MUST SEE: Warhammer Player Burns Army!!!

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Don’t try this at home!  One wargamer takes his opinions to the extreme with fiery results!

 

Ok so a few points here:

1) Don’t play with fire folks, and that is NOT the recommended use of lighter fluid.

2) I’m not one to have emotions running THAT hot.  I’m sure someone on eBay would have paid hundreds for an army that big.

3) Some folks in the world can handle change better than others.

4) There is profanity and loud music – it might be best to use headphones, or keep the volume down at work…

Fasten your seatbelts folks – HERE WE GO!

 

Death Holy Death Mourns

Video description:

“This video is Death, Holy Death’s final opinion on AoS & GW. This video is not for the faint of heart. Close this video if you are easily offended, Really love GW, work for GW, or like AoS. you’ll only get hurt.”

Now we certainly don’t suggest this course of action, and to be honest are seeing the community accepting Age of Sigmar in an ever more positive light day by day. But to each his own…

~I’m SURE you have thoughts on this one…

  • larry coconut

    How silly, and rather sad. It would be better to wait to see if the rules change, use the models to play an older version or another game (Kings of War), or just sell it.

    • Total overreaction combined with fishing for attention.
      This reaction is that of a child and not that of a grown up human.

      • Satyan Patel

        Actually a child would have shrugged his shoulders and created his own game of miniatures vs army men. If he wanted to upset GW he would have put them on EBay for pennies “Buy It Now” option. Instead he just assisted GW in making more money.

        • Stegtastic

          A couple of friends and I were discussing this yesterday and it took us all of 5 seconds to come up with the same answer.
          If he wanted to piss off GW all he had to do is sell the set on eBay and make a nice load of cash rather than burn them. Cause GW would be so upset (by burning them), “oh no, someone has spent years buying and painting our stuff, then burnt them cause they’re so upset. I guess we should give them their money back!”.
          What an idiot.

      • Beyond Boredom

        He’s a child of the Internet.

    • BrianDavion

      the hilarious thing is GW’s proably happy with this as it means no ones buying those minis on ebay

      • CoffeeGrunt

        Yeah, they got their money, he could’ve shoved them up his jacksie for all they care…

        • Justin Adams

          There is an aspect of this that is being missed. If he plays Kings of War or 2nd edition fantasy or age of sigmar with his models he already bought people see them, and it lures them toward giving gw money. He quit and destroyed it to stop that. Which is fair enough but he is an idiot.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Wait, what?

        • Scott Staten

          He could have bought how much Black Hair Dye and Mascara with the money from an E-bay sale?

      • Porky_Poster

        I’m not so sure that would be the only factor. Seeing them vanish like that on a sheet of wood in the grass makes a collection suddenly seem relatively small and ephemeral, possibly exacerbated by the sense of how light plastic is. The impression of miniatures as stable masses, potential investments worthy of investments of time and energy, and to stand the test of time, fades a little and may mean less inclination to spend among people who value that, consciously or otherwise. If this video goes more fully viral, hundreds of thousands of potential customers could end up being influenced.

    • euansmith

      He’s a knob if he actually did it and… a knob if he actually didn’t… What a knob.

      • Ebon Hand

        Does he have 2 wounds and a powerklaw?! :DDDDD

        • euansmith

          I see wot u did dere! HA HA HA HA HA HA!

      • Xodis

        Look at the bright side, a common enemy (an idiot) usually can combine the worst of enemies. Maybe AoS will be given a “chance” now lol

    • Woloba

      Totally silly. He wouldn’t have needed the fire, there’s no hydra that could regenerate in that army.

      • Porky_Poster

        Odd that he chose fire and not, say, a hammer. Maybe it’s the cleansing flame trope in the fiction that tipped it.

    • kaptinscuzgob

      *shrug* its not my money hes wasting

  • Alexander Lucard

    There are crazy people in every fandom. Here is one of ours.

    • Alhazred TheMad

      I will not claim him.

  • These are the bitter, crazy fans that GW needs to lose. Good riddance.

    • evon

      well GW’s doing a damn good job of losing them.

      • CoffeeGrunt

        Thank God.

      • Hiphopopotamus

        Are they? Fantasy articals could barely push past single comment digits on bols in the past. Now they are averaging over 200 since aos. I don’t know what to make of that but they certainly haven’t lost them yet, if anything I’d say there is renewed interest. But like you I’m purely speculating.

      • Camoron

        Gaining others though. I’ve never play fantasy before but I’m going to now because this game looks very interesting.

  • Carlill
    • CoffeeGrunt

      I keep meaning to watch this show, (Spaced, not the Phantom Menace.) 😛

      • Hiphopopotamus

        Dude this show is awesome I remember watching it on TV years ago, very short series though. Robot wars episode is great

        • CoffeeGrunt

          I love the guys involved in it, mainly for the Cornetto Trilogy. 😀

      • Parthis

        Oh man, close this browser window and go and rent Spaced right now. It’s just so, so good.

        • CoffeeGrunt

          I have the DVDs, just never got around to them. I’ll give it a watch while painting during the week. 🙂

  • Jay

    Reminds me of the WOW kid attacking his own butt in a video a few years ago when he rages.

    • Fabulous

      Clearly Slaanesh took a hold of his cognitive reasoning

  • Warrior_of_Sound

    khorne approves!

  • Matthew Wilkinson

    Please stop giving this guy the internetz

    • Woloba

      Praise tzeench for all the nerdrage he has created among fanboys and haters!

  • Ross Gustafson

    I did that once many years ago. Regretted it within a few months.

    • evon

      I did it shortly after a landraider came damn close to 100 bucks, found pathfinder with some friends, have not regretted it for a damn minute.

  • MasterGideon

    Wait that make no sense, why would you burn your collection in protest of a new edition/direction. Would he have done the same if GW suddenly went bankrupt over night (far worse imp) least you can still play ANY edition with those models…I’ve got over 140 Deathwing Terminator, full Raveneing company and a Battlle company. Not played in years but would never burn them…pass them down to your children or nephew/nieces….Jesus what a over reaction.

    • Stan

      I actually think it would have been better for GW to go out of business before they had a chance to destroy the settings.
      After all didn’t most of us worry at one time or another that Hasbro would buy GW and destroy the settings in a quest for a quick profit?
      Well what GW is doing on their own is just as bad if not worse than anything WoC would have done, lol.
      Sometimes dying with grace beats clinging on when you are way past your prime.

      • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

        I don’t understand the whole “destroying the setting” thing change doesn’t have to mean worse, it doesn’t have to mean better either, I mean its your opinion and you have a right to it I just don’t understand why to some people just cause something changes it is suddenly worse

        • Stan

          I don’t understand why some people think change for the sake of change is progress or good.
          I also don’t understand why a company thinks it can take a giant dump on its customer base and not expect backlash.

          • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

            Without change for changes sake as you put it things get old and dull, if they didn’t change anything except when they had to then they wouldn’t make new models, until the old ones didn’t sell anymore, they wouldn’t make new units for existing armies, they wouldn’t make new rules unless they added in a new faction, which they wouldn’t do unless something outside changed so that they needed it

          • Stan

            There is a big difference between exploring new story lines and destroying an entire setting.
            GW didn’t “need” to do what they did, there were other ways to make WFB more welcoming to new players.
            The course GW took with End Times and AoS seems to reflect GWs utter contempt for their customer base and IP.

          • Bigwebb

            Really stan really!!!!

          • CoffeeGrunt

            They’ve been losing players since 6th Edition, and neither 7th nor 8th have pulled it back.

            They tried. If 7th and 8th were the millions of Guardsmen thrown into the grinder to try and turn the tide, AoS is the Exterminatus come to end all the struggling quickly and mercifully…

          • Fabulous

            but GW did not destroy ye old setting, they just moved it forward, nothing in the past has ceased to be, it literally moved forward…Nagash is no longer a necromancer etc… he is a literal god of death, that is moving forward not destroying things, Sigmar is back, that is moving forward not destroying etc etc

          • Fabulous

            It was not change for the sake of change, it was change because clearly Fantasy was a dying product of heirs, 40K sold more, so they made a radical change, look at this way, Fantasy has never been so talked about since AoS… “”even bad press is good press”””

          • Shawn

            For GW to have a customer base, means that people have to be buying models. Therefore, since no one is buying fantasy models, there is no customer base for GW to take a big dump on.

            IF Fantasy was selling in any where 40k does, then they wouldn’t have made a new game because GW would then have a customer base for Fantasy.

          • Mike Linke

            “Customer base” doesn’t seem like an appropriate term for what they were. The models weren’t selling in quantities large enough to justify GWs attention.

      • BrianDavion

        GW’s not turned AOS into a collectable minis game so it’s not as bad as it could have been under WOTC

        • CoffeeGrunt

          “Better hurry up and sell off that army little Timmy, it’ll be out of rotation and illegal in Standard play in three months!”

        • Stan

          Actually according to some of the rumors that is exactly what GW intends to do with AoS.
          Release limited edition box sets/books with limited edition models.

      • Ebon Hand

        They already made the setting. It can’t be unmade or destroyed, my collectors edition 8th edition rulebook is intact and perfect in all its 5 inch thick, embossed glory. The setting is what you the player make of it, and once you buy it, no one can take it away from you.

    • silentRaven

      Have you played Chaos Space Marines? Games-Workshop (Phil Kelly especially) has FAILED THIS CITY, and there isn’t some guy to shoot them with arrows. I understand where this guy is coming from-I’ve burned a chaos army before.

      Yes I regretted it-because I could have used them as Loyalists, but it was very cathartic.

  • Sputnikwriter

    Why didn’t he just make an amusing stop-motion Youtube series with them?

    • This is actually a fantastic idea.

      • Valourousheart

        too late now!

  • Ben

    Yeah.. cause this is going to work.. Let’s show GW how we feel by acting like an irate man-child… good lord man.. It’s a game of toy soldiers,.. you could have played 8th forever and not jumped onto the AOS bandwagon.

    • Spacefrisian

      Nah he is grumpy and doesnt do such stuff. (didnt see any rules book being burned)

    • BrianDavion

      thing is GW doesn’t care eaither. honestly this is a bonus for GW. they’re not getting any of his money eaither way, and at least this collection won’t end up on Ebay

      • Ben

        cynical and hilarious at the same time.. here good sir, have an up vote.

        • BrianDavion

          the sad thing is, I wasn’t saying that with any intent to be funny. it’s honestly the truth. if the guy is this angry over AoS, he’s not gonna be buying new product anyway, and this way he’s just removed those models from circulation. the used minis market is proably GW’s biggest compeition

  • Pony Danza

    This exact behavior exists in other areas. Anyone remember the dude that smashed the iPhone pre-release? It was just a troll to get people to pay attention to his youtube channel. Its the same trick entertainers have used since the beginning of time: find something that people are passionate about and destroy it for views.

    • CoffeeGrunt

      Ah yes, I remember the beginning of time, when people used to work for YouTube views. Was tougher back then, cats hadn’t evolved yet so you had to play the T-Rex selfie game.

      Many brave Youtubers died to get us to where we are today. Viva el Pewdie.

      • Jice

        Sarcasm aside, it’s really not a new concept either.

        Edison electrocuted an Elephant to try and discredit Tesla and to promote his Direct current.

        Rail companies set up two trains to crash into each other to attract an audience, which ended up killing some of them.

        Over the Niagra Falls in a barrel anyone?

        Nelly Bly going around the world in 80 days,

        Over the channel in a balloon, Atlantic in a Row Boat, Lion vs Bear fights…people have been doing stupid stuff for popularity well before YouTube was a thing.

  • EdgarRoutine

    stupid is as stupid does

  • Pointed Stick

    I feel really sorry for this guy. he obviously has issues, but I hate seeing loved collections be damaged, binned etc. he will regret it soon enough.

  • vikin

    Well, at least every model now has the same colour instead of the fully / partially / undercoated / new from blister look.

  • Bill

    Honestly, I can see some of the folks at GW being happy about this. Let’s assume that 10% of all Fantasy players are so upset with Age of Sigmar that they want nothing to do with GW. If this 10% sell off their armies to new players, then these new players will not be giving their money to GW. If this 10% burns their armies, then new players have no recourse but to buy new GW stock.

    • evon

      You aren’t going to see that 10% new players, GW is now only for the rich.

      • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

        Yeah all those free rules for the old armies totally makes this new game only for the rich

  • Tom Koschka

    I hope he had an official permission to start this fire.

  • Loupis Cannis

    Total muppit , good ridance , no loss!

  • Mathias Vilhelmsson

    So, what is it that’s making so many people upset with AoS?

    • Hiphopopotamus

      The fact that its a starters rule set, that they don’t have the patience for the main rules to come out yet, even though they can happily play 8th until then, they would rather vocally be loud,whine about the rules as they are now, cause Duh! it is not the full rule set and anyone with half a brain can see that. But trying to explain this to them is met with denial and hostility, so they would rather burn their toys instead… basically…

      • Mathias Vilhelmsson

        Soooo…. They’re throwing a tantrum?..

        • Hiphopopotamus

          a tantrum yes, a pathetic one at that

      • John Spangler

        You do know that there are no “main rules” coming, right? What we have is the core of what it is. They will tack on mass-battle additions and other such small gestures, but the rotten foundation that is Age of Sigmar is what the rest of that building will be built on.

        • Hiphopopotamus

          doesn’t matter how they do it, release it as a book or advance it as a living rule set, the fact of the matter is, its going to be expanded into a full rule set. People just need to be patient.

          • Xodis

            People have complaints but instead of the “How about we go back to measuring from the base so our spearmen dont HAVE to be modeled with spears out to be effective, and I can make them look freaking sweet”
            we get
            “OMG its so BAD, its garbage, I hate it etc etc etc…”

      • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

        Actually its the fact that multiple sources say these ARE the only rules and they don’t like them

        • Xodis

          But he keeps going off on the old rules that were also described as going away and a final bye bye to the old armies. The only rules that are “never going away” are the 4 pages of basic rules. His complaints are based on how the OLD ARMIES work with those rules…again its just silly temper tantrums, very amusing though.

          • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

            I am not defending him, or this train of thought actually, I like to play devils advocate and try to explain the reasoning behind a side even if I don’t agree with that side, with that said another complaint that you kinda play into is that once they start coming out with new stuff for the armies in AoS it has been hinted at that the older stuff will be phased out so people might have to buy whole new armies when their faction comes around

          • Xodis

            Cause that hasn’t happened how many times before? Ask Squat players, 3e CSM, etc how they deal. Im not saying its right (I hate it too), but it’s not like its new.

            When you buy an army (or support any game) for an edition, you buy it for that edition. If later on it goes away, it sucks I know, but you can still play it with the same people who bought it before.

            MtG has a very successful tournament scene, and that also includes previous versions of the game. 40K (and I assume WHFB) is already requiring tons of alterations to “balance” things between players. No harm in fixing your own 4e, 3e,etc rules.

            Just so many answers to this “issue” without resorting to self loathing rage.

        • Hiphopopotamus

          I don’t pay heed to rumours much anymore, how often are any of them right? now don’t get me wrong they do get stuff right, but mostly its when the releases are a few days to a week from pre-order. Anything before that is like 90% incorrect or some really good or obvious guesses. Gone are the times when people could predict with accuracy a few months before, the accurate rumours are always just before something is about to go up for pre-order.

          Therefore i’m going on what i know, look at the warscrolls and look at the keywords and referenced rules we don’t have yet.. I’d take logic and evidence over any rumours any day, the proof is there for you to look at yourself.

    • Stan

      GW destroyed the entire WFB setting, and game mechanic.
      Just to replace it with a half finished skirmish game.
      Then to put the icing on the cake GW instituted moves that promise to invalidate the entire model range and it seems they even changed the scale.
      Now it seems GW are hinting that they are going to destroy 40K in a like manner.
      Well, frankly to hell with GW.

      • zeno666

        Amen!

  • Jason Woolf

    What a baby.

  • Badgerboy1977

    I think you mean: Idiot sets fire to his own property for no real reason…

    • Ben

      so basically Detroit and Ferguson in a microcosm…

      • Porty1119

        Precisely.
        Lemme tell you, flying into STL over multiple blocks of burnt-out buildings- and wondering if my flight would be cancelled due to errant small-arms fire closing the airport- that made the whole shabang feel like Baghdad circa 2005 or so.

        • Ben

          I actually flew into St. Louis during near the tail end of the Ferguons riots for work. We had to travel about 2 hours to Jackson for training. After waiting 45 minutes to get our rental car, we ended up leaving and they ended up locking down the airport just after we left due to a “scare” of some variety.

          People are idiots…

  • Stan

    Obviously more accelerant was needed…

  • sjap98

    He really needs AoS models now!

  • Frederic Madore

    Totally agree with this guy, the reaction is a bit harsh but I share his views. GW does not give a f%#< about us. I gave them money for CSM, eldars, IG and more and i saw them destroy lots of my armies because they want to sell their new stuff.

    Yes you can tell that I am not the kind of fan GW NEED, then you are right. When you realize (one day) that they do not give a f?!%# about you, you will switch.

    I have never been more happier than since I have started playing warmachine. Here is a game that is balanced and a company that cares about their players.

    Yes I am bitter, i had hope for so long that they would produce a balanced game but they are incapable of such thing. And when you spend as much money as I have (5 complete armies) only to see them destroy some of these it simply pisses me off. How many of us have seen Gw, change the rules of good models only to sell the new stuff?

    I am off, no i am not burning my armies but they are being sold as we speak. And one thing for sure is that there are a lot of poeple that feels the same way…almost every warmachine player is an old pissed off GW customer and the meta is groing day by day.

    Good job GW, at least Privateer press gives me the impression that they care about us. I would have bought all armies….not happening anymore…

    • zeno666

      Welcome to Warmachine 🙂

      • Frederic Madore

        More than happy to have made the switch amazing and fun game. I am not burning anything just selling my stuff to by Privateers press.

        • Gridloc

          I did same and its been amazing. Good rules, models are great, always games and tournaments everywhere… Knowledge of upcoming releases, and a company who supports the community.

        • Hiphopopotamus

          at least you are handling it with more grace than the guy on the vid..

          • Frederic Madore

            Ohh that was not very hard to do…:) I still need my weekly injection of wargaming, I just found a game that satisfies my views on wargaming and where my money does not goes to waste. Not even talking about the prices….

          • Hiphopopotamus

            tbh i think most people are overreacting about this, my advise is keep the models until we actually see the full fledged rules, then make your decision, hate to see all that time and money spent go to waste

          • Frederic Madore

            My decision was made weeks ago, even before AoS was out. they only thing that could convince me is to proove to me that this company can make a balanced game and that my friend is impossible. They simply can’t….take 40k for example, anybody that claims that this game is balanced clearly does not know what they are talking about.

            Trust me when I say that i regret because you have no idea now much I like this universe, I love it, I just can’t stand how they treat us anymore….I am done. It is only when I joined warmachine that I realized how there are a lot of poeple feeling like me…

      • Spacefrisian

        Warmachine Hordes doesnt seem to catch on at my LGS, kind of a shame…they played a similar game named Godslayer instead (like wut the).

    • Orodruin

      I don’t blame you for leaving the game, but how were your armies destroyed? CSM, Eldar, IG, and more are all still a part of the game.

      • Frederic Madore

        CSM are not what they use to be, they are not competitive unless you always use the same build, IG are ridiculous in maelstrom missions, Eldar are ridiculously overpowered etc….

        Try playing IG against a eldar or dark eldar army in games where you need to score point by grabbing different objectives. You can win yes but always playing an uphill battle is not fun.

        IG heavy vehicles armies against Necrons…lolll not even talking about this one…when the smallest of Necron warriors can wreck a land raider in one turn you know there are some rpoblems in terms of balance. Add to that the price of their models…wow….no wonder you see Chinese site popping all over the place…

        This is only my opinion and not trying to force it onto anybody.

        • Orodruin

          Oh I realize you weren’t forcing your opinion, I was just curious what you meant. I understand now.

        • An_Enemy

          “Try playing IG against a eldar or dark eldar army in games where you need to score point by grabbing different objectives. You can win yes but always playing an uphill battle is not fun.”

          Ok. So you want AV13/14 vehicles that move as fast as our AV10 open topped paper boats with T3/5+ MSU troops?

          Get a bit of a grip dude. You can’t have it easy every time.

    • Badgerboy1977

      Crikey, if warmachine is home to people like you and the guy in the video then remind me to never play that game ever (though I’m guessing they can’t all be GW hating reactionary’s).
      Life’s too short to spend it with self entitled grumpy souls like that.

      Either way neither the fluff nor the models grab me at all in that game (which is what does it for me personally, the actual game is a secondary concern though still important of course) so it was unlikely to happen anyway.

      • CoffeeGrunt

        To be fair, at least locally, not every WMH player is ex-GW and a hater of them, only a couple and they’re quiet about it.

        I personally find the game tedious and the models awful, so it never caught on with me.

        • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

          I don’t like skirmish games, not enough models on the field, I feel like if I lose 1 or 2 I won’t be able to win any more. Also I have always liked bigger battles with more units and larger vehicles. So making 40k more like apoc makes me VERY happy

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Yeah, I want to play Combined Arms I want artillery and aircraft supporting Infantry with tanks rolling up behind.

            Basically, I want the Guard. 😛

  • Shaun Reid

    One of the examples that the press would use to show wargame fans are pathetic.

  • deBodde

    “and to be honest are seeing the community accepting Age of Sigmar in an ever more positive light day by day. But to each his own… “

  • chris2155

    Yup, the game is really bad. Impartially through selling off two large armies through E-vilBay

  • ellobouk

    See ya, guy. Your kind of attitude will not be missed by the fantasy community, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.

    Seriously, when your number one beef is “I don’t wanna communicate with my opponent about having a fair game”, then maybe go scream abuse with the rest of the 12 year olds on LoL

    • Gridloc

      its not fantasy… why do people keep saying that… this is AoS.

      Its not the communication people are upset about. I talk to my opponents to, its about what people think is fair and the arguments it causes.

      Take for example. I want to try out a flying elf army. Now i take a few phoenix and dragons and a skycutter, etc. I get there excited to play, opponent says ‘nope i don’t think thats fair’ we don’t play at store, nobody else is there. I go home no game… awesome what did we solve? Sure i can reduce the army to nearly nothing till he feels ‘fair’ but thats not what i wanted to play, so now its either I feel like i’m wasting time or no game…

      • Porky_Poster

        This is life. But there’s often the option of making a counter-argument, which can include showing the senselessness of the lose-lose situation, to persuade the other player of your view and look for a reasonable compromise. Sometimes it’s doable, sometimes not. Sometimes the first failure means people walk away, but reflect on what happened and come back next time with a slightly different view. It adds a little frisson to the pick-up game, but that might be good for us.

      • CMAngelos

        The actual likely hood of that happening is going to be about the same as regular WFB game, somebody telling you “I dont wanna play your elves because elves” Can it happen, sure. Chances are though, your opponent in either case is a bit of a tool anyway.

  • Clarence Harrison

    Yeah, he showed them… idiot.

  • moonshadow101

    Surely GW will watch this video of an overgrown child doing something stupid and totally reverse course.

  • rrooster1977

    LMFAO! Awesome!

  • Guv’nor

    Wow what an idiot he has no respect for his own personal belongings how do you think he would handle some real problems. He needs a good slap and a bit of perspective in life

  • Horus84cmd

    Wow what a pathetic dick. Also in the light of alot of the general criticism around the game from people about the AOS being aimed children, he saw is being a huge child……A little ironic to say the least. The hobby in a whole it much better off with out this kind of narcissistic, elitist attitude!

    • Michael Gerardi

      Spot on. What the hobby needs is a lot more fanboys who say “How high?” when GW says “Jump!”

      • Horus84cmd

        First I honestly can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or intentionally being divisive. Second you assume I’m a “fanboy” in you’re statement, which has nothing to do with the point I was making in my comment. In fact I’d be pretty confident in extending my use of the term “the hobby” to include whatever “the hobby” could be for a group of enthusiast, from collecting stamps to being comic fan or playing a sport to being a amature astronomer. I don’t believe that anyone one of these groups of people would want that kind of attitude and caveman behaviour in their collective hobbies!

  • John Bower

    The words more money than sense readily spring to mind…

  • zeek203

    Thanks for polluting the environment, wasting money and destroying works of art (not yours, the sculptor’s. Your paintjob was awful) to show your displeasure with a rules set that you don’t even HAVE to use.

    • John Bower

      Not to mention the music sounded like Noise Marines on Crack. It made my ears bleed.

  • Gridloc

    With these models becoming obsolete, pretty sure they will be worth less than firewood, think this is more of an educational video on proper model burning technics when all the ‘GW defenders’ realize their old armies are now worthless with new releases.

    • John Bower

      Erm, they’ve already said they are still valid in AOS….

      • Gridloc

        Ahh, for now, they (FW guy) said as they advance they are pretty much making them obsolete.

        • Hiphopopotamus

          how many years is that going to take? perspective…

          • Gridloc

            good questions, could be years, could be months… Lets ask GW…

            oh thats right they don’t let us know anything.

            Their release schedule has rampped up. In addition from the changing of the front statue, i’m guessing GW has put a lot into AoS to help as profits (yes i know its still profit!) has been less and less each year. I expect to see many new models for the game in next couple months. Thats great for new games, I applaud them for that, but as new models comes out, i’m expecting to see less and less of the old armies hold value.

          • Hiphopopotamus

            how is this different from what they have been doing already, its very rare for people to be using models over 10 years old.. people update and add new models for their own collection all the time, old models get phased out and newer models for that same unit released looking fancier and better than ever..

            I get your point my argument is this has been happening for a very long time anyway. Whats different here is that people are more objectionable cause GW has came right out and said it, if they didn’t then no one would have cared, it would have been business as usual.

            I seriously doubt GW is gonna replace all those armies within 10 years even at the rate they have been releasing new models..

          • Gridloc

            You are correct there have been countless models that GW stops making rules for that pissed players off. Why many left the game, because of that simple fact. Now GW is saying all will be (in time). I am not saying its wrong, simply pointing out that it devalues your current models more so.

            Justifying their actions with previous wrong actions does not make it right.

          • Stan

            But it still stifles the consumer.
            GW is so tight lipped about everything, why?
            Lets say I was willing to give AoS a chance and wanted to get some miniatures from the old line that I never chose to buy before?
            After hearing the GW rep rumours I can’t bring myself to do it, as slow as I paint the models might be invalidated before I even used them in a game.
            At least GW used to behave in a consistent manner so their lack of communication wasn’t that bad, but now who knows what kind of stunt they will pull.

          • Hiphopopotamus

            Oh i admit GW has handled this badly, they could really take a note out of Square Enix’s book and see what communication with their fans has been doing for that company and their games over the last 2 years…

            GW needs to be pulled into the 21st century and being made aware that communication with fans is a good thing, instead of being afraid of the vocal minority who generally spout vitriol.. see the above video

          • Hiphopopotamus

            Well you have a great point. GW has handled this badly.
            However GW has always been tight lipped ever since they have gradually been getting rumours under control, anything in my experience that’s more than a week or two before a pre-order i wouldn’t listen to.
            As for the reps, they are notorious for knowing nothing, they are told on a week by week basis what to promote and that’s all they know, so taking a reps word as golden is a horrendous mistake.

            Now as for picking up a new army i would be very weary too, however its going to take them a long time to replace the army’s.My advise wait and see.
            AS for GW’s communication, its always been poor, that’s all i can really say on that.

  • RoboFrog

    I did something almost just as crazy. I mostly only care about playing with my best friends and brother so I bought all the armies and gave one to my brother.It cost me a fortune. I didnt buy it from GW though 🙂 I got it elsewhere. I loved fantasy and expect it will be alot like warmaster or man-o-war. Trying to buy those games is a nightmare so I just got everything now. GW will not take fantasy away from me.

  • Zuur

    Crappy paint job. Crappy player. Good riddance.

  • Spacefrisian

    Guy jumping to fast to conclusions…but if he wants attention he might as well get all his money together and burn that as well. (its pretty silly he closed the option to comment on his own vid on Youtube btw, so much for being mr tough and awesome.)

    • Hiphopopotamus

      of course he closed the comments, no one likes to be told what they are

  • Commissar Molotov

    I applaud his righteous zeal. If they’re inevitably going to be relegated to a dusty shelf in the closet, then why not send them out with a bang?

    • ronin_cse

      Because you could sell them for a few hundred bucks instead?

      • Commissar Molotov

        To whom, exactly? Are people really still buying miniatures for a dead game?

        • Firefly

          A dead game? The minis are supported.

          I haven’t spent any money in GW since the End Times begun. After AoS’ release, I now have a shopping list to put in order.. o_O

          • Commissar Molotov

            “Supported?” Hardly.

          • Firefly

            “Hardly.”? Hardly.

          • Commissar Molotov

            If a game tells you you have to grow a moustache to use a character’s rules, that’s not support. That’s a great big “f*** you.”

          • Firefly

            Nobody’s asking you to shave the franchise.

            Anyway, you may not like it but others do.

          • Ulfhedinn

            Not sure if your use of “shave” was intentional or not, but that made me laugh all day. Thank you for that!

          • CMAngelos

            Or, now hear me out, you could pull your head out of the serious cloud, tape on a fake one, have a laugh and enjoy something.

            Or just not use the handful of silly special characters.

            Because heaven forbid anyone anywhere put humor into a game, and ruin the seriousness of something that should be always super seriouspants all the serioustime.

          • Commissar Molotov

            There are better ways to tell people who have been helping to pay your salary for the last twenty years that you don’t have any time for them anymore. Heaven forbid you leave them with something vaguely playable, huh?

            Kinda like breaking up with your fiancee and then giving them a handshake with a “joy buzzer.” Oh, the laughs.

          • CMAngelos

            Not really sure how adding humor, and keeping minis they could have easily axed, is telling people they don’t have time for them anymore.

            And really.. ending a marriage or an engagement is equal to this? a Game… Kinda my point about the whole.. too serious bit..

          • Michael Gerardi

            For the umpteenth time: The idiot rules were NOT written to “put humor into a game.” They were added to discourage players from using their classic models in public. As ADMITTED by GW.

            But no doubt fanboys will continue quacking the “humor” line like good little duckspeakers.

          • CMAngelos

            Whoa, calm down there hotpants. Take your rage and funnel it into something constructive. As far as AoS goes, or Fantasy I’m a neutral party not a fan boy, and I sure as heck don’t flock to the newest GW product just because it’s GW.

            I doubt I’ll be playing AoS because I have no time to dedicate to it. However I did take the time to read the special rules for some of the characters. And I’m sorry, but they seem funny to me, it’s not my fault you seem to have a stick so far up your hind end that it’s managed to impale the fun center of your brain.

            And honestly? If a few silly special rules on a few hero characters is enough to make you feel too insecure to play plastic soldiers while having a laugh in a shop full of other grown men and women, as well as kids playing with their own plastic soldiers, card games and acting out D&D… you got some bigger issues that you might need looking into.

          • Michael Gerardi

            Amateur psychoanalysis won’t get you very far.

            Did you even bother to read the statement by the GW flunky who was blathering on about how GW now wants feedback? Well, in case you missed it, it’s given here:

            http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/07/age-of-sigmar-gw-turns-a-new-leaf.html

            Quote: “. . . he [the GW rep] said you might notice the new armies don’t have the stupid noises or imaginary friends. This is deliberate, its designed that you’ll only generally play the old stuff with your mates since it’s a bit embarassing to play in a public place.”

            Now, what part of “deliberate” don’t you get?

            Anyone who still characterizes the new idiot rules as merely “funny” is either in denial or repeating GW spin.

          • CMAngelos

            Oh I’m well aware of the article and that statement, but thank you for the attempted assault on my intelligence none the less, and I still stand by my own remarks. Being that if some rather silly flavor text on what are essentially some digital cards, are going to force you to stop playing with your plastic soldiers in public. You have problems, and I would say you’d be the “GW flunky” for doing exactly what they’re encouraging you to do and fleeing away from your old models entirely.

            In the end it’s a bloody game, if you can’t have fun with it, whether it’s WHFB, AoS, 40k, infinity, Warmahordes be it tournament or casual, whatever you chose, then go away and take your butthurt with you. Because quite frankly if you’ve forgotten how to laugh at something that’s genuinely silly? You’re the kind of person that’s crapping up the war gaming community as a whole regardless of what system or company you favor.

            Oh and just an FYI, until the rules physically force you to stop, they are just silly and funny, regardless of whatever there intended purpose may be. 🙂

          • Michael Gerardi

            Thank you for admitting that the intended purpose of the idiot rules is something other than “humor”. The first step is always the hardest 😉

          • Ulfhedinn

            I feel as though I should voice my opinion here. I’ve only started commenting today but I’ve been playing since 2008. I agree entirely with your attitude CMAngelos. Having played both 40k competitively and WHFB I personally welcome a lighter more humorous game. Not silly, but with more fun in it again. I started playing WMH when 40k got crazy with all the data slates, but WMH has its own list of crazy problems.Competitive WMH means owning the top teir lists and not playing the casters you like. I’ve been playing dropzone commander as my “balance competitive” game and even it has flaws, certain game types favor certain factions but its still the best so far for competitive play. No, I have been waiting for a fun large scale game, like 40K was when I started in 5th ed. Where me and my opponent could throw down 60+ models a side cause we didn’t care about blast weapons or vehicles, we played what we thought looked badass. I am very excited to play with huge numbers of models and silly characters rules that are all about the fluff. And I plan on using the model I already own regardless of age or appearance or competitivness. Me and my friends are excited for what we see as a large scale “beer and pretzel” fantasy to enjoy, not stomp the crap out of our opponents in tournys.

            In short I agree, I’m not going to be embarrassed by playing with old or outdated models. I’m already a college grad wearing a nerdy shirt with a bunch of other sweaty neck beard playing a game. Its a bit late to feel embarrassed.

          • Porty1119

            “If you like your old models, you can keep your old models.” Now…where have we heard this before?

          • Michael Gerardi

            Amen! Wish I’d written that 🙂

          • Hiphopopotamus

            I love people who go to critical extremes to argue a point. too good!! you either love or hate the 4th wall humour in the game.. I don’t like it much either, its not for everyone.. Roll a dice instead for the humour stuff, its that simple

        • ronin_cse

          Ummmm people on eBay? First off these models work fine in AoS, Second people can still play WHFB, and third models for stuff like “Battle Fleet Gothic” still sell really well because there is still a pretty active community for it. Would take like 2 minutes of research.

          Plus if you’re going to burn it you could list it for any amount of money and come ahead. Even $100 would be better than this.

          • Commissar Molotov

            It’s obviously worth more than that to him to burn them, isn’t it?

          • ronin_cse

            Yeah of course, which is what makes him an incredibly selfish idiot 😉

            Selfish because he could have given it away to someone who would have enjoyed it.

      • An_Enemy

        I can’t sell a box of Chaos Warriors on eBay for $20 with free shipping. WFB minis are not selling even at drastically reduced prices. Unless you’re lucky enough that the stars align and a fanboy plays that army. Of course, fanboys have plenty of minis by now.

        It’s the reason GW scrapped FBs on a smaller scale.

        • Porty1119

          Note to self: buy WFB minis on Ebay for when that same box NIB goes for $70.

  • Guv’nor

    Man i really want to slap this nob with his self righteous bull crap he must think he is so cool burning his toys and making a crap video about it. These are the soft turds that we need out of our hobby in fact id like to make you eat glass you apathetic monkey fart

  • nurglitch

    I feel that a person with real conviction would have set themself on fire.

    • CoffeeGrunt

      It would be pretty amusing to see him go out like a protesting Buddhist monk, but Youtube policies are very picky about that sorta thing.

      • Porty1119

        Put it up on Liveleak then.
        Of course, I’ve seen all sorts of f***ed-up gory videos on Youtube, so I guess they don’t really enforce the policy unless folks complain.

  • Wes Adie

    Bellend

  • Vman

    Wow, thanks for this video! no really, you see its like a wargame public service announcement. First thing I’m doing tomorrow is going out to get a smoke alarm! I have a ton of plastic like that all over my house and looks like it goes up just a little too well.

    Not quite sure where that places on the spectrum of nerd rage though. Militant fandom? radical nerdisum?

  • Ebsolom

    What an idiot! He could have auctioned them off for something useful like charity.
    Childish petulance.

  • J. Michael Hurst

    well that was dumb

    • Stan

      What was dumb, was buying the models in the first place when there were rumors of WFB impending discontinuation all over the internet.

      • Xodis

        No, intelligence and even the most basic of Anti-AoS comments could tell you that:
        A- You can always play the game you like playing, its not like GW came and took his books away.
        B- There are alternative games that would have welcomed those models into its fold.
        C- An investment in a hobby can be “reinvested” into a different hobby. Models, like books, can be traded, sold, and used for other hobbies.

        Dont defend childish antics just because you dont like something.

        • Jake Nolan

          Don’t knock them either. Sometimes a little shock value is good for greedy companies like GW.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Greedy? Seriously?

          • Jake Nolan

            35 – 42 US dollars for 5 infantry models? Oh yeah… definitely

          • CoffeeGrunt

            About the same rate as Infinity, that.

          • Jake Nolan

            And I don’t play Infinity for the same reason.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Fascinating.

          • An_Enemy

            Except five Infinity models is a playable army…whereas five 40k/WFB models isn’t even a unit in most cases.

            What’s up false equivalency? How’s your day been?

          • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

            Tau boxes you get 10 models for around $32, and the new skitarii inf a single box is a playable army

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Comparing prices model-to-model. I’m buying into Infinity for precisely the reason you stated, plus I can play Team Weeaboo for giggles.

          • Xodis

            Thats not shock value though, a public or even internet protest would do a lot better if the goal was to get GW’s attention.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    This is grim , there must have been hundreds of pounds of what looked like great looking well painted minis , what a waste.

  • Xodis

    LMAO, never understood why people do this. Spite over logic it seems.

    • Jake Nolan

      GW spites it’s own community, payback is fun. 😀

      • Xodis

        No a company never attempts to be spiteful to their community. The community just takes change very hard. Happens all the time with other games. This happens almost every edition, not sure why anyone is surprised,

  • Yup. CANNOT IMAGINE why gw wants new customers with long termers like this knob. Good riddance.

    • Jake Nolan

      They basically effed with their own customers over the years, you don’t do that. And his reaction was purely out of lols. If you take anger seriously, that’s your issue.

      • CoffeeGrunt

        I don’t see Alaric destroying hundreds of pounds worth or property?

        • Jake Nolan

          It WAS his property though. It was a statement. I’d burn the Barack Obama’s picture publicly sometimes if it wasn’t illegal.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            You sound incredibly mentally stable.

          • Jake Nolan

            Your prerogative to judge someone based on a comment in a blog post…

          • CoffeeGrunt

            When all you present yourself as are logical fallacies, bitterness and strange anti-Obama sentiment, it’s all I have to build a picture from…

          • Jake Nolan

            So that’s enough to judge me as a complete person though is it? Didn’t think so.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Nope, but it’s all I’ve got.

          • Porty1119

            That’s not illegal. You should see the crap folks said about Dubya ten years ago and try THAT on for size.

      • I dont take any of this s*it seriously so we good on that front 😉

        They didnt eff their customers, their customers turned into self righteous entitled dip s*its is all. Most, not all. Ive been in the hobby a while now so this is my own opinion based on real world experience, not regurgitated intwebz dweeb talk.

  • Stan

    Such actions are entirely unnecessary with Mantic wisely being easy going about using other manufacturers models in KoW.
    Good on them for that.

    • CoffeeGrunt

      GW started that way, it’ll be interesting to see where Mantic goes…

  • Alhazred TheMad

    This isn’t news, it’s a tantrum. Why are we giving this nut publicity?

    • Xodis

      Because he knows a guy who has a website.

    • Jake Nolan

      I enjoyed the video. Don’t have to like the d bag to like the video. I agree with everything he said really. He’s right you know, GW doesn’t care about it’s community, they don’t care about their rules, they just care about making money.

  • LordKrungharr

    I set my old metal Wulfen on fire trying to burn off the mold rubber that had stuck to them. Some hands and feet melted, but they found some hooks and blades in the bits box, so now they’re Wulfen Warp-pirates and all is well! That’s my firey miniatures story.

  • vlad78

    “Now we certainly don’t suggest this course of action, and to be honest
    are seeing the community accepting Age of Sigmar in an ever more
    positive light day by day. But to each his own…”

    From what I’ve seen, it’s more a trench war than anything else ATM.

    Anyway, AOS success will be measured by how many new people it brought to the game, not by the wfb community acceptance.

    And to be honest, I hate that game.

    • Necky

      This is so true. I have heard many people who havent played WHFB say they are excited for AoS. I talked to them and they are really happy that its just a loose ruleset. to each their own…

  • Sean

    Well at least someone nutted up instead of shutting up.

  • Victor Andres

    Anyone else having a rage-induced lapse of sanity should try “Warhammer Impact” before breaking out the lighter fluid:

    http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?57123-Warhammer-Impact-Like-Warhammer-but-with-more-IMPACT!

    Alternatively, you could always send me your models; I’ll even pay shipping!

  • Corey Bailey

    1. GW already made their money of the models your burning. Ur an idiot

    2. If that’s ALL of your fantasy models then you’re not really breaking anyone’s heart if you leave. Ur an idiot
    and finally..

    3. Anyone who does this prolly bought their models for less than half price off ebay so again, you’re not hurting GW

    Oh wait…..

    4. Next time instead of burning models like that you could just give them to a younger player. Heaven forbid these guys that claim to be the soul of the hobby actually do their part to support it!

  • Koszka

    This viking funeral would have been much better with a boat and some water though.

  • ronin_cse

    OMG some people over react waaayyyy too much. Seriously this is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. How much money did he literally just burn right there? Could have easily sold it and started something else.

    Really it’s probably for the best he’s out of the hobby, I’m sure he wasn’t fun to play with.

  • WellSpokenMan

    Nice to see the community can still get together. It just takes somebody doing something, really, really, stupid.

  • Tyler K Benson

    I hope he breathed in all the chemicals he just put in the air. His rant mentions GW’s IP borrowing from others IP. His whole rant was stolen. He could have donated that army to someone. He won’t be missed.

  • Matt

    It’s a shame really. He ruined a perfectly good piece of plywood. The wood still had some use.

  • Subbers

    I like to think this guy is just the ultimate role player, and he burned his army to simulate what happened in The End Times.

  • Carrie Bradshaw

    He should have taken one for the team and burned himself in front of GW hq.Perhaps then they would listen and give us back our game!

  • AircoolUK

    No-one tell him that 9th is out for Christmas…

  • Hagbard

    Thank god for Mantic

    • Jake Nolan

      Mantic is love, mantic is life… when they finally get around to Warpath that is.

  • Cucumberbatch

    Pathetic. Just give it to some random kid. if you don’t like it any more, someone will. This is just wasteful.

  • Firefly

    Why is everyone so upset?

    He was play-testing the Realm of Fire rules… 😉

  • Wilma Lang

    KoW was right there for him to embrace. 🙁

  • DUMBEST descision EVER!

  • Ebon Hand

    I burned my army too, but it was to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”. It was totally brutal.

  • houseofpaine

    Isn’t there a rule in AoS stating that if you set your army on fire that it gains Flaming Shield of Invincibility for the rest of the game?

    • That made me laugh. Good show, sir.

  • cthulhuchewtoy

    it’s about what I’d expect from a dude with the name Deathholydeath. whiner.

    • cthulhuchewtoy

      his neckbeard must be truly glorious

      • Jake Nolan

        You must be so awesome yourself, to call someone a neckbeard. Cthulu Chewtoy. rofl

        • CoffeeGrunt

          Are you the guy in the video, because you’re replying to everyone who mocks him in a very dogged manner…

          • Jake Nolan

            Nope, I just loved the video and agree with him. I have a right to defend it.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            You do, sport. But everyone else has a right to disregard your argument as biased.

          • Jake Nolan

            I am biased because I don’t spend money on this crap either anymore. That doesn’t mean I’m wrong to cheer on someone making a statement against GW either. They are a rotten company, and I’m not the only one who sees it that way.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            They’re not making a statement against GW.

          • Jake Nolan

            Um, did you actually watch the video?

          • CoffeeGrunt

            They raged for a bit, then burnt some stuff GW had already sold them. No-one at GW will listen, because no-one here in the fanbase is listening.

            There’s making a statement, and then there’s angsty whining.

          • Jake Nolan

            Of course GW isn’t listening, they don’t care to begin with. I don’t see the point YOU’RE trying to make. Angsty whining to you is someone else’s statement. I think a criminal is whining about being thrown in prison, but to you it could be a statement.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            A statement has a purpose, this tirade did not.

  • David Leimbach

    Crap, now he’s going to have to save up his allowance to buy more models when GW advanced rules come out.

  • Adam Murray

    What a idiot! Flog them on EBay and donate the money to charity if u don’t need it.

  • Emprah

    Chris chan played Warhammer? I never knew!

  • Nermrod Nemrod

    This guy has SERIOUS anger management issues….

    • Jake Nolan

      You must have a seriously warped perception of real life. This isn’t serious… do a search for “Violence in Africa” and see what real anger management problems are idiot…

      • CoffeeGrunt

        So what, we’re going to cancel all discussions on everything because you found a slightly larger issue.

        Tell the police that, so if a guy’s beating you down in the street we can remember not to help you, because Africa.

        • Jake Nolan

          I think burning models is a lot less of an “Anger Management Issue” than a public beating though. But feel free to exaggerate.

          • CoffeeGrunt

            I dunno, you didn’t define the Jake Nolan Hierarchy of Things We’re Allowed to Discuss.

          • Jake Nolan

            Nor would I define what anyone’s allowed to discuss. You’re trying to make me out as some Nazi, when I’m just stating facts as I perceive them. I think you’d ask anyone, burning a few plastic toys is much less of an “Anger Management Issue” than beating someone’s face in…

          • CoffeeGrunt

            Of course, but you’re the one comparing it to African troubles, so you started the silly, “who can think of the nastiest thing,” chain.

            Y’know, the line of thought that goes nowhere and achieves nothing…

      • Nermrod Nemrod

        Would you happen to be a troll of some kind ?

        I never even used the “violence” word, what this guy did has nothing to do with violence, I know my share about it thank you very much.

        What he DID though is a complete overreaction and shows a clear problem with managing one’s emotions, this is just a game for pete’s sake.

  • am1t

    I’m probably echoing the sentiment here …

    1) Totally unnecessary reaction given that GW hobbyists can still play 8th Ed WHFB, you do not have to jump in to AoS and abandon all your collection if you don’t want to.

    2) You can use your existing collection in AoS if you want to.

    3) I posted this elsewhere … but I went into my local GW store … IMO the new AoS models are really good … I have not played AoS to make a decision on whether it is ‘good’ or not.

    4) This video has been done to generate an ’emotional’ response … sadly given the number of comments, it seems to have worked. (Guilty).

    Let us draw a line under this useless BOLS article – while the video poster has every right to do what he wants with his models – this kind of reaction is a little over the top and irrational.

    Finally, ask yourselves a question … would you ever want to game with someone with this sort of mentality?

    • Michael Gerardi

      Yeah, actually I would. Because he’s passionate about playing HIS game. The game HE bought into. Not the game GW wants him to abandon his game in favor of.

      While I am 100% in favor of Oldhammer (and preferably 7th or earlier), it is very difficult to implement, given the bandwagon mentality GW has (unfortunately) instilled in so many players.

  • gregwild

    I find it ironic that so many people are calling AoS out for being child-friendly when man-babies like this dude are around.

    • Yoorba

      MAAANBABIES

      • Porty1119

        SAMMICH

  • Yoorba

    R’hllor is pleased. Because the night is dark and full of terrors

    • euansmith

      “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,.
      But I have promises to keep,.
      And miles to go before I sleep,.
      And miles to go before I sleep…”

      Oh, sorry, I’ve just remembered there is something I should be doing…

  • JJ

    Yep!

  • CainDaBomb

    Having just painted 3000 points (yes points) of dwarfs on £1 custom square bases which is only a GW army of around a year old, I feel rather sad. Really I have… I can now play a GW defined organisation list and learn a new rule set and army/unit rule list. GW have given me the options, play something or nothing and the something is a list where I buy more models to make the strict organisation structure I “need” to play.

    Same with 40k, I have an Ork army (made invalid with the new codex/formations) unless I want 100+ boys ££££

    New space marine codex, alright if you have the models to fit the GW army structure and oh yes you can buy 8 transports and get them for gaming free.

    Summoning is all the rage in A of S if you have the money.., oh sorry models…

    • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

      There is this thing called Unbound in 40k that allows you to field anything. You don’t have to use the ork Formations and can continue to use the standard Detachment in the BRB

  • Risto Olavi Welling

    More than decade with miniatures and still most of his models are barely glued together? Not so believable. He burned his 8 years old baby brothers army last year because brother accidentally dropped his greatly finished army center piece and now, year later, that work of mad big brother, is used to denounce rules that contains 4 page and still he did not understand them correctly.

  • 3dken

    Well, now he can use this army in an Endtimes game! Archeon destroys all!

  • CoffeeGrunt

    In a hobby that attracts a fair share of Manchildren, I think this guy was gunning for the trap prize of Most Entitled Whiner.

    Seriously. Sell them, give them away, something. It feels like he put this out to be a controversial video to harvest Youtube views.

    • Jake Nolan

      Or to make a powerful statement in something he believes in. Dude, you’re just mad that he’s right. 😛

      • CoffeeGrunt

        Powerful? I don’t think that word means what you think it means, kiddo.

        • Jake Nolan

          I love how you call me kiddo, sport and such. Makes you out to be a real mature person. 😛

          • CoffeeGrunt

            If that’s how you perceive it.

      • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

        It seems to me Jake that you are among the minority here.

        • Michael Gerardi

          Maybe not as small a minority as you think.

          And a minority of one can still be right.

  • ScionsOfThePrimarch

    take a look at this explains where i think GW is trying to take Fantasy…out of the Competitive WAAC type game it was and turn it into a game where friends sit down roll some dice and have fun
    http://www.corehammer.com/self-reflection-in-the-age-of-sigmar-brinton-williams/

  • AKOF

    Best Forging of End Times Narrative 2015.

  • Fabulous

    and this is why GW needed a whole new fanbase… this is just sad… sell it/donate to someone else for christ sake.. heck use it as garden ornaments

    • Jake Nolan

      They need a new fanbase because they abused and effed over their old one. I agree.

      • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

        If you feel so wronged by GW why are you here talking about them on an article about what someone did to their army?

        • Michael Gerardi

          Maybe because he sympathizes with DHD? Just saying’.

      • Fabulous

        abused and effed? what did they do? break down doors and slaaneshed themselves all over them?… the dude burnt his models, how sad is that, if that was a fan of GW I say good riddance and never come back.

  • Peter Anckorn

    Is that one of the things you have to do to get re-rolls in AofS? ‘Set fire to army’-a trifle extreme . This actually helps GW out-since the person that could have bought the army on ebay now has to buy from GW. Age of Sigmar is a farewell to whiny man-babies, rules lawyering, min maxing and boring optomised net lists. Good riddance and three cheers for a new generation of gaming that will be a little less serious and a lot more fun.

  • An_Enemy

    *proceeds to read 150+ comments about how angry and hateful this dude is from people saying how angry they are, how much they hate him*

  • Matt Burnett

    Funny, for such a long time player he had a really small army that was all plastic models. Not only that but maybe half was painted. This looks like a throwaway army that he either only occasionally played and just used because they never got a new codex for 8th edition (poor Dark Elves) or just bought & threw together for this farce.

    • The Lost One

      Darkelves did have an 8th edition codex. A very good codex actually

  • markdawg

    That guy is Punk Rock!!

    • Jeff Daniels

      Unless you’re being sarcastic, that guy is most definitely not being punk rock.

  • ChacoStylez

    Really pathetic, but meh, his money, his time, his investment. Dude can do whatever he wants.

  • Brett Duxbury

    If you are materialistic then yes he is a knob, if you are ideological then you might only see the obvious, but if you look deeper it’s a statement of his commitment not to buy into a system of greed anymore.

    • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

      I don’t feel GW is greedy just because they need to make money…..

    • izmerul

      … seriously?

  • JP

    I got one message from this: Bad fire safety. Really? You’re going to burn those in the middle of a grassy lawn with lighter fluid?

    • Porty1119

      I would’ve done it on pavement with ceramic bricking to prevent melting the asphalt, and been twenty feet upwind to boot. He was blinded…by his own nerdrage.

  • Zack Seiders

    The guy could have sold them rather than burn them. I have not played fantasy period due to no one at store playing it. No idea what is going on with age of sigmar to result in something so… STUPID.

  • Michael Gerardi

    Too bad he couldn’t have done this in front of the new idol at GW HQ, I’m sure the faceless nobs at Nottingham would have enjoyed a burnt offering.

    Other than that, a very understandable reaction.

    • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

      How is setting fire to ANYTHING so close to long grass with nothing to stop it from spreading, and as others have said he could have sold/donated it or continued to play 8th or even used them in another way. a understandable reaction

  • Scott Staten

    Is this “Mourning” or is this “Attention seeking idiot”?

  • Michael Gerardi

    Death Holy Death: the Thich Quang Duc of WHF. He didn’t immolate himself, but he did burn a significant part of himself. To protest the stupidity and cupidity of GW. DHD, I feel your pain.

  • Adam Wing

    does this dude know that you can use your older models, and GW will make installments to increase battle size later. Also he could still play 8th edition, it is not like they will hunt you down and burn your books….

  • Spit-Burn

    What a colossal plonker.

  • Robomummy

    hey, you know what you could have done with that army? Sold it or played 8th edition and not care about AoS! what a baby, just looking for attention burning what looks like $500 worth of models.

  • Lucius Exitius

    I almost got into WHF after I got into warmachine, glad I didn’t. I love the models but when I was looking at two people play one was on 4th ed and one was on 8th ed…wtf. No balance in the game and from what I see they have a flavor of the edition type release.

  • ieyke

    Idiot with terrible taste in music.

  • Kelshin

    So, it’s pretty cute to see all the comments of “OMG This guy is so stupid!” or insert whatever there. You seem to be thinking that this was some kind of emotional, knee-jerk reaction, which it is pretty much not. It’s calculated statement, and seems to indeed be provoking the expected response; for better or worse an awful lot of people are chiming in with an opinion.

    I also am seeing a lot of people didn’t bother to listen to the reasons of his disdain for the game, as evident by all the comments of “Well just play 8th edition omg!” I happen to agree with his opinions pretty much 100%. I’m quite sure he has other armies which he will probably sell to capitalize on someone else’s sillyness and at least get something back financially after investing the piles of cash and countless hours most of us do to these hobbies.

    Funny enough, I’ll probably actually try and play AoS some; but that’s because I enjoy games in general and really because I already own giant collections of models that I’m sure I’ll eventually offload most of. But in no way, shape or form does it serve as an adequate substitute for a game that was at one time a wonderful test of strategic and tactical acumen; . Not 8th really, since that was more about picking up as many dice as possible in the various phases and throwing them, but 5th-7th (Sans-Daemons) were all excellent, in that order. It’s a huge slap in the face for people who have been playing Fantasy for a decade or more; only to have it replaced by a ruleset comparable to BattleMasters (Endless entertainment when I was like 8). If I want an experience like that, I’ll spend the 50-100$ on a board game. If I’m going to drop 500-1000$ it better damn well have SOME kind of substance to it. Come to think of it, most of the stuff FF puts out DOES have a lot more substance than AoS. Even when I’m chilling with the game-guys and drinking a few, we have little desire for something quite so mindless.

    I think that’s really a lot of people’s problem with it. At the end of the day, AoS is miiindless, and easily broken even under the guise of “Well I just want to have fun.” Most people seem to not like to admit it, but everyone wants to win. No one has ever started a game and said “It sure is going to be great to lose this in the next couple hours!” People are always going to try to get that little bend to their advantage. Human nature, despite all the high-nosed talk of “Well I just want to have fun with my friends.”

    You call him an idiot for nuking a relatively small investment into the game. There are many who would call someone the same for investing more money into this train wreck. You’d all be wrong for judging other people’s money spent-happyness ratio. If it gave him a little inner peace to burn an army, more power to him. If you want to spend you time and money playing a game a lobotomy patient will likely have a blast with, which I probably will to a varying extent based on what the locals here end up doing (Because again, I like games and I have other stuff to work the brain) then thats fine too. But let’s at least be honest with ourselves about what we’re doing and have a little perspective before defaulting to the lovely internet “Thats stupid.”

  • Michael Snyder

    Some people have money to burn, I guess.

  • Tirelion

    What a flaming ret@rd. Nice job being crybaby. MAXIMUM TEARS!

  • Kelshin

    So, it’s pretty cute to see all the comments of “OMG This guy is so stupid!” or insert whatever there. You seem to be thinking that this was some kind of emotional, knee-jerk reaction, which it is pretty much not. It’s calculated statement, and seems to indeed be provoking the expected response; for better or worse an awful lot of people are chiming in with an opinion.

    I also am seeing a lot of people didn’t bother to listen to the reasons of his disdain for the game, as evident by all the comments of “Well just play 8th edition omg!” I happen to agree with his opinions pretty much 100%. I’m quite sure he has other armies which he will probably sell to capitalize on someone else’s sillyness and at least get something back financially after investing the piles of cash and countless hours most of us do to these hobbies.

    Funny enough, I’ll probably actually try and play AoS some; but that’s because I enjoy games in general and really because I already own giant collections of models that I’m sure I’ll eventually offload most of. But in no way, shape or form does it serve as an adequate substitute for a game that was at one time a wonderful test of strategic and tactical acumen; . Not 8th really, since that was more about picking up as many dice as possible in the various phases and throwing them, but 5th-7th (Sans-Daemons) were all excellent, in that order. It’s a huge slap in the face for people who have been playing Fantasy for a decade or more; only to have it replaced by a ruleset comparable to BattleMasters (Endless entertainment when I was like 8). If I want an experience like that, I’ll spend the 50-100$ on a board game. If I’m going to drop 500-1000$ it better damn well have SOME kind of substance to it. Come to think of it, most of the stuff FF puts out DOES have a lot more substance than AoS. Even when I’m chilling with the game-guys and drinking a few, we have little desire for something quite so mindless.

    I think that’s really a lot of people’s problem with it. At the end of the day, AoS is miiindless, and easily broken even under the guise of “Well I just want to have fun.” Most people seem to not like to admit it, but everyone wants to win. No one has ever started a game and said “It sure is going to be great to lose this in the next couple hours!” People are always going to try to get that little bend to their advantage. Human nature, despite all the high-nosed talk of “Well I just want to have fun with my friends.”

    You call him an idiot for nuking a relatively small investment into the game. There are many who would call someone the same for investing more money into this train wreck. You’d all be wrong for judging other people’s money spent-happyness ratio. If it gave him a little inner peace to burn an army, more power to him. If you want to spend you time and money playing a game a lobotomy patient will likely have a blast with, which I probably will to a varying extent based on what the locals here end up doing (Because again, I like games and I have other stuff to work the brain) then thats fine too. But let’s at least be honest with ourselves about what we’re doing and have a little perspective before defaulting to the lovely internet “Thats stupid.”

    • Retconned Legion

      That calculated statement being: “i’m an idiot”

  • Robert Houghton

    The stupid, it burns.

  • bogger3k

    That was quite a lot of toxic fumes put into the air.

  • Kiny5

    How many points did he just burn?

  • Vepr

    Silly but I admit I feel like doing that every time the Tyranids are bad touched by creepy uncle Cruddace.

    • jon smith

      send them to me

  • miniwar monger

    It just a metaphor on what GW did.

  • DeanKhaine

    Those witches are mellllllllllllllllllllting!!…..

  • Luc Voyer

    Like I wrote in an other post GW lost me a customer a while ago, I may come back once they know what they are doing

    for the burning minis, its his investment so he can do what ever he wants with it.

  • izmerul

    If this is a guy burning away over 1,000$’s worth of miniatures I’m not even pressing the button … don’t reward a-holes for their stupidity.

    I’ll click when there’s a video of a guy selling a golden deamon quality army and giving the money away to charity.

    fycking money wasters

  • Jimmy

    You can tell just by the way he talks, total weirdo loser.

    Glad to have one less person like this in the hobby.

    • Michael Gerardi

      Right. Nothing like a self-righteous fanboy to speak for “the hobby”.

  • Dave

    A paean to fat, angry virginity.

  • Matthew

    This actually makes me happy. Not because I am against AoS, but for the same reason I like to watch fail videos on youtube.

  • apackistany

    I thank you all for the great comment section 10/10.

  • Camoron

    You sir are an idiotic, immature, spoilt child.

  • Retconned Legion

    If he’d actually wanted to hurt GW, he’d have sold it, denying them a future sale. And I won’t shed a tear someone that obnoxious is out of the hobby.

  • Vomkrieg

    When i gave up playing Warhammer Fantasy, I gave my models away to a friend who was getting in to it. I could have sold them, but, you know, friends are friends. This was only a few years ago.

    Personally, I don’t think much of AoS as a game or GW’s business practices, but the decision to burn your own figures and post 20 minutes of ranting is just juvenile in the absolute extreme.

  • Jared Swenson

    What a whiny little manchild. The hobby is better off without him.

  • Some Guard Bloke

    Sigmar help him if he ever had a real problem.

  • Porty1119

    I can understand torching one or two models, maybe bad sculpts or some that just never fit together, out of frustration. We all have that inner pyromaniac somewhere. But this? This is just childish behavior on a nauseating level. Seriously- IT IS A GAME.

  • Moses Jones

    He should have donated the army to some child who would have been very excited to receive such cool models, instead he acts like a child because he has a first world problem.

  • Rafael Fernandez

    Too much forced cursing makes him sound like his anger is insincere.

  • I would have been more impressed if it was an entirely painted army… But hey, it’s his stuff.

  • John Felger

    It is his stuff. He can do what he likes with it.

  • benn grimm

    Wow the passive aggression is strong with this one! But fair play, at least he put his models where his mouth is. Funny video, but kind of sad too, ‘specially watching those witch elves go up. 🙁

  • Shawn

    What a stupid waste.

  • JJ Virnala

    One of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in awhile.

  • Doug Christensen

    looks like elves. good to see them go.

  • Agent OfBolas

    Basically I have the same feelings as the guy in the video.

    AoS is one of worse fantasy games I’ve ever played.

  • Mike Linke

    How much sympathy am I supposed to have for the entitled f— that A) Owened that collection, B) chose to burn it I a fit of nerd rage?

    At least if he’d sold the models, they’d have increased supply and potentially coat GW a sale.

  • Talos2

    I bet his local gaming community are really upset he destroyed his minis, I’m sure playing him was a real pleasure. Looks like someone that should be on a police watch list to me