of shrouds, are carefully designed to fit into existing aesthetics. Both look like they could have been released in 8th edition, they haven't the slightest hint of any new direction or ideas.
Look how the big death moment in the spotlight arrives not with a flashy new release or new AoS style subfaction, but rather rather with another grand alliance style reprinting of essentially the same rules for the same units we've had since AoS's release. If they had something exciting and new to sell us, now would be the time to try to sell it to us, but they aren't, so they don't.
And already Morathi and her dark elves are showing up to steal our thunder. Not that the elves aren't also desperate for attention, but GW couldn't even wait until the big Shyish campaign was so much as released before pointing the spotlight at literally anything else and kicking undead players back to the same holding pattern we've been in since the End Times.
Wow. That's really stupid. Gains no benefits from cover or mystic shield. Why couldn't it just be the same as the rest of Nighthaunt?! His command ability is dumb too. It only affects models (not units) and they have to be WHOLLY within which means he has to be right next to them. It's nice that Nighthaunt have a leader now, but I think he's the worst of these four characters.Rules for the heralds have leaked. Interesting how ethereal works on the night of shrouds. http://www.tga.community/forums/topic/217-the-rumour-thread/?page=373
Aelves probably deserved new models before us but still feel cheated, that we are only getting the knight of shrouds.
Yeah. I usually run at least one cannon in my order list. As long as he's 120 points or less, he should be easy to fit in.Overall i agree.
No mystic shield doesn't make sense, and the buff to models and not units is not good, but +1 to hit is.
I easily see it go to melee zone surrounded by a unit of 9 spirit hosts
But obviously, the Lord Ordinator with warmachines is an absolute killer.
From RuneBrushes blog... some changes in warscrolls:
Looks like we've been hit with the nerf stick...
- No regen banners any more - replaced by a bravery modifier.
- Less summonable models - Summoning looks like it will work based on Keyword rather than spells. Some models lost the ability to be summoned - Morghast, and Mourngul to name two.
- Extra warscrolls - Names characters, and a Soulblight vehicle of a description.
- Without the context of updated allegiance abilities.... seem like an Even HEAVIER reliance on heroes.
- Deathrattle, Deathmage, Deathlords keywords still intact - Legions of Nagash therefore doesnt replace these Factions.
- Neferata and Mannfred gain Soulblight... Arkhan DOESNT gain Deathrattle.
More complete overview of the changes: http://runebrush.pa-sy.com/2018/01/legions-of-nagash-warscroll-leaks/
The knight of shrouds warscroll is on Warhammer community, so that's legit. As for the others, they're also on BoLS and they have a pretty good track record.Apparently those warscrolls originated on dakka dakka and aren't real. Guess we will have to wait and see.
Also has anyone seen the soulblight models in this months white dwarf? Someone posted about them on the tga forum kind of alluding to them being new or at leat kitbashed but no photos.
In their defence, we are only six month removed from rules that were, at the time, rather unfairly strong. Again, double-attacking dragon lords, regenerating hordes of skeletons backed by Royal Warsphinxes with Ruler of the Night, and ludicrously underpriced necropolis knights, buffed to the nines by settra, tomb kings, & casters, then hurled into combat with units practically anywhere on the table. Our weak army woes only started six months ago. That's not really long enough for GW to take notice and correct ship already. Not in a published book, anyway.