[just shows how much WHFB has been at the forefront of my hobby thoughts recently: - recently? Well about the last two years.]
and that the Other Manufacturers thread has gone past 100 pages, I thought it might be an idea to explore options if Fantasy drastically changes or even dies. I seriously doubt even GW could be that stupid, but who knows .................
How about people posting up with a brief synopsis/summary of the rules of a different game. I would hope primarily to focus on rules that would allow us Empire players to use our existing figures.
I know that I very rarely get a game in these days, as my son lives 140 miles away, and my erstwhile 'across the road' gaming buddy moved house and has virtually disappeared into the oblivion of renovation and conversion.
When I do get the opportunity, the amount of time available is never enough for a full 2000pts of WHFB.
So over the last couple of years I have looked and played SAGA, , where I can use a lot of spearmen, archers, greatswords, and a bit of Mordheim, and of Legends of the High Seas where all sorts of militia or character figures can be employed for example.
I have also looked at Historical stuff like Pike & Shotte and had a couple of enjoyable games with Henerius at last year's bash - again units of knight, spearmen, swordsmen, and handgunners are usable.
I've just got Lion Rampant for Christmas, and have been reading through that: it is aimed at 40-60 figures per side average and your 'army' is described as a retinue, and there are no ranked up units. It actually looks like fun.
I am going too save the next post to put up a proper review in the next day or two, and hopefully set the tone.
If anyone else wants to join in then see if you can write a review of a game you have played, and post up - hopefully we can make a useful resource for members to get an idea of what's out there.
If it grows I'll try to list the post numbers where an initial synopsis is done here in this first post.