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by HughB
Fri May 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Has anyone had any experience using characters as lone assassins?
Replies: 5
Views: 5743

Re: Has anyone had any experience using characters as lone assassins?

Agree with pretty much everything in both of the above posts. That wizard in the archer bunker best find himself some trees to hide in though otherwise flyers are going to dive and slash his face off. Then laugh while they soar off and the archers are still playing cards and 'who does the best Willi...
by HughB
Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Has anyone had any experience using characters as lone assassins?
Replies: 5
Views: 5743

Re: Has anyone had any experience using characters as lone assassins?

Yeah fair point about the play style of what you face. A similar thing could be said of some ysian builds. If a lot of the stuff you're facing is big smash mouth frenzied units then attacking the chain of command wont have a huge effect - it would mean you've got more chance of going first though ea...
by HughB
Tue May 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Has anyone had any experience using characters as lone assassins?
Replies: 5
Views: 5743

Has anyone had any experience using characters as lone assassins?

So a host doesn't necessarily rely on its chain of command but if you take away an armies generals and commanders then the remaining host starts to become a lot less effective. To this end, I was wondering whether anyone has had any success with actively hunting the chain of command and how they go ...
by HughB
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Engage and... And...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Engage and... And...?

Thanks to Jon and Rob both. Been playing nothing but quick start rules games for the last few months so I'm a bit rusty on the full rules and really looking forward to getting a full game in in the near future.
by HughB
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Ah right sorry. Yes you can find that in a PDF but the current full rule book isn't available as a PDF and I'm not sure that there are any plans to release it as a PDF rather than a hard copy.
by HughB
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

So I've asked around on advice about PDFs and you could find text in the PDF but to create an index in that way would be just as long winded a way of doing things. Is that the question you were asking or did I misunderstand that?
by HughB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Engage and... And...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Engage and... And...?

Thanks for the confirmation Rob.

Third question in regard to this if I may. In the engage.. and process, could you engage and spray with a spray weapon that can be switched with a bite attack in combat, spray before engaging and then use the bite attack during your combat attacks?
by HughB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Its not a bad idea to be fair. I’ll ask and see
by HughB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Interesting. Me neither. I'll need to message Rob and ask about that in that case. While I wait for that, would you be up for indexing 30 or so pages in the way I describe?
by HughB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Engage and... And...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Engage and... And...?

Ok so two parts to this question and I'll get my excuses out of the way first. Part 1 - Can a unit engage and shriek and gaze? I'm pretty sure its a case of either or (engage and shriek or engage and gaze) not both because 6.11.1.1 states 'Engaging units may perform one (my emphasis) of the embedded...
by HughB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Ok so thank you to the three new volunteers for volunteering :-) Further to the update that Demyse/Paul has put on, we've created an Excel spreadsheet that we're putting each rules entry into. This will eventually produce a contents of the whole book that can be filtered/sorted to find what you want...
by HughB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Darklands Players and Community
Topic: Reference Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 8586

Re: Reference Cards

Thanks for putting these together, they're very handy
by HughB
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Monstrous vs Infantry vs Mixed
Replies: 7
Views: 6384

Re: Monstrous vs Infantry vs Mixed

Are you including anything that's not 30mm base size in the monstrous infantry bracket or just 60mm and above? Or in fact are you going strictly monstrous and saying it has to be on 80/100mm or above? I've got a 1499 Norse list with no humans in that might be handy. If you're asking does a list of m...
by HughB
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Trample Action
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Trample Action

Yeah sorry - my fault that one. Should’ve pointed you to the errata a bit sooner.
by HughB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Brythoniaid
Topic: 1.5k List Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 9520

Re: 1.5k List Thoughts

Turns out I've not been giving the Abad nearly enough credit. Whoops. Yeah I've played with and against tarvax and against low skill infantry, my experience is they wreck face and influence people. I suppose the great thing about rhyfelwr though is that they're such a tool box unit. They've got swor...
by HughB
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Brythoniaid
Topic: 1.5k List Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 9520

Re: 1.5k List Thoughts

Ah of course. Knew there'd be a reason why you'd pick an Abad over an Uchelwr. Never really used them myself so its been a while since I looked closely at the Abads rules. I take it back in that case. The increase in skill is nice and will make them slightly more difficult to hit and thus damage but...
by HughB
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Brythoniaid
Topic: 1.5k List Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 9520

Re: 1.5k List Thoughts

Yeah fair point on the teryn and authority. Thought that might be what it was for. I also missed the fact that you've got a wocor in there (thought it was a cocwocor perhaps). Have you used one before and whats your experience been? They do look like a lot of fun. I'm a bit dubious about using a uni...
by HughB
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Brythoniaid
Topic: 1.5k List Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 9520

Re: 1.5k List Thoughts

Are you set on having a Teyrn rather than an Uchelwr? Would free up a few points is all (I don't have the muster in front of me so I can't remember whether the Abad wouldn't fit under an Uchelwr or not). Also I'd agree with Crazyguy, I don't think there's a huge amount of utility in giving the gener...
by HughB
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Event Interest Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 5842

Re: Event Interest Gauge

I'd very much like to attend but I don't think I can make that weekend.
by HughB
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Brythoniaid
Topic: Any experience using dynwocor?
Replies: 6
Views: 6289

Re: Any experience using dynwocor?

Thanks for the feedback Jon. Thats kind of what I expected. Have you experimented with accompanying them with a prifdynwocor? Its an extra expense admittedly but cos nobles can be under move and attack orders at the same time, you coud march the unit into the flank/rear of whatever you're attacking ...
by HughB
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Johan paints some stuff
Replies: 13
Views: 8084

Re: Johan paints some stuff

You painted that in an afternoon?!? Nice work mate! Really like your bases as well.
by HughB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Incorrect rule numbering?
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Incorrect rule numbering?

Page 103. The cover section is described as 3.7.4 but I think it should be 3.7.5 as the previous section beginning on page 99 on line of sight is numbered 3.7.4 already. The issue then continues through page 103 onto page 104 with claiming cover, lower cover and ignores cover being described as 3.7....
by HughB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Nicely painted Byzantii Antoine. Like the basing too.
by HughB
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Compel and Influence - An Unofficial Darklands and Mierce Miniatures podcast
Replies: 63
Views: 29079

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

Very nice gesith Antoine. Good work mate. Yeah I've just checked, and you're right. I missed the obligatory purchase of the daggers and so I was several points over. I'd also managed to cheat on the challenge by forgetting to actually base the 999 list on a proper starter host so its safe to say tha...
by HughB
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Thanks Alex. I think the blood effect on the horn ended up a bit orange but I am pretty pleased with that on the hands yeah. I'll know for next time I suppose.
by HughB
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

OK lets see if this works: https://imgur.com/a/TgJMn Ok that seems to have worked though if there is anything glaringly derpy that I've done wrong then if the less technophobic amongst the group could point it out to me I'd be most appreciative. That's my first ten points of the year up and done. Ne...
by HughB
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Really nice. The ax drunes are a good coherent unit and the characters look good too. Have a good time painting the brutes.
by HughB
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Thank you very much Byzantii V. Very much appreciated mate.
by HughB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Thank you please. 4 down, 16 to find.

Two more found - 14 left.
by HughB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Nice one Alex. Thank you very much mate. Just another seventeen willing volunteers and we'll have the makings of a functional index. Come on you wonderful lurkers, you know you want to sign up! ;)
by HughB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

That's a solid five points there. Nice work mate and good basing too. How were they to paint? I'm painting druc at the moment but I've got ten of these to come in the not too distant future.
by HughB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Pictures or it didn't happen ;-)
by HughB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Re: Your darklands index needs you!

Thanks very much for being first to volunteer Andrew, very much appreciated mate. If we can get twenty people interested, we'll try for that as a minimum cos otherwise its rather too onerous a task. I'll keep an eye out for further volunteers on here and see how we go.
by HughB
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Your darklands index needs you!
Replies: 32
Views: 12578

Your darklands index needs you!

So after mentioning it in the kickstarter thread, I thought starting a thread about it on here might be a better forum to ask the question. Currently the index for the rulebook is a somewhat distant cousin (or ginger stepchild, whichever) of the truth. Updating the whole index would be rather a big ...
by HughB
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Norse
Topic: 1499 Norse List
Replies: 1
Views: 5060

1499 Norse List

Spit balling ideas for a norse force I've come up with the following. The idea behind this is that the grimtroll and unit of normal trolls form a battle line with the two troll nobles. The leiptrolls and troll gothi form a second line of lightning dealers that either use their lightning defensively ...
by HughB
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

So try to make sure that he passes his fortitude test (twice cos of fearful) and gets properly smeared across the front of whatever hits him cos that would force break the bind and the rest of the unit doesn't have anything to worry about. Try not to let him flee because then the rest of the bound u...
by HughB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Ysians
Topic: 1499 Ysian list
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: 1499 Ysian list

I very much like them but I'm going to need a few more games to get my head around how best to use them (and to stop inadvertently cheating with rules derps). I'm really loving the sightless strikes and sightless shots that they and the ysians generally have though. Beset? Nope! Eat my spray. Where ...
by HughB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

My bad. I'm not as familiar with the rules for compulsory and involuntary unbinding (and unbinding generally) as I could/should be. So basically from what I've read in the unbinding section, if a nithing is killed then the rest of the bind unit definitely doesn't mind and if a nithing isn't killed b...
by HughB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Ysians
Topic: 1499 Ysian list
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: 1499 Ysian list

I completely missed the second part of mutate at the first glance. Oh hells yeah! I've really not used magic much at all before but I may need to reconsider that. Yeah I can't say I remember reading it specifically under the frenzy or spray rules but I just assumed that brutes and brute corruptors p...
by HughB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

Usually I'd be sorry that I'm flogging a dead horse but in this context, I think its appropriate. Question: What are the consequences to the greater bound unit if/when a nithing gets charged by an opponent model and, inevitably, smeared across several yards of darklands terrain? If a nithing bound t...
by HughB
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Ysians
Topic: 1499 Ysian list
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: 1499 Ysian list

Oh, while I'm here, can I check that I'm doing this right. Cos they're frenzied, am I right in thinking that if corruptors can hit an enemy unit with their spray weapon, they're obliged to. Even if it means hitting brutes from their own unit in doing so?
by HughB
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ysians
Topic: 1499 Ysian list
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: 1499 Ysian list

Hmm. Interesting point. Are you thinking the generic invocations on the ysian list or the 'heighten' and 'fury' invocations of the harvest drune? The only problem I have with the harvest drunes invocations are that they appear to take a fair chunk of damage out of the marked unit after they've had t...
by HughB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Ysians
Topic: 1499 Ysian list
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

1499 Ysian list

So with many a rules error and quite a lot of (inadvertent o.O) cheating on my part, our games have moved from 999 to 1499 gold totals. I've also moved my allegiance from Wales to Cornwall and swapped the noble draconic fire for the brutish filth and froth. I'm still not entirely certain of the best...
by HughB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Hey Antoine. Yeah the pictures are coming up sharp and clear. Very nice paint job mate. Good work! Also kudos for being the first to get models done and on the thread. With regards the mounted models, we had a chat about it last night and yes by all means feel free to total the unit strength for a m...
by HughB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

Sweet. Thanks for the reply. That raises the question of what fleshdrune in their right mind would try and stitch a piece of atalantes construct onto a piece of dragon/jotunn/etc etc. Answer; absolutely every fleshdrune. It might even work. Modelling opportunities for red hot lava type stuff drippin...
by HughB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

Sorry I wasn't very clear with that question. Does an undead/construct/infernii leave a dead warrior token behind when it is killed/banished/rendered more undead(dead undead)/no longer functional?
by HughB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

So when you say that amount of strength becomes flesh, does this mean you get 1D10/3D10 flesh per point of strength?

Can the nithings scavenge from undead/constructs or does it need to be (freshly dead) living flesh?
by HughB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

How to proceed? Pretty much as you've mentioned. If each person keeps a personal tally of their model scores painted so far. If everyone is happy with the tally being on the first page, we can update the first post with a running total of who has painted what/how many points they are towards their h...
by HughB
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Ninja'd. The mierce unit strength scale nets you a few more points for painting 80mm and above stuff than the scale you suggest Sven so feel free to stick to that one if you reckon you're going to be painting a lot of big monsters but ten 100mm models in a year is still quite a few so we thought the...
by HughB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Fleshdrunes, Nithings, Scavenging and Fleshcarts

So what happens to a dead warrior token when a nithing scavenges from it? Is the dead warrior token removed? Is the unit strength of the dead warrior reduced by one? So a dead warrior token from a warrior of unit strength 4 would be reduced to 3 (so does one unit of flesh equate to one unit strength...

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