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The Brush and Palette / Re: My Grand Barony of Nordland Army
« Last post by Orfeo_Culzean on Today at 01:19:43 PM »
Fortunate for those archers the steam tanks in base contact with the trolls

Oho-ho, these archers lasted two phases of close combat with the trolls and gave me time 1. tank em into the flank 2. to move the hurricanum aside-))
Warhammer 40k Discussion / Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
« Last post by Rowsdower on Today at 01:07:57 PM »
Now i want some My little pony Modrians
The Brush and Palette / Re: My Grand Barony of Nordland Army
« Last post by Rowsdower on Today at 01:04:46 PM »
Fortunate for those archers the steam tanks in base contact with the trolls
The Brush and Palette / Re: My Grand Barony of Nordland Army
« Last post by GamesPoet on March 19, 2023, 08:29:12 PM »
Wow!  That looks glorious.  Much appreciate being able to see such a wonderful table top. :icon_eek: :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
The Brush and Palette / Re: My Grand Barony of Nordland Army
« Last post by Orfeo_Culzean on March 19, 2023, 08:13:16 PM »
Sneak pick of the last game in the 8th edition of fantasy battles.
5000 for 5000 points, Empire vs. Orc and Chaos alliance.
Empire victory  :happy:. The game was tense, the course of the battle changed several times for the parties  :ph34r:

The Old World Cometh Again !!! / Re: Warhammer: The Old World ... Rules?
« Last post by Naitsabes on March 19, 2023, 06:21:07 PM »
Balance is where T9A went...and it didn't end well.

as a segway into expectations, I would not expect GW to care much about balance at all.  :wink:

I do expect a bunch of pretty models to come out. A bit worried that similar to AoS it'll be all these microfactions that are available for a few months and then disappear before I had a chance to save up the lunch money.

I also now expect (or rather dread) based on the rumors from playtesters that rules are based on 7th ed with fixed charge ranges, maybe they will keep some things like step-up so the charged unit can do more than roll over and die. and I would expect they ease up supposed 'pesky clunkiness' like charge arcs to allow people to run into each other more easily.

A lot of the T9A forum discussions are around how long it should take to play a proper game (for them mostly in a tournament setting). but I wonder if this is something GW considers.
The Count's Tavern / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Last post by GamesPoet on March 19, 2023, 02:14:07 PM »
Bobby Caldwell passed away last week.

Here is his famous tune being performed by him in 1978, with hang gliders and the Good Year blimp above a coast in Florida, and a complete 3 minute guitar jam at the end ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFMy1aO_LMU

And here is the more recognizable and recorded Warner video from 1979 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK1-NsFL5qY

And a Caldwell performance in 2008 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgG7x4mxMDA ... older, still singing it like a genius with soul and emotion.

I remember first hearing this tune traveling in the back seat of a car before I could drive, and liking it immediately.

My condolences to his family and friends.
Its great that some folks have been keeping the Empire alive. :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:

Rivalry between provinces seems to be littered across the timeline.  And the storytelling seems to have always been what folks make of it. :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
It'll be interesting to see whether or not Talabecland and Stirland are allied or not.

They were enemies in 1360, and they are enemies around the year 2500. Their long-standing enmity is there, although it doesn't rule out periods of alliance, even personal union.

What I'm trying to say is this: it doesn't matter if GW says this or that about the late 23rd century. Empire vs. Empire grudges and battles are an existing part of the Old World history, and we can play those battles whether or not GW tells us to or not. The genie was out of the bottle decades ago, we hobbyists will create our stories as we like.

Three months ago we played a Stirland vs. Mootland skirmish, and a month ago we played a Sigmarites vs. Middenheim battle, which were part of a storyline leading to a massive 10-player Empire vs. Orcs battle we played yesterday. The earlier battles plus the roleplaying intrigue established that Stirland didn't send forces against the Orcs, and Middenheim and the Sigmarites didn't fight shoulder to shoulder.

This is the type of gaming and storytelling GW will probably support in their version of a divided Empire, surrounded by common enemies. But we are already playing that.  :dry:

The Count's Tavern / Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day 2023!
« Last post by GamesPoet on March 19, 2023, 10:54:19 AM »
Got more Irish music showing up on youtube ...


 ... some traditional tunes. :icon_biggrin:

Happy After St. Paddy's  Day! :icon_lol:

Oh, and enjoy the old photos. :icon_cool:
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