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POLL: Anyone Still Playing WAB 1?


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Rhoderic III and counting Inactive Member writes:

My "other (explain)" answer is that since drifting away from WAB 1 I haven't used the armies I originally collected for that game (taifa-era Andalusians and Christian Spanish) with any other ruleset either. I simply drifted away from all of it: rules, the armies I'd collected, and the whole idea of gaming 28mm massed battles "in the grand manner" as some call it. If I was to unpack those armies for a new game I'd probably use something other than WAB 1 (not sure what), but the main reason I drifted away is that I'd painted the armies badly and wasn't pleased with them anymore. Don't feel like going back to any of that now, rules or armies.

Hypothetically, whatever rules I would use instead of WAB 1 would probably be something less "Warhammery", meaning something with more focus on manoeuvring and command-and-control, less superhuman warrior heroics, less granularity in figure stats (the Warhammer level of granularity where each figure has nine stats not counting points cost is fine for a fantasy game with ogres and goblins and the like, but a bit much for historicals) and less focus on combat resolution through multiple stages of dice rolling to determine hits, wounds AND armour saves. Warmaster and Warmaster Ancients were big eye-openers for me when I first read them, and now I'd probably favour a ruleset "on the far side" of Warmaster Ancients from WAB on the spectrum.

One thing I still like about WAB 1 is the production values of most of the books. They look pretty and I appreciate the fact that they set a high visual standard for other historicals rulesets that followed after them. They deserve that bit of recognition at least.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
why not WAB 1.5?
3
2%
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Yes. Why shouldn't I?
14
10%
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other (explain)
7
5%
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no opinion
7
5%
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still building my armies
2
1%
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No, switched to WAB 2, I like bugs
2
1%
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have the books, don't play much
16
11%
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never played it
73
52%
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No, switched to Clash of Empires, I like shiny new books
1
1%
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No, switched to Hail Caesar, I like shiny new books and I have grown up since Warhammer days.
9
6%
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No, switched to DBx/Impetus/Armati, I prefer to put my miniatures on shiny group stands and not remove casualties
6
4%
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Question from Renaud S

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.