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Offline GamesPoet

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Warcry ...
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:15:20 AM »
Looks like a fantasy skirmish game.

Saw the components of the starter set and they look like detailed figures.  Seems like a handful of extra warbands can be purchased, although they all seem to look like chaos forces.

Anyone play this yet?  And if yes, how's it going?
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 12:57:02 PM »
So no one has any experience with this yet? I've heard it might be a Mordheim like game, although only Chaos Warbands at the moment.  Scenery in the starter set looks good, and I like one of the Warbands that doesn't come in the starter set, can't recall the name.  I'll look it up.
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 04:43:08 PM »
For what its worth there are other warbands available, but not a complete set for all the factions. There's going to be (eventually) like a dozen different chaos tribes and Stormcasts, daughters of khaine, Deepkin, Nighthaunt, Fleshcourt ghouls, undead, Orcs, Gobo's and savage orcs. Likely more in the future as well.

I'm not sure I'd call it like Mordheim. More like Path to Glory or Necromunda. More gang warfare then exploration fighting, if that makes sense. The scenery looks amazing, and the models are super high quality, but I just have no interest in chaos models. A big part of this is expanding the background on the normal tribes and cults who follow chaos, instead of the rather generic ones, and that's great! I still don't want to play them.

As for the rules, a couple of my buddies have tried it and said its really good. I don't really no the difference between this and shadespire/underworlds, but it does seem really tactical. There's a lot of fights over getting the high ground, a lot of how you position models and which you use to do stuff. So it does look good, and I'll likely give it a try at some point.

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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 05:52:30 PM »
Agree about Chaos. Models fantastic, theme no. The only good chaos is dead chaos. Preferably shot, burnt, pissed on and trampled by hundreds of noble horses.
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 10:11:01 PM »
The models for them really are fantastic, but sadly none of them really hook me. It's super impressive, and I have some fun ideas for various conversations, but frankly they're all ideas that are like "Hey it could be fun to make them like x...but I have a billion other ideas to work on first."

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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 08:28:34 AM »
It's a bit like 40k's Killteam, played 2 games past Saturday with the core set. You got several stacks of cards to determine the scenario much like the cards for AoS Open play.
Models have fixed stats and warbands have a set of abilities you can use if you have double, triple or a quad from a set of 6 dice rolled at the start of a turn. While the amount of singles determine initiative.

It has warband specific for this but also other factions have "booster packs" with the cards for it. Even Stormcast with vanguard models.
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 12:56:44 PM »
Well here's a link to the Warcry stuff on GW'd site ... https://ageofsigmar.com/warcry/

Looks like currently 6 Chaos factions, 3 Order factions, 3 Death, and 3 Destruction.

Oh, and Becca Scott.  Not sure setting up a battle is what I have in mind for the coffee table. :icon_wink:

Back to being serious ... the game looks simple enough from the video.

Might get the starter set because of the terrain.  I like the Splintered Fang figures, and contemplating buying them.
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2019, 02:53:04 PM »
Honestly I'm really considering the starter set for the terrain. That stuff looks like it would be great for Frostgrave, Kill Team or any other skirmish game.

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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2019, 07:24:16 AM »
There has not been any updates to "Gorechosen" right?
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 09:10:38 AM »
There has not been any updates to "Gorechosen" right?

wrong topic ;)

But I recall that there were some extra cards for models to use in the base game.. not sure if they can be found somewhere still
Nothing to implicate Gorechosen into Warcray though
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 02:38:26 PM »
Yeah, but thanks for the answer.
Those who got warcry, hows your experience so far?
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 04:24:18 PM »
Had a near shot at buying Warcry for $100 in the flea market area at Fall-In! 2019.  Unfortunately another guy picked it up before I put my hands on it, and right out from underneath my personal space as I was looking at it.  Felt like i was in a department store where ladies invade each other's personal space to get to the sale items before anyone else does.

Anyway, I'll keep my eyes open for another opportunity at some point, or maybe just buy it at retail cost.
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 05:34:30 AM »
Tried it.


It's a good game as an introduction to Wargaming, but the game is dictated by cards, and to the experienced gamer may be a bit too restrictive.
That said, I'm pitting a copy in the club for our youngsters.
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Re: Warcry ...
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2019, 12:17:43 PM »
That's good to know, appreciate the review. :::cheers:::
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