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I was recently going through by drawer of army books and picked up my Beasts book. I haven't gone over it in a long time, and I remembered how much I love playing them. They really are a unique army that are tons of fun to play.
So, is anyone else excited about the upcoming army book? I know I am, but I'm also somewhat worried. I really love the old book. It gives the army a wonderful feel, and I really hope they can preserve that.
Ah, looking over that book made me all nostalgic. I'm going to go have a game with them!
No, I don't have any wool.
I've heard rumors that the army's getting a major overhaul, at least as to models, and perhaps units. One person I talked to said something about them losing many of the monsters that showed up in the WoC book and that they'd get new replacement units. I find that hard to believe myself, but it'd be cool to see them get redone like Wood Elves were redone. Really cool models, great rules, fun to play.
I Could possibly see them loosing Dragon Ogres.
GW is trying to give the deamons/mortals/beasts there own lists, backgrounds and to improve the imagry and background depth to where the armies have come from.
I think GW is going to concentrate more on the Drakwald. Dragon Ogres being from the mountains in the North they might go
Beasts of chaos are a constant threat in the Old World, so I really hope they give more in-depth look into the different types of Beastmen, like Ungor, Gor, wargor and Minotaurs and even develop them further.
Trolls come from Troll Country and Ogres and Dragon Ogres come from the Northern Wastes. So it's logical that they get excluded. WoC lost the Daemons.
"The more choices you force the opponent to make, the better the chance for you to capitalize on his mistakes"
I'm excited, Beasts of chaos has always seemed quite warhammery, more than some armies. Some of the first models I saw were GW minotaurs, still got them infact, so It would definately be an army I would start collecting.
I'm very excited. I plan to make the BoC my second army, alongside WoC. I'll be the local scion of Chaos in my neck of the woods.
I recently read on WarSeer that many of the BoC/WoC monsters are no longer available for restock at hobby stores, which usually indicates the minis are getting an overhaul. This includes Chaos Trolls, Dragon Ogres (thank God), Chaos Ogres (thank goodness) as well as Minotaurs (yay!) and a few others. This leads most to believe that all are being re-done for the upcoming launch of BoC.
We can only hope. I love the overlap in WoC/BoC, it's one of the reasons I'm considering the Beasts as my next project. That, and I've always loved the models, Ambush and skirmishing madness in general.
Ive had BoC models for quite a while, always wanted to play them but I've been put off by people saying they are no good at the moment. But I love the fluff and idea of them.
So I dug out what I have after reading this thread and hoping for a revamp soon, and started painting some
SMall point games wil be cool enough for me. NO minotaurs until hopefully the plastics come out =]
As stated already, BoC are really a big part of warhammer and i really hope they get the attention they deserve
Oh god let them remake the Dragon ogres. The background is awesome. the rules are dirty and the art work for them is cool! then you go to buy some, pick up the model and go "oh......" and put them back on the shelf. Rubbish.
Ah am thinking about crossing to the beasts as well. Just a small 1500pt army to add onto one of my Warrior armies. Am thinking about just doing beastmen. lots and lots of beastmen. No minotaurs, no hounds. Just beastmen. Shall be seen if i can be bothered to paint that much brown....... Well alright maybe some minotaurs if they remake them.
Book wont be out for a while tho. Next year? Might even be enough time to finish my chaos army.
According to rumours over at Herdstone it looks like the following changes are occuring in terms of units:
+ Demon Prince
+ Centigor Hero (maybe a special character, though0.
No news of a Minotaur hero
Chariots move to special at 2 for 1.
Centigors move to core and become fast cavalry.
Ogres get bull charge.
+ mobile herdstone (like an anvil)
If this is true, then I'm excited about core and characters, meh about special (chosen bestigors is boring as anything), and unhappy about rare (who needs a war machine in a CC army with troops all around the enemy? I want a big terrorfying monster!). So overall, I'm excited about the new codex.
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