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Author Topic: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)  (Read 1964 times)

Offline tikitang

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2020, 09:46:46 AM »
fleeing Camelot

This is Chariot Wars we're talking about, not Age of Arthur.  ;)

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2020, 10:04:59 AM »
Makes me want to play WAB again  :)

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2020, 11:16:04 AM »
Here's another question:

The Midianite Arabs have 2 Wounds. I assumed these represent the two archers on the camel, but I don't know how how precise the relationship between the Wounds value and the actual models in a multi-person model is supposed to be.

The question then is: if the camel-rider unit has taken a wound, should one of the riders be considered out of action, and therefore the unit as a whole only fires 1 shot instead of 2 each turn?

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2020, 11:50:45 AM »
Nope,
Just record the odd wound for when you accrue the next.
Naturally you canít put one wound on each model, every two wounds removes a single model.


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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2020, 12:28:04 PM »
That's great, thank you!

Offline wmyers

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2020, 03:41:16 PM »
This is Chariot Wars we're talking about, not Age of Arthur.  ;)

Well, they had second thoughts. It really was quite silly...

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2020, 04:20:45 PM »
Here's another question:

The Midianite Arabs have 2 Wounds. I assumed these represent the two archers on the camel, but I don't know how how precise the relationship between the Wounds value and the actual models in a multi-person model is supposed to be.

The question then is: if the camel-rider unit has taken a wound, should one of the riders be considered out of action, and therefore the unit as a whole only fires 1 shot instead of 2 each turn?

The ďodd exceptional unitĒ has 2 wounds (p49, Casualties).  Every model with 1 wound is removed from play, when wounded.  Given 2 riders and 2 wounds, replace the camel model with one that has only one rider.

If you donít have extra figures made this way (most of us donít) then put a wound marker on or under the model to represent itís down to only one rider.

It would then only be able to make one attack, as well.

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2020, 01:23:07 PM »
Just out of interest, are you playing WAB 1, WAB 1,5 or WAB 2?

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2020, 02:05:51 PM »
I'm actually playing Mordheim, using the profiles from WAB: Chariot Wars, to play Biblical skirmishes.

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2020, 04:11:19 PM »
I'm actually playing Mordheim, using the profiles from WAB: Chariot Wars, to play Biblical skirmishes.

Ah, not what I was expecting :)


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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2020, 09:04:52 PM »
I'm coming around to the one shot per rider, and if the model has a wound, only one shot.

Camels (like in many other rule sets) are their own beasts; not cavalry and not elephants. Nigel didn't explicitly give them their own rules - as there's few armies in WAB that had them.
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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2020, 11:13:35 PM »
Ah, not what I was expecting :)

Nor I.

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2020, 08:57:41 PM »
Reading through the Mordheim rules, I see they have some similarities to the LOTR Strategy Battle game.

I think these rules would do best in a very busy tabletop. Such as a village, fortress, outdoors with widely spaced trees, cliffs, boulders, etc.

How many figures a side are you using?

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2020, 11:49:52 PM »
I'm planning a project involving 7 Midianite Arabs (well, 7 camels carrying 13 men between them) and 7 Israelite tribal militia to oppose them. I'll be using a "desert fortress" set up on a very small table area (22" x 30"). Later on I plan to add Philistines and Syrians to the mix.

Follow my blog at https://biblehammer.blogspot.com/ if you want to keep track of my project.  :)

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Re: Warhammer Ancient Battles: Chariot Wars - Rules Question (Camels)
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2020, 02:23:07 PM »
I look foreword to what you are doing here. While I have done little gaming in the period you are dealing with it interests me a great deal having a degree in Biblical Theology and having served in the ministry for over 40 years  :D I will be looking for your battle reports here and on your blog.