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Miniatures Adventure => Medieval Adventures => Topic started by: JohnDSD2 on April 13, 2018, 11:02:12 AM

Title: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: JohnDSD2 on April 13, 2018, 11:02:12 AM
Like it says in the title, anyone had a game yet and got any first impressions?

Got mind the other day and I've had a read but not had chance to play yet.
Looks ok, simple mechanics with much of the book dedicated to character progression but there is nothing like a few games to reveal the truth about a ruleset.

Thanks
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Legiocustodes on April 17, 2018, 10:10:10 AM
Hi John! Iím the author so I played a fair few games during playtesting; and there are a fair few of my playtesters on LAF as this is where I recruited them from! Iíd be really keen to hear what your thoughts are on the game and your experiences...

Also Iíll be doing a look at the game and updates on the dedicated blog at:

http://outremerfaithandblood.blogspot.co.uk (http://outremerfaithandblood.blogspot.co.uk)
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: agent_pumpkin on April 20, 2018, 08:29:02 AM
My copy came yesterday and after a quick read through I am excited to play. I think its going to be a good strong game. Certainly already I see plenty of scope to convert it to just about anything.

So today I'm going to take a slow read though and hopefully get a game or two this weekend.

As JohnDSD2 said, the real test is how I feel about it after a few games of play.
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Dalcor on April 22, 2018, 05:19:03 PM
I am one of the betatesters, and I played some games. However I can not say to much, because we grow so excited about the game during battletesting, that my opinion is spoiled a little bit. Thas why I am unable to write proper review for our blog (http://wargamingasp.blogspot.cz/search/label/Outremer%20Faith%20and%20Blood) either. But at least you can find interview with autor and also false interview with me, and my brother later on. As soon as we will have some photo of our own figures

At this moment I am finaly preparing myself a Nizari Ismaili syrians, opening WIP thread soon, as soon as I got proper fotos.


Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: mweaver on April 28, 2018, 01:37:06 PM
It looks promising.   But I do have a question. I am probably blind, but I did not see in the "Warband Selection" section (starting on p. 25) the costs for recruiting the various warriors.  Given the amount recommended for a starting warband (750 Livres) I am thinking it is one Livre per experience point, but I cannot find where it explains the costs of recruiting warriors.  The cost of weapons and other kit is listed clearly.

-Michael
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: agent_pumpkin on April 29, 2018, 08:09:16 AM
If you look in the starting profiles for each type its the first entry for each type. Under cost.

So for example on Pilgrim 1 (Crusaders - page 30) the cost is 46.
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: mweaver on April 30, 2018, 11:55:59 AM
Thanks, agent_pumpkin. 

-Michael
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Legiocustodes on May 01, 2018, 04:07:49 PM
Cheers guys! And thanks to that noble gentleman for answering the query in my absence! Much appreciated!

So howís everyone finding the game!?
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: agent_pumpkin on May 03, 2018, 02:33:14 PM
We had our first "proper" game last night. Crusaders fighting Templar's in Europe (on the way to the Crusades!).

We really enjoyed it. It feels right and plays quicker than I expected. Having your noble shot with a crossbow is not a pleasant thing! he he.

We may muck about with some of the equipment costs and modifications, but not massively. Just a couple of house rules that suit us.

All in all a game that we are more than happy to return to. I may even get my desert terrain out of storage. ;)
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Michi on May 03, 2018, 03:36:20 PM
I held a copy in hands the other day, but got not round to play it yet. I look forward to do so soon.
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Legiocustodes on July 10, 2018, 11:17:56 AM
Iím glad you enjoyed the game! I actively encourage you to work up some house rules that best suit your gaming group; I designed the game to be flexible and accommodating! Iíd love to see a battle report or some photos.

Itís always worth checking the blog at:

[url][https://outremerfaithandblood.blogspot.com/?m=0/url]
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Tas on August 10, 2018, 01:05:30 AM
Just got a copy and like what I see. Cant wait to give them a try on the tabletop.
Is there a QRF or Player aid available?

I've been reading the blog articles with interest and look forward to more.
It would be particularly useful to see some different examples and nuances of warband construction.

The forthcoming additional details for the specific military orders sounds great - it would also be excellent to expand that for the Northern Crusades as well, to cover the Teutonic/Germanic/Livonian campaigns against the Russ and Baltic Pagans

Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on August 10, 2018, 09:20:11 AM
Just received my book and made a quick read. I have a doubt, though: what it means the letter after the career path in the lists? i.e. Ranged Militia I (A) (B) . I have been annoyingly unable to find what the heck it stands for!
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: AlexM on August 10, 2018, 03:05:03 PM
Those are the skill tables that character type can roll on - when you go to the skill table pages, they have that letter (X) in brackets after the name at the top.
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on August 10, 2018, 03:35:30 PM
Thanks! Sometimes I feel like a child who needs eveeything explained to him in easy, small words!
 lol
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Dalcor on September 09, 2018, 07:57:50 PM
It would be particularly useful to see some different examples and nuances of warband construction.

http://wargamingasp.blogspot.com/search/label/Outremer%20Faith%20and%20Blood
Our warbands introduced there

Have to do some translating to english and additional AAE
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Legiocustodes on February 12, 2019, 07:56:29 AM
Well itís been out for 10 months now... I was wondering if people are still enjoying the game or if there is any feedback. Iím looking at adding some factions and doing some Special Rules so Iím happy to take suggestions or input!
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: mellis1644 on February 12, 2019, 04:16:08 PM
I must admit I got the rules and read them, but have not played them... Lack of the right toys is the reason. Although, we have people in the local club who play this period my forces are based in the British Isles not the holy lands.

I am interested and faction lists for Western Europe in the period i.e. some/all of - Norman, Saxon, Welsh, Irish, Scots, Franks  and/or 'Vikings' etc would allow me to try to the rules out with the toys I do have. I suspect I'm not the only one in this boat.

I know it's likely off the main topic, but well you asked :)
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: boywundyrx on February 12, 2019, 05:32:52 PM
Well itís been out for 10 months now... I was wondering if people are still enjoying the game or if there is any feedback. Iím looking at adding some factions and doing some Special Rules so Iím happy to take suggestions or input!

I just got it a couple of weeks ago, along with some start-up forces, I've had a read through and statted my starting warbands up, be a bit before I play it though as I need to do some painting.

One quick question - the first level on the career paths will have one or more traits tables included, but if the matching entry level stats don't mention rolling on a traits table, then they'd never get a trait until they hit second level, correct?  That may not be clear, but I know I was looking at it for Squires-1. No rolls, but they have letter codes in the career path.

I'd also really like to see the system for the Italian Wars, it has a nice level of crunch without being overwhelming.

Chris
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Legiocustodes on February 12, 2019, 06:41:22 PM
So the list of charts (letters) tells you what they can roll on as their career gradually progresses. But if it doesnít say in their initial profile entry that they can roll on a chart at the point when you create the fighter then you are correct, they wonít be able to roll until they gain at least one level.
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: boywundyrx on February 12, 2019, 08:30:06 PM
Cool, got it right then, thanks!

Chris
Title: Re: Osprey's - Outremer : Faith and Blood - Anyone played and got some thoughts?
Post by: Legiocustodes on February 12, 2019, 10:36:51 PM
Happy to help mate! Let me know how you get on!! And take some pictures, I really like to see what other people are doing with the game