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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from LionCub in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    For other games they discontinued (Warhammer: Invasion, Tannhäuser) they did just that. Moreover they announced the end of the line while announcing the release of the final expansion. We don't have any reason to think it would be different for Warhammer: Diskwars when it will be discontinued, which at the moment is not.
     
    As MechaBri.Zilla wrote somewhere else (sorry man, can't remember where), many made the mistake to consider Warhammer: Diskwars akin to a Living Card Game (or to X-Wing) and drew the erroneous conclusion that it would receive the same amount of support those kind of games have, with frequent expansions and such.
    Well, this isn't going to happen. Maybe it would have happened if it had a more vibrant competitive scene, but FFG found it didn't and decided to cut the support for tournament play. That's it. But no support for tournament play doesn't mean no more Diskwars, just that we'll have to wait.
     
    We'll have new expansions when the new expansions come out. No sooner, no later.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from MechaBri.Zilla in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    For other games they discontinued (Warhammer: Invasion, Tannhäuser) they did just that. Moreover they announced the end of the line while announcing the release of the final expansion. We don't have any reason to think it would be different for Warhammer: Diskwars when it will be discontinued, which at the moment is not.
     
    As MechaBri.Zilla wrote somewhere else (sorry man, can't remember where), many made the mistake to consider Warhammer: Diskwars akin to a Living Card Game (or to X-Wing) and drew the erroneous conclusion that it would receive the same amount of support those kind of games have, with frequent expansions and such.
    Well, this isn't going to happen. Maybe it would have happened if it had a more vibrant competitive scene, but FFG found it didn't and decided to cut the support for tournament play. That's it. But no support for tournament play doesn't mean no more Diskwars, just that we'll have to wait.
     
    We'll have new expansions when the new expansions come out. No sooner, no later.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from High Elves 77 in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    For other games they discontinued (Warhammer: Invasion, Tannhäuser) they did just that. Moreover they announced the end of the line while announcing the release of the final expansion. We don't have any reason to think it would be different for Warhammer: Diskwars when it will be discontinued, which at the moment is not.
     
    As MechaBri.Zilla wrote somewhere else (sorry man, can't remember where), many made the mistake to consider Warhammer: Diskwars akin to a Living Card Game (or to X-Wing) and drew the erroneous conclusion that it would receive the same amount of support those kind of games have, with frequent expansions and such.
    Well, this isn't going to happen. Maybe it would have happened if it had a more vibrant competitive scene, but FFG found it didn't and decided to cut the support for tournament play. That's it. But no support for tournament play doesn't mean no more Diskwars, just that we'll have to wait.
     
    We'll have new expansions when the new expansions come out. No sooner, no later.
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to MechaBri.Zilla in Expansion stalker   
    Yeah, Old World based games don't seem to be going anywhere.  This was announced just last week I think.
     
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/warhammer-quest-the-adventure-card-game/
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from High Elves 77 in Warhammer Quest Card Game   
    It is at least another proof that the "GW will force FFG to ditch anything related to the old Warhammer setting because of Age of Sigmar"  fear was senseless.
     
    As a big fan of the old Warhammer Quest, I'm going to keep an eye on this game for sure... meanwhile I'm continuing to wait for new Diskwars expansions despite all the (useless IMHO) doom and gloom.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from Julia in Warhammer Quest Card Game   
    It is at least another proof that the "GW will force FFG to ditch anything related to the old Warhammer setting because of Age of Sigmar"  fear was senseless.
     
    As a big fan of the old Warhammer Quest, I'm going to keep an eye on this game for sure... meanwhile I'm continuing to wait for new Diskwars expansions despite all the (useless IMHO) doom and gloom.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from MechaBri.Zilla in Warhammer Quest Card Game   
    It is at least another proof that the "GW will force FFG to ditch anything related to the old Warhammer setting because of Age of Sigmar"  fear was senseless.
     
    As a big fan of the old Warhammer Quest, I'm going to keep an eye on this game for sure... meanwhile I'm continuing to wait for new Diskwars expansions despite all the (useless IMHO) doom and gloom.
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to High Elves 77 in Warhammer Quest Card Game   
    Yes!!! Don't know how many of you were a fan of this when GW had it as a board game, but I can't wait for this.  It also seems that FFG is sticking with the "traditional" Warhammer universe...so maybe this bodes well for Diskwars.
     
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/7/31/warhammer-quest-the-adventure-card-game/
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to MechaBri.Zilla in Warhammer Quest Card Game   
    Well, now we know that old world games are still a thing.  I think this bodes very well for Diskwars, assuming that Diskwars can make FFG some money.
     
    That said, Warhammer Quest looks pretty solid.  I'll be looking forward to this one.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from fallenone2013 in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    A second core set gives you quite a lot of options in term of duplicate disks and opens up a bunch of army building possibilities so if you enjoy the game and like the customization aspect then yes, a second core is IMHO a good investment, especially if you like to play with 3-regiment armies.
    Moreover if you play with a single core set you'll have access to just a single copy of each command card, thus if both players wish to use the same card you have either to proxy it or to come up with a way to decide who gets it.
     
    What is important is that you don't need a second copy of the core to enjoy the game, and if you want some extra options, better get the expansions first (which by reading your message I believe you already have).
     
    Speaking about the expansions, I'd say here's little gain in buying a second copy of each expansion, unless you plan to play with really big armies, or you really want a second Zombie Dragon, Runic Cannon or Flame  Cannon, so my opinion is they aren't a must.
     
    A third core set is possibly too much. Yes, you'll gain some extra disks but unless you are planning to play specific armies they will rarely see the battlefield in triple copy.
     
    The solution in our gaming group was that everyone got his own copy of the core set and the expansions, so we could play what we wanted with anybody, and if needed, we could borrow disks from the other players to fill our rosters. I don't know how much is feasible with your group, but for us, it worked.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from janbjo in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    The Troll is back from the summer holidays with some new goodies for you:

    First of all, we have the Skaven lore article, followed as always by a sample army list featuring the devuous ratmen supporting a Chaos regiment.

    Also, for all my Italian friends, I have finally got my hands on the localized copies of the two expansions, and I took the time to translate the article describing the new keywords.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from janbjo in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    Alas, not yet...  that's why I never posted an article about the special scenarios (I don't want to discuss something I don't know about), but I'm going to. I promise.
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to janbjo in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar & Diskwars   
    Considering what is happening on the video game front. Vermintide and Total War Warhammer both set in the Warhammer Fantasy world we know. I don't see Age of Sigmar as blocking new Diskwars content. It might or might not be a good move by GW to get fresh blood into the beast that was Warhammer Fantasy but it will probably not, if ever, affect Diskwars until the new material has settled.
    I love Warhammer Diskwars, but I get the feeling it didn't survive in the Shadow of X-wing/Armada. But I would welcome any new content for this game. It has been a gift to the surpessed wargamer in me.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from High Elves 77 in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar & Diskwars   
    I hope Warhammer Diskwars will continue to receive some kind of support. Not much, at least to flesh out the four remaining armies (and for the sake of completeness give each of the four core armies a terrain element wiht a dedicated special rule, like the Dwarf Forge or the Garden of Morr).
     
    I hope the reason we haven't seen any new content for Warhammer: Diskwars in one year is to be ascribed solely to FFG sales evaluations and release policies. If, based on the lack of appeal of competive play, FFG decided to slow down the release of new Warhammer: Diskwars in order to dedicate themselves to products they find more profitable I can say I'm fine with that. I'm not happy, of course, but I can at least understand the reason why.
     
    I hope (though I find it really unlikely) that, if Warhammer: Diskwars will not be discontinued, FFG won't include any of the Age of Sigmar stuff. Pseudo-Space Marines with big hammers? Not in my Warhammer, thanks.
     
    I fear, though, that FFG will discontinue the Warhammer: Diskwars line because it won't be related to the "official" Warhammer anymore. If that would be the case, I will be really sad. I don't know the details of the license agreement between FFG and GW, but to me it seems really dumb if FFG accepted a license through which they would be able to make a Warhammer-based game knowing they had a time limit after which they had to discontinue the line because of the new Warhammer. Still, GW is known for its monopolistic view and its... "unfriendly" behavior against any potential competitor, so I will not be surprised if that's the reason we won't be having any more Warhammer: Diskwars products (which is, by the way, an event that may happen as likely as it won't: we sitll have no proof either for or against it).
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to dkartzinel in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar & Diskwars   
    Well my (foolish?) hope is that Warhammer Diskwars was on hold because of this new change and expansions will eventually resume.  
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to High Elves 77 in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar & Diskwars   
    I don't know if everybody has seen the previews for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar (i.e.-9th ed.).  This is a completely different Warhammer world folks.  So my question is: how does this affect Diskwars? Will GW force FFG to "re-create" Diskwars to represent the new (and in my opinion, lame) Warhammer World, or will they give FFG the freedom to continue making Diskwars that line up with the Old Wahammer World (the one that I love)? Or will they simply just discontinue Diskwars? Thoughts? Opinions?
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to Jedhead in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar & Diskwars   
    I hope that they will stick with the old fluff and continue to produce based on that. The new stuff is extremely lackluster in my opinion--it feels like jumping the shark, or hitting the "alternate-timeline" reset button ala new Star Trek.  Additionally, the current army design and split between order and destruction doesn't match the new fluff very well and would have to be reworked or given a whole new army-building ruleset.
     
    Frankly, the 9th edition stuff is not very well done, and leaves you wondering if GW will even continue to support Warhammer Fantasy at all since they have officially killed the universe as of now.  This has been discussed in detail elsewhere on these forums, but I can't resist complaining again.  Anything that lumps High Elves and Dark Elves into one faction and declares that Malekith is actually the Phoenix King but is just sad and misunderstood gets my blood boiling.
     
    That said, if it was the only way I could possibly get a new expansion, I would take it, bad writing and convoluted plot notwithstanding.   
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to Hulksmash in Expansion stalker   
    Recently picked these up from Miniature Market on sale when I needed free shipping. Like the look so I'm hoping we see some more support. Time will tell but at least I got my dwarves
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    TheSniperTroll reacted to Jedhead in Expansion stalker   
    If they intend to release more content (which I believe they do) I wish they would throw us a bone and give us a preview or two.  My hope is slowly bleeding away, and it is difficult to sustain or generate enthusiasm among my friends and family for a game that they see as lacking development. 
     
    I fear that at first glance WH:DW appears to be a dead game, or at least one that is already on life-support in its childhood.  Simply put, it is difficult to convince people to invest in a game that is in this dry spell of development.
     
    Enough doom and gloom--this is a phenomenal game, and I am still playing and trying to convince others to play.  I just want one update or new release to make my role as a priest of the Diskwars cult that much more fulfilling, and to aid me in bringing others into the fold!
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from MechaBri.Zilla in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    And here I am, back again.

    Inspection went very smoothly and I'm still alive and with a job

    Let's celebrate with a new article: here's to you the final (for now) installment of the Warhammer: Diskwars Units and Hero Roles review, covering the four "lesser" races.

    Allow me to thank Jedhead for his great job!
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from Chetote in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    The Troll's back with another battle report: From the Battlefield 24 - Empire/High Elves vs Vampire Counts.

    I don't know how much I'll be able to write in the next days as I have a big inspection at work at the end of the month. Hopefully I will be able to at least post the final Units and Hero roles article, but if you don't have any news from me, don't worry, I'll be back soon!
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from Jedhead in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    Here's another battle report: From the Battlefield, issue 23: Dark Elves/Orcs vs Dwarfs.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from Jedhead in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    New article up: My first Vampire Counts sample list.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from Chetote in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    New article up: My first Vampire Counts sample list.
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    TheSniperTroll got a reaction from Jedhead in The Sniper Troll: a Warhammer: Diskwars Blog   
    New White Tower article is up: The Vampire Counts of Sylvania. Enjoy.
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