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[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:01:29


Post by: JonWebb


Modiphius announces The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms – Tabletop wargaming in the world of Tamriel - www.modiphius.com/elder-scrolls

Lead groups of followers on adventures inside Dwemer Ruins, Draugr-infested Nord Tombs, and through the frozen wilderness.

Versus, Co-op and Solo narrative driven gameplay with stunning 32mm scale miniatures.


The time has come to peel back the veil on "Project Stamina". We've been working on this a good while now and are ready to begin to reveal what the future looks like for fans of the Elder Scrolls series.

Our website will be up starting at 14:30, where you will be able to order the first official Elder Scrolls figure, the Dragonborn Triumphant. He will also be available at UK Games Expo, GenCon and more shows thereafter.

We are currently shooting for a Christmas 2019 release of the 2 player starter set and will have plenty more to show in the near future.

Any questions, please do (Dragon) shout.

IGN story here: https://uk.ign.com/articles/2019/05/20/skyrim-arrives-on-the-tabletop-in-the-elder-scrolls-call-to-arms?abthid=5ce2a4f059d4788579001cca





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[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:07:31


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Chickens, tell me there will be chickens!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:18:36


Post by: Geifer


In before "I wanted Enclave but Modiphius is too busy porting Skyrim to another platform".

 JonWebb wrote:
Any questions, please do (Dragon) shout.


M'aiq does not see what is so great about shouting. M'aiq can shout whenever he wants.

But seriously, the most important question I have is about the starter set. People at my local store frequently comment about the lovely resin miniatures Modiphius makes for Fallout. The starter set PVC models get a more... reserved reaction. So, what can we look forward to in terms of models, especially for the starter that that anyone who wants to play probably wants? PVC? Resin? Plush?

Me, I need some Draugr. Those are bound to look great in miniature form.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:28:01


Post by: JonWebb


 Geifer wrote:
In before "I wanted Enclave but Modiphius is too busy porting Skyrim to another platform".

 JonWebb wrote:
Any questions, please do (Dragon) shout.


M'aiq does not see what is so great about shouting. M'aiq can shout whenever he wants.

But seriously, the most important question I have is about the starter set. People at my local store frequently comment about the lovely resin miniatures Modiphius makes for Fallout. The starter set PVC models get a more... reserved reaction. So, what can we look forward to in terms of models, especially for the starter that that anyone who wants to play probably wants? PVC? Resin? Plush?

Me, I need some Draugr. Those are bound to look great in miniature form.


Expect an announcement soon on materials. Either way there will be a resin version of the minis. If it stays as PVC we have (finally) had a better quality (read harder) PVC sample that we will be able to roll out for Fallout too.

But, there is a chance it might be something even better. I don't want to get hopes up yet as we are in final decision making/costing to make that happen.

If that goes well... well it will have an impact on Fallout too... take from that what you will

Side note - the ES minis are being made in a different factory to the Fallout, so this hasn't had any impact on production times. The qulaity is still great of course (spent last week building some very nice samples)


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:31:13


Post by: 100BostonFan


I bought most of wave 1 for Fallout, painted it, but no one wants to play because of how complex the rules are.

Are the Skyrim rules going to be simpler?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:33:05


Post by: Psychopomp


Hmmm. No, I'll wait until the Fallout release schedule is working a bit more smoothly before I buy into another Modiphius minis game.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the Fallout game and the minis, but that's what makes all the release hiccups and slowdowns so frustrating. I want to see an improvement in the one game before I commit to following the releases of another.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:35:01


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Skyrim released on the tabletop platform!


I'm interested, but I have no idea if the original fallout ruleset was any good. What is the system like, what is gameplay like, length etc?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:37:25


Post by: 100BostonFan


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Skyrim released on the tabletop platform!


I'm interested, but I have no idea if the original fallout ruleset was any good. What is the system like, what is gameplay like, length etc?


In my opinion the rules are not new player friendly. Way to many little things to track, symbols to learn. Its like learning a new written language. And since the models are not WYSIWYG it leads to confusion.

This was the first mini game my wife was interested in because of Fallout. It was way to complicated for her to grasp and she ended up just trying GW games as they are easier to learn.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 13:37:32


Post by: JonWebb


100BostonFan wrote:
I bought most of wave 1 for Fallout, painted it, but no one wants to play because of how complex the rules are.

Are the Skyrim rules going to be simpler?


The rules have been written by industry veteran Mark Latham. They do use the Fallout Wasteland Warfare rules as a jumping off point, but have been rewritten and tweaked to better suit the nature of the Elder Scrolls.

So, expect a similar dice mechanism, but this one has d6's not d12's and there is less granularity for the majority of non character models (eg your followers are pre-baked profiles, but heroes still have access to a range of weapons/equipment).

We'll have more guidance on how the game plays as we approach release.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 15:15:05


Post by: Geifer


 JonWebb wrote:
Spoiler:
 Geifer wrote:
In before "I wanted Enclave but Modiphius is too busy porting Skyrim to another platform".

 JonWebb wrote:
Any questions, please do (Dragon) shout.


M'aiq does not see what is so great about shouting. M'aiq can shout whenever he wants.

But seriously, the most important question I have is about the starter set. People at my local store frequently comment about the lovely resin miniatures Modiphius makes for Fallout. The starter set PVC models get a more... reserved reaction. So, what can we look forward to in terms of models, especially for the starter that that anyone who wants to play probably wants? PVC? Resin? Plush?

Me, I need some Draugr. Those are bound to look great in miniature form.


Expect an announcement soon on materials. Either way there will be a resin version of the minis. If it stays as PVC we have (finally) had a better quality (read harder) PVC sample that we will be able to roll out for Fallout too.

But, there is a chance it might be something even better. I don't want to get hopes up yet as we are in final decision making/costing to make that happen.

If that goes well... well it will have an impact on Fallout too... take from that what you will

Side note - the ES minis are being made in a different factory to the Fallout, so this hasn't had any impact on production times. The qulaity is still great of course (spent last week building some very nice samples)


I'll keep my fingers crossed for that, then.

Oh, and be so nice and give us Falmer soonish, too. Draugr are fun, but so are Falmer.

100BostonFan wrote:
 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Skyrim released on the tabletop platform!


I'm interested, but I have no idea if the original fallout ruleset was any good. What is the system like, what is gameplay like, length etc?


In my opinion the rules are not new player friendly. Way to many little things to track, symbols to learn. Its like learning a new written language. And since the models are not WYSIWYG it leads to confusion.

This was the first mini game my wife was interested in because of Fallout. It was way to complicated for her to grasp and she ended up just trying GW games as they are easier to learn.


I've demoed the game to players who played wargames and/or board games before and everyone was able to pick up the core rules just fine. For lack of personal experience I can't say about anyone who is truly new to pushing miniatures and rolling dice.

Those players with more experience commented on how much they liked the rules, which echoes my own sentiment. I think the rules for Wasteland Warfare are elegantly written and work well.

The basic rules could be described as classic, if you will. There are only so many ways to move miniatures and measure range and integrate terrain, and Wasteland Warfare doesn't try to fix what ain't broke.. If you played Warhammer of any sort, or Star Wars Legion, or Bolt Action, you'll be immediately familiar with most basic game mechanics.

Where Fallout might suffer if you're a new or less involved player is in that it has an RPG-lite approach to advanced rules, providing many options for many situations that you would be familiar with from an RPG but that don't usually crop up in other wargames. While this is a selling point for me, it also requires that you have at least one player who has a firm grasp of the rules much like you would expect your GM in an RPG to have an answer for every situation. If someone like that is around to help, things aren't really bad.

The level to which you want to include various advanced rules is largely modular, and there is no problem playing games with units without special abilities, weapons with simple damage profiles, no leader abilities and simple scenarios. In fact I'd advise learning the game like this and not confronting players with the full experience, and my demos are done accordingly (though having a special leader ability has proven universally popular, so that's always in). The basic rules, model interactions and the use of terrain are quite capable of providing a fun and tactical game even without additional layers.

The presentation of the rules makes heavy use of icons, and there is no way around learning these eventually. However, if you do start simple there are really only three things to keep in mind: The weapon symbol you need (which is easy enough to figure out: Rifle, pistol and knife symbols speak for themselves), your health (the heart symbol) and ruler color to measure ranges. Dice symbols are a little bit trickier and it helps to have someone who can explain them until you get the hang of them.

Since the game uses unit and upgrade cards and is played on a fairly small board, you usually have all your models' rules right in front of you for reference. That has proven to be popular as well, in my experience.

The game is not by default WYSIWYG, but there is nothing to stop you from playing it WYSIWYG if you like. I do. A friend of mine commented that even though it's not required, he'd like to do it too for ease of play.

Wasteland Warfare ranks among my favorite wargames and has possibly the best suited rule set I've played, with the other contenders being GW's Lord of the Rings from the early 2000s and Bolt Action. I'd recommend giving it a look if you like good rule sets or Fallout, or if Skyrim takes after it well enough, give that a try if that's more your thing..


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 15:18:58


Post by: 100BostonFan


I just want to note that even though I think the rules are harder than most games...the models are great and I plan to get more models and try to get more people in my area into the game. Its just been a struggle with new players...and even I look at some equipment cards with a blank expression. I wish they used more words instead of symbols.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 15:25:02


Post by: Geifer


Yes, there are a few cards that leave you wondering, I found. Most of the time cards are pretty clear, and the last pages of the rulebook provide handy reference if you're not sure. But there's a handful of exotic ones that could have done with a few more words, that's true.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 15:56:48


Post by: Monkeysloth


Nice. This intrestets me more then Fallout which I've been hedging on as I was interested in the rules.

I'm assuming this isn't just Skyrim. Is Modiphius planning on releasing content by game? Region? Factions or a mix of all 3?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 16:02:07


Post by: JimmyWolf87


 JonWebb wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
In before "I wanted Enclave but Modiphius is too busy porting Skyrim to another platform".

 JonWebb wrote:
Any questions, please do (Dragon) shout.


M'aiq does not see what is so great about shouting. M'aiq can shout whenever he wants.

But seriously, the most important question I have is about the starter set. People at my local store frequently comment about the lovely resin miniatures Modiphius makes for Fallout. The starter set PVC models get a more... reserved reaction. So, what can we look forward to in terms of models, especially for the starter that that anyone who wants to play probably wants? PVC? Resin? Plush?

Me, I need some Draugr. Those are bound to look great in miniature form.


Expect an announcement soon on materials. Either way there will be a resin version of the minis. If it stays as PVC we have (finally) had a better quality (read harder) PVC sample that we will be able to roll out for Fallout too.

But, there is a chance it might be something even better. I don't want to get hopes up yet as we are in final decision making/costing to make that happen.

If that goes well... well it will have an impact on Fallout too... take from that what you will

Side note - the ES minis are being made in a different factory to the Fallout, so this hasn't had any impact on production times. The qulaity is still great of course (spent last week building some very nice samples)


So... if we keep badgering Chris about HIPs it might happen?

I'm excited for this certainly and all the noises coming out have suggested you've learnt a lot about the production and distribution elements from the (more successful than anticipated) FWW release.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 16:54:27


Post by: Manchu


I’m thrilled we are finally getting an official Elder Scrolls game!

Here’s hoping we will quickly see the more fantastical side of the IP (think Morrowind) as opposed to the more generic side (Oblivion, Skyrim), which is largely covered by existing minis lines because it’s so, well, trope-heavy. Stuff that is really unique to the Elder Scrolls setting is what most mini gamers who have been waiting on this for a long time will be wanting from it now, I’d reckon. Dunmer in Bonemold armor is super high on my own list.

It is a bit concerning that this will be yet another thing on Modiphius’s rather, uh, heaping plate. Wave 1 for Fallout remains largely OOS, which has been the state of things for months.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 17:13:01


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Manchu wrote:


It is a bit concerning that this will be yet another thing on Modiphius’s rather, uh, heaping plate. Wave 1 for Fallout remains largely OOS, which has been the state of things for months.


Tell me about it. I know the Miniature division and the RPG devision are separate but their two big lines, Conan and Infinity, have pretty much come to a complete halt the past 5 months. I know both are shipping out books but there's been no new books done and they've been "prepping" for shipping for months. But John Carter is doing great. Sometimes it feels like Modiphius has an attention problem and only wants to focus on the new stuff and let the old stuff languish which is a real problem with Kickstarters as the above mentioned lines are both only about halfway though delivering after 3 years.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/20 18:16:54


Post by: Tamereth


Huge Skyrim fan, sank 200+ hours into the game. Will be picking up some of these minis if not playing the game.

The key will be making this stand out from the plentiful other fantasy skirmish games out there.

But cat people, we will get cat people. I don't know how those won't sell.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 08:24:54


Post by: Geifer


As far as the question which games they're going to draw from goes, the store page has some info on the game.

Currently it's Skyrim, Oblivion and Elder Scrolls Online

READ MORE ABOUT THE ELDER SCROLLS: CALL TO ARMS MINIATURES GAME

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms builds on the core mechanics of Modiphius’ Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game system, but has been rewritten and reworked by designer Mark Latham (The Walking Dead: All Out War, The Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game, Editor White Dwarf Magazine) to suit the world and inhabitants of The Elder Scrolls franchise.

Featuring high quality 32mm resin figures, each with its own unique custom base, the skirmish system sees fan favourite heroes like Hadvar, Ralof, Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced, Marcurio, Mjoll the Lioness, Ulfric Stormcloak, Galmar Stone-Fist, General Tullius and Lydia. The player’s heroes lead groups of henchmen on adventures inside Dwemer Ruins, Draugr-infested Nord Tombs, and through the frozen wilderness.

As well as controlling their troops, players will also need to manage the stamina and Magicka resources their models bring to the table, all the while watching out for hostile AI driven enemies and narrative events that can change the flow of battle. Players can play against each other or team up (or play solo) to take on all manner of creatures and adversaries driven by Modiphius’ advanced AI system.

The game will feature scenarios ranging from dungeon delves, where you seek out lost treasure, to running battles across the ruined outposts that dot the landscape of Tamriel, all the while fulfilling quests and narrative-driven scenario objectives that will see your band of heroes grow from game to game. Will you claim the ruined fort as yours and build your own settlement, or wander the countryside clearing out foul ruins of the stench of your enemies?

In the first wave, players will raise their banners in the fight for the future of Skyrim as they lead the forces of the Stormcloaks or Imperial Legion in the battles of the civil war. Forces will typically comprise 1-6 heroes and 3-15 troops. The first wave of releases will be a Two Player starter set and reinforcement sets of resin miniatures for both the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Army. There will also be a Dragonborne single player set, and more races and characters from across the Elder Scrolls stories are planned. A host of accessories like scenery, metal tokens, deluxe dice bags, settlement journals and more will expand your options. Planned releases will expand on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, as well as adding releases from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, The Elder Scrolls Online®, and more.

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms will be available from Christmas 2019. For more information and to sign up for news, visit: www.modiphius.com/Elder-Scrolls


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 09:22:46


Post by: JonWebb


 Monkeysloth wrote:
 Manchu wrote:


It is a bit concerning that this will be yet another thing on Modiphius’s rather, uh, heaping plate. Wave 1 for Fallout remains largely OOS, which has been the state of things for months.


Tell me about it. I know the Miniature division and the RPG devision are separate but their two big lines, Conan and Infinity, have pretty much come to a complete halt the past 5 months. I know both are shipping out books but there's been no new books done and they've been "prepping" for shipping for months. But John Carter is doing great. Sometimes it feels like Modiphius has an attention problem and only wants to focus on the new stuff and let the old stuff languish which is a real problem with Kickstarters as the above mentioned lines are both only about halfway though delivering after 3 years.


I think this is a valid concern (fun story, before I even knew what a Modiphius was, I nearly backed the Infinity RPG kickstarter just for the background, but decided against it given the sheer volume of product and how long I knew that would honestly take).

I can't speak too much to the RPG guys, as its not my department, but rest assured they continue to crack on. I think one of the aspects of Kickstarter that everyone knows, but doesn't really "know" (if that makes sense) is how success means creep. When a KS launches, there is usually some amount of the game written (ideally most of it). But the majority of unlocks are not even pencil sketches... so, the better a KS goes and the more that is unlocked, the more time has to be added to dev/writing let alone production. JCoM is going well as the bulk of it was written already and there were not the dozens of books that were unlocked like with Conan/Infinity (there never were that many even conceived as JCoM is a different kettle of fish). Realistically, the time frames given are for the "core" of the game (anything available at launch) and anything outside of that can only add time. I respect someone like Adam Poots (of Kingdom Death fame) who was upfront with the second run of KD giving a split wave shipping and an estimate of 2020 for fully completing the KS (which is likely to slip as we are nearly halfway through 2019 and at stage 2 of 4 on the waves, with wave 4 being frankly massive).

We are being more realistic with KS and time frames going forward, and nothing is planned to launch on KS until SOtC wraps up and KFP is shipping. Also, my dpt won't do KS for IP games (eg, Fallout and Elder Scrolls remain as non KS games), and we won't do pre-orders for the majority of the line (I'd like to never have to rely on a pre-order as I prefer to surprise people with a product shipping rather than ask them to cough up ahead of time).

Ultimately I do understand the concerns/frustrations and totally advise voting with your wallet. If you want to wait and see, please do. Conan and Infinity will continue to roll out books and Sam (head of RPGs) runs a tight ship so is on the ball for sure, but writing, art and layout all take time before you account for shipping product around the globe.

As mentioned, we are making ES in a different factory to Fallout, using different writers, studio painters and the extra game allowed me to expand my team with 7 junior devs, an extra line manager (with 20 years experience) and a lead dev. Fallout was done with a team of one writer, me and my line manager on dev and one painter... so its come a long way in a short time. As ever, anything we do will usually see benefits about 6 months down the line, so you are starting to see the fruits of this with the release of the scenery products for Fallout being brought forward and this will only get better in time as our factory matures.

Here is a shot of their efforts in getting the Military Barricades ready for retail release.

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[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 10:07:40


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Decided to go for the Dragonborn Triumphant, ES was a big part of my teenage years so it's a bit of a no brainer for me.

Keen to see how this progresses!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 11:12:13


Post by: modiphius


Manchu wrote:I’m thrilled we are finally getting an official Elder Scrolls game!
Here’s hoping we will quickly see the more fantastical side of the IP (think Morrowind) as opposed to the more generic side (Oblivion, Skyrim), which is largely covered by existing minis lines because it’s so, well, trope-heavy. Stuff that is really unique to the Elder Scrolls setting is what most mini gamers who have been waiting on this for a long time will be wanting from it now, I’d reckon. Dunmer in Bonemold armor is super high on my own list.
It is a bit concerning that this will be yet another thing on Modiphius’s rather, uh, heaping plate. Wave 1 for Fallout remains largely OOS, which has been the state of things for months.


Yes we're starting with Skyrim but there's already Elder Scrolls Online sculpts and we'll be delving into Morrowind, Oblivion etc as time goes on. Much like Fallout we'll be doing a survey of the community soon where we look at what people's favourite factions, games, characters, creatures, scenery is etc which helps give us a steer for later releases. We do always listen to the community where possible though have to balance that with what's commercial.

I know the US warehouse has stocks of half of the expansion sets available, along with dice and two player starter sets so there's no distributors or retailers who can't get those if they want them. There are on-going re-stocks of the faction starters and some of the expansion sets which we'll keep going.

Monkeysloth wrote:
 Manchu wrote:

It is a bit concerning that this will be yet another thing on Modiphius’s rather, uh, heaping plate. Wave 1 for Fallout remains largely OOS, which has been the state of things for months.


Tell me about it. I know the Miniature division and the RPG devision are separate but their two big lines, Conan and Infinity, have pretty much come to a complete halt the past 5 months. I know both are shipping out books but there's been no new books done and they've been "prepping" for shipping for months. But John Carter is doing great. Sometimes it feels like Modiphius has an attention problem and only wants to focus on the new stuff and let the old stuff languish which is a real problem with Kickstarters as the above mentioned lines are both only about halfway though delivering after 3 years.


As Jon pointed out it is separate teams and they just shipped a load of Infinity and Conan books out, the final 3rd waves of each kickstarter are being written. John Carter was kept to just 5 books, which is why it's almost complete, whilst Conan and Infinity are both around 20 books and lots of extra pdf material - they completed the bulk of them but they just take a long time and all the resources were pushed into getting wave 2 finished for each line so now they're pushing hard for Wave 3 and I suspect we'll see preview docs and pdfs in due course. Mutant Chronicles is getting a re-launch this summer with new stocks of the core book, new adventures and more, whilst Achtung! Cthulhu is getting a whole new look and edition for 2d20 with 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu as well. It might seem like things are quiet but it doesn't mean there isn't a lot of people working in the background.

With the issues we had with the Fallout pre-order (offering all 3 months of releases in month one meaning we had to split production rather than focus per month) we've learned and there won't be big pre-orders which cause those issues. We'll be pre-ordering with distribution so we have a gauge on numbers but again they'll only be able to order for the planned monthly drops, but like with all launches distributors never give us the true numbers until the week of release. It's almost impossible to make the right amount of stock and it's why you see massive games being shorted to distributors (ie they don't get as much as they asked for - usually because they only asked for the full numbers the week of release). Knowing that, we're making more launch stock than Fallout to get ahead of the demand and we're investing in stock so there should be plenty for launch assuming it goes as well as Fallout and can keep the expansions in stock.



[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 12:28:20


Post by: Geifer


I forgot to ask the most important question of all. Miniatures, realistic scale 32mm like Star Trek and Fallout? Or something else?

Not saying there is much cross compatibility but since I really like the appearance and feel of those models, I'd like to know if I can look forward to the same for Elder Scrolls.

I certainly wouldn't complain about seeing a scale picture with the Dragonborn and a Fallout human or something.

 modiphius wrote:
Much like Fallout we'll be doing a survey of the community soon where we look at what people's favourite factions, games, characters, creatures, scenery is etc which helps give us a steer for later releases


Excellent. Time to convince everyone I know to vote for Aela and Serana. And saber kitties.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 12:37:51


Post by: Manchu


Thanks as always Jon and Chris for the interaction and transparency and it is really good to hear that lessons have been learned. I have ended up buying almost all of Wave 1 for FO, exceptions being the direct only stuff that has been OOS for so long (Wasteland creatures). It’s tough when your main frustration with a company is you cannot spend money on their high quality products quickly enough but I guess that’s a good problem to have, relatively speaking.

I’m really looking forward to the survey. I understand you are kicking things off with the most commercially viable element of the brand, i.e., Skyrim, but I am a bit nervous about the focus on the civil war storyline from that game. Human pseudo-Vikings versus human pseudo-Romans is a miniatures project I could get started on today with some A+ quality Victrix plastics.

I read in the video game press pieces that there will be two Skyrim-themed starter sets. The smaller one will just include the Dragonborn and some draugr while the more traditional one will include

- Hadvar
- Ralof
- Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced
- Marcurio
- Mjoll the Lioness
- Ulfric Stormcloak
- Galmar Stone-Fist
- General Tullius
- Lydia


Automatically Appended Next Post:
@Geifer - confirmed at 32mm


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 12:45:13


Post by: modiphius


They're all matching scale - the dragonborn is on a raised scenic base so he's going to look a bit taller but yes all the same 32mm scale and scenic bases as standard :-)


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 12:48:48


Post by: Geifer


 Manchu wrote:
@Geifer - confirmed at 32mm


 modiphius wrote:
They're all matching scale - the dragonborn is on a raised scenic base so he's going to look a bit taller but yes all the same 32mm scale and scenic bases as standard :-)


Thanks!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 13:26:45


Post by: Strg Alt


Success of this enterprise will depend whether Mjoll and Lydia will be released with a sloot mod.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 16:40:54


Post by: JonWebb


 Manchu wrote:


I read in the video game press pieces that there will be two Skyrim-themed starter sets. The smaller one will just include the Dragonborn and some draugr while the more traditional one will include

- Hadvar
- Ralof
- Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced
- Marcurio
- Mjoll the Lioness
- Ulfric Stormcloak
- Galmar Stone-Fist
- General Tullius
- Lydia


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@Geifer - confirmed at 32mm


No worries and thanks for your support. I’m a gamer as much as you all, so I try to engage in a way that reflects how I’d like engagement from the companies and games I play outside of work. Always happy to answer what I can.

With regard to the press release, several sites misquoted the list above.

The 1p set is as you suggest, Dragonborn, Draugr, Skeletons.

The two player set has the Draugr and Skeletons for adversaries, plus a small force of Stormcloaks and Imperials. Character wise, it’s got the first three on the list plus an imperial mage.

The other listed models are part of the wider range.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/21 16:59:49


Post by: Manchu


That makes a lot more sense!

I was so confused to read Tullius and Ulfric would be in the starter box.

Well I am seriously looking forward to getting both of these boxes and, of course, everything else in due course.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 09:44:17


Post by: Geifer


Those sets sound good to me. More draugr is always a good thing.

I hope the skeletons aren't too fragile at that scale.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 10:01:11


Post by: JimmyWolf87


I refuse to drop a single penny on this game until I see J'Zargo released.

I'm also terrified at the prospect of seeing the cost of a Dragon in resin.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 10:25:19


Post by: JonWebb


 Geifer wrote:
Those sets sound good to me. More draugr is always a good thing.

I hope the skeletons aren't too fragile at that scale.


I built a full set of the 2P starter in resin last week and the skeletons were pretty robust. The only issues we have had with the pre-production is some of the 2hand swords on the Storm Cloaks and Imperials were a little weak, but they have gone back to sculpting to be toughened up and remastered so that won't be a problem at launch.

If everything goes to plan with the "other" format for the game, they will be even more robust, but I don't want to count any chickens quite yet.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 10:43:52


Post by: Geifer


That's good to hear. Maybe it's just experience with other companies' resin models bleeding through unfairly (and metal... and plastic... oh, the woes of an undead player and his tiny bone men...). I do keep saying whatever resin mix you have for your Fallout models is pretty amazing, hitting that sweet spot between robustness and flexibility that makes them silly resistant to abuse for tiny resin models.

Well then, I'll be looking forward to seeing some pictures of those models. I mean, wouldn't want to let the effort of building them go to waste, would we?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 11:31:05


Post by: JonWebb


 Geifer wrote:
That's good to hear. Maybe it's just experience with other companies' resin models bleeding through unfairly (and metal... and plastic... oh, the woes of an undead player and his tiny bone men...). I do keep saying whatever resin mix you have for your Fallout models is pretty amazing, hitting that sweet spot between robustness and flexibility that makes them silly resistant to abuse for tiny resin models.

Well then, I'll be looking forward to seeing some pictures of those models. I mean, wouldn't want to let the effort of building them go to waste, would we?


Being cute here, until I get painted samples I don't want to play our hand. Memories of the Fallout renders coming out so far ahead of time... of course, the boss might over rule me and show the range

Hoping to paint my own in the next week or so.

Resins will be shown (unpainted) at UK Games Expo so photos may start to appear there.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 12:39:25


Post by: Geifer


It was worth a try.

Well, not long to wait until the expo.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 13:22:12


Post by: Psychopomp


I swear...if these are hints that the Elder Scrolls game might get HIPS sprues, and they do, and Fallout DOESN'T get HIPS power armor sprues...


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 14:04:40


Post by: pancakeonions


This sounds excellent. I always wonder what "32 mm scale" means - is this going to be on the larger side, like GW stormcast eternals? Or will this fit in OK with older GW 'heroic' scale figures, Reaper minis, and other, chunky ~30mm figures.

Would love to see some photos of these guys alongside other manufacturers' figures.

Looking forward to this winter!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 14:29:25


Post by: Geifer


 Psychopomp wrote:
I swear...if these are hints that the Elder Scrolls game might get HIPS sprues, and they do, and Fallout DOESN'T get HIPS power armor sprues...


Fallout is only going to get HIPS for important, mass produced stuff. Like Gary.

 pancakeonions wrote:
This sounds excellent. I always wonder what "32 mm scale" means - is this going to be on the larger side, like GW stormcast eternals? Or will this fit in OK with older GW 'heroic' scale figures, Reaper minis, and other, chunky ~30mm figures.

Would love to see some photos of these guys alongside other manufacturers' figures.

Looking forward to this winter!


I can provide a picture of a muscled dude from Fallout next to a muscled dude from Age of Sigmar.

Modiphius uses 32mm realistic scale (which translates to 1:50 scale) for Star Trek, Fallout and as confirmed on the last page also for Elder Scrolls with proportions only as exaggerated as production of the physical model requires. The models are very fine, with small heads and gear that stay close to realistic proportions.

[Thumb - AoS - FWW Size Comparison.jpg]


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 15:26:31


Post by: JonWebb


 Psychopomp wrote:

Fallout is only going to get HIPS for important, mass produced stuff. Like Gary.


WHO TOLD YOU!!!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 16:44:40


Post by: Geifer


 JonWebb wrote:
 Psychopomp wrote:

Fallout is only going to get HIPS for important, mass produced stuff. Like Gary.


WHO TOLD YOU!!!


Gary? Gary Gary. Gaarryyyyyy!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 17:17:11


Post by: Psychopomp


I'm changing my demands. I still want HIPS power armor sprues, but every plastic sprue produced for Fallout must also contain a bonus Gary.

I also demand an Elder Scrolls rule that models that survive a giant's attack or a Fus Ro Dah are knocked back straight to the board edge.

Also, two dozen pizzas, a bowl of brown M&Ms, and a vertibird on the roof within the hour.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 17:58:18


Post by: JonWebb


 Psychopomp wrote:
I'm changing my demands. I still want HIPS power armor sprues, but every plastic sprue produced for Fallout must also contain a bonus Gary.

I also demand an Elder Scrolls rule that models that survive a giant's attack or a Fus Ro Dah are knocked back straight to the board edge.

Also, two dozen pizzas, a bowl of brown M&Ms, and a vertibird on the roof within the hour.


We were thinking you have to throw them in the air and see if they land back on the board.



[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 18:48:32


Post by: Psychopomp


 JonWebb wrote:


We were thinking you have to throw them in the air and see if they land back on the board.



Okay...that's so good, we can cut it down to one dozen pizzas. But the clock is still ticking on that vertibird!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/22 19:42:03


Post by: JonWebb


 Psychopomp wrote:
 JonWebb wrote:


We were thinking you have to throw them in the air and see if they land back on the board.



Okay...that's so good, we can cut it down to one dozen pizzas. But the clock is still ticking on that vertibird!


We sent it, but as you can see from the Fallout thread.... it crashed on the way :(


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/23 06:31:02


Post by: JimmyWolf87


If we do indeed get the 'other' format then it would probably go a long way to help customisation of the 'player' characters. The modularity of the kits is what I'm most curious about. Hopefully it's not limited to, say, a male and female of each race but more based on armour or archetypes.

E.g. there's a set with Ebony armour or Leather but with separate heads (and tails as required). Wouldn't resent having upgrade sets of just a variety of heads.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/23 11:58:41


Post by: Geifer


JimmyWolf87 wrote:
If we do indeed get the 'other' format then it would probably go a long way to help customisation of the 'player' characters. The modularity of the kits is what I'm most curious about. Hopefully it's not limited to, say, a male and female of each race but more based on armour or archetypes.

E.g. there's a set with Ebony armour or Leather but with separate heads (and tails as required). Wouldn't resent having upgrade sets of just a variety of heads.


That would be good. Even in resin, with the variety of men and mer in Elder Scrolls upgrade sprues with heads like Fallout got with weapons would greatly help with making your own characters (or followers).

The best part is that the existence of the Fallout weapon sprue proves Modiphius isn't averse to the idea in general.

I said much the same about the Away Team Star Trek got. Really cool models, but having five male and five female poses with a variety of interchangeable heads would provide RPGers with an easy option to make their own character instead of giving you pairs of Vulcans, Andorians and so forth. That's a bit limiting for an RPG group, in my opinion.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/23 14:07:43


Post by: Psychopomp


Yeah, if I had to pick my biggest complaint with the Fallout miniatures themselves, it would be the lack of modularity/posability. They're absolutely gorgeous as monopose sculptures, but they are not kind to hobby converters.

Plastic or even resin multipart kits for power armor, settlers, raiders, etc. (as well as, given the thread topic, suits of Skyrim armor, swappable race heads, weapons, etc) would really add that customization pizzaz I feel the game(s) is/are lacking. Even the fallout weapon sprues are a bit disappointing, as they're mostly weapons other models are already holding. I was hoping to get super sledges and plasma rifles/pistols to add into my mix.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 17:54:23


Post by: Geifer


You know what this thread needs? Blurry pictures of models!

Elder Scrolls models at UK Games Expo from a Modiphius video on Facebook:

[Thumb - UK Games Expo 01.PNG]
[Thumb - UK Games Expo 02.PNG]


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 18:35:16


Post by: Manchu


OH MAN!

Cannot wait for clear pics!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 20:10:37


Post by: judgedoug


I'm so glad in the year 2019 these companies can't be bothered to release high quality images of previews, and instead pretend it's some sort of "exclusive" first look while these awful consumer cellphone pictures wind up being the first and most vital impression of new product.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 20:59:17


Post by: Sacredroach


You are correct...I was unimpressed with "Blurryvision" when it premiered in Gladiator and was used in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and I am exactly, if not even more unimpressed with it now. If the miniatures are being displayed at an event, then put up quality pics of them somewhere easily searchable.

To be fair, it did take GW a couple of decades to see this as being a valuable tool...I am sure Modiphius can learn.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 21:03:29


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I just think it goes to show all the dodgy 'potato' photos of WD and codexii we get are real and not fake leaks,

as there are loads of folk at shows, they've got cameras, time and permission to snap and they still cant take a decent shot

so bob in the warehouse taking a sneaky snack cant be expected to get it right (no matter how frustrating it is)


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 21:44:15


Post by: JonWebb


Nice crisp photos are already shot and will likely be along next week.

It does somewhat take the wind out of events if everything gets shown minutes after a show opens. It’s why I didn’t bother with Warhammer fest this year.

So, wait till Monday and I’m sure the boss will be keen to reveal more.

Hell, I might paint some skeleton archers this weekend and maybe show them if you really behave.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/05/31 21:57:36


Post by: Manchu


I really love the Imperial mage from what I can see so far.

Didn’t realize how much I want these until I saw them hahaha.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/01 08:32:43


Post by: Geifer


 Manchu wrote:
I really love the Imperial mage from what I can see so far.

Didn’t realize how much I want these until I saw them hahaha.


I thought I might feel that way the moment I reinstalled Skyrim.

Agreed on the mage. The thing I like the least about the Legion uniform (in Skyrim) is the helmet. Mage hood certainly fixes that, and I like the pose as well.

Can't wait to get good pictures.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 16:44:22


Post by: JonWebb


While we wait for Monday to arrive, as promised here is a picture of the starter set Skeleton Archers.

These were a simple drybrush/inkwash job and are not the studio figures or anything, just me messing about.

Still. hopefully it gives some better idea of where the line is going.

[Thumb - Skeleton Archers.jpg]


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 16:53:47


Post by: Davor


Is this the game where Bethesda copied the fluff from D&D almost word for word? Or was that something else?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 17:03:37


Post by: Sarouan


Davor wrote:
Is this the game where Bethesda copied the fluff from D&D almost word for word? Or was that something else?


It was just an adventure meant for RPG. However Elder Scrolls is heavily inspired from tabletop RPGs.

So, you're talking about a wargame here...not a boardgame, then ? It sounds like it's kinda a dungeon crawler, but you're also talking about the civil war in Skyrim with 20 miniatures at most, so...skirmish game ?

Skeletons are skeletons. Nothing new nor particularly oustanding here.

I'll hold my breath until I see khajiits, argonians or dwemers.

The point in Skyrim was to make your own character. To me, it's kinda underwhelming to have to play named ones, even if they are known in the video game. Will there be a way to really customize your hero, or are you stuck with the same named characters all the time ?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 18:59:34


Post by: JoeRugby


Spoiler:
 JonWebb wrote:
While we wait for Monday to arrive, as promised here is a picture of the starter set Skeleton Archers.

These were a simple drybrush/inkwash job and are not the studio figures or anything, just me messing about.

Still. hopefully it gives some better idea of where the line is going.


What size bases are they on?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 20:37:26


Post by: JimmyWolf87


Davor wrote:
Is this the game where Bethesda copied the fluff from D&D almost word for word? Or was that something else?


That was something completely unrelated to Modiphius and apparently wasn't even a thing in the first place. As I understand it from memory: It was a group of Bethesda/Zenimax staff (as I recall) using a D&D source as a template for an internal Elder Scrolls based RPG session they were running for themselves. Someone in the chain didn't really pay attention and thought it was a release/promotion of some kind and posted it on social media. People obviously noticed it was nigh on verbatim a D&D resource and called them out for plagiarism which.... it would have been if had been intended as a public release but it wasn't and got taken down as soon as it was noticed. Obviously that's their own explanation so discount it as whatever but I'm personally inclined to think they wouldn't be that bloody lazy if anything.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 20:42:11


Post by: JonWebb


 JoeRugby wrote:
Spoiler:
 JonWebb wrote:
While we wait for Monday to arrive, as promised here is a picture of the starter set Skeleton Archers.

These were a simple drybrush/inkwash job and are not the studio figures or anything, just me messing about.

Still. hopefully it gives some better idea of where the line is going.


What size bases are they on?


30mm round. Each has a unique sculpted base, though I added th snow.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 20:56:51


Post by: warboss


Another licensed game for Modiphius? Wow.. Mutant Chronicles, Infinity, Kung Fu panda, Fallout, Star Trek, Cthulu, Dune, Conan, and now Elder Scrolls. I hope they're not spreading their creative butter too thin over all that IP toast.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 21:02:01


Post by: JonWebb


 warboss wrote:
Another licensed game for Modiphius? Wow.. Mutant Chronicles, Infinity, Kung Fu panda, Fallout, Star Trek, Cthulu, Dune, Conan, and now Elder Scrolls. I hope they're not spreading their creative butter too thin over all that IP toast.


We have three departments all with individual staff, so me and my team do wargames, Sam and his team do RPGs and Rob and his team do board games.

Support staff, sculptors and layout are shared though.

I’ve got Elder Scrolls, Fallout and our in house IP Achtung Cthulhu under me, with a team of 10 under me plus external writers where necessary.

A lot of the RPGs are done by freelancers too, so it’s not as mad as it seems.



[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/02 22:41:36


Post by: warboss


Glad to hear it and hope it all turns out well and especially in time.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/03 00:58:36


Post by: AegisGrimm


At least within reason lots of other fantasy miniatures an terrain can be used for Elder Scrolls games, so a slow release won't be as troublesome as Fallout. Especially for monsters and NPC's.

For instance...want a giant to run terrified away from before they come out officially? Get the ones from the Game of Thrones wargame.
.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/03 09:02:48


Post by: Geifer


Thanks for the skeleton picture.

 AegisGrimm wrote:
At least within reason lots of other fantasy miniatures an terrain can be used for Elder Scrolls games, so a slow release won't be as troublesome as Fallout. Especially for monsters and NPC's.

For instance...want a giant to run terrified away from before they come out officially? Get the ones from the Game of Thrones wargame.
.


Might be that I'm just a natural junk architect but I had a look around Skyrim last night and I think making Fallout terrain is easier. Too much precision engineering in Elder Scrolls for my taste.

I am actually interested in seeing some of the more generic stuff from Oblivion (eventually anyway, it'll surely be a while). I'm specifically thinking about the minotaur here. More minotaurs on the market is never a bad thing.

I'm not going to say no to a good resin bear either.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/04 09:05:42


Post by: Davor


JimmyWolf87 wrote:
Davor wrote:
Is this the game where Bethesda copied the fluff from D&D almost word for word? Or was that something else?


That was something completely unrelated to Modiphius and apparently wasn't even a thing in the first place. As I understand it from memory: It was a group of Bethesda/Zenimax staff (as I recall) using a D&D source as a template for an internal Elder Scrolls based RPG session they were running for themselves. Someone in the chain didn't really pay attention and thought it was a release/promotion of some kind and posted it on social media. People obviously noticed it was nigh on verbatim a D&D resource and called them out for plagiarism which.... it would have been if had been intended as a public release but it wasn't and got taken down as soon as it was noticed. Obviously that's their own explanation so discount it as whatever but I'm personally inclined to think they wouldn't be that bloody lazy if anything.


Thank you for that. I didn't know. Funny how people will be so quick to mention the faults, but don't mention after words when more facts are revealed.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/05 14:13:14


Post by: JonWebb


As promised, shots of the resin versions of the 2P starter set.

Note - these are still pre-production. 99% what you will get, but we had to make a few technical changes to strengthen some weapons.


[Thumb - TES_DraugrWLeaderGroup1Web.jpg]
[Thumb - TES_ImperialGroup1Web.jpg]
[Thumb - TES_StormcloakGroup1Web.jpg]
[Thumb - TES_SkelesGroup1Web.jpg]


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/05 15:40:31


Post by: Geifer


Thanks for the pictures!

So while true Nords use archery, the Imperial dogs rely on witchcraft. Flavorful.

I had hoped there'd be a female Draugr in there as well. Ancient Nord Armor is one of the coolest armors in Skyrim, both the male and the female version. Would have been good to have a model to base conversions on. Maybe in the Dragonborn starter set?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/06 08:46:04


Post by: Tyranid Horde


That armoured Draugr has a classic shout pose, very cool!

I'm impressed overall, and I like that the bases are pre-textured as I don't think I'd be able to model the slabs you get in the barrows.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/07 23:23:02


Post by: Manchu


Thanks for posting those pics Jon!

Looking at the painted skellies, I can immediatley hear the creaky and dusty sound effects from Skyrim.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/09 15:19:03


Post by: modiphius


We've just posted the official community survey - some of you may know we like to involve the community so head over and tell us what you think!

https://www.modiphius.com/surveys.html


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/09 20:36:07


Post by: Mymearan


Huh. Well, I mean, TES, or more specifically Morrowind, is my favourite game of all time. But a tabletop game? The visual design of the series has always been, to put it nicely, generic and bland. The only really standout designs are in Morrowind, and that isn't even mentioned in the press release. So instead you have generic viking barbarians fighting generic undead that even hardcore TES fans would be hard-pressed to recognize without the logo up top. The appeal of TES is entirely based on the sense of exploration the games give, aided by fantastical vistas and varied environments, with the character and creature designs being largely incidental. Unfortunately, in a tabletop miniatures game, there is usually very little of the two former and a whole lot of the latter. None of this is Mophidius' fault of course, it's all Bethesda, but I'm sort of scratching my head as to what the appeal of the IP is in this case.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/09 22:12:51


Post by: squall018


Went ahead and took the survey. Definitely hoping for a HIPS option in the future!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/10 12:08:17


Post by: Geifer


Me, too. Agreed on HIPS. Modiphius does fantastic work with resin, but there is only one material of choice for and I hope we'll get to see at least some things ported to plastic.

And please no more PVC.

 Mymearan wrote:
Huh. Well, I mean, TES, or more specifically Morrowind, is my favourite game of all time. But a tabletop game? The visual design of the series has always been, to put it nicely, generic and bland. The only really standout designs are in Morrowind, and that isn't even mentioned in the press release. So instead you have generic viking barbarians fighting generic undead that even hardcore TES fans would be hard-pressed to recognize without the logo up top. The appeal of TES is entirely based on the sense of exploration the games give, aided by fantastical vistas and varied environments, with the character and creature designs being largely incidental. Unfortunately, in a tabletop miniatures game, there is usually very little of the two former and a whole lot of the latter. None of this is Mophidius' fault of course, it's all Bethesda, but I'm sort of scratching my head as to what the appeal of the IP is in this case.


Two things on Morrowind, stuff actually made it on the survey so Modiphius at least considers it, regardless of what the original press release says. Also, they're starting with Skyrim obviously and Dragonborn gave us a slice of Morrowind on Solstheim, so that's at least a start.

I think you're giving the Elder Scrolls design a bit too little credit. It may just be my perception, of course, but I appreciate a generic baseline to give more definition and contrast to all the more exotic stuff. Seyda Neen as a start for Morrowind was nice and normal before you went on to see all the bonemold armor and shroom and carapace architecture further inland. I thought Bloodmoon added something amazing with Solstheim because it varied greatly from what I'd been experiencing in the base game.

Similarly I had mixed feelings about Oblivion when it was released and I was a lot more invested in the exotic look of Morrowind, but Oblivion to me actually became a great game with the release of Shivering Isles because it presented a way more exotic look at the setting (and unlike the Oblivion gates of the base game, took you to a place with dungeons and settlements, mirroring the usual experience of a fleshed out and inhabited environment you get from the base map of an Elder Scrolls game, instead of being just a dungeon to explore like the aforementioned games).

To me Elder Scrolls design works because you get a look at the mundane and the exotic and they both complement and enrich each other. So while I can appreciate the criticism of generic this versus generic that not being all that enticing, I think it's not representative of the bigger picture.

Vistas and varied environments are of course a problem to most of us who don't have access to a wide and varied terrain collection. That's hardly an Elder Scrolls problem, though. For instance, my group could have done a number of things for Star Wars Legion when we built terrain for use at the local store, but for reasons of practicality and recognition, we went with the ever so popular Tatooine. Now we have great terrain to fill the board, but mostly every battle is played on Tatooine or a similar desert planet, and snow or forest troops from the movies look a little off in that environment. But who's going to pay for or invest all the time to make three or four different terrain sets?

Likewise, you could criticize the whole of Warhammer because you can just play Dawn of War and have a fully painted Imperial Fists army fighting in a variety of environments in the time it takes your computer to load the map, without any of the commitment that the tabletop hobby requires.

I don't see Elder Scrolls being any different. If you want something that looks cool and evocative, there's just no way around putting in the work. The skirmish format is limiting the size of what you can practically use, but that's about the only inherent drawback of a tabletop game compared to a video game I can see.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/10 12:11:31


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Took the survey, I'm glad there were so many options to choose from. Biggest excitement for me if it was possible would be to make scenery/dungeon themed events for Dwemer ruins. They're my favourite ruins both in terms of puzzles and aesthetics. The mystery surrounding them adds so much more also.

In relation to Mymearan's comment on generic models, I think it's applicable for the skeletons and races in general but the amount of armour types and factions there is a huge amount of design space and there are instantly recognisable armour types just based on the helmets alone. I don't think the average fan will find a problem if they've played Skyrim at the very least.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/10 13:16:15


Post by: Psychopomp


The survey made me way more interested to see what this dungeon delve mode is, and if it can be reverse-engineered into Fallout. Also, I'm hoping Modiphius breaks into HIPS minis with Elder Scrolls if it means we might get some HIPS Fallout minis, too. Basically, I'm mostly interested in an Elder Scrolls mini game as an extention of my interest in Fallout Wasteland Warfare.

However, if by "Cultists of Deadra" you mean we'll get a HIPS sprue of various cultists wearing those more-or-less generic hooded robes, I'm all in on that box set.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/10 13:22:46


Post by: Geifer


I'm hoping dungeon delve will basically be a dungeon crawl and Elder Scrolls gets modular dungeon tiles like Star Trek has to play it on, as the survey suggests.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/26 12:12:34


Post by: Geifer


Modiphius recently linked an interview with Chris Birch about Call to Arms on Facebook.

Interview article:

http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/2019/06/elder-scrolls-call-to-arms-tabletop.html?fbclid=IwAR2DvfeackNYh0uzj3mhvCmsvErh4h9etafjddPgOGxDYsl_GrHgv1EZkPk

Towards the end of last month Modiphius announced they would be launching a new tabletop skirmish game in partnership with Bethesda Games Studio, and that game was Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. The announcement came with images of a Dragonborn miniature which would then be on a limited sale during the UK Games Expo.

To say I was very excited about this news is an understatement.

I was fortunate enough to sit down with lead designer and founder of Modiphius, Chris Birch to find out a little bit more about the game during the expo.

As I understand it, Elder Scrolls uses the skeleton of Fallout Wasteland Warfare mechanically, where did you start with the design and what are some of the main differences?


The good thing is that Elder Scrolls and Fallout share a lot of similarities with their structure in the background, so that helped with many of the design principles. But again, it is a game where you’ll be playing out narrative story lines and quests. You’re not just there to have a meeting battle or a retreating battle. It’s more of a case of ‘You are here because This is happening and you now need to go and save this character, or break into the Stormcloak camp and steal this item’ etc. The main idea was: let’s play a story, not just a battle.

We’ve simplified the system from Fallout a little bit, you can’t just ‘copy and paste’ from Fallout into Call to Arms, the mechanics have to be matched to the theme. Fallout has a lot of ranged combat and some mele, whereas Elder Scrolls is more heavily mele and then Magic and Ranged attacks. You’ve got to theme the mechanics, what we’ve done we’ve rebuilt it from the ground up on the principle of ‘let’s have a D20 and lets of those effect dice.


So I’ll be able to fireball an enemy, neck a potion of extra damage before lopping someone’s head off with my enchanted sword?

Yes, Of course. The game uses a D20 skill dice - a bit different from Fallout: Wasteland Warfare in terms of numbers, but effectively you’ll be rolling against a skill level. It uses a six-sided coloured, weapon effect dice (like in Fallout but D6s instead of D12s) and this lets us create the different type of weapon effects you see in the game. Some may do additional damage, some may have special effects triggers like fire or ice damage. So if you have an enchanted weapon on a certain effect symbol it has a certain effect to the target.


Will the Dragon Shouts work in a similar way, or do I have to actually shout Fus Ro Dah at my opponents?

You’ll be able to make use of all the Shouts making loads of different choices with them. You’ll get more as you level-up and progress through the game. Once you collect a certain amount of victory points you’ll be able to get more and do more with them. Later on we’ll be introducing Campaign Play, allowing players to build their own settlements after clearing an area of Draugr, building up their settlement before being attacked in another scenario.


How much of the game is scenario based?

The main game is scenario based but you can absolutely play it competitively if you like. We fully support competitive play, we call it “Battle Mode”. But if we do a big organised event, it will be a story based event where everyone gets the reward for coming and playing. You get to play that new story mission first, you get to buy it before anyone else and then of course they’ll be prizes for the best painted army, for the player who completes the story the quickest, that kind of thing.


So the real heart of Call to Arms is the story that you’re telling?

We want Elder Scrolls to be about Story Mode, we want cooperative-competitive game play, so that players are teaming up together to beat the game. We focused on making sure the AI and co-operative mode are really strong in the game. Players could team up with their Stormcloaks and take on some Draugr, or get together with their heroes and try and take out the Imperial camp. The plan from the beginning was on making the game play very flexible.

The game is very character driven, you’re buying Yrsarald or Hadvar, so you’re picking all of the iconic characters from the video games and then you can customise them with gear, spells, potions. Of course, you can have Dragon Shouts if you’re a Dragonborn. And being a Dragonborn doesn’t mean you need the Dragonborn miniature, your favourite miniature might be a Stormcloak character and that’s going to be my hero. In Campaign Play, later on that will introduce more abilities and have more customisation.


Can you tell me a little about the AI and how it differs from that found in Fallout?

The AI is a similar concept to that found in Fallout, but we simplified it right down and this allows us to introduce more developed AI in later box sets. In Fallout, each unit had its own AI whereas here, each race or advisary you come into contact with will they have their own AI. So the Dragar have one AI card - a little card that you can check quickly and easily work out what they are going to do. They will go after the objectives, they will try and defend them, they might come after you where archers might retreat to shoot at you. They don’t all just move towards the nearest enemy


How much of this will I be able to do when the game is released? Will I have to wait for expansions and additional box sets?

The base set will include 18 miniatures; the Imperials, the Stormcloaks and the Draugr as well as the complete rule set and all the dice you’ll likely ever need. We wanted to make sure that the core set can really facilitate players getting stuck into an adventure straight away. They’ll be loads of scenarios, loads of game play content.

There are also a bunch of characters, most game will make use of one or two characters and each character typically comes with 3 henchmen. The Dargur are probably best describe as being an “active terrain” in the general game when you are playing against one another. They’ll be getting in the way, attacking both players.


So, when will I be able to get my mits on all of these goodies?

In terms of release, fingers crossed, the base game will be out for Christmas, which is our big two player starter set with expansions coming in the new year, which are all in multi-part resin with bespoke custom bases included. Over the course of 2020 we’ll be releasing box sets of Imperials and Stormcloaks if you want to collect those factions, more for the adventurers. Creatures and eventually dragons, and they’ll be big! I mean, what would Skyrim be without Dragons? After that we’ll be working on Wave 2.


Wave two…?

We don’t really know what will be in Wave II because it will really be decided upon by the community. Something we do with all our games is to go out to the community and the Facebook pages, because we have an idea of what we should be making, but we’ll create a survey of all the factions and put it out there and say “What have we missed?” “What factions would you most want to see next?”

If they’re saying “We want Falmer next!” then we’ll bring that development forward to try and meet that demand. You’ll probably see Falmer in Wave II, but as adversaries, not as a full blown faction. But that will come. We care what our players want to see. What are your favourite creatures, what is your favorite scenery. If they want it, we’ll do what we can to make that happen sooner.


And finally, it was only recently revealed that Modiphius are now also creating a Fallout RPG in line with the tabletop game...any plans for this to happen with Elder Scrolls too?

At the moment there isn’t a plan to turn Call to Arms into an RPG, but who knows what Bethesda want to do? There is a lot of work, for them, being as big as they are because they’re really busy making video games. They may want to see how much work is involved first before trying to create an RPG.

We definitely have enough on our plate to focus on for probably the next 5 years. With both Fallout and Elder Scrolls, just “doing Skyrim” is going to take us a couple of years. We have all the iconic characters from the cinematics sculpted, but then you’ve got Oblivion and etc etc.


There’s no final MSRP set yet because of all the political nonsense that’s occurring currently, but I was able to get one more nugget out of Chris.

There may well be events in the future that could lead to shooting another adventurer in the knee.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/06/26 15:25:51


Post by: Togusa


 JonWebb wrote:
 warboss wrote:
Another licensed game for Modiphius? Wow.. Mutant Chronicles, Infinity, Kung Fu panda, Fallout, Star Trek, Cthulu, Dune, Conan, and now Elder Scrolls. I hope they're not spreading their creative butter too thin over all that IP toast.


We have three departments all with individual staff, so me and my team do wargames, Sam and his team do RPGs and Rob and his team do board games.

Support staff, sculptors and layout are shared though.

I’ve got Elder Scrolls, Fallout and our in house IP Achtung Cthulhu under me, with a team of 10 under me plus external writers where necessary.

A lot of the RPGs are done by freelancers too, so it’s not as mad as it seems.



I'm running my first ST: Adventures game tonight.

I'm going to run the remnants mission with the TOS bridge crew!


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 modiphius wrote:
We've just posted the official community survey - some of you may know we like to involve the community so head over and tell us what you think!

https://www.modiphius.com/surveys.html


Great stuff! I'll check it out.

Please try and licence HALO as a Table Top game and RPG. Shameless for asking, I know, but I think it would be great in a 2D20 system.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/09/18 12:03:10


Post by: Geifer


So, we've known for a while Elder Scrolls Call to Arms will be using a modified version of the Fallout Wasteland Warfare rules. Jon Webb showed off the dice used in the game, along with this comment on Facebook:

Project lead Gavin Dady will be starting a blog post in the very near future, bringing all the news in the run up to launch (it would be up already but I’ve not replied to the email yet, sorry Gavin).

In the meanwhile, here is a sneak peek of the game dice to get you all theorising how the game may play.




[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/11 14:30:48


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Any more word on this other than the starter set being available by Christmas?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/11 14:34:23


Post by: JonWebb


Just getting all our ducks in a row for launch.

Some updates that may have passed folks by.

The Core Box will be rules only and is planned for a Q1 2020 launch now.
There will be no miniatures in the Core, and no PVC for this line.
This means the Core Box will be a one per player purchase but at a much lower price than the 2P set.
This will be supported by two faction boxes and one NPC box at launch, in both resin and HIPs.
Wave one comes thereafter and has extra troops for the two core factions, plus one extra faction.

We'll start revealing the full details early next year in the run up to launch.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/12 11:41:57


Post by: Geifer


Sounds good and suits me fine. All I want is a Draugr horde. Male Draugr! Female Draugr! Armored Draugr! Naked Draugr! All the Draugr!

Did I just read HIPS? As in, fully confirmed, no backsies plastic models on the way?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/12 12:16:03


Post by: JonWebb


 Geifer wrote:
Sounds good and suits me fine. All I want is a Draugr horde. Male Draugr! Female Draugr! Armored Draugr! Naked Draugr! All the Draugr!

Did I just read HIPS? As in, fully confirmed, no backsies plastic models on the way?


Barring absolute tragedy, yes sprue HIPS multipart (but not multi pose ) plastic kits are part of the core Elder Scrolls experience.

All being well, we will see similar in Fallout in time.

Its been a long slog (I've had a plastic power armour suit for some time now...) but Elder Scrolls looks like its going to be the first chance to explore the medium for us as a company.



[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/12 12:20:31


Post by: Geifer


Awesome. You've done such a great job with the resin models in such a short time, can't wait to see what you can do with plastic.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/13 19:25:39


Post by: JimmyWolf87


 JonWebb wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
Sounds good and suits me fine. All I want is a Draugr horde. Male Draugr! Female Draugr! Armored Draugr! Naked Draugr! All the Draugr!

Did I just read HIPS? As in, fully confirmed, no backsies plastic models on the way?


Barring absolute tragedy, yes sprue HIPS multipart (but not multi pose ) plastic kits are part of the core Elder Scrolls experience.

All being well, we will see similar in Fallout in time.

Its been a long slog (I've had a plastic power armour suit for some time now...) but Elder Scrolls looks like its going to be the first chance to explore the medium for us as a company.



Well that is by far the sexiest news of the day. Any sort of comparison for the multipart but not mulitipose? Akin to something like WH Underworlds (not necessarily clipping together but in terms of parts or are there weapon options and the like)?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/13 21:28:57


Post by: JonWebb


JimmyWolf87 wrote:
 JonWebb wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
Sounds good and suits me fine. All I want is a Draugr horde. Male Draugr! Female Draugr! Armored Draugr! Naked Draugr! All the Draugr!

Did I just read HIPS? As in, fully confirmed, no backsies plastic models on the way?


Barring absolute tragedy, yes sprue HIPS multipart (but not multi pose ) plastic kits are part of the core Elder Scrolls experience.

All being well, we will see similar in Fallout in time.

Its been a long slog (I've had a plastic power armour suit for some time now...) but Elder Scrolls looks like its going to be the first chance to explore the medium for us as a company.



Well that is by far the sexiest news of the day. Any sort of comparison for the multipart but not mulitipose? Akin to something like WH Underworlds (not necessarily clipping together but in terms of parts or are there weapon options and the like)?


For the first batch, it’s underworlds style fixed pose no option minis. Sadly not clip together, but no optional parts.

For the future, we are trying to introduce multiple weapon options where possible.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/14 10:59:56


Post by: JimmyWolf87


 JonWebb wrote:
JimmyWolf87 wrote:
 JonWebb wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
Sounds good and suits me fine. All I want is a Draugr horde. Male Draugr! Female Draugr! Armored Draugr! Naked Draugr! All the Draugr!

Did I just read HIPS? As in, fully confirmed, no backsies plastic models on the way?


Barring absolute tragedy, yes sprue HIPS multipart (but not multi pose ) plastic kits are part of the core Elder Scrolls experience.

All being well, we will see similar in Fallout in time.

Its been a long slog (I've had a plastic power armour suit for some time now...) but Elder Scrolls looks like its going to be the first chance to explore the medium for us as a company.



Well that is by far the sexiest news of the day. Any sort of comparison for the multipart but not mulitipose? Akin to something like WH Underworlds (not necessarily clipping together but in terms of parts or are there weapon options and the like)?


For the first batch, it’s underworlds style fixed pose no option minis. Sadly not clip together, but no optional parts.

For the future, we are trying to introduce multiple weapon options where possible.


No that's fine, not disappointed by that at all, personally convert most things anyway when I want variety, I was just curious. The dream of multi-option kits for different races, armours etc. is still closer than it was previously.

Take it larger, monster type models are likely to be resin only for the forseeable?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/14 12:07:35


Post by: JonWebb


JimmyWolf87 wrote:
 JonWebb wrote:
JimmyWolf87 wrote:
 JonWebb wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
Sounds good and suits me fine. All I want is a Draugr horde. Male Draugr! Female Draugr! Armored Draugr! Naked Draugr! All the Draugr!

Did I just read HIPS? As in, fully confirmed, no backsies plastic models on the way?


Barring absolute tragedy, yes sprue HIPS multipart (but not multi pose ) plastic kits are part of the core Elder Scrolls experience.

All being well, we will see similar in Fallout in time.

Its been a long slog (I've had a plastic power armour suit for some time now...) but Elder Scrolls looks like its going to be the first chance to explore the medium for us as a company.



Well that is by far the sexiest news of the day. Any sort of comparison for the multipart but not mulitipose? Akin to something like WH Underworlds (not necessarily clipping together but in terms of parts or are there weapon options and the like)?


For the first batch, it’s underworlds style fixed pose no option minis. Sadly not clip together, but no optional parts.

For the future, we are trying to introduce multiple weapon options where possible.


No that's fine, not disappointed by that at all, personally convert most things anyway when I want variety, I was just curious. The dream of multi-option kits for different races, armours etc. is still closer than it was previously.

Take it larger, monster type models are likely to be resin only for the forseeable?


For now, yes.

There are already several large (and really large) creatures sculpted that I can't talk about right now :p


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/14 13:13:04


Post by: Geifer


That's alright. We fully expect to have the option to ride to war on the back of a mammoth.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/11/14 15:46:07


Post by: Psychopomp


 JonWebb wrote:
For the future, we are trying to introduce multiple weapon options where possible.


As much as I'd like to have had plastic power armor sprues yesterday, I hope you get that sorted out before doing Fallout plastics. Fallout is a game begging for more weapon customization support. I mean, I'm having to scratch-build my own supersledges!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/12/23 14:16:00


Post by: Geifer


First Elder Scrolls development blog is up with the lineup for the March release of the game:

https://www.modiphius.net/blogs/news/development-blog-1-the-armies-assemble

Development Blog #1: The Armies Assemble…

Gavin Dady, Senior Line Manager on Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, discusses everything you can look forward to getting on the launch of Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms
In this development blog I’m going to look at the products that we’ll be providing for the Launch of Elder Scrolls A Call to Arms and the core faction sets for our first chapter, Civil War due out late March 2020.

We wanted to ensure that the starting line-up had all the rules, tokens, cards and dice in one place to get you started with the game. We also wanted to include a good selection of scenarios and some simple campaign rules. The Elder Scrolls Rules box provides all of this, with a 104 page rulebook, 44 page Quests book (with 12 missions) and a 16-page introduction that places you in the opening scenes of Skyrim - Escape from Helgen. The boxed set also includes more than 220 cards, two sheets of die cut tokens and a full set of 13 dice.

The Core Rules Box will retail for £35.00, $45.00 and €40.00

Now that we have the rules covered, we looked at the iconic characters that would allow you to enjoy all modes of play. Originally, we were looking at a larger box with PVC miniatures, like the Fallout starter set. But, feedback from the Fallout indicated that there was a strong faction loyalty and a desire to collect and play individual factions from the start, rather than having a varied selection of figures. Many people had asked for a faction starter set and rules bundle. Couple this with some exciting developments in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and we started to see that we could make faction-specific starter sets and a separate rule box a reality.

But, what to put in our faction boxes?

BLEAK FALLS BARROW DELVE SET

For solo and co-op delves the Dragonborn is obviously a no-brainer. What would Skyrim be without the Dhovakin? We also need some opponents for the hero of Skyrim, so we’ve included three Skeleton Archers, three Draugr Warriors and a fearsome Draugr Overlord to lead them into battle. These form our Minions, Elite and Master adversaries which are also used in player vs player games. This set of 8 figures comprise our Bleak Fall Barrow Delve set.

The Plastic Delve box will be £27.00, $36.00 and €32.00.

IMPERIAL LEGION FACTION STARTER SET

For the Imperial forces we have a five-figure faction core set. Hadvar, Hero of Helgen, leads the set. He’s an incredibly tough opponent and has a special ability that bolsters the defensive abilities of any Imperials nearby.

Accompanying Hadvar is the Imperial Spellsword. She has destruction magic mastery, which means she’s more accurate with her destruction spells, and we’ve had enormous fun flinging Fireballs and Flames around the battlefield. As a Legion soldier, she’s also proficient with one handed weapons, so she lives up to her Spellsword name.

The Imperials are then rounded out by three Imperial Legionnaires. These are good, solid, multipurpose troops with decent damage and protection. They work best when they act as a unit and stay close to Hadvar to benefit from his abilities. As a bonus you can use Imperials as one of the AI forces in the game in solo, battle and co-op modes.

The Imperial Faction Core will be £25.00, $33.00 and €30.00 in plastic

STORMCLOAK FACTION STARTER SET

To oppose the Imperials, the Stormcloaks have five true sons and daughters of Skyrim. Yrsarald Thrice Pierced leads the Stormcloak forces. He is a true combat monster and has abilities that can make him terrifying in combat, preventing enemies from engaging him and allowing him to pick apart enemy formations piecemeal. He also has the Wind Walker ability, allowing him to regenerate his Stamina faster than other models, meaning he can use the game-changing Boost actions more often. Supporting Yrsarald is another veteran of the dragon attack at Helgen, Ralof, Warrior of the Resistance. Ralof is a handy, multirole character effective with both ranged and melee weapons who is also able to sneak and pick locks. Ralof can swap between an equipped bow or a single-handed weapon at will and benefits from his Fighting Stance which grants extra accuracy with melee weapons when attacking from a Ready Action.

Three Warriors with Greatswords complete the Stormcloak forces. Stormcloak Warriors are hard hitting troops but are not as resilient as their Imperial counterparts. They are best use aggressively with Yrsarald to strike hard, whilst Ralof skirts the battlefield securing objectives or takes advantage of cover and concealment to pick off enemies through stealth attacks. Additionally Stormcloaks can be used as AI adversaries in solo, battle and co-op modes.

The Stormcloak Faction Core will be £25.00, $33.00 and €30.00 in plastic.

These multi-part hard plastic sets will all be available in your friendly local gaming store from late March, as well as the Modiphius website. We’ll also be offering resin collectors sets in limited quantities for each release. Watch out for news of further releases and scenics.

In the next post we will look at what you can expect to see in the coming months for the rest of the Civil War chapter releases.


Pictures (spoilered for size):



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[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/12/23 14:44:42


Post by: AegisGrimm


Such wonky poses on all the Stormcloaks. Some of those sword arms are in such wierd contortions.

Other two boxes look fun, though.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/12/23 17:11:27


Post by: Tyranid Horde


 AegisGrimm wrote:
Such wonky poses on all the Stormcloaks. Some of those sword arms are in such wierd contortions.

Other two boxes look fun, though.


That's how characters block, strike and stand ready when they're equipped with two handed swords in game so they make sense with that background knowledge.

Really like the sets and the boxes are quite nice too!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/12/23 20:25:08


Post by: Psychopomp


 Tyranid Horde wrote:

That's how characters block, strike and stand ready when they're equipped with two handed swords in game so they make sense with that background knowledge.


They need to be careful how close they stick to the video game, though. It would be awkward if the models start clipping through the table!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2019/12/24 23:20:37


Post by: Monkeysloth


I like them. Only think that looks odd is the storm cloak with the axe but that's probably just the POV they've chosen.

I'm definitely getting the Barrows set.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 06:08:20


Post by: Monkeysloth


Call to arms pre-orders are live at most online stores I've checked.

Gamenerdz and fantization both have bundles where if you pre-order you get the Barrows set for free. Basically the Imperials, stormcloaks, Barrows set, rules and cards for $89.

The core box is going for around $30 and the miniature sets are around $25.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 06:26:45


Post by: Manchu


Thanks for the head’s up!


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 15:19:47


Post by: JonWebb


We've just had some sprue shots in. Should be getting our sticky mitts on our own copies in the next week or two, but in the meanwhile, here you go.


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[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 16:10:02


Post by: Sqorgar


Does the core set only include cards for the three starter boxes, or will it include cards from a larger first wave? And I assume it will work like Fallout WW, where the cards are released in separate wave packs from the models?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 18:54:42


Post by: JonWebb


 Sqorgar wrote:
Does the core set only include cards for the three starter boxes, or will it include cards from a larger first wave? And I assume it will work like Fallout WW, where the cards are released in separate wave packs from the models?


The core rules contains the three launch sets with some extra treasure and the like (so some flexibility).

The first block (we are calling them chapters for ES) is the Stormcloak rebellion and gives you the cards for the storm cloaks, imperials, adventurers and draugr.

The second chapter has some very interesting larger pieces plus at least one new faction. I can’t say too much , Gavin gets annoyed when I give the game away

Cards are separate again, it’s logistically and design wise much easier meaning faster releases and a better scenario setup for players (having to own every set from wave 1 to have all the cards meant writing scenarios was tough as we never knew what cards a player might own).


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 19:14:27


Post by: Samko


Is there any plans to release the game in french ?


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 19:22:59


Post by: B0B MaRlEy


Samko wrote:
Is there any plans to release the game in french ?

That's probably sourced in France, I think Légion distribution has been doing the translations for Fallout so I suppose they'd be the ones


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 20:06:17


Post by: Sqorgar


 JonWebb wrote:
The second chapter has some very interesting larger pieces plus at least one new faction. I can’t say too much , Gavin gets annoyed when I give the game away
I know you can't give away much, but are there plans for Argonian or Khajiit adventurers? My 11 year old daughter loves Skyrim, but she only plays as the animal races.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/07 20:22:00


Post by: JonWebb


 Sqorgar wrote:
 JonWebb wrote:
The second chapter has some very interesting larger pieces plus at least one new faction. I can’t say too much , Gavin gets annoyed when I give the game away
I know you can't give away much, but are there plans for Argonian or Khajiit adventurers? My 11 year old daughter loves Skyrim, but she only plays as the animal races.


There are two Khajit in wave 1...

Argonians, I’ll have to check but I swear I’ve seen one.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/08 13:05:21


Post by: Geifer


Nice to see sprues. The casts look good.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/01/08 13:29:49


Post by: Manchu


 JonWebb wrote:
There are two Khajit in wave 1...
JonWebb knows much, tells some.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 14:21:37


Post by: JonWebb


https://www.modiphius.net/blogs/news/elder-scrolls-development-blog-2-the-great-plan

Blog post is up with some more details on wave 1, including some photos of the first few sets.


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[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 16:31:30


Post by: Manchu


Love all of this, will but every box previewed this far, already preordered every box previously previewed (other than Dovakhiin teaser model).


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 18:11:23


Post by: Sqorgar


You had me at "hello", but there is a surprising lack of people who used to be an adventurer like myself, before they took an arrow to the knee.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 18:16:44


Post by: Monkeysloth


I'd really love a solo random dungeon crawl where the goal is the escape with as many potions as your weight limit allows that you'll never end up using.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 18:29:26


Post by: Lord Damocles


 Monkeysloth wrote:
I'd really love a solo random dungeon crawl where the goal is the escape with as many potions as your weight limit allows that you'll never end up using.

Also two-dozen cabbages and a whole wheel of cheese you don't remember collecting.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 20:50:16


Post by: Monkeysloth


 Lord Damocles wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
I'd really love a solo random dungeon crawl where the goal is the escape with as many potions as your weight limit allows that you'll never end up using.

Also two-dozen cabbages and a whole wheel of cheese you don't remember collecting.


This game mode would print gold I tell you.


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/14 21:35:42


Post by: Siygess


Don't forget that one plate you will pick up by accident because you had to click fifteen times to pick up all those individual coins on that table..


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/15 07:38:07


Post by: Panzerkanzler


My bank account: "Oh gak, here we go again!".


[Modiphius] - The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms - Wave 1 sets revealed (with painted minis!)  @ 2020/02/15 11:20:14


Post by: Geifer


This one purrs like a kitten at the sight of these pictures.