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« on: November 24, 2003, 09:09:23 PM »
i love these guys

so i thought i would have a go at making some variant rules for them:


conscript peasants

these guys are just villagers who have been pressed into service at the last moment


pts:2
mws bs s t w i a ld
 4 2  2  3 3 1 3 1 4

equipment: hand weapons

cowards: if a unit with a larger unit strength than the peasants charges them or passes within 3" of them then they must take a panic test



monks
guys from the local temple

pts9
mws bs s t w i a ld
4  3  3  3 3 1 3 1 7

equipment: hand weapons

hate chaos, skaven, undead



woodsmen
guess what they are

pts8
mws bs s t w i a ld
4  3  3  3 3 1 3 1 7

equipment: great weapons

can move through woods freely with no penalty
may spend a turn "chopping" and for every man in the regimant 1" of wood which they are in contact with can be removed



just a few idea i have had: improvements? other ideas?
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Offline Ric largeaxe

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2003, 10:09:06 PM »
I like the pesents as they are like the skaven slaves = cannon fodder

The preist is cool

the woodsmen, romoval of woods is good but for some reason I don't think it should be there
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Offline Grutch

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2003, 10:27:14 PM »
Lol I love it.  

I have to disagree with the Woodsman though. Felling a tree with an axe would take two men nearly an hour on average.  Of course this depends on the size of the tree and their skill.  

You should come up with a warhammer scenario and field your cowardly pesants and monks.  The new bretonian peasants models are coming out soon!  There are also some good mordheim angry mob pesants which i intend to field as free company!

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Offline pooch

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2003, 12:31:28 AM »
Not so sure it would take a man two hours to chop a tree - have you seen any of those Lumberjack challenges on ESPN before....those guys are a trip. :lol:

Offline Sigmar's Instrument

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2003, 02:52:42 AM »
The woodsmen thing is clever.  Now that I think about it...over half the Empire is forest (in the fluff)...shouldn't there be a unit that can move through it without penalty?
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Offline Karl Schimmelfennig

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2003, 04:03:22 AM »
I can just imagine peasants in an Empire army. I bet the moment the Elector Count gave an order, you'd get dissent such as:

"Real power is derived from the people, not some outdated aquatic ceremony. I mean, if I went round saying some watery tart lobbed a scimitar in my direction and made me king, they'd put me away!"
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Offline Uxeaz

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2003, 04:10:59 AM »
Lol! The woodsmen would be great. Take that wood elf. by the way dont archers and huntsmen move through trees freely?
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Offline queek

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2003, 04:31:46 AM »
Quote from: Uxeaz
by the way dont archers and huntsmen move through trees freely?


only due to the fact that they are skirmishers.

Offline Konrad von Richtmark

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2003, 09:44:37 AM »
If the Bretonnian peasant models look rabid enough, I'll use those as my free company instead.
The only good thing about 7th ed heads is that they look particularly inbred and superstitious which is perfect for Stirlanders

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2003, 09:58:43 AM »
They do... they are on the GW previews (don't bother to post link though).

I'll just stick to my trusty 5 points Free Companies.

Offline shavixmir

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2003, 11:51:45 AM »
Such a great idea!!

And there's so many other options for free company troops as well:

Drunks: 5 points per model
m 2
ws 2
bs 1
s 2
t 3
w 1
i 1
a 1
ld 10

Hand weapon (broken bottle)
Unbreakable due to not feeling pain.
Drunk: Move in a random direction at a random speed
Skirmish: obviously.

Grave diggers: 9
m 4
ws 3
bs 3
s 3
t 3
w 1
i 4
a 1
ld 7

Fight with great weapon (spades)
Immune to poison attacks
Stubborn (they're not easily scared)
+1 point: Light armour.

Republicans (or conservatives) 23 points per model
m 0 (They're conservatives, they don't believe in moving)
ws 0 (They get others to fight for them).
bs 5*
s 3
t 1 (they're totally spineless)
w 1
i 3
a 0 (they get others to fight for them)
ld 11

Don't use weapons
bs5* it's the BS attack (can't say it out loud). They just bog the enemy down with a constant string of verbal BS.

They can't be attacked, lawyers bog the enemy down with bureaucracy..

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Everything of value is vulnerable

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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2003, 12:17:02 PM »
:lol:

Offline Clarkarias

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2003, 12:47:16 PM »
Republicans *shakes his head*

Peasants and Monks (well Grail Pilgrims anyway) will both be in the new Bretonnian list.  I think huntsmen suffice for woodsmen as you can usually take an inch off a wood because of how the piece is modelled.

I definitly like drunks...only I think they'd be better...frenzied if defending their local tavern, hatred if it's been razed....and they'd definitly be stronger (how many people have NOT seen a bar fight?).
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2003, 09:43:13 PM »
plague cart drivers
pts 9
m ws bs s t w i a ld
4   2  3  2 4 1 2 1 5

equipment: hand weapons

do not fear undead (they see alot of corpses)
 have magic resistance 1 to all plague related spells (they have a pretty good immune system).

sailors
not used to walking on land
m ws bs s t w i a ld
3  4   3  3 3 1 3 1 7

equipment: cutlass (hand weapon), pistol

are unbreakable if defending an obstical (used to defending ship where there is no escape).
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2003, 07:55:03 AM »
Quote from: *insert witty name here*

sailors
not used to walking on land
m ws bs s t w i a ld
3  4   3  3 3 1 3 1 7

equipment: cutlass (hand weapon), pistol

are unbreakable if defending an obstical (used to defending ship where there is no escape).


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Offline Clarkarias

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2003, 12:38:15 PM »
Quote from: *insert witty name here*
plague cart drivers
pts 9
m ws bs s t w i a ld
4   2  3  2 4 1 2 1 5

equipment: hand weapons

do not fear undead (they see alot of corpses)
 have magic resistance 1 to all plague related spells (they have a pretty good immune system).


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Offline Konrad von Richtmark

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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2003, 05:35:24 PM »
-Who's that?
-The king
-How do you know?
-He hasn't got shit all over him
The only good thing about 7th ed heads is that they look particularly inbred and superstitious which is perfect for Stirlanders

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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2003, 06:01:11 PM »
there's some lovely filth down here!

Offline Emerald_Hunter

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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2003, 06:46:48 PM »
I can see a whole horde army coming soon....
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Offline Elector

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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2003, 07:12:41 PM »
I'd love to field an army of only Republicans, beacause thay can't attack or be attacked, I would never lose! Jay!
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2003, 08:35:34 PM »
Table quarters and/or objectives my friend!

Offline queek

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2003, 08:41:49 PM »
*tries to take Florida*