Sunday, 13 May 2012

Updates for all army books coming!

This summer I will hopefully have the time to update each of my books to a complete 8th edition version, rather than the "7.5 ed" that currently apply to most books. This means some layout changes, reformatting the army lists, culling the magic items down to about 10, as well as adding some new units and special characters.


The current list of additional units so far (might be more or less later on):

Araby:
Dervishes
Mujahedin
Sandglass of Time

Chaos Dwarfs:
Ghorth the Cruel
Hothgar, Sorcerer of the Forge
Tordrek Hackheart of the Black Kraken

Kislev:
Miska the Slaughterer
Igor the Terrible
Brotherhood of the Bear
Armoured Warbear
Kvassnics
Chekist
Lore of the Hags

Cathay:
Brass Titan
Engineer Teams (hand mortars, rocket launchers, fire bombs, Dragon's Breath

Nippon:
Ryujin
Kensai
Osutzu Cannons

Halflings:
Hisme Stoutheart

Norse:
Dale Riders
Slaver
Thralls
Hel Riders
Lore of the Runes

Estalia:
War Dogs

Amazons:
Sacrificial Altar
Avatar of Rigg
Medusas
Beastmasters

Kingdoms of Ind:
Snake Swarms
Rajput
Urumi Swordsman
Thuggee
Lore of Eternal Truth
Benghal Cavalry 
Elephant upgrades (cannons, tusk flails)

Hobgoblins:
Behemoth
Lore of Spirits

Fimir:
Water Leaper

Cult of Ulric:
Children of Ulric

Feel free to wishlist for more units you might have ideas for. No guarantees they will make the cut though!

13 comments:

  1. Can you put for Nippon the lore of the thunder? And I think you can put the Thunder Dragon like a mount. You can put them Jōmon Statues

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    1. Lore of Thunder sounds like it would have a lot of overlap with the Lore of of Heavens. If Nippon will get their own Lore their spells will be based on L5R.

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  2. I just got into Warhammer and was looking for an interesting army to plta. I tried a few but none got me far enough.

    Until I found your amazing blog and fantastic books! I fell in love with the Nippon army instantly!

    I would really like to see some of the Japanese Gods in the army as very expensive (300-500+ pts) LORD or RARE units, mostly Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susano. I was playing the Chaos Dwarfs and really loved to see something as burning as the K'daai.

    Thanks for creating these armies! I'm waiting for the 8th edition patch with some uber-broken 6th level vortex spell.

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    1. The thing about the Gods though is that they do not exist on the material plane, at most you would be seeing an avatar of them, which I don't believe would really be the case in Nippon.

      Their lore should be hopefully just be semi-broken though, just need to decide on which on the 100+ spells from L5R I want to incorporate ;)

      The Skyrocket should fill the role of "fireworks cannon" for you, but you might also look to the Cathay book for that.

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  3. Oh! And a fireworks cannon would be awesome!

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  4. And what do you think about Jōmon Statues?

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    1. How would those work? They sound like a cross between Foo Statues and Terracotta Warriors, which are already part of Cathay.

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    2. I think they can be a unit like pink horrors but with more toughness or like big samurais

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    3. So they would be spellcasters, or monstrous infantry? Because Monstrous infantry is already covered by Oni, and "big samurai" sounds like Sumo Warriors. If they are spellcasters, the Kitsune already fill that role. I'd like to take a look at them if you finish your Nippon book at some point, but I don't think it's anything that my book needs at the moment.

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  5. What's the difference between Medusas and Gorgons? Wasn't Medusa one of the Gorgons' sisters? Or are you refering to the Gorgons from Heroes of Might and Magic III? And how about a Great Guard unit for Cathay, like the one for Nippon? Mounted on Foo Statues? :D

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    1. Gorgons are bulls like those from HoMMIII, yes, but I think I will skip on those since they feel more like something that would fit the Chaos Dwarfs.

      Cathay already have a "Guard" unit and a unit of Temple Dogs though, but I have tinkering with the idea of adding another unit of Monstrous Cavalry for them.

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  6. Good Job M4cR1II3n!

    One suggestion when you will rewrite the Estalia Army Book. Less Spain and more Estalia, especially with especial characters ;)

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    1. Yeah, the special characters will probably get new names at least so they are a little less obvious. I won't do much with the main fluff though, as that is at least somewhat "warhammerified" even it is close to Spain's real history.

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