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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?

The Electors' Forum / Re: Middleham Landship
« on: August 12, 2017, 02:26:56 PM »

The Electors' Forum / Re: I miss the Old World
« on: August 12, 2017, 08:31:44 AM »
Indeed, it even says so in the 7th edition Warbands. For anyone interested: when I dug out the file, it turned out to be the German version.

The Electors' Forum / Re: I miss the Old World
« on: August 11, 2017, 09:26:39 PM »
I have a copy, if you need one.

The Electors' Forum / Re: I miss the Old World
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:31:22 AM »
On a side note: 7th edition saw Warbands, with rules for games up to 200 and up to 500 points, and 8th edition had rules for the Regiment of Renown event (100 points Regiment, but where each model was treated as an individual unit).

The Electors' Forum / Re: I miss the Old World
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:08:42 AM »
What is it exactly you want to know?

The Fantasy part of the WD 291 was dedicated to a preview of Warhammer Siege features. It also contained a modelling section for building monstrous siege towers (including the Mud Elemental) and castle upgrades. WD 292 contained 5 Warhammer Siege battle reports. The introduction to those battle reports introduced some special rules, including for the Mud Elemental, which was used in the "Battle in the Treetops" between Chaos Beasts and Wood Elves.

The Drakk Army was unrelated to Warhammer Siege. It was a feature on a Dwarf tourament army (by Sander Tijssen).

As it happens, in Dutch, eega means spouse.

Difficult to say, as GW never breaks down its figures accordingly, but it does not seem to be a disaster. One thing is clear: GW is benefitting from a weak pound.

The Electors' Forum / Re: I miss the Old World
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:49:01 AM »
There was Warhammer Skirmish and Mordheim. That said, the 6th edition BRB itself already included skirmish and siege rules.

Well done...

And Well of Fate is  the correct translation.

The Electors' Forum / Re: I miss the Old World
« on: July 30, 2017, 01:13:38 PM »
Et in Arcadia ego...

The Count's Tavern / Re: Other Manufacturers
« on: July 28, 2017, 07:55:07 AM »
I have tried one replica of those armour plates. It is like a bloody corset, but it sure did not fit me well...

Still an opportunity not waisted, I guess

The Count's Tavern / Re: Goodbye Photobucket
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:04:58 PM »
Whatever their criteria of the sequence in which they shut the system down, you will eventually be shut down, unless you pay.

The Brush and Palette / Re: photo bucket sucks
« on: July 27, 2017, 04:32:56 PM »
Don't tell me you just noticed? 

Here is one we prepapred earlier: http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=52209.0

I switched to imgur myself.

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