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by Icchan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Hoplon vs. aspis
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Hoplon vs. aspis

Having read more into it, some seem to say that they never even called them hoplon as this is modern greek not ancient!

You learn something every day.
by Icchan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Hoplon vs. aspis
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Hoplon vs. aspis

I noticed the hoplites' shield is called aspis in the musters, but shouldn't this be hoplon? I mean, the reason they are called hoplites in the first place is because they use hoplons.

Apologies to all ancient greeks for butchering the plural forms of hoplon.
by Icchan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Shieldwall modifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Shieldwall modifiers

Is the reverse also true? For example if a game effect ignores the parry modifiers, does that ignore the Armour bonus from that parry equipment as well?
by Icchan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Shieldwall modifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Shieldwall modifiers

On page 304, chapter 6.62.3.1 it says that Shieldwall parry modifiers are applied to Attack, Shoot and Invoke Action. However, only Attack Action parry modifier table mentions the Shieldwall modifiers. Are Shieldwall modifiers really applied to Shoot and Invoke actions (I assume against Sight invoca...
by Icchan
Tue May 28, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: A few questions about Jutes - clarifying to prevent me cheating
Replies: 20
Views: 300

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

If you indirect engage an Unseen unit, wouldn't that stop the activation immediately for the engager and make them confused? From the errata on this forum: Page 98: 3.7.2.1.5 UNSEEN Some effects (particularly from invocations) cause warriors to become unseen. Line of sight cannot be drawn to unseen ...
by Icchan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Invoking on the invoker
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Invoking on the invoker

Invoking rule state that if the target for the invocation is the invoker, you're supposed to count the invokers Temper as 0, but as it is written, it's easy to understand this means it's Temper 0 vs 0 so a target of 5 still. I'm guessing it's supposed to mean that the Temper is 0 only for Target. Al...
by Icchan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Invoking against itself with a sight invocation
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Invoking against itself with a sight invocation

Sight invocations cannot target friendly units, except muster rules override rulebook rules and Norse lightning invocations can target friendly units. Can a Norse invoker target itself with a lightning invocation? How would that even work, temper vs. skill?
by Icchan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Attack Action
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Attack Action

Ok so how is it different then when let's say a noble joined to the unit strikes first and as a result some warriors become unengaged they get to make a new Attack Move (unless I've misunderstood this part)? I hope I'm making sense, but there's an example of this in the rulebook as well, 6.20.6.4.1 ...
by Icchan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Attack Action
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Attack Action

That is excellent news.
One more thing: when a unit of warriors that only has one combat weapon attacks but some of it's warriors are unengaged at the time of the first attack, does that count as those warriors not having attacked yet?
by Icchan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Attack Action
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Attack Action

After reading the Attack action rules for a hundredth time, I'm none the wiser so with my hat in my hand I turn to wise in search of clarity. Let's say I have a big unit of twenty Holumenn do an indirect engagement to an enemy unit of twenty Wihtgars. After completing my move, let's say fifteen of m...
by Icchan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Reacting to Attack Reactions..
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Reacting to Attack Reactions..

As a result of this thread I've been rereading the Attack action pages over and over again and I'm even more baffled than before. I though I had a grasp on how attacking works but it turns out I really don't. I'll start a separate thread so this won't get cluttered...
by Icchan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern

Being difficultly seen doesn't matter in melee combat, it's only a modifier for Shoot or Sighted Invokes.
by Icchan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern

I've yet to come up with an effective counter strategy against them (bar using Atalantes). So far I've tried: - Shooting them with lightning spells with Troll Gothi. Sometimes works, but because they're difficultly seen thanks to Licwaca's lamp, it's mostly down to luck to even hit them. Not very co...
by Icchan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Question about the Jute Deathbringers Dead Lantern

Having been on the receiving end of 30 something shots with Skill 50 Might 50 volley shooting Wihtbogas, I can definitely say they feel a bit cheesy.
by Icchan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the forester ability
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Question about the forester ability

"The ability refers to foresters being able to treat woods as open terrain for the purposes of movement."
I think you answered that one yourself.
by Icchan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Reacting to Attack Reactions..
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Reacting to Attack Reactions..

Wait, you can Attack as a reaction to an Attack reaction?
by Icchan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Gaze and Skill Tests
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Gaze and Skill Tests

Allright, but what's the weakness of Gasts? With Gast Cyning they have extremely high Skill and Might, they're almost impossible to hit with ranged weapons and they pretty much devastate anything they gaze at.
by Icchan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Gaze and Skill Tests
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Gaze and Skill Tests

Low skills are pretty common for monsters though, so the issue still remains. I have also witnessed the absurd power of the Gast Cyning's and it's Gast's gaze power. So much more powerful than their melee attacks, that they don't really want to get into melee.
by Icchan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Walk under Attack order
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Walk under Attack order

Cheers, that's what I wanted to hear. Excellent.
by Icchan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Walk under Attack order
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Walk under Attack order

So if there's nothing in their way, they can't side shuffle and end up only 1mm closer to the enemy?
by Icchan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Walk under Attack order
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Walk under Attack order

I'm confused, wouldn't they need to move in the direction they're facing?
by Icchan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Walk under Attack order
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Walk under Attack order

In 6.2.2.2 under Walk Action it says that Walkers under Attack orders can only Change Direction to face an enemy unit, does this effectively turn the Walk move into a Direct move? If it is a direct move and there's an impassable obstacle (terrain, bigger friendly warrior, etc.) that they can't walk ...
by Icchan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Byzantii in the Middle East
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Part of Islam's quick success in the byzantines was probably due to Byzantine being exhausted from a previous war (in our world). It's possible that with the alliance with the Infernii, they wouldn't have been so weak and would have been able to squash the islamic uprising or at least severely slow ...
by Icchan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Atalantes Burning Gaze invocation
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Atalantes Burning Gaze invocation

How is this spell supposed to work exactly? It's a sight invocation that can only target friendly automatons. It also has maximum range and lethal range. Do we apply all standard modifiers when I target an automaton unit?
by Icchan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Atalantes balancing
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Atalantes balancing

Concerning the Toxokolossos; at first glance they seemed great, walking ballistas, but the truth settled in quite quickly after a few test games with them. Main issues with them is the very low skill, extremely low number of dice, pitiful might, prohibitive cost and rare ubiquity. I couldn't think o...
by Icchan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Distributing shot (or invoke dice) to concealed warriors.
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Distributing shot (or invoke dice) to concealed warriors.

A mix of gigantic and not-gigantic makes sense to me with a Joined unit, but not with a Bound unit when the gap between could be quite large. In some instances you can even fit a whole other unit between the bound units and they're not affected by the gigantic unit in any way! I will conced the ride...
by Icchan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Distributing shot (or invoke dice) to concealed warriors.
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Distributing shot (or invoke dice) to concealed warriors.

Couldn't find this in the shoot action shot distribution rules, but are shot dice distributed to warriors that were unseen/concealed by terrain from the shooting unit? Technically their evade rolls would become difficult if they can't see the attacker. This also has the weird interaction when a boun...
by Icchan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Hoplites or Oplites
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Hoplites or Oplites

As a non-English speaker it never occured to me that it could be pronounced "-lights". Thanks for the info though.
by Icchan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Hoplites or Oplites
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Hoplites or Oplites

Is there a reason hoplites in Darklands are written as Oplites? Ancient greeks wrote it as oplites, but there's a diacritic on the first O meaning it's pronounced with a heavy breathing sound, like the sound of the letter h, which is why it's often translated to hoplite and oplite. But what's the re...
by Icchan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Send a raven!
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Send a raven!

Can I use Hrafns as pressed messengers? I just want to be able to say it: "Send a raven" :D
by Icchan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Flyers and how to stop them.
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Flyers and how to stop them.

Allright, back from another, went a bit differently this time, heheh… From what I gathered from gleaning the rules, since flyers essentially have line of sight to everything on the ground and vice versa, landing a circler behind the back of an enemy unit wouldn't really work since they can almost al...
by Icchan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Flyers and how to stop them.
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Flyers and how to stop them.

Ah, okay so that's something that we've been playing wrong, but in our instance wouldn't have made a difference. The wihtbogas had already fired that turn and as a result were all facing their target, leaving their rear flank completely blind. Ok, so if dive is indirect engagement, do they still get...
by Icchan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Flyers and how to stop them.
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Flyers and how to stop them.

It's entirely possible we've been playing flyers (specifically soarers) completely wrong and this whole point is moot, in which case I'd be glad to find out if I'm wrong. So far in our games, a single soarer has almost completely dominated the outcome of the game, in our last game a gunnhrafn landed...
by Icchan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: UK
Topic: PLAYTESTER REQUIRED - MANSFIELD AREA
Replies: 11
Views: 934

Re: PLAYTESTER REQUIRED - MANSFIELD AREA

This almost made me want to move to England.
by Icchan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Finished Models Gallery
Topic: Icchan's collection of Norse
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: Icchan's collection of Norse

I painted a Felltroll!
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by Icchan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: Berserkir Wargamers
Replies: 22
Views: 5760

Re: Berserkir Wargamers

Some day I will get to play a game that size… Some day...
by Icchan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command

In the case of the Jutes, I think the best option would be a low ranking commander RIDING a spider or a bat and so be a scout/flanker commander ;) I like the vassal scout commander idea, not sold on the 1-1-3-4 yet. How about limiting the vassal scout commanders so that their total combined authorit...
by Icchan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command

Jutes and the Spiders. They're Foresters, so can Scout (I think). Also their bats are scouts as well, but they don't have any scout commanders. Many can get Flanker ability if you buy them a horse though.
by Icchan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Re: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command

Sorry my first post wasn't very clear, but what I'm trying to get to, is if it's okay to give a commander of a unit Scout of Flank orders, if the commander doesn't have the Scout or Flank ability? What I'm trying to achieve is putting some flankers or scouts under the command of a different commande...
by Icchan
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

Units under Flank or Scout orders in other than Genera's Command

Can I give Flank or Scout orders to units in a command that's under Move order for example?
by Icchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Darklands: First Edition - Official Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 5762

Re: Darklands: First Edition - Official Errata

You can't ambush anyway if you emerge in the open. You can still ambush f.e. if you emerge from terrain,
by Icchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Chase movement requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Chase movement requirements

Yeah that's what I meant, just wasn't 100% sure that directly towards is the same as direct movement . I'm kind of a robot brain, I like it when game terms act like keywords. :) Shit, for some reason I just assumed they don't care about coherency (which made sense to me since they were broken and fl...
by Icchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Chase movement requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Chase movement requirements

I meant individual warriors with multiple, you got it. Thanks. Would probably help if all movements were somehow defined as direct movement (turn only at starting point) and indirect movement (turn at any point), whenever warriors are required to move. Another question if we played the fleeing unit ...
by Icchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Foresters emerging, but no valid forests.
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Foresters emerging, but no valid forests.

A unit tomb spiders wanted to emerge from a forest, but since I could see most of the forest area template, there was no space for all of the three spiders to emerge on any of the forests on the board, so can they then emerge in the open? Forester ability says they can only emerge from forests, but ...
by Icchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Chase movement requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Chase movement requirements

Not sure if we played this entirely correctly, but last night my unit of trolls lost combat to a unit of tomb spiders and failed their panic reaction and were forced to flee. As a result of the flee move, they were pretty scattered around the board (I rolled a 9 on the flee distance, but so did the ...
by Icchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Stacking parry modifiers
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Stacking parry modifiers

If a warrior is in a shieldwall, do they also get parry modifiers from having parry equipment, including the shield?

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