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Offline Draccan

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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2015, 01:20:47 AM »

Oh I think I am way behind you Stormwind...  ;D
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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2015, 01:29:40 AM »
Holy bases!!!

I'm thinking about picking up the Kallistra castle, but struggling deciding how many wall/tower sections to buy.

What would be a good size castle to build for a 6X4 table? Any thoughts on what pieces and how many I should buy?

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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2015, 01:52:14 AM »

Good question.

First of the best rules I found (haven't played a siege yet) are from Warmuster Magazine. They still need tweaking though.
They might however inspire you.

I bought my castle to stretch across 6x4 and still have left over walls for the three keeps inside where a city will reside too.

I think you have to think about army size. How many units and bases? One unit or 2 artillery units fits a tower. Double that in a keep. Normally a unit only has one rank on the walls. A warmaster base is 4 cm. Kallistra walls are 5, 10, 20 cm. Smaller wall sections are an advantage for when walls collapse. At least keep a mix. When dedicind also think cavalry and other units doesn't occupy the walls and towers. Say 30-40 %. Finally a 1/4 or 1/3 of the army may be on reserve/relieve force duty if you want to play that kind of game where they randomly decide if arrive in later turns to relief the Besieged.
By the way maybe think 5cm wall for each stand to make space.
Doing this math should allow you to calculate your castle footprint quite adequately.

Also remember that going small is fine. Get some experience and the expand. I just got a big one as I wanted huce ass games.... ;)
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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2015, 02:04:10 AM »

 Maybe this:
4000 pts Empire. 1000 in relief duty, arrival possible by dice roll from turn 2. 1000 pts. castle on sally forth duty. 2000 pts. on towers and walls. Say 22 units on walls and towers. 66 stands. 5 cm castle pr unit equal 330 cm. Give up 15 cm each for 5 towers and 3 gateways and a keep. About 195 cm  of wall left. That's 20 10 cm sections.
So maybe 20 10cm wall pieces, 5 towers, 3 gate ways, 1 keep.

That's still a big castle though...
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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2015, 11:55:48 PM »

Played a game today. Pictures and report in the "Warmaster (GW)" Facebook group. Too tired to upload. But take a look.
3k pts. Empire versus a friend's 3k Chaos. He conceded when doing his 4th turn after my 4th. He mucked about with terrain trouble and had too little command structure to move forward. The river (not shallow) played a huge role unfortunately. Shooting drove him back on the bridges and disrupted his movements and master plan.
Fun game, but not a single close combat.

I am amazed how much 3k of Empire can fill a table.

Goodnight!
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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2015, 04:44:42 PM »
Reinforcements have arrived from the cold north east...

Good ol' Orc Warlord, Grim...Ironside chief is ready to command my greenskin horde!
And also check out the giant multi-part set with various heads and weapons and accessories...




the other packs contain pumpwagons, spear chukkas, goblin beasts that happens to resemble squig herds, some trolls, doom catapults, spikes for terrain, goblins, flying wurms and whatnot...

Sorry for picture quality... but head over to Polar Fox and take a look and get yours today!
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Here some pics from polar fox:





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Re: The End Times are getting nearer !!!!
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2015, 04:49:08 PM »
Can't wait to see some of these fan painted. =)
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