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Offline WallyTWest

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White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:36:17 AM »
Somebody tell me about it and is it worth owning?
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 12:55:41 PM »
Is this the one?

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Unless you're an avid reader of old (4th ed.) WD battle reports then I'd have to say it's not worthwhile.

IIRC it was released near the end of 4th ed. and included:

A book of WD battle reports, a couple of card buildings and a bucket load of new magic items to herohammer your characters up to an even more ludicrous degree.

I'm quite surprised that boardgamegeek don't have a writeup on it.

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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 12:59:18 PM »
I was googling as well and can't find any real breakout of it, weird!
I bought back in the days, mainly because of the buildings it included  :D
Though if you played back in the days it has some really fun articles to read.
Maybe I should try and add to Lexicanum or something (or anyone else, who feels up to it).

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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 05:18:08 PM »
White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War (1995) is a compilation of White Dwarf tactical articles and Battle Reports of the 4th edition, many of which feature the Chaos Dwarfs on one side or another. Tactics articles were mainly on flying monsters, war machines, deployment and cavalry types. Included was an early narrative campaign form WD181-186, starting with The Gathering of Might - a massive multiplayer battle between an Orc, Goblin, and Chaos Dwarf host against an Empire-Wood Elf alliance - followed by a series of linked battles:the Orcs and Goblins moved against Talabheim, where they were defeated by the Emperor Karl Franz; the Chaos Dwarfs successfully besieged Wurtbad and sacked the town. A special scenario "Death in Drakenmoor" dealt with their attempt to escape with their loot.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 12:26:17 AM »
Hope Wally feels this is better late than never.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 10:55:15 AM »
At least he was still active on warhammer-empire this year.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 01:13:00 PM »
True.  And he'll be back.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 07:41:09 PM »
White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War (1995) is a compilation of White Dwarf tactical articles and Battle Reports of the 4th edition, many of which feature the Chaos Dwarfs on one side or another. Tactics articles were mainly on flying monsters, war machines, deployment and cavalry types. Included was an early narrative campaign form WD181-186, starting with The Gathering of Might - a massive multiplayer battle between an Orc, Goblin, and Chaos Dwarf host against an Empire-Wood Elf alliance - followed by a series of linked battles:the Orcs and Goblins moved against Talabheim, where they were defeated by the Emperor Karl Franz; the Chaos Dwarfs successfully besieged Wurtbad and sacked the town. A special scenario "Death in Drakenmoor" dealt with their attempt to escape with their loot.
Which month did it get released?

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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 10:52:13 PM »
December, AFAIK.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 02:10:19 AM »
The supplement also had a bunch of new magic items included in the set.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 03:16:49 AM »
I actualy ended up purchasing it- it's an intresting time capsule, has little other value.

The included card buildings are nice... Ultimately I deemed it not worth owning.
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Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 06:09:26 AM »
I think I had it and pulled it apart.

I used to have a lot of white dwarves, and i went through an exercise about 10 years ago where I pulled them all apart, and sorted articles into categories - race specific articles, campaigns, battle reports, background, terrain articles, etc. and then put them into clear plastic sleeve folders.

So I cant tell which WD the article came from, but I have a lot of content.
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