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Offlane19 Sep 2018 1:29 p.m. PST


Are there any rulesets that are still supported that are similar to Warhammer Ancient Battles? I'm looking for a ruleset where each figure and equipment is purchased individually, and casualties are taken off by individual model.

Thank you!

bjporter19 Sep 2018 1:47 p.m. PST

War & Conquest

Army lists are free online.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

You might want to ask yourself whether the support you get is worth eliminating 19 choices out of 20.

MajorB19 Sep 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

What do you mean by "supported"?

Offlane19 Sep 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

Sorry for the vague "supported." Really I just mean a ruleset where I can still obtain the rules. WAB, being OOP, is tough to get rules for.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

Ah! For such things, the 21st Century has invented e-Bay and wargaming flea markets. And even the TMP marketplace.

TMPWargamerabbit19 Sep 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

Clash of Empires. Still playing since WAB went into habitation. Same basing, units etc. Preferred over the former WAB and HC as the weird aspects of WAB written out. Also the movement system solid to avoid the "discussions" about unit charge, wheeling, and overlap to hit corners movement to contact in WAB.

The Clash of Empires site has lots of free lists and old discussion. Like WAb the site is limited for any discussion nowadays but we have played the rules since published years ago. If you have questions, I can be contacted via the Wargamerabbit blog contact info.

Offlane19 Sep 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the replies!

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 4:12 a.m. PST

I think "supported" in this context at least means: "if I base my figures for this game am I going to be screwed because no one else plays it?"

As long as basing and movement trays/units are compatible, being supported in the GW sense of the term doesn't matter (new figures, new rules, etc.). Basing compatibility, however, is no small issue.

wmyers21 Sep 2018 5:45 p.m. PST

I believe support is meant in the sense of rules clarifications, writer of rules still active with the ruleset, possible online community devoted to the game, etc

I second BJPorter's recommendation of War and Conquest. It is written by one of the original staff for Warhammer Ancient Battles, Rob Broom.

Many make the association of how WAC is really WAB 3rd Edition (even the acronym of WAC comes one letter after WAB).

WAB books can still be gotten (eBay and amazon used as well as in digital format online).

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