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I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get Basilean Legacy, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump

*EDIT* Edited for clarity.

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Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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 scarletsquig wrote:
I would continue to recommend putting the dropbox link as the first one on the list when posting the three download links on the blog.

It just removes the risk of someone seeing the poor quality images in the google docs one, thinking that that's all there is and possibly not coming back to it in future.


I've been doing that. Well, not never coming back to it, but I pretty much download them, browse for a minute, then close it since the images hurt my eyes (almost literally). I then forget I've downloaded them and never come back to those issues.

I had no idea it's available without the highly compressed images.


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Just downloaded Dropbox versions of the whole run to date. Have only browsed quickly so far, but they look SO much better. I'd definitely second SS's suggestion to NOT have the Google Docs link as the first one. There's no indication anywhere that the magazine is at all different depending on the links chosen.

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I collected them all as well. Gonna start reading them shortly.

 
   
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 Azazelx wrote:
 scarletsquig wrote:
I would continue to recommend putting the dropbox link as the first one on the list when posting the three download links on the blog.

It just removes the risk of someone seeing the poor quality images in the google docs one, thinking that that's all there is and possibly not coming back to it in future.


I've been doing that. Well, not never coming back to it, but I pretty much download them, browse for a minute, then close it since the images hurt my eyes (almost literally). I then forget I've downloaded them and never come back to those issues.

I had no idea it's available without the highly compressed images.


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Just downloaded Dropbox versions of the whole run to date. Have only browsed quickly so far, but they look SO much better. I'd definitely second SS's suggestion to NOT have the Google Docs link as the first one. There's no indication anywhere that the magazine is at all different depending on the links chosen.


They're a great read, lots of good little articles scattered about. Also, I did some of the cover art! Issues #2, #8, #9 and #13 to be precise.
   
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Illinois

Been reading through (mostly the scifi stuff, though I'm bookmarking most of the fantasy stuff for later when I'm in that mode), up to issue 6 or so. There's some good stuff. I especially like the short stories and such by Michael Grey, and a couple of the dreadball stories almost made me wanna get a starter set

That Kings of War RPG in issue 5/6/7 looked sort of interesting. A bit lite in terms of depth, but that's kind of indicative of something related to mantic, and not necessarily a bad thing. If I was reading it correctly, it would potentially let your Heroes fight kings of war units in the wargame itself, which would be kind of cool for epic battles. Instead of generating something in house or buying up another 20-50 dollar rule supplement, built in

 
   
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Pullman, WA

Issue 19 is up!

ironwatch.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-19/

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Pullman, WA

Issue 20 is out! No joke!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-20/

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Melbourne .au

The dropbox link to issue 20 takes you to issue 19 instead! No joke!

   
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Pullman, WA

The problem has been fixed! It was a bade joke!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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 TheAuldGrump wrote:
...sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. ...The Auld Grump


The rules that will be available for free, aren't those the ones that are already up?
Basically full rules without siege, fluff, and the magic item listing---and with still available separate army lists?
If so, I can understand them selling a deluxe version with all those bells and whistles.

If they're pulling the basic rules (which to me are pretty darn close to being full rules) then that's another thing.
Hoping that's not what you're saying.
   
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Melbourne .au

Thanks! Got it!

   
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

 TheAuldGrump wrote:
I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get BL, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump


What's bl



 
   
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Pullman, WA

 carlos13th wrote:
 TheAuldGrump wrote:
I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get BL, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump


What's bl

Probably Basilean Legacy, the KoW supplement book released as part of the KoW Kickstarter

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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 darkPrince010 wrote:
 carlos13th wrote:
 TheAuldGrump wrote:
I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get BL, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump


What's bl

Probably Basilean Legacy, the KoW supplement book released as part of the KoW Kickstarter
That's the bunny!

I have the print version, but I like having PDFs as well.

The additional rules for Zap! were quite welcome, and the Basileans are an iteresting army to do battle with. (I have not played them, only killed them....)

Going back to the older post and changing BL to Basilean Legacy, for the sake of clarity.

The Auld Grump

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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Pullman, WA

Issue 21 is now available!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Pullman, WA

Issue 22 is now out!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Possibly a silly question, but would you accept army lists?

I have been toying with a fantasy French & Indian War, with the orcs as aboriginal Americans, elves as French, the humans as the British, and both dwarfs and ogres standing in as mercenaries from the Germanies. (This simplifies things considerably - in point of fact there are British elves as well, but they are not put into positions where their loyalties might be tested.)

Plenty of atrocities on both sides.

Technology and tactics roughly similar to the 1750s.

And should such lists be balanced against base KoW armies, or just against each other?

The Auld Grump

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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Pullman, WA

Heck yes! We've already had an army list for (iirc) Warhammer Kislev (Or might have been Cossacks. My memories elude me), and so more stuff would be great!

As for balance, while it would be preferable (And more widely usable) if they were balanced against regular KoW army lists, it's fine if you want them to just be balanced against each other; Just be sure to note that in the article!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Illinois

I skimmed the first couple of posts looking but I didn't see anything regarding how you would like to receive photo submissions. In terms of big-'we'll edit them to size ourselves' or 'smaller so our email/etc doesn't explode', and such. I've got some tabletop quality corporation marines, z-corp, forge fathers, and several things of a deadzone persuasion that are all begging for a photo shoot if you guys are still taking fan submissions for models. I know you got some proper "staff painters" so you might not need as many of those though.

Looking forward to catching up the last two issues, had a great time reading all of the scifi stuff leading up to deadzone. A couple of the fan authors really give the stuff in the Containment Protocols book a run for it's money, and there are lots of fun articles besides. Might have to print these out and bind them sometime for a coffee table book

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Well, bigger is preferable, but it's by no means set in stone; if your email is giving you fits about sending us big files, smaller images is totally fine by us. We always like more pictures to use, and so feel free to send us what you've got!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Illinois

Cool, I think I've finally got enough battle zones painted to serve as backdrop so as soon as I get some time and proper lighting... will have to send some out.

 
   
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 darkPrince010 wrote:
Heck yes! We've already had an army list for (iirc) Warhammer Kislev (Or might have been Cossacks. My memories elude me), and so more stuff would be great!

As for balance, while it would be preferable (And more widely usable) if they were balanced against regular KoW army lists, it's fine if you want them to just be balanced against each other; Just be sure to note that in the article!
The difficulty with being cross compatible with standard KoW armies is the effectiveness of the Land Pattern musket - 175 yard effective range (with close fitting balls) or 50 yards (with loose fitting balls), rate of fire between three and four shots a minute in the hands of an experienced soldier (again, with the loose fitting balls). Some twenty years ago I could fire a Brown Bess three times in a minute. I could either get four shots per minute - and miss with most of them, or three shots, and hit on a regular basis.

The easiest way of handling the increased RoF is to modify the stat line - with a unit being rated for experience.

Green, Regulars, and Crack... maybe. With Milishy being a separate unit type.

Maybe allow a choice between a doubled Attack or an added bonus to Range/Piercing - made at the beginning of the game. (While it is possible to carry both, it didn't much happen. More often troops went with the looser balls - RoF is everything.)

The orcs need to be skirmishers, and rules for night battles. (Elves and orcs can see just fine in the dark - when do you think that they will be attacking the humans?)

Contrary to popular fantasy convention, by the time of the French & Indian War (a nine year theater in the Seven Years War) the Algonquin Nation (American Indians) were largely using the exact same weapons as the Europeans - a bow and arrows may look cool, but....

Also - orcs are not the bad guys (and some are allied with the the humans), elves are not the good guys, and the upper echelons of both European powers in the area were riddled with incompetence.

The British managed to screw up relations with most of the tribes that would have joined them - at a time when they needed allies. Their fantasy counterparts are no more competent.

Meanwhile the French colonial government was amazingly corrupt, and their troops were over supplied. (Enough that it slowed them down.)

The French & Indian War also had some brutal early examples of combat fatigue/PTSD.

Part of the inspiration for this was the excellent song The Boatman's Cure, by George Ward -
I fought all through this wilderness in '59....
I still fancy I see shadows movin', time after time.
I still fancy I see shadows movin', time after time.
If it doesn't lift your spirits, it will leave you numb,
Best cure for shadows is a bottle of rum,
Only cure for shadows is a bottle of rum....

The Auld Grump - another influence is the song The Piper's Refrain -
I'll tell it you you,
As they told it to me...
By the light of the campfire, burning.
How by the banks of blue water,
Where we sported and played,
They once faced the fury of battle....

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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 darkPrince010 wrote:
Well, bigger is preferable, but it's by no means set in stone; if your email is giving you fits about sending us big files, smaller images is totally fine by us. We always like more pictures to use, and so feel free to send us what you've got!


I sent some photos of painted Mantic models back at the beginning of March. Would they have typically been used by now? Also, what about army shots that feature both Mantic and Non-Mantic (and GW) models?

   
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Pullman, WA

Apologies about the pictures! They look like they got left out on accident when I was swapping email systems. I've got them added to the pool of photos I draw from for new magazines!

Also, army shots with other manufacturers are fine, as long as the Mantic stuff is the primary subject of the image, or there aren't a ton of GW models in the shot (Just to avoid GW C&D nonsense)

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Understood. Most of the GW models at the moment are old, way OOP models. There's also ones from other manufacturers slowly getting painted up to go in there as well, so it's a far cry from a standard OK army being used for KoW.

   
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Pullman, WA

Issue 23 is out!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Pullman, WA

Issue 24 is out!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Illinois

Looks pretty solid, as usual!

 
   
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Pullman, WA

@Grimdork: Thanks!

Issue 25 is now available!

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Always great to see a new issue. Thanks for all the time you guys put into this!


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