In MkII Lylyth2 was one of the feared warlocks for being able to bring the assassination. Incredibly popular with most Legion players, a lot of the player base found her polarizing, and with good reason. Multiple Ravagores, Bolt Throwers, Zuriel and a Naga ended up being a common core build and having a snipe feat with the ability to ignore +DEF and +ARM spells meant not much survived. If you did survive however the list quickly crumpled. If you also ignored stealth on her battlegroup the frailty of the Battlegroup became apparent, but you still needed to survive the feat. So with all of her changes in the new edition, how has she fared?
Next in the ongoing coverage for Legion of Everblight are the ubiquitous core of the Legion of Everblight’s identity, the Warbeasts. All Warbeasts have a number of items in common with eyeless sight, pathfinder and/or flight being shared among all of them or obtainable in some way. The terrifying entities of the Dragonspawn and Nephilim have compared to their MkII counterparts received several changes that have given them answers to old problems and issues with new problems. First off eyeless sight functions how you think it does. How do you blind something without eyes? The logical answer is you don’t, and finally PP agrees; effects like Black Oil that cause the Blind effect, which is now shakeable, do not affect any Legion Warbeasts or Lylyth. Sadly there’s a downside, and one that puts them in line with the rules; they no longer can ignore the forest for line of sight. Stealth and concealment are unaffected by this change. Another is the loss of Blood Creation on the Dragonspawn warbeasts. Legion Warlocks are no longer safe from frenzy targets, and will go after them if they are not careful.
Resuming from where we left off, we’re going to look at the second half of Legion where the power casters from the previous edition live, and they have changed in very different ways. Of particular note a few of them lost their tiers that were incredibly popular during MkII: Rearguard, Machinations of Shadow, and Army of Annihilation. It’s something to consider with how they used to be played, though FA changes have mitigated some of the loss.
Hey Wild here, and with a bit of a hiatus both here and from Legion (Played Skorne and Convergence for a bit), I decided on Legion of Everblight for MkIII. Just like Kirby I’ll be going over initial impressions and how they feel compared to MkII. However this is with War Room in my hands so this is all from official cards.
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Battlebox casters and contents spoiled here.
Mk3 comes out with rules available June 12 with official release date June 29.
Anything that comes from a card, I will just have the cards uploaded rather than quoting them (click the card to go to bigger picture). Breaks it up nicely too… Let me know if there’s anything missed or you’ve seen (please add a source) and will add :).
First of all, let us look at what the spoilers are to date (I will update this as they come along in pink for easy access):
Working on compiling all the full card spoilers here. I will keep this separate from the officially confirmed statistics just for easy reference in case these are not real or older versions or something in between.
Edit: for now, I’ll link the IMGURs and then I’ll roll through for some summaries :).
Just going through all the photos now and will be listing a summary and photos for reference.
The other spoilers, I’m not going to post as there are some obvious inconsistencies with them (i.e. POW of Ravagore being not what PP have directly spoiled). I’ve got them saved if they turn out to be true but likely they are early playtest versions (I believe).
I know… shocking. Unfortunately for many past readers it wasn’t 40k. Even with the Tau models dropping (and…no codex changes outside of new models / rules for 7th??) my enthusiasm for 40k is pretty much at an all-time low (even more so than during 4th edition). I’ve got a tournament in a month (comped though) so that may reinvigorate me but for now… I’ve been getting back into Warmachine / Hordes.
So yesterday played two games with eMorv vs Runes of War and eVyros vs Runes of War. We took top-down videos of the games so will be starting up with some battle reports again but my question to all of you is – what are you looking for in the video battle reports? We obviously have a strong track history of good written battle reports but are still getting our heads around video battle reports. So – questions for you, particularly for smaller games like Warmachine, what do you prefer? We have down top down only in the past with some interspaced pictures but I’m not sure if that’s the most engaging so hit us with some opinions.
Otherwise, except some more soon from us (well at least me) from a WMH perspective and maybe a 40k tournament soon :)!
Yes I still exist and while wandering around the Internets tonight I found these for any of the WMH guys out there. Will definitely pick up HoJ :). Rumored release for December 2015.
As an aside, I’ve been doing some modelling and painting across WMH and 40k so will likely start to post more soon. Heading to 40k Masters at the end of November so at least something in the lead-up to that…!