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Adelaide, Australia

 Gimgamgoo wrote:
With the ogre kits on pre-release, does anyone know if the siegebreaker resin upgrade kit will work with the shooter/boomer models or just warriors?


They are the same bodies, so the answer is yes it will

Armada looks dope

   
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At this point my only hope is that the rules are good and don't rely on bespoke cards, dice or other effective paywall because I am not buying these models that struggle to compete with 8 year old Spartan sculpts.


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Ah well, got my answer. Black Seas rules are good, but the game won't really be playable without cards that come with minis.

That's a great looking starter tho if you like the ships.

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I was looking forward to getting an orc fleet for this but feth me those prows are terrible.

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I love it. This is everything I wanted and I will buy a starter set for sure. Bonus points for using the Black Seas ruleset. Will also pick up a sea creature box from Warlord soon.

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I am definitely hoping this is a solid ruleset (obviously Black Seas, but how they twist it to fit really matters) to go with those solid miniatures. I have enjoyed naval games in the part but historical isn't my thing, and there's really no fantasy ship option on the market right now that has a community to make it playable. A strong ruleset could see this pick up a market pretty quickly.

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Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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Looks dope.

Never played a naval wargame but I really like what I see. And if it's only fielding 6 to 9 ships per side and has solid Mantic rules, could be a great small addition just to play around for fun.

Also very interested to see the potential for multisystem campaigns with Armada --> Vanguard --> KoW. Just like with Warhammer in the ol' General's Compendium days
   
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San Francisco, CA

Can't wait to buy up everything for Armada, paint it all, put it into a box, and sadly wait until we can play in person again someday.

It looks cool. I have Black Seas, but never got to play before the lockdown. I also got Oak and Iron (another similar game, set a bit earlier during the Age of Piracy, and rules looked a bit more fun but I only played once) and so have tons of ships painted up that look like they're going to be a similar scale.

Nice! (even if some of the ships look a bit silly!)

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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South New Jersey

 pancakeonions wrote:

Nice! (even if some of the ships look a bit silly!)


Silly looking ships are part of the fantasy naval appeal!

Fingers crossed that they "borrow" heavily from some of Man O War's designs, like having a giant floating necropolis for the Undead. And I'd really like to see a crazy looking fleet for the Nighstalkers.

   
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SoCal

I love two of the three fleets shown so far. What is the fourth fleet?

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I love two of the three fleets shown so far. What is the fourth fleet?


Empire of Dust
   
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SoCal

Thanks! Another set of ships that might double for spaceships perhaps. Sailing from the port of Jaffa.

   
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Firestorm have preorders up

https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/wargames-miniatures/kings-of-war-armada

£74.99. For the starter (pre discount)

96pg Rulebook, 4x punchboard, A0 paper gaming mat, 10 D10. 2 D6, 4 basilean ships (2x Elohi , Gur Panther x1, Gunbrig), 4 orc ships (2x Hammerfist, 1x Blood Runner, 1x Bombboat), 8 mdf bases, 8 ship cards and 5 Fleet reference cards. 14 basilean and orc mdf upgrade tokens.

3 ship Fleets £29.99

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Albany, NY

 infinite_array wrote:
 pancakeonions wrote:

Nice! (even if some of the ships look a bit silly!)
Silly looking ships are part of the fantasy naval appeal!
QFT! IMO only the Orc ship with the spinning fists is a fail, and one that's easily fixed. Curious how hard my club bites.

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SoCal

I’m thinking of skipping the spar above the rotor and then attaching a single fist to it. Boat punch!

   
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South New Jersey

I guess I'll have to wait for a US supplier for preorders.

As for the spinning fist, I'll have to see it in person. But I think Bob's idea may be best, to just make it a ram.

Edit: Interesting to see there will be smaller ship squadrons. The single ship and booster ship addons will be the first on the purchase list if the base set captures my interest enough. Or a starter fleet, which gets you two more ships along with the big ship for double the cost.

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I guess switching the fists for something like flails might appease me, but it’s still a little bit like they made the orc ships to compete in robot wars. Maybe we’ll get a wedge shaped one to flip other ships over...

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SoCal

They’re releasing a novel to go with the game! I’ll have to get that.

My son decided he wants to be a pirate for Halloween, so I’ll be digging out the Dreadfleet game (and novel). If he continues to like pirates, then this Mantic game would be a great way to expand on that interest. Really looking forward to this.

   
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South New Jersey

 Nostromodamus wrote:
I guess switching the fists for something like flails might appease me, but it’s still a little bit like they made the orc ships to compete in robot wars. Maybe we’ll get a wedge shaped one to flip other ships over...



   
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UK

 infinite_array wrote:
Or a starter fleet, which gets you two more ships along with the big ship for double the cost.


A big ship. But not the biggest ship....
   
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 mattjgilbert wrote:
 infinite_array wrote:
Or a starter fleet, which gets you two more ships along with the big ship for double the cost.


A big ship. But not the biggest ship....


You tease...

How did you find the process of adapting the rules to a fantasy setting? (Obviously no pressure if you are under any NDA's or whatever).

Painting Warhammer 40,000 Conquest a P and M blog : https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763491.page 
   
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UK

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
 mattjgilbert wrote:
 infinite_array wrote:
Or a starter fleet, which gets you two more ships along with the big ship for double the cost.


A big ship. But not the biggest ship....


You tease...

How did you find the process of adapting the rules to a fantasy setting? (Obviously no pressure if you are under any NDA's or whatever).
I've got three podcasts lined up over the next week with probably more after that where I'll talk about the design process and the rules. There was a fair bit to adapt and adjust (or just change/delete), but is actually wasn't too difficult. It's much easier working from something already written!
   
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South New Jersey

And those podcasts will be...?

   
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California the Southern

Given all we know and have seen with Mantic's army designs over the course of time, none of these ships stand out as outlandish or differing greatly from what's already been presented.

I think it looks good. I find it cheap enough locally I may just bite!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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NoVA

Looking forward to this.

I got into WHFB right as Man O War vanished. None of the other naval settings I've seen have captured my attention. Zero interest in pirates or historical.

I just want to see some Twilight Kin, but I'd settle for regular Elves painted purple.

Playing: Twilight Kin (KoW), Droids (Legion), Starks (ASOIAF)
Working on: Boltons (ASOIAF), Dark Eldar (40K)
 
   
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San Francisco, CA

Hey Matt, kindly post a link to your podcasts here. I have no idea how to find 'em... Thanks!



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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I’m thinking of skipping the spar above the rotor and then attaching a single fist to it. Boat punch!


I'm thinking - cut off the "arms" of the spinning fisty thing, glue them next to each other like a double barreled shotgun, and viola: fist pistons!

Anyway, I'll reserve final plans until I get my grubby little hands on 'em!

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I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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UK

Podcasts I'm already booked for are: SIngled Out, Weight of Fire and Counter Charge


I'll try and remember to post links when they are published.
   
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Ireland

I am looking forward to seeing an Abyssal Dwarf fleet in the future!

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https://www.goblintrader.es/gb/16823100-Kings-of-War-Armada

Links with pics with Dwarven and Empire of Dust ships.

Of all 4 factions, EoD look like the coolest to me.
   
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VBS wrote:
https://www.goblintrader.es/gb/16823100-Kings-of-War-Armada

Links with pics with Dwarven and Empire of Dust ships.

Of all 4 factions, EoD look like the coolest to me.


Probably the best fleet, yeah. Still, feels weird that EoD would have blackpowder cannon. And the oars look like the sculptor didn't really know what they do, but they were in the design brief so he tacked some on.

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Melbourne, Australia

Anyone see any mentioned of their being an option just ti buy the rule book?

Edit: NM, found it.

Cool. Hanging out a suitably otherwordly NIghtstalker fleet.

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