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    Hi because we got today third article on GW I decided to create this thread to keep clean list of new additions.

    11 May 2020
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    Old World Update: Bears!

    A few weeks ago, we saw an early look at one of the factions that’s in the works for the return of Warhammer’s Old World – the cold northern nation of Kislev. Today, we’re taking a look at one of the thematic aspects of that force: bears!
    Kislev is a cold and hard country which forms a natural border between the Empire of Sigmar and the Chaos tainted-lands further north. Between the chill winters and constant threat of marauding enemies, the people of Kislev are hard and constantly ready for battle, and they use all the meagre resources of their country to their advantage… including the most abundant of their native animals. As an added bonus, they’re a bit fierce too.

    Many heroes of Kislev tame great bears and ride them to war. Forming a bond with their mighty beasts is not easy, but for those who do, it is lifelong – indeed, legend says that when Tsar Boris died, his loyal bear guarded his corpse for a day and a night before disappearing into the snow. Some of you might actually remember this classic model of Boris riding his bear from years past…

    We can’t wait to see the bear cavalry that will be coming to Warhammer: The Old World. They’re a long way from being models yet, but we’ve secured some stunning concept sketches of what you’ll be able to expect.

    This is only the beginning. Even though this game is quite a ways off yet, there’s loads of cool stuff to see over the coming months, and we’ll keep bringing you these awesome nuggets of what you can expect as the project progresses. Sign up to the Games Workshop newsletter to stay up to date, and keep an eye out for more news soon.

    Ice Guard of Kislev
    23 March 2020
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    The Old World: Ice Guard of Kislev

    One of the coolest aspects of returning to the world-that-was is the opportunity to revisit certain aspects of its classic lore and delve into them in greater detail than ever before. A perfect candidate for further investigation is the harsh, frozen realm found to the north of the Empire – Kislev, the land of the Ice Queens. To that end, let’s take a look at a project that’s currently in development…

    Putting the Class into Classic

    The people of Kislev were renowned as being among the finest horsemasters in the world – and for giving a frosty reception to Norscan raiders and the hordes of Chaos who frequently invaded their land. They also had two iconic cavalry units in their Ungol Horse Archers and Kislevite Winged Lancers. Do you remember these miniatures from many years past? They’re so old, we reckon they were around during the last Ice Age…
    Ungol Horse Archers Kislevite Winged Lancers

    One new unit that’s in the early stages of development is set in the Ice Court – the seat of the ruling Tsar or Tsarina. Known as the Ice Guard, they’re an elite fighting formation of warrior women, equally skilled with bow and blade. But where they differ significantly from the other Kislevite units we’ve seen in the past is that they’re able to channel the elemental magic of their realm in a similar manner to their Ice Queen – the most powerful practitioner of this unique form of sorcery. Here are some awesome pieces of concept art for the Ice Guard, courtesy of Forge World’s Mark Bedford.

    Cool, huh?
    Judging by the enchanted ice that wreaths their blades and arrow tips, we reckon they’ll make for some cold-hearted killers on the battlefield…
    The Old World is still a long way off, but it certainly makes you wonder what else Kislev might have in store. In any case, if you’d like to learn more about Kislevite culture, be sure to read the Black Library Hall of Famer Riders of the Dead by Dan Abnett. Graham McNeill’s With Ice and Sword and David Guymer’s Gotrek and Felix novel Kinslayer are also fascinating reads, revealing the fate of Kislev during the apocalyptic End Times.

    Old World Cartography
    6 February 2020
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    Cartography in the Old World

    You’ve seen the logo and we’ve hinted about what is to come, but today we’ve got another teaser for you – a work-in-progress of a new map of the Empire in the world-that-was…

    To learn more about how the map was created, we spoke to Forge World artist and budding cartographer Louise Sugden.

    Louise: With so much excitement having been generated by the announcement of this project, it was quite the privilege to be involved, but it also came with quite a lot of (entirely self-imposed!) pressure to get it right. This led to me checking as much reference material as I could find to ensure that all the geographical locations were as accurate as I could make them. It’s been a lot of fun capturing the fantastical feel of the Old World, but this is only a taste of things to come – there’s still loads more to be added!

    Thanks, Louise! But that’s not all – check out this video below…

    Well, those look new…
    Louise (left) and Holly Goodwin (right) – who worked on the heraldic shield designs – pore over their creation.

    It’s still early days for the Old World project, but it’s great to see things already starting to come together! Over the coming months, we’ll keep you up to date with news from the project as it continues to take shape, including the lore, art, rules, and eventually… new models.

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    Bears! Nicely compiled, +rep

    Are they doing this to provide more substance for game 3
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    My first idea was that one article is mostly about Ice Guard/Ice Magic which is implying Katarina and second article about bears hinting Boris.

    CA probably has tons of material for Chaos Deamons, Chaos Dwarfs, CA would probably ask GW to work primary on stuff that are needed sooner rather than on stuff that can wait 1-2 years from CA point of view. This for me implies Kislev might be pre-order race as CA will start work on pre-order soon. There is maybe just one more Lord Pack (around November) and then pre-order must be in production. So now it is probably in early pre-production,concept art for which colaboration with GW would be the best. Especially as what we see are concept arts

    (im not convinced Kislev has enough stuff for Core factions or even 4 LL for bigger race pack. Adding one Cylostra why not but getting at least two more characters...where to put them? What difference..Kislev never was major global player. It is in my eyes Norsca style faction with 2 great LL )

    EDIT: just to demonstrate things. We are just getting Eltharion in DLC in TW... while at the same time he is coming to AoS
    The models are of course night and day. AoS has new version....but point is GW and CA clearly working together to promote both stuff. More likely CA was willing to re-shuffle LPs so Warden/Paunch is coming now. Just remember as before Shadow/Blade everybody was 100% sure Eltharion/Grom are coming....they were,just later... So what if now GW is helping out by dishing concept art so CA can use official stuff to create TW stuff in turn?
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