Post by borderprince on Dec 6, 2018 21:46:27 GMT
The new (December 06) Insider has quite a few bits and pieces for WM/H:
Plot development for war in Llael, shaped by narrative events - apparently the Acts of War series will be continued here, in fiction published online for free.
Introduction of a new technology to "change the shape of warfare in the Iron Kingdoms" - mentions Devil's In the Details and Watery Graves as being sources of speculation here. The former had flying technology as the macguffin for a chase. I'm afraid the macguffin in Watery Graves just wasn't interesting enough for me to remember much about it - it spent most of the time underwater in any event.
Infernals - we knew about this. Insider appears to confirm that a deal was made with Infernals for the Gift of Magic (by Thamar). Apparently they are due 2/3 of humanity's souls.
Campaign book - relates to the Infernals release, but includes models for every faction. Specific mentions of the Order of Illumination and "Archons, supernatural champions sent into battle by the gods themselves". I think archon used to be explicitly a Morrowan term in the fluff - deceased primarchs would become archons who are more or less Morrowan angels. So this language applying to other gods might be a change, or may be suggesting a more Morrowan angle, which would fit with the Order of Illumination. Who knows, Constance Blaize may even become something close to playable.
Riot quest - all models will be usable in WM/H.
I find the publishing side of this interesting. Fiction via Skull Island Expeditions isn't happening, moving to free online distribution. But a book, related to plot developments, with releases for every faction is back (yay!). It isn't clear if the models from the campaign book will be usable outsider the campaign, but given the importance of competitive WM/H I'm sure they will be.