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Old 03 Mar 2010, 00:16   #1 (permalink)
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I just realized today (albeit a few months late) that I've been wargaming for more of my life than I haven't. I started gaming back in 1994 and have been gaming since (for a little over 15 years now). I started off playing a bastardized version of Mordheim and have played (i.e. more than once or twice) the following (but not limited to):

Mordheim, Warhammer 40,000 (2nd, 4th, & 5th editions), DBA, Classic Hack, Deadlands, Battallions in Crisis, Warhammer Ancient Battles, Lord of the Rings, Hordes & Warmachine.

Here's to another 15 years playing with toy soldiers.
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Old 03 Mar 2010, 07:23   #2 (permalink)
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Quite an achievement there, Emlyn. I'm surprised at the lack of Necromunda on your list, though. It's truly a great game.

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Old 04 Mar 2010, 06:16   #3 (permalink)
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I just realised you really like brackets. :P

Quite an impressive acheivement though mate. I'm with Ducky on Necromunda though, it is brilliant. Out of interest, why didn't you play 3rd Edition 40K?
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Old 04 Mar 2010, 13:03   #4 (permalink)
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They're currently playing Necromunda at my store. I've been tempted to play but I've never really had the time to dedicate to growing a force over multiple games. My original 40k force was Catachans, though, and I had several Necromunda models in it (the bounty hunters were great for that).

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Quite an impressive acheivement though mate. I'm with Ducky on Necromunda though, it is brilliant. Out of interest, why didn't you play 3rd Edition 40K?
Historicals. I got very into historical wargaming (I've owned no fewer than 2,000 Celts / Romans / Vikings / Irish / British models in my time). Because of that, I got out of 40k as I got older because it was "less sophisticated". :P I ended up getting back into 40k towards the end of 4th edition because of a friend and stayed in through 5th edition. However, I have a love-hate relationship with Games Workshop. I really like their overall storyline. I really like the miniatures. But the rules are just awful. The only game with worse rules than Warhammer 40,000 is probably DBA (which is also written by a Brit) . Somehow, I don't think Phil Barker (author of DBA) realized that there's no way that the Hawaiian Islands could muster 12,000 elite swordsmen. :

Anyway, I do like to use brackets.

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So, let's turn the tables...how long have you all been wargaming and what games have you played?
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Old 04 Mar 2010, 13:18   #5 (permalink)
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I've been playing about 6 years now. In that time I've played Lord of the Rings, 40K, Fantasy, Dark Millenium (never owned, just borrowed), Magic:The Gathering, Epic, Gothic, Necromunda, Bloodbowl aaaand I think that's about it.

I need to get into a fair few of those again. The only ones I've played lately are 40K and Bloodbowl. Not too concerned about Lord of the Rings but I would like to play more of the others, especially Fantasy and Gothic.

12,000 elite swordsmen from the Hawaiian islands? When did their population skyrocket? :P
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12,000 elite swordsmen from the Hawaiian islands? When did their population skyrocket? :P
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Who knows. DBA uses stands of troops. Every army has 12 components to fill from a set list. So you could have 3 Psiloi, 3 Auxilia, 4 Cavalry, 2 Blades - for example. Blades represent elite swordsmen like knights or samurai. The Hawaiian list allows a player to field 12 stands of Blades. Depending on how many models are on a stand, the stand could represent up to 1,000 infantry. Thus, the Hawaiian army could field 12,000 elite swordsmen.

There are other fun aspects to the game as well. For example, if I have a stand of 2Psiloi (200 light skirmishers) facing off against 1,000 heavy cavalry, there is no difference between that and 1000 Psiloi facing off against 200 heavy cavalry. Both sides get the same modifiers.
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I started Mage Knights when it started out, and died when Wiz Kids said "Hey, all of your stuff that you've had up until this point is now worthless! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" And so we all told them to **** off and quit. After that there was a bit of a break, and then I got into 40k, Mordheim, Mech Warrior(short time), and now I'm into Fantasy as well, and probably starting Warmachine in August.
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Old 04 Mar 2010, 13:44   #8 (permalink)
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Wargaming now for about 3.5 years. I had a brief stint with Gorkamorka back around 96' but never got far with it and never touched a table top game again until 2006. Messed around with various RPGs over the years, D&D about 90', Champions around 94', Vampire (think that's it), around 2000. However, I have been online gaming for 11 years.
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11 years, most of what GW's produced in that time.

But Emlyn... is Deadlands really a "wargame"? Unless there's a branch of it I'm unfamiliar with, it's a tabletop RPG...
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But Emlyn... is Deadlands really a "wargame"? Unless there's a branch of it I'm unfamiliar with, it's a tabletop RPG...
It was a wargame I played in the mid-90's. It was debuted at a convention I attended and I spent the weekend playing games with the devs. I can't seem to find any information now. But it was a small scale game (like Warmachine) where you could play undead, Chinese immigrants, federal troops, crazy inventors, etc. It was a blast to play and I should have kept playing but you know how hindsight is.
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