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Offline RationalLemming

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Official Hired Swords
« on: October 26, 2009, 03:30:10 AM »
The Mordheim Errata document available on the GW website lists the following as the official Hired Swords.

  • All the ones in the printed rulebook
  • Imperial Assassin from the 2002 Annual
  • Tilean Marksman from the 2002 Annual
  • Beasthunter from Empire In Flames
  • Highwayman from Empire In Flames
  • Roadwarden from Empire In Flames
  • The Merchant from Town Cryer 22

However, for some reason I have treated other Hired Swords as official also (e.g. Elf Mage, Kislev Ranger, etc) and those Hired Swords have been given the "1a" rating on the Watchtower on TBMF which implies that they are official (http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/mordheim-resources-f20/reference-the-watchtower-mordheim-rules-index-t816.htm).

I'm now confused. Is the list from the Mordheim Errata that I have copied above correct or is it now out-of-date?

Thanks!

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 07:35:40 PM »
Wow! Well, the 1a rating is definately my fault then. I have always assumed that Nick's Hired Swords from Fanatic Magazine were official. They even released miniatures for them. But you right: the Rules Review is the state of the art source for "officialness" and they're not in there...

Andy? Can they get a level up with the FAQ?

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 10:06:26 AM »
Thanks Cianty. I was very confused.

Yeah you are right that it is odd that there have been miniatures created for those hired swords even though they are not actually official. I wonder whether future rules reviews could make some more hired swords official (e.g. these ones, Wolf Priest of Ulric, etc). Nudge, nudge, wink, wink Da Bank. :D

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 05:42:21 PM »
Cianty...yes, Looks liked Hired Swords will need addressed also.


If someone can list all the hired sword and where to find the info on them we can start going through them?
« Last Edit: October 28, 2009, 06:13:21 PM by ANSWER_MOD_DABANK »

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 03:35:32 AM »
I hope that this is what you want Da Bank.

Official Hired Swords
Hired SwordPublicationArticle
Arabian MerchantTown Cryer 22Many Bargains, Much Cheapness!
Beast HunterEmpire in Flames
Dwarf Troll SlayerRulebook
Elf RangerRulebook
FreelancerRulebook
Halfling ScoutRulebook
HighwaymanEmpire in Flames
Imperial AssassinMordheim Annual 2002Show Me the Money
Ogre BodyguardRulebook
Pit FighterRulebook
RoadwardenEmpire in Flames
Tilean MarksmanMordheim Annual 2002Show Me the Money
WarlockRulebook


Published Hired Swords (Printed Publications)
Hired SwordPublicationArticle
BardTown Cryer 13Fortune Hunters
Big Game HunterTown Cryer 13Lustria
Bounty HunterTown Cryer 13Forturne Hunters
Chameleon SkinkTown Cryer 12Lustria
Clan Skryre Rat OgreTown Cryer 25
Dark Elf AssassinTown Cryer 12Lustria
DuelistTown Cryer 13Fortune Hunters
Dwarf Treasure HunterFanatic Magazine 8
Elf MageFanatic Magazine 5Itís a Kind of Magic
Halfling ThiefFanatic Magazine 7
Kislev RangerFanatic Magazine 6From Across the Steppes...
Mule SkinnerTown Cryer 14Blazing Saddles
Nomad ScoutTown Cryer 19Khemri
Norse ShamanTown Cryer 12Lustria
PathfinderTown Cryer 12Lustria
Priest of MorrTown Cryer 12
Shadow WarriorTown Cryer 13Lustria
Snake CharmerTown Cryer 19Khemri
ThiefTown Cryer 19Khemri
Tomb RobberTown Cryer 19Khemri
Warrior Priest of SigmarTown Cryer 28
WitchTown Cryer 13Fortune Hunters
Wolf Priest of UlricTown Cryer 8


Other Published Hired Swords (Non-Printed Publications)
Hired SwordPublicationArticle
Black Orc OverseerFanatic Online 91Nemesis Crown
Dwarf PathfinderFanatic Online 91Nemesis Crown
Human ScoutFanatic Online 91Nemesis Crown
Old ProspectorFanatic Online 91Nemesis Crown
Runesmith JourneymanFanatic Online 91Nemesis Crown
Witch HunterFanatic Online 91Nemesis Crown
Remaining hired swords from Fanatic Online got a rating of 3 on the Watchtower so I didn't bother to include any of them.
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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 07:56:14 AM »
Remaining hired swords from Fanatic Online got a rating of 3 on the Watchtower so I didn't bother to include any of them.

Which is due to an often mixed reception by the community. They would each have to be reviewed individually.

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 08:35:54 PM »
@Lemming: Yes, good list.

Ideally, hired swords should only be used in those settings that they were created in. This is not in the rules or listed in any FAQ but a Khemri Hired Sword really doesn't have a place in Mordheim, unless you allowed a Khemri warband but when you do things arise due to them being unofficial.

The list noted in the Watchtower is not official (sorry Cianty). ;) It must be noted in a Rules Review for that to happen. Of which we are slowly working on one but we are working on it. A few things have been answered but there is plenty more to work on.


The official listings have always been in the last Rules Review and the one Merchant is a sore spot on trying to figure out what to do with him as really, new skills and etc need created for him due to the khemri stuff he can get.


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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 10:28:47 AM »
The list noted in the Watchtower is not official (sorry Cianty). ;)

I know and it was never meant to be. The idea is to give fan rules scattered about the interwebs a boost to recognition. No messing with official status.  :)

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 11:16:42 AM »
@Cianty..no issues just messin with you :o

@Lemming...how would you like to work on a project?

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Re: Official Hired Swords
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 12:35:32 AM »
@DaBank... I'm happy to help out if needed.