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Hey all, I was introduced to this game at my local club on the weekend, and I was wondering how many people (if any) on the forum play it. I think it's turn structure is completely unique and the overall ease of model selection is good as well. It's only weakness at the moment is it's lack of official models, although this is great as it opens up a wide window for conversion opertunities. I'd be interested to hear of any players of the game's views on it, and if there's anyone interested, you can find there website here:
Crocodile Games, creators of Wargods Of Ã†gyptus
I do not play it, but they had a large booth for it at Gen Con, and several tables up in the gaming area.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
Judging by the response I had to this thread I gathered that not many people here on the forum collect or play it. I can understand why seeing it was released a fair while ago and didn't have immediate success, meaning it's production slowed but has picked up once more. The miniatures are very nice, seeing the guy who sculpted the dark elf and dark elder miniatures for GW, is one of Crocodile Games lead designers. Thankyou for your response though Montford981.
I actually would love a basic overview of gameplay, factions, and etc to introduce me to the system. I've had my eye on it for awhile but just don't know much about it despite visiting their website and looking around a bit.
I'll do my best to explain it, seeing as the rules system is quiet simple to use yet might sound realy bad me trying to explain it in comparison.
Gameplay revolves around an altered turn sequence to most other systems, with inch measurements and D10's. At the beggining of a turn, order cards are issued face down to every unit in your army. Orders such as move, turn right, turn left, fire, charge etc. They are placed face down untill activated. Once all order cards are placed face down, both players roll a D10 and add there command rating (there harbinger [general] plus his Ka rating [power]) to see who goes first. The winner chooses one card anywhere on the table (his own or enemies) and the order on it is carried out. Players then alternate choosing what unit to activate. So this potentially means that if you were waiting for his men to come into range before shooting your archers, your opponent can activate your archers, leaving them out of range, and once a command is placed on the table and the turn starts, it cannot be altered, making choice of command crucial. Combat, shooting and leadership are pretty standard, as is magic potential.
What I realy can't stress enough is how easy this system works on the field, it is a realy flowing battle where the activation of certain units is key to success, and it makes it seem more simultaneous then one whole army moves, shoots assualts, then the opponent does the same then it repeats.
There aren't actually factions, there are instead differant races which are reflections of the God's they worship. So you therefore have the children of the god's reflecting the attitudes of there gods. A nice overview of races can be found here:Warband Overview
Hope that helps some,
Thanks for explaining. This does seem like an easy system. Are the rules in a central rulebook or are they like a free DL somewhere? It seems like this system adds a twist that makes it difficult to perfect one's strategy. Do you have a guide or suggestions to follow in choosing a race?
The rules are for the entire wargods of aegyptus game are found in the one rulebook, this includes all details for all the races, warband assembly, stat tables etc. This is a good system, because unlike GW you can read it from front to back and fully understand the rules first time, with diagrams to support any of the trickier concepts.
As to army selection, that realy comes down to your preference. At the moment, some races are in the process of being released, as in the typhon and basti for example, so you can either wait for the entire range release which might take a while, or choose a race that already has miniatures. You can find current stock on the online store section of the website found here: The Croc Online Store
Click on the appropriate item type and follow the prompts, dead easy. As a personal preference to the current range however, Sebeki is certainly a nice choice, followed by Asar, Heru and Anubus.