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ive just returned home from uni and found this months WD waiting. is i flicked through i noticed that in the Skaven Vs. Dwarfs that the Dwarfs win the battle. Now as a Dwarf play im more than happy that we managed to settle a few grudges.

But to my knowledge this is the first time a new army has lost its intro battle so what gives?

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well most of the time GW actually replay games several times so the new army does win, always, if they didn't win this time there are only 2 reasons
1: they only played it once and couldn't be bothered to care any less because skaven are not space marines
2: they actually played the game properly and the game was won fairly by the denemy and GW decided to actually show the truth, because it was quicker and mean't they could go play with space marines

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At one point one of the skaven generals created a barricade of chairs on his side of the table so he could move his skaven in the way of the other player before he could get there
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1: they only played it once and couldn't be bothered to care any less because skaven are not space marines
2: they actually played the game properly and the game was won fairly by the denemy and GW decided to actually show the truth, because it was quicker and mean't they could go play with space marines
LOL, and do you know what? its so true as well, perhaps sig worthy

And yes im suprised they lost too, how badly? i doubt it was a massacre, probably a narrow victory for the dwarves, with the editors doing the usual '' well they still fought their little socks of '' routine at the end.

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It's probably only fair for the dwarves; when their last book came out, they admitted that they had to play the game 4 times for the dwarf to be able to win, and even then narrowly. At least they (probably) kept it somewhat honest here.

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well most of the time GW actually replay games several times so the new army does win, always, if they didn't win this time there are only 2 reasons
1: they only played it once and couldn't be bothered to care any less because skaven are not SPESS MUHREENS
2: they actually played the game properly and the game was won fairly by the denemy and GW decided to actually show the truth, because it was quicker and mean't they could go play with SPESS MUHREENS
Quoted for truth and corrected it a bit. Sorry if its annyoing anyone, but I had a serious overdose of prepubescent SPESS MUHREEN fans today, screaming like theres no tomorrow and being so idiotic even an Ork would have felt irritated by their sheer dumbness. I'm seriously thinking of getting a Commissar hat and a bolt pistol. And a chainaxe, for the Commissar Kharn feel.

And honestly, who with anything worth calling a brain gives a damn about a stupid set up battle? I can still remember the one where the Space Wolves fought Daemons... boy, that Daemon list was BUILT to loose, the whole setup was just for the drama.

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thanks for correcting my oversight

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Aren't most of the WD lists designed for a laugh, above all else? Considering that, you know, it's a hobby.

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Havent seen the new WD yet but Im somewhat shocked that the skaven managed to lose- played a game vs a new army book list yesterday and although my HE won it was mostly through outmanouvering and then some serious luck towords the end (defended a corner while 2*5 dragon princes, 2 eagles and some shadow warriors killed half the enemy flank and held up the rest while my corner just magiced/shot the approaching forces to death then beat the remnants of the army in combat)... in a straight power vs power comparison the new skaven book is just horrible, probably far more so then daemons: they no longer have Ld problems (almost everything is Ld10)- for a start very little other then flaming dwarf cannons are going to be able to touch the new pit monsters (seriously,all other giants just became obsolete)... but it does mean beating them is so much more fun.

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