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Collapsing Farts
Jun 29, 2018

💀

That looked so much cooler than I expected

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Gonkish
May 19, 2004



And, predictably, I'm seeing a handful of underhanded comments on reddit that are weirdly upset about women being in the Cathayan army.

I really don't understand how, in a trailer where there's literal magical alien dudes skating on flying discs fighting hot air balloons equipped with cannons, the fact that WOMEN EXIST is the thing that suspends your disbelief. Incels are so loving strange.

On a cooler note, I just noticed that the caster in the trailer has a sort of calligraphic aesthetic to their casting. That's so loving cool. Plus, it's basically earthbending.

Blooming Brilliant
Jul 12, 2010



Looking at the trailers/screenshots and from Cathay having a Yin and Yang motif that's also tied to their mechanics, this probably explains why all the melee units are male and all the ranged/magic units are female.

They're literally gender balancing so they can use magical powers. That's a nifty merging of lore/gameplay if that's the case.

Dandywalken
Feb 11, 2014

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation. I actually named my daughter after the Pink ranger and will provide proof if challenged.


DaysBefore posted:

To be fair to the Dragon Emperor and Moon Empress their world kept crashing in Year 43 (Cathayan Calendar) and they weren't able to recruit enough heroes to fight Germgorg

lmao

Babe Magnet
Jun 1, 2008


cathay LL some fuckin' MK character lookin' asses. Got quan chi and shang tsung in this bitch

Babe Magnet
Jun 1, 2008


TW:W3 Deadly Alliance

Aurubin
Mar 17, 2011



I liked how colorful everything seemed.

The Iron Rose
May 12, 2012

:minnie: Cat Army :minnie:


Blooming Brilliant posted:

Looking at the trailers/screenshots and from Cathay having a Yin and Yang motif that's also tied to their mechanics, this probably explains why all the melee units are male and all the ranged/magic units are female.

They're literally gender balancing so they can use magical powers. That's a nifty merging of lore/gameplay if that's the case.

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh

Babe Magnet
Jun 1, 2008


yeah I'm all for the yin and yang thing to be extra emphasized and all that, but that sounds stupid

it's also likely that the units are still in dev and they were using all of the same model for simplicity's sake/time constraint reasons right now. They did just delay the game after all.

DaysBefore
Jan 24, 2019



Just go all in and mix genders on all units please, Cathay is basically a blank slate anyway

Cardiac
Aug 28, 2012



CA, just take my money.

Just kidding, I already prebooked after the first trailer.

Dandywalken
Feb 11, 2014

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation. I actually named my daughter after the Pink ranger and will provide proof if challenged.


Failure to pair 1:1 male:female risks unleashing a dangerous cacophany, or perhaps a quilin

OwlFancier
Aug 22, 2013

It is a powerful visual metaphor for my posting.


The harmony mechanic sounds like the high elf mechanic in SFO, not sure if it's in vanilla but basically all their basic troops buff other troops nearby, so they work better in formation and different types of troops have different buffs so you want to mix them together.

Collapsing Farts
Jun 29, 2018

💀

Where is my gigantic female terrakotta ninja golem

Eimi
Nov 23, 2013





DaysBefore posted:

Just go all in and mix genders on all units please, Cathay is basically a blank slate anyway

also then backport this to high elves so my units are finally mixed gender how they should be!!!! :argh:

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014



Hell Gem

Collapsing Farts posted:

Where is my gigantic female terrakotta ninja golem

Haha, hell yeah and can we get a shot of her stepping on someone, and can it be a first-person POV that would be badass

Babe Magnet
Jun 1, 2008


I hope one of the units is just a big blob of kung fu shaolin dudes

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

Imagine four 'mechs waiting in a queue. Time works the same way.

Collapsing Farts posted:

Where is my gigantic female terrakotta ninja golem

more beuatiful terrakotta golems mod when

Dandywalken
Feb 11, 2014

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation. I actually named my daughter after the Pink ranger and will provide proof if challenged.


Babe Magnet posted:

I hope one of the units is just a big blob of kung fu shaolin dudes

was genuinely hoping for this too. seems a pretty odd absence.

AAAAA! Real Muenster
Jul 12, 2008

My QB is also named Bort



Third World Reagan posted:

more beuatiful terrakotta golems mod when
PORN


WHEN

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

Imagine four 'mechs waiting in a queue. Time works the same way.

Zedhe Khoja posted:

It was a Yin caster. Female, black, fluid, etc

I can't wait to see that white yang male energy

Babe Magnet
Jun 1, 2008


Dandywalken posted:

was genuinely hoping for this too. seems a pretty odd absence.

they will never reveal the wu-tang secret

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014



Hell Gem

So both Cathay and Kislev have two LLs who hate one another, guess you're gonna have to do some unifying before facing off against the Chaos hordes.

Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


The Iron Rose posted:

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh

I doubt they're actually going that far, but the wizards/lords are definitely gender segregated based on yin/yang. The female wizard pumps black fluid through the earth which hits basically every yin "element" and the male wizard on the site summons white fiery wind.


Third World Reagan posted:

I can't wait to see that white yang male energy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atpCsRDMPUA#t=160s

Kanos
Sep 6, 2006

was there a time when speedwagon didn't get trolled

Mordja posted:

So both Cathay and Kislev have two LLs who hate one another, guess you're gonna have to do some unifying before facing off against the Chaos hordes.

It wouldn't be a proper non-dwarf TWW campaign if you didn't spend the first 20 turns fighting your own faction.

Dr Christmas
Apr 24, 2010

Berninating the one percent,
Berninating the Wall St.
Berninating all the people
In their high rise penthouses!


I wonder what the deal with the floating rocks is, because I dont think you see crazy stuff like that in WHFB outside of the Chaos Wastes even in places steeped in magic. Not a criticism btw.

I guess those flying cavalry are Ki-rin or Qilin or however they want to render it. Not much fluff about them, but they were presented as fancy mounts for Cathayan heroes. It looks quite different than the official White Dwarf conversion that appears in the wiki, which didnt have wings.
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Ki-rin

I watched all this on a little phone screen, so I cant make out many of the Tzeentch dudes. Whats the galloping thing with the human looking face? Special Tzeentch chaos spawn, war hound, or something else?

Whole units of human dudes fighting on Discs of Tzeentch is new right? In my forays down Warhammer internet holes, I think Ive only seen them as character mounts. They have whole units of at Tzaangors on discs in both settings now, but those are relatively recent post-AoS things I think.

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014



Hell Gem

No ground cavalry spotted, right?

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014



Hell Gem

Dr Christmas posted:

I watched all this on a little phone screen, so I cant make out many of the Tzeentch dudes. Whats the galloping thing with the human looking face? Special Tzeentch chaos spawn, war hound, or something else?
Think you're talking about the Horrors of Tzeentch.

Eimi
Nov 23, 2013





Dr Christmas posted:

I wonder what the deal with the floating rocks is, because I dont think you see crazy stuff like that in WHFB outside of the Chaos Wastes even in places steeped in magic. Not a criticism btw.

I guess those flying cavalry are Ki-rin or Qilin or however they want to render it. Not much fluff about them, but they were presented as fancy mounts for Cathayan heroes. It looks quite different than the official White Dwarf conversion that appears in the wiki, which didnt have wings.
https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Ki-rin

I watched all this on a little phone screen, so I cant make out many of the Tzeentch dudes. Whats the galloping thing with the human looking face? Special Tzeentch chaos spawn, war hound, or something else?

Whole units of human dudes fighting on Discs of Tzeentch is new right? In my forays down Warhammer internet holes, I think Ive only seen them as character mounts. They have whole units of at Tzaangors on discs in both settings now, but those are relatively recent post-AoS things I think.

I hope they aren't the kirin because kirin should look WAAAY cooler than the technicolor bat pegasi. Not that I dislike them but I want to see a mount that looks like

Babe Magnet
Jun 1, 2008


yeah a Kirin's a dragon first and a horse second, not the other way around

Mordja posted:

No ground cavalry spotted, right?

not spotted, but mentioned in the news post I think, in the section about cheaper units you can recruit to fill armies

e: yep

CA posted:

Thus, it has legions to call upon when needed, with the less trained forming a fragile but effective frontline, wielding weapons and riding horses as required. Though they are cheaper troops, their power level can far out-strip their cost when used in proper Harmony.

Dr Christmas
Apr 24, 2010

Berninating the one percent,
Berninating the Wall St.
Berninating all the people
In their high rise penthouses!


Mordja posted:

Think you're talking about the Horrors of Tzeentch.

Yeah, looks like it. I was talking about the guy at 1:51, and it read as a quadruped the first couple times I looked at it. I guess Horrors whole thing is having as many or as few limbs as they please, sticking out wherever they please.

Dr Christmas fucked around with this message at 17:56 on Sep 14, 2021

OwlFancier
Aug 22, 2013

It is a powerful visual metaphor for my posting.


Oh that's what the squad of silverpurple surfers were.

Josef bugman
Nov 17, 2011

I'm a lovely person who deserves to be happy!


OwlFancier posted:

Oh that's what the squad of silverpurple surfers were.

Those were people mounted on discs of Tzeentch. The most famous one that I remember from the table top was this fellow from back in the late 2000's:

Zedhe Khoja
Nov 10, 2017

Truth Shines, Comrades!


Do they still have the lore that if they try to leave their disc it eats them?

Collapsing Farts
Jun 29, 2018

💀

Flying artillery :getin:

Dramicus
Mar 26, 2010


Grimey Drawer

Gonkish posted:

And, predictably, I'm seeing a handful of underhanded comments on reddit that are weirdly upset about women being in the Cathayan army.

I really don't understand how, in a trailer where there's literal magical alien dudes skating on flying discs fighting hot air balloons equipped with cannons, the fact that WOMEN EXIST is the thing that suspends your disbelief. Incels are so loving strange.

On a cooler note, I just noticed that the caster in the trailer has a sort of calligraphic aesthetic to their casting. That's so loving cool. Plus, it's basically earthbending.

Arghy
Nov 15, 2012

Take it from me, you can get brain damage from rubber horsecock induced autoerotic asphyxiation.

As a dawi player i am not happy that cathay is getting basically a thunderbarge first. They should just pay that modder who made the thunderbarge mod and put it in the game.

ThingOne
Jul 30, 2011



Would you like some tofu?




Salad Prong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7dRZ6HCmI

The Chad Jihad
Feb 24, 2007





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Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






So the launch factions are Kislev, Cathay, and the 4 chaos gods?

Cool

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