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Old 30 Dec 2008, 18:56   #1 (permalink)
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A while back GW had several articles as well as the rules for Warhammer Warbands (this was of course before their site lost almost all the good articles and became a giant store :P) Anyway, I was wondering if people still play Warbands, too me it seems like a fantastic idea, it give players (me) a way to paint models from lots of armies and it really adds realism and character to the armies/battles through the use of the archetype system etc. I really like the idea and was able to find the rules here http://216.112.38.25/~marauder/data/...s/Warbands.pdf

So I'm really just asking if anyone still plays with these rules even if they aren't still supported by GW.

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Old 30 Dec 2008, 20:51   #2 (permalink)
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I didn't even know GW had these rules before they changed, looking at them now, I'm liking the rules etc, and I might give it a go.

Now I'm able to pursue Fantasy without spending so much money (which I'm slightly lacking these days), - and to build a small force with my favourite races. ;D
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 02:18   #3 (permalink)
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Now I'm able to pursue Fantasy without spending so much money (which I'm slightly lacking these days), - and to build a small force with my favourite races. ;D
Yes, Thats the exact reason I was drawn to the rules and found them so appealing. I am going to make a bretonnian warband, a dwarf warband, and a wood elf (possibly all forest spirits) warband. I already have a lot of the models and can't wait to work on them all. I'll be able to when I finally finish my space marine army.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 04:26   #4 (permalink)
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Warbands are an excellent set of rules for small point Fantasy games, considering that the main rules really applies to epic blocks of infantry and cavalry smashing into each other. I've played many tournaments with these rules and have had a lot of fun. Another set of rules that are really fun for small points games are Border Patrols.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 15:47   #5 (permalink)
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where would I get the rules, it sounds like an interesting idea but i'm just starting WHFB so I don't know much about border patrols...
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 15:56   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing this Anti11es i now want to start one and start a campaign at my local GW with this.

This also means i can tryout new armys now without spending to much. This is really helpfull.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 16:20   #7 (permalink)
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where would I get the rules, it sounds like an interesting idea but i'm just starting WHFB so I don't know much about border patrols...
Found 'em here!

Border Patrols are slightly bigger than Warbands, but with different, and yet the same rules as them.
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 23:58   #8 (permalink)
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I like border patrol. My gaming club is going to start a campaign.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 06:20   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for finding the Border Patrol link, Kakashi. I've got the rules on the computer but had no idea how to put them up here. I really wish my club used these rules tonight, as I played a 500pt game against Chaos with my Orcs and was basically beat by a single Slaaneshy Sorcerer with Hell Scream and a ridiculous amount of magic items.
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I hates it so much....


The first games I played with my Wood Elves were border patrols, so I keep thinking I can legally have units of 3 or 4 waywatchers.


But yeah, they are fun quick games.
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