First fimir from warhammer forge and now zoats.... I don't know who has finally got hold of the lead creative position at GW but he deserves a pay rise. Bring back the great old stuff again with a sprinkling of new stuff... My wallet has now been set to spend
Zoats + Chaos is a bit meh. Can see FW doing a decent Zoat as a stand alone mage for use in SoM games / Monstrous Arcana scenarios.
hmm I always though chaos Zoats were called dragon ogres ;-). Arn't they both distant cousins to dragons?
I would say they are more likely to be found in a HE book then a chaos one. It just goes too strongly against the established background, recent (SoM book) and historically (they were never a chaos unit).
Harry is doing some solid fence sitting on this p). Maybe they are part of a FW or GW SoM supplement release.
Chaos Dwarves(CURRENT OBSSESION):http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...os-Dwarf-P-log
High Elves (with a boat!):http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263869
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The Zoats should be one of the "old races" - those around since millennia before the Elves, when magic was raw and part of the fabric of creation. The sort of era that Aboriginal Australians refer to as the Dream Time. They should be reclusive and rare as snow in summer, only coming out when they instinctively know something "big" requires their attention. Great, near perfect for stand alone mages for SoM games. But Chaos? Really?
Can't see it, it's just so not in keeping. Why would Elves go to a Chaos beastie to learn the deeper intricacies of spell weaving? I know you can never trust an Elf, and I wouldn't put any depth of treachery past them, but still...
"Hey, we're designing the dragon ogre plastic kits now? Where are we up to?
-Well the sculpts are about done, but we haven't gotten yet to the cutting up in parts. Why?
-I was thinking, those zoat dudes, they're pretty similar, no? How about a dual kit?
-A dragon ogre/zoat dual kit?
-Yeah, you got the heavy melee version with the d-ogres, and the zoat would be a mage unit, you know, kinda like the Horrors.
-My, my, that's a good idea. But the guys in the writing depts are gonna cringe, they're supposed to be kinda friendly to elves and stuff.
-They can rewrite the fluff, dunno, make a tribe of evil zoats. Chaos zoats!
-Awesome! Let's suggest it!"
Huh... Hope this rumour is wrong, really.
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Lots of chatter that WoC will drop in Oct or Nov. Prevailing birdies are telling me October is reserved for 40k, and Nov is WFB. However, I personally am expecting some switcheroo-ery, fwiw.
Is'nt all the new Hobbit stuff planed for November?
GW's annual report puts The Hobbit as a December release.
If its true that much of the lockdown on rumours was due to the design team being allowed behind the scenes of The Hobbit and absolutely not being allowed to show anything early, then December seems right as the movie producers won't want all this stuff to come out a month before the movie. Big December releases are unusual for GW, but in this case it certainly seems likely.
Re-reading the round-up has gotten me all excited. I recently acquired a couple of Chaos models from a friend (including the old metal Knights, much nicer than the new ones, shame I gave away my previous 5) and will keep them safe until the new book comes.
New Marauders were well overdue, so that will be tempting. Also, the sounds of mono-god builds possibly being an option, with a character to lead them and bitz for the Dragon Ogres and all that... Has someone finally beaten some sense into GW? It's about time we could really get to work with themed builds.
It all sounds absolutely awesome to my ears, and I don't even really like Chaos Warriors all that much... But that's mostly because of some of the current sculpts. Will be a cheap army to create for me though... And about time I acquired an evil army.
PS. Is there anything relating to the Daemons? Will they be an option to include? Or will that just be left to the allies portion of the rulebook? New Plaguebearers would be great inside a new Nurgle Warrior army...
Just got a mail from a friendly retailor he writes he can't order Chaos Exalted Hero model anymore...
Could be a Multi-bit plastic Chaos Hero in the works, like the Empire one???