Friday, 25 April 2014

Wood Elves Summary - Whats know to date

There is a lot of conjecture out there at the moment on what will comprise the new Wood Elves. I've summarised below whats confirmed and what's not...

Army wide ASF
Access to all BRB lores, Dark Magic & High Magic
A new lore attribute for High & Dark
New unit type Stag Riders
New Waywatcher models
Druthu, new Treeman Special Character
Aralorn, new Wood Elves Special Character
Eternal Guard remain, with new models wielding what looks to be great weapons?
Forest Spirit rule is 6+ ward save, forest strider, ITP and magical attacks
New character class: Shadowdancer

Dryads are now Ranked units
New stags are forest spirits
Waywatchers/Eternal Guard Dual kit
Stag riders are a dual kit
No new Wardancers
Treeman move to special, Treeman Ancient to Rare

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wood Elves Magic Lores..... Everything....

Thats right, Games Workshop have cemented Wood Elves as the more sinister Elven race. They have now access to all the 8 colleges of magic and both Dark and High. I wonder what the new lore attributes for them will be...

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Creature Caster Early birds for Antipodeans

Jeremy from Creature Caster has set up 150 additional early bird specials for his new companies kickstarter tonight at 9pm NZ time/7pm Aussie time

If you don't know what all the fuss is about you should go check out the kickstarter campaign or the website. Below is some images of what its all about.


New Wood Elves Pictures

After all these years, we have finally received our Wood Elves update

The Treeman kit is infact a triple kit as posted yesterday on my blog. It makes Druthu, an Ancient, and a normal one. This is a good indicator the other kits I posted are correct as well since they where all from the same source

 Druthu looks good. The Sword will be a contentious item I think.

New Special character Araloth

Rules for Araloth look ok. 

New character class Shadowdancer. Sounds like a character for wardancers. We will see the new wardancer kit next week.

Wood Elves in Saturdays White Dwarf

Its now confirmed we will see the Wood Elves finally released on Saturday, 26th April 2014.... in what seems like an eternity!

Rumours are rife at the moment with stag riders (as pictured above) being the most likely, along with new Wild Riders forming a dual kit, Waywatchers & Wardancers together and a Treeman kit making a standard, ancient, and possibly special character!

Expect new rules being ASF, and access to all the rule book lores of magic.

Games Workshop have published a teaser video here

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Nationals this Weekend

This Easter weekend the NatCon is being held in Christchurch

Nationals is a convention that is held every year but in a different city around the country, and covers many gaming systems like Warhammer and Warhammer 40k all the way through to others like DBM Warmachine.

This year I am heading to the event with my Dark Elves for WHFB. I'm giving the Executioners one last tour as so far I have been less than impressed with them.

The Tournaments is run with 2400 points and eight games over three days. I have not been to a three day singles event before so should be interesting.

My list is as follows:

Total Roster Cost: 2399

Supreme Sorceress, Level 4 Upgrade, Dark Pegasus, Earthing Rod, Dragonbane Gem, Cloak of Twilight, Lore of Metal, General
Master, Lance, Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak,  Battle Standard Bearer, Dark Pegasus, Charmed Shield, Talisman of Preservation
Master, Great Weapon,  Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Dark Pegasus, Dragonhelm, Dawnstone
Sorceress, Level 2 Upgrade Dispel Scroll, Lore of Shadow

5 Dark Riders, Repeater Crossbow, Shield, Musician
5 Dark Riders, Repeater Crossbow, Shield, Musician
5 Dark Riders, Repeater Crossbow, Shield, Musician
10 Darkshards, Musician, Standard Bearer, Banner of Eternal Flame
10 Darkshards, Musician 

1 Reaper Bolt Thrower
1 Reaper Bolt Thrower
1 Reaper Bolt Thrower
1 Reaper Bolt Thrower
27 Har Ganeth Executioners, Musician, Standard Bearer, Razor Standard

5 Doomfire Warlocks
5 Doomfire Warlocks

So trying out something different to the typical all cavalry avoidance style for a change of pace. Hopefully my opponents will appreciate having a block of infantry to fight for a change

Monday, 14 April 2014

Games Workshop FAQ's

Apparently some enquiries have been getting a similar response these past few days since the new GW website has been launched

Thanks for the email regarding the FAQs on the new website.

Currently the FaQ’s are not available on the website, as the design team are taking this opportunity to fully update all the FAQ and Errata articles. This is only temporary and these FAQ’s will be made available again in the very near future.

Fully updated? One wonders why they could not just keep them up to date in the first place, I mean they are one of the core drivers of the business...