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Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« on: March 28, 2019, 05:44:15 AM »








I don’t know about you guys, but these are some pretty sweet minis imo.

There’s also the Fyreslayers, who are getting a new book, a terrain piece and ‘endless runes’.  Oh, and speaking of endless spells, there’s even more on the way!

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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 06:17:30 AM »
I have never been a fan of GW Slaanesh models, but these have blown me away.

That Keeper of Secrets is truly outstanding and I love the threatening aura it exudes.
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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 08:42:23 AM »
Well now... there goes my plan for a Chaos Space Marine army. Slaanesh's new models are absolutely beyond incredible! I'm loving the absolute wildness of the Mirror Portal, Daemon Prince, and the Masque. They look like they came straight out of Slaanesh's version of Mattigra (Quite a wild festival in New Orleans), which is epic!

I love the dynamism of the poses, especially the Herald balanced atop the Daemon Prince. Also that Daemon Prince maybe the smallest of it's kind, but it's also the most beautiful interpretation of the model that I've ever seen. He really looks like a corrupted Aelf, as well, anyone else think that?

The Masque is a beautiful reinterpretation of the previous model, both elegant and fluid. The only criticism that I have is that the sculpt of the face looks a bit off. I'd like to see the Masque from a full 360-degree angle to see if that's just the photo. Other than that, I'm loving it!

Of the Endless Spells that I like the most, aesthetically, I like the Portal gripped in a Daemonic Hand. The spell of spiked wheels doesn't really standout to me, but the Daemonette hand looks solid.

Greater Daemon of Slaanesh: I've waited for this model for a very long time, like most of the newer sculpts for Greater Daemons. Personally, this is my favorite by far, and is really the epitome of Slaanesh's twisted beauty. Also, the face of the Greater Daemon reminds me of the fusion of a Tauralon's head and that of an Aelf's. Really cool and unique aesthetic.

Fyreslayers are also cool! Hope that they're back on the map for whoever plays them!
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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & Mor
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 10:30:33 AM »
I completely agree with you guys!  These new Slaanesh minis now look genuinely sinister rather than ‘cartoony’.  And there is an Aelf look to them as well.

I can also share the new Fyreslayer terrain feature and some of their ‘Endless Runes’ (Magmic Invocations):




I’m really confident that the overlords will eventually get something similar.  ;D

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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 05:28:20 PM »
The Slaanesh models are incredible.  I love the flowing nature of the robes and the sculpts.  These are some of the best Daemon models that GW has produced in my opinion.
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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 05:54:50 PM »
I love all the new stuff for the Fyreslayers! That terrain piece is definitely really cool! I do think it's cool that all factions are getting their own terrain piece, but I'm finding it weird that the terrain for two different armies being on the battlefield at the same time. I guess I'm talking from a narrative standpoint, that two important terrain lynchpins would be on the battlefield when two armies are clashing.

Anyone else think that?

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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 10:33:23 AM »
I love all the new stuff for the Fyreslayers! That terrain piece is definitely really cool! I do think it's cool that all factions are getting their own terrain piece, but I'm finding it weird that the terrain for two different armies being on the battlefield at the same time. I guess I'm talking from a narrative standpoint, that two important terrain lynchpins would be on the battlefield when two armies are clashing.

Anyone else think that?

Magma Salamander looks awesome! Loving it!

Yeah, I really sort of feel that narrative campaigns should only be including their terrain pieces when it's, you know, narratively feasible.

For Matched Play, though, it shouldn't really matter. Narrative isn't that important then, anyway.

What my gaming group often does (for 40k--we haven't played much AoS yet) is use Matched Play rules to buy our armies and adjudicate rules, but try to set up narrative scenarios and terrain and such.

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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 10:09:06 AM »
I really enjoy using the terrain features. Adds some fun new rules to the game, and adds character to your army. I've played about a half dozen games with my new Skaven battletome, and I absolutely love the gnawholes.

The new fyreslayers and slaanesh stuff looks outstanding. I'm mostly looking forward to the last two Underworlds warbands for this season to be released. I need those cards for my collection.
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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #8 on: April 2, 2019, 12:03:10 PM »
The Slaanesh stuff looks great.

Fyreslayers though... It's not that they don't look good, but a lot of their range looks quite samey, doesn't it?

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 03:56:19 PM »
Hedonites of Slaanesh will be available to pre-order at the end of the week! Big news from this is that GW officially confirmed that there are no new mortals included in the book. I'm not really sure what to make of that, as that is certainly not how the other three gods were treated during their own releases.

I've gone from incredibly excited to slightly disappointed. I still think the new models and rules will be incredible once released though! But now I'm definitely considering perhaps waiting for Slaves to Darkness after all.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 04:28:07 PM »
On the one hand, the new minis they released are absolutely fantastic.  On the other hand, I’m slightly disappointed that there aren’t any new mortal units.  Because with the exception of Khorne, specific god mortal units are a little neglected.

But this aside, they’ve really outdone themselves this time.  Oh, and fyi, the Fyreslayers are apparently great; powerful but not over the top.  In other words, a new codex done right.

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 04:44:39 PM »
Yeah, I find myself agreeing with you Calamity. GW has been making some great Battletomes for AoS, and I don't see why Hendonites will be any different.

Great to know that Fyreslayers have a great new set of rules.

Don't you have a Fyreslayer army, Calam?  :)
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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 05:31:47 PM »
I don’t actually, surprisingly.  ;D

See, when they first came out, I loved the look of them, but I already had an army of axe wielding maniacs (the Bloodbound) and so I passed on them.

But now that I’m selling the Bloodbound, that could change!  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2019, 11:25:32 PM »
Maybe there's a fluff reason, since Slaanesh is locked up, so they can't amass much mortal worshippers?

I'll miss the psychedelic Conans with nipple chain piercings though.

And I still think the Fyreslayers look like they copy-pasted the same three models and put some of them on top of a monster and gave some others some halberds.

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2019, 07:24:56 PM »
And I still think the Fyreslayers look like they copy-pasted the same three models and put some of them on top of a monster and gave some others some halberds.

To be fair though, Stormcast suffer from the same issue, but they're still fairly popular  :). It just depends on your tastes. Besides, Slayer models have never been bursting with individuality when compared to each other ;).
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2019, 12:32:32 PM »
Besides, Slayer models have never been bursting with individuality when compared to each other ;).

Well, that's why I never quite got why they were promoted from a sub-faction army list to an independent faction, but I understand that most people think they're all right so I won't come with too much negativity.

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Re: Slaanesh & Fyreslayers & More
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2019, 10:39:59 PM »


And I still think the Fyreslayers look like they copy-pasted the same three models and put some of them on top of a monster and gave some others some halberds.

Think they all look the same? That's racist.  ;)

I think they look really cool, but their kits are really expensive. I've never seen a fyreslayers army on the table, but they were pretty brutal in AoS 1. I've not had a chance to look at their new rules yet.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2019, 11:12:09 AM »
There’s a Fyreslayer army in my wider gaming group.  I’ve never faced it but apparently he does very well most of the time.  Better than my Overlords that’s for sure.

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 10:36:21 AM »
Been looking at the new slaanesh reveals on the community site. Some of the stuff looks pretty nuts. The one spell where you pick an enemy hero and they can't advance, or charge, is nuts. The Endless Spells and scenery are not bonkers crazy, which is good to see. I've been using my Warp Lighting Vortex in my Skaven army, and it's a bit broken-good.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2019, 01:09:33 PM »
Been looking at the new slaanesh reveals on the community site. Some of the stuff looks pretty nuts. The one spell where you pick an enemy hero and they can't advance, or charge, is nuts. The Endless Spells and scenery are not bonkers crazy, which is good to see. I've been using my Warp Lighting Vortex in my Skaven army, and it's a bit broken-good.

I've also been following those articles! Actually, as great as the rules are, I'm actually most excited to see all of this new lore for the Hedonites! Reading the lore article, some of that art was like "whoooaaa... that's awesome!". And then there's some really cool lore included in that as well, the background for Syll'Eskke is my favorite piece so far.
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