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Author Topic: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.  (Read 2275 times)

Offline Matakakea

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2020, 03:55:37 PM »
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My copy just arrived very quickly this morning.... another 48 hours of quarantine before I can take a look  o_o lol

When I can afford it I'll just have it sent to work. When I receive it in our delivery room I just have to spray/fog it, and no quarantine needed  :D Roll on payday.
I'm not a mercenary. Killing's more of a hobby for me.

Offline JollyBob

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2020, 09:42:25 PM »
My copy arrived today.

When I first saw it advertised I thought it was pricey for a rules supplement, then figured it just reflected the university press costs and I should take a punt.

I am SO glad I did.

It's more than double the thickness of the Osprey rules, and so crammed with details I can see it becoming a reference primer as much as a game expansion. The production is excellent, keeping the layout of the original for familiarity and including maps, illustrations and background that reflect the input of professional historians as well as game designers. As much as anything, it's a bloody good read.

Top job all round, chaps.  :)

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 04:14:47 AM »
Any new rules or units, Jolly Bob?

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 06:54:35 AM »
sounds good
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Offline JollyBob

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 08:52:18 AM »
Any new rules or units, Jolly Bob?

I haven't read it in minute detail, but there are a few things like Holy Relics and Holy Characters that stand out. Most of the new units are just new names for existing ones from the core rules, but given a slight tweak to give more "flavour" - Wild Turks is a notable one, basically light cavalry with bows and the Wild Charge rule added into the base cost.

It keeps very much to the concept of amending the basics to produce something unique that LR encourages, and I think if you view the rules as a framework to build on rather than a set of Laws you have to follow then you can make something really special, individual and above all else, FUN.

After a half hour flick through last night, I was already making plans for a force of leper knights from the Order of St Lazarus.  :)

Offline Commander Carnage

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2020, 05:51:09 PM »
Bummer, looks like it's out of stock already. :'(
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Offline Atheling

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2020, 06:19:15 PM »
Bummer, looks like it's out of stock already. :'(

I bought a copy immediately as I thought it would sell out very quickly. It did.

NS restocked after the first batch sold out in less then 24 hours so they might get some new stock in sooner rather then later. If you see a copy grab it as the University of Edinburgh won't have the same resources as Osprey Publishing.


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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2020, 09:08:53 PM »
Order of St Lazarus. That was one of those projects I never got around to.

Good news is I've got another batch coming my way soon, and the Uni is planning a reprint. Pop by next week, I should have more then. Still don't hang around though, this is one book you should get in your library even if you don't fancy the Crusades right now but might do later, 'cus in the long run it might not get reprinted too many times.

Offline Commander Carnage

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2020, 01:09:54 PM »
Any word on your restock?

Offline Atheling

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2020, 11:41:23 AM »
Back in stock now- if you want one I would buy now!

https://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=15035

Offline OB

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2020, 01:58:53 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, copy ordered.

Offline nicknorthstar

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2020, 04:29:26 PM »
There's only a couple of hundred books coming, and it's the last of the first print run. Honestly, order straight away because I've a whole bunch of retailers wanted to snap these up next week for their customers.

I'm sure the Uni will do a reprint, but invariably there will be delay before that comes in.

Offline has.been

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2020, 04:39:24 PM »
Just ordered my copy.

Offline Commander Carnage

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2020, 12:37:27 AM »
Got mine as well and of course picked up a few other things.

Offline Atheling

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Re: (Commercial) Lion Rampant: The Crusader States is at North Star.
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2020, 11:00:53 AM »
Got mine as well and of course picked up a few other things.

 lol Tends to happen to me too does that  lol

 

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