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12 Aug 2017 6:48 a.m. PST
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The H Man11 Aug 2017 10:59 p.m. PST

I don't read much Aos rules and background.

When it came out I thought all humans died and became space marines. Now I see what looks like a new empire human army. At the risk of being called Pauline, please explain.

Were all the humans dead, are GW trying to appease old fans, or have I got my facts wrong?

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

I have just began two small AOS armies and have never really been a Warhammer player before. I come to the table with no worries of the old rules or world. As I understand it almost all of the humans converted to Chaos or died. I don't know about a new human faction but don't see why not some non Chaos humans survived. I know an AOS RPG is in the works.

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 4:42 a.m. PST

As far as the AOS background you can start here. ://
It's$8 and contains the fluff and rules. You may find it cheaper on eBay.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

The humans were not all dead, many of them were but the Realms are a big place and anything can happen. There were still groups of humans surviving here and there, being murdered by chaos forces still. Not all had succumbed.

Of course Sigmar saved a lot of the good races in his own realm and they would be alive in there.

The H Man12 Aug 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

Ok, but were normal human sigmar soldiers in the early rules, or are they new listing, ( fantasy battles empire war scrolls aside)?

Has GW made the new figs/rules because old fans are grumpy (like myself)? White dwarf also showed them in more fantasy battles rank and file formations not the 40k skermish style.

Bob Runnicles15 Aug 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

No, all currently existing figures (other than Bretonnia and Tomb Kings) had rules in the new edition from the start, including the Empire. Warriors that died especially valiantly are reborn into Stormcast Eternals (aka Sigmarines) but normal humans are still very much in the setting.

The H Man15 Aug 2017 10:48 p.m. PST


Although now I can't grumble about it.

Centurio Prime18 Aug 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

A lot of humans were killed, enslaved, or converted by Chaos. However there are survivors in every realm. The Free People is still an army in AoS, fighting alongside the Stormcast Eternals in the Realmgate Wars to free the Realms.

The timeline has advanced somewhat and Sigmar has been victorious and driven back Chaos. There are now large human cities again, such as Hammerhal.

So yes, the humans are a separate (but allied) faction from the Stormcast Eternals.

What you will find is that many of the more generic medieval troop types are only in the "compendium" PDFs and not in the newer books. (Such as knights and generic war machines) This is, I believe because they are only moving forward with things they can copyright and protect as their IP. Archers, crossbowmen, handgunners, and foot troops are still in the newer books though.

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