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The Idoneth Deepkin make greater use of monsters and beasts than nearly any other army of Order, making up for their limited numbers and resources with magically enslaved bond-beasts. At their smallest, these may be the bioluminescent creatures that light the undersea enclaves or the familiars that fight alongside the Isharann. At their mightiest, these could be the savage Akhelian Allopexes or even the Akhelian Leviadon.

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The bonds that the Idoneth Deepkin share with their beasts is a difficult one. While the Stormcast Eternals and Fyreslayers may possess a deep connection with their draconic allies, the Idoneth Deepkin must magically enslave their bond-beasts using the Embailors, a specialised sect of the Isharann. In order for these magics to take hold, the creatures must be blinded, for without this measure they risk slipping their bonds and escaping in a murderous rampage. There are groups and even whole enclaves of Idoneth Deepkin who trawl the oceans for beasts to hunt and capture, with the Ghurish forces of Dhom-hain training particularly vicious specimens.

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There are some exceptions – a few Ochtar, such as the familiar that fights alongside Lotann, Warden of the Soul Ledgers, have proven loyal, as have the rare Deepmares ridden by Akhelian Kings.

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The Idoneth Deepkin present all sorts of opportunities for hobbyists and gamers alike, boasting a rich stable of monstrous creatures to build your army on – take an Akhelian King as your general, and you could even field an entire mounted phalanx with Fangmora Eel cavalry as Battleline units! If you love using monsters, you’ll find the Idoneth Deepkin a very rewarding force – whether you’re looking to field an army of them or just want to add an allied detachment to your Order army.

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The greatest of the Idoneth Deepkin’s monsters is the Akhelian Leviadon – something between an armoured battleship and a dragon. Just check out its stats:

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The Akhelian Leviadon plays perfectly to the strengths of the Idoneth Deepkin, shrugging off enemy fire in the earlier turns of the game before making a crushing charge. There are few things that can stand up to an Akhelian Leviadon on the offensive – particularly when you factor in its Jaws of Death:

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With only one attack, you’ve just got the one chance each turn to unleash Jaws of Death – but should it go off, you’ll take a considerable chunk out of any unfortunate model’s Wounds in an instant.

You’ll be able to pre-order your Akhelian Leviadon in the coming weeks, so stay tuned – in the meantime, you missed yesterday’s preview, where we looked at the Isharan, check it out here.

The post Monsters and War-beasts of the Idoneth Deepkin appeared first on Warhammer Community.

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1 hour ago, pretre said:

That's anecdotal.

....And?

I said:

9 hours ago, paxmiles said:

Definitely a disney army. And to be fair, many times more kids play AoS than played WHFB.

Everything I, or you, say is anecdotal. And Anecdotal doesn't mean false, it just means that it is a statement you hear which should be researched by you before you adopt it as truth. Which is to say, don't blindly believe things you hear from other people - instead, verify on your own to discern where truth lies. And your method of verification will ultimately be a personal experience, which itself is also anecdotal....

So. Regarding my quote, you can believe it if you want, or you can disbelieve it. Doesn't matter to me. I believed it when I typed it. And I explained my basis. It doesn't need more levels.

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You could have instead have said

"And to be fair, I've seen many times more kids play AoS than I saw playing WHFB. "

Instead, you said

"And to be fair, many times more kids play AoS than played WHFB. "

One implies it is your personal experience; one is made as a statement of fact. That was what I was pointing out.

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35 minutes ago, pretre said:

You could have instead have said

"And to be fair, I've seen many times more kids play AoS than I saw playing WHFB. "

Instead, you said

"And to be fair, many times more kids play AoS than played WHFB. "

One implies it is your personal experience; one is made as a statement of fact. That was what I was pointing out.

A "statement of fact" is an anecdote when I say it. Upon hearing my statement, it's up to you to discern the truth as it appears to you. And being anecdotal doesn't mean it's true or false or fact or fiction, it just means that the reliability of the information is not perfect, so perhaps you should verify. And no information is, or ever will be, perfectly reliable. So, verify everything.

As for the above, I think the second one is worded better. The correction implies it's about sight-based perception checks...

But sure, I could have worded it in a way that didn't confuse you. Though, that is assuming this is about confusion, and not about finding an excuse to heckle me. Doesn't seem like you were confused.

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It's not about heckling. It's about statements of opinion being portrayed as statements of fact. If you think there's ill intent from my end, you probably need to take a step back and go do something else for a bit because, with some rare exceptions, I don't post on here with ill intent.

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45 minutes ago, pretre said:

It's not about heckling. It's about statements of opinion being portrayed as statements of fact. If you think there's ill intent from my end, you probably need to take a step back and go do something else for a bit because, with some rare exceptions, I don't post on here with ill intent.

I thought "heckle" might be too extreme a word to use there, but I couldn't think up a better one for that instance. What's the word for a more playful version of heckle? Tease comes to mind, but that word has adopted new meaning lately. Anyway, you do heckle sometimes, or tease, or perhaps called friendly "jabs." I don't really like it, but acceptance of others is part of coexistence, so I adapt. And you're nothing unusual, all people have behavioral quirks (and often a second set that they use while on the internet...).

Anyway, I think you are lost on this statement thing. I'm not that invested in this one. Not sure why you are so invested in it. Was thinking this was playful banter (the way you play on the internet in the other threads), but you seem offended...dunno.

Perhaps you should explain why my statement about WHFB and AoS bothers you so much. Why does it matter so much to you? Matters enough to offend accidentally. Seems like to continue on this one without offending, I need to ask for clarification on why you were offended(?). Merely suggesting the possibility of heckling shouldn't be enough to offend you under normal circumstances - if the circumstances aren't normal, please give me a heads up.

56 minutes ago, paxmiles said:

But sure, I could have worded it in a way that didn't confuse you. Though, that is assuming this is about confusion, and not about finding an excuse to heckle me. Doesn't seem like you were confused.

Since you seem confused by the above: this means that the direction you are taking the prior conversation leads me to believe that you weren't confused about the meaning or factual natural of my statement. So, if the statement doesn't confuse you, and you "get" my meaning, then further dissection of my statement seems closer to sadism than genuine dissection. And if it's sadism, then in conversation, it would manifest as heckling or teasing or friendly "jabs."

Never matters what is said, but in what it means to others. If you understood what I meant, then there is no need for correction.

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The Idoneth Deepkin have some of the richest and most complex lore of any Warhammer Age of Sigmar faction. On the surface, these aelves fight for Order, like their predecessors – but dive deeper, and you’ll find a long and tragic history that gives them a unique identity of their own. The Idoneth Deepkin are more than just an army – they’re a culture with their own way of life beyond of the battlefield.

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From insights into just what Teclis is up to, to plot threads that hint at what’s to come after Malign Portents, to the opportunity to explore a well-realised culture from the hidden places of the Mortal Realms, the new battletome is great for narrative fans – we caught up with the people that wrote it to find out more…

Cunning fans might have noticed one of the juiciest lore entries already – the coming of the Shyish Necroquake…

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That’s right – whatever Nagash has planned, it’s happening, and the cities of Order are in trouble. Only time will tell exactly what the Necroquake means, but it doesn’t look like good news…

Read the lore of the Idoneth Deepkin for yourself – pre-order the new battletome here.

The post Idoneth Deepkin: Writer Insights – The Lore appeared first on Warhammer Community.

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ok — damn... this is the first AOS thing I have seen that makes me want to try it.  LOL ... not that I will -but this army looks good and like something I would want to toy around with.  Good work GW.  I don't have room for another game - but maybe after I finish some projects I will have to try out some demo games of this...  someday

 

-d

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7 hours ago, spagunk said:

I'm always so jealous when seeing AoS minis as they are so awesome looking and inventive. Those deepkin look fantastic.

They've really been knocking it out of the park with their aesthetics for the new AoS Factions. I'm hoping more of the new stuff makes its way into Shadespire, because I'm in no position to start actively playing AoS, but want to be able to get some of that.

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On 4/16/2018 at 8:21 AM, Torg said:

ok — damn... this is the first AOS thing I have seen that makes me want to try it.  LOL ... not that I will -but this army looks good and like something I would want to toy around with.  Good work GW.  I don't have room for another game - but maybe after I finish some projects I will have to try out some demo games of this...  someday

 

-d

How does you picking up more elves count as a different game? Just pick the set that you think would be easiest to convert to eldar, should you decide you don't like AoS.

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