The true lord of the undead has returned, and he’s fucking massive!
This compendium, combined with the new models released with it, have the be the most shit hot products released by GW in a while.
Wargaming veterans will know of the past campaigns that GW have hosted. Including Isle of Albion and Storm Of Chaos. They have all been fun while they’ve lasted but afterwards they’ve tended to leave a bitter taste in my mouth.
They always seem to claim that the Warhammer world will be changed forever, then afterwards the ‘big outcome’ seems to be forgotten completely, all fluff written for it passes like a a ship in the night. For the most of it, people don’t seem to care. I do. I always do. The Storm Of Chaos in particular was disappointing, as the supplement book had some great themed army builds but as soon as the campaign was over those lists we illegal. Of course most gracious opponents will still let you use them. But that’s not always the case, and I know a lot of people built expenses army’s only for then be disallowed a few months later.
So, is the ‘End Of Times’ any difference? For me, I feel it is. The set itself is two books. Book one is all narrative about the great lord Nagash’s plan to be resurrected buy his, mostly, faithful Montarchs. I won’t go into great detail here as I don’t want to spoil anything for people intending to read it but I must say it’s a great read! It’s the best bit of fiction I’ve read in a long time. It really got me buzzed for starting a new army. It has a short round up of what’s going on with each of the races at the beginning of the book and then chapter one starts. Those hoping that every race will turn up in this tome, will be disappointed as it mainly focuses on the vampire counts, elves, the empire, the tomb kings and a little bit of Brets. I’d rather this than every race get shoe-horned in with an attempted to make everyone happy. If the rumours are true, and to me it seems likely, then there will be more books to follow in this series and these are only the first two.
Book two is the rules for the set. This includes a new army composition table which allows your army to be made up of 50% lord and hero choices! It’s also creates the Legion Of The Undead list. Which is basically Vampire Counts and Tomb Kings combined. The book allows everyone to use the ‘lore of undeath’. At this time in the warhammer history desperate times come for desperate measures, lots of wizards have decided it’s better to break the rules and raise their fallen comrades then allow the forces of darkness to take over their lands.
I really like this set, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s to come. If you have a basic knowledge, and enjoyment, of Warhammer fiction then i’d highly recommend this!