I know is this is a contentious subject, but: Having got back into GW late 2016 after a 20+ odd year break I was gutted to find AoS had replaced WFB. In the 80s, I loved the environment that WFB existed in (and later 40k). It was deeply tragic but with splashes of humour and full of character and depth. It was something that I wanted to be part of. On my return, AoS felt hollow and something that I could not (for fantasy) associate with. Regardless, I picked my army (guess what - Seraphon/lizardmen ) and gave it a shot, but focusing on the building and painting and put the backstory to one side. However, a year and a bit in I feel things are changing. The backstory is more grounded and a story is begining to unfold. It's not as conceptual, almost quasi religious, but about the soldiers and minor characters that I can associate with; almost like WFB. Malign Portents is a good example. So what? I think the background to AOS could get as interesting at WFB. I'm not talking rules, just the fantasy realm. What do you think?