I've wanted GW to make a Skarbrand model since his first appearance in the 7th edition Daemon book! Finally he's here.
The thing that is cool for EEFL is that: here is a new model, with rules already written in 8th edition. Hopefully GW continues releases like this – of models that can directly be used in 8th edition Warhammer.
Honestly, before I read anything, I didn't realize that it was a new model at all. It looks so close to the Bloodthirstier kits, that I thought it was just another iteration of it. I like to see different things, not just the same piece with a few different weapons and arm positions. (Okay, okay, this one might have a few more skulls.)
That being said, I could see how someone who actually likes demons would get into this. New kits for my armies always get me excited about the possibilities. And if this will be a new trend for GW, making new models that already have existing rules for use in 8th, then I'm all for it! That could be a win-win for them, and a way to appease the half of their community that hate AoS. It's not deterring from their new game, but if anything, might sway some players who have written them off for other games (KoW, 8th or 9th) to possibly stick around or even give AoS a stubborn try. It's certainly not advancing anything, but it's better than nothing at all.
I'm just ready for them to move on to other armies than those in the starter box. I kinda have that same gut dread welling up for the future releases that I had when all of the End Times stuff started... Why would they be taking so long in moving on to something different than those two?
My armies: Empire, Dwarfs, High Elves, Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, Skaven, Tomb Kings, Ogre Kingdoms, Orcs and Goblins, and Skitarii (40K).
Post by Baronthehumbled on Oct 6, 2015 6:37:19 GMT
I kinda have that same gut dread welling up for the future releases that I had when all of the End Times stuff started... Why would they be taking so long in moving on to something different than those two?
Well, they're taking a long time on the Stormcasts due to them being a incomplete army. Stormcast players have a valid complaint that other armies have way more options than they do.
The Khorne armies are just central to the plot right now. They kind of beat the snot out of the other daemon armies once they took over most of the realms so they've been sidelined.
Undead and Dwarf look to be up after the upcoming 30k releases. Dwarf have been mentioned several times in the current novels as the Stormcast look for them in the metal realm and find their abandoned fortresses in the life realm(closing hints in the fluff said they found them but something was terribly wrong).
A recent audio book(with a awesome speech by Nagash) says that one of the Carsteins are found by the Stormcast. Many are betting it's Vlad.
[Edit] Oh, I hate chaos but I do like Skarbrand's AoS rulings. The more hurt he gets the angrier he gets and turns into a true killing machine. He reaches peak anger at being nearly dead or by not getting into combat after a few turns, really interesting mechanic that makes you consider whether keeping your distance is really a good idea or not.