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by HughB
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units grab/soaring and involuntary leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Units grab/soaring and involuntary leaves

Further question to ask if I may? When a unit grabs and soars, do they need to fulfil the requirements for a grabbing unit (namely that they have to be twice the unit strength of the unit they are grab soaring) or is it the same as if they are dive grabbing a unit (where they just have to have a gre...
by HughB
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Larger models moving through woods
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Larger models moving through woods

Query about whether gigantic models can walk freely through woods unimpeded or whether their movement is treated as a difficult move? We were looking at the rules for terrain and gigantic models recently and it stated that woods were concealing and rough ground for all sizes of models. The rules als...
by HughB
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units grab/soaring and involuntary leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Units grab/soaring and involuntary leaves

Thats a bit neater. So as long as I make the attempt to grab and soar, I can soar afterwards regardless of the success of the grab? As long as I don't get ganked by any free strikes from models whose attack range I'm leaving of course. Which leads me on to a second question. We had a situation where...
by HughB
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Battle Scenarios
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Battle Scenarios

First thing I'll say in that case is thank you to Mickel (and Scott) for inspiring this and thank you to Mickel for providing a very swanky template for everyone who doesn't feel able to make their own to be able to use to create a decent scenario from.

Very decent of you mate.
by HughB
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Battle Scenarios
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Battle Scenarios

I was thinking that rather than adding this to the list of 'things we want Rob to do' we could do this as a community thing and turn it into a competition - people can submit their proposed scenarios/campaigns on here. We can play test them to see if they work and Rob gets the sign off on which ones...
by HughB
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units grab/soaring and involuntary leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Units grab/soaring and involuntary leaves

Am I right in thinking that for a warrior to be able to complete the soar part of a grab soar attack attempt, they need to successfully grab something? So if a hrafnmann fails to grab something with its grab soar claw attack or if it does grab something but that something then passes its skill test ...
by HughB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 113
Views: 6348

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

thanks Antoine. Looking forward to seeing your take on them in that case.
by HughB
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Questions about norse - new kindred, same numpty
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Questions about norse - new kindred, same numpty

Text violation? The brutality of the man!?! That's reminded me of something I needed to ask. When a model, who is in base to base contact with other models, uses a grab soar weapon and successfully grab soars, can the unit they were attacking reflex attack them? I'm assuming they can as its a specia...
by HughB
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 113
Views: 6348

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Got me some goats done. First fomoraic painted in a while and steady if not spectacular progress towards an actual 100 minis painted this year. Err. Merr. Gerd. https://i.imgur.com/O7KFlxM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UG0wIIT.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Q8ALnt5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/doYuI8Z.jpg https://i.i...
by HughB
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 113
Views: 6348

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Really nice work mate. Very swish.
by HughB
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Norse
Topic: Hrafnmenn as somewhat unlikely monster hunters
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Hrafnmenn as somewhat unlikely monster hunters

I'm glad I'm not the only one that struggles a bit with the ravens. :) I'm learning the hard way that sometimes just because you can soar doesn't mean that you necessarily should. I'm slowly developing a list of 'things you shouldn't soar near'. So far the list includes units that can shoots and dra...
by HughB
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Norse
Topic: Hrafnmenn as somewhat unlikely monster hunters
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Hrafnmenn as somewhat unlikely monster hunters

With a C+A of 40ish, I'm always a bit nervous of putting hrafnmenn into a particularly 'heavy lifting' combat situation. However with a skill of 40 and when hovering, it turns out that your average skill 20 monster is hitting them on 7s. To this end if you can engage a monster that doesn't have a st...
by HughB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Ask Me Questions!
Replies: 65
Views: 5427

Re: Ask Me Questions!

Phyllis of Carn BeBeBotheredWorkingAnymore would be equally as cool though. Phyllis the chimera. Scary beans.
by HughB
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Compel and Influence - An Unofficial Darklands and Mierce Miniatures podcast
Replies: 56
Views: 8285

Re: Compel and Influence - An Unofficial Darklands and Mierce Miniatures podcast

Paul, Honest review, I tried to listen to the previous one you guys did, got through about 25 minutes then switched off, no reflection on your delivery or content at all, but I'm very much a visual person and I like to see the things that people are talking about otherwise I find it hard to relate ...
by HughB
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 113
Views: 6348

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Thanks to Scott for asking and thanks to Icchan for explaining as this is something that me and James have been puzzling over recently.

Expect a few of my poorly lit, reduced contrast pictures soon(ish) folks. Youve been warned ;)
by HughB
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Questions about norse - new kindred, same numpty
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Questions about norse - new kindred, same numpty

Dim question but flyers are allowed to use their flight value rather than their ground move to chase right? And are obliged to flee their flight move if they dive land and then flub their attacks and valour check. I think they have to use their FLIGHT MOVE - not sure they can choose here. Check it,...
by HughB
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Questions about norse - new kindred, same numpty
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Questions about norse - new kindred, same numpty

First question: battle blinder the gythja appears to have her own version of this spell that is significantly different in its effect and also in its cost to that mentioned in the norse spell list. Is this intended or is this an error? The spell sheet records this as making a unit unsighted 1" ...
by HughB
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Ysians
Topic: Alix of Carn Bran
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Alix of Carn Bran

I was going to say no you have to bind it to her but actually you're right the rules do say that you can compel it. So your next question is presumably 'can you get a free unit champion out of it'? I can't see a reason why not but then I should wear a tshirt saying 'cheat to win' on it so I'm not wh...
by HughB
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Darklands Events
Topic: Skirmish at Coffa Tree 4 - 28/07/2019
Replies: 162
Views: 7384

Re: Skirmish at Coffa Tree 4 - 28/07/2019

Bish you can have my patients any day of the week mate. Some days I'd even go as far as paying for their train ticket to get down to you. Think it was more than just you suffering from game three fatigue. I was rapidly losing what tenuous grasp I have on coherent speech by that point. Tap once for y...
by HughB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Movement trays
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Movement trays

Cheers Dayle. Much appreciated mate.
by HughB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Fearless
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: Fearless

Hi Dayle Those sound like useful spells in that case. Not wishing to teach you how to suck eggs but as I've already stated, being shaken limits what a unit (particularly a unit without ranged weapons) can actually achieve on the battle field so worth reviewing the requirements for units wishing to e...
by HughB
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Fearless
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: Fearless

My experience is that non fearless human characters often have quite high fortitude (80s/90s) so if non fearless human units stick close to their commanders/generals, they’re reasonably proof against panic. Doesn’t mean that you won’t fail a few tests however and even if you don’t fail a test, non f...
by HughB
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Amphibious units emerging from water features
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Amphibious units emerging from water features

So amphibious units can emerge from water based terrain. If they pass a skill check they can ambush out of water based terrain. If they fail the ambush test, they can emerge normally but follow the normal rules for emerging from terrain. Those rules state that a model needs to be placed out of line ...
by HughB
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Shieldwall modifiers
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Shieldwall modifiers

Apologies for a ruthless hi-jack but am I right in thinking that if a weapon ignores armour, it ignores the parry modifiers for shieldwall as well?

Thanks

Hugh
by HughB
Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: quesition about jute spell - through the veil
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: quesition about jute spell - through the veil

Coolio. So I know what happens with that now and I'm pretty sure I know why it happens that way but I think another read through of how nobles and units interact with one another is warranted. I'm dangerously close to the point where I can't cheat with a clear conscience. Doubt it'll last. The long ...
by HughB
Thu May 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: quesition about jute spell - through the veil
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: quesition about jute spell - through the veil

Thanks for the considered response. It feels like I've got a decent handle on the situation now. So what's the significance for if the cyning isn't there and the deathbringer is leading the unit? Does the unit continue moving as normal after the fetch move because the deathbringer is leading it (he ...
by HughB
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: quesition about jute spell - through the veil
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: quesition about jute spell - through the veil

This out of activation business is blowing my tiny mind (you may have noticed). Something else occurs to me regarding this. The wording of this spell states that the unit only activates immediately (and ambushes) if the 3D10" move brings it into contact with an enemy unit. So if it doesn't cont...
by HughB
Wed May 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Northumbrians...
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Northumbrians...

you don't see many of them cos its a table top wargame not a 'boar'd game?
by HughB
Wed May 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating

You're forgetting the exult tokens that are banners, shieldwall, etc., so you're reading the panic exceptions wrong... you're assuming too much by Exulted. An Exulted unit is one with an Exulted token - not any kind of exult token. Ah right. That makes sense, thank you. So if the swarm spell goes o...
by HughB
Wed May 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating

Fifth question. The swarm spell. I think that perhaps its not intended to be used as such but am I right in thinking that there is nothing in writing that prevents the swarm spell being used as part of a hold and invoke reaction should a licwaaca be attacked by a dive and slashing circler? Next a c...
by HughB
Tue May 28, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Unusual ways of losing blood tokens
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Unusual ways of losing blood tokens

The rules state that a unit can only be in one heart state at any one time (apart from also being afraid). Does this mean that the more esoteric methods of applying dismay tokens also remove all blood tokens from a unit? For example; if you can make a unit confused, does the unit lose all of its blo...
by HughB
Tue May 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating

Fifth question. The swarm spell. I think that perhaps its not intended to be used as such but am I right in thinking that there is nothing in writing that prevents the swarm spell being used as part of a hold and invoke reaction should a licwaaca be attacked by a dive and slashing circler? Next a co...
by HughB
Tue May 28, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating

Message temporarily deleted awaiting a chance to read the rulebook more thoroughly.
by HughB
Mon May 27, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating

Nice one. You're right the direct/indirect stuff was mostly in the rule book after rereading the start of the engagement section. Sorry for bothering you on that but thanks for confirming. Thanks for clarifying the spells. They're a bit wordy and I wanted to make sure I was getting things right - I'...
by HughB
Mon May 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating

Hi, I've got a couple of questions about some of the jute abilities and spells if I may. Intention is to seek clarification to ensure that I am not cheating/know what I'm talking about. First one. Unseen 6". There are several models within the Jute list that are unseen 6" due to lanterns c...
by HughB
Mon May 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: quesition about jute spell - through the veil
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: quesition about jute spell - through the veil

Sorry to be a pest on this. Just bumping to confirm whether the death bringer can move after casting through the veil on himself or not.

thanks

H
by HughB
Mon May 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Other cocneidr species
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Re: Other cocneidr species

Any particular reason out of polite curiosity?
by HughB
Sat May 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Noble commander attached to a unit under hold orders
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Noble commander attached to a unit under hold orders

Slghtly different question but I thought I'd file it here for sake of brevity. Noble commanders can be under move orders as well as whatever other order they're under. How does this work for sequence of activation purposes? Can a commander under attack orders choose to be under move orders in any pa...
by HughB
Fri May 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: quesition about jute spell - through the veil
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: quesition about jute spell - through the veil

Cool. Oh my god its like I'm actually starting to understand the rules. Next question on this. Deathbringer activates and casts through the veil on himself and a unit of dreaguth. The unit is moved 3D10". The unit can then activate and move if they wish to (this is presuming they are lively). H...
by HughB
Thu May 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: quesition about jute spell - through the veil
Replies: 9
Views: 668

quesition about jute spell - through the veil

If a dreaguth deathbringer is part of a unit of dreaguth, can he activate and cast through the veil on the unit to move both the unit and himself 3D10". If this move puts them in contact with an enemy unit, the unit can act as if it has ambushed the enemy unit. Questions are as follows: Can the...
by HughB
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Ambushed by terrifying units
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Ambushed by terrifying units

Rules Hugh. Read the rules. Thanks Rob.
by HughB
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Ambushed by terrifying units
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Ambushed by terrifying units

In the situation where a unit is ambushed by a terrifying unit, which rule takes precedent - is a unit obliged to perform an involuntary hold or are they obliged to flee from a terrifying unit if they fail a valour check?
by HughB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the forester ability
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Question about the forester ability

Yeah you're right Icchan. Was fairly certain that was how it was but just wanted to nail it down in my head. Thanks for confirming Rob.
by HughB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the forester ability
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Question about the forester ability

The ability refers to foresters being able to treat woods as open terrain for the purposes of movement. So foresters can charge through woods. Presumably this doesn't alter the fact that they can't see something thats got more than 6" of woods between the forester and itself? What I'm getting a...
by HughB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern

So the wording for the deathbringer's dead lantern is as follows: Light of the Darkness: while the Drēaguth Deathbringer bears the Deadlantern, the current SKILL and MIGHT of any Undead unit within the Drēaguth Deathbringer's command range is increased by +10. This increase is not cumulative with ot...
by HughB
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Gaze and Skill Tests
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Gaze and Skill Tests

They gazed lovingly into its souless eyes and found nothing in return was given. I almost wept at the poetry Attempting to steer myself back on to topic, gazing is a stone cold reason to get some line of sight blocking terrain on the table. I had it in my head that gazing was short ranged but I thi...
by HughB
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Darklands Events
Topic: Skirmish at Coffa Tree 4 - 28/07/2019
Replies: 162
Views: 7384

Re: Skirmish at Coffa Tree 4 - 28/07/2019

As an Englishman who grew up in Dumfries & Galloway, one of the funniest moments in my life was seeing a Glaswegian describe some of my Scottish mates as southerners. Almost died laughing. They were slightly less amused. Also can you my name down to attend for your fine event please Mr Chester. ...
by HughB
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Noble commander attached to a unit under hold orders
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Noble commander attached to a unit under hold orders

So Noble commanders are allowed to be under move orders as well as whatever other order they are given. Could this mean that if you attach a noble commander to a unit of bowmen they could move one turn and volley shot the next turn without needing to change their orders in between times? So they cou...
by HughB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 113
Views: 6348

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Cheers Rob. I wanted a truly ysian take on unicorns and centaurs. Its my first attempt at proper sculpting and it shows but it was fun and I'm fairly happy with the paint job. Happy to be getting back into the way of painting again too.
by HughB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 113
Views: 6348

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Next year? Yeah maybe ;)

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