Hi, I'm planing on building a new warband for the Nemesis Crown setting (which is great btw). Yet I can't decide on which warband to take. Maybe you can help me process this topic to the Gallery
Help to find the right choice is greatly welcome (do you say so, sounds weird to me, a foreign speaker).
In my last campaign I played Norse and quite liked the glass canon style of this warband. I got a lot of high strength guys an some affordable rabble to stop the enemy and then charge in. Before I played Marienburger with a lot of black powder weapons and a coordinated advance style (group one shoots, group two advances, than change) this style of play suited me even more but was very prone to failure if you rolled bad for two rounds (but it helped, that in my gaming group black powder is S5
so still could be successful in the third round). Ages ago I played Reiklšnder but didn't like the style where you divide into a shooting gang and a close combat gang (or worse only guards for the missile men).
I boiled the interesting warbands down to 4. Setting will be the great forest of the empire.
Black Orcs. Orcs, strong Orcs, whats not to like. I got some great Confrontation Behemoth Orcs Models for them I have been looking to paint into for ages. On paper they seem a bit strong, like a warband only consisting of cherry picked brutal death machines. I don't mind wining but if you go into a game knowing the result makes things a bit dull. And wining an unfair fight makes me even feel uncomfortable.
Bretons. I love look of those 13th cent. knights and got some great miniatures from wargames foundry/old citadel for them. But they seem a bit weak. So same as above but a chance now and then would be nice (if there are descent ideas how to make this gang work it will definitely be Bretons. Just painting them all black and saying, tis but a scratch, is no option as i got great white undercoat
Horned Hunters. I like barbarians and have quite some germanic and celtic warriors I could use to make a descent looking warband. But I guess I would tend to put my glory seeking drunks on a silver plate by sloppy placing. This warband also seems to have some very nasty surprises (traps, additional dogs) so some players may think they are unbalanced if played properly.
Imperial Outriders. These guys are great mounted scouts hunting down bandits and rabble in the great forest of the empire makes for great storys. Perrys just released a great box of light mounted riders for the late 15th cent. Perfect one would think. But I then again I tend to make mistakes and commit to a charge too early. And the designers note says if you do so, maybe Outriders aren't your thing.
Thank you very much for your suggestions.