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The warbands for which the last two issues of White Dwarf contain some rules got me interested enough in Warhammer to pick it up again after a 5-year hiatus. I don't think I'll be able to paint enough minis in time to participate in the league that supposedly will start in GW stores in November, but still enjoy the prospect of finally fielding my first miniatures in actual battle.
Have you created and/or played with a warband yet?
What's a warband, I collect fantasy but I've never heard of them?
same here the only warbands ive heard of are the chaos ones from a few years ago
Yes people i know that my spelling and punctuation is awful but I am product of British teaching pollicies so what can I do about it?
The last two issues of White Dwarf detail some of the warband escalation league rules (The first of the two issues had some rules that were updated in the second one. I think the next White Dwarf will provide some more rules on the escalation leagues) Let's see what I can remember:Originally posted by Revenant@Oct 21 2004, 060
What's a warband, I collect fantasy but I've never heard of them?[snapback]234769[/snapback]
Each warband must include:
-two core units minimum
-one commander minimum
I think you start with a 200-point warband. For every game you play, you may add 5 points to the army in your next battle, to a maximum of 225 for the first month (could be for the first 'week'. If you win a battle, you can add 10 points, I think, and if you win big, you get to add 15 points. After the first month (or week, not sure) the amount of points you are allowed to field increases to, I think, 250, and continues to increase each round to, I think, a final 400-point warband.
Certain restrictions apply on the type of units you are allowed to field.
Unit size requirements are lowered. Small-based models (standard infantry) need only 3 models per unit. Larger-based models (cavalry) need only 2 models per unit. You could therefore field 3 Chaos Warriors in a unit, and 2 Chaos Knights in another. But if your unit size does not meet the standard unit minimum requirement, you are only allowed to use the weapon upgrades: you can not make any of the models command models (musician, standard bearer, champion).
I'm starting a mortal Chaos army, and am therefore looking at creating a 200-point Chaos warband.
Thinking of fielding one with a unit of 5 Marauder Horsemen, making one of them a champion, and making that champion my commander. I think that adds up to 77 points. Add a unit of 4 Chaos Warriors w/extra weapons, for 68 points, bringing the total to 145. 4 Chaos Warhounds, 24 points, total 169. Finally a unit of 5 Marauders w/flails, 30 points, total 199.
Its the WFB version of "40K in 40min".
I've tried it once (just to get the feeling), but I didnt enjoyed it...
I play WFB for several years now, and it just didnt taste like the "real deal" if you know what I mean.
But I do think its a great way for a newbie to start playing, getting to know the rules, and having some fun before spending huges ammounts of money!
Er, unless they've changed the name of "Boarder Patrol" for other countries then it's not the same as that. I've not seen the rules (I'm guessing it's a US thing) but I know the boarder patrol gas been out for sometime and the "Path To Glory" warband-esk set was out a long time ago (and I know you can get lists for other races not just chaos).Axtklinge Posted Oct 23 2004, 10:32
Its the WFB version of "40K in 40min".
No its nowhere near mordhiem. Essentially its WFB but with a lot smaller points.
It's a scenario, not a new game
It sounds pretty similar to Border Patrol. And yeah, it's in the US WD.