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Rediscovering AoS 
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Hello there old friends.

I liked a lot of things about the initial release of AoS but after some play stopped messing with it due to the balance problem. Got involved in lots of other things, but just recently found out that GW came out with the Match Play rules. Picked up the 2017 General's Handbook and I'm trying to piece things together here, but boy is it confusing. Doesn't even look like GW really supports it by trying to look through their website (Warscrolls are no longer available, the army-builder they have doesn't allow most units to be selected, and everything redirects you to purchasing new models - big surprise there, huh?). Anyone care to help brief me on what I need to have to play, and if there are any usable army-builder tools out there?

How about some of the army lists people here are using? I was hoping to find some in the AoS Forum, but I'm not seeing anything.

Thanks for any comments on this.

Wishing everyone the very best, to the end of your days.

Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:27 am
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I haven't used the army building tool for a while (didn't play AoS for a while). For playing a game, the general's handbook gives a lot of information but it's best paired with the battletome specific to your army. That said, old armies only have the old tomes which lack many of the special rules and tricks that all other tomes give.
IE: my bloodbound army has some army specific tricks, items and rules which are further enhanced by army battalion scrolls. If I were to battle an army from the old PDFs, I'll probably be smashing them with tricks that are out of their reach.

I guess... If you have a few players that still play 8th ed armies, then the old PDFs should be enough to get started.
But if you want to play with the AoS community, then the latest tome for your army in combination with the general's handbook is recommended.

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Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:09 am
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