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Should I ship or keep my skaven?; Lost in the realms of AoS
Topic Started: 4th January 2018 - 05:23 PM (283 Views)
Hair of the Underempire
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Hello,

So after 10 years of my love for Skaven I am finally in a place where I am doubting wether my collection is still worth keeping.

I own mostly everything released for 7th/8th.

My main concern is that I don't feel like skaven are played as they were in the sense that GW is pushing Pestilens and not really helping with a mixed Skaven force. I have gathered parts of each clan, old school models for heroes like Throt, Metal Verminlord, Metal Thanquol, Queek, Sniktch, Spinetail. They became generic Warlords/Packmasters and I feel like they are just soulless models. I invested time and effort to make slaves and was building a varied force with specialists.

Is it time to sell all of my clan eshin, moulder, heroes and keep 2k pts of Skaven to push them around the battlefield?

Or should I just build a good list that is good NOW and leave my models hoping I will use them in the days to come?

I have rebased all my models on rounds so 8th and 9th is out of question. Feels odd being left out of the AoS lore. Do you combine Skaven with other Chaos armies? Gave you shipped/boxed your armies? How do you play your skaven in the current world? 9 Stormfiends is nlt something I would ever do. Neither are 120 Monks. I played skaven for their variety and feel utterly lost. :'(
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Quiet, I'm plotting.

A common conundrum for long-time Skaven players.

Personally, I opted out of participating in AOS, and have been spending my hobby time elsewhere on non-wargame titles. But I will hold onto my Skaven until the day I die, I suspect.
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5th January 2018 - 01:31 PM
A common conundrum for long-time Skaven players.

Personally, I opted out of participating in AOS, and have been spending my hobby time elsewhere on non-wargame titles. But I will hold onto my Skaven until the day I die, I suspect.
I have a similar feeling. Can't see myself combining my skaven with forces of chaos. Skaven don't care for forces of chaos. Can't seem to justify painting ruleless models either. After buying a nurglitch and paying 60 euros for it I feel like its a little too much for a generic warlord.

Not sure what will I do. The models are really cool but pretty much useless now. I might be into Skaven and AoS if they come with something amazing for clan skyre. It feels like it should do great seeing how GW is investing a lot in sculpting super detailed models recently.
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With my thousands of miniatures, half them skaven, I'm in the same boat.

I did play a few games where my miniatures came in handy. Like when I tried D&D, Blood Bowl, Silver Tower (the AOS version of Hero Quest), and even when I gave AOS a try. There's likely to be more similar opportunities coming. But none of those require a 15000 point army. In fact, I seriously doubt I will play an army-wide game ever again, which is silly considering I always had horde armies myself. If I don't play the community-made new versions of Warhammer, where else am I going to need more than 40 clanrats, let alone 400?

My guess is I will hang forever on to those I painted well myself, or received painted to a high standard, plus the still-in-box ones that are really interesting like my AOW warlord and doomwheel. And one day when planning a move to a new place, there won't be a justification to keep the bad-looking minis, so I'll sell them extremely cheap to the highest offers in the nearest clubs.
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Hey there, good question.

I've been through this before as well.

In 2009 I gave away my entire army to a friend just getting into warhammer. It was a substantial amount of minis nearly all painted. The reason being was because I thought I'd grown out of miniatures in general. Then about two years went past and suddenly I found myself starting all over again. Of course oldhammer was still going strong back then so it's a different situation. However, when I did start again, it was great to start from scratch but I also missed some of my old minis, particularity a few really well painted lords and heroes.

So, my advice is to pack everything up as compact and as secure as you can and keep it stored, don't get rid of it just yet. Let that suitcase or box of Skaven stay with you for a while before you decide to sell up. Just in case you have a re-lapse.

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Your blood sweat and tears went into those guys, whatever you sell them for wonít be as much as the value they hold to you,

I canít speak for anyone else, but I have ĎFadsí Iíll go strong at one hobby for a while then when I start to loose interest I pick up a different one, I have a few Fads that I tend to circulate through And I know in the past come the end of one of my Fads Iíve sold up, only to realise a few years later that Iím back into it again and all my really cool stuff from before has long gone! Then I regret what Iíve lost

If I was you Iíd box the little fellas up and put them in storage, in a few years time you might have gone full circle and what to break back into the hobby
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nazarath
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Royos speaks the truth pack them up as tight as you can fit them in a box.

As I get older space seems less of an issue than it was when I was still in college or in my first house. If you're in that situation just let the box stay with your parents or a friend or even under your bed.
Later in life you can always get the box out again and enjoy them again. If you sell them you'll either never see the minis again or you'll have to spend large amounts of cash and / or time. I packed up my M:tG cards and even play a match every two years or so with some friends. Selling is still an option, but my kids get to have that honor someday I guess. For now I'm happy I kept them and plan to do the same with my Skaven.

So if you don't need the cash, don't sell them!
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Hair of the Underempire
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This crazy guy thanks you for your feedback! Will get back to making a fun 1k pts AoS list when GHB2018 hits the shelves.

Doomwheel

Do you have a link to a good subforum/website for AoS lists?

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My answer is that nothing stays the same. AoS will eventually have more rules, unlike other armies, they've kept all four Skaven clans as part of the fluff so they will be expanded someday. And AoS is kinda like 4th edition D&D : it changed everything, drove away a lot of older players, and most people saw it as D&D "in name only". A few years later, D&D 5th edition comes around, and returns to the basics, hailing back to the days of 2nd edition, but streamlined and a few newer options. I think AoS will eventually go the same way.

I know youve thought you cant play any earlier editions with round bases, but I do that just so:
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And there's other options out there, like KoW.

in other words, I'd echo the other posters in the thread and say hang on to your minis, because sooner than you think I'm sure they'll be of use again.

For example, I'm currently working on a fan project with some friends we're calling "AoS BS" (Age of Sigmar: Before Sigmar", which is basically rules for playing the Old World with AoS, including (my part) a warcroll book covering every Skaven unit from prior to The End Times.
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