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The Electors' Forum / Re: Alternative Winged Lancers models?
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:56:46 AM »
There are a range of companies that just make the wings. So if you liked a mounted hussar or light / medium cavalry unit, you could buy those wings and stick em on the backs for instant winged lancers.

The Count's Tavern / Re: What Miniature Games Are You Playing in 2017?
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:37:37 AM »
I played no games. Been busy building though.

The Count's Tavern / Re: Eurobash 2018 - The nutter edition, coming soon?
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:56:35 AM »
Interesting. Iím half dutch, so even more interesting! Thanks SKS!

The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:26:36 AM »
Yeah, I have never played an RPG, but I imagine you have other controls you can use to rein that shit in.
Get wanted posters or NPCs like inn keeps to refuse service. Bounty / witch hunters to appear in increasing volume and capability, even turning up in the middle of quests to try and kill or capture their character.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:22:36 AM »
Unfortunately are holes in those come-backs.

I am curious, what does T9A think about all the old timers filling in the survey to bring back WHFB. Do they see it as a risk?

The Count's Tavern / Re: Eurobash 2018 - The nutter edition, coming soon?
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:20:03 AM »
Why is 11 the crazy number? Thats the number I wear on my basketball jersey, and have for about 2 decades.
What are you trying to say?


The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:45:54 AM »
Thing is, I think AoS has done a lot of things well:
- Supported well
- some fresh fluff and models (khardon overlords, sylvaneth bugs)
- some simplification of factions

I just hate:
- how complicated they made it to transition
- the cost of new models
- some of the silly fluff around realms
- the simplification of the rules
- bunches of new special rules
- stupid IP version names of things
- no more ranked combat (circle bases)

The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:24:35 AM »
Done. Thanks for that. I was pretty genuine. Will be curious to see what happens next.

The Brush and Palette / Re: Pleasant Surprise 2017
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:09:13 AM »
Hmmm so the package should have been there a few days ago....sadly I also see they have not been online since May which is unfortunate.

My user hasnít been online since May either. But i havenít painted it yet. All constructed though.

The Brush and Palette / Re: Konrad's State Troops
« on: November 25, 2017, 12:55:10 AM »
People did it with greatswords, and added knight arms into the mix too. But yeah, i guess.

The Brush and Palette / Re: Konrad's State Troops
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:55:13 AM »
I love them. I also donít know why they havenít been kitbashed more.

The Count's Tavern / Re: Offer for WE members
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:53:03 AM »
Family comes first.

But thanks for update - means people should be respectful.

The Count's Tavern / Re: Kickstarters - Ongoing list
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:58:24 AM »
Does anyone have the Kings of War succubi? They look like they have potential?

The Count's Tavern / Re: Ghost Archipelago - Frostgrave II
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:29:19 AM »
I like his name. Very punny.

The Brush and Palette / Re: Chumley Warner's Empire. 80's Glam Rockers
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:37:05 AM »
No it's real...

They have taught Robots to Backflip...

It's the most awesome and yet scary thing i've seen since 1986 when ''Big Trouble in Little China '' was on at the cinema!!

That was a surprisingly awesome and scary movie.

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

The Brush and Palette / Re: Carturello Empire miniatures
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:35:51 PM »
Beautiful tones and blending.

The Brush and Palette / Re: Spites Painting Blog - The Dwarfs Return
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:31:30 PM »
Metal dwarf thunderers look great!

I never really liked the treasure hunter, but I think your paint job may have revealed him to me in a new light. Very nice.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 15, 2017, 01:55:13 PM »
For me the worst part about 6/7 magic was all the 'magic movement' type spells. Really could kill all the careful maneuvering that this game should be about. In my recollection it wasn't just undead either. There was a shadow magic spells and, the orcs had something similar. Ah, the bad old days.

Correct. There was a shadow magic spell (#5 I believe). And yes, hand of gork i believe it was called. Shadow magic wasnít great though other than the movement spell snd pit of shades from memory. All orc and goblin magic was decent I think.
Movement spells were string because of the things I listed earlier. It relates to 6th / 7th meta overall to load a combat for CR, deny kills, autobreak and pursue.

The other part was magic didn't scale that well. It got out of control in bigger games so this required some gentlemen's agreement.

8th hardly scales better. 2D6 is still 2D6. A disincentive for playing larger games IMO.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:55:48 AM »
In 6th and 7th, it was primarily movement spells. Thing is, undead were the main users of them, and it was a balancing choice based on their bad movement rules regarding marching. Part of the issue with the movement spells coupled with undead, is that coupling losing combat from a fear causing enemy that outnumber, makes the problem worse, and without multiple rank attacks back, or step up, and chargers attacking first, it made it a powerful combo.

7th only had 2 unit killing spells I believe - a chaos one, and a skaven one. Comet of Cassandora was the only big spell from the BRB. The rest were minor to mid strength damage, buffs or hexes. 6th didnt even have the chaos or skaven ones, just comet.

8th retains the chaos and skaven ones, and has purple sun and dwellers. Comet is a sub-par choice in comparison. There are other powerful spells in the other lores too, such as mindrazor. Most of the #6 spells in 8th were not in 6th and 7th.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:45:57 AM »
New problems of 7th magic were more related to armybook spells and combos than core rules.

Agree with Fidelis.

Taking 1 level 2 to push a spell through by the 3rd turn wasnít a bad strategy. 100 odd points on a wizard is hardly going to make all the difference to a combat centric army and mean you are wasting points. You could also supplement with bound spells - something that are pretty terrible in 8th edition IMO.

Furthermore, taking a no wizard, combat army was a viable option. There were not many unit destroying spells, and if you donít want to engage in the magic game, you didnít have to. That to me makes magic balanced, not overpowering like it is in 5th and 8th. Not all that different from shooting really - if you dont want to engage in the shooting phase, you dont have to. If you want to heavily invest in magic or shooting, you can and it will mean you are sacrificing on another phase - is that not what balance is all about?

If you want to talk meta, what is the point of a level 2 in 8th if you can easily take a level 4 and get so much more out of it. Almost every 8th ed army has a level 4 - how is that balanced?

Dock is very cool.

The Count's Tavern / Re: Crisis
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:20:14 AM »
I had a facebook account once. Then I took an arrow in the knee.

The Electors' Forum / Re: What can I do with what I have? (AoS, WHFB, T9A)
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:27:30 PM »
I am assuming your collection is plastic except the warrior priest and mounted wizard.

You need more infantry. Each unit should ideally be at least 20, if not 30-40. You arenít going to achieve much with units of 10.
This can be achieved in a few ways, assuming the models are plastic, and you have a little bit of a bits box. Also 42 handgunners is a strange number. Some of these should get converted into infantry.

How did you build your militia? I assume using plastic Free Company kit? Why / how only 10?

Fo you have the leftover bits from the cannon? You may be able to convert / kitbash a mortar and use some bodies to convert crew.

The Electors' Forum / Re: WHFB Magic & Spells in various editions
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:11:09 PM »
Correct. And the impact of spells other than magic charges in 6th was very different from 7th and 8th with the uber unit killing spells.
6th and 7th were not the same. 7th was an iteration on 6th, which inproved but created new problems too.
It also doesnít take into account the strict character limitations in 6th and 7th, which meant taking multiple wizards meant sacrificing other characters in your army. 5th and 8th have broadbrush percentages. The whole meta was different.

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