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PostSubject: Death Squads... update!   Tue 10 Mar 2009 - 23:30

Hey guys... a quick update on our work on Death Squads.

We released (internally) version
0.2.0 of our Rulebook last Sunday night... we put lots of hours on this one. DaBank has been polishing tiny details and I have been writing errors... hehehehehe... The change log is a mile long.

* One of our locals is a Master when it comes to 'break' stuff, so we have been busy patching things.
* Many rules have been tested in several variations to the point of stress... most have passed their tests, and those which did not were adjusted and clarified.
* The manual has become much more streamlined and easy to read (thanks to changes in some sections orders and Elizars painstaking attention to proper English!)
* Weapons, armor and wargear have been ALMOST completely balanced!
* Skills have been streamlined.
* Overall costs have been adjusted.
* The Imperial Guard and Orks are completed! Now we are just stress-testing them.
* The Imperial Renegades are 85% done... we are missing some particular items and skills.
* Mutations, Psykers & Psychology sections revised and fine tunned. While pretty balanced, we are still stressing them.
* We are stress testing the 'Big Units'... Ogryns and Trash-Kanz... fun! We made minor tweaking, but they seem will pass the overall tests.

Everyone has been at the new manual like starving piranhas to a swimming cow. YUM! Collectively we have found some errors and improvements within days. I will have to release v0.2.1 this weekend! HA! So far, we are pretty much in target towards our FAQ-free game (clear rules... a new concept for any GW game!)

One of the new guys brought some conceptual designs for the Eldar... WOW! Shocked It
is pure gold! We will release an internal preliminary test... but they
look awesome! Very fluff oriented and have good and balanced variation.
I can't wait to try to break 'em! Hehehehe

Once we finish the Imperial Renegades, we are going to work on the new Squads (Craftworld Eldars and Space Marine Scouts). We are negotiating with a guy who makes 3D terrain tiles templates for his Space Hulk games! Hopefully he will join us, so we will be able to provide free 2D and 3D tiles. Also, we were lucky enough to spring the curiosity of a programmer, who is making a Squad Generator (think of it as a free custom Army Builder) for our game! Our goal is to offer a complete game... just add models and water!

I can't wait for the game to be more complete, to make the initial public release. In the meanwhile, we will keep working hard. If you have a stable group and would like to play-test (seriously)... PM DaBank.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 11 Mar 2009 - 0:12

Sounds good!

So, when can I get my copy of an updated rulebook to proofread? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 11 Mar 2009 - 2:45

WELL DONE! It nice to see all your efforts coming to fruitation. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 11 Mar 2009 - 3:53

give the rulebook i'm dying to have a proper read through it. And i'm going to have to show you the progress onthe Death squads terrain i'm working on for the game.

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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 11 Mar 2009 - 7:00

DeafNala: Thanks! Can wait to see your terrain... if its 10% as 'crappy' as you models we will be drooling over here! Razz

Eliazar: I will email you the proof-read copy to Gmail. Embarassed I'm ready for your lesson in humility! HA!

Duce: You can get TLRB v0.2.0 PDF on the Group's site (File section).
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 11 Mar 2009 - 7:18

lol! Well, to be honest much as that pains moi Suspect , the opinion of my various patrons is that my Terrain is MUCH BETTER than my minis. SO... I'll see what I can do to have a constant pitter-patter background to your games. Deaf Nala Smiley
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 11 Mar 2009 - 15:28

I believe this will be the most complete sci fi game in one package and it is FREE!!!

MOrdheimer has done a fantastic job of keeping the LRB moving foward and putting up with me.

He has created 160 pages of pure gold.

We are hoping to try out the vehicle rules next week and if the interested party can help with the Space Hulk tiles then we are almost there.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Fri 13 Mar 2009 - 18:05

I should have the Eldar fluff written up (at least on paper) soon, been a tad inundated with uni recently, so just holla at me when you want it sent over (sorry for the lack of comms on my part). If there's anything else you want me to start researching just say - 'I live to serve'!! (Damn that servitor drove me crazy on DoW 1...)
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sat 14 Mar 2009 - 12:50

BlackJack...We will get you the Eldar info, sorry about that. The person who is working on it is having a tough time getting on our private group. I might have to email it to you if we can't get it figured out.

It is a very nice start, I will wait though to send you as we made some changes since last tuesday and I would want you to have a more up to date copy.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sat 14 Mar 2009 - 12:52

I forgot to note, Edwin and Crazy Eliziar have updated a lot more and a new version should be coming out by next week.

I am fully focused on the vehicles rules, I thought i had them figured out but I lost all my data.

I started over and I found a few things that needed reworded. Hopefully, in a week or two and can play test and have them finalized for the book.


Edwin....any word on the space hulk guy?
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 18 Mar 2009 - 2:52

You mean for the tiles? Nope... none yet. It took me 2 months to reply to his email (he send me a note on a not-too-visited email account)

Neither on my 'special' interest play-testers group. Crying or Very sad We wait....
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 9:28

Another great gaming session last Tuesday. I apologize for not getting photos as it was the best selection of terrain and arrangement to date.

Before we gamed we had a brain storming session and after the first game we discussed more options.

To top it off we had each of the four players pick a "Large" model and 4 recruits to have a good versus evil type them.

It was the Eldar and IG working together to rid the place of Orks and Renegades. Well, the IG got wiped clean from not setting up more strategically and faulty shooting.

The Eldar and Orks battled it out and the Orks prevailed.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 10:18

HOORAY FOR Da ORKS! GREEN IS GOOD!
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sat 21 Mar 2009 - 15:30

LOL, yea they had their day.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sun 22 Mar 2009 - 12:41

One of my bunny Ork Boy tried to jump (read ASSAULT) an Eldar in another building. When I called the move, everyone stopped... looked at the buildings, looked at me and said 'You know that the distance is OBVIOUSLY too far?' My response? 'I know... but the Boy sure does not. KAWABUNGA!' Of course, he was 1" short... landed in his head AND survived!

The Eldars decided to prove the shooting into Close Combat, and the Orks all agree that Eldars make great allies! They took the Wraightguard (big guy) and 2 Guardians.

The Ork Trash-Kan proved to be as fun as any Orkish invention... it went crazy twice!

Next time, the Orks will leave the Eldar alone, and go to attack the Renegades (the allies!) Mutants sqush funny! WAAAGH!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 9:26

I'd like to request a copy of the rulebook to. Very Happy This sounds like just what I'm looking for! I tried to download a copy of World in Arms, but cannot find a good downloadable copy anywhere. No
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Wed 25 Mar 2009 - 18:54

DBMillls...Hello


Do you have a regular gaming group and who are interested in a smaller version of 40K?

PM me

Check out the other threads in this section and you can see some pics of our games.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sun 12 Jul 2009 - 8:18

dbmills1 wrote:
I'd like to request a copy of the rulebook to. Very Happy This sounds like just what I'm looking for! I tried to download a copy of World in Arms, but cannot find a good downloadable copy anywhere. No
I have the same thing:
While I was browsing the internet I came across the World in Arms pdf,
Since I'm a big Mordheim fan I thought it'd be cool to try this 40K
variant of it. While I was looking for the rules I realized that this project is probably not supported by the creators anymore (since their site is down). The I cam across you site/forum and I read about Death Squad. I must say that it sounds very interesting and I'm very eager to look at those rules! Are you guys going to distribute these or will it be a private project forever?
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PostSubject: Re: Death Squads... update!   Sun 12 Jul 2009 - 11:35

Gatlag

Yes, I noticed WIA site is down also. Too bad.

WIA took a literal 40K stats and pulled them into WIA. Our is more similiar to the Mordheim approach, meaning MOrdheim produced Warbands based on Warhammer Fantasy armies that people a chance to get a sample of a small fantasy regiment type game.

Death Squad is what Mordheim is to Warhammer Fantasy but our is in the 40K world. We have four squads pretty much done: Imperial Guard, Orks, Eldar and Imperial Renegades. We are currently working on Tau, Space Marine Scouts, Dark Eldar and a Kroot Squad. We will bring Nids and Necrons in later.

YOu will see that WIA pulled straight 40K stats and army types over with no real room for growth. Ours is where GorkaMOrka and Necromunda left off and will cover the whole 40K world.

PM me and we can talk more.
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