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  • #35368
    Sondergaard
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    North Star have Dragon Rampant up for sale. I didn’t think it was out until the 20th December.
    Nick confirmed this isn’t a pre-order, they have it in stock and are selling it now.

    Not in the face!

    #36066
    Warren Beattie
    Participant

    Ironically I preordered through the Osprey site and was probably one of the last to get it. Didn’t even expect to get it before Christmas.

    But now that it is here, time for modelling.

    #36084
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    It’s got me pulling out my old 15mm fantasy figures, which I haven’t touched in a decade or so.

    I plan on using it as an army-style game, however, with the figures all based on diaorama bases.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #36086
    Rules Junkie Jim
    Participant

    I plan on using it as an army-style game, however, with the figures all based on diaorama bases.

    You can do that with these rules?

    #36087
    Lagartija Mike
    Spectator

    Diorama style bases are the only way to go in any period or system. The only way.

    #36089
    William Jones
    Participant

    Diorama style bases are the only way to go in any period or system. The only way.

    I used to be a hard sell on this, wedded to the idea of casualty removal and misguided notions of what was more flexible.  (Retail and repetitive movement of single figures in a big game is not flexible, it is being locked into administrative tedium.)

    Looking at what is developing with Kings of War…  Yeah.  Hell yeah.  Except for skirmish games, unit diorama bases are the absolute best for both gaming and modeling.

    #36098
    Altius
    Participant

    I’m completely sold on diorama bases. I’m gradually converting all of my ancient-medieval stuff to 120mm X 80mm stands and sticking to rule sets that allow me to do so.

    I’ve just ordered a copy of Dragon Rampant. I’ve already got some 10mm fantasy armies that will probably work, but I’m also planning to do a 28mm army of the dead as a new opponent for my medieval armies. Ever since reading Barbara Tuchman’s A Distant Mirror, I’ve always wanted to recreate the Danse Macabre army shown on the cover.

    http://bookzangle.com/images/books/00108/30030.jpgA Distant Mirror

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by Altius.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #36132
    Lagartija Mike
    Spectator

    Altius, that’s a GREAT [email protected] idea! How often do you have the opportunity to wed legitimate morbid medievalisms with easily accessible modern fantasy figures? Sorry son, gotta rip off your idea!

    #36139
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I plan on using it as an army-style game, however, with the figures all based on diaorama bases.

    You can do that with these rules?

    Sure! Just use casualty dice. I actually plan to use little red plastic hit markers, myself. The game says you can even use DBA/DBM bases if you like.

    As someone mentioned, it’s really a false skirmish system. Figures move and fight in blobby units of 6-12. To make it an army game, just put them on diaorama bases of the appropriate size and fudge a rule that only one unit can combat per side (given that there’s a 3 inch ZOC around units in DR that even friendly units can’t penetrate, this seems sensible).

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #36274
    Rules Junkie Jim
    Participant

    Got my copy of the today, and I think I’m going to like them. They’re unfussy and fun. I’ve enough 6mm figures based on 40mm squares for a game, and I think they’ll do.

    #37169
    Phil Dutré
    Participant

    Figures move and fight in blobby units of 6-12.

     

    That’s one of the reasons we are playing it on a hexgrid:

    http://snv-ttm.blogspot.be/2015/12/lion-rampant-hexified.html

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by Phil Dutré.

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