Heresy Unleashed: Have AoS Battletomes something to offer?

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Knight of the Lady
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:39 am

As many of us know the old army books, and other books, of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle game are becoming, in my experience, harder to get hold of, and I don't have a full library of them already :(, and for that reason I would ask if someone have an opinion on if the Battletomes of Age of Sigmar have any useful information in them that can be mined for games in the Old (or beyond that part) World? I am talking about characters, magical stuff, factions etc. that can justify getting hold of the Battletomes?
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Hyarion
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:31 pm

Full disclosure, I've only flipped through the Sylvaneth Battletome briefly and that is the limit of my experience with them.

I think they will be supremely useful if/when C7 gets around to publishing the Age of Sigmar RPG. What I saw was really useful for helping to set the tone both for the characters as well as the different worlds of Age of Sigmar in a similar way to how the old WFB Armybooks are useful for WFRP games.

I also think they may be of some use for niche things like the Sylvaneth in WFRP. Dryads/Treemen didn't get much description from a fluff standpoint in the old Wood Elf Armybooks. Now that they Sylvaneth are essentially their own faction, it may be possible to glean some info for an Athel Loren heavy campaign.
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Knight of the Lady
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:23 pm

Hyarion wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Full disclosure, I've only flipped through the Sylvaneth Battletome briefly and that is the limit of my experience with them.

I think they will be supremely useful if/when C7 gets around to publishing the Age of Sigmar RPG. What I saw was really useful for helping to set the tone both for the characters as well as the different worlds of Age of Sigmar in a similar way to how the old WFB Armybooks are useful for WFRP games.

I also think they may be of some use for niche things like the Sylvaneth in WFRP. Dryads/Treemen didn't get much description from a fluff standpoint in the old Wood Elf Armybooks. Now that they Sylvaneth are essentially their own faction, it may be possible to glean some info for an Athel Loren heavy campaign.
It sounds reassuring that there is stuff to get.

I guess I'll have to be a bit picky about what to get and not to get in order to expand "my" Warhammer setting with new additions. Sylvaneth sounds like it could be an interesting addition to expand certain areas of the world with, and introduce new important characters, although still beneath the traditional top-dogs, so that the players' won't be able to predict or already know all things in the great scheme of things.
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Orin J.
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:50 pm

aren't sylvaneth not dryads but elf souls in what effectively amounts to tree versions of the 40k wraithguard? i recall being in a discusson about dryads and some Ao$ player running their mouth before having to shut him up about that.
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Hyarion
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 am

So I took a look, they are definitely not elf souls. There are some references to the "protectors" of the mythic past aka the old world, but those are just half remembered things and legends (like how the old protectors used to rally around cloth banners).
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Knight of the Lady
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:04 am

Interesting, I guess the only way to find out is to get hold of a copy and see where that leads me.
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