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Specialist games...?
« on: June 17, 2008, 09:37:01 PM »
What is your favourite specialist game?
how do you play it?
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Re: Blood Bowl...?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 09:46:15 PM »
Look at the specialist games section on the GW website. It was originally played with miniatures and still is by many avid fans
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Re: Blood Bowl...?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 12:57:32 AM »


It's an awesomly fun game to play. I've almost finished painting my Bunnies of Doom team (bunch of females in play boy bunny costumes with necktie and bunny ears).

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 02:46:56 PM »
I have a great Halfling team that just won their first game (against Orcs)

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 03:05:47 PM »
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Re: Blood Bowl...?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 11:24:08 AM »
I read the online rulebooks last night, and it seems to be tremendous fun.

A pity that I would have to order the starting box from abroad, since GW does not seem to sell it here for some reason.

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 04:08:00 PM »
A pity that I would have to order the starting box from abroad, since GW does not seem to sell it here for some reason.

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 04:37:43 PM »
make sure you get plenty of cheerleaders, they dont do much, but they sure look pretty. steveb

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 04:58:40 PM »

What is a pity is that GW literally threw away all the later called "specialist games" in order to explore new business like LoTR.

Games like, Necromunda, Mordheim, Bloodbowl, Heroquest, Armageddon, Space Hulk and many others were fantastic and added a lot of flavor and detail the main games couldn't explore.  Space Hulk and Blood Bowl were my favorites by far.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 05:14:06 PM »
In my opinion Battlefleet Gothic is the best game system ever created. It rocks so hard, but it's quite a bit to swallow down, as opposed to Blood Bowl and Mordheim. Nevertheless, I wish GW would support their excellent specialist games more.
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Re: Blood Bowl...?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 10:15:50 PM »
I have a dwarf team that someone once convinced me to get. I've never played the game.
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 03:59:29 AM »
Necromunda is a wonderful game that if we can get over to the states we'll most certainly be trying out again.  :-D

I've always loved bloodbowl to the point where my brother and I invented our own rules and made our own board outta paper using Warhammer figures so we could play but we could never afford the real thing...

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2008, 12:22:10 PM »
Games like, Necromunda, Mordheim, Bloodbowl, Heroquest, Armageddon, Space Hulk and many others were fantastic and added a lot of flavor and detail the main games couldn't explore.  Space Hulk and Blood Bowl were my favorites by far.

Let's not forget Gorkamorka... :icon_wink:

I think the appeal of the Specialist Games partly comes from the fact that they attract less WAAC-freaks who exploit rules gaps (unlike the main systems). Hence, any weakness in the rules isn't as aggravating as it is in the main systems.

That being said, Mordheim has arguably the best line of miniatures ever (remember that the Militia sprues were initially created for it - says a lot).

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2008, 12:25:22 PM »
The all time greatest was and is Talisman.  steveb

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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2008, 12:27:22 PM »
I have a dwarf team that someone once convinced me to get. I've never played the game.

Did you bother to read the rules? ;)

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2008, 12:04:12 AM »

Another great thing about specialist games is that maybe apart from Battlefleet Gothic, you can play a game in less than one or two hours.  They are great for people who simply couldn't afford (or wish) spending an evening playing Fantasy or 40K.  Painting requirements were other advantage for people who are not enough patient to collect a complete 200+ models army in the course of one or two years   :-D

Battlefleet Gothic becomes easily eternal when played above 1500 pts though... 
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2008, 09:11:09 AM »
Warmaster for sure.

I still play Blood Bowl (2nd) and Necromunda (1st), but I play Warmaster and Warmaster Anciants more than any other system at the moment
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2008, 11:08:04 AM »
I have 4 Epic armies* and am working (well its on hold) on more.  Epic Armageddon is a fantastic game, the standard scenario makes warhammers "pitched battle" look terribly arbitrary.

I also have a blood bowl team in a box... though they haven't seen any action for about 20 years.

BFG looks good, I haven't played it but I read the rules (and ripped off the campaign system for another game once).

Just a shame that specialist games is getting smaller and smaller...

(Marines, Eldar, Titan Legions, Orcs, IG and Black Legion)

PS Talisman was the worst written game I have ever played, we never actually had a winner of a game as every time someone found a loop-hole that could prevent anyone from winning. The best boxed game GW ever did was Cosmic Encounter!
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2008, 12:43:57 PM »
Mordheim. Love it.  :happy:

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2008, 02:02:22 AM »
There's a large contingent of BFG players at my local club, and I keep thinking about getting into it...except I also keep thinking about getting on with Dark Elves, Wood Elves, VC, Space Marines...
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 09:55:45 AM »
Mordheim is the best game ever produced by Games Workshop. Even better than Man O War.

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Re: Specialist games...?
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008, 09:57:21 AM »
Playing Mordheim is like having liquid hot joy injected into your genitals.

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2008, 11:53:12 AM »
Not touching that with a 20 foot pole wls :)
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2008, 03:45:33 PM »
Not touching that with a 20 foot pole wls :)

That's ironic because my . . . no I better not go on . . . :icon_rolleyes:
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2008, 11:28:26 PM »
I'm a major SG player myself.  I have these armies.

BFG:  about 9000 points of Imperial Navy (including Space Marines),  3700 points of Tau (including 2 bastions but not including the stronghold I haven't built), small Ad Mech Fleet (4 Lights, 1 Regular, 1 BB and 1 Ark mechanicus)

Warmaster:  4000 points of painted Dwarfs,  about 3000ish of TK Undead.

Epic:  Overly large armies of Space Marines, Orks,  Imperial Guard and a decently sized force of SQUATS.

Mordheim:  A Witch Hunters warband box.