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Scotland

It feels to me like Dakka is quieter about non-GW games these day. Since 40k seems to be undergoing a resurgence of popularity I was wondering how other games which I don't hear much about are doing? These games include WMH, KoW, Malifaux, Infinity, Gates of Antares and X-Wing.

To start us off, my club played a lot of FoW and BA.

FoW has had a new edition that has proved fairly divisive, although it is too early to see what impact that is having if at all. My club has for the most part ignored the new edition and are playing a lot of the older 3rd edition. They've started an EW desert campaign.

BA used to be played a lot at my club but after the 2nd edition came out they slowly lost interest and have been trying out other WW2 games like Rapid Fire and Iron Cross. I've not been following how BA is doing elsewhere but it still seems popular.
   
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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Devon, UK

It's fairly common that if a game has its own space to discuss online then the traffic on Dakka tends to be proportionately lower.

The exception to this would be WMH, which has seen its own forum close, and a drop in Dakka traffic if anything. That should be sounding a big awooga style alarm at PP if anyone is paying attention.

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Locals are mostly playing Guild Ball, X-wing and a bit of 9th age. I play KoW with two regular opponents.

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Sydney, Australia

I guess this thread is pretty appropriate to detail my last 2 years of hobby, because it's when I've replaced GW games with other games, and my group are one of the few non-40k groups at my FLGS. When I moved away from the local GW to the FLGS in January/February last year, I did so with the sole intention of starting Warmachine with a few friends of mine. We had a good, if small, group (4-5 regulars with a few others that would appear every now and then), but after a few months we had slowed down due to various commitments and other games. At this time I was also feeling major burnout with the systems I played due to a combination of major depression and wanting to play other systems (August last year was the last time I played 40k, with Warmachine not long after).

By that point Infinity had grown a small group there, so I was playing that (still do occasionally, love the game) and the core of that group I still game with frequently. I had also started Malifaux as a side game, but around this time it had become my main game in a big way (I was playing 2-3 games a week on a slow week). The Malifaux group was most of the same people as the Infinity group, and so we flip flopped between the two for a while depending on how we felt at the time. Locally now we have seen a huge drop in Malifaux at the store for a variety of reasons (mainly a single toxic player ruining the experience and poor management of events/game days by the henchman), but we've kept up playing at one of the guys' house most weekends.

Another reason Malifaux has dropped off is because of the rise of the Batman Miniatures Game locally. My local store began stocking it in October of last year, and soon after that I was organising tournaments and events for it. We absorbed the group from slightly further north of us (turns out most of that group was closer to us than there, so it was more appealing overall) and it all sort of snowballed from there. We have weekly meets now, and regularly get upwards of 8 people attending. It seems to be one of the stronger groups for the game in general from what I can see, and we have lots of plans for expansion in the future. We all just enjoy playing the game, and we have a great group, so I'm expecting we only continue to grow

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Frostgrave

GW is likely to always be the big player, and a new 40K will take a lot of the interest away for a while.

That said, after a flurry of 40K purchases and games, it looks like my local group has gone back to Malifaux, Guild Ball, and now Bolt Action. I haven't had much chance to participate though.

So it looks a bit like the 40K honeymoon is wearing off already.

Lots of people getting excited over Shadespire and Necromunda though.
   
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Bloodthirsty Vampire Thrall






UK

Our group (me included) tends to drift from one game to another every few months - I have so many skirmish games that have played once or never.....

Malifaux was popular, but that's pretty much dead, Dropzone is limping along. Bolt Action is still going

but we are a small group.

40k is about the only constant.

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Plaguelord Titan Princeps of Nurgle




Tampa, FL

8th Edition killed warmahordes at my flgs, which had been a warmahordes shop for years during 6th and 7th edition. Nothing else is known or cared for here. I am.in what is essentially GW country: either you play 40k, or you don't play at all. Even AOS is dead and buried

There's two guys who are trying to revitalize kings of war (doesn't seem to be working as I usually only see them playing
against each other) butother mantic stock for DeadZone/Warpath is languishing on the shelves. No other game is even seen or talked about here. I think there's some X-Wing going on still.

I find it really sad, honestly. So many interesting games that nobody wants to learn about because it's not GW.

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Rowlands Gill

At my club there are two sorts of people and its split roughly 50:50 out of the 30+ attendees. There are those that only play GeeDub (AoS with some 40k and some BB, but they only play one of them, not all 3) and those that will try anything and have quite wide collections of various games and on a club night will tend to play "anything but" those 3 games. I include LotR/the Hobbit in the "anything but" category.

It seems to be a personality thing as much as a financial thing. Some folks like to go deep into a game and enjoy the familiar, while others prefer breadth of experience and trying something different.

Of the non-big-3 the most popular games (i.e. games that I have seen played by people other than me and my 1 fellow gamer-magpie) are X-Wing, Frostgrave, Malifaux and Bolt Action.

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Guildball is the biggest game that's now GW, but X-Wing & Imperial assault do well as well.

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Michigan

honestly, anything non-GW is really suffering at my FLGS. Infinity is like seeing a unicorn and once in a while you'll catch a glimpse of guildball or malifaux. I NEVER see warmahordes any more,it's like it dropped off the face of the earth here. xwing is played but not much in shop.

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I see a lot of Infinity and decent amount of WMH. GW side I see a lot of 40k and very little AoS.
   
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Kid_Kyoto






Probably work

We're probably mostly done with 40k at this point. I watched a GMDK evaporate in a turn from a squad of dark reapers getting free shots at it because it deep struck somewhere on the table. Had a wound left. No recourse. Didn't even get a full turn before going to worst profile. Dude kinda lost his cool at that point. Later on that game, when we realized that GW brought invisibility back for Eldar, it kinda sucked the rest of the air out of the room, since that kind of shenanigans were largely why we quit 7th in the first place.

I want to start malifaux, but I don't have the time to properly get into it and no one else that I know plays it.. The guys mentioned above are trying to talk me into Infinity though. I'm not stoked about the minis and the rules look like it's a lot of micromanagement, but I'm trying to suspend judgement until I play it.

Other than that, we just finished up the Pathfinder game we had running for over a year, and I have an on-again off-again Shadowrun game that I'm trying to enjoy.


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Courageous Space Marine Captain






Maifaux is making a huge come back at my store.

should be interesting.

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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London

I buy a little GW for painting, but I play MtG, Imperial Assault, collect the Batman range with the intention of playing, and am getting into board games with A Feast for Odin most recently.
   
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 durecellrabbit wrote:
It feels to me like Dakka is quieter about non-GW games these day. Since 40k seems to be undergoing a resurgence of popularity I was wondering how other games which I don't hear much about are doing? These games include WMH, KoW, Malifaux, Infinity, Gates of Antares and X-Wing.


Dakka has always been quiet on non-GW games, because it's predominantly a GW game forum. Malifaux can barely squeek out a handful of posts in a month, Infinity is basically a dozen people talking amongst ourselves, and most games are relegated to some miscellaneous sub forum and if it's lucky a News and Rumours thread. All that changed lately was the staff took the sub forums that no one posted in and consolidated them into Miscellaneous sub forums.

So the current atmosphere os mostly GW talk isn't really new.
   
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Baltimore, MD

Also, Dakka fills a void, in that there is no single central channel for discussing GW games. Every other game has dedicated forums and official (or de facto) facebook groups.


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huge amounts of warmahordes (CoI blew shadespire off the map here, granted it was about as eagerly awaited as a stomach ulcer) guild ball till you wanna barf, X-wing of course, some malifaux..about the only constant is no AoS at all and maybe 1 player left for 40k? he may have given up by now.
   
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Playing in a Kings of War league, and running a Kings of War game for four nine year old players.

Last week's Kids of War game was... disappointing - no rules arguments or even questions - they just... played. I wasn't needed at all. I think that they have reached the point where all that I do is tell them the scenario and set up the terrain. (Typically, each kid gets three games - two one-on-one battles, and one doubles.)

Got in a few Vanguard games, using the Alpha rules, but we have not tried the campaign rules yet.

And Pathfinder... two games with grownups, and one with twelve(?!) nine year olds. (Practicing for when our little one is old enough to play - she turned one full year in September. : )

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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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X wing, Magic the Gathering etc are doing well in my local clubs. But these get played off to the side in a comic store which is the only thing resembling a LGS around me. I used to be real into X wing but i've kind of fallen out of love with Star Wars lately. For me its all Shadespire and Necromunda for the near future. I'm putting regular 40k on ice, it's too large scale for me and the more games i've tried playing the more I realize I do better with shorter, smaller games that still have some level of hobby aspect.

I find that I have a ton of difficulty commiting to one faction (and in 40k/AoS that can become an expensive problem), so playing smaller games that allow me to collect multiple teams is better.

Back when chaos daemons got their first plastic release it semed warseer was a hot spot for GW stuff. But that site has more or less died off, I used to spend as much time there as I would over here.

 
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
X wing, Magic the Gathering etc are doing well in my local clubs. But these get played off to the side in a comic store which is the only thing resembling a LGS around me. I used to be real into X wing but i've kind of fallen out of love with Star Wars lately. For me its all Shadespire and Necromunda for the near future. I'm putting regular 40k on ice, it's too large scale for me and the more games i've tried playing the more I realize I do better with shorter, smaller games that still have some level of hobby aspect.

I find that I have a ton of difficulty commiting to one faction (and in 40k/AoS that can become an expensive problem), so playing smaller games that allow me to collect multiple teams is better.

Back when chaos daemons got their first plastic release it semed warseer was a hot spot for GW stuff. But that site has more or less died off, I used to spend as much time there as I would over here.


Have you been able to give Malifaux a shot?
   
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LA

 thekingofkings wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
X wing, Magic the Gathering etc are doing well in my local clubs. But these get played off to the side in a comic store which is the only thing resembling a LGS around me. I used to be real into X wing but i've kind of fallen out of love with Star Wars lately. For me its all Shadespire and Necromunda for the near future. I'm putting regular 40k on ice, it's too large scale for me and the more games i've tried playing the more I realize I do better with shorter, smaller games that still have some level of hobby aspect.

I find that I have a ton of difficulty commiting to one faction (and in 40k/AoS that can become an expensive problem), so playing smaller games that allow me to collect multiple teams is better.

Back when chaos daemons got their first plastic release it semed warseer was a hot spot for GW stuff. But that site has more or less died off, I used to spend as much time there as I would over here.


Have you been able to give Malifaux a shot?


I've seen the name around, but never really checked it out tbh.

 
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
 thekingofkings wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
X wing, Magic the Gathering etc are doing well in my local clubs. But these get played off to the side in a comic store which is the only thing resembling a LGS around me. I used to be real into X wing but i've kind of fallen out of love with Star Wars lately. For me its all Shadespire and Necromunda for the near future. I'm putting regular 40k on ice, it's too large scale for me and the more games i've tried playing the more I realize I do better with shorter, smaller games that still have some level of hobby aspect.

I find that I have a ton of difficulty commiting to one faction (and in 40k/AoS that can become an expensive problem), so playing smaller games that allow me to collect multiple teams is better.

Back when chaos daemons got their first plastic release it semed warseer was a hot spot for GW stuff. But that site has more or less died off, I used to spend as much time there as I would over here.


Have you been able to give Malifaux a shot?


I've seen the name around, but never really checked it out tbh.


It is a very very good skirmish game and really quite affordable, it has a "weird west horror" kind of feel. crews are small...https://www.wyrd-games.net/malifaux/

they have a free vassal on it as well. it is card based (no dice) and plays on 3x3.

you may like it, I would recommend it highly.
   
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Probably work

I played a demo game of it at gencon a couple years ago. Liked it enough to pick up a starter pack and the deck for it. Never been able to find anyone to really play with though, so it's sat around.

The randomness is handled with a card deck. It's a really neat concept.

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 daedalus wrote:
I played a demo game of it at gencon a couple years ago. Liked it enough to pick up a starter pack and the deck for it. Never been able to find anyone to really play with though, so it's sat around.

The randomness is handled with a card deck. It's a really neat concept.


Its really big around here. the cards help some of the randomness be "planned" you can manage with your hand to do some things you really need to make work, I have really enjoyed the interaction of the game.
   
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 Cothonian wrote:
I just wish I had people to play X-Wing with. T_T


Heh, I cant go to any FLGS here and not get hounded to play it, try it, have I heard of it, etc.... we should trade locations
   
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I bolster a huge board game collection I still add too, even though I just restarted 40k. I quit Warmahordes because that game was riddled with WAAC gamers... to the point it drained any pleasure from the game.

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I pretty much only play 40k, but I get the occasional game of Magic: The Gathering in with my buddies (Commander/EDH format). My main FLGS (my hometown has two) mostly has GW stuff (40k, AoS, and Blood Bowl) as far as tabletop goes, but also has a lot of MtG and Pokemon TCG events for all age groups. The other FLGS in town has pretty much stopped caring about GW games. They continue to stock a token selection of AoS and a slightly better selection of 40k stuff, but as far as I know they host no events or tournaments for either. However, they have a pretty good scene for X-wing, Kings of War, Infinity, WarmaHordes, and Malifaux. They stock Guildball and Imperial Assault, but I've never seen either played much if ever (same goes for Dreadball).

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FoW v4 has died on its feet and the staggering corpse collapsed at the feet of v3 which is still going nicely

Team Yankee is doing reasonably well

Otherwise a whole host of games are thriving, DBA, test of honour etc
   
 
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