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« Reply #30 on: 21 January 2015, 01:41:35 PM »

For Fantasy impetus I've used either two stands next to each other, or three - two front, one behind or reversed for "wedges" like knights. Looks quite good, gives quite a sort of organic look as the lines thin and thicken around the commanders etc.
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« Reply #31 on: 21 January 2015, 01:45:38 PM »

Rebasing, rebasing. If I rebased every time a new rules set came out, I would never have played any new rules (I learned that after the fourth time ..... Smiley )

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« Reply #32 on: 21 January 2015, 01:57:44 PM »

Rules from Pendraken is an exciting step forward, I am certainly interested in the Warband rules. My Fantasy 10mm are on 6x3cm bases (Impetus and Sword and Spear)and I will just use those for my games. When is the release date? and what is the probable cost?  Bring em' on!
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« Reply #33 on: 21 January 2015, 02:04:12 PM »

When is the release date? and what is the probable cost?  Bring em' on!

Hi Bodvoc, the hard copy rules are currently at the printers, so release date is 'as soon as possible'.

As well as the printed copies (to be available through the Pendraken website, priced at 16), there will also be pdf versions available through Wargame Vault (release date and price to be confirmed).
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« Reply #34 on: 21 January 2015, 02:13:12 PM »

No chance them being on Amazon?

I got a voucher for Xmas and I cant decide what to do with it
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« Reply #35 on: 21 January 2015, 02:22:13 PM »

16, i'm in! and thanks for the prompt reply. Anychance they will be on sale at Vapnartak in York?
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« Reply #36 on: 21 January 2015, 02:23:26 PM »

If you've got them in hand for WMMMS I might part with some cash after a flick thru Smiley

Sadly, we're about comfortable with Impetus Fantasy so it'll be an impulse "ahhh g'wan then!" purchase if I do Wink
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« Reply #37 on: 21 January 2015, 02:57:59 PM »

4 of 40x20 is a problem because I have several large armies which are painted and organised in units of 3 bases.

I find the current fad for Base Width measurements an irritation. Yes, I can knock up a quick ref chart in a few minutes but it's one more reason not to change from whatever rules I'm using. I know, I know, old dogs ... new tricks and all that Smiley

The pages posted don't look to be doing anything particularly new or interesting. A solid and well laid out set without a doubt but nothing to drag me away from Warmaster.

I play comparatively few tabletop miniatures games these days so when I do I prefer to use rules we all know to maximize playing time. That said, if something new and innovative turns up then as a group we'll give it a go.

New figures, however, I'll happily add to the ridiculously large pile of unpainted figures I already have :-)

I have agree with Ithoriel.  especially about the need to add new shiny figure to my lead pile.

That said I wish Pendraken all the best with the rules, just that they will probably not "float my boat"
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« Reply #38 on: 21 January 2015, 03:26:41 PM »

I don't normally get involved in discussions like this but this particular issue but...well, read on.

I don't know anything and haven't read anything about these rules but reading some of the comments on this thread has left me a little annoyed. I always thought that wargamers were a very open minded and adaptable bunch of people but dismissive comments using base sizes as an argument seems a little petty to me.
Has anybody who commented negatively actually tried them yet?
I assume that some if not all of the playtesters frequent this forum so how about comments from them? Do the basic mechanics work okay, does the game flow, are the rules relatively easy to follow? These should be the major issues, not bl**dy base sizes!
As others have said, 4 of 40x20 should/will work okay so what the hell is the problem?

Sorry, it just really got my goat!

Rant over.

(Just read brothercrow's recent comment but I'm going to post this anyway.)

I was thinking the same thing
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« Reply #39 on: 21 January 2015, 05:16:10 PM »

I am, however, looking forward to the new figures and keeping my fingers crossed that the Balori (or whatever they wind up being called) make it into production.

I'm itching to get my mitts on these little fellows too!

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« Reply #40 on: 21 January 2015, 05:30:12 PM »

Thanks for all the comments, it looks like we're keeping the age old tradition of 'Marmite rules' going! 

On the bases, we completely understand what people are saying and the base sizes was one of the first things we chatted about at Pendraken HQ.  We're putting a huge amount of time and money into this project, so the last thing we'd do is make the rules so exclusive that people couldn't get into them easily. 

As Chieftain and others have said, other base sizes will work just as well, and we'll also be making movement trays to cover every option for people who want to use their existing armies.  Whether it's 40x20's in a block, 60x30's, 40x30's or even 40x20's in a triangle formation, we'll make a tray for it.  These are a fun and simple to learn set of rules that we really want to become the 'go to' set for Fantasy 10mm gaming, so we'll be doing everything we possibly can to make it easy for people to get involved.

It's worth mentioning as well that the 100x50mm bases look fantastic as a unit, all painted nicely as almost mini-diorama's, they look like a proper warband.   Wink  They're also easy to move about the table as well, and you've got the space around the figures for handy things like dice frames for tracking casualties, etc...

There will be loads of support and info available here which we'll be constantly updating and adding to, and we're hoping to take the rules on the road as well to do some displays at some of the shows this year.

No chance them being on Amazon?

No immediate plans for that, mainly as I've not dealt with them before and I've seen some bad reviews.  It'll really depend on the success of the rules and whether we get asked a lot about other sales streams.

Any chance they will be on sale at Vapnartak in York?

Hopefully is the best I can say right now.  The printers said they should be with us within 10 days or so, and that was the end of last week, so we should be getting them just before the York show.

If you've got them in hand for WMMMS I might part with some cash after a flick thru Smiley

We'll definitely have them in time for WMMS, no worries there.


Thanks again for all the comments!
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« Reply #41 on: 21 January 2015, 06:33:50 PM »

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It's worth mentioning as well that the 100x50mm bases look fantastic as a unit, all painted nicely as almost mini-diorama's, they look like a proper warband.   Wink  (...)


We want pics !!  Cheesy

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« Reply #42 on: 21 January 2015, 06:36:57 PM »

Hi Leon and team,

Just like to add my support to this new development. The rules sound interesting and I certainly prefer the large base sizes for this scale and below.

I am in the process of toying between 15mm and 10mm for my fantasy gaming so this new venture of yours has arrived at the right time for me. Any ideas when we can get a peak at the new miniatures?

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« Reply #43 on: 21 January 2015, 06:53:12 PM »

We want pics !!  Cheesy

There are some in the rulebook...!  Cheesy

I am in the process of toying between 15mm and 10mm for my fantasy gaming so this new venture of yours has arrived at the right time for me. Any ideas when we can get a peak at the new miniatures?

The new figures are almost ready to go, I just need to get some photo's taken for the website and then we can get them all released.

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« Reply #44 on: 21 January 2015, 07:15:21 PM »

Pictures?

Here's a full army.

This one was one of the play tester armies.  A serious goblin warband.

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