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Offline Daeothar

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Xenos Rampant is coming!
« on: September 28, 2022, 09:07:19 AM »
Yesterday I received my latest copy of Wargames Illustrated, and in it, I came across an add for Xenos Rampant, scheduled for a release in November.

This piqued my interest, because: sci-fi skirmish game, and searching for it, I found several threads on it here on LAF, but it's been awfully quiet so far; last thread about it was from July 2021!

I even remarked that I was very interested in one of them (and I am), but I would have expected some more traffic about it, so close to the release date  ???

So; is there no general interest, or has it simply been flying under the radar?
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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2022, 09:17:18 AM »
I'd completely missed it until the same WI advert.

I am hopeful for it, but most of my stuff is individuals, with very little more than a section of a couple of things - Pig Iron troops, some Tau, that sort of stuff. If this is a W40k lite kind of game, then it's probably not for me :-[

I'll certainly be having a look at it, but it's not a "must buy" for me just now. The update to Tomorrow's War intrigued me a bit more, but I don't know how much those two rulesets will overlap.

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2022, 09:55:04 AM »
Ill probably get it for both Star Wars and 40k.

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2022, 10:29:48 AM »
Ill probably get it for both Star Wars and 40k.

That was my take on it as well ;)

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2022, 11:49:19 AM »
Definitely interested in it, just waiting for it to come out whilst I occasionally 'add' to potential armies!

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2022, 12:01:27 PM »
Yep!

Presently painting units for my ..

StarWars, Serenity, Expanse, possibly Aliens

.. mash-up.
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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2022, 12:17:48 PM »
already on pre-order ;)

Very interested in seeing how it is presented, especially vehicles and aliens or even alien vehicles lol

Glen

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2022, 12:54:27 PM »
Just pre-ordered as well.

Because, you know; it's the only way to be sure...  :D

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2022, 01:10:35 PM »
Just pre-ordered as well.

Because, you know; it's the only way to be sure...  :D

Lol

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2022, 07:30:50 PM »
Strongly considering buying this.  I had a good time with Dragon Rampant so if the mechanics are similar, I might want to add it to my repertoire.  On the other hand I've really been quite satisfied (and more importantly so is my son) with Grimdark Future to the point where I'm considering using it for Star Wars (WOTC figs mostly) and WWW2 (K47). 

I'm trying to buy less rulesets that never get played and I haven't even tried Galactic Heroes which I recently bought.  Will probably wait and see what the reviews say, but it's definitely a contender and has the potential to be a nice one-step-up in complexity from Grimdark Future for my son.

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2022, 06:20:46 AM »
I also preordered a copy for my Star Wars games
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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2022, 08:07:39 PM »
Just had a look at this on the latest Osprey newsletter, and noticed its 25, so twice the price of blue book rule sets. Any thoughts on what the extra page count will provide?

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2022, 08:12:09 PM »
Just had a look at this on the latest Osprey newsletter, and noticed its 25, so twice the price of blue book rule sets. Any thoughts on what the extra page count will provide?

More grief from the missus when she finds your credit card bill?

     

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2022, 08:27:00 PM »
I may have a sniff at this. I thought Beyond The Gates of Antares was going to be an alternative to 40K with 40K models but I never got beyond reading the rulebook.

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Re: Xenos Rampant is coming!
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2022, 09:25:46 PM »
I ran a game of the unofficial beta-test XR rules on the channel, to see if the Rampant rules could handle more modern warfare.

The half-baked rules that I used worked really well.  They felt like a modern (as in, modetn setting) ruleset, with a nice ebb and flow.  Shifting the game from melee focussed to shooter focussed was natural, and the few tweaks to make that transition were simple and evocative. And that was just the rough draft.

 I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the fully playtested and polished set.
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« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 09:27:57 PM by Warren Abox »

 

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