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Offline BZ

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #510 on: January 07, 2021, 08:14:07 PM »
Dont the AoW dwarfs look next to the Northstar ones very different? I have only 3 AoW dwarf minis, but they have the GW style look, while the others are more realistic, tolkienesque.

Online mruk

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #511 on: January 07, 2021, 09:54:06 PM »
Probably you're right BZ, but I want to make side-by-side comparison to be sure.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #512 on: January 07, 2021, 10:39:02 PM »
Those translucent figure look very good.

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #513 on: January 11, 2021, 10:12:36 AM »
@BZ Here's pygmy mammoth on 50 mm base:




But actually Reaper has wooly rhino model:
https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/wooly/rhino

Offline BZ

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #514 on: January 11, 2021, 10:32:07 AM »
Many thanks!
Yeah, its definietly too big... But I would simply use it on a longer base. Base sizes are fixed in Oathmark, however, their importance is in my opinion not that high. The unit width gives the number of dices (mainly 5), but what happens, when its not 25mm, but 20mm, or 32mm? The unit will not be 125mm, but 100mm or 160mm, but it has still 5 dices. The unit width is only real important in some rare situations: can it be charged or not, is it a flank attack, or not. More wide or narrow can be good or bad, depending on the situation. But if You dont play competitively, all this can be discussed... The length is even less important: can it be flank attacked or not? But here is clear: the longer, the worse (unless You want to block something). So I would say, using longer bases should be no problem.

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #515 on: January 11, 2021, 06:31:29 PM »
That mammoth looks cute.

I agree with BZ, certainly frontage is more important than depth.

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #516 on: January 11, 2021, 10:52:22 PM »
It looks like the mammoth might work if you faced it to the corner rather than straight on...at least for fitting on the base


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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #518 on: January 15, 2021, 10:37:21 PM »
Interesting read.

Nice catapult by the way.

Offline BZ

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #519 on: January 15, 2021, 10:39:15 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #520 on: January 22, 2021, 05:40:15 PM »
Getting a little silent here... Want to have a conversation about the future of Oathmark? What we miss and wish?
https://oathgrave.blogspot.com/2021/01/25-future-of-oathmark.html

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #521 on: January 22, 2021, 06:04:42 PM »
Interesting post.

I go back and forth on incorporating the Warhammer races. On one hand, they are classics and there are lots of players out there with those models. It seems there would be more gamer buy-in if more of their armies could be used. On the other, I like that Oathmark isn't staying in the shadow of WFB. It has it's own flavor which is good. Variety is nice, but also GW is rebooting their old world and presumably some form of army game to go with it, so Oathmark might be better served in the long run staying detached from GWs brand of fantasy.
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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #522 on: January 22, 2021, 07:22:52 PM »
I think every fantasy rank and flank game will be in the shadow of WHFB. I dont know, how other players feel about it, but for me, Oathmark is a more modern, streamlined, easy to use version of it. And thats a big compliment, not a disadvantage. So I would really like to see it, as its successor, to see it spread widely. But for that to happen, more players has to be attracted, and I think a good way would be to include more races. Even better, if these are some alternative versions of the WHFB races, to get the old feeling. Of course using old armies would be good for the spreading but bad for Northstar Miniatures...
How GW will reboot the Old World, is another question. They wont make a direct competition to AoS, so maybe a game to sell exclusive Forgeworld Miniatures (as 30k, and i think the news maybe show at that version at most), maybe a small scalle mass battle, a new Mordheim, or something completely new. But if it wont be a competitor of AoS, it wont be a competitor of Oathmark either.

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #523 on: January 22, 2021, 11:24:32 PM »
I'm of the opposite opinion generally. Absolutely the rules feel like a good take on the classic Warhammer engine, but it is so refreshing to see a mass battle game that isn't just Warhammer again. If we are to add another race to the game my vote would be for Halflings as I think they fit nicely into the more Tolkien/Early Medieval fantasy feel.

Offline ulverston

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #524 on: January 23, 2021, 03:42:01 AM »
GW in their run up to releasing news that the Old World was returning let it be known that the old type square base was making a come back so I would imagine that the game will use 28mm figures?
Its good to see new games systems on the market even if they are not something I would have a go at myself...though some of the Oathmark figures are starting to look very nice. I do hope that their world expands as one never knows what figures may turn up and how they could be used in existing collections.

 

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