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Offline Merrick

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Here we go with Mordheim!
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:59:21 AM »
Ok chaps, the task is simple.
I am learning to play Mordheim for a campaign Friday evening, and have no free time before that to learn the rules of making a warband.

Therefore, I am asking my fellow forum members to create a roster for me, of 600 crowns. Or whatever it is. I know Marienburg get extra cash or something.  :-D

Models aren't a problem, I have an Empire army to pick from.  :-)

Crossbows and stuff, right?  :icon_lol:
« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 11:05:13 AM by Merrick »

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 10:16:22 AM »
A 1.1 million warband would be quite a sight!

Standard rules say that Marienburg get a 20% bonus on cash at the start. Usually, that's 600 gold.

I don't have my book around, but in case nobody else jumps in, I'll do a roster tonight and post it tomorrow afternoon, if you want.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 10:46:37 AM »
I would say that could be the size of a large Empire army. :icon_lol:
I got it mixed up with Blood Bowl, ooopsie!

500 gold as standard, of course. 600 with Marienburg.  :eusa_wall:

The more the merrier, gives me a nice range of ideas to choose from.  :-)

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 11:12:13 AM »
OK, here's my list idea:

captain      sword, brace of dueling pistols            120
champion      sword, mace            48
champion      sword, mace            48
youngblood      mace, mace            21
youngblood      mace, mace            21
                  
marksman      bow, mace            38
marksman      bow, mace            38
marksman      crossbowbow, mace            53
marksman      crossbowbow, mace            53
warrior      mace, mace            31
warrior      mace, mace            31
warrior      mace, mace            31
warrior      mace, mace            31
warrior      mace, mace            31
                  
                  
               total = 595

14 guys! Captain has awesome super pistols! Mace-tastic!
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 11:50:12 AM »
Macelicious. Duel Wielding pistols is awesome. Friday evenings = Pssssh! Why does Portbury do it on the best night of the week.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 03:28:39 PM »
Thats a lot of maces. perhaps they're a Press Gang looking for more unsuspecting blokes to swab the decks.
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 03:55:18 PM »
Mordheim is a long way to go for finding deck hands. :icon_wink:
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 05:32:10 PM »
That is....a LOT of maces.  :icon_eek:

The free company box set doesn't have that many, choose something else.  :icon_lol:

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 05:57:37 PM »
I would drop the warriors and take up swordsmen, you have to take the best common soldiers you can because if they got the lad got talent they still have their old skills.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 09:53:13 AM »
The free company box set doesn't have that many

So what - everyone will assume you have two maces on every model anyway!


If you start taking lots of swords you will have far fewer models and instantly become rubbish. You could get more marksmen instead, but don't drop below thirteen models or you become much easier to rout.
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 10:24:12 AM »
Marksmen are great. I run a Reiklander band with 2 groups of Marksmen with longbows. BS 4 to start, and I got the +1 BS upgrade for both groups as the first advance. Those guys give Elves the finger when it comes to shooting.  :-D

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 10:28:51 AM »
I seldon see any close combat bands use the sneak skill...hiding till you are close enough to go toe to toe. Only guy in our group doing this was the skaven player.

Otherwise Bs 5 is awesome especially if one of those should become a hero....first thing to grant him should be his own pair of duell pistols.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 11:15:33 AM »
Marksmen are great.

...if you play as Reiklanders. Not as good for Marienburg.
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009, 11:20:53 AM »
I seldon see any close combat bands use the sneak skill...hiding till you are close enough to go toe to toe. Only guy in our group doing this was the skaven player.
No way. :icon_eek: A skaven player being sneaky?  Who would've thunk it? :icon_wink: :icon_lol:
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2009, 02:19:35 PM »
Have they not 'corrected' the broken "all maces" tactic.

I'm playing a game or two tonight, with someone new to the game and I haven't told him about it, and I haven't built my warband woith all maces either ........

When does the "all maces" tactic become obsolete?
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2009, 02:30:49 PM »
When does the "all maces" tactic become obsolete?

When they re-balance the rules so that the mace/hammer/club/staff isn't both cheaper and more effective than any other option?

So, never.
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2009, 05:37:58 PM »
But axes are so much cooler especially if you play a Middenheimer warband....well for them I would say it is spears.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2009, 10:22:30 PM »
Guys, I apologize, I've totally wasted your time.

I'm going with Witch Hunters.  :icon_lol:

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »
Uh, why am I not surprised. :icon_wink:
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2009, 12:25:44 PM »
You suck at using tills.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2009, 01:01:40 PM »
But axes are so much cooler especially if you play a Middenheimer warband....well for them I would say it is spears.

Spears?  Wot?
My group got started with the optional Critical Hit Tables a few years ago and we love our swords and axes.  Clubs are still good, but we pay with a mix of weapons.  Although the halberd still gets little love...

@Merrick--So how did the game go?  Witch Hunters?!!
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2009, 01:13:36 PM »
You suck at using tills.

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You suck at building Gyrocopters.  :-D

@Merrick--So how did the game go?  Witch Hunters?!!

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2009, 01:21:45 PM »
What was your warband like? (Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum is down and I'm missing my fix...)
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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2009, 01:23:21 PM »
I was borrowing someone else's warband.
Had a couple of crossbows, two youngbloods, a champion, couple of other heroes, two swordsmen and a wizard.

Second game, the wizard was swapped for a blunderbuss.

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Re: Make Merrick's Marienburg Mordheim Mob
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2009, 01:26:15 PM »
So where do the Witch Hunters fit?  (Since the above is not a Witch Hunter band.)
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