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MikeP1810325 Feb 2011 12:56 p.m. PST

I am looking for mass battle fantasy games to use my WFB figure with. Does anyone have any ideas to offer. I have looked into Pride of Lions but the basing scheme does not seem like it will work well with my 28mm figures is that true?

Thanks in advance for any help!


religon25 Feb 2011 1:09 p.m. PST

BattleSystem 2nd Ed. and many others.

cloudcaptain25 Feb 2011 1:10 p.m. PST

Armies of Arcana

Space Monkey25 Feb 2011 1:15 p.m. PST

For a long time I used mine in Fantasy Rules! 2nd and 3rd.
It's very versatile and open-ended…

Prince Rupert of the Rhine25 Feb 2011 1:25 p.m. PST

Kings of war?

The rules and army lists are a free to download from Mantic.


Warlord25 Feb 2011 1:26 p.m. PST

I went back to 3rd edition WFB and did not have to change anything.

Space Monkey25 Feb 2011 1:35 p.m. PST

I'm in the process of trying out WFB 3rd… first trial run this weekend (hopefully).

Pictors Studio25 Feb 2011 2:20 p.m. PST

I'm going to start using Black Powder for it, but I mostly game Dwarves and Ogres. Probably the first game I'll try it with Dwarves and Empire.

Only Warlock25 Feb 2011 2:25 p.m. PST

Might I recommend Reaper's Warlord? It's more Skirmish oriented, but it is 3x the fun.

Timbo W25 Feb 2011 4:08 p.m. PST

Blu-tack them onto bases of 3 and do Hordes of the Things?

Derek H25 Feb 2011 4:09 p.m. PST

Songs of Blades & Heroes.

Twilight Samurai25 Feb 2011 5:21 p.m. PST

Fantasy Warriors. The rules can be downloaded from Mirlitons web site.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Feb 2011 5:26 p.m. PST

Yeah, Armies of Arcana is a great choice! DIY design system. Similar to WFB but quicker and more balanced.



magokiron25 Feb 2011 5:44 p.m. PST

Another vote for ARMIES OF ARCANA.

Massed battles, balanced magic system, lots of armies to choose from, and all that in ONE BOOK that actually costs less that a single WHFB "Army codex".

Higly recommended.

akudjinn25 Feb 2011 5:47 p.m. PST

Pride of Lions

(Leftee)25 Feb 2011 10:41 p.m. PST

Songs of Blades and Heroes for Skirmish and Impetus fantasticus [free download though you need the original impetus rules to use] for large battles(use sabots).

WeeSparky26 Feb 2011 5:15 a.m. PST

Armies of Arcana

pushingtin27 Feb 2011 1:24 p.m. PST


Not for mass battle, but the formation system makes it great for a few units to battle each other. This is the game that allows my Warhammer models to see the table.

For large battles, Impetus, as mentioned above.

religon27 Feb 2011 1:48 p.m. PST

No Quarter.

MikeP1810328 Feb 2011 6:21 a.m. PST

Thanks for the advice. I have considered Armies of Arcana and I have Song of Blades and Heroes. How does Pride of Lions work for basing? Do they use a DBA style basing?

I have the original impetus rules so the Fantasy option is something to look into.

I enjoy painting orcs and gobbos a lot just not a big fan of Warhammer anymore.

Mooseworks828 Feb 2011 7:17 a.m. PST

I'm rebasing all my old GW for Fantasy Impetus, minus some models for skirmish warbands for games like Mordheim and Song of Blades & Heroes.

HarryHotspurEsq28 Feb 2011 12:59 p.m. PST

Song of Blades and Heroes

cooey2ph01 Mar 2011 5:46 p.m. PST

battlesystem 2ne ed.

doc mcb01 Mar 2011 8:14 p.m. PST

You could use PRIDE OF LIONS with individually based figures if you somehow arranged them into units of a common frontage, and in a number of models divisible by three. For example, a unit of 12 individuals, six wide and two deep, makes a unit, and so 1/3 of them, four models, would equal a stand.

The problem might be with figures who use larger bases (say 25mm versus 20mm); you'd have to do some fiddling to make them have almost the same frontage.

Or just adopt a set of large bases, three to a unit, and tack whatever number of figures fit onto them.

But you are correct, PofL isn't really meant for individually based minis.

doc mcb01 Mar 2011 8:21 p.m. PST

Mike, answering your second post, above.

PofL is a unit-based game, with three stands per unit. We use 40mm squares, with 15mm figs. If you are using 28mm WFB, that obviously will not work.

But all that really matters is that a unit have three stands (because casualties are taken by stands) and a common frontage. Bigger bases for a stand would work fine.

The problem is if you want to keep the minis individually based, to use in other games also. Then you've got to affix them to the stands in some sort of temporary arrangement.

I love my rules, but it probably isn't worth the hassle if you still want individually based figures.

doc mcb01 Mar 2011 8:28 p.m. PST

Mike, the Great Hall Games site has several PRIDE OF LIONS battle reports with lots of pictures. You can get a good sense of the flow of a game and also how units are based.


doc mcb01 Mar 2011 8:32 p.m. PST

There's also a report of a huge game David and I did at the Splintered Light blog:


The date of the post is July 4, 2010.

MikeP1810302 Mar 2011 8:58 a.m. PST


Thanks for your replies I was hoping you would respond to my post. I thought it was a stand based game. It would be kind of easy to put the figures on moment trays of say 60mm frontage with six smaller figures to a base, four medium size figures and the largest figures having on one figure. You are right I do not want to rebase my figures.

Is there anyone out there using 28mm figures for PofL? I am curious to give this a try.


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