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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Mind you, I've never played any fantasy battle game since D&D when I was a kid so I have no experience in this area.

I always liked the look of the Empire Army in WHFB though and I've recently read that KoW has a similar or equivalent army.

That's got me interested in maybe giving the fantasy thing a try.

I'm definitely not going to go the AoS route for various reasons so I just wanted to check what the first thoughts are about KoW3rd.


Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 2:05 p.m. PST

If you're not going to be a tournament player, look for the 2nd Edition books.

They played really great, have lots of Army lists and may be cheap to acquire….

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 3:19 p.m. PST

Thank you PzGen!

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

eBay cheap 2nd edition books

DesertScrb05 Dec 2019 10:39 p.m. PST

Mantic has the 2nd edition rules available digitally for free here: link

blacksmith06 Dec 2019 6:58 a.m. PST

Wait for Oathmark. It's going to be released in April 2020 by Nothstar.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

I actually have no problem spending the cash on 3rd Ed but if most of you think 2nd Ed rules + the Uncharted supplement will serve me well enough then I'll go with those.

Capt Flash06 Dec 2019 7:01 p.m. PST

Uesugi- I highly recommend you watch some video reviews and battle reports on YouTube to get a better idea about the game and how it plays.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 9:25 p.m. PST

Thank you Flash, I'll be doing that very thing this weekend!

Albus Malum01 Jan 2020 10:15 p.m. PST

Not sure what scale your looking at but there are several options you may consider, I went the 15mm/18mm route and bought my self a set of the Battlesystem rules off ebay, that were printed for Ad&d, and I like them alot, but there are other rules sets out there besides WH and KOW. ( battlesystem is great for both historical or fantasy gaming, but its a miniature wargame, not really D&D for mass battles and doesn't really blend with D&D even though many people wanted it two, but is is great for making armies using anything historical or the Monster manuals (at least the older editions 1st or 2nd ed d&D)).

Not sure if you have a gaming group, or even access to lots of gamers. If you have access to lots of people playing KOW or WH, or what ever rules then you may want to go down that route. I live in a small town and I will have to supply both armies likely if I play with anyone other then my kids (who are really interested).

If you have other interested parties, or can find such people, then definately got with what you will be able to find players for, but if you see yourself in the situation where you will be supplying everything. Id look at other options such as 15mm (lots of historical miniatures available) as well as great companies as Ral Partha's Demonworld, Splintered Light, Battle Valor, as well as others for fantasy. For 28mm there are lots of historical miniatures ( take a look at Perry Miniatures ect and tons of other companies as other have mentioned. Plastics and metals. There are also likely to be lots of options in 20mm /1:72 scale that are quite affordable also. If you want mass battles, really consider the smaller scales.

I havent personally played WH or KOW but if I were to choose one of the two, I would be buying miniatures with KOW in mind as those rulesets dont try to restrict you to playing with proprietary miniatures at exorberant prices. Id also look at other rule sets also.

And by the way, some other miniature manufactures make some nice knight besides Bretonians by WH.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2020 1:27 p.m. PST

Thank you Albus. I spent the last week digesting the 3rd Ed and the new army lists.

I'm currently working on assembling what will probably be a 3,000 point Undead army (28mm).

After that will be a Pike & shotte based Kingdoms of Men army.

The game looks fun enough that I'll probably end up investing in the Historical version as well.

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