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Horizon Wars is a 2-10mm science fiction combined arms wargame (although some people play it at 15mm, too) designed to be played with whatever minis you have handy.
Over the Horizon adds a wealth of new options, including:
Transforming robots (and other things)
Tactical electronic warfare
Solo and cooperative play rules
Over the Horizon is £15.00 for the PDF, but if you prefer your supplements in the FREE variety, do check out our downloads page for The Maul - a blend of soccer and basketball played by giant robots (and even squishy humans who are mad enough) - and Battle Royale, the ultimate one-on-one mech combat game.
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BobtheInquisitor wrote: So, would this game give people something to do with their Robotech Tactics minis, CAV minis, and Dropzone Commander minis, all in one battlefield? How does the solo game option work?
Totally would work with a mix of Robotech Tactics, and all that other stuff. In fact, I've played Horizon Wars using Firestorm Planetfall and Dropzone Commander minis versus a buddy with Robotech Tactics. Great little game, honestly. And yes, I just grabbed that expansion, too.
This game was a god-send back when Adeptus Titancius was released, and all one could afford was just two packs of Knights. Although AT has solid rules for Knights, HW is a perfect match.
Bit confused why Osprey is not publishing this expansion - surely it wouldn't hurt them to do a paper-back, like they do Frostgrave expansions? I'll be getting it regardless, but it would have been super cool to have Osprey present it.
Only thing we didn't find darn near perfect with HW was the aircraft rules. And then you only need those if you include aircraft in your games. But otherwise, complete fans so I sent my buddy the link. I expect he'll be coming back about how we need to buy this supplement
privateer4hire wrote: Only thing we didn't find darn near perfect with HW was the aircraft rules. And then you only need those if you include aircraft in your games. But otherwise, complete fans so I sent my buddy the link. I expect he'll be coming back about how we need to buy this supplement
The aircraft rules do feel a touch light, but honestly work well enough IMO. And yeah, easy enough to just not have aircraft. Definitely handles mechs, tanks, and infantry really well, though.
Of course! I'm a huge Dune fan, so I couldn't not have rules for Shai Hulud.
In fact, there are two options for tunneling elements: the Tunneler upgrade is a simple "disappear and reappear" rule, but the Burrower upgrade (in the Weird Horizons section) allows for a more dramatic version of something tunneling just below the surface.
NewTruthNeomaxim wrote: I fell madly in love with this game, thanks to this thread, but missed out on the supplement. This was a perfect reminder!
So what does the future hold for additional Horizon Wars content?
It's really uplifting to hear that sort of enthusiasm. It makes all the hard work seem worth it!
2020 is a busy year for me (bearing in mind I also have a day job). I have amicably parted ways with Osprey, which had opened the way for a collaboration with Strato Minis. Horizon Wars: Hardwar is on its way. This is a version of HW specifically written for Strato's "Hardwar 6mm" miniatures range, but it will be 100% backwards-compatible with both HW and OtH. No release date confirmed, yet.
I am also currently running a Patreon for the 15-28mm skirmish version of the game, Horizon Wars: Zero Dark, which you can find out more about here: https://www.patreon.com/precinctomega
Finally, there will be a new edition of HW eventually. Probably in 2021. There will be almost no changes to the game itself, so people with the original won't need to buy a new copy of they don't want to, but it will address all of the FAQs and Errata from the original and, hopefully, I'll have enough money to add all new art.
Thanks Robbie! You're a real talent, and have given my friends a lot of joy. Thank you so much for that.
Oh, here's a weird question. One of my friends keeps telling me about an "Adventure Mode" you once had up as a free supplement, but I can't seem to find it. Was it folded into the official supplement, or is it otherwise available?
As promised, I picked up the supplement. Terrific work Robey! A nice chunk of extra content that adds even more width to a terrific rules-set. I really encourage others to pick it up, and would love to see even more of this particular sort of Horizon Wars in the future.
I feel like model agnostic engines that start strong only get better and better as they give more options to customize and build units. It lets the player's imagination rule the day, and helps remind me of how the hobby feels when it is player-centric, and not a competitive meta-spending grind.
Where is that Prospero style cathedral from? I have the DFC starter terrain but I didn't follow releases afterwards once the two games I planned on using it with (Robotech and Heavy Gear) bellyflopped.