Last year, my friend E and I met up for a very inaugural match of Age of Sigmar where we more or less did, well, everything wrong. Last night, we met up for a rematch after having had several more games on other hands under our belt, as well as countless hours of debating and discussing the rules, comp variant and theories.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the current rage in the Age of Sigmar speculation pens – that the Dark Prince is gone/dead/replaced/retconned or something similar. Add swearwords, clickbait and endless threats of quitting the game for dramatic effect. But what do we really know about the subject at this point?
As we all know by now, Age of Sigmar is definitely not Warhammer. Curiously, though, every attempt I see at making any sort of composition system for army selection (and there’s been rather a few!), people seem to base any sort of balance around the perceived meta stemming from the final few months of 8th edition.
With the release of the Age of Sigmar rules and warscrolls this weekend, a friend and I got together today to test the rules with our old fantasy armies, Dark Elves (now known as the more IP-friendly Aelven Exiles) and Warriors of Chaos. Khorne and Khaine rubbed their respective hands as carnage was being prepared in their names…