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Dunnadd
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« Reply #75 on: 26 February 2015, 11:24:35 PM »

Runcorn features in Hugh Cook's Chronicles Of An Age Of Darkness series, though it's a bit different from present day Runcorn
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« Reply #76 on: 26 February 2015, 11:37:07 PM »

It would work well as a title for the mighty Fall, one of my all time favourite bands, nice to see them get a mention on a miniatures forum!! Rock on!

Mr Smith would be aghast.
I've had a browse and love the system.  I might wait to see more of the new figures before plunging in.
The idea of Dragonmen is very appealing...
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Chieftain
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« Reply #77 on: 26 February 2015, 11:49:40 PM »

I've had a browse and love the system.

Would you like to let us know why?  Smiley
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Plasticoutsider
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« Reply #78 on: 27 February 2015, 09:17:02 AM »

Would you like to let us know why?  Smiley

The rules seem to strike a nice balance between abstraction and aesthetics (yes, I really am that pretentious).  The idea of dioramas showing disordered mobs of orcs on bases of uniform size is entirely new to me (apologies if people know of dozens of other rule sets that do this!) and looks just right.  I like the look of the magic solution as well.
I'm generally rules-phobic, so Warband looks like it was written for people like me in mind: well laid-out, simple, a good level of abstraction, and an emphasis on modelling.
Can't wait to give it a go!
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« Reply #79 on: 27 February 2015, 01:24:18 PM »

The only rules I know of that come close to this idea are Polemos, Impetus, Altar of Freedom and Volley and Bayonet
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« Reply #80 on: 27 February 2015, 02:02:05 PM »

The only rules I know of that come close to this idea are Polemos, Impetus, Altar of Freedom and Volley and Bayonet

Grande Armee  as well, and I suppose Kings of War  maybe
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« Reply #81 on: 27 February 2015, 05:52:41 PM »

My parcel including a Goblin army and some extras arrived today. I will enjoy opening them this evening  Smiley
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« Reply #82 on: 27 February 2015, 06:53:14 PM »

My parcel including a Goblin army and some extras arrived today. I will enjoy opening them this evening  Smiley


Jealous; too many goblins already though Undecided

Maybe Cheesy
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Buy plenty of Matron's sculpts now!

If he keeps using the chainsaw, the value of his work will soon go up.
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« Reply #83 on: 27 February 2015, 10:45:03 PM »

Come on, Gareth....You know you want to.

Cheers - Phil
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getagrip
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« Reply #84 on: 27 February 2015, 10:48:16 PM »

Come on, Gareth....You know you want to.

Cheers - Phil

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Yeah  Grin I want to!  I'm really hanging on for the Dark Elves.... Wink
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« Reply #85 on: 27 February 2015, 10:56:42 PM »

Bad, bad man Tongue

Yeah  Grin I want to!  I'm really hanging on for the Dark Elves.... Wink

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« Reply #86 on: 11 March 2015, 10:22:15 PM »

Had a read through the Warband rules today and i think they're a bit too simple and fast play for me - make HOTT look complicated (EDIT - actually, correction -  spells much more detailed than HOTT - which just treated magicians like artillery - and there are options for each unit for extra points that make units and armies vary more than in HOTT) .

I'd think many people who like ultra-simple, fast battles that can be fought in a short time will like them though.

Positives imo - simple, fast, easy to learn and play without grey areas for rules lawyers.
                    - Clearly written and well laid out rules book with lots of clear diagrams. Easy to read
                    - some unusual / original armies
                    - would be easy to make up your own army lists using the special abilities list in the rules

Negatives - too simple? (e.g being attacked by two dragons at once seems to be almost identical to being attacked by one)
               - Army lists too rushed/Not enough differentiation between armies (e.g almost every army's archers seem to have Shooting rating of 2D6 - so elf archers are no better than anyone else's)
               - Army lists too much restricted to ranges Pendraken sells
               - Lacking in background to give atmosphere. No real "fantasy world" and army lists have minimal background.
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AndyT
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« Reply #87 on: 11 March 2015, 10:39:31 PM »

I'm yet to play my first game of 'Warband' but I suspect that the simple mechanics will suit me well.

There is some variation in the army lists in terms of the options available to units, making the elven archers potentially different to their goblin equivalents, and from the different magic spells on offer to each army.

Cheers,
Andy
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Dunnadd
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« Reply #88 on: 11 March 2015, 10:42:00 PM »

Ah right - elf archers are allowed Powerful - you're right Andy - missed that.
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« Reply #89 on: 12 March 2015, 09:46:37 PM »

              - Lacking in background to give atmosphere. No real "fantasy world" and army lists have minimal background.

I'm liking this about the rules more and more. I love that there is no inherently good and evil races (we've all read the twilight books and know that vampires are actually nice) and I think it gives more opportunity to play factions that you normally might not be drawn to.

At the moment I'm thinking my Goblins will be more from frozen wastelands (although how to explain there low % of body fat and lack of clothing I'm no sure yet  Undecided). My lizard men could be from marsh/swamp areas near active volcanoes making their skin more reddish then green. Barbarians could be from open plains similar to Native American tribes, where Bison & Mammoths roam in huge numbers.

And with a few simple ideas a fantasy world is taking shape...who knows the Pendragon community may develop a living Warband world as time goes by.
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