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  • “Karkadraks” eh?

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    Quote from SlaveToThePyre: “Quote from lawgnome: “Did they get the idea for using the root from Karkadan from us? Maybe. Does it matter? Not at all. ” Sure it doesn't matter at all? Maybe it doesn't frighten us from a "legal" point of view. But maybe it means that they keep an eye open upon the 9th Age as a competitor. Being a competitor against Games Workshop is no confort zone, I believe. ” They aren't really a competitor. They make models, we don't. Some people really like their models, so ha…

  • “Karkadraks” eh?

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    It is definitely funny that they seem to be going the same way as we are with some of these things. If I had to guess what they were doing, this is merely a continuation of the “make it unique to us” policy they started when they went to AoS in the first place. Lizardmen become Seraphon, etc. Essentially they realized that their early stuff was all incredibly generic (high elves, dark elves, lizardmen, dwarfs, etc.) and are taking the opportunity to make non-generic names so that they are produc…

  • Someone got it right? Hmm....So now we need to focus on the answers already provided. Darn, and I was just about to make some outlandish guesses. Any hints?

  • square bases for AoS ?!

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    For me, it does not matter in the slightest if GW decides to go back to the WHFB or anything similar. They have completely lost my trust as a consumer. They could make a great game, but it does not matter because they have already shown what they think of the people who buy their games. If they come out with something similar to rank and file table top games again, there are plenty of people who will want to play it. But I remember everything they did regarding their terrible Q/A work, their pus…

  • *sigh* Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

  • Quote from The Unmarked: “Melee Attacks with Strength 5 or more (can never wound the model on better than a 4+) or (have their AP reduced to 1) ” That makes a lot of sense to me. The article said "anti-elite unit", not "anti-gigantic unit". Either of these rules would help against blademasters or chosen, where as some sort of "anti-special attack" rule like before would help better against gigantic units.

  • 2D Terrain Options

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    Nothing here will hurt T9A. It is "Compatible with T9A" not "Official T9A", as mentioned before. We don't have any control over their product (and they may have a deal with the artist behind the DD art that we don't know about). Nothing to worry about if you want to support GSW by buying the product.

  • @DanT Sure. You took it correctly. My argument was that, for some units, their unique addition to a specific playstyle means that they are inherently best in slot. Thus they get used more, thus they get price increases. People still use them despite the price increase because there is nothing else they can take for that playstyle. Temple guard are a perfect example for this. They have bodyguard and stand behind for the Cuatl, as well as being good fighters, making them ideal for the job of prote…

  • Isnt that how it goes, though? Obviously, there are some exceptions (like the increase on gws for disciples of Lugar), but still: 1) if a unit or item combination is generally perceived as the best in slot for any given army (resulting in the majority of players using it), the price tends to go up. Thus, the more something is used, the more likely that they get a price increase during balancing patches. 2) if a unit is perceived as too weak for the cost, people use them less and less. Thus, they…

  • That does make sense. You will see a lot more of a unit if it offers something unique to the army and a desired playstyle, such as SA temple guard. The price goes up because people keep using them, and people keep using them because they are the best combat bunker for the frog. There is no perfect price, because there is no competition.

  • @DanT is exactly right. People have units that they have designated as their 'slave' units. They are on 25mm bases. If the completed book doesn't have slaves on 25mm bases, there are going to be a lot of very angry players (and despite what some people think, we are not actively trying to make very angry players ) As for the "if they don't have born to fight, they will suck" notion, that presumes that everything else about the unit stays exactly the same as it is now. And yes, if you were to jus…

  • Quote from Jomppexx: “Quote from Shako: “Quote from Jomppexx: “So slaves/vassals can be of multiple different races? Will slaves also have more weapon options? Wondering as OnG can get crossbow orcs in core. ” Yes to the first question. But no special rules for different races. So whether yours are human, elf, orc or whatever slaves, doesn't matter, same rules and stats.Weapons, according to the guidelines Slaves should not offer significant damage output and they're definitely not trusted with …

  • I haven't actually used an overlord for months, so the price changes make no differences there. It is, and always has been, totally overpriced for what it actually provides to the army.

  • Quote from Shane: “There's no doubt real design reasons for this decision, but the last of your points there is a terrible one. Orcs and Goblins happen to have both names, so both groups matter, the army could have easily been called "Greenskins" similar to Beastmen not being "Gors and Ungors". Warriors had the unfortunate distinction of not including Marauders in their name, and as such saw their sub-identity be considered an in-book problem for T9A re-design. Ogre Khans don't happen to have Gn…

  • Remember, there are three factors going into this: 1) People have slaves that are on 25mm bases. I use Saurian Warriors for mine, but orcs are the standard. 2) The actual race for the slaves and vassals are not important due to background reasons 3) The book is Infernal dwarves, not Infernal hegemony of various races. Obviously, whatever the new slave unit is has to use 25mm bases. We are certainly not going to demand that people either cannot use those units or have to rebase them. That said, i…

  • Is printing ok?

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    Yup! If you are printing for yourself, there are no restrictions on our end. Thank you for asking!

  • Quote from Shane: “I hope the realization is widespread in the upper echelons that the need to re-design army identity (for legal reasons, mostly and originally, for the games future health in the future) does NOT coincide with the need to re-design army functionality. Absolutely entirely different backgrounds can be written for armies who see only minor points and rules changes from their current to their final books. ” The problem is that it becomes a matter of stagnation if there are no updat…

  • All of my experience with KoE comes from the other side of the table, so take this with that in mind. I think that the current incarnation of lance formation is aesthetically pleasing. It makes KoE look unique on the table. You can always tell a KoE army immediately regardless of what models the person chooses to use. I would hate for that uniqueness to be lost. How the lance actually feels to play is beyond my knowledge, so that can be argued however you want. But I like the look of it, so I wo…

  • Cultists!

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    Cultists summoning demons has been around forever. That isn't something that privateer press made up. I am looking forward to giving the book a try

  • If I had to guess, I'd say that "clumsy" will translate into "low OS/DS", which makes sense to me. It is less of a "almighty elite fighting unit" and more like fighting a wild fire. It doesn't need to be skillful to kill you. I'm really curious to see how the new Kadims turn out, and how they compare to the taurukh annointed. I'm hoping to have a reason to bring the big bulls, rather than just having them fight for space with incarnates. So.....when does the beta of the book come out?