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by Arquinsiel
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Prices of models and hobby
Replies: 50
Views: 29622

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

Bit the stuff out. Seriously. I plan to never buy directly at those prices. At Gencon, I was able to find a box set of AoS for less than $90 (and went half with my wife on it). I was also able to pick up, from a couple different second-hand stores, a box of Skullcrushers, a box of Executioners, and...
by Arquinsiel
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Prices of models and hobby
Replies: 50
Views: 29622

Re: Prices of models and hobby

Contrary to popular belief, it is not {a} manufacture cost + profit = sale price but rather {b} sale price - manufacture cost = profit What I mean is that profit is not a decision, it is a result. Sale price does not depend on GW, it depends on you the customer. Uh... no. There's this little thing ...
by Arquinsiel
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

All the more reason to play X-wing over Age of Sigmar then. There's way more room on those tables for beer and pretzels.
by Arquinsiel
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

A few people were thinking the release of the new game might be the death of fantasy in disguise - I think it might be around for a little while longer. http://www.spikeybits.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/gw-hq-sigmar-472x266.jpg more photos here... http://www.spikeybits.com/2015/07/out-with-the-a...
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

d20 is amazing, the more value of the die the better the game is. in d6 the jumps are by 16% in a d20 you have 5%, it makes for a much better game, as the game is much much much less dicey. Example, to get 50%+ on a d6 you can score 4,5,6 only 3 results per dice roll, on a d20 its 10 possible resul...
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

That's what I gathered from the (usually positive) reviews on the web. I just hope it has a better balanced campaign system than Mordheim had. I ordered two of the books, my mate will be using his Bretonnians and I'll likely be using Perry Miniatures Italian renaissance models with Empire wizards. ...
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

I flicked through the book earlier today. It seems somewhat like warmahordes in that you get to pick a commander type, and then the other models are basically the same for every warband. It is, really, about a Wizard who goes searching for power and has some random hired mooks and maybe an apprentic...
by Arquinsiel
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

And those rules are fun, which is a plus.
by Arquinsiel
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Noxious Breath Range unlimited?
Replies: 31
Views: 15108

Re: Poor rules writing in AoS

You know... Technically the breath can be targeted anywhere, but the effect will only hit models within 6". There might, possibly, be a future scenario in which it is possible to combine units so that there is a greater range to the breath weapon, or a situation whereby a unit must react if sho...
by Arquinsiel
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Tuomas Pirinen comments on AoS
Replies: 7
Views: 3237

Re: Tuomas Pirinen comments on AoS

He doesn't seem to understand what "low fantasy" actually means, and he vastly underestimates the current state of 3D printing (I have printed Transformers. That actually... you know) but his read on the strategic decision making behind the game is interesting.
by Arquinsiel
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: AoS instant win?
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: AoS instant win?

I'd take you up on that, but I'm in Ireland. I can see it working okay as a standalone boxed game on the assumption that it's all there ever will be, but it'd be like Heroquest to D&D and just leave you houserulling more additions. I am marginally tempted by the Assassin board game that's out, h...
by Arquinsiel
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: AoS instant win?
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: AoS instant win?

I would, if I could find anyone who owns it... the FLGS hasn't even bothered to open one for demo games.
by Arquinsiel
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: AoS instant win?
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: AoS instant win?

Most games manage to avoid day 0 auto-win conditions however.

For all you disparage Candy Land and games of it's ilk, Age of Sigmar is definitely at that end of the wargames complexity spectrum. Even games designed specifically to be simple like DBA or Memoir '44 have more robustness to them.
by Arquinsiel
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: AoS instant win?
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: AoS instant win?

As I said elsewhere, that this conversation is even possible demonstrates the failure of design that happened here. This wasn't some "oh a new ruleset had unintended consequences with an old book", this was all done at the same time.
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

Jervis is of the generation of gamers that came up under the wings of people like Donald Featherstone and Peter Young etc. Very much a different sort of environment to today's market-driven thing. You can see it really obviously in how things like that are written, or how nearly anything any ex-GW d...
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Recognition to Rick Priestley
Replies: 22
Views: 9765

Re: Recognition to Rick Priestley

Your brother sounds like a smart chap.

I think you're painting to a far higher standard than I care to anymore these days, I just want to do mad stuff like Irish UN Peacekeepers in the Congo.
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

Honestly Jervis' article seems to me that he realised the problem with the game that led into the death spiral of powercreep way back when, but events show he wasn't able to prevent it. Ah well.
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Recognition to Rick Priestley
Replies: 22
Views: 9765

Re: Recognition to Rick Priestley

It's roughly correct. A bunch of guys over in the New Zealand stores started doing a sort of WWII version of 40k and that's what came out of it. The design lineage is clearly visible if you look at the way army lists are structured and the roll to hit, wound, save paradigm exists. They play differen...
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

Thanks for sharing. I guess that's why many older players have been refusing to go into their stores for years now. It's a real shame, because I remember GW stores being a wonderful place to go when I was aged 8-12 (back in those heedy days of the very early 1990s). The staff were friendly and pass...
by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Recognition to Rick Priestley
Replies: 22
Views: 9765

Re: Recognition to Rick Priestley

The turret of her tank says "Fighting Girlfriend" on it, but also the mini has her climbing out the driver's hatch, which is kind of odd:

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by Arquinsiel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar
Replies: 223
Views: 76637

Re: Un-Welcome to the Age of Sigmar

Red... wrote:
Arquinsiel wrote:I can post screenshots if people really want.

Yes please, I'm intrigued ;)
I hope you really really wanted it, because it's not really all that interesting. Names edited to protect identities etc etc.
by Arquinsiel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Tabletop, RPG and CCG Games {elvesonline.net}
Topic: Missing 8th, not interested in AoS. Other fantasy games?
Replies: 16
Views: 12917

Re: Other fantasy games?

Hordes of the Things is simple and reasonably cheap. It can use literally any miniatures for it (I've seen Thomas the Tank Engine armies...). You just need to blue-tac your minis to a base or be careful to move them all together as it's abstracted out a level from Warhammer and things move as "...
by Arquinsiel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Recognition to Rick Priestley
Replies: 22
Views: 9765

Re: Recognition to Rick Priestley

Solution: Play Soviets. The Soviets had awesome women fighting in every branch. The Night Witches in particular are amazing.
by Arquinsiel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Recognition to Rick Priestley
Replies: 22
Views: 9765

Re: Recognition to Rick Priestley

It is a testament to the quality of the Bolt Action system that the person I played it with is notably terrible at demonstrating games and yet I could see the elegance of it. It suffers, somewhat, from balance issues when comparing tank armour to infantry AT performance (in my limited experience) bu...
by Arquinsiel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Age of Sigmar discussion
Topic: Recognition to Rick Priestley
Replies: 22
Views: 9765

Re: Recognition to Rick Priestley

the absolutely amazing Perry Twins, Alan and Michael (and look at Michael with his missing right hand, he sculpts miniatures like that. The first one that he did after his accident was only the Bretonnian Green Knight!), He actually did a random 30 years war mercenary captain type fellow first, whi...