Age of Sigmar: The Summer Muster Begins

 

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Mark your calendars for June 11.  You can shape the course of Age of Sigmar next week!

GW just put up this teaser today:

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WAR IS COMING

Make Your Mark on the Mortal Realms

The Muster Begins June 11th

This sounds like the Age of Sigmar global summer campaign is about to kick off.  Here are the previous details on that.  Get your forces ready everybody.

Summer Global Campaign Info

Then there is the consistent word of the upcoming Age of Sigmar Global Campaign, something unseen in over a decade from GW.  The latest info says:

The Campaign will involve some new factions:

  • Sylvaneth
  • Aelfs
  • Slaanesh (reports of his death are premature)

The campaign itself will be centered around GW retail locations, for recordkeeping, to prevent the vote-tampering everyone saw with Eye of Terror (Chaos dominates the surface, Imperium dominated the spacelanes – who remembers that?)

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So something like this, but 15 years newer – and Sigmarized!

~Will you play for Order, Chaos, Death or Destruction?

  • OldHat

    Judging by that poster, I assume Zack Snyder is directing.

    • Asrai86

      I’m okay with this

    • Kevin Maloney

      In the end, Vandus Hammerhand and Archaon stop fighting when they realize their mothers are both named Martha.

  • Sayl Vittoria (SKULLTHRONE)

    You had me at Slaanesh…..

  • Randy Randalman

    Lol

    I remember no one believing Doogan and others who spoke of the Aelfs and Slaanesh in a campaign nearly 9 months ago. They swore GW was becoming PG only, Slaanesh was dead, screw GW, etc.

    As usual, the majority are completely wrong.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      MMMMMM, feels good to be right.

    • An_Enemy

      Guy posts nothing, but BS on BOLS.

      Sees it as a personal victory when others are wrong nine months out from a reveal.

      Just imagine a picture of someone ridiculous looking triumphant along with that text. Walk to a mirror if this proves difficult.

      • Crevab

        Also pretends he’s not the latest Doogan name change

    • ZeeLobby

      I still doubt we’ll see many boobies. A pure slaanesh loss IMO. He’s had a gimp suit on for a while…

      • euansmith

        Less is more. Restraint is excess.

        • Ross Allan

          Kinky.

    • The fact that they didn’t consider that Slaanesh’s disappearance was a setup for a release blows my mind, that’s immediately what I thought

  • aka_mythos

    The Eye of Terror campaign, it wasn’t vote tampering. The Disorder players were just better organized. From a purely narrative perspective the way it played out made sense. Chaos launching organized surprise attacks and the slow moving Imperium warmachine struggling to organize a counter offensive until late into the campaign. Chaos achieved an unsustainable foothold on Cadia and the surrounding area. Chaos in one way achieved its goal, even though it lost on a territorial conquest level.

    What was rigged was GW’s attempts to undermine Chaos… Chaos was generally underrepresented to begin with. They conquered a number of planets that GW then wrote were exterminatused by the Imperium. GW wanted much more of a stalemate than they got and they really didn’t want Chaos to perform as well as they did. Even still the campaign was pretty neck and neck with most regions at the end with a pretty even distribution of 60/40 splits favoring one side or the other.

    GW wants to run campaigns, but to matter they have to have consequence. Eye of Terror just showed they’d go out of their way to avoid world changing consequences even when it fits the narrative of the fiction and the progression of the story.

    • Statham

      Pretty much. They’re afraid of moving beyond that ‘999.M41’ year that gets mentioned in every Codex and is now becoming a hundred-car pile-up because literally everything from Chaos invasions to increasingly strong Tyranid, Necron and Tau movements is happening in that single year. That said, if they did progress the narrative, they run the risk of alienating a large portion of the fanbase who are happy with things the way they are.

      • ZeeLobby

        It’s because they don’t have the skilled people anymore to make that next jump, game-wise or fluff-wise.

        • Mikey_V

          Really….

          • ZeeLobby

            Pretty much. Their solid game designers were let go or left. Their artwork ranges in quality from page to page. Their fluff on AoS at launch was dismal. Supposedly it’s gotten better, but many of their books that go with their products are pretty lackluster. And their black library writers, specifically Horus Heresy, range from an amazing few, to a dismal plethora of middle of the row, to some downright awful writers who’ve pretty much slaughtered some faction/chapter fluff. This is pretty widely accepted knowledge when it comes to their writing. It went from a grimdark struggle to blood angel Necron brofists and secret agendas of immortal humans.

            They avoid progression because it’s the simplest and cheapest thing to do.

    • Chris. K Cook

      I killed a Planet. My Word Bearers in store victory was the last straw that opened the envelope that had the event in it!

    • ZeeLobby

      God. That makes a lot of sense. Similar to the comical ending for the fantasy campaign. Well the Warmachine and Wrath of Kings worlds are changing (WoKs due to actual event results), so at least there’s non-stagnant options out there.

  • Aezeal

    I would prefer the organised play / point values in my hands before this starts.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yup. Still waiting on those.

  • Chris. K Cook

    “The campaign itself will be centered around GW retail locations, for recordkeeping, to prevent the vote-tampering everyone saw with Eye of Terro”

    This I agree with 100%.

    This is why we can’t have nice things people.

    • Ross Allan

      Yup. Though I’m fairly confident there’s already a more-or-less set outcome here. After all, the more games you play, the more likely it is you’ll hit 50/50 etc. But hey, when I drive somewhere I already know my destination, doesn’t stop the journey being fun, or indeed taking detours to get there.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Yeah some how I was elevated in rank pretty high, without submitting results for the bulk of the campaign…. *shrugs* votes in Chicago, where the dead vote, go figure.

      • Chris. K Cook

        Vote often, vote early. Al Capone.

  • Davor Mackovic

    Can GW now say in a cout of law how that poster is their own ORIGINAL work and looks nothing like 300?

    • zeek203

      It would be nice if they got sued by Legendary Studios.

  • We have twenty-three people in our campaign that just started last saturday (i was expecting twelve at max, our community has really exploded as far as AOS goes), and most are looking forward to also doing this as well.

    • euansmith

      What sort of campaign are you running? A league? Narrative? Map based? Paths of Glory? I’m just being nosy.

      • http://www.louisvillewargaming.com -> click on resources tab and click on Azyr Empires.

        Azyr Empires is a resource campaign where you build up an empire and your character starts as a champion and you build him up with build points.

        The main doc is 290 pages and is an evolution of the campaign system I adapted from mighty empires in the 90s and has been through five editions of warhammer.

        There are two expansion appendixes. The first is city fight and the second is incorporating silver tower into the campaign.

        • euansmith

          COOL! B)

    • tenshiou

      same here. in my flgs, usually there’s only max 8 people playing in some tournament ,even 40k. but my FLGS is small in size, only 2 tables available. but in my community at least there’s about 20 people (still a small number if compared in your country, but in mine, even gamers is rare, so it’s a lot) but now our league has 16 people for AoS. this is really surprising for me, and more new player are coming in to play AoS. I hope this new system will make AoS more popular and can shut every whiner in the internet

  • ChubToad

    Yey! Go global campaign. We poor sods that don’t have a GW store near will only dream of this.

  • James Eggers

    It always surprises me how many people still think Slaanesh is dead. The lore in the AoS books explicitly states that the other 3 main Chaos Gods locked him/her away while Slaanesh was weakened from indulging a bit too much on the world that was.

    • Ross Allan

      Well, Tyrion and Mallerion did. After they’d found Morathi.
      I’m expecting that to work about as well as one might expect!

  • Chaos dominates the surface, Imperium dominates the spacelanes, and that was tampering? It was 3.5, my Khorne Berserkers couldn’t lose and the Imperium was the most powerful navy in Battlefleet Gothic.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Chaos badly damaged cadia, apparently people could not fathom that.. and it was for naught as the edition changes reset the clock. They also broke through the blockade around the EoT allowing them to raid more frequently all over the place, again seen as crazy as “Good Guys should always win” I am sure some of it was scripted.

      The biggest fraud campaign results was the Storm of Chaos events in Fantasy… Where Chaos kept failing to organize and cause the siege of Middenheim which should have lasted roughly half the entire campaign… Was pretty sad. Of course some players reported Hitting the goals to end the world but that was written as moot, but Kislev was destroyed (allowed for squatting them), and many of the 12 tanks were destroyed or knocked out for a bit. GW deus ex machina though as they stated if Archaon was to enter the flames of Middenheim the world would end! Sounded a lot like AoS was already on some mind back then! I kid,

      Best time was after gamesday that year they redid the siege and final big games at the Chicago Battle bunker during their 48 hours gaming they used to do, and chaos had archaon enter the flames!

  • minowaman

    The fact that Sigmarines is a thing is still pretty funny