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Author Topic: New weird ww1 rules - 'A War Transformed - WW1 on the Doggerland front (osprey)  (Read 9918 times)

Offline Cypher226

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Just seen this coming from Osprey;

A War Transformed by Frederick Silburn Slater.

Anyone heard or seen anything about this previously? 

Offline Inkpaduta

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I believe the rules are out.
Seems they have a lot of magic and occult elements.
It is skirmish level game. Weird troops ect are part
of it. Cost is $35.00.

Offline Cypher226

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I believe the rules are out.

August, according to the Osprey page and Amazon?


Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Aye - all I found are pre-orders on Amazon/etc, the little info on the Osprey homepage and the comment on the Northstar Facebook page saying they won't be doing any figures explicitly for it but will be supporting with showing off some modelling/painting contributions.

Definitely a potentially interesting theme, had me toying last night with mixing trench raiders with some of the folk horror figures from Crooked Dice...
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Offline Matakakea

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It looks as though there are already plenty of figures already on the market that will be suitable for it. I just hope it includes Belgians so I can use my Chasseurs in the game  :)
I'm not a mercenary. Killing's more of a hobby for me.

Offline Metternich

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  A lot of the German weird war figures already out are probably useful (i.e. zombies and vampires).

Wonder if there will be scope for the return of the German Kobolds (e.g.).

  https://cpmodels.co.uk/shop/wwg06-goblin-battle-squad/

 https://cpmodels.co.uk/shop/wwg09-goblin-flame-thrower-team/
   
   https://cpmodels.co.uk/product-category/28mm-ranges/weird-wars/

  Not to mention French and British halflings and Russian dwarves (e.g.):
  https://cpmodels.co.uk/shop/wwh10-french-halfling-infantry-adrian-helmets/

  https://cpmodels.co.uk/shop/wwh11-french-halfling-mortar-adrian-helmets/
   

   
 
 

Offline Sarmor

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It is skirmish level game.
As stated by Osprey on their FB page, each player will command 30-50 models.
Personally, I hoped for 5-10...

Offline bollix

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I always loved those Goblins in Pickelhaube - wondered where the molds had wound up. This might be a great setting for them.

Artwork on the cover is top notch and makes me look forward to actual reviews.

Offline 3Fingers2

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It looks interesting and the fact those linked dwarves in great coats have separate heads could make interesting conversions with a helmeted head ?

Offline Daeothar

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Also the fact that it'll apparently be taking place where the Northsea now lies is a bit interesting...  ;)
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
Find a Way, or make one!

Offline Metternich

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The rules may inspire me to finally paint my German goblins and French halflings, to join their human countrymen already in my service.

Offline Metternich

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   The Wargames Atlantic website has the below entry from an individual who kitbashed the WW1 Germans and Zombie kits to produce these:

https://wargamesatlantic.com/community/xenforum/topic/84083/ww1-german-zombies

Offline Keeper Nilbog

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And also the Warrior Miniatures "Over the Wire" range - not the greatest models (British/German and Turkish aren't bad), but dirt cheap for metals.

Offline robh

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As stated by Osprey on their FB page, each player will command 30-50 models.
Personally, I hoped for 5-10...

For a WWW1 game with 5-10 figures I highly recommend "Never Going Home" from Wet Ink Games

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9148/Wet-Ink-Games/subcategory/24365_38340/Never-Going-Home

It is a very neat 3 stat RPG system that has virtually no character progression (nobody lives long enough to bother much about stat/skill advancements). Which makes it a perfect skirmish game, it has a great feel, very distinct from the normal Weird War tropes.

Offline Inkpaduta

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I recommend the Over the Wire figures too.
Great figures. Would work well this game.

 

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