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Question: There are twelve armies in the Warband rules, which should give you a good selection to choose from.  Simple question - which army are you planning to start first?
Barbarian men - 3 (3.7%)
Dark elves - 5 (6.2%)
Dragon men - 9 (11.1%)
Eldritch vampires - 0 (0%)
Goblins - 16 (19.8%)
High elves - 8 (9.9%)
Hill dwarves - 15 (18.5%)
Lizard men - 3 (3.7%)
Samurai apes - 4 (4.9%)
Taurians - 3 (3.7%)
Undead - 11 (13.6%)
Wood elves - 4 (4.9%)
Total Voters: 42

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« Reply #30 on: 19 February 2015, 10:56:09 AM »

I ... will be using my Normans as Dragon Men with a few fantasy extras.

An excellent idea!

I can't wait to see them.   Smiley

Since the rules don't set out what each warband 'should' look like it will be very interesting to see how people build their own versions of the various armies.  This flexibility is intentional really.  Go on!  Be creative!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: 19 February 2015, 11:02:58 AM »

Pwease.... Batting Eyelashes Batting Eyelashes Batting Eyelashes

Nope !......Not even for suitcases full of crisp 'oncers'.  Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: 19 February 2015, 11:10:37 AM »

Nope !......Not even for suitcases full of crisp 'oncers'.  Tongue
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« Reply #33 on: 19 February 2015, 11:19:09 AM »

I feel the insidious pull towards this stuff and struggling to resist.
The new goblins (more like orcs to me though) are very tempting though 1 pack to a base seems sparse (I put 12-15 models on a 5x3). I'd probably go with 2 packs to a base for that horde feel.
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« Reply #34 on: 19 February 2015, 11:23:14 AM »

Hill Dwarves are looking like they could become my first purpose designed fantasy army. Should make good opponents to the Dragon men, for which I already have figures from both Pendraken and Citadel.
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« Reply #35 on: 19 February 2015, 11:29:00 AM »

Just ordered the rules and will probably be using my medievals for a human army as others have suggested.

I have NEVER gamed any fantasy (other than Sci-fi) so this is all new to me. I will probably buy either/or of the Goblin and Hill Dwarf army at some stage, but probably not both as they look to have very similar type units and I'm keen to do armies that are very different in play styles.

I'm drawn towards undead and close combat armies so naturally I'm keen to stay away fro anything elvish....

Any hints and tips on which army to go for?

And please stay away from unhelpful ALL OF THE ABOVE - I have a mortgage to pay and children to feed!!  Grin
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« Reply #36 on: 19 February 2015, 11:30:04 AM »

Hill Dwarves are looking like they could become my first purpose designed fantasy army. Should make good opponents to the Dragon men, for which I already have figures from both Pendraken and Citadel.

Aye, they're lovely little minis...  http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/pendraken-warband-fantasy-army-packs_31.html
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« Reply #37 on: 19 February 2015, 11:41:02 AM »

I'm drawn towards undead and close combat armies so naturally I'm keen to stay away fro anything elvish....

Any hints and tips on which army to go for?

The undead rely on their commander and magic user to make them effective.  They're dead so don't have much initiative (!) so you really have to use the commander well to get them to fight effectively.

'Close combat army'?  Well, the armies are designed to be relatively well balanced, so most will do.  However if pushed i'd pick out:

Hill dwarves - are a stone wall.  Good solid, tough close fighting infantry.

Barbarian men - 'glass cannons'.  Fragile as theiy're nomadic and lack much armour, but (particularly the bison riders) hit like a train in melee combat.  You need to use them right though to maximise the charging bonuses.

Taurians - go for a small warband of minotaurs.  Tough, scary, but they will be outnumbered.
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« Reply #38 on: 19 February 2015, 11:47:34 AM »

"glass cannon"; like that  Wink
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« Reply #39 on: 19 February 2015, 01:11:08 PM »

Taureans sound like my kind of army - Bull in a china Shop Thumbs up
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« Reply #40 on: 19 February 2015, 09:26:07 PM »

What I'm really liking is the real variety you can get from the army lists; for example you don't need to have a Hill Dwarf Army as a solid wall of troops, you can make quite am agile aggressive attacking army and still be playing to their strengths. What I guess this means is that each of the 12 armies could potentially suit any play style you prefer.

There are also armies that I wouldn't normally of even considered such as Eldritch Vampires & Lizard Men but these look like they could both be potentials. I'm in the process of creating a basic army builder and it really gives an insight into the range of possibilities within each army...a Barbarian force comprising just Bison Riders & War Mammoths sounds fun Evil
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« Reply #41 on: 24 February 2015, 09:56:49 AM »

Well, if and when...

Taurians, well the centaurs anyway, to go with this year's/form the basis of next year's competition entry...  Undecided

Dark elves, because I already have some in progress, including from last year's painting competition...  Wink

Lizardmen, because I've always loved lizard men.  Hopefully I'll be able to invoke a RuneQuest/Gloranthan Dargonewt vibe!  Day dreaming

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« Reply #42 on: 24 February 2015, 11:13:44 AM »

Lizardmen, because I've always loved lizard men.  Hopefully I'll be able to invoke a RuneQuest/Gloranthan Dargonewt vibe!  Day dreaming

Brilliant idea!

I can't wait to see them.   Cheesy

RQ has a fond place in my gaming history.  LEon, please promise never to make any duck adventurers though.
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« Reply #43 on: 24 February 2015, 11:24:34 AM »



RQ has a fond place in my gaming history.  LEon, please promise never to make any duck adventurers though.

Me too but ducks; what was that about?

Anyone remember the angry duck on the front of Apple Lane?

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« Reply #44 on: 24 February 2015, 05:40:56 PM »

Me too but ducks; what was that about?

Anyone remember the angry duck on the front of Apple Lane?



When they were working out the character races for the game they needed something to fit into the halfling niche. I think Howard the Duck was a major influence, along with Donald and Daffy.

Donald and Daffy's tendency to fly off the handle at a moment's notice was obviously an inspiration for their stereotypical, angry-bird nature  At wits' end

Californians!  Wink

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