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 judgedoug wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 Albino Squirrel wrote:
This makes their decision to put rifles in strips on the infantry sprue even more baffling. You were going to end up with may more than you'd ever need already. Now you're going to replace the strip ones with these anyway. Really reduces the value of that infantry box since it makes you buy a bunch of stuff you aren't going to use.



It baffled me when I mentioned it on the first page of this discussion but, even though they were Light Infantry and are famous for skirmishing, the 60th and 95th Rifles were just as capable as forming line with regular battalions.

Maybe the 95th were included in Line formation because Warlord is a British Company and, thanks to Bernard Cornwell and Sean Bean, us Brits love a Greenjacket.


I'm going to guess that the riflemen are in line formation ... because they fought in line for most of the day.


Correct. My gut instinct still lies with the Rifles being included in this box rather than, say, the Highlanders or even one of the Hanoverian or Netherlands Regiments is due to the Sharpe effect.

And sales. A gamer can now buy the Highlanders and skirmishing Rifles separately.

   
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 infinite_array wrote:
 kodos wrote:
this it the strange thing about this lineup, some units like the 95th in formation, are mostly exclusive to Waterloo, while others are not meant to be there at all


Seems like they just called it "Waterloo" for the branding. The only reason why I can think they didn't just call it Epic Battles: Napoleonics is because GMT's Command & Colours: EPIC Napoleonic is already a thing, maybe it'd be tough to try and get the rights to that, or dispute it?

The inclusion of the 95th does seem like they've shot themselves in the foot. It would have been smarter just to have a resin 95th box with a couple units in line and a couple units skirmishing, then you'd guarantee everyone would buy a box of that. Maybe if you're not a button-counter you could just paint the 95th units as regular light infantry? But even then, dedicated light infantry regiments weren't fielded in a 1:3 ratio.

At least the voltigeurs in the French box come in skirmishing formation.


Hmm I'm not sure what is meant about "others are not meant to be there at all" as I'm pretty sure every unit in these sets contains units that were at Waterloo, unless I am somehow mistaken (please correct me if I am).

In terms of the infantry kerfuffle...

It's obvious that the rifles are in line because they spent most of the battle of Waterloo fighting in line (and in square). Having them be in skirmish order for a Waterloo box would not make much sense for the battle overall. The fact Warlord is making a separate set for skirmishing rifles is great for the few times they were in skirmish order during the battle (if memory serves they formed skirmish at the end of the battle to harass fleeing French units)

As for the British sprue layout, it seems to me that the produced configuration makes the most sense; each sprue is a single British line battalion (four stands, of eight "rank" pieces) and one stand (two "ranks") of rifles; with three sprues you have three regular sized line units (of four stands) and one small sized rifle unit (of three stands). Reducing the sprue to one "rank" of rifles would mean you'd need to double the number of British Waterloo sprues to get a small unit of rifles. Considering there were three battalions of the 95th at Waterloo, it works rather well (plus two KGL light rifle battalions, and at this scale, not sure one would notice the difference of the shako)

(to be fair, I think I'd prefer one "rank" of rifles and one "rank" of another unit - but then I'm sure the internet would switch the complaint that "how dare they include a small unit of rifles in this box!" to "how dare they include two unplayable units in this box, it's a cash grab to make you buy multiple boxes!" along with sacrificing the two unique "rank" rifle sculpts to a single repeated "rank" sculpt... or if they substituted another unit entirely, the criticism would be "the rifles are iconic! it's a cash grab to make us buy rifles separately. who cares about these highlanders!" - see above post )

French wise, Voltigeurs would also make no sense being a separate line anyway as they were merely a single company of an infantry battalion that was thrown forward to screen the battalion, and reformed into line (the left company) when engaged. The French sprues already have the flank companies represented on the sprues (the right company "rank" piece has a wing of grenadiers, the left company "rank" piece has a wing of Voltigeurs), which conforms to Black Powder rules (Voltigeurs skirmishing are represented by a handful of fellas in front of the unit in question; you don't physically break apart the unit left company or anything)

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I always liked the way the Perry Brothers included the four skirmishing Riflemen in their box of British Line infantry.

Nicely thematic.

   
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 judgedoug wrote:
Hmm I'm not sure what is meant about "others are not meant to be there at all" as I'm pretty sure every unit in these sets contains units that were at Waterloo, unless I am somehow mistaken (please correct me if I am).

the Dragons were there but not used and there were only 2 regiments of Carabiniers, but you need more of those boxes to get enough Cuirassiers and get more Carabiniers than exited

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As to the Rifles issue: don't forget you can use them also to represent KGL light infantry or Hannoverian units in such uniform. There were quite a few units at Waterloo that look almost identical at this scale.
So nothing is for the trash bin if you buy several sets.

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 kodos wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
Hmm I'm not sure what is meant about "others are not meant to be there at all" as I'm pretty sure every unit in these sets contains units that were at Waterloo, unless I am somehow mistaken (please correct me if I am).

the Dragons were there but not used and there were only 2 regiments of Carabiniers, but you need more of those boxes to get enough Cuirassiers and get more Carabiniers than exited


Whether they were used or not the Regiment de Dragons were definitely present - I believe fourteen regiments in total across five cavalry divisions? You are correct on the Carabiniers, only two regiments were present, but I think this again goes to the sprue design - the numbers would be wonky (not enough models for bases, less sculpts, etc).


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Well here's John Stallard talking about all the internet complaints about 95th in line, extra carabiniers, plus upcoming releases, etc:


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 judgedoug wrote:
You are correct on the Carabiniers, only two regiments were present, but I think this again goes to the sprue design - the numbers would be wonky (not enough models for bases, less sculpts, etc).

the problem with them is not that just 2 were present, there ever only exited 2 of them, so even on any other battle you would have more than you ever need

those are a unit were nobody would have had any problem if they would come in resin, as a single box would have been all you ever needed

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_battle_of_the_Waterloo_campaign

French dragoon regiments were there, as were more chasseur a' cheval regiments than I thought. It looks like you'd only need a company of Guard Engineers though.

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 kodos wrote:
those are a unit were nobody would have had any problem if they would come in resin, as a single box would have been all you ever needed


I'm not sure I agree: if using the internet has taught me anything it is that grumblers will grumble; the complaint would then be "cash grab because Warlord knows people would want them so they make us buy another box", (re alphaecho's previous comment about how highlanders weren't on the sprue for sales reasons, "gamers can buy the highlanders separately")

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For the record, my statement wasn't a complaint.

It just a fact that not everything can be included in a starter box.

That said, I'd love to see what scale a 'Complete Waterloo starter would be!

Either small figures or a box the size of a car.

   
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John Stallard's video I posted above is worth watching - and I will lose my mind with an Austerlitz or Borodino set. I already have a massive Austrian army in 28mm (painted) and an even more massive Russian army in 28mm (unpainted... in a big box... in my attic?) but would immediately buy it all again (and more) in "epic" scale, just because those campaigns are so cool

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 judgedoug wrote:
John Stallard's video I posted above is worth watching - and I will lose my mind with an Austerlitz or Borodino set. I already have a massive Austrian army in 28mm (painted) and an even more massive Russian army in 28mm (unpainted... in a big box... in my attic?) but would immediately buy it all again (and more) in "epic" scale, just because those campaigns are so cool


Beats my box of 28mm Rifles from Wargames Atlantic.

   
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Is there a reasonably priced starter set with both armies/sides in there? Cant see one?

I know American Civil War had one.

   
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Is there a reasonably priced starter set with both armies/sides in there? Cant see one?

I know American Civil War had one.



No two army starter set

you have to buy the French & English set to get both armys

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 rockgod2304 wrote:
VAYASEN wrote:
Is there a reasonably priced starter set with both armies/sides in there? Cant see one?

I know American Civil War had one.



No two army starter set

you have to buy the French & English set to get both armys


Thanks...thats all I could see so presumed as much.

A very expensive intro to it for somebody like me who would buy it to play v friends or for display/painting.
   
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Does any body have an idea on the date in Jan when 'Epic Battles Waterloo'

is released

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They posted pictures to Twitter showing the process is underway, but the official statement is "end of" January so likely sometime the week of the 24th officially.

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Today’s email said preorders are shipping from 18th.

No confirmation on store release date yet.
   
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whats the exact scale of the epic range?

im going to start looking for a large matt

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whats the exact scale of the epic range?

im going to start looking for a large matt

Roughly 13.5mm
   
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the same as with 28mm, you just have more models on each base if you go by the suggestions of Warlord and Black Powder

if you cut them or use less bases per unit, you can increase the scale, but still going for 72x48" to 96x48" matt

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 kodos wrote:
the same as with 28mm, you just have more models on each base if you go by the suggestions of Warlord and Black Powder


When talking about "scale" they mean how tall the average dude is, for example 28mm (well closer to 32mm now) for Warhammer.

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 Arbitrator wrote:
 rockgod2304 wrote:
whats the exact scale of the epic range?

im going to start looking for a large matt

Roughly 13.5mm


Cheers ill look for mats aimed at 15mm battle fields

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 kodos wrote:
the same as with 28mm, you just have more models on each base if you go by the suggestions of Warlord and Black Powder


When talking about "scale" they mean how tall the average dude is, for example 28mm (well closer to 32mm now) for Warhammer.

and why does the model height matter for the matt size? as the important part for how large a matt needs to be is the size of the bases and how many bases/units are on the table

most matts aimed for 15mm will be too small to play BlackPowder with the Epic models, as 48x72 is still the minimum size

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 rockgod2304 wrote:
 Arbitrator wrote:
 rockgod2304 wrote:
whats the exact scale of the epic range?

im going to start looking for a large matt

Roughly 13.5mm


Cheers ill look for mats aimed at 15mm battle fields


The earliest leak for Epic Waterloo was a branded Waterloo mat but not seen anything about it since. Hopefully it’s still going ahead.
   
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I wonder if Warlord Games plans a similary system for Bolt Action as "15mm" mass battle to replace FoW after Battlefront hates their old playerbase with their new North Africa V4 WoT Edition Compilation ghak.

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I wonder if Warlord Games plans a similary system for Bolt Action as "15mm" mass battle to replace FoW after Battlefront hates their old playerbase with their new North Africa V4 WoT Edition Compilation ghak.


You mean the old fan base that was around first time the Midwar Monsters came out in 2013?
   
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RazorEdge wrote:
I wonder if Warlord Games plans a similary system for Bolt Action as "15mm" mass battle to replace FoW after Battlefront hates their old playerbase with their new North Africa V4 WoT Edition Compilation ghak.

It's probably only a matter of time. Bolt Action and Legion seem to have replaced Warmahordes for the first place 40k refugees end up and with Epic very much being a gateway drug for under-28mm games they'd be coocoo not to take advantage of it.

I know, I know, there's no lack of WW2 in literally every conceivable scale but Warlord would, like with ACW/Waterloo, be selling their name to lure in a bigger audience.

Most likely it would be some weird niche scale (like their 13.5mm ACW/Waterloo). Maybe 18.5mm since BA scales down pretty well outside of infantry still being individuals and Plastic Soldier Company are already doing 20mm.

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There's an announced Coming Soon product that's supposed to combine Bolt Action, Blood Red Skies, and Victory at Sea. Warlord is definitely not moving away from World War 2 anytime soon.
   
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but unlike ACW and Napoleonic, WW2 is already available in all kind of scales

going their epic scale and people just use 1/144, going close to 18mm and people use 1/72

and the new rules/campaigns will be interesting, I hope they don't focus just on specific battles

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