Switch Theme:

Conquest! The Last Argument of Kings! (Latest: Nords on preorder plus News Letter discount code)  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Nottingham

The Offical Conquest Discord is now live

https://discordapp.com/invite/xwsFZqE

PLOG: Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings

The source of my Conquest : Www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames


The First Word of The Last Argument - My Youtube channel 
   
Made in us
Inspiring Icon Bearer





Colorado Springs, CO

Sooooo pumped for those Nords. They look amazing.

Also excited about the next wave of expansions for the existing armies!

Oh, and The Dweghom. I need those in my life...

If I've got a trade you're interested in but you don't have anything on my wanted list, just shoot me a PM and ask! I'm easily distracted!  
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Central Cimmeria

Nords look okay, but they are too muscled in the arms to the point they look out of proportion to me.
   
Made in fr
Trazyn's Museum Curator





on the forum. Obviously

I think that's kind of the point though? Nords aren't actually human, iirc, they're the descendants of gods. So of course they are going to have some absurd musculature.

What I have
~4100
~1660
: LM

Westwood lives in death!
Peace through power!

A longbeard when it comes to Necrons and WHFB. Grumble Grumble

 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Nottingham






Sign up to the Para Bellum news letter and receive a 20% discount voucher for your first online order

https://mailchi.mp/db191202bdb6/promo_para-bellum_conquest?fbclid=IwAR2ggnKh3O-RVsYf-mc5M-KlmDRYpSklTP2h6JmRKQ2IffJZkI1l89yvtIQ

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/11/15 10:11:08


PLOG: Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings

The source of my Conquest : Www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames


The First Word of The Last Argument - My Youtube channel 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Nottingham

 Gallahad wrote:
Nords look okay, but they are too muscled in the arms to the point they look out of proportion to me.


Indeed, the Blooded have muscles like the branches of the great life tree as the very blood of the Gods run through their veins. Most other nord are more in proportion like the stalkers and Jarl

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/11/15 12:35:11


PLOG: Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings

The source of my Conquest : Www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames


The First Word of The Last Argument - My Youtube channel 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Nottingham



"So, we had to ask ourselves: Where do we see ourselves in three years?... ...and this isnt even all of what we'll see in 2!"


PLOG: Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings

The source of my Conquest : Www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames


The First Word of The Last Argument - My Youtube channel 
   
Made in tw
Longtime Dakkanaut





Finally, some art of the fantasy Greeks!

   
Made in fr
Trazyn's Museum Curator





on the forum. Obviously

Ok, so I'm assuming that the hoplite is from the city states, the burning angel is from the Dominion, the big guy is the Wugrum or tribes or whatever, and the burning dude is from the weavers?

What I have
~4100
~1660
: LM

Westwood lives in death!
Peace through power!

A longbeard when it comes to Necrons and WHFB. Grumble Grumble

 
   
Made in ie
Regular Dakkanaut




Ireland

Is the 3rd one in the artwork this settings version of Orcs?

I vaguely remember them saying how their version of Ors were all about hunting and had a great sense of smell. I think there was even a picture of them on the hunt with giant mamoth type creatures being ridden. It did look very good.

The objective of the game is to win. The point of the game is to have fun. The two should never be confused. 
   
Made in es
Disciplined Sea Guard




Can't wait for all the goodness to unfold. Looks so good! Tough choice...
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





Central Cimmeria

That is a pretty compelling view of the Conquest world.
   
Made in ca
Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos





British Columbia

Wow! Now I have no idea which way to go. Nice problem to have.

 Crimson Devil wrote:
That's what 7th edition is about. Yelling "Forge the Narrative Pussy!" while kicking your opponent in the dick.
 BlaxicanX wrote:
A young business man named Tom Kirby, who was a pupil of mine until he turned greedy, helped the capitalists hunt down and destroy the wargamers. He betrayed and murdered Games Workshop.


 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Nottingham

Para Bellum have announced their first event at Adepticon.

It's a casual 2000 point event with the promise of lots of pizza, goodie bags and minis for all participants.

Original FB post : https://m.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/photos/a.1819603021683848/2341061746204637/?type=3&source=48


PLOG: Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings

The source of my Conquest : Www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames


The First Word of The Last Argument - My Youtube channel 
   
Made in ca
Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos





British Columbia

Would love to go for this and LotR.

 Crimson Devil wrote:
That's what 7th edition is about. Yelling "Forge the Narrative Pussy!" while kicking your opponent in the dick.
 BlaxicanX wrote:
A young business man named Tom Kirby, who was a pupil of mine until he turned greedy, helped the capitalists hunt down and destroy the wargamers. He betrayed and murdered Games Workshop.


 
   
Made in es
Disciplined Sea Guard




7000+ kilometers is a bit too far. Otherwise I'd go!

I would have chosen 1000-1500 point armies. It's the first "official tournament" and the troop variety is still a bit low to go for 2k armies...

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/12/06 00:17:49


 
   
Made in us
Excellent Exalted Champion of Chaos





We've got 16 players in Louisville area now, and will be kicking off this campaign in January.

The adepticon thing looks fun but i'm not buying 2000 points of whats out now, only to have to scrub it later because i won't use it all when the full line drops. We're at 1250 right now waiting on new units.
[Thumb - TitlePage.png]


GW points don't bring balance. They exist purely for structure. You can get more balance from no points than you do from GW points. You however can get no structure in your game without points. 
   
Made in ca
Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos





British Columbia

That's a good point. Might fire them an email. With the laid back vibe they are going for and the benefits that come with gamers needing to pack fewer models lowering the game size might be wise.

 Crimson Devil wrote:
That's what 7th edition is about. Yelling "Forge the Narrative Pussy!" while kicking your opponent in the dick.
 BlaxicanX wrote:
A young business man named Tom Kirby, who was a pupil of mine until he turned greedy, helped the capitalists hunt down and destroy the wargamers. He betrayed and murdered Games Workshop.


 
   
Made in es
Disciplined Sea Guard




The poor guy that wants to play Nords with only 2 characters, 2 troops and the Jotnar available

"I'll take 4 of each...".

1000 points for the tournament would be reasonable, and probably even better to promote the game as having larger armies all duplicating units and looking the same isn't great both in terms of gameplay and aesthetic.
   
Made in us
Excellent Exalted Champion of Chaos





I would agree and suggested a 1000 - 1250 point event in vanguard email but was declined. Thats fine, I hope it goes well for them there are people excited for it so it will happen regardless.

GW points don't bring balance. They exist purely for structure. You can get more balance from no points than you do from GW points. You however can get no structure in your game without points. 
   
Made in ie
Regular Dakkanaut




Ireland

Out of curiosity just had a look at what is currently available for this game, as I am always looking for nice plastic fantasy kits. All I can say is: I don't think this game will survive... those prices are absolutely disgusting. 12 plastic Dwarfs for €39. Not even GW dare charge that for so little.

I would like to see the game do well, but for that to happen those prices really need to come down a few bob.


The objective of the game is to win. The point of the game is to have fun. The two should never be confused. 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

I concur. The prices and the starter set I ordered turned out to be pretty disappointing. Any plans I had to buy dwarfs, knights or anything else were instantly scrapped when I saw the prices for boxes.

Any excitement I had for building armies died when I saw that the sprues had no optional bits or bling or extra arm or head choices. Only the knights seem to give a hobbyist any joy, and they are amazing. The footsoldiers are beyond boring (and they look like they were sculpted for 25mm and blown up to 35mm), not at all worth the money. I have literally seen more exciting bottle caps. (The gothic orange juice ones.)

Then there’s the total lack of a hook in the starter. There was no fluff in the little rule book, not even flavor text. I keep hearing how great the background of this setting is, so why is it not there to lure me in?

I really wanted Conquest to be the one, but it turns out I was just in love with being in love.

   
Made in ca
Experienced Saurus Scar-Veteran





California the Southern

As usual Bob does a good job of summarizing a lot of my similar feelings, and we've had this conversation before.

A lot of the models feel like they were enbiggened, but then their details were not further refined for the larger size. Plus the footsloggers are just kind of boring. They could have embellished them a bit more. As it stands I think Fireforge's fantasy men at arms do a better job at representing the typical human grunts in the field.

I do like the Spire stuff. The archers were quite cool but the sprue composition made getting the parts off a chore. I look forward to seeing what other weirdness they have coming.

I still think it's early to call it a day on this one, but it's nowhere near the pricepoint I would prefer to see a mass battle game at either. I still want some Dweghom but they're just too pricey for what you receive at the moment.


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 
   
Made in es
Disciplined Sea Guard




 stonehorse wrote:
Out of curiosity just had a look at what is currently available for this game, as I am always looking for nice plastic fantasy kits. All I can say is: I don't think this game will survive... those prices are absolutely disgusting. 12 plastic Dwarfs for €39. Not even GW dare charge that for so little.


If you check the current dwarf miniatures from the aos range, you have 10 minis for 40 or 45€ (arkanauts, vulkites). I think the Conquest miniatures are on the higher end of the spectrum regarding price (no discussion there) but when comparing to other companies, doing so with GW is never a good idea.

Also important to note: Conquest minis have a larger scale. Humans often comparable to SCE, for example (and we know how prices work for that....).


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:

Then there’s the total lack of a hook in the starter. There was no fluff in the little rule book, not even flavor text. I keep hearing how great the background of this setting is, so why is it not there to lure me in?


The little rule book is suppose to be just that, a print version of the rules available on the web. I guess it is common in starter sets. I e-mailed them about fluff content and plans to release books or whatever, but they said it is far away, if it ever happens.
All the fluff released is online, on their website, videos or pdfs. They explained that the release schedule and fluff introduction follows a specific story arc, they don't want to drop 100 pages of fluff and that's it.
The Nepenthe story(available as pdfs and on videos) shows well the beginnings of the conflict between the 100 Kingdoms and Spire, serving the introduction of the core box release. They did the same for the Dweghom when released.
Putting out fluff for free for everyone to check is something that seems reasonable enough, can't blame them. I also like how it follows a logical chronology within the Ea world, instead of just random piles of fluff. A good way of telling an unfolding story.




For those interested in the game, the Nords army list is available on line (ah, I wish I had to buy a book to have access to it ).
https://www.para-bellum.com/conquest-rules-armylist-faqs/
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





 stonehorse wrote:
12 plastic Dwarfs for €39. Not even GW dare charge that for so little.
GW: Challenge accepted.
   
Made in ie
Regular Dakkanaut




Ireland

VBS wrote:
 stonehorse wrote:
Out of curiosity just had a look at what is currently available for this game, as I am always looking for nice plastic fantasy kits. All I can say is: I don't think this game will survive... those prices are absolutely disgusting. 12 plastic Dwarfs for €39. Not even GW dare charge that for so little.


If you check the current dwarf miniatures from the aos range, you have 10 minis for 40 or 45€ (arkanauts, vulkites). I think the Conquest miniatures are on the higher end of the spectrum regarding price (no discussion there) but when comparing to other companies, doing so with GW is never a good idea.

Also important to note: Conquest minis have a larger scale. Humans often comparable to SCE, for example (and we know how prices work for that....).



Just checked the GW dwarfs... bloody hell fire! Ok, Conquest Dwarfs are slightly cheaper. However that doesn't make the price tag any more acceptable.

Oathmark still has some of the best valued plastic Dwarfs.

The objective of the game is to win. The point of the game is to have fun. The two should never be confused. 
   
Made in ca
Experienced Saurus Scar-Veteran





California the Southern

But Oathmark dwarfs don't have giant flaming automatons, dragon mounted cannons, dwarfs on fire strolling across the battlefield, balloon dwarfs, or naked ur- golden butt cheeked dwarfs.

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 
   
 
Forum Index » News & Rumors
Go to: