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Offline Mr.Marx

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Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:35:41 PM »
Hey all,

I'm looking for a good set of fantasy rules and thought I'd defer to the knowledge of the LAF.

Fantasy has never been my thing, so all this is new to me.

I'm looking for a set that's compatible with 10/15mm sale figures, based on 40x40mm bases. They need to have a really robust 'stat generator' to allow for generic forces.

I remember liking warmaster and it's derivatives, but I'm open to any ideas.

Ta,

Mr.Marx

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 11:01:05 PM »
Pride of lions by splintered light has a similar vein

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 12:47:55 AM »
Mayhem Mass Battle by Brent Spivey

Offline Leon Pendraken

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 02:36:08 AM »
It's a bit of a secret (that's blown that then!), but we've got a set of Fantasy rules which will be released in the very near-future.  They're away at the printers at the moment, so we're hoping to have them with us in a few weeks time.  We'll be posting here once they're released, and there'll be full support for them available through our forum as well.

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Offline Damien

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 03:04:42 AM »
Kings of War, and they are free!

Offline capthugeca

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 07:17:16 AM »
I would second Brent Spivey's Mayhem rules - really good fun.
I don\'t know whether to be a good example or a horrible warning.

Offline janner

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2014, 07:38:46 AM »
Why not go back to Warmaster?

Offline Mr.Marx

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2014, 09:26:41 AM »
Thanks for all the name drops - what are the various pros and cons for the rules sets that you are each championing?

MM.

Offline dijit

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2014, 08:06:19 PM »
Well it depends on who you can find to play against and what they play and/or are willing to try. Thats probably the biggest factor.

And like manner wrote, if you like warmaster, why not go back to it?
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 11:31:13 AM by dijit »

Offline 6mmfan

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 10:20:06 AM »
Chipco Fantasy rules! 3 (full or TCE which is really a light version) or some prefer the older FR!2. Basing is 40x40 and the have a great morale clock system. The rules come with generic army lists and info on how to build units

Offline Zoggin-eck

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 01:41:59 PM »
6mmfan beat me mentioning "Fantasy Rules!"

Mighty Armies uses 50x25mm bases for 15mm models. I planned on using double that and distances for 28mm models, before I went for another system. Pretty simple, perhaps a little less detailed than Warmaster, it uses a simple set of units and upgrades rather than race specific lists (there's also download for armies and, more interestingly, fliers). It's one of the few sets of rules that made sense to me the first time I read through it :)

http://www.rebelminis.com/miarfaru.html

(Pretty sure I got it from RPG now, though.)

Offline Dr. Kevin Moon III esq.

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 11:03:29 PM »
Hordes of the things sounds like it would work - might be too generic for you though.

Offline Nord

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 11:18:24 PM »
Legions of Battle by Crusader Miniatures sounds like a good fit. It's scale free, the author uses 28mm but rules are fine for any scale. Elements are based on 40mm or 50mm squares for the most part. There's a comprehensive unit building section, a pretty decent set of magic decks and a few magic items to get you started, plus a build-your-own magic item section. Sounds like it could be what you are looking for.

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 11:30:04 PM »
I'd vote for Chipco FR3.
Fun rules, not too serious. Generic enough to use almost anything.

As for the others, can't comment on most.
Mantic KoW is (was?) free. So doesn't cost anything to try.
Uses stands of figures (not the same size as your bases, but doesn't actually matter provided you stay consistent).
Downside - rules possibly a bit bland? Not enough flavour? Too generic?

Our local club has a few people playing "Armies of Arcana".
Fun looking game, plenty of flavour to it, but doesn't use stands/bases of figures, so you'd need casualty markers.
Gary, Glynis, and Alasdair (there are three of us, but we are too mean to have more than one login)

Offline julesav

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Re: Rules, some rules, my Kingdom for some rules!
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2014, 11:31:49 AM »
Kings of War!
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