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27 Apr 2018 7:30 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

Do you still play these rules?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

No. I never played them.

Green Tiger05 Aug 2017 10:09 p.m. PST

Not for a while but I will…

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 11:02 p.m. PST

Not since it was released, but I have been making plans to start back again, hopefully later this year.

I was just recently looking to see what other official / semi-official factions might have come along in the years since.

Giles the Zog06 Aug 2017 1:18 a.m. PST

My group and I have been playing since it came out.
Great game.

That said, we've recently swapped over to frost grave as it gives a new twist on fantasy skirmish gaming, and IMHO the scenarios are more exciting.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 2:05 a.m. PST

Have played quite a few campaigns and one of my favorite games.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 2:43 a.m. PST


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 4:29 a.m. PST

Never played them.

Don Manser Inactive Member06 Aug 2017 5:11 a.m. PST


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

Yes. Good rules.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

Never played them.

Toy Soldier Green06 Aug 2017 6:28 a.m. PST

Just the setting using Frostgrave rules.

Andy ONeill06 Aug 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

The concept was interesting but the rules were very poor.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

No. No interest.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

love but havn't played in years

Vigilant06 Aug 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

Did for a while and enjoyed them, then the guy running the game moved on. Great fun and a good concept, would be worth GW re-issuing it I would have thought.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

Never liked the rules. The idea of hit, wound, then knock down doesn't do it for me.

Played at Origins. Great terrain, unpainted, non GW miniaures. I had a Warband of 6 Dwarves who didn't have the movement to engage the enemy. When they moved to me, 3 times I hit, wounded…but only knocked the opponent down. They then stood up and killed me.

At game end, I had gotten wiped out without actually hurting any of the enemy. Bad die rolling yes, but I still didn't care for the rules…..

SpuriousMilius06 Aug 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

I enjoyed playing a Mordheim campaign with my kids when it came out & I used the rules for several Convention Border Reiver, Montague vs Capulet, & John Carter games since I think it works well for sword & pistol, minimal armor, warband + Heroes skirmishes (Magic & Monsters are optional). I also adapted it to a phased semi-simultaneous turn sequence to minimize the problem noted by PzGeneral.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Enjoyed it for a time (I started playing when they released the rules in White Dwarf, before the actual boxed game). But the thing is, once a game is discontinued, new players don't join in, and as the old group moves away, it ends up joining the games on shelves I used to play.

Was a pretty good game though.

JimDuncanUK06 Aug 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

Played them once when they first came out but didn't hurry to get a second game.

Too many better games available.

Crazyivanov06 Aug 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

I would if the rules were released in an easier repackage to acquire. Currently burning through the hours playing Mordheim, City of the Damned on my Computer.

Legbiter06 Aug 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

We did, but as the factions advance, ranged combat always wins out, we found. Frostgrave has the same flavour, and is FAR better balanced, we think.

Cyrus the Great06 Aug 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Yes, numerous campaigns.

Dragon Gunner07 Aug 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

I did back in the 90's I had the box set and a few blisters. My group preferred Necromunda, Epic, 40K and Fantasy. At that time I was collecting for multiple different GW games with the intention of eventually getting everything for each game system but I was on a tight budget. Then GW killed Mordheim and nobody wanted to play a "dead system". I sold my Mordheim collection. Now I would like to get back into it now that I can afford to buy it but I refuse to pay EBAY prices.

The reason my group did not care for it was a lack of terrain resulting in shooting combat dominating the game. Now with hindsight I would have filled the table with ruins. Each of us owned a Necromunda boxed set and we would each bring our terrain on game night. I was the only one with a Mordheim box set.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

Sorry never played them.

Capt Flash11 Aug 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Played it for a few years. Great game system.

Dragon Gunner has it right. Too little terrain results in a shooting advantage.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

Never heard of them.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

a lack of terrain resulting in shooting combat dominating the game

Yup, and this is a key factor in most 40K games as well.

You need a table top that has enough Terrain on it so that shooting is limited to around 12" – 15".

Make it so that each side has to moved their troops and not just turtle in one corner and blast everything.

The H Man12 Aug 2017 7:46 p.m. PST


You all had necromunda boxes? Why not use that terrain?

As for a revamp. Six limbed night goblins (war hammer quest redo), anyone? Perhaps best left alone.

Queen Catherine10 Oct 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

downloaded free copy, read them but the mechanics seemed clunky.

I can see where the powergaming aspect of GW would especially bring out the worst in people in a skirmish campaign setting.

Love the fluff, however.

Codsticker16 Oct 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

Almost finished building a table:
TMP link
I will have my first couple of games on it on Saturday. As I have only played about twice since I bought the rules over a decade ago this is fairly exciting!

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