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GW 'News': NEW EDITION, NEW SERAPHON (mechanic)

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by Cristhian MLR, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    I would definitely not class Fyreslayers as being original, they are simply WFB Slayers ported over and expanded into AoS. That said, Slayers were wildly popular back in Fantasy so it was a great move for GW to expand them into an AoS faction. I'm sure they are quite popular now. Personally, I think they are okay. The faction has virtually no variation within it. Look at the variation found in Seraphon or even the Kharadron Overlords. So while I am not particularly a fan of the Fyreslayers, I can see why others would be drawn to them. Personally I think the Daughters of Khaine are a much cooler army.
     
  2. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Oh well, each to their own. Some prefer badass Dwarf heroes while others prefer cruel Elven blood worshippers. ;)

    But then Kharadron are badass Dwarf heroes too...
     
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    Hahaha... pretty much! :D
     
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    This is my issue with Fyreslayers, they all look the same - none of the units really look apart. And even if they did... All they do is hit stuff :D

    Fyreslayers need some wizardy dwarves, some war machines, some more fire-based beasties... There's a lot of scope of making it a truly cool army.
     
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  5. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Ah, but the thing about Fyreslayers all looking the same is that you can convert ordinary Vulkites into different characters - for instance, remember on my painting blog that I made a unit of fantasy Slayers out of Vulkites with a standard bearer kit-bashed with a Dwarf standard from the Quarrellers box? Well I imagine that humble standard bearer could quite easily pass off as a Battlesmith in AoS because all Fyreslayers look very similar. That’ll save £18 for one mini... :joyful:

    The same can be said for one of my old metal Slayers with a single axe rather than two axes - because his one axe can be seen as an axe to be used in both hands he could pass off as a Grimwrath Berzerker. Another £18 for one model saved!

    Some more fire-based creatures would look great, perhaps Fire Elementals summoned from the deepest darkest volcanic caverns or baby Magmadroth being similar to Salamanders or something, but war machines would look out of place and wizardy Dwarfs? Wizardy Dwarfs? What game do you think you’re talking about, Dungeons and Dragons? You need to research more into the Dawi my lad!

    The Runemaster and Runesmiter look differently from the regular Fyreslayers, more wizardy than anyone else in the army. And also Fyreslayers don’t just hit stuff, they’re not Orcs! They kill stuff in the most badass ways possible!
     
  6. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    So I've reconsidered the witch elf snake women.

    Ushabti variants, not necropolis knights
     
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    You're right, they would make some pretty amazing bowshabti, especially in a Khalida led army. The size probably fits a little better too, as Necroknights are far larger/taller.
     
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    My army is a grand host of a numas-quatar copy in mantica for kings of war. I'm damned sure I xac add in the blessed of a snake goddess in there
     
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    Are you going to be picking up the snake ladies as soon as they are released? I'm eager to see your painted conversion!
     
  10. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    Not unless I have excess cash, which is seeming like an impossibly.

    I'll more likely get a slew of them plus morathi later on.
     
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    That is understandable... patience is a virtue I suppose.
     
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    Patience is required for a damnable irritant
     
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    WHAAAaaa where is lizard man update i needs more Aztec ideas..
     
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    There are only Tau and Necron rumours.

    And this....

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    I've heard a bird chirp that the Seraphon will get an update...early 2019...
     
  16. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Don’t get too excited, it’ll probably be another Stormcast update...

    :p
     
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    That's a pretty safe bet!
     
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    Stormcast Seraphon maybe?
     
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    How could that be possible? Some mutation process?
     
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    I hope not!!
     

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