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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10275 on: August 25, 2019, 04:48:37 PM »
Even later, and daring a digression: I haven't bought any new GW games in a very long time, and have minimal experience of any of their games. (Didn't like 40K at all and am still not tempted by it, LotR - as it was then - seemed promising after a sample game in store, but I never got beyond buying models, mostly acquired via the old Battlegaming in Middle Earth magazine.)

Somehow, I've always wondered what, if anything, I was missing. Consequently, as a result of an impossible to resist purchase of the main AoS rulebook & Core rules via eBay, I am now, for better or worse,  committed to delving into a system and background of which I know virtually nothing.

My question is: what should I do next? Please be gentle; I'm easily discouraged.

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10276 on: August 25, 2019, 05:09:34 PM »
Did I mention being late to this party.
Rather than trawl through previous posts can anyone ell me what new Kill team starter set?

Basically its the same as before but with the Mechanicus terrain & board plus the teams have been changed to Primaris Reivers vs. Tau Fire Warriors. No idea what the points of the two teams is like so whether they are comparable. Also, I've no idea if the typos & FAQs have been added/updated in the book.

Offline McMordain

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10277 on: August 25, 2019, 06:55:09 PM »
My question is: what should I do next? Please be gentle; I'm easily discouraged.

Well, you can't go wrong buying one or two Start collecting! sets (if there is one) from the faction you want to play. Also getting their newest Battletome is recommended as well.
The rest depends on how you want to play, going to tournaments or casually with friends.

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Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10278 on: August 25, 2019, 07:05:36 PM »
Late to the party again....

I thought the last nail in Specialist Games' coffin was the loss of figure manufacturing capability when GW ceased metal figure manufacture.
Hmm? GW never stopped producing metal minis. Changed a bunch to resin, sure, and any new releases are plastic (or resin if via Forge World), but some figures have been continuously in production in metal, to this day. They've even started getting more old metal models back in production, both in Made-to-Order waves and just returning them in general (the latter exclusively for Middle-earth as far as I'm aware).
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Offline Condottiere

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10279 on: August 26, 2019, 01:15:51 AM »
Hmm? GW never stopped producing metal minis. Changed a bunch to resin, sure, and any new releases are plastic (or resin if via Forge World), but some figures have been continuously in production in metal, to this day. They've even started getting more old metal models back in production, both in Made-to-Order waves and just returning them in general (the latter exclusively for Middle-earth as far as I'm aware).
Which figures have been continuously produced in metal? AFAIK, if not discontinued the figure would be re-released as Finecast. I don't like the made to order service, as it's a limited time gimmick...

Offline grant

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10280 on: August 26, 2019, 01:18:23 AM »
Those made to order do seem gimmicky - hey, we found some almost
dead moulds and will cast until they die.

Still, it’s a nostalgia seller.
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Offline fitterpete

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10281 on: August 26, 2019, 02:11:28 AM »
Steel Legion ,Ratlings and a few Guard characters are still there in metal. Almost all the sisters. Up until  recently Mordians,Valhallans, and Tallarnan s too.
Unless the descriptions havn't been changed that is. Like the old saying "If its a lie he told it" lol
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 02:13:26 AM by fitterpete »

Offline Condottiere

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10282 on: August 26, 2019, 03:12:21 AM »
Anyone have a clue as to GW's plans with Necromunda gang and tactics cards? Could one play a campaign without them? In the two years since its release, the majority of the card packs are OOP and some like the Van Saar gang are $40+ on eBay.:o I might be able to get the Escher and generic cards from the Underhive box cheaply on eBay and Enforcers and Goliath available ATM, but out of luck on everything else. Some nice people on the web have made lists containing all the common and gang specific cards and it's not that difficult to assign numbers and have players roll for 'em with percentile dice.

Some have made some custom ones:



Are there any free paper sci-fi boards and terrain compatible with the Necromunda ones? I might be able to get the Underhive tiles separately from eBay and was thinking of unearthing my Space Crusade board, though the squares might be small, but everything else is fantasy: Hero Quest board, Advance Heroquest tiles, D&D and Rackham Cadwallon reversible tiles. Maybe the Rackham Hybrid tiles with Necromunda Barricades, Bulkheads and Objectives?

Would like to avoid purchasing more dice, especially as I prefer Gamescience ones, so found charts for Firepower and Injury:

Firepower Dice Chart
D6   Result
1   1 hit + Ammo !
2-3   1 hit
4-5   2 hits
6   3 hits

Injury Dice Chart
D6   Result
1-2   Flesh Wound
3-5   Serious Injury
6   Out of Action
 
Are the Scatter Dice the same as the artillery dice that first came out in WFB 4th Edition?

If I'm not mistaken, the two round and flame templates are the same size as past ones from WFB and W40k?
 

 

Offline Condottiere

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10283 on: August 26, 2019, 03:15:55 AM »
Steel Legion ,Ratlings and a few Guard characters are still there in metal. Almost all the sisters. Up until  recently Mordians,Valhallans, and Tallarnan s too.
Unless the descriptions havn't been changed that is. Like the old saying "If its a lie he told it" lol
Since the latter are no longer available, then couldn't one assume it's remaining stock? 

Offline fitterpete

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10284 on: August 26, 2019, 03:49:35 AM »
Sure

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
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Offline beefcake

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10286 on: August 26, 2019, 08:22:40 AM »
I'm still waiting for that new Beastman Underworlds crew to come out. They look great.


Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10287 on: August 26, 2019, 09:39:38 AM »
Basically its the same as before but with the Mechanicus terrain & board plus the teams have been changed to Primaris Reivers vs. Tau Fire Warriors. No idea what the points of the two teams is like so whether they are comparable. Also, I've no idea if the typos & FAQs have been added/updated in the book.
Thanks.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10288 on: August 26, 2019, 11:44:00 AM »
Anyone have a clue as to GW's plans with Necromunda gang and tactics cards?

Afaik they did have some problems with the printer so they were looking for a solution. The message is mixed wheter or not they will get a reprint. Wouldn't surprise me if they turned up as free downloads on the community site, because a small reprint - most p[eople who need them will already have bought them - at a new printer won't be cheap.
Never played a campaign - yet - but yes, if your opponent has them you'll going to need them aswell.
My advise would be to make a list of them and dice for it ( of course, I'd never suggest to copy them in order to make your own cards, that would be illegal  :D ).
About templates, dice, terrain etc, why not buy the starter set at a discounter? Even if you don't plan to use either of the gangs you'll still have more than enough spare weaponry and conversion parts....
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Offline mcfonz

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10289 on: August 26, 2019, 11:59:20 AM »
Afaik they did have some problems with the printer so they were looking for a solution. The message is mixed wheter or not they will get a reprint. Wouldn't surprise me if they turned up as free downloads on the community site, because a small reprint - most p[eople who need them will already have bought them - at a new printer won't be cheap.
Never played a campaign - yet - but yes, if your opponent has them you'll going to need them aswell.
My advise would be to make a list of them and dice for it ( of course, I'd never suggest to copy them in order to make your own cards, that would be illegal  :D ).
About templates, dice, terrain etc, why not buy the starter set at a discounter? Even if you don't plan to use either of the gangs you'll still have more than enough spare weaponry and conversion parts....

This.

Easily playable without though. And personally, I don't really like the 2d version of the game. It limits how well you can get out of the line of sight or off the level that is being flamed etc.  But otherwise, you could use pretty much any board. Buy some MDF, get it cinto the appropriate size and etch in your own board design etc.

 

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