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Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 5:45 p.m. PST


"A dragon charging from the front, hill trolls on the left flank and orc berserkers on the right.

Situation excellent, I am advancing!"

An Orc Too Far is Nordic Weasel Games entry into low-cost mass fantasy warfare.

Based on the engine used in Scum of the Earth, you'll be able to use these rules to field just about any figures on your gaming shelf.

Units are made of 6 figures/stands of infantry, 3 figures/stands of cavalry or beasts or individually based heroes, generals and monsters.

This is a BETA and demo version for feedback, review and experimentation.

As such, it lacks features such as campaign rules, army lists for the various fantasy races and veteran battalion rules.

It IS however, a complete game in all other regards, including full rules for everything from monsters to artillery, the ability to field a wide range of troop types using the included unit classes (this method should be familiar to players of Hordes of the Things) and includes the victory point system.

Combat rules are simple, using an opposed D6 mechanic and the game omits as much tedious micro-management as possible in favour of simple movement rules and unit based combat.

Rather than making the beta a stripped down release featuring only bare-bones content, we opted to make it beefy enough to be a fully-featured game on its own. Hence why it is not available on a Pay What You Want basis.


(and yes, that's a temporary cover, for the demo, we're going with a bit of "1975 D&D booklet vibe)

RetroBoom Inactive Member01 May 2017 5:54 p.m. PST

Ooo ooo ooo! Downloading now! Been waiting for a Weasel set to use with my 6mm fantasy armies!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

Wargs everybody always picking on me!? Remember, where there's a whip there's a way.

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 May 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

Bought my copy almost as soon as the email hit my inbox.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

Bashy – those may become traits in the full version ;-)

Thanks gang!
I hope this satisfies what you were hoping for.

fullerena01 May 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

I haven't even downloaded this yet, but if you're looking for a 70s TSR aesthetic, you might enjoy some of the freebies from Sine Nomine Publishing, particularly this study:


He's put out some other stuff with similar goals as well – doing his best to help people make stuff look more old-school. Of course, "Given those idiosyncracies, I wouldn't recommend anyone replicate the styles in this document exactly."

OK, enough of that, it's downloading now. Very minor errata: Glen Cook only has the one N.

Good choice on your first musical inspiration! Rules look worth a try, and what's that? I have a day off later this week? How convenient.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

Thanks! I am actually familiar with Sine Nomine, they do some killer old school science fiction gaming as well.

Appreciate the alert on the name, I'll fix and always an honor to talk to another Blind Guardian fan :-)

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

A ton of downloads overnight and 5 emails in my inbox already.
Either people thought the name was funny or it struck a bit of a nerve out there :)

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

If ya'll check your files section of the Vault, you'll notice a second file with army-wide traits for everything from gnolls to barbarians.

Go give it a look and let me know how it holds up.

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