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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10500 on: October 19, 2019, 05:43:04 PM »
I wasn't aware of these, and, like you, am most, and indeed almost entirely, drawn to the Battle Sister (assuming that's the centre figure - I'm afraid my knowledge of the GW universe lags some way behind that of most contributors to this thread). It strikes me, as someone who has a hard time seeing the fascination which the 40K aesthetic, in particular, holds for many, that many of GW's figures are almost caricatures already, and that a chibi or other SD approach is not as much of a leap as it might be for other figure ranges. I could even see myself playing with the chibi miniatures, whereas 40K per se holds no attraction for me at all.

In case anyone's wondering why I'm even bothering to be here, I am just dipping my toes into the AoS waters, but find the aesthetic style of the figures not to my taste. I intend to paint mine closer to the grim and gritty style of one of the LAF members -  apologies for not knowing the user name - who has brilliantly demonstrated the possibilities of this approach.

I'm also considering giving Kill Team a go, but if I do, I won't be using GW figures or the 40K setting at all, at least until the chibis become available, if indeed they do.
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Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10501 on: October 19, 2019, 09:51:29 PM »
I think you mean Blasphemia Blackwood, the Gardens of Hecate project. Brilliant indeed. I've found that AoS ( and other, 6th-8th edition GW-models are irl pretty nice, but the GW Eavy Metal Team painted them too clean and Disney to my tastets and yes, then it's easy to look elsewhere. Really got back into them with Shadespire, those models are new stuyle GW but with the right pj  and colour choice theyy can be turned into great figs...
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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10502 on: October 20, 2019, 04:47:21 PM »
Yes, that's the project I was thinking of. It showed me that Warhammer AoS doesn't have to be - as you succinctly put it - 'Disney' fantasy.

I've bought very few figures so far, and haven't really decided on a faction. I have a couple of the Underworlds sets - I'm undecided about the game itself, chiefly because of the CCG element and tournament style of gameplay -  chosen purely on the basis that I liked the look of them (skeletons and goblins, though GW of course has other names for them) which is more than I can say for the majority of those sets, or the official AoS ones. Normally, undead would be, so to speak, a no brainer, but the images of the zombies on their box are a complete turn off, as are those of the ghouls, which have been discussed at some length recently.


Offline AWu

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10503 on: October 20, 2019, 09:18:26 PM »
You should see Dark Age of Sigmar group (they have FB group and there are some blogs around here)

Blasphemia Blackwood is part of this aesthetics.

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10504 on: October 20, 2019, 10:39:16 PM »
http://www.exprofundis.com
These are some dark conversions 👍

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10505 on: October 21, 2019, 12:34:07 PM »
@AWU: yeah, great FB-group. Lots of inspiration.

@Andrew: Do you know the FB-group "The Inquisitorium - The Beating Heart of INQ28". It did get me ( after decades of not liking it ) getting started with Sci-Fi/40K wargaming. Kill Team is a great game, small warbands so you get multiple ones and never get bored painting/modelling them and it's also challenging enough not to get bored to quickly.

Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10506 on: October 21, 2019, 01:36:40 PM »
Thanks for the responses. I really like the idea of Dark Sigmar. Access to those FB groups is not open to me, however.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10507 on: October 21, 2019, 03:44:34 PM »
Just send a request to join them. If it's not your cuppa tea ( which I doubt ) you can always leave...

Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10508 on: October 21, 2019, 04:12:45 PM »
Sorry, I was less than clear. My Facebook account is suspended. I've no idea why, but it appears irreversible.

Offline AWu

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10509 on: October 21, 2019, 09:10:40 PM »
Hmm.. so you are kinda stuck with blogs.

Look at Iron sleet - they do mostly dark 40k but some Dark AoS too

Offline Belligerentparrot

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10510 on: October 22, 2019, 09:22:57 AM »
I second the ex profundis and iron sleet blogs. Absolutely outstanding stuff and so inspirational. Nicolas Grillet's blog has some very dark AoS and Inq28 stuff too (and some praise from godfather Blanche as well).

Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10511 on: October 22, 2019, 04:40:29 PM »
Thanks, I'll look for those. I assume they're readily googlable. If not, I'll return for precise directions.

Offline AWu

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10512 on: October 22, 2019, 06:45:07 PM »
They should be
Those are really strong brands in miniatures blogosphere


Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10513 on: October 22, 2019, 06:50:01 PM »
I've found them, thanks  - in fact there was a link to one. There is some powerful imagery there, though I'm not particularly keen on 'mutant abominations' (they remind me of certain acquaintances.)
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 06:18:03 PM by Andrew_McGuire »

Offline TheMightyFlip

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10514 on: October 24, 2019, 12:24:16 PM »
New Necromunda "starter kit" has been announced, Dark Uprising, comes with a new Chaos Cult (cos we cant have to many of them these days) and an updated Enforcers gang with new riot shields and heavy weapons. Also included is a whole load of modular terrain.

 

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