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8th Ed. Army book is horrible

Discussion in 'Lizardmen & Saurian Ancients Discussion' started by LeanderAT, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. LeanderAT

    LeanderAT Member

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    I just received my army book, 8th edition. I don't like its quality at all. While the 7th edition had awesome photos in good quality, some of the 8th edition's photos look blurred...have a painted watercolor look.
    What do you think? Are the book of other races like that too?
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  2. n810

    n810 First Spawning

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    Like a lot of army books there are a lot of recycling of old art, IRC 8th had some colored versions of old black and white art.
    also, the 7 edition book was probably the best looking one we ever got, so it's a pretty high bar.

    Ps. Not a fan of the weird salamander looking lizards in the art, as I prefer the more dinosaur inspired ones.
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  3. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl

    Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl Well-Known Member

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    The main qualm I have with the images in the 8th Ed Lizardmen book is that they repeat the green image in the front and back index pages in the middle of the book - being a perfectionist, I don't like to see images repeated. They do the same with the 8th Ed High Elf book too - the dark blue index image is repeated on the summary page. The Dwarf and Greenskin books, on the other hand, don't repeat any images - if you have a look, each image only appears once in the book. Perfect!

    I like the way they have coloured in some of the previously black and white 7th Ed art so that you haven't got some B&W and some colour, and of course having a full-colour book shows that GW have really gone to town for once by spending more on coloured ink.

    Now, the books I really don't like are the 40K 8th Edition Codices, because instead of bringing in some beautiful new cover art, GW go the cheap way out and reuse the same cover art from 6th and 7th Ed books, apart from those for Spess Mehreens (of course) and the horrid Death Guard who were (yet another) new Space Marine chapter faction.

    Also, you've got your army book late - they're now OOP! Was it second-hand or did you manage to find one of the very last brand-new ones ever to exist?

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