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Been Around the Block





 Monkeysloth wrote:
Listened to an interview with Chris.
https://soundcloud.com/whatsabattlepodcastnetwork/the-cast-dice-podcast-episode-96-fallout-skyrim-and-solo-gaming-with-chris-from-modiphius

They're adding a settlement mode for ES. You choose your starting hold and have bonuses based off of that and then find a village you rebuild/build up and you can give followers to have "campaign skills" that don't affect normal combat but what you can do in the village. There's a campaign for doing this with set missions mixed with whatever existing ones you want to do.

They're also making a random delve generator PDF for dungeon runs.

Season 2 is Dwemer, brotherhood and at least frost spiders (this isn't really new info) and will have a new solo campaign and battlemode campaigns that add new features.

I hope the campaigns are also balanced for co-op. And not just 2 players.

Also it sounds like all future HIPS kits are on hold until Chris has a better idea of how the pandemic is going to affect the games industry as they're just too high of an investment to make right now.

Sounds like a lot of sweet content. Fingers crossed for more HIPS stuff down the road...the initial round of models are great. It's too humid where I live to prime them so painting will have to wait another couple of months >.>

Settlement mode sounds awesome too.
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





 weasel_beef wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
Listened to an interview with Chris.
https://soundcloud.com/whatsabattlepodcastnetwork/the-cast-dice-podcast-episode-96-fallout-skyrim-and-solo-gaming-with-chris-from-modiphius

They're adding a settlement mode for ES. You choose your starting hold and have bonuses based off of that and then find a village you rebuild/build up and you can give followers to have "campaign skills" that don't affect normal combat but what you can do in the village. There's a campaign for doing this with set missions mixed with whatever existing ones you want to do.

They're also making a random delve generator PDF for dungeon runs.

Season 2 is Dwemer, brotherhood and at least frost spiders (this isn't really new info) and will have a new solo campaign and battlemode campaigns that add new features.

I hope the campaigns are also balanced for co-op. And not just 2 players.

Also it sounds like all future HIPS kits are on hold until Chris has a better idea of how the pandemic is going to affect the games industry as they're just too high of an investment to make right now.

Sounds like a lot of sweet content. Fingers crossed for more HIPS stuff down the road...the initial round of models are great. It's too humid where I live to prime them so painting will have to wait another couple of months >.>

Settlement mode sounds awesome too.


Have you tried a brush on primer? Reaper's is great.
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block





 Monkeysloth wrote:
 weasel_beef wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
Listened to an interview with Chris.
https://soundcloud.com/whatsabattlepodcastnetwork/the-cast-dice-podcast-episode-96-fallout-skyrim-and-solo-gaming-with-chris-from-modiphius

They're adding a settlement mode for ES. You choose your starting hold and have bonuses based off of that and then find a village you rebuild/build up and you can give followers to have "campaign skills" that don't affect normal combat but what you can do in the village. There's a campaign for doing this with set missions mixed with whatever existing ones you want to do.

They're also making a random delve generator PDF for dungeon runs.

Season 2 is Dwemer, brotherhood and at least frost spiders (this isn't really new info) and will have a new solo campaign and battlemode campaigns that add new features.

I hope the campaigns are also balanced for co-op. And not just 2 players.

Also it sounds like all future HIPS kits are on hold until Chris has a better idea of how the pandemic is going to affect the games industry as they're just too high of an investment to make right now.

Sounds like a lot of sweet content. Fingers crossed for more HIPS stuff down the road...the initial round of models are great. It's too humid where I live to prime them so painting will have to wait another couple of months >.>

Settlement mode sounds awesome too.


Have you tried a brush on primer? Reaper's is great.

I have some Vallejo black primer in a bottle I use to touch up armpits and stuff, but I usually don't use it for the whole thing. Always afraid I apply it too thickly vs a rattle can.
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





 weasel_beef wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
 weasel_beef wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
Listened to an interview with Chris.
https://soundcloud.com/whatsabattlepodcastnetwork/the-cast-dice-podcast-episode-96-fallout-skyrim-and-solo-gaming-with-chris-from-modiphius

They're adding a settlement mode for ES. You choose your starting hold and have bonuses based off of that and then find a village you rebuild/build up and you can give followers to have "campaign skills" that don't affect normal combat but what you can do in the village. There's a campaign for doing this with set missions mixed with whatever existing ones you want to do.

They're also making a random delve generator PDF for dungeon runs.

Season 2 is Dwemer, brotherhood and at least frost spiders (this isn't really new info) and will have a new solo campaign and battlemode campaigns that add new features.

I hope the campaigns are also balanced for co-op. And not just 2 players.

Also it sounds like all future HIPS kits are on hold until Chris has a better idea of how the pandemic is going to affect the games industry as they're just too high of an investment to make right now.

Sounds like a lot of sweet content. Fingers crossed for more HIPS stuff down the road...the initial round of models are great. It's too humid where I live to prime them so painting will have to wait another couple of months >.>

Settlement mode sounds awesome too.


Have you tried a brush on primer? Reaper's is great.

I have some Vallejo black primer in a bottle I use to touch up armpits and stuff, but I usually don't use it for the whole thing. Always afraid I apply it too thickly vs a rattle can.


You'd have to do a lot of coats to apply that stuff too thickly. in fact you have a better chance with a spray can to cover detail. I've used the Vallejo for years by brush.


I played another round today. Did delve scenario 3 with 3 people and it was pretty great. It was stormcloak (and one imperial mage) vs stormcloaks (some Yarls men) and we barely got enough points to win but not enough for a good win. Having a round limit (where scenario 1 didn't) and the central objective site and no choke points required by the scenario (like the 1st one has) and the AI shined a lot more. I still think the game is hampered by not having the first card pack out but that's hopefully 2 months away. We'll probably only play ES one or two more times before switching to Fallout as there's just so much more content for that game. But I really wish more game settings/systems I like had this type of "Adventure" (as Chis called it) ruleset for them. Would love something like this for Infinity and Warmachine (more company of iron scale though) as I like so much about those settings and system but Vs modes just aren't for me and my group.

Modiphius will could very well own most of my hobby money for a long time coming. Depending on how well the exploring modes/campaigns and random dungeon generators go I can't see myself playing anything else.
   
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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





So Mopiphius released their Western Watch Tower on Myminifactory today for $40.

https://www.myminifactory.com/users/modiphius?utm_source=Homepage&utm_medium=HPMain&utm_campaign=06-08-20_IC_Modiphius_Western%20Watchtower_ST&pk_campaign=06-08-20_IC_Modiphius_Western%20Watchtower_ST&pk_kwd=HPMain



Its pretty pricy at $40. I realize Bethesda has to get it's share and there are a good number of parts but it's just a pretty generic tower. I don't mind paying for unique stuff but it's a hard pill to swallow at $40. Especially it being on MMF instead of Modiphius' website where I'd ear a few dollars in reward points helping offset the Bethesda tax.

   
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Master Sergeant





 Monkeysloth wrote:


Its pretty pricy at $40. I realize Bethesda has to get it's share and there are a good number of parts but it's just a pretty generic tower. I don't mind paying for unique stuff but it's a hard pill to swallow at $40. Especially it being on MMF instead of Modiphius' website where I'd ear a few dollars in reward points helping offset the Bethesda tax.



$40 for something I'm then going to have to get 3d printed. Yeah, I'll be passing on that. It's nice, and might be worth it to someone with ready access to a 3D printer, but certainly not cost effective enough for me to go through the hassle.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





 Dawnbringer wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:


Its pretty pricy at $40. I realize Bethesda has to get it's share and there are a good number of parts but it's just a pretty generic tower. I don't mind paying for unique stuff but it's a hard pill to swallow at $40. Especially it being on MMF instead of Modiphius' website where I'd ear a few dollars in reward points helping offset the Bethesda tax.



$40 for something I'm then going to have to get 3d printed. Yeah, I'll be passing on that. It's nice, and might be worth it to someone with ready access to a 3D printer, but certainly not cost effective enough for me to go through the hassle.


Sounds like they're going to have an option to by a print via MMF which is why it's on the site so you wouldn't need to buy the files to get it printed by a 3rd party.
   
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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





There was a new blog post earlier in the month.
https://www.modiphius.net/blogs/news/elder-scrolls-development-blog-6-the-great-plan-part-3

Bunch of shifted dates.

August -- Adventurer Allies (heroes) released.
September -- Adventurer Followers, some scatter terrain.

October -- Chapter/wave 1 card pack (3rd time this got pushed back hopefully this is the last time). Imperial and Stormcloak unique character expansions.

November -- Draugr expansions. Drauger faction rules (as playable characters). Random Dungeon generator expansion

December -- Imperial and stormcloak generic unit expansions. Dragon release! New Campaign books released (settlement mode for ES and civil war campaign).

January -- Skeletons expansion

There's also an updated FQ/Errata coming soon as well as some reference sheets.

I'm pretty exited for most on here but saddened by how far out some stuff is. Having the card pack pushed back again sucks but I know that was affected by both COVID and some bad missprints in the core box that need to be reprinted and added to these.

I'll probably get the adventurer stuff this year but not sure I want to make any investment into the imperial/stormcloak stuff until everything is out. Will have to see how the Drauger and Skeletons look as I have lots of things here that can easily be subbed in. The campaigns however, and the random dungeon generator, can't get here soon enough.

Surprised to see the Dragon coming out this year, makes since for a Holiday release but all the releases this year have an End of Month release date and so they probably won't hit retail till the next month so I think having a 20th of December release date might be a bit too late for a probably $150-200 expansion. Maybe they're hoping for people just getting money as they're calming the dragon is very big.

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[MOD]
Street Judge






RVA

Sad that there is such a gap. This is one of the most precarious situations for miniatures games because people just move on. Let’s hope the IP has enough strength to keep folks committed. I am pretty committed to keeping up with this product line at least up through all of the releases announced so far.

The more Modiphius leans on STL as products, the less engaged I am.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





This is quite true. I've already moved on to Fallout for a while as Elderscrolls just doesn't have enough options at the moment. I'd prefer fallout setting wise but my friends that I play co-op with are more Elderscrolls people. But we're both willing to cross over between games. Probably was best we started with ES as it's really significantly less stuff to keep track of and less rules overall.

As for STLs. I don't think they lean on them too much. Terrain is expensive to make and deliver. The watch tower would cost over $200 in resin from what's been said. On the opposite side all the tomb stuff is resin only ATM with no current plans for an STL release.

Fall out is pretty similar. The intact Virtibird would be pretty expensive to sell in resin (the ones made for Infinity are around $200) and there are things only in Resin ATM that people really want STLs for. I suspect they'll do several resin vault sets this year to coincide with the random vault/dungeon generator they're making. Some things that have been STLs first have come out in resin like the ruined car.

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Bane Thrall






We are aware the roll out of ES has been less than desirable.

TBH, with all the reshuffling of releases due to production (thanks 2020) I think we are looking at 2021 as a soft relaunch of the game.

It's doing really well, but not being able to keep the releases rolling does indeed risk the game interest tapering off.

Frustrating as we went through all this on Fallout, learned the lessons, changed our plans and had it all lined up for ES... then the universe decided to screw us all right?

Still, lots of cool minis coming and exciting new game modes and expansions are written/being written, so once the dust settles things will become more on track.

No excuse not to paint all your minis this way I guess... so that's something.

...and you will know me by the trail of my lead... 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





ya. 2020 is something for sure. it's weird for me to here that there are still people furloughed, that those that have come back to work in some areas might go back to being furlouged again and many companies in the hobby are working with severely reduced staff. I'm in tech and the only way this has affected my life is my commute is now about 30 seconds vs 20 minutes.

After thinking about it for a bit the Dragon Release time is actually really good since you mentioned a Soft Relaunch of the game as that's going to be pretty big news if done right that could reach outside of the hobby and have better reach then the core game launch this year. When the announcement is made you'll have some pretty fleshed out groups rules and miniature wise. Two campaigns and the dungeon crawl rules.

It really sucks the way things have been delayed but you've got an IP with just a staying power in gaming pop-culture and the dragons from Skyrim are a big part of that. You know some people will buy the rules just to play the Dragon Scenario(s) against a Thomas the Tank Engine.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Some images of the October and some of the November releases have come out. I wasn't expecting to care much for these but I'm liking them--especially the imperial one.







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[MOD]
Street Judge






RVA

The draugr look great and the Stormcloak set is mostly good but the Imperial set ... these are game pieces, not tiny statues for the curio cabinet. Every time I go to move the Executioner model, I’ll have to think about “oh I guess he kicks this block around with him wherever he walks.”

   
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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Kicking the block around is more doable then kicking the anvil around in the Stormcloak set. Most likely those will both be separate pieces so you can use something else.
   
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[MOD]
Street Judge






RVA

It’s not so much the object that they are posed standing on but the fact that they are such static poses.

Also, the anvil is so comically small, the Stormcloak quartermaster looks like he is committing casual blasphemy against Zenithar.

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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





I've never really been bothered by static poses, maybe because I'm more of an RPG person. There's only so many decent action poses it's nice to have variety on the table.
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Street Judge






RVA

I get that from a “RPG person” POV, static poses are not such an issue. But keep in mind this is Elder Scrolls Call To Arms, a miniatures game about dangerous exploration, combat, and warfare.

Not all of the more static poses are terrible. These are command sets after all, so General Tullius just standing there and pointing is understandable.

   
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Multispectral Hsien





Gosport, UK

 Manchu wrote:
I get that from a “RPG person” POV, static poses are not such an issue. But keep in mind this is Elder Scrolls Call To Arms, a miniatures game about dangerous exploration, combat, and warfare.

Not all of the more static poses are terrible. These are command sets after all, so General Tullius just standing there and pointing is understandable.


I hope this doesn’t sound antagonistic, but I don’t understand the idea that someone posed to be pointing is any better/different than someone posed with their foot on a block or an anvil. All poses are just a snapshot in time, so the idea that someone posed with their foot on their object means they’re carrying that block with them around the battlefield is strange to me. The General isn’t walking round pointing like that constantly either. Models aren’t frozen in their poses ‘in universe’.
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Street Judge






RVA

There is a quite a big difference and it’s probably quite easy to see with a little explanation. An officer in a pose of command may not be very dynamic in terms of movement compared to a soldier swinging a weapon but both poses are what we would expect from them given (a) the context of a game about combat and (b) their respective roles. By contrast, the executioner is not posed for being out in the world going on adventures or fighting in a combat. Similarly, the Imperial officer holding her helmet with her sword point down ... this is a suitable pose for a statue in a town square or maybe a sculpture to collect and display in a cabinet but it makes no real sense for a skirmish game.

The draugr are all very good examples of what does make sense, by contrast. (And so too the first wave figs.)

   
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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Update on releases:



Bad news/Good news on the two Adventurer sets. We've had some shenanigans with delivery which means that the Adventurer Allies are behind schedule. However, the good news is Adventurer Followers and Allies will be now BOTH be available for pre-order later this week (and not today, as previously suggested). Both sets will now ship mid-September and be in retail shortly thereafter. That means that the Adventurer Allies will release a little late, but the Adventurer Followers will be available a little early.

Downloadable cards will be released as the sets ship. We should then move to a system where we have pre-orders for the next set up around a month early, so Octobers sets will be up for pre-order in late September, Novembers in late October and so on.
   
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Bane Thrall






Hey folks.

Adventurer Followers and Allies are now available for pre-order from the Modiphius store. Pre ordering means you'll get the PDF of the Hero and Follower cards (and three Adversary versions of the Followers) emailed to you straight away.

They should start shipping on the 7th.

For those who will be ordering from their FLGS we'll make the PDF download of the cards available from 7th September, when the sets should be on general release.

https://www.modiphius.net/pages/elder-scrolls
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...and you will know me by the trail of my lead... 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Maybe it's the photo or the painting, but Lydia's head doesn't seem to be a good recreation of she looks inside the game.
   
Made in us
Inspiring Icon Bearer





Colorado Springs, CO

Disclaimer: I'm not a big 'Elder Scrolls' guy. I still dabble in Skyrim from time to time, but I've never even come close to 'beating' the game.


I am consistently impressed by these miniatures. The Dragonborn Triumphant has me seriously considering making an order, and I think the new Imperial box seals the deal. Those are some of the best looking mages I've seen in a miniatures game, too. Kudos to Modiphius on that. Worst case scenario is that I end up with a fun dungeon delve set for a late night of gaming with the boys!

If I've got a trade you're interested in but you don't have anything on my wanted list, just shoot me a PM and ask! I'm easily distracted!  
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Street Judge






RVA

OK I have pre-ordered every release available to retail. Now to just wait until November!

   
Made in gb
Bane Thrall






First Friday and the new Hero Packs are here along with the card pack to use all of the Civil War releases (chapter 1) and some new terrain with the Bleak Falls Barrow Tomb scatter set.

Five new characters for both the Imperial and Stormcloaks and some tombs and treasures for them to fight over.

https://www.modiphius.net/pages/elder-scrolls?fbclid=IwAR3NqQS4ro5hQ8TYDeNkLzhMOod_FSHJUtvzdBxkhmXqTSRPgPh3uMshNz4

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Martial Arts SAS




United Kingdom

Hey Jon, are the PDFs for the companions available yet? My box arrived today and on the back, it mentions the cards can be downloaded from modiphius.net/elder-scrolls-downloads but the page doesn't seem to exist.

   
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Bane Thrall






 Siygess wrote:
Hey Jon, are the PDFs for the companions available yet? My box arrived today and on the back, it mentions the cards can be downloaded from modiphius.net/elder-scrolls-downloads but the page doesn't seem to exist.


I’ll check in with Gavin. He’s in charge of ES.

I thought we were mailing out card PDFs, but bear with me.

Edit - Ok, if you ordered from us you should have access to the cards as a download in your account.
If you ordered from an LGS if they are part of the bits and mortar scheme they should be able to provide the cards.
If not, drop a line to support with your proof of purchase and Lloyd and Shaun will look after you.

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Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Heads up that on Discord it was posted there will be a delay for the card pack for the US as the container ship coming from china to the US got routed to a different port so they're not expect to reach distribution until middle of November.
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Are there PDF-only options for the card packs? After trying to keep up with FO:WW in the early days, I think I'm done buying physical cards and would prefer to print them.

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