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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by empireaddict on Yesterday at 11:06:44 AM »
@Grumm, Welcome aboard!  Following on from what others have said, I would recommend going straight to Warmaster Revolution.  Thanks to the great work done by Aldhick and others, it is a much better game than vanilla Warmaster.  Regarding army sizes, 2,000 points is definitely optimal.  And remember that you can always proxy minis if you're struggling to make your force up to that size.  For example, Dwarf handgunners (3-1|3|6+) can be used as handgunners in an Empire army (3-1|3|0) very easily.
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by Aldhick on Yesterday at 09:34:40 AM »
I saw a YouTube battle report for a 1,000 point game which looked very entertaining. It was basically the scale of a large WFB game (about 9 units in 4 or 5 brigades on each side). Is this a fun size to play as well? How long would such a game normally take?

Warmaster rules are optimised for 2000pts games. The 1000-1200 may be still fun, but tactital options are extremely limited. In other words there are so few brigades on the table that usually the one who destroys the first brigade is the one to win. Lots of unit choices are unsuitable or too expensive for this format as well.

About the time... well Warmaster is not the fastest game around.. no wonder - you want to play large battles with at least some non-simplistic mechanics. The standard 2K game takes 3 hours in average, if you are experienced player and not in a hurry. If you have to check the rulebook often and like to chat along the way, it can easily take 4 hours or even more. All goes pretty swiftly when moving your units but gets slowed down when it comes to fighting.
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[BFG] Discussion / Re: Zac's Email Address
« Last post by Malika on Yesterday at 06:42:31 AM »
Did you try to PM him here?
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by marell le fou on Yesterday at 04:30:37 AM »
Hey there, welcome on this forum !

I agree with the others, you should chose now what you want. Ask for the differencies between the two ruleset and pick up the one you want.

For my part i'm french, and we use our own ruleset. But as far as i can know Revolution is the greatest choice. Nearly everybody has opted for it.

If you want battle reports destined to beginners, i have written some (well, i've tried to make them readable for beginners). They are in french, but google should fix this.

See on our french warmaster forum.
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by Dave on Yesterday at 02:44:31 AM »
There's a WM tournament at Adepticon every year, that's not too far from you.
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by Grumm on July 19, 2018, 08:52:07 PM »
I can't tell you much about the game- most of my experience has been in collecting the models, with few opponents around. Where abouts do you live?

I live not too far from Toronto! I think there may be some players in the area... will have to look around and see...

I saw a YouTube battle report for a 1,000 point game which looked very entertaining. It was basically the scale of a large WFB game (about 9 units in 4 or 5 brigades on each side). Is this a fun size to play as well? How long would such a game normally take?
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by Hammerskelp on July 19, 2018, 12:08:35 PM »
I'll second what Aldhick said.
Having played both... I'd choose Warmaster Revolution. I think the changes make a great game even better. (Especially the 2 combat rounds per phase and the support changes.)

There is a sweet spot at 2000pts. Some things only become effective when you can double up the max allowed per 1000pts.   It's also a nice size to easily finish in an evenings play.

My 2c.
Your mileage may vary. :)
 
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by Aldhick on July 19, 2018, 09:05:29 AM »
I also plan to use the original game to get to grips with the basics and then look at Revolution when I am familiar with the core game,

It's equivalent of learning 4th ed. Warhammer rules first so you can play 5th ed. :-) I recommand to decide which one you wanna to play and go straight for it :-)
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[WM] Warmaster Fantasy Discussion / Re: New to Warmaster
« Last post by Geep on July 19, 2018, 01:46:49 AM »
Hi Grumm,

I can't tell you much about the game- most of my experience has been in collecting the models, with few opponents around. Where abouts do you live?

3000pts is a fairly standard game size, though 2000pts is also common. I think your plans for army composition sound fine.

Revolution isn't that much different to the original Warmaster, but learning one then the other will require some 'unlearning'. It may be easier to just leap into Revolution. I've not yet had a chance to play with those rules myself.

Good luck in your gaming.
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