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Really liking this batrep so far, but man... in a game where precision measuring is really critical, all these random nudges of models/terrain is killing me. :-p

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Really liking the look of this one (and was actually poking around Vanguard and that looks fun too). Those Empire of Dust ships are pretty cool.

Unfortunately I'll probably have to pass unless one of my buddies decides to hop on, as I don't want to end up with yet another game that no one I know is interested in.


 
   
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Yeah. I already have that with Dreadball, and Dropfleet.
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UK

Thanks for the batrep - handy to get an idea of mechanics.

Thoughts:

Pre-mesuring at all times - excellent
Similar movement to many of the other game familiar with - nice
Ship bases - big issue with Uncharted Seas so this is good.
Simple mechanics - so far although shooting is a bit finicky like with Uncharted in terms of channels of firing.
The wind direction based initiative is...odd - not sure about it, but interesting
Collisions / Rams look deadily -
So you can fire at any time you could fire - is there a penalty for snap firing (firing as the guns bear)?
Ships can take quite a bit of damage
Boarding seems good - again an issue with Uncharted.
Board seems small for scale of movement
No bonuses for capturing ships?

in a game where precision measuring is really critical, all these random nudges of models/terrain is killing me

Another reason pre-measuring is great as you know what the range was

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UK

 Mr Morden wrote:

So you can fire at any time you could fire - is there a penalty for snap firing (firing as the guns bear)?

-2 modifier for snap fire, whether that's in your own turn, or in your opponent's.

   
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San Francisco, CA

Matt, any plans or playtesting of sea monsters? Specifically, the monsters that Warlord just released for Black Seas?

https://store.warlordgames.com/products/terrors-of-the-deep

They're *really* nice models!

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 pancakeonions wrote:
Matt, any plans or playtesting of sea monsters? Specifically, the monsters that Warlord just released for Black Seas?

https://store.warlordgames.com/products/terrors-of-the-deep

They're *really* nice models!
No, not yet. There's been more than enough to to to get this first stuff out the door! Working on loads more stuff for next year though already There's already an Armada RC working with me.
   
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Look like fairly standard representations of ironclads. Less guns, but plenty of armor and steam powered movement. Cool to see that they get grappling hooks to reel enemy ships in.

   
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Love the rock plating. The same-y silhouettes and Mantic's propensity to put a bearded face on anything dwarf a little less. Makes me think the ships are paddled by stumpy arms and legs beneath the waterline.

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Runes on the hull are a nice touch.
   
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Lucas Blackwolf wrote:
Love the rock plating. The same-y silhouettes and Mantic's propensity to put a bearded face on anything dwarf a little less. Makes me think the ships are paddled by stumpy arms and legs beneath the waterline.



Totally valid criticism, but you just made me love them even more.
   
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Pittsburgh, PA

I just ordered the Black Seas Terrors of the Deep. I know they won't have any rules in the game (yet) but figured that it would give me something to paint while I'm waiting and they'll look pretty awesome on the table as scenery.

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San Francisco, CA

I have those guys! They're great models, and I do hope Mantic comes out with rules for 'em (or maybe even releases their own rebranded box for them!).

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The Terrors of the Deep set that I ordered arrived yesterday. They are beautiful models. I would totally recommend them as terrain (or mobile obstacles!) even if the initial Armada rulebook doesn’t have rules for them.

As a side note, someone on this thread mentioned a Goblin Aircraft Carrier. That’s a great idea. I mentioned the idea of Goblin Sky Pirates - I was picturing dirigibles. But I’m not familiar enough with the KoW goblin lore to know if either of those suggestions are in line with the KoW goblin factions.

Although I really hope they are!

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Some kind of Goblin aircraft carrier or dirigible would definitely be a great idea.

Although I don't know how much that fits with the KoW lore, and whether I'm just thinking how good they looked in World of Warcraft!

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Goblins have a flying unit called the Winggit in KoW so an aircraft carrier would fit right in.
   
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And wee winggits would just make me cry with joy.


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Pittsburgh, PA

Has anyone seen a size comparison between Armada ships and old Dreadfleet ships/terrain?

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San Francisco, CA

No, but if they're anything like the Black Sea ships (they are similar scale, and BS ships were used in playtesting) they should sail together well. I'd guess (but am not sure!) DF ships were also used for playtesting... The bases are similar size (eg, the skaven DF ship base is about 30mm by 80mm, or close in size to Armada's medium ship (base size 30mm by 70mm)

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Yea the size, scale and cartoony style should all mesh well between Dreadfleet and Armada

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Thanks for the information! I just watched the Armada battle report and it looks like they were using a couple pieces of Dreadfleet scenery for it.

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Speaking of scale comparisons, USLAE very recently based up some alternatives (Black Seas + Uncharted Seas) for use in Armada: https://blog.untilsomebodylosesaneye.net/2020/10/trying-to-get-my-ship-together.html

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 Boss Salvage wrote:
Speaking of scale comparisons, USLAE very recently based up some alternatives (Black Seas + Uncharted Seas) for use in Armada: https://blog.untilsomebodylosesaneye.net/2020/10/trying-to-get-my-ship-together.html


Thanks for that - interesting and useful!

I have lots of US fleets, about a hundred of the Pirates cardboard ships and Man O war so they can fill gaps with ships I donlt like in the range.

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"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
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"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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