40K vs AoS vs Warmachine vs SW Legion

The good news is there’s a wargame for whatever you like – let’s compare the big boys.

What I really like about where we are in 2018 is there’s a bunch of big companies with strong tabletop offerings for gamers.  Never has there been so many quality games out there for consumers to pick from. To me the craziest factoid about the 4 games listed below is the oldest one is Age of Sigmar!

Now I’m not here to tell you which is the best, but instead I thought a simple apples to apples comparison of the various systems would be in order.

Here’s the parameters we will use:

  • Game: 
  • Manufacturer: 
  • Age: 
  • Current Edition Age:
  • Setting:
  • Cost of Minis: 
  • Materials Used:
  • Average Number of Minis per Army: 
  • Turn sequence: 
  • Size of Core Ruleset: 
  • Core Dice:
  • Average Game Length:
  • Starter Box Cost: 

LET’s GET READY TO RUMBLE!

Warhammer 40,000

  • Game: Warhammer 40,000
  • Manufacturer: Games Workshop (UK)
  • Age: ≈ 30 years
  • Current Edition Age: 9 months
  • Setting: Proprietary IP, gothic sci-fi “The Grimdark”
  • Cost of Minis: $$$$
  • Materials Used: injection molded plastic, limited resin – on sprue
  • Average Number of Minis per Army: ≈ 50
  • Turn sequence: I-GO-U-GO
  • Size of Core Ruleset: ≈ 10 pages, plus datasheets per unit
  • Core Dice: D6
  • Average Game Length: 2-3 hours
  • Starter Box Cost: $40, $80, $160 offerings

Age of Sigmar

  • Game: Age of Sigmar
  • Manufacturer: Games Workshop (UK)
  • Age: ≈  3 years
  • Current Edition Age: ≈ 3 years
  • Setting: Proprietary IP, high fantasy “The Mortal Realms”
  • Cost of Minis: $$$$
  • Materials Used: injection molded plastic – on sprue
  • Average Number of Minis per Army: ≈  50
  • Turn sequence: I-GO-U-GO
  • Size of Core Ruleset: ≈ 6 pages, plus datasheets per unit
  • Core Dice: D6
  • Average Game Length: ≈ 2 hours
  • Starter Box Cost: $33, $113, $158 offerings

Warmachine-Hordes

  • Game: Warmachine & HORDES
  • Manufacturer: Privateer Press (USA)
  • Age: ≈ 15 years
  • Current Edition Age: 2 years
  • Setting: Proprietary IP, fantasy steampunk “The Iron Kingdoms”
  • Cost of Minis: $$$
  • Materials Used: metal, injection molded plastic, limited resin
  • Average Number of Minis per Army: ≈ 40
  • Turn sequence: I-GO-U-GO
  • Size of Core Ruleset: ≈ 70 pages, plus cards per unit
  • Core Dice: D6
  • Average Game Length: 1-2 hours
  • Starter Box Cost: $40, $90 offerings

Star Wars LEGION

  • Game: Star Wars LEGION
  • Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games (USA – France)
  • Age: ≈ 1 month
  • Current Edition Age: 1 month
  • Setting: Licensed IP, Star Wars – (Disney)
  • Cost of Minis: $$$
  • Materials Used: plastic
  • Average Number of Minis per Army: ≈ 30
  • Turn sequence: interleaved – alternating activation between players
  • Size of Core Ruleset: ≈ 20 pages, plus cards per unit
  • Core Dice: D8, D6
  • Average Game Length: ≈ 2 hours
  • Starter Box Cost: $90 offerings

Now I could do this all day, and can add in Infinity, Flames of War, Kings of War, Bolt Action and others (and will later). But this is here to put a lot of the metrics in black and white.  So often it’s good to just sit back and really study the similarities and differences of the big systems out there.

~Only you the consumer can decide which is the best value for your hard earned cash. Go ahead, we know you want to.

  • Haxor

    There is resin for AOS

    • EnTyme

      If we’re counting legacy armies (and I’m not sure why you wouldn’t), there is also metal.

    • marxlives

      This article is a little misleading on the rulebook size too. With the GW starters you get the “full rules” but not the “advanced rules” or whatever that nonsense means. The Warmachine starters you a full rulebook, every rule will you will ever need to play a “full rule” game or “advanced” rule game.

      • Doesn’t Dark Imperium come with a hardcover full rulebook? I mean, I’m 90% sure it does, in that I have it but have never opened the book

        • marxlives

          it does come with a 280 pg rule book and an 8 page core rules reference and this is why the claim in the article is misleading. Yes you can play with the “core rules” just like you can play with any of the other 8 page rules introduction pamphlets available for every other game on the market. So what people did is said the 8 page is the core and the 280 is the “advanced”. But last time I check this wasn’t early years DnD. Just like the main rule book you get in the Warmahordes starter, you’re going to use the real rulebook, only if you are starting in the hobby are you going to use the 8 page pamphlet.

          • Rufus

            To be fair, 180 of the 280 page book is lore and background. And of the remaining 100 pages, about 80 pages are missions and narrative specific expansions. The 8 pages of core rules is effectively all you need to play competitive games.

            That said, that fails to factor in the army specific Codex, or Index, Chapter Approved, and ForgeWorld Supplements.

  • Simon Chatterley

    Star Wars Legion isn’t even out in the UK until March 22nd looking at my usual online retailer.

    Given it’s brand new I’ll sit tight and see how it does. I’m not dropping the best part of £100 on stuff if there’s no interest in my local group for playing it. Cool minis or not (jury seems out regarding the quality..) it’s a lot of cash to buy just in case. Games that aren’t GW based often seem to struggle where I am.

    • Cergorach

      GW sells around 2/3 of it’s product in the UK/EU and less then 1/3 in NA. Also, PP and FFG are US centric companies, GW is UK/EU centric, so they priced their products accordingly. Online a Tau Riptide is actually cheaper the the AT-ST.

      Also availability is often an issue…

      • Karru

        The availability is my biggest boner killer with any game. One of the main reasons why I love GW is just the availability, since I get these spurts of inspiration every now and then, so I go to the online retailer I usually buy from and just click that “Add to cart” button and buy the thing, day or two later it is behind my door when it comes to GW products.

        Meanwhile pretty much any other product the availability is ranging from “Unavailable” to “Delivery 3-9 days” which is the same thing in the site I order from. There is barely any product that is in stock at the time so I just don’t bother ordering them.

      • Snord

        Warmachine seems to be dead and buried in Asia. So it’s not even a contender.

        • AEZ

          I’ve never seen it myself in my store. Most warmahorde mini’s I see on here make me happy I see the better looking mini’s of other games in my store 😀

          • marxlives

            And everytime I look at a winterguard infantry person and see an imperial guardsman I sigh with relief. Fetal alcohol syndrome may be rampant in the 40th millennium but in the fantasy realm of Immoren everyone watched the PSAs and listened.

        • marxlives

          It matters where you are. This article is also a little misleading in that regard too. Privateer Press is the largest “privately” owned miniature game on the market aka Matt Wilson, while FFG and GW are publically owned companies. I might be the biggest private owned tool shop in the country but a Home Depot or Lowes this does not make. But people think they are bigger than they actually are because of the quality of their core ruleset, magazine, miniatures, etc. If anything PP shows how a small company can do the right things to make a private business look bigger than it actually is. That said, their popularity is regional but dedicated.

          Count me in on continuing to play Warmachine AND starting Star Wars Legion do to both companies have a very solid history in regards to core game design. I love Warmachine but I have been waiting for a large model count sci-fi game with a good price point and high quality core rules for awhile. which is why I haven’t pulled the trigger on 8th, but with Legions I might actually play that genre and model size again.

          • ZeeLobby

            God. I hope they never go public…

          • marxlives

            Me too man, me too.

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    How much FFG paid bols to advertise his product?

    • Karru

      A lot since we are seeing a lot of articles saying “BUY AND PLAY NOOOOOOOOOOOOW!” dropping pretty much every day.

      • ZeeLobby

        Is anyone that shocked for a US site and Star Wars game though? I expected it to be less, but only because BoLS only occasionally mentions other games.

        • marxlives

          That is true, I think people in UK underestimate how big Star Wars is in the states. Star Wars is not 40k big, its like Doctor Who big (and honestly a Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and Bill and Ted team up could annihilate the good Doctor and any other Time Lord).

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean every single child is running around with Star Wars backpacks, toys, etc. X-Wing was huge here. Legion will be massive as well. I’m actually shocked Infinity is so big here, as that’s based in Spain. GW had a big foothold here, but everyone enjoys some national pride in their company, haha.

          • marxlives

            That is weird. I would have expect Infinity to be bigger in Britain especially pre-Brexit. I think it has to do with what resonates with people. Honestly 9/11, Guantanamo, and being a kid growing up on the tail end of the Cold War made Iron Kingdoms Protectorate, Cygnar, and Khador resonate with me more than the Decline of the Roman Empire and Dark Age themes of 40k. I think it is cool but Salem and the Alamo resonate with me more on a cultural level than whatever happened in Medieval Britain.
            And maybe this is why Infinity is bigger in the U.S. As a warring nation who is good at it we know that modern warfare is not big WWII conventional army movements but a tech battle and surgical strikes with proxy wars backed by small political outmaneuvering. And that pretty much sums up Infinity. I can understand warfare on the Infinity level more than I can on the grand WWII level you see in 40k.

          • Snord

            I think you’re reading way too much into the reasons why your fellow countrymen prefer one game over another…

          • marxlives

            Not prefer on over the other. 40k is still big here. But buy more of one game more than another country. It is pretty common here for people to play more than one game system where I am at. Everyone has a main and then secondary games. Maybe in the U.K. this is uncommon since GW is based in the U.K.

          • Star Wars as a brand is enormous, utterly swamping anything GW can produce.

            Almost any person can identify it and understand what it’s products are.

            Within the industry 40K is the 700 pound gorilla, but X-Wing proved how successful and the rate of growth achievable by a well designed Star Wars game with nice minis.

            Of course FFG is trying to recreate the magic with LEGION and take a chunk of the lucrative tabletop wargaming segment.

            But now all the pressure is on them to perform. Tabletop wargaming is a continual treadmill of never ending new products and you have to support the community with a balanced game and structured play.

            Both GW and FFG excel in some of these areas. I think it’s going to be very interesting to see where things stand a year from now.

      • Or the various writers are passionate about new games to cover

    • marxlives

      We could say the same thing with GW when it comes to amount of buy a pure Custodes army articles.

    • Not a penny. But the introduction of LEGION is the biggest shakeup in the tabletop wargaming world in a long while.

      Lets be honest – there aren’t that many “grand wargaming” systems out there, and only a handful backed by companies with deep pockets – to ensure the product won’t fizzle and die in 6 months.

      People have been talking about a 28mm Star Wars game for decades and with FFG’s muscle behind it – it’s a big deal.

      I remember people didn’t think X-Wing would be anything when the Statter Box and Wave 1 arrived either.

      • HeadHunter

        This isn’t the first Star Wars miniature game – it is, at best, the third. If people don’t remember that, then I’m concerned that the brand isn’t necessarily a guarantee of long-term success.

      • Snord

        I think it’s premature to be making these kinds of pronouncements. Legion will need to go beyond the novelty of playing with Stormtroopers and Rebels, and develop into a fully-fledged game system.

  • Cergorach

    AoS, the system might be only 3 years old, but the bulk of the miniatures is far older. 3 (34) years old I would say…

  • CloakingDonkey

    Yeah no… this is only true for the US. In Europe or the UK, GW is quite a bit cheaper than both PP and FFG. They make the mistake of setting their prices according to GW’s absurdly high ones in the US, rendering them outlandishly overpriced once they get over here.

    • AEZ

      Those ugly warmachine models are MORE expensive than GW stuff, really?… lolz

      • Apocryphus

        Ugly is entirely subjective…but yes, they can be pretty expensive. :/

        • AEZ

          That ship I saw on BOLS the other day is one of the few nice looking things I’ve seen so far.

          • Apocryphus

            I like a vast majority of the range, actually, and I really really hate that ship. It ultimately comes to personal aesthetic, but I will never say their quality justifies $90 for a 10 model pewter unit . It’s starting to get ridiculous.

          • AEZ

            I’m looking at the site now:
            I sort think some of the gator guys are not lookign bad but totally not my thing.. All the troll stuff is just ugly to me. When I started replying I was mostly thinking about the stuff I’m seeing in the warmachine section.. and that just is really not my thing.. I mean.. I dislike Tau in 40K.. but these are like WAY nasty Tau. Circle and Everblight have some decent stuff.

          • ZeeLobby

            I find a lot of the WMH range is like that for people. It bridges a pretty wide Gap in tastes and is really more of a sci-fi/fantasy game. My friend loves trollbloods. I’m mixed on them. Personally I like this guy though. http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2cf1f4e0f9494aec3e298bf30eaf8e9973e521d6dae26aa83c6235437df221ec.jpg

          • AEZ

            The head, beard and stones from skin just don’t do it for me. I like some of the Circle warlocks though.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I mean you mostly either do or don’t like trollbloods.

          • EnTyme

            Warmahordes minis have always been a mixed bag for me. That Trollblood there doesn’t really do anything for me, but the entire Grymkin line is just amazing!

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. It’s cool PP offers such a wide range. There really is a faction for everyone.

          • marxlives

            Ahem…no its all about Khador.

          • marxlives

            Sorry Zee Trollbloods and every other faction is dumb its all about the Khador and the Motherland baby!
            http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81d5edf5296664bca7442c5dab125aad45301ebfbb16bfefb7be688101ee58d3.jpg

          • ZeeLobby

            Boo! If I could downvote you I would!

          • HeadHunter

            I’m fond of Gunnbjorn, myself, or Dozer and Smigg. But the Northern Trolls would be something I’d buy if I still played WMH.

          • Apocryphus

            It’s totally fine if you don’t like how they look, I’d never judge someone on that. I personally like the semi cartoony look and feel of the models, mainly the jacks, but I absolutely hate it on the Circle Warpwolves. I find my self rolling my eyes at some of the GW stuff too, like Kharadron Overlords, that most people really like. Everybody’s got something they like or don’t like about a game’s models, and that’s fine.

          • AEZ

            I like cartoony when it’s limited to the GW orc range more than that just isn’t for me. (well a few GW trolls are always nice too).

          • ZeeLobby

            Their newer stuff is vastly improved. Their older stuff is way too pricey for the quality.

      • marxlives

        I have to say their infantry models look way better than GWs. A 40th millenium where fetal alcohol syndrome is rampant is grimmist and darkest thing about the setting.

    • marxlives

      With PP being a privately owned company rather than a publically owned company there are issues with import and logistics once their product leaves the CONUS. Yes they appear as a big publically owned company but they only project that image through the quality of their work and hard work. GW can afford to have multiple warehouse around the world and keep them stocked with product that doesn’t sell “just in case” someone orders it. For any privately owned company overhead costs and waste hurt and one large miscalculation can sink your product. If Warmachine sold like 40k did for the entirety of 7th, they would have went under because they do not have access to public investment.

      With FFG, I don’t know why their products sell for more because they are a French company. Unless it is just that SW is not in demand in Britian like it is in the US so the supply is not that great.

      • ZeeLobby

        That’s a good point.

  • Nosebleed

    @LarryVela Don’t forget Gates of Antares. That game has some serious potential man.

    • Snord

      No, it doesn’t.

    • ZeeLobby

      I wish. Nobody plays or talks about it.

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        well back in the day nobody gave much of a crap about rogue trader, and look where it is now 😀

        • ZeeLobby

          This is true. Back then options were also extremely limited though.

      • Nosebleed

        Check out their FB page man. There’s a thriving scene in the UK and it seems that all the narrative/casual players migrated there!

        Really gives the vibe of the early Rogue Trader / 2nd ed days but once you look into the game and universe more, it is quite different from 40k.

        • Snord

          And yet the model range continues to be unremittingly awful.

          • ZeeLobby

            Agreed. Some I really like but most are meh.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. I guess in the US it may just be a long time til it picks up. Don’t get me wrong. I love the rules and even some of the minis. But warlord better be ready for the long haul if it expects it to be as popular as the games above at some point.

  • aylwong

    Don’t forget the guys right behind them – Infinity & Malifaux have decent followings and are growing a lot. Not by 100% year over year anymore, but definitely enough that they should be factored into the market.

    You should also not discount X-Wing. I have seen a lot of ex-40k and Warmachine players move to that game. It is a miniature game that is close to the top (if not the top) of the market.

    Then there is warlord & mantic offerings, which I personally haven’t had much experience with, but seem to be pretty big in the UK.

    I can’t help but feel that this comparison is more to sell people on Star Wars Legions from 40k and Warmachine, than to actually compare miniature wargame offerings.

    • AEZ

      X-wing is a significantly different game though not in the 30-50 miní’s range.

      • I purposely choose ground based company level games for the comparison.

        Thus I left out the entire range of skirmish style games with less than a dozen models on the table per side and I left out historicals as being a very distinct and separate sub-niche in the market.

        There really aren’t that many. Kings of War and the upcoming Song of Ice and Fire will get included in a later update though.

        • AEZ

          I agree with your choices 😀 I think the comparison could be… broader though.

    • ZeeLobby

      Ifinity is huge here. I’d argue it’s a different scale though. What’s listed above is around the same scale.

      • AEZ

        I know guys in my shop have some infinity… since I saw someone selling terrain he got for infinity to someone else .. since it’s never played I presume, since I’ve never seen a mini from that game in the store either.

        • ZeeLobby

          I mean it’s just dependent on location and the night of the week. Here we have a monthly infinity tournament of around 30+ people while the 40K one is only around 10. Infinity is a game that’s also a lot easier to play at home, due to not needing a 4×6 to really get the most out of it.

        • marxlives

          It is really worth a demo game and because of the adventure packs, just because you like the game doesn’t mean you have to go all in to have fun.

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean the crazy thing is, and I might get stoned for saying this, Infinity is a much better skirmish game than Necromunda.

          • marxlives

            That is true, I mean the big perk with Necromunda is that you have an RPG element but Malifaux and Infinity have been running adventure pack style games and experience RPG wargames for about two years now. Really it was Frostgrave that inspired them to do it since it was new hotness at the time rather than Necromunda.

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            I will toss no rocks your way for that one.

          • AEZ

            It’s a sort of efficiency thing: I play 1-3 games each month. I have PLENTY fun of that with AoS. If I played something else I’d play AoS less which would make BOTH my purchases less worth their money. Basicly another game would just cost me more money and I can’t see it giving me more fun since I’m not bored with AoS and still have tons of fun playing it.

    • Xodis

      There is also the 2 Batman/DC skirmish games, only need 3-15 models tops on that one, plus its DC so a pretty big following.

    • EnTyme

      X-wing isn’t a true wargame, though. It’s more of a hybrid boardgame. If that’s what you’re interested in, more power to you, but it never really scratched that itch for me. Legion and Runewars are the only games from FFG that I feel really fall into the wargame category.

    • marxlives

      Well the cool thing about FFG products, Malifaux, and Infinity is that I can play either one of those games AND Warmachine and it will not break my wallet like GW stuff AND lets face and call it what it is. Even after 8th dropped and all the hopes were in the air GW proved they still can’t write a rule. Yes its better than non-Horus Heresy updated 7th but that is like saying you are dating the least ugliest of the ugly girls. 8th is still an ugly rule system with some real core problems, but I will admit their marketing depart is well paid.

      While with Malifaux, Infinity, X-Wing, Armada, and Legion, I can say “I hate the models”, “d20s, d8s, cards, blah, blah”. But you know what never comes up? “I hate the core rules”. And as a game mechanics guy that is what I care about. Hell it is why I play O.G.R.E. The sculpts are solid but they are not super ornate because its 15mm or less, but the game is solid and because of that I actually enjoy playing it.

      What I like about Malifuax and Infinity is that they read the market and have invested in adventure pack games. So I may not want to buy heavily into either one because my main competitively is Warmachine but I do buy the adventure packs because I do want to play a story.

      And lets face it. I can and will pick up Legions will keep playing/buying Warmachine and the Malifaux/Infinity skirmish games and it will not break my wallet the same way if I want all in on GW (as a U.S. customer buying from my local retailer), and I will play solid core game design and have a lot more fun and less frustration because I went all in on Thousand Sons Rubric Marines, instead of Eldar.

      • EnTyme

        I’m on the other end of the spectrum. I’m a hobbiest who likes to get a game in every now and then. On the model front, GW is at the top of the market.

        • ZeeLobby

          Technically, for sure. Aesthetically I think most of their new stuff is overdone and hideous as a model.

        • marxlives

          Are they though (looking at Infinity, Malifaux, Dark Age)…are they though?

          • EnTyme

            Not familiar with Dark Age, but I can confidently say I prefer GW sculpts to Infinity and Malifaux.

          • marxlives

            In the end it is just a matter of preference and not the quality of sculpts. In today’s market no one has a monopoly on sculpt quality.

  • Xodis

    Who is playing AoS with 50 models? Maybe some Deathrattle, but even Orks are better ran as Elite armies. No way its matching the average model count of 40K.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. I’d put legion and WMH in a different category honestly. I don’t think any system would survive at GW game sizes unless they’d also been out and popular for 30+ years. In the end other systems will always be cheaper simply because you won’t need as much to play the average game.

    • EnTyme

      I have three primary armies: Slaves to Darkness, Khorne Bloodbound, and Sylvaneth. I’m also working on a Tzeentch Arcanites army. Only the Sylvaneth list has less than 50 models. There are plenty of high model count armies out there. A 50 average sounds about right to me.

      • Xodis

        What point level are you playing? I cant imagine more than 30 models for each army unless you are intentionally running high model count cannon fodder.

        • EnTyme

          2000. With the “Horde discount” from GHB2017, it’s far more points efficient to run large blobs.

          • Xodis

            Kind of what I thought, I see mostly 1k point games but thats the local meta I guess.

        • Matthew Pomeroy

          we dont play with points at all. But with the undead, zombies in less than 30 man blobs are pretty useless.

          • Xodis

            Yeah, those units make sense, and in a 1k point game its still pretty lethal.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      None of my armies are that small. most sit at closer to 100 models. Overlords, Nighthaunt/zombies, and freeguild.

  • grenstauf

    Batman is a fairly cheap game to play with the new resin cast stuff, and its coloured resin so you can play quickly, right out of the box. Test of Honour is another great one, all you’ll ever NEED is the core box (but who ever stops at the core box?) and maybe a few terrain bits and your good. And gotta mention Song of Blades, any minis you got, some dice, tape measure and your GTG. Its really light on book keeping and quick to pick up, perfect for beginners. But my current game of choice has to be RumbleSlam, the fantasy wrestling game from TTCombat. Orkishi the sumo wrestler is my favorite character, gotta love his “Stank Face” move.

  • Drew

    I think it’s a bit premature to say Legion is suddenly “in” with the big kids. It has to compete with them in its niche as a minis game and with the already very X-Wing in its niche as a Star Wars game. This game has a long way to go before it’s in with GW and PP.

    • EnTyme

      I partially agree with this statement. The only Runewars game I’ve ever seen played locally was the demo game that was showcased at launch. Otherwise, the starter kits have been gathering dust at every game store in my area. However, I would be surprised if a Star Wars wargame didn’t take off. I’ve been waiting for one for a long time. The only thing stopping me from starting Legion is the quality of the minis. I just don’t like them. They look more like something you would get with a boardgame than something you’d expect from a top-end wargame IMO.

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        Its a regional thing, Runewars sold out fast here and still sells very well,. It has a fairly large group of players who are regulars.

    • ZeeLobby

      Honestly, the only way I don’t see this being “in” is if Disney pulls the IP away from FFG for some reason.

  • Nicolò Blotto

    If you want to do a comparison article, I think you should do it in one of two ways:
    1) Be very schematic, and do a comparison between all the major systems out there
    2) Do an in depth comparison between a selected few systems highlighting the true difference in play between systems.

    This reads like just another article that tries to push Legion as the better alternative to the other competitor by highlighting selected statistics where the games looks more attractive (like costs, and model number, which is a laughable statistic given the variance you have in AoS or 40K in model numbers depending on the army you’re building).

    • LEGION is just getting started. Every game has a teensy range upon launch. AoS did as well. So did X-Wing, and it’s doing just fine now.

      We’ll have to see how FFG handed the real challenge of quickly expanding the range as fast as they can in the early months.

  • Stonewall

    Why these articles keep forgetting Malifaux is beyond me.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      Malifaux, as awesome as it is…is not a mass combat game like these others.

  • Simon

    I don’t understand what the point of this article is in its current state. It’s laid out in a way that makes comparison difficult. What’s the $$$ scale based on? Currently there are no $ or $$. Also, I don’t think the $$$ is indicative of the amount of time/money needed to be invested for terrain. What is the standard size of table to play on for each game? Are they all restricted to 2 players?

    In addition, there aren’t really enough games here to make a basic comparison mean anything. I’d love to see a chart laid out that is easy to follow and provides these comparisons between 10 to 20 war games on offer.

    I see what you’re trying to do, but I think there just isn’t enough info here to be useful in a way you suggest you’d like it to be. Please add more so we can actually make meaningful decisions.

    • Snord

      What they’re trying to do is hype Legion to the point where it’s already a serious challenger to long-established tabletop games.