Wargames Gallery 10-13-2015 “Lost Naggaroth”

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A requiem for The World That Was

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  • David Dutton

    A beautiful army. It makes me sad to lose the square bases and rank and file strategy. Not to start a AoS feud, but especially as an owner of a full painted and based empire army it feels more accurate to have them fight in formation

    • Adam Murray

      The problem I always had with formations in warhammer was how rigid they were. If the unit was too wide it wouldn’t be able to charge into a combat etc. Felt weird and ‘gamey’ like a game of Tetris rather than an actual battle. Imagine the scene “Finaly we will have our revenge! Charge men!! …. “Sorry sire not if it means breaking formation.” And men on the ends of a wide block just watching combats and not joining in. I’ve never been in a medival battle but I imagine they weren’t need and orderly affairs.

      • Shardak

        In the period Warhammer Fantasy tends to represent (outside of a few outliers like Bretonnia) breaking formation was pretty synonymous with losing the battle.

        • Adam Murray

          Can’t really picture beastmen, Skaven or orcs for that matter marching round in perfect parade ground squares. I like the look of ranked infantry but I’m not sure how realistic it was in combat. They don’t stay ranked perfectly in any of the Total War games for example.

    • Alhazred TheMad

      I appreciated a pretty block of painted army men back in the day. That being said though AoS kinda does encourage ranks. Between the low coherency and the range of weapons suddenly you are kinda blocked up and fighting for every inch shoulder to shoulder. If anything it’s more real, though I do miss having my neat blocks of units. My Skaven buddy still does run his in blocks and it honestly doesn’t impact him at all. Actually I think his placement and attack coverage becomes far superior to my free form then.

    • David Leimbach

      You can still use movement trays and rank models for easier movement.

      And more accurately when you engage the enemy you can break rank.

    • vlad78

      Play KOW. Better, faster, more fun.

      • Agent OfBolas

        KoW is one option, you can also use free rules from Avatars of War – this game is brilliant! Same as their miniatures.

  • generalian

    Its sad to see a game go that could have been easily fixed, properly marketed, and sold to millions worldwide.

    • 6Cobra

      I’m emotionally inclined to agree, but.. that’s quite a claim you just made. Specifically how would you have “fixed” what was wrong with WFB as a game and a product line?

      • Nameless

        my personal thoughts:
        a) an over haul of the magic system, to reduce the sudden I win part of that phase.
        b) slowing units slightly so that ranged units have a better chance to impact the game.
        c) slight changes to infantry blocks to make cavalry less redundant – easier to break steadfast for example.
        d) some way to scale the game down (or up) as 8th ed didn’t really scale all that well

        of course there are more changes I would make, but those seemed to be the biggest failings of 8th ed

        • Shardak

          Changing steadfast also means the game would not as dominated by gigantic 30-60 model infantry hordes but you’d have to not do so much that gigantic 30-60 model hordes were pointless for armies where they were appropriate.

          • Nameless

            true enough, but that is what the rules writers are payed to do. not decided that the only way to make their new game work is to tell players to just ignore bases (and thus damage any detailed bases players have spent time on)

  • Partyhengst

    Hello Folks,

    iam from Germany and it is very important for you to read this. At first after Warhammer was dead my team went for KOW but we think this isnt the right way after we got this FOLLOWING NEWS.

    Nothing is really dead if someone is belieiving in it. Theres a big fan project word-wide that works on a fanbase project called “the 9th Age”.

    Here i post the introduction:

    Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age (FB: 9th Age), is a community-made wargame, with no ties to any company. The game
    represents two clashing armies, represented by adequate models. Each side is usually controlled by a player,
    although in some occasions there can be more than one player per side, such as in the case of an Alliance. The
    game normally takes place on a board of 4 by 6 feet, although for smaller and bigger battles this size can be
    adapted. Both sides deploy their armies and take alternating turns to have their models act. Actions are often tied
    to a chance of success, for which dice are used. During each player turn, a player can control his army over the 4
    consecutive phases of the game: Movement, Magic, Shooting and Close Combat. After the game ends, a victor is
    determined (or it might end in a draw).
    All relevant rules, as well as feedback and suggestions, can be found/given here:
    http :// www . the – ninth – age . com /

    If you visit this webside you will believe in Warhammer in a new way.

    And i think BOLS should make a review about this. 9th age is getting important!!!!!!!

    • Marky

      I hear it’s 9th age for future ETC too

      • Partyhengst

        Thats right. Our only choice i think. A lot of tournaments start in 2016 in Germany. Stay tuned.

        HEy Larry Vela from BOLS, make a review!!!! PLease….you must put together the parts which fall apart! ­čÖé

        http://www.the-ninth-age.com/news/

  • Agent OfBolas

    I don’t like what I see because this reminds me how mad I was when Age of Crap replaced WFB.

  • Benjamin E

    Hey, cool! Look everyone, a game of Kings of War being played!