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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 8:03 a.m. PST

Is anyone using element based games (such as HotT) for witchfinding or witch hunting? Witchfinder General has probabaly more RPG than I am looking for in a game.

mashrewba21 Sep 2015 10:31 a.m. PST

I've toyed with the idea of pitting ECW against Nurgle using HOTT but I haven't got around to it yet. Witch hunting was the intended vibe .
Actually thinking about it Irregular Wars could be tweaked for this.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 11:16 a.m. PST

Is Irregular Wars element based?

mashrewba21 Sep 2015 11:30 a.m. PST

Yes -they recommend 60mm squares for 28mm and 30mm for 15mm but anything is fine, I use 50mmm with 28mm as it fit in with other rule systems. 40mm for 15 works well aesthetically.
Using HOTT for my Nurgle fight I would use a 100mm frontage although maybe a 50mm single element frontage would work as a sort of skirmish type thing-oh idea time!!!
The Witch Hunter and his force could be up against all sorts of ghouls, the resurrected, demons, witches and other foul beasts…

Mithmee21 Sep 2015 4:54 p.m. PST

Thing is when you go out Witch hunting…

Sometimes you find a real Witch.

tberry740321 Sep 2015 5:29 p.m. PST

Be careful what you wish for.

You may get it.

Citizen Kenau21 Sep 2015 10:11 p.m. PST

Is anyone using element based games (such as HotT) for witchfinding or witch hunting? Witchfinder General has probabaly more RPG than I am looking for in a game.

What point would such a game have without at least a bit roleplaying? It is hardly hisorical wargaming after all :)

That aside, WFG works best with single figures and is a tremendously fun game!

Black Cavalier22 Sep 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

Not element based, but with the release of the fantasy version of Lion Rampant in December, quickly followed by the planned release of a Pike & Shot version early next year, I've thought about combining the 2 to make a ECW Witchfinder setting.

Although witch finding does seem to be a more solitary or small squad kind of endeavor.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2015 6:09 a.m. PST

That's interesting; let us know if you do anything with it.

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