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What is your favourite warband from the BTB supplement?
Marauders of Chaos
32%
 32% [ 18 ]
Merchant Caravan
20%
 20% [ 11 ]
Restless Dead
14%
 14% [ 8 ]
Battle Monks of Cathay
20%
 20% [ 11 ]
Black Dwarfs
11%
 11% [ 6 ]
Maneaters
3%
 3% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 56
 

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PostSubject: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 7 Mar 2009 - 4:19

The Border Town Burning supplement has been out now for some time and you've all had a chance to go through the various rules and maybe even try some of them in your games. In this thread I would like you to vote for your favourite warband from the supplement. It doesn't matter whether you make your decision based on how you like the actual rules and feel of the warband or because you particularly like the race and background. Feel free to elaborate on your decision by making a post. I have enabled vote cancelling so you can change your vote later if you want to because of new experience you may have made.

Please note: This is not the right place to discuss these warbands and go over the decisions that were made during their development. If you want to ask any questions, please go to the general Border Town Burning thread.

I look forward to your thoughts!

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 7 Mar 2009 - 6:04

Marauders: Because you just never get enough chaos! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 7 Mar 2009 - 6:39

Monks. Because, Grasshopper. Karate
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 7 Mar 2009 - 10:04

Merchants, I like the idea to be able to do something more in a campaign than just fight, you can now trade (ooooooohhhhhh!!!!!!).
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 7 Mar 2009 - 20:35

Black Dwarves.

Nuff sed.
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sun 8 Mar 2009 - 12:27

Ive tried out Marauders, Battle Monks, Maneaters and Merchant Caravan so far and i like the Marauders of Chaos best, because they fit GWs chaos fluff perfectly.
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sun 8 Mar 2009 - 12:57

Merchants! Fantastic background and rules!
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 9:16

Thanks to all those of you who took the time to vote!

So far the results are about as I expected. Although I thought that the Marauders would get the most votes hands down and I didn't expect the merchants to be en par with them. But maybe that's due to the rather small number of votes... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 10:30

I haven't voted as I haven't actually played with any of the bands yet. I can't offer a valid opinion without any experience. I suppose I could comment on ant impressions I had.

I am building Marauders because I wanted to update my Norse warband with new models and Marauders seemed like a good excuse.

The Merchants don't excite me at all. I'm not saying they are bad, just nothing to grab my attention.

The Restless Dead seem interesting. They seem to have a very different feel that, along with the modelling opportunities, intrigues me.

The Battle Monks keep trying to tempt me mainly because I'm a fan of Chinese imagery. Trouble is that it seems like the popular choice amongst all those katana/samurai obsessed kids from various internet forums. That puts me off.

The Black Dwarfs would be an interesting modelling project. I'd be wary about them being as silly as the Dwarf Treasure Hunters with their near invincibility. T4 is tough enough, but add on all those extra special resilience rules...

Despite having an Ogre army for WFB, the Maneaters don't appeal to me. I haven't liked the warband during any of it's incarnations I read over on the Ogre Stronghold forum. It may just be a personal preference, but I don't see a group of ogres fighting over small amounts of loot, I see them fighting armies for far bigger quantities. The only ogres I think should explore ruins or small areas are Hunters with their entourage of Gnoblars (I will eventually finish writing the warband rules and make all the models).

So there you are. No vote from me but at least a reason why. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 10:41

Monks!

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 10:48

Admin Tom wrote:
Monks!
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I love them, and I will probably do a warband ! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 11:30

I voted Marauders. They're just so tough and brutal, I love them. Always loved playing hard-hitting warbands and since I first downloaded their rules way back, my poor Pit Fighters just sit there collecting dust.
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 11:30

Marauders, because I always wanted to have a warband of Chaos fighters, and not only demon-infested whatevers Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 21:36

I vote Marauders, mainly because the conversions I have seen using marauder torsos and Warrior of chaos legs really appeal to me (not that some of the amazingly sculpted chaos Dwarves i've seen are any less amazing!)

As far as the most innovative, id say the merchants add much more to the post-game (which as we all know is what skirmish games are about, my Necromunda group used to play multiple quick shoot outs in a row just for more post-game leveling up and item hunting)
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sun 5 Apr 2009 - 6:29

I would like to again say thanks to everybody who took the time to vote! Also thanks to those who gave some insight on how they made their choice. Also thanks to you, Cat, for giving a fairly detailed explanation despite not voting! It is really appreciated.

The results, while not perfectly representing my own preferences, clearly favour the Chaos Marauders, which is what I had expected. I think the Warriors of Chaos as a Warhammer army definately needed a Mordheim equivalent, that's why they are the flagship warband of the BTB supplement (and why I chose to have mine painted by grand master Tom). It's also good to see the other warbands get some love as well.

I will keep these result in mind for whereever they may be relevant.. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Thu 11 Mar 2010 - 6:20

Now and this thread may need a little bump... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Thu 11 Mar 2010 - 10:16

Two Words- "Zombie Bomb"
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Thu 11 Mar 2010 - 10:37

Rudeboy wrote:
Two Words- "Zombie Bomb"

Ha ha! I hate playing against them. Especially against warbands with little to no ranged weapons you will often see a lone single zombie apporaching - and the players go nuts. Is it the bomb? It's great to see the mind games that can be played with this. Good fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Thu 11 Mar 2010 - 11:51

battle monks because the fluff and the concept behind them is awsome... i love the conversions made by cianty for them as well
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Thu 11 Mar 2010 - 20:56

I voted Maneaters. They are fairly different to most everything else and I like that (similar to why I liked the Imperial Outriders from Nemesis Crown I guess).
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Fri 12 Mar 2010 - 1:21

I went for maurauders, even though I play merchants in our current campaign... I feel the maurauders fit the theme of the campaign best, which is what I greatly like (and also, I got bummed out by constantly getting harrassed by 3 bands of chaos while driving my cart...)

Perhaps if another merchant would join our caravan and I could race him to the wealth, I will switch my vote back to my own side! haha
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 13 Mar 2010 - 7:33

Regretfully, I haven't had a chance to play any of them or against any of them yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sat 13 Mar 2010 - 9:41

Marauders. They are pretty balanced in what I have played against them with! And fun too!

I wanted to like the restless dead, but when you see a lich go down to a goblin and the other skellies do the same, it's kinda depressing.

I really want to like undead (besideswith any mordheim warband I play, but I figure they are all just...not good.

Next in like is the Sartosa Ghost pirates (Styroheim!)
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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Mon 15 Mar 2010 - 15:47

Figgy wrote:
I wanted to like the restless dead, but when you see a lich go down to a goblin and the other skellies do the same, it's kinda depressing.

Funny. I have only ever seen the Liche go down once or twice. With all his wounds he usually stands in the middle of an enemy horde does some impressive spell-casting. I have really enjoyed playing against this warband.

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PostSubject: Re: Border Town Burning Warbands - Vote your Favourite!   Sun 21 Mar 2010 - 17:35

I think if the (basic) necromancy spell list was a little better, it would be a scary warband!
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