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PostSubject: Warhammer ECW   Mon 29 Jun 2009 - 16:56

I picked up the rule book a little while back and was wondering if anyone here had any experience with it?

Looks like a promising set of rules set in an interesting piece of history....
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Sat 4 Jul 2009 - 5:20

I'm afraid I haven't even seen the rules; however, the uniforms & the battles of the (English) Civil War ARE VERY appealing, especially now with the Ubercool War Lords plactic sets available.
Is it a skirmish game or a straight war game? geek


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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Sun 5 Jul 2009 - 3:59

It looks to be interchangeable, but in the same way as WHFB as in the skirmish side is an afterthought.

I'm trying for a 500 point army and got myself a book on the wars to help me figure out who, where and when. Leaning towards a Newcastle Army at Marston Moor. I'm plotting on getting a test game on the go with a friend of mines some time soon. I'll let you know how the game plays.
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Sun 5 Jul 2009 - 4:35

Jaquemart wrote:
I'm plotting on getting a test game on the go with a friend of mines some time soon. I'll let you know how the game plays.

COOL! I'd be interested in your reaction to the game. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Thu 9 Jul 2009 - 10:57

It's pretty good I think there are basically two elements to the game. The defensive pike and shot foot regiments and the offensive cavalry. Anything else seems to be just toys. Very similar to WHFB in terms of the turns and movement of units etc.

Some fantastic rules though concerning the abilities of the regiment it can be:

Raw: cheap points cost but easily broken and quite cowardly
Steady: Basic performance and average cost
Veteran: Expensive but stubborn and better stats line
Elite: better stats line and very tough, cost a small fortune

EG. 12 pts for an elite Pikeman, 3 pts for a raw one!
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All in all it plays out smoothly and has some cool options, not to mention the fact that there are no big heros going out and winning the fight single handed (I hate that). I'm ordered up some models from two places Redoubt miniatures and Bicorne, both of which look about 25mm to 28mm.

I'll let you guys see when I manage to base some of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Fri 10 Jul 2009 - 3:45

I hope your Redoubt minis are better than the Renaissance & Three Musketeer ones I had. They were ABSOLUTELY horrid, little pinheads. They were, however, 28mm pinheads. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Fri 10 Jul 2009 - 11:50

Yeah it seems like having the doors thrust open for producers means there is a huge variation in quality and compatibility. These two seem to go together very nicely, Redoubt seem to do the nice basic poses at good prices and Bicorne have some lovely little poses and special items. A unit with a mix of the two should be good fun.

I'll try and work my camera when I've done the first pike block.
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Sat 11 Jul 2009 - 19:43

Redoubt had a few miniatures I liked alot as well. Let us see some pics when you get em.
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PostSubject: Re: Warhammer ECW   Wed 26 Aug 2009 - 17:23

I've put this one on the back burner till I can get myself some plasticard to make into bases. I'll get round to taking some semi decent pictures of the test model soon though.
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