Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Details for upcoming Warhammer: Amazons

Don't expect this update too soon (I mean it this time!), I'm only letting you know of what to expect when I get there. I might finish Pirates of Sartosa first, but that won't be until June at least.

The Amazon list will see some large changes in how they play, but there won't be ton of new units to choose from. Instead, the army will be reworked into much more of an elite glass-cannon force, with better troops, better weapons and better protection. This is a throwback to the original GW Amazons from the 80's, where they actually had 40k weapons like Bolt Pistols and Needlers (of course such silliness won't appear here!), and as such, the new Amazon army will rely much more on Old One technology than the current list. Expect magical attacks, wards as well as poisons to become much more common.
Most of these changes will probably be in the form of upgrades however, so those who prefer the simpler Amazons with just spears and bows will be able to field just that, and those who want an elite force with magic items for everything will be able to play that as well.

New units will be featured in the form of Medusas (MI), Beastmasters and an Avatar of Rigg, their Goddess. Handmaidens will likely disappear, as will Pygmies. If there are any other potential units you would like to see in the list, let me know in the comments.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds good giving it a very snake feel please don't get rid of pygmies though there fun Im going to do amazons soon lol already got kislev albion Nippon and cathay next is fImir i would like to know what you're gonna do with fimir Im very interested in that i thought you would change it alot

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    1. I'm not sure "very" snake-feel is how I would describe it, but they will have more snakes than before at least ;)
      Pygmies will still disappear though, especially since they might get their own stand-alone list.

      No particular plans for Fimir at the moment, they got their book last year, so they are not really in that much need up a rules update as much as they need a new background section and a full colour update.

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  2. I really hope that pygmies have their own army list.

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    1. We'll see, there's not much in terms of either fluff or art for them available unfortunately. They will probably only have about 2 characters and maybe 5 units. Still, it will allow you to incorporate a few of them into your armies at least, so that's not too bad I suppose.

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  3. that's fine, that's all I ask for.

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