Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Tale Of One Gamer Part 1

Hi!

Well I have settled on a new mini project that should tie in all the bits and bobs I have been working on over the last few months. I am going to collect and paint up an army for Warhammer Fantasy Battle 3rd Edition.

Why you might ask, when I have been running a blog dedicated to all things Leviathan for the last three years? I must admit I do love the Leviathan setting more than the game itself. The rules have some nice mechanics but really should have had some more playtesting done to them before release and the Earthpower supplement has been lost for good.

I have really enjoyed playing skirmishes using Song of Blades but want some larger scale battles so am going to use Warhammer for the time being until I find anything more suitable.

Why Warhammer in general and an edition thats been out of print for decades? I put it down to reading some other players thoughts on Warhammer that convinced me to take a look at 3rd edition. Its got more of a sense of fun than tournament or power game to it which I like and I think I will enjoy using it, especially for specific scenarios rather than the more usual line up and smash that happens so often these days.

I am also going to be combining and converting backgrounds and settings to include elements of Leviathan, Crucible, Conquest of the Final Realm and even a touch of the New World of Warhammer to give me a setting thats a bit more interesting than the usual and will allow me to fight battles in the parched Eastern Continent of Aeroth and the lush unexplored land to the West, Crucible.

This will not just be a mass battle setting, there will be plenty of opportunities for skirmishing
on the frontiers and exploring the warped world!

Hopefully I will be able to crack on with getting my first regiment sorted within the next month but will also be sculpting some new bits to give these units some real variation. I also hope to post some background articles on the world as I go!

All the best!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very interesting project. Its always a good sign when players take the best of what they like and 'evolve' their game to suit. I used to play Warhammer 3rd Edition, way back when it first came out! I always thought it was an excellent system and didn't really need a revision. In fact I was amazed when I found out it was now in its 8th incarnation!

    Good luck with the new project and I look forward to following your exploits here on your blog.

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  2. Hi!

    Thanks for the comments!

    Alas its going to be slow going as we are still reorganising our work room after a month of half heartedly shifting boxes around. Hopefully the light is now at the end of the tunnel and I will be able to crack on with some serious hobby work!

    I do think that people can be limited by only using specific setting instead of picking and choosing whatever elements they find most useful. I think I have been prone to this in the past and given up on projects because of it. If I want to field Chronopia style Dwarves against Crucible orcs, why not!

    All the best!

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