Last week Privateer Press seemed to nail down the final form of summoning.So to summon Horrors, Infernal Masters have to do the following:Spend the Essence costSacrifice a Marked Soul within 12" (Infernal Master CMD RNG)Place the Horror where the Marked soul used to be.In addition to this, the Cultists are no longer Marked Souls and only the characters and the Wretches have Marked Souls. The summoned horror still starts with 1 essence and loses its combat action.To make up for this balancing cost in losing strong support solos, Privateer Press also buffed:Horror combat statsCultist costs (to make them cheaper again). They can still be sacrificed for essence but cannot be the locus point of a horror.Horrors by giving them passive effects that give them a role for when they arrive on the table.And Regna has some of her own rules changes that I'm not getting into here. A benefit of this form of summoning is that, well, you're getting better horrors than you did for the whole middle part of the test, an
Funny to Me
If you're not familiar with the concept, Privateer Press is known for the formula fluff != rules (fluff does not equal rules) meaning that thinking through various interactions sometimes you have to let go of the picture in your mind and go with whatever the rules say to do. A famous example was that in Mk2, warjacks would go out if you knocked them down in the water. However, even though Myrmidons and Stormclads didn't have actual furnaces (weird elf tech and storm chambers, respectively), if you knocked them down they didn't get back up again.So is the case with the current testing rules for Valin Hauke, a key Infernals solo.The rule/fluff interaction in question?Valin Hauke has an ability called Brother's Keeper, the same ability that Exemplar Gravus of the Protectorate of Menoth has. Infernals cannot be knocked down or be made stationary.Among the models that can't be knocked down includes himself.Valin Hauke is a Fallen Knight.And he can't be knocked down.But he has fallen.So is Valin Hauke like a
The other day my son lost something that we couldn't find, so after 5 years we finally moved the couch to look behind it.Over the years my son would find my dice and tokens, bring them upstairs, and hurl them into the hard to reach space behind the couch in the corner.I stopped retrieving them after a time because they kept ending up back there, but finally I think he's old enough to stop irritating me...in this way.Pictured above: 5 years of his wake of terror.Let's see what the next five years brings. Maybe I'll find some Space Marines back there!
I once hinted about this story, but it came up recently in an online conversation so I'll post it now. I've probably posted about it on social media before.I was at a convention where I spent some money on miniatures. I won't go into any figures here, but if you're in the hobby, then you know what the damage can be. Usually about a couple hundred bucks or more unless you're one of those odd people who manage to somehow wait to buy stuff later.(I actually try to as much as possible, but this event had some stuff I wanted to paint)What was unusual at this convention was that they didn't have bags for us, so they went and got plastic bags like you get at the grocery store. Given that none of us knew this when we got in line, we didn't think to leave the line and, oh, get bags from our hotel room.Purchases made, I took my bag of stuff down to the gaming area and looked around.In one hand I had a plastic bag of models.My son was with me and we were looking around."Hey dude!"There were a lot of people in the gaming