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@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:06 AM




Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:19 AM

Loincloth if you're gonna freehand on that sucker, otherwise, leave it off!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 18 2011, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?


Go with the loincloth, I did:


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

Oh, nice Iron Warriors!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jun 19 2011, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?


Yeah, chainmail or blank cloth.

I decided neither, they look too derpy.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:58 PM

Bumping with some major news rumours:

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* first 6th edition codexes, but release before or with rulebook, small release with single or two waves: Black Templars (1 waves: 2x plactic, 2x Finecast), Tau (1 wave: 3x plastic boxes, 4x Finecast), Necrons (2 waves)

* first real 6th edition codex: Codex Chaos Legions, really big release in three waves, doesn’t invalidate Codex Chaos Space Marines which gets extensive White Dwarf update as Codex Renegade Space Marines

* two starter sets, each with rules, dices, movement markers, mission booklet, one with Dark Angels and fitting scenery, the other with Black Legion and Chaos scenery.
You can combine both to play the campaign or use one set alone to play a selection of dumbed down scenarios against every other force, first starter set that comes with a model for a well established special character

* 6th edition is finished rulewise for some time now, the overall goal is to fix some of the long time problems of the game system. Expect a lot more fundamental improvements than last edition. The rules were even more ambitious at some stage of development, but didn’t get approved as they were too far away from the established rules.
The main designer left company and his successors brought the rules back in line with the existing codexes. The rules are nonetheless a bigger step forward than from 4th to 5th. Changes are so big that the next edition relies partial on erratas to fix old codexes. Development relied heavily on feedback of veteran playtesters. You can see some results of this new approach by the way the FAQs were handled in the last months. All codexes since Codex Tyranids were written with the new rules in mind, especially the new mission and reserve structure.


* The main design goals are: one book to rule them all, heroic characters, visceral combat, streamlined mechanism, cleaned up presentation and strategy before chance * strong narrative focus on Chaos, perspective shifting from the Empire to the struggle between free races and the Warp


* the biggest rule changes:

- similar ballistic to hit chart as wound chart: compare BS to target’s speed and unit type. BS 3 hits moving infantry on 4+, but lightning fast jetbikes on 6+ and stationary tank on 2+… HUGE

- victory points are back, but with another twist: you get two victory points if an unit holds an objective for an entire game turn, if a scoring unit holds one, you get three and one if you destroy a squad leader or vehicle

- before the game there is a bidding contest for the opportunity of the first turn, if you bid more strategic points you can go first, but the enemy can spent these points on stratagems as in Cities of Death: 22 generic stratagems

– for example for one point you can decide on night fighting or place an automatic gun, for four you can shift your reserves, most expensive stratagems are at 12 points and are really drastic, every unspent point can be used once a game for a reroll

- new turn sequence: prepare-movement-assault-shooting-consolidate new phase “consolidate” phase for random movements, jetpack movements, pursuits, morale checks/effects and resolving shooting reactions assault before shooting


* big units are real roadblocks! Some more examples for the development doctrines One rulebook for all:

- flyer rules are incorporated in the main rules

- narrative rule section that expands core rules: formations, super heavies, gaining experience


* modular rules, core rules can easily be expanded by narratives rules or another expansion set Heroic characters:

- independent characters more powerful, armour save and invulnerable save at the same time

- squad leaders more important, no more 50% rallying threshold, unit can rally as long as squad leader lives

- independent characters can snipe More visceral combat:

- standard cover only 5+ now, Feel No Pain (1) only on 5+

- slow slogging units very vulnerable


* some weapon types are specialized in taking out specific unit types and are incredible good at doing this (sniper vs. infantry without armour), but on the other hand ordnance vs flyer isn’t going to do much streamlined:

- no more random movement at all

- 5 general types of psychic powers

- wound allocation like 4th edition on unit basis, but attacker can chose every 5th wound to go to a single model (sniper weapon every second wound)

- artillery is normal immobile vehicle squadron, crew has no other game purpose than to be a counter for rate of fire and attacks clean up of combusted rules:

- there are tiers for most of the special rules. Instant Death (2) circumvents Eternal Warrior (1) for example. Feel No Pain (1) is 5+, Feel No Pain (2) is 4+ and Feel No Pain (3) is 3+. If no value is given, the special rule is tier 1.

- no more difference between leadership test and morale test


* terrain rules on a single page, true line of sight, non-vehicles models are ignored altogether, rules for special terrain like bunkers, ruins or deathworld mangroves in narrative rule section less randomness, more strategic options:

- more elaborate reserve rules, can nominate turn of arrvial and has only small change to arrive earlier or later, or can intervene behind enemy lines, arrives randomly but can hinder enemy reserves, must be distributed evenly between turn two and three, later arrivals only randomly

-no more random game length -no roll for first turn

-deep striking units more than 18” from enemy away don’t scatter, but landing in 6” is much more dangerous

- movement impairing effects from pinning weapons even if morale check is passed (if roll is above halved Ld), Fearless not immune to this, but only effected if rolled over full Ld

- more reactions to shooting than going to the ground depending on unit type and special rules. bikes can evade (3+ cover as same as before, but cannot assault or shoot next turn), jump troops can fly high, units with Stealth can attempt to vanish, …



Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.

Edited by Fires Of Hokkai, 19 June 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:22 PM

Some of those do seem like interesting addtions/changes, like making stationary tank targets easier to hit makes sense. Many a time I've bemoaned my heavy weapons of being unable to hit a Land Raider no more than ten feet away from them.

Edit: I'm just wonder who's gonna be in the starter box? Space Marines would be the usual choice, maybe VS... Eldar this time? Necrons? Chaos? Actually my personal choice would be Imperial Guard Vs Chaos Space Marines, but what the hey-ha, thats never gonna happen.

Edited by Pennpenn, 19 June 2011 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.


We've been hearing that one since the release of the current Chaos Codex. I didn't believe it back then, and I don't believe it now.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

For the record, the Harlequin Troupe Master is one of the most annoying metal models to put together. "Lets make this model really top heavy, then make all that weight balanced on a really hard to pin strip of thin ribbon!" Gublagh.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:54 AM

Anyone had a chance to put together a finecast model yet? They looked really nice after they were all cleaned up and on display at my store.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:59 AM

I've only put together one of the smaller ones so far (an Autarch), but from what I've seen of others putting together the big ones it's really simple, like glue-stick-done, no pinning or anything. The store manager even threw an assembled finecast Wyvern across the store and it didn't even phase it (though he suggested not trying it at home).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:17 AM

That certainly sound promising as compared to my "arm falls off if you give it a dirty look" Noise Marine champ.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

But be careful to get a proper look at the models before buying. I haven?t seen a single blister I would deem acceptable out of the five or so blisters I examined.
It?s not so much the quality of the resin itself, but the quality control that is jive. So carefully examine the model before buying, there are great casts out there, you just have to find them.

One large german online store even went ahead and announced that they would no longer carry finecast, because they refused to sell the poor quality product GW shipped to them.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:26 AM

Really? I've not yet seen any instances of poor quality so far, admittedly I've only been to one store, but the only think close is one of the Uriel Rakarath models had a whole bunch of flash-y stuff around the arms, but it didn't look difficult to remove.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

Yeah, dodgy flash comes with the territory, as well as the occasional bubble. Thankfully they've got those handy transparent packets so you know what you're getting into, at least for the little blisters.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

Yeah, it?s pretty bad. and I?m not talking about a bit of flash or small bubbles, either, but holes in the model, missing parts (larger bubble that prevented the flow of resin), excess lumps of resin (resulting from tears in the molds), warped models that were removed rom the mold to early, when the resin was still pliable and so on.

Sure, small bubbles come with the territory, but there are ways to migitate this, and other companies manage to avoid those problems: de-gasing the resin, casting under pressure (gases will be compressed into much smaller bubbles under pressure), adding chemical agents that reduce bubbles and careful placement of air vents.

And considering GW?s premium prices they should provide premium quality and not be outdone by smaller companies like Fenryll, Studio McVey, Privateer Press, Spartan games, Mantic Games, MaxMini, Microarts Studio and so on.

Mind you, not every model is a miscast, but the rate of miscasts is unusually high, which speaks to a rushed production and lax QC.

I don?t want to come across as bashing GW here, I?m just dissappointed with their recent QC. Nor am I telling you to stop buying, but look out for defects. GW will replace defective models, as the law demands, but you can save yourself some hassle by examining the models carefully.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?



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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?

Friggen' AYE!

Thankfully, I tend to paint kinda freeform, so it all ends up looking different (like ass, mind you but different ass.) in the end.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 07:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?


*Looks at unit of ten metal Harlequins with Harlequin's Kiss all converted to look different* *Looks at finger wounds incurred in said conversion work* *Looks back*


...Kinda?



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