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Author Topic: Oathmark - Who's Playing?  (Read 45958 times)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #630 on: August 08, 2021, 05:11:04 PM »
More grist for the scifi board than this thread, but yes, good to know they're coming.
I was just surprised that the North Star newsletter does not seem to be being read/noted here and on the other sub forum.

Saying that, I am hoping the Scavengers might provide some additional bodies for my Squirrels (the Frostgrave Soldiers sprue can provide some bodies with spare Elf light infantry heads and bows).

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #631 on: August 08, 2021, 05:18:23 PM »
Interesting discussion on the cavalry strengths.

Have you tried the larger and smaller units?

The Oathmark four unit (or 80  25mm based figure) limit does prevent some of the odder armies. It is not just cavalry, Elf Rangers (though requiring a full rank) would be scary if you deployed multiple one rank units.

Offline BZ

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #632 on: October 15, 2021, 09:36:27 PM »
I was just thinking around... Why the most games dont have rules to simulate daytime and weather? So I started to make houserules for it in Oathmark:
https://oathgrave.blogspot.com/2021/10/59-weather-and-daytime-effects-in.html
Would be happy about Your comments on it!

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #633 on: October 16, 2021, 12:01:25 AM »
Interesting ideas for bringing in season, weather and time of day to wargames. I’m going to try to convince my usual opponent to to try the rules in our next game.

One point about Oathmark - in the basic game there is a 20% chance of rolling the “wind and rain” scenario for each battle. It makes weather an important factor in at least some games.

Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #634 on: October 16, 2021, 09:28:02 AM »
Some good ideas BZ, especially about how it changes during play.  :)

I would say that quite a few games have modelled weather effects and seasonal conditions over the years, including a lot of the old GW games - in fact, dawn/dusk and night-fighting conditions had whole sets of scenarios for them in 40k 3E-7E, and I know both Blood Bowl and Necromunda also has both weather effects and ongoing/changeable conditions during games, and I'm pretty sure older games like Man-O-War did too. I also have a recollection that Frostgrave models unusual weather that changes during play as well... To name a few games, anyway. ;)

How useful/fun it is to model some of these things in games is hard to say. If it's only ever negatives, and if most negative effects only affect shooting or movement, then having the rules becomes a chore for any players whose armies rely on shooting/manoeuvre more than others. However, if you can be more creative about the types of effects, and the penalties are not too harsh, then they can be very interesting. Personally, I have always felt that such conditions were best linked to set scenarios, where there can be a degree of control over how strongly they affect the game, and where there can be other ways of offsetting certain events.

Offline BZ

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Re: Oathmark - Who's Playing?
« Reply #635 on: October 17, 2021, 11:14:58 AM »
Thanks for reading it! I would be happy if I got some, how it worked!
I didnt remembered, that so many games had weather effects.
The most effects of weather are negative, and most are regarding sight (so also bad for shooting), and movement... Its hard get every unit/army type equallyeffected by them. Maybe it would be better to compensate them with some kind of magic (re-roll or change effect, or compensate the negative effects, withsome kind of light-footed, infra sight or something).

 

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