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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 10:02 p.m. PST

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Yup, I guess the Indoneth Deepkin are going to be Elves riding all manner of sea beasties, fantasy sea beasties that is.

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So far this is one new release that isn't drawing me in. They look like pretty cool models and some of them will probably make their way into my collection but I think if I start another AoS army, especially an Elf army, it will be Daughters of Khaine.

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The pet octopus is pretty cool though.

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If the lore grabs me I might be pulled more into them. I do like the regular troops and how they look more so than the monster riders. The guys without eyes are pretty wicked looking.

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roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 11:16 p.m. PST

That turtle beast is great. Might have to get one for use as an Oldhammer Stegodon proxy.

nvdoyle Inactive Member22 Mar 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

So much Dark Eldar conversion potential…

Centurio Prime22 Mar 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I have the opposite preference.. I love the cav but like the infantry less, except for the heroes… which look awesome.

Ping Pong22 Mar 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

Do they fly, or do these battles take place underwater?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 6:47 a.m. PST

I don't know. I think it would be cooler if the battles took place underwater but I don't know who they would fight with. Maybe the Arkanaughts?

Stryderg22 Mar 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

Sea Monkeys!!

If they were underwater, I would expect them to be more aerodynamic, er, hydrodynamic. Cool concept, though and some nice sculpts in there.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine22 Mar 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Generally most AoS stuff leaves me cold and pretty much sucks in my book. These I actually really like. I have no idea how you would game with them though unless the opposition were also water based. A few of them might be good for underwater based RPG adventures though.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

Nice sculpts, but metal armor underwater is impractical. Wish they would have used shell armor, instead. Cheers!

Louie N22 Mar 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

Where are the freaking Laser beams!

Griefbringer22 Mar 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

Those bases certainly do not look very much underwater, though some of the background scenery shown is different.

For practical gaming purposes, how about posing the sea-monsters so that they are just skimming the surface of the water, by glueing the beasts straight to thin bases (painted to look like water), maybe trimming a bit from their bellies so that they look like they are still partially underwater.

They could then be used to raid a group of less aquatic invaders that travel in small boats, with the whole table representing sea – except for a bunch of small islands to provide terrain.

Dynaman878922 Mar 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

There are days when I'm actually kinda tempted to try fantasy gaming, this is one of those days.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

Well this does…

Jump the Shark

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

Hi Guys,

In the Black Company books by Glen Cook the Land of Fear seems to have aquatic animals that are swimming/flying in the terrestial atmospheres. Perhaps these minis are like that. Thinking cross-dimensional beings here.

Dentatus Fezian22 Mar 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

Mithmee for the win.

Centurio Prime23 Mar 2018 5:35 a.m. PST

Mithmee that was the best comment I've ever seen you make on here

Centurio Prime23 Mar 2018 5:40 a.m. PST

I haven't read the background yet because the book isn't out, but I will try to help with the reality in this thread.

My understanding is that these elves were created by Teclis but ran away and hid for thousands of years, apparently underwater.

The are flying because there would not be an AoS army that is restricted to underwater battles.

Mithril or Dolphin-forged armor or whatever it is would not rust, so there is no problem there.

Those are not sharks, they are some kind of sea serpent or eel, so its not Elves riding sharks. I have actual shark riding miniatures from Arduin, but they are goblins and they are riding actual flying sharks, not whatever those things are.

Centurio Prime23 Mar 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

I do see that in one picture there is a mount I didn't notice that has a shark tail and toothy mouth, so maybe there are some actual sharks being ridden. Looks like the majority are eels or whatever though :)

Griefbringer23 Mar 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

I do see that in one picture there is a mount I didn't notice that has a shark tail and toothy mouth, so maybe there are some actual sharks being ridden.

That might just be the hammerhead for a larger range of sharks.

And don't forget that flying shark models may also be useful for anybody planning on playing games based on the Sharknado movies.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

Curious: can you elaborate on "Dolphin forged armor"? Intriguing idea! Wondering what it could be/how it might be done? Cheers!

Centurio Prime23 Mar 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

Dolphin-forged is just something I made up off the top of my head, sorry

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

I was looking to see some non-dark elves, but I think these guys look kinda dark.

They're very pretty, though the only ones I really like are the first couple of eel riders. I don't care for the bald.

I suppose they are intentionally trying to get away from the high elf look, but that's the only thing that might have tempted me. Except I wouldn't have bit, since I like my LotR high elves. Will there be more, different elves (or Aelves or whatever) in the future?

andy

altfritz23 Mar 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

Never heard of these guys before, but VERY cool looking! I may actually invest in an army! :-O

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