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Nicely done gentlemen! I'm glad that you have used small armies for this. Many of the videos I have seen have been using large armies, but the limited scale here keeps things manageable for the viewer I reckon! Thanks for putting this together.
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A new blog post on the Age of Sigmar, with some links to well-considered initial thoughts in video and blog form from fellow gamers.
 
It's all the RAGE - Age of Sigmar
A new (r)Age has begun, the Age of Sigmar...

 Over the last few days, massive change has come upon the world of Warhammer Fantasy. The rules of the much anticipated "Age of Sigmar" game have been released...
A new (r)Age has begun, the Age of Sigmar... Copyright Games Workshop. Please visit Games Workshop Over the last few days, massive change has come upon the world of Warhammer Fantasy. The rules of the much anticipated "Age ...
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I'd argue that there is no obvious lack of depth.
There are synergies between various units and pieces of terrain (!) (there's a terrain feature that absorbs magic which reduces the wounds your unit receives ...!)

What are we really losing here ?
The rank & file mechanic ?
The wheeling movement mechanic ?
Both are pretty cumbersome for newbies and those not used to classic wargames.

As for how distance is measured I doubt that matters as much as people like to claim.
What matters is that you are consistent in measuring the same unit(s) when they are on the table.
Is anyone really going to use a base that is twice the size of the model to gain an advantage in measurement ?
Or is having a smaller base really a disadvantage ?

Also keep in mind that flanking doesn't give you any bonuses.
The worst thing that could happen is an opponent being able to surround your hero with more models than previously were allowed if you choose to use a bigger base.
As a result you won't be using bases that are larger than they need to be in order to stop that.
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For a good cause!

Thanks to +Wouter Wolput for forwarding this, and a shout out to +Brandon Fero for the original share. 
A shout out to +Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary and the team there too.
 
Okay guys, I have a very specific request here. This is from the creator of the page of Sleepy Burrows, Donna, on Facebook:

Followers will need to convince me to keep posting about the wombats and work we do. Our plea for help went to over 100,000 people. 163 people pledged or donated. Not sustainable. I cannot work 20 hour days saving wombats, helping members of the public with wombat cruelty issues, illegal shooting of wombats, educate children, help people live with wombats instead of shooting them, etc. I can see how the planet is losing species to extinction. 
This is a TINY project in terms of wombat costs. I still have to somehow find $40,000 a year to feed and medicate the wombats which come in, that does NOT include any infrastructure, travel costs, etc. This does NOT include the money we raise from the Wombat Coffee Club. 
Sometimes we drive up to 8 hours to help a wombat. The people who call us don't even help us with our fuel, even though they want us to fix the situation for them. 
No can do at the current situation. SO, if you can help or know somebody who would like to help preserve these creatures and help us with our work, please can you forward our post on. Again, for the love of wombats, we need some help here folks. To the 163 followers who have helped, you know what you mean to us, you are priceless and thank you."

Now, I know I get some folks who come to this page regularly to see my updates concerning Heavy Gear.

+Chris Robato +Wouter Wolput  +Errick Kimbrough +Roy Fokker 

There's a couple of the names that appear quite often in my feed.

I'm asking you, all of you, not just those named here, to please consider sharing this post to your own status feeds, and also asking that others share it out as well.

More importantly, I'm asking you, humbly as I can, to offer a couple dollars to this project. I may not be Australian, just an American, but I do love our wildlife very much, and I want to see things improve for all those concerned who take so much time out of their lives to care for these creatures.

So, while +1s are appreciated, I really am asking for you to consider donating (even a couple dollars) and sharing. Thank you very much. Peace, and God bless.
To urgently complete juvenile wombat enclosures at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary.
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"Siphon coffee" on sale in #Japan . Fun to watch them bubble and brew!
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#miniaturemonday This is the "Invigilus", the second Land raider Crusader I made for my Black Templars.
This was fun to do - glorious mud and lots of weathering! The Land raider Crusader is an iconic tank in the 40K universe.
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Fine,thanks and you? You're so cool...you're such a genius.I really like studying with you. Wish to see you soon.
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Goblin Skaven Slaves...
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#miniaturemonday #warhammer #wfb
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+James Edwards Yup! I think these models were "old" goblins where they were all the same. I mashed a unit of archers and infantry together. Even thought they are all identical, with a little bit of work they feel different to each other. Also, the Command models have great character too.
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An interesting read over at robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com about Age of Sigmar. A well-written and thoughtful piece that nicely encapsulates some of the potential issues with #AOS  
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It's all the RAGE - Age of Sigmar
A new (r)Age has begun, the Age of Sigmar...

 Over the last few days, massive change has come upon the world of Warhammer Fantasy. The rules of the much anticipated "Age of Sigmar" game have been released...
A new (r)Age has begun, the Age of Sigmar... Copyright Games Workshop. Please visit Games Workshop Over the last few days, massive change has come upon the world of Warhammer Fantasy. The rules of the much anticipated "Age ...
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Mortal chaos army, yea from what I've glanced through it's asking the same lines as apocalypse formations, just smaller. Yea the lack of descent victory conditions seems a big over sight
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Hmmm, #AOS (Age of Sigmar) has the Skaven warp lightning cannon at a range of 24 inches. That's going to necessitate some serious thinking about deployment! Also, it can only do 6 mortal wounds...
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U can shoot in to combat, and shoot in combat, with all shooting units right? 
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Age of Sigmar rules and warscrolls are up on the NZ GW website!

#warhammer #Aos
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Also downloaded the Skaven warscroll, so interested to see what goodies my Ratmen end up with!
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A reshare of yesterday's #miniaturemonday post... Goblin Skaven slaves!
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Love this! Ackbar's Eleven? Yes please!
 
"Ackbar's Eleven" makes us long for a George Clooney +Star Wars  movie! Planning a heist is even better when Admiral Akbar has a foolproof plan. This fan-made mashup shows us the geektastic possibilities of "Ocean's Eleven" in a galaxy far, far away. My latest article on +CNET! cc +Paul Bateman +Kyle Newman +Clare Grant +Chris Taylor +Chris Pirillo +Adrianne Curry 
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Not bad. Menu includes some set menu options, such as rice bowl/ ramen combinations with various toppings. Prices are certainly reasonable for the volume.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Written as "44 Apartment" at street level, this is a a lovely little restaurant/ cafe on the second floor. There is a food menu as well as coffee and cake. Friendly, young staff add to the chic atmosphere, as does the background music (although if you want silence, this may not be the best place...) The Cappucino was good, but expect to pay more than usual here (E. G. 580 yen for the Cappucino). If you are a smoker, the rooftop garden is for you.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Excellent food, with a very good buffet dinner. Be prepared to spend 3,500 to 5,500 Yen for the buffet, not including drinks. The food is complemented by great service, with an English menu and English speaking staff.
Public - 8 months ago
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If you're a fan of anything by Studio Ghibli or Miyazaki Hayao got shouldn't miss this. About 20 minutes from Shinjuku by train and then 5 minutes by bus. Don't expect a big theme park, instead, look forward to a beautifully maintained and intricately detailed set of buildings and small moments. Stained - glass windows featuring Totoro, lavishly painted and detailed ceilings, the life size robot from Laputa, winding staircases and lots of other things await! (Even your entry ticket is a piece of celluloid with a Ghibli scene on it) Don't forget to book your tickets in advance and turn up on time...
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Good Ramen with a nice Miyamoto Musashi atmosphere provided by old movie posters.
Public - 6 months ago
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As with any restaurant, you'll find a wide variety of views on this nationwide chain! In my opinion, there is a lot to like, especially for a visitor to Japan, as the dining experience is a little unusual. It has the normal (for Japan) ticket vending machine, but it also has individual stalls at the counter that have partitions that can be opened and closed, and your meal is served through a small hatch in front of you. The ramen itself is pretty good. Not too oily compared to some, and you get a nice range of options upon sitting down as to how you'd like you ramen (spiciness, noodles, spring onions etc. etc.)
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A well known Ramen restaurant about 5 minutes walk from Machida station (if you know the way...). The "Shiromaru" is recommended, or the "Shiromaru Special" (if you'd like a bit more pork and a boiled egg). Lunch service finishes at 3.00 if you want to order a "lunch set" (mini-dumplings and rice). A pleasant surprise was that the bottled beer was Kirin Heartland.
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