Games Workshop continues their undead pre-orders over on their website.
I almost burst out laughing when I saw these three together on the GW homepage. They look a little better on their own, but still remind me more of a cross between a Zoids toy and Battle Cat from He-man than a cool & ominous looking big-bad. Typical over-the-top GW nonsense! /rant ^^
The price is typically GW-steep, but the sculpts look fantastic. I’ll probably pick up the set, at some point.
Does Warhammer Fantasy still play the same way, where you have big blocks of infantry that do very little and then a few big hero models like these that decide who wins the game? I haven’t played since 4th edition.
No, it got better in 5th 6h and 7th, but nobody much plays Warhammer anymore. It never became balanced between factions (wow, what a surprise) and the mentality of most people playing it, imo, sucked. I still play it with friends and we change the rules where we see fit, you know, like we could do with ANY game. I think 6th edition was the best because it was the last edition where GW was actually trying to include real content in their game, without going full douschebag.
It doesn’t matter what they release anymore because it is pure s**t. Your magic items are now two sides of one page for ALL of them, you’re spending $50 on a codex which is mostly an artbook, and as mentioned above, your new figure looks like you might as well buy it at toys are us. Sure, WHFB was always over the top, but it didn’t look like it was meant for 5-7 year olds, which now it does.
Sounds about right. I guess I’ll be sticking with Mordheim.
You should try it out for yourself instead of taking one man’s word for it. I have played since 4th edition and think 8th is the best rule-set GW has published. Its not Herohammer any more. Units win games in 8th edition, not single characters.
Balance between armies is better than in the past; sure there are some weaker armies, like Tomb Kings, but the gap between best and worst is never been smaller.
Grim is right, don’t take my word on it. I have, in fact, played 8th, but I think it isn’t as good. It replaces strategy with randomness and therefore is supposedly ‘more fun’ I don’t really think the balance is any better, but when so much random happens, it is better disguised.
Still, Grim is right. Just please spend $0 on trying it. You don’t need to fall into that trap of purchasing something to give it a go. Because ultimately you could ‘keep trying it’ until the next edition comes out, then buy stuff to ‘keep trying the new edition’ rinse and repeat.
And I’ll say this to Grim, I like 8th edition Warhammer better than any edition 40k!
Soulfinger did set the bar pretty high when he brought up Mordheim, though.
Honestly, my turn off to the game is the number of minis you field. I love giving all of my playing pieces a loving paintjob, and that’s pretty rough to do when you’ve got a hundred goblins to paint.
But it is good to hear that it isn’t hero hammer anymore. My old Slaan Mage Priest often ate up entire armies in the 4th ed.
One more vote here for WHFB 8E being the best edition, so far. There are eleven guys in my gaming group (real gamers roll dice!) and WHFB is the only game that everybody has invested in.
Wait, I’m sorry, but are those bad guys riding a horse whose insides are literally made up of skulls? It’s like GW is parodying itself now.
What Happened to Arkhan’s chariot =(
6th edition is king in my book. I love that game. In my first game of 8th edition, my Great Unclean one popped into the warp when the OTHER guy miscast on turn 2. The several games I’ve played since were similarly random and mostly tactics-free. The game used to be all about movement and psychology. Not so much any more.
Hehe I agree. Opposed to Fantasy, 40k has just become worse over the years, although it seems 7th has taken a step in right direction. 🙂
I don’t think fantasy has lost any tactics, the focus of where to apply your tactics has changed though – its a different game now, tactically.
Lastly, I think the commons magic items is to blame (mostly) for the current balance we can enjoy now. Most people hate them, but I believe they are a necessary evil when you strive for best possible balance between armies.
As for the miniatures.. I can’t wait to get my hands on Arkan. He will be my new generic master necromancer. Might mount him in a mortis engine and play it as a corpse cart, just for fun and pure awesomeness 🙂
I like the riders pretty well (except for Nafarata’s Big Hat), and I really like the swirling spirits. I like the skeletal frame of the mounts. But I am dubious about the “skull power” aspect of these models. The one sample (one of the Vlad pictures) where the skulls are painted orange and red does look a bit better, but still.