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Ironsides14 Jun 2011 2:07 p.m. PST

I am getting tired of WFB and want something more.
So my criteria are;
1) Usable with 28mm figures and able to handle large number of figures. I've got 500 dwarf infantry and 24 war machines of various kind.
2) Movement stands with at least 4 infantry figures or 2 cavalry. Multiple stands to a unit (4 or more stands)
3) Quick combat resolution, opposed dice rolls if possible.
4) Fun game.



doc mcb14 Jun 2011 2:29 p.m. PST

PRIDE OF LIONS. A unit is three stands, which can be any size as long as there is a uniform frontage. A stand can have as many figures on it as you choose.

Combat is indeed opposed die rolls.

War machines can be "constructions" that have armor levels, hit points, various weapons on board, etc.

Lots of people have enjoyed it.

PDF is less than $10. USD

review and some discussion: TMP link

NoLongerAMember14 Jun 2011 2:40 p.m. PST

The Mantic Game, kings or War might be worth a look. Free download at the moment

Felix Fox14 Jun 2011 2:50 p.m. PST

Hostile Realms from the folks at Piquet inc.


Personal logo DColtman Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2011 3:31 p.m. PST

Another vote of Kings of War. Even has dwarf lists that feature warmachines link and the price is right :)

Dervel Fezian14 Jun 2011 5:31 p.m. PST

You might checkout HOTT (Hordes of The Things)…

Personal logo DColtman Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2011 9:22 p.m. PST

There is also the fantasy version of Impetus or Basic Impetus, which is free
and so is HOTT found on the history of WRG page. Both of these meet your criteria to some extent and are good to play. HOTT is brilliant.

darthfozzywig14 Jun 2011 11:03 p.m. PST

Yeah, I'm about to introduce HOTT to my RPG group as the mass battle system for the war they're about to get wrapped up in.

I've been making bases and will blu-tac my 28mm minis to them.

Pijlie15 Jun 2011 2:18 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar will fit your bill, despite the fact that it is meant as an historical rules set. You will have to invent something for magic if you insist on that.

Shardik15 Jun 2011 3:24 a.m. PST

Hostile Realms from Piquet

religon15 Jun 2011 9:37 a.m. PST

I'm curious about what stands out about "Hostile Realms" for fantasy. I have tried most of the other systems suggested here and have been left a bit flat.

I understand the creative activation system. I also understand that a point system is included.

Anything the entice a fence-sitter like me?

Shardik16 Jun 2011 3:39 a.m. PST

never played it, but I like the new generation of Piquet games. here is a review


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