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6th
Jul 2018
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 00:05
a lot of people are noticing that doubling up on starter halves brings you really close to fieldable matched units with 1 or 2 extras
example 8 sequitors x2 gives you 3 units with 1 extra
same with the castigators
pretty much it looks like they assumed people were going to do the "buy two and swap halves" if they weren't actually just starting the game
but the two halves are considerably more balanced against each other than most of the starters/combo boxes
tekton
@tekton
Jul 06 2018 00:07
Is interesting, I may try to pick it up after WGX...
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 00:07
also worth noting is that neither side of the box exceeds the number of bases in a shattered dominion kit
ex: SCE has 19 40mm base models, and only one nighthaunt is on a 40mm I think
you get 20 40mm bases in a shattered kit
so it looks like there is a kind of logic to it, even if it's not readily apparent
tekton
@tekton
Jul 06 2018 00:55
Though this be madness, there is a method to it?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 00:58
something like that
I'm considering starting wizardcast to get my magic/shooty fix for fantasy
judicators/sequitors, celestars, a venator and prosecutors, castigators, and some of the new staff/sword guys
tekton
@tekton
Jul 06 2018 01:28
i can't get behind the stormcast, i don't know what it is...i look at them and just don't wanna...
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:14
After going through the Nighthaunt stuff ... it's feel very ... brutal and power-creep. Individually, sure ... but mortal wounds everywhere. If a model sneezes ... someone is getting a mortal wound.
Oh, you're not bravery 10? You're running away ... or dying in droves.
My gut feeling is that stuff isn't priced properly for the inherent synergy ... there's just so much stuff going on in terms of interaction ... it feels rather crazy.
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:30
@tekton its the deathmask helmets for me, if I were to play them I'd headswap them
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:32
The SCE feel very ... Dr Who Cyberman ...
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:32
yeah, its the heads
once you swap the heads they look infinitely better
the new stormcast without helmets only serve to reinforce that fact
like the front one here
that looks good without the shitty deathmask helmet
if they'd have gone for a more classic helmet design instead of the deathmask look I think more people would have liked the aesthetic
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:34
They just need a good Chaos makeover... they’ll be fine ...
They are in the slow process of loosing their humanity ... the deathmask just reinforces that
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:35
yeah but it looks shit
plenty of ways to do that without taking a steaming dump all over the look of the mini
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:35
How else would you get people to buy any other factions.
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:36
LOL
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:36
Just replace their helm with Bretonnian helms ... you’ll be fine ...
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:37
@OftKilted actually they could have done some amazing stuff by giving them an egyptian feel while still retaining full plate, and pulling the constructs roster from TKs
tekton
@tekton
Jul 06 2018 02:37
It may also be that I already play marine Knights...and I still feel Death is the best looking army
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:37
It’s why witch elves are $60 a box of 10, and Kairic Acolytes are $50 for a box of 20 ... because looks sells.
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:37
with sigmar using nehekaran magic to fight nagash's control
actually
can you guys give me a hand
that gives me an idea
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:38
The Egyptian vibe is all Tzeentch in 40k
Thousand Sons
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:38
Jackal helmet type heads for SCE
Go full SG-1 jaffa
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 02:39
Heh heh.
Or snag thousand sons helms from 40k or Heresy?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 02:41
nah, the 40k helms have too much tech parts
tekton
@tekton
Jul 06 2018 02:47
jackals, jackals everywhere ((and now I have a West Wing scene stuck in my head, gg brain)
tekton
@tekton
Jul 06 2018 03:11
debating on a few orruks on shattered dominion bases...
maybe a small bit for nagash, too...
OftKilted
@OftKilted
Jul 06 2018 17:59
@WindstormSCR Those are pretty cool helms.
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jul 06 2018 19:10
I decided I'm going to go with spartan helms for liberators and some of the more raw armor stormcast, and wildwood ranger hooded heads for wizardcast
with a smattering of bare heads from the kits themselves and some of the ones I linked
will probably build the wildwood rangers as eternal guard (which are actually surprisingly good) for holding objectives in cover and supporting celestar ballistas in cover