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The Brush and Palette / Re: How to Post Images
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:01:49 PM »
Regarding photobucket: I guess it is useful to know that by adding ~original after .jpeg, any pictures you linked before will re-appear - for now at least.

The Tactica Board / Re: Dogs of war unit help
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:59:43 AM »
They were in a Warhammer Chronicles chapter in WD 115 (German Version) of 2005, in and mainly for the setting of Lustria.

The Tactica Board / Re: Dogs of war unit help
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:01:52 PM »
They were in WD 298.  A pdf can be found here.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:28:43 AM »
Before 8th, it was not uncommon, but simply impossible to take multiple lvl 3/4 wizards in < 2500 point games. In games < 2000 you could not take any Lord, and in games < 3000 just one. Basically, starting from 2000 points, an extra Lord could be added with each extra 1000 points.
Regarding lvl 1/2 wizards: there were a number of common and specific magic items to allow a wizard to roll more PD than normal.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
Plus the Comet in 6th/7th was a Remain in Play spell: it could still be dispelled later on, and the wizard could not cast any other spells without terminating the Comet.

Certainly, step-up and no more auto-break were very welcome and necessary improvements in 8th.

The Count's Tavern / Re: Goodbye Photobucket
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:13:47 PM »
As someone smarter than I pointed out elsewhere, if you add ~original after .jpeg in the link, the picture will re-appear.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:10:55 PM »
While this may or may not be theoretically true, it certainly did not hold water in practice (at least in my experience), because of the limitations of the number of characters and the lack of overpowered BRB spells. For something that allegedly made no point in 7th, I myself and the majority of my opponents in a standard 2.000 points game took exactly that: a single level 2 wizard sometimes supplemented by another level 1/2 wizard.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:50:45 PM »
What do you mean by "growing returns in magic levels? And how would that be more the case than in 8th, where you add the wizard level to cast/dispel? if that is not a growing return in magic levels, what is?

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
As so ofte, one must distinguish between the BRB and the ABs. The magic system of the BRB in 6th/7th was balanced per se. However, the magic lores and/or equipment of various ABs broke that balance.

The Electors' Forum / Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:52:13 PM »
December, AFAIK.

The Electors' Forum / Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:55:15 AM »
At least he was still active on warhammer-empire this year.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Undead/Demons and combat
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:53:09 AM »
Assuming that you are playing WFB 8th edition:

WRB Official Update Version 1.8, p.7: 
Q: If a unit charges into combat and, on the turn it charges, the last of the enemy unit it is fighting are removed as casualties due to Daemonic Instability, the Unstable special rule, Cornered Rats or as a result of a War Machine failing its Break test, does the charging unit get to make an Overrun move? (p58).
A: Yes.

The Electors' Forum / Re: White Dwarf Presents: Chronicles of War
« 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.

The Count's Tavern / Re: Offer for WE members
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:14:52 PM »
Unfortunately, with the demise of WFB, I have no further need of models, but allow me to say that  the quality of the models is superb and the price a real bargain.

The Town Square / Re: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:32:54 AM »
Thank you. That does indeed do the trick for now.

The Imperial Office / Re: Help save our treasures from photobucket.
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:21:29 AM »
They were made/painted by Swan-of-War.

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:05:50 AM »
Of course. It was just to illustrate that even established "WF facts" can still be contradicted by some WF sources.

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: September 02, 2017, 10:37:16 AM »
Although WFRP 1 The Enemy Within calls Karl Franz the great greta grandson of Wilhelm III (or to be precise, the great great present grandson - due to a print error), I would rather favour seeing Wilhelm III as his great grandfather, and merge Matthias IV and Mattheus II.
The line of successors to Wilhelm is a bit unclear, and, as so often, various sources contradict each other. No surprise really, given the changes between WFRP 1 & 2, and the fact that there does not seem to have been strict coordination between WFB, WFRP and the Black Library novels.
Matthias the IV, named in Beasts of Velvet as the immediate successor of Wilhelm III, disappeared (according to WD 140) in 2401, 28 years before Wilhelm came to the throne. The father of KF is usually named Luitpold, but Letters from Sylvania calls him Ferrand.

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:36:57 PM »
As said, the "Night of a Thousand Arcane Duels" occurred in 2415, under the reign of Dieter IV. The father of Karl Franz was not even a twinkle in his grandfather's eye yet. That said, one should not, perhaps, take too much notice of the story, because it was basically product placement for the Storm of Magic.
And speaking about Dieter IV, the ancestors of Karl Franz, and product placement, do not forget to have look at http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=47520.0

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:06:24 AM »
The White Dwarf 389 (UK) of May 2012 contains the scenario "Night of a Thousand Arcane Duels", taking place in 2415. Here the Grand Theogonist Viktor Helmgart marched with troops on the "Great Hall of Duels" to stop the magical mayhem that was going on. With the exception of the Supreme Patriarch and the Patriarch of the Order of Light, all Patriarchs were killed at the time. Certainly after that, the location must have been generally known.

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: August 30, 2017, 10:27:20 PM »
In the description of Thyrus Gorman as SC, it would appear that the Hall of Duels is also called the Obsidian Hall. But that does not seem to briing us closer to its location in Altdorf.

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: August 30, 2017, 04:43:50 PM »
Re layout of the colleges: While the colleges themselves have separate guildhalls, what I had in mind was the hall where the duels to become supreme patriarch take place. I can't remember which army book it is in off the top of my head, but there is a story which describes it as a large octagonal hall, with alcoves along the walls from which senior wizards can watch the duels without being in the line of fire. The staff of Volens is placed on a pedestal in the centre and the two claimants have to fight their way to it.
I don't think it says where in Altdorf it is actually supposed to be located, but I get the impression that it isn't part of any one college, but is rather neutral ground where the leaders of the different organisations can take council, so that was what I was going with. I guess there might be more info in realms of sorcery or one or other of the novels though.

That description is in the 6th edition, after the description Balthazar Gelt. There is an even shorter version in the 7th edition. According to WFP 2 Realms of Sorcery, the subterranean Hall of Duels is 100 feet below the Hall of Convocation, where the conclaves of the Patriarchs are held.  Unfortunately, I cannot find any indication regearding the location of that Hall either.

The Electors' Forum / Re: The Colleges of Magic
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:47:14 PM »
WFRP 2 Realms of Sorcery p. 76:

While there are no specific laws stating females are not admitted into the Colleges, thence into the Orders of magic, it cannot be denied that it is a rare occurrence. Some scholars who are given to ponder such things speculate peasants and the like are quicker to burn those women who do show some Aethyric ability. Likewise, some claim women do not possess the sensibilities to mould magic, or concentrate on their study long enough to gain the necessary languages, skills, and knowledge required to shape spells. While the former claim has more than a grain of truth to it, the latter is complete nonsense. Aethyric ability makes no distinction between the genders—indeed the Bright Order has a long outstanding prophecy of a female Battle Wizard without peer and is eagerly awaiting her arrival.

Female Wizards seem to gravitate towards certain types of magic—the Jade and Amber Orders being the most common—though this is by no means a hard and fast rule. Generally speaking, most colleges have little or no provision to accommodate women on their premises, meaning those few females apprentices are often given board in some long forgotten room or out of the way dormitory hastily converted to their needs. As those women that do gain entrance to the Colleges are often of noble or moneyed families, (who can afford the fees but not the scandal) they are not usually treated with any contempt, rather a cautious brand of confusion. Many College folk attempt to ignore the Apprentice’s gender, hoping a serving woman or housemistress will deal with the delicate matters of clothing sizes, medicines and other such “women’s business.”

As a side note, it is worth noting several colleges have quite formidable and terrifying matrons dictating the domestic arrangements. While they have no magical powers, their abilities to manipulate Wizard Lords, remove stains, and feed veritable armies of picky spellcasters does border on
the supernatural."

According to the same source (p. 103), there is currently even a "Matriarch Magister": Tochter Grünfeld (Jade College).

The Electors' Forum / Re: Marienburg Landship
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:32:40 PM »
Perhaps too much of your own brew?

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