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Ok so i am looking at maybe getting into a new mini start game and want to know if warmachine is the way to go. How do you play the game basically? I play both WHFB and WH40K . How does it differ from those? On an aisde I have been looking at the starship troopers game from Mongoose publishing. Is that any good? anyone even play it yet?
Any info would rock. Thanks.
First off, welcome to LO .
As for Warmachine, I myself am considering starting it (Protectorate), though at current I know little about it. Basically, from what I understand, it's kinda like 40k on a smaller scale. You have a person known as a Warcaster who, through the expenditure of magic points (or some kind of points), controls big Dreadnought-type machines called Warjacks, which vary between close-combat and shooting, as well as light and heavy varieties. These are supplimented by squads of regular soldiers with all sorts of different weapons.
You can download the starter rules here which, if you've played 40k, won't be hard to grasp.
So I was looking at the quickstart rules on the privateer press website. It looks pretty sweet. I am torn between starting this, Epic or flames of war. Although this is winning currently because I know noone that plays either eoic of FoW. Can'r even buy epic at the hobby store for goodness sakes.
I think this wins out too. The game, though possessing only five factions, seems very cool, and there's a new expansion coming out that takes it into the fantasy realm with werewolves and junk. Thought about a faction yet?
No I haven't thought about it yet. Although I think I will be avoiding Cygnar right off. Seems it is rapidly becoming the Space Marines of Warmachine. I do however really like the models for the Cryx so I may be going for that. I remember when I first got into WHFB and WH40K I wanted to collect the models I liked the most but ended up getting what I could afford instead (guy was selling off his crap on ebay). So I started one of the many SW factions and was utterly bored until I got my hands on some Nids. Same didn't quite go with WHFB though. I started with Chaos, but it took me forever to put the army together. Knights are pricey. It shouldn't take long to assemble a warmachine army though if they are as cheap[ as everyone says. Any idea what the prices look like?
Sorry, no, but I have heard tell that a good starter army will run around $100-$120 Canadian, which is cheap as hell considering a Warhammer army is easily $500. You needn't buy lots of books either as all of the rules are in one, though there are a couple of expansions out too. I have yet to head over to the store that sells them here (lucky enough to have on right in the city ) but it's a far better bargain than GW.
I myself have chosen the Protectorate, almost entirely for Deliverers (wonderful models).
I also nearly chose the Protectorate. Their newest Warcaster, the female, reminds me SO much of Saint Celestine, only this model is SO much better looking!! And yes I am a Sisters player.
But I didn't because 1) I'm a Sisters player and one intolerant, fanatical religious army is plenty and I wanted something different. So I went with Cygnar. Man these are nice miniatures. The only headache I've had is with the Stormblades.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
I highly recommend the faction starter box sets. They give you a nice force that adds up to about 350 points or maybe a little more which is the perfect size for quick but competitive battles.
Some of the newest models are getting a bit pricey, but the game overall is much more affordable than 40k, but sadly lacks a lot of customization. My friends and I are having a great time with it, and we prefer fast, small point battles that we can play multiple games of in the same time it takes to play a good sized 40k game.
Its a skirmish level game, which means less models to buy/paint and lord over on the board. The game seemed very simple and straightforward (all out offense) at first but there is a surprising amount of strategy as you get better with your army.
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Thanks for all the info guys. So what kind of support does this game have? Magazines, good fluff etc? Also how is the basic gameplay? IS this game up and coming or barely making it? I just want to make sure it's going somewhere before I invest. Thanks again, thus far this is looking like a sure bet.
I would say definately up and coming, I recently started myself! Apotheosis was a pretty big expansion, just released within the last month or so. Its the second expansion (book + models from it) since the Prime rule book started it all.
At the beginning of next year, Privateer press is coming out with a new (supposedly 100% compatible) game that will encompass the fantasy element. I think this will target just about every miniature game player out there and bring a huge amount of people into the game.
The "No Quarter" Magazine recently started up (2 issues out now) and I believe its monthly. It shows upcoming models, and introduces some new units, talks the typical games talk for a mag.
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