Source: The Temple Of Twisted And Dragged Evil… GW !!
For several weeks without ruminating nothing new about AOS, although now had a couple of things that wanted to comment on, so here we go again.
Having been a month since its inception, the aesthetics for the new models remain me unconvinced. GW has completely abandoned the aesthetic that made him get so many followers past times and now decided to follow the lead of other games like Warmachine / Hordes eg in terms of big guys in big armor and even more bigger weapons.
Love the aesthetics of Warmachine/Hordes, and got several minis from theirs under my radar, but the fact is that they greatness come by their originality and differences from GW. As sure as for prices.
The comment of aesthetics seems extremely curious to me also, cause one of the culprits is the disappearance of the Empire, one of the armies that have less attracted me, but still has big thumbnails and whose troops have led several times (obviously disguised and always following the ways of the Lord of Changes…); and I really miss my beloved elector counts and his White Wolf’s Order Knights and such ones.
It’s a shame to leave aside that cool minis, cause despite aesthetics shift taked by GW miniatures, still occasionally surprised with some that made me ding.
Of course, the Wood Elf thing remains unforgivable. Make characters and dancers that I could like, then turn tree-men into warriors-tree-of-Maleficent (yes, Angelina’s film doing bad witcher from Sleeping Beauty)-strangely-like-Eldar’s Avatar…? What the hell were they thinking? A cunning plan to simplify all ranges of miniatures? Could I suppose that the more items I have, the best my brand is, it isn’t?
Now, honestly, I have to admit that: when begin to appear sales, I’ll take a couple of Sigmar guys if I catch them with good price, and by that I mean € 4 or so, I accept clones smoothly, they are plastic and I refuse to pay more than its quasi-real value. To use them as warriors of Chaos, of course
The guy heading the article, for example, and one of the archers too, suit perfect in my horde of WH40K, well, and in Fantasy too playing with Realm Of Chaos and house rules; and I’ve seen one spear guy that strikes me as a follower of Tzeentch. Sorry but no aesthetic sense on Sigmar creating “good” guys: all seem Thousand Children without dorsal generator XD
Finally, I don’t want to repeat myself, but I still swallow the rules. Nonsenses spare me in a wargame. To make jokes we have Munchkin, which gives lot of laughs, and to try to make mega-combos-to-annihilate-on-a-single-turn got Magic, who also double-win GW as a money-bleeding company: they sell cards XD
Right now I’m engaged in a skirmish-campaign, using army lists and attributes from 3rd Edition Fantasy, Rogue Trader and Realm Of Chaos; combat rules from 40K 2nd Edition; basic corpse rules from Necromunda / Mordheim without Stunned, and a turn system based on Initiative. Face it XD
And for me, Age Of Sigmar rules don’t engage with any idea about battle simulation
Even to simulate large-scale fighting.
For that I use Battle Master.
My point XD
Well folks, to nice to see yo again.
I’ll tell you if GW ding gets back to me. Or something.