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Author Topic: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/22 WGA Halflings Review  (Read 1643 times)

Offline eilif

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Chicago Skirmish Wargames is gearing up for a Fall Kings of War Campaign (more on that coming) and I realized I should take my nose out of "Future Wars" and start a thread over here.

In the meantime, I've been playing a bit of Song of Blades and Heroes with my kids.

Most recently, an off-the-cuff cenario developed into quite a cool game.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/08/aar-the-imprudent-kidnappers-a-song-of-blades-and-heroes-battle-report/
A Band of Chaos attempt to enter the enchanted forest and kidnap an elf...

The scenario itself is fully written up here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/07/the-imprudent-kidnappers-a-song-of-blades-and-heroes-scenario/


« Last Edit: September 22, 2022, 09:31:55 PM by eilif »

Offline Reed

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2022, 06:55:40 AM »
Nice to see your blog still rolling after so many years. Must check it out more often.

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2022, 12:43:54 PM »
Thanks!
We had some slow times, but I'm back and updating regularly!

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 10:45:19 AM »
I'll have a proper battle report up at some point, but here's the table I setup for a KOW game using a modified version of the WHFB Battle of La Maisontaal Abbey.


Offline Reed

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 07:35:07 AM »
Pure oldhammer goodness, even if itís in KoW form.

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2022, 02:09:38 PM »
Pure oldhammer goodness, even if itís in KoW form.
That pretty well describes my ideal game.
If you like that you'll love the BatRep.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2022, 11:31:02 AM by eilif »

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2022, 02:11:15 PM »
In the meantime, a teaser...
« Last Edit: August 15, 2022, 02:13:15 PM by eilif »

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2022, 12:34:00 AM »
Just wanted to see if there were Building or Seige rules for third edition Kings of War or of I should continue to pull those from 1st edition. Luckily the books are still sold. As a PDF set.

I was comparing the two editions and as much as I like 3rd edition, I'd sacrifice any amount of Panithor fluff for updated versions of the building, seige and Campaign rules from first edition.

Offline Kelly_

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2022, 03:31:44 AM »
There are a couple of different takes on updating sieges that I have seen at the Kings of War forum, several are linked through the below post, with a test battle report as well.

https://www.kowforum.com/t/how-to-do-sieges/3527
If my wife asks, I only spent half as much as I wanted to...

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2022, 11:20:21 AM »
There are a couple of different takes on updating sieges that I have seen at the Kings of War forum, several are linked through the below post, with a test battle report as well.

https://www.kowforum.com/t/how-to-do-sieges/3527

Thanks for that!  I've downloaded those pages and will give it a read.

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2022, 03:41:15 AM »
Working on another batch of Daqan figures for my Kings of War Good Human army.

Basically another set of the figures I already finished here ...
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/05/runewars-daqan-army-finished/
...except that for variety I've swapped every figure's weapon with replacements, mostly from Essex and GW.

Progress on the 12 knight who will be fielded in ranks of four to fit the 125mm frontage required.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2022, 03:45:06 AM by eilif »

Offline eilif

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Re: Kings of War Campaign and other Fantasy Fun from Chicago.
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2022, 01:01:25 AM »
Got distracted by a sprue of WGF hobbits I bought from McDougall who sells them separately. With allot of fiddly cutting, converting and gluing of hands and weapons (check out the axe) and the addition of Eccentric Minis bits and a few others, I've managed to build a mix of adventureres with mostly hand weapons from the sprue that normally favors pole arms, slings and archers.

I don't think I'd recommend this sprue for building hand weapon adventurers unless you already have extra bits on hand. If you have to order conversion bits there are cheap metal halflings you can buy instead. However, my bits box is deep so I've now got 5 charming Hobbits to add to my random fantasy skirmish collection. Not bad for 5 bucks.

Offline eilif

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Campaign begins! Kings of War
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2022, 04:45:53 PM »
The Fantasy train chugs along.   

Monday was the kickoff of our Kings of War Campaign.  Haven't got a blog post put together, but it was 6 guys on 3 games.  Two KoW battles with the main factions. 

The small table is a side skirmish game using a member's homebrew rulest.  In an effort to involve members who don't have a massive KoW army in the campaign, we've made space for skirmishes fought in the name of larger factions.  Usually a roll off before the game determines which main factions are able to hire the smaller warbands and the outcome of the skirmish game gives some minor boon to the larger sponsoring faction.

Also a picture of the campaign map we're using showing the territory occupied by the 5 main factions. The setting for our Campaign is the Border Princes area of the Warhammer Old World.  After a few different attempts for mounting, we settled on holding it and the various markers to a metal folding table with magnets so it can easily be modified, stored and displayed upright when desired.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2022, 04:53:55 PM by eilif »

Offline sir_shvantselot

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Some nice games; thanks for sharing.

Offline Kelly_

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Six players sounds like a great start to your campaign, congratulations!

Have you checked out the Kings of War 2022 compendium coming out next month?  They have new balancing designed for smaller point levels that is still tied into the standard rules (unlike Vanguard), along with siege and larger scale battles (past 3K) as well...

https://www.manticgames.com/news/ambush-a-great-new-way-to-play-kings-of-war/

https://www.manticgames.com/news/siege-the-day-its-going-to-be-legendary-kings-of-war/


 

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