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  • Quote from Eldan: “Quote from Taki: “The most regal name is Alexander and all variants thereof, everyone sought to emulate his conquests, all the carls, Henry's, and William can just take a back seat ” Surely by that metric, the most regal name is Temujin. Possibly Victoria. ” It's tough to beat "I win" as a regal name. (Victoria. I mean... really history? This is the kind of too-pat naming that gets fantasy authors mocked.)

  • Quote from Reliquary: “Quote from WhammeWhamme: “Quote from Reliquary: “Yes, Cortez had an alliance with the numerous enemies the Aztecs had made but those numerous enemies didn't or couldn't destroy the Aztecs by themselves. Yes, Cortez was also rather lucky but that doesn't negate his numerous concrete advantages: gunpowder, crossbows, iron armor, iron swords and horses. Doesn't seem to unreasonable to speculate that a conquistador army larger than Cortez' but still much smaller than the Aztec…

  • Dude, "zero chance" and "obviously it's possible they could win" don't belong in the same claim. But okay. Your claim is that the Aztecs specifically were utterly incompetent. I'm not an expert on their history, you could be correct for all I know. Given the conversation wasn't about the Aztecs, that's pretty much irrelevant, so I guess we're done here.

  • Quote from Marcos24: “Haha I mean like zero chance ” So just to be clear, are you saying the Aztecs were one of the least formidable militaries in human history, or the Conquistadors would have crushed (with even numbers) 18th century armies? Because European militaries lost battles where they outnumbered their "technologically inferior" enemies (the early phases of colonisation were based very much in superior numbers and "divide and conquer"). Technological superiority wins wars on logistics, …

  • Quote from Reliquary: “Yes, Cortez had an alliance with the numerous enemies the Aztecs had made but those numerous enemies didn't or couldn't destroy the Aztecs by themselves. Yes, Cortez was also rather lucky but that doesn't negate his numerous concrete advantages: gunpowder, crossbows, iron armor, iron swords and horses. Doesn't seem to unreasonable to speculate that a conquistador army larger than Cortez' but still much smaller than the Aztec forces would have triumphed. Which gets back to …

  • See, I can see someone wanting to do that, but for my money, they'd get eaten by a hippo.

  • I think your take on Native Americans there fails to account for the mass deaths from assorted diseases that came with contact in South America. A mass migration in the wake of the Black Death would likely have devastated Europeans and pushed them out of a lot of territory as well. The typical Westerns take on "Indians" remembered how the era ended, not how it began.

  • ID General Chat

    WhammeWhamme - - Infernal Dwarves (ID)

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    Quote from Giladis: “Quote from Dim: “Quote from WhammeWhamme: “Quote from jimbo81: “what specific date is the next ID army book update? ” When it's done. Depends on how long things take. ” Guys, I love what you're doing, truly. Here is some honest feedback, in case you want some.This LAB process has taken way too long. Can you remember when it started? I feel like it was before pandemic but I am not even sure anymore. It sounds surprising that there's no hard deadline that start to be set. I kn…

  • Quote from Tyranno: “I am going to pull out my Gumshoes trench coat for this post, as I would like to both speculate and give some thoughts on what I think would be the right area to go in with these last two books, based on what the game already has. So to start of, let's look at what real-world faction each book is roughly based on. This might seem like it should have nothing to do with picking a faction, BUT it actually has a bit more going on under the hood. Armies across the world have foug…

  • Quote from Giladis: “Quote from WhammeWhamme: “The currently released supplements depict different cultures that are not really part of the main book ; Askland and Makhar include non-Dark-Gods-Worshipping members on a background level, cultists are not in fact daemons themselves and the Hobgoblins are subservient to the Infernal Dwarves, not actually members thereof. ” You are mixing in-world factions with in-game factions. There is a strong overlap between the two but it is not absolute. Also, …

  • Quote from Eldan: “I mean, there's four candidates more or less for Imperial supplements. Tsuandan, Volskaja, Khogi and Destria. Destria barely has any fluff. If the Empire gets two supplements like everyone else, it pretty much has to be at least one of them. Who else is there? ” Quote from Giladis: “I seriously doubt any of those would even contend for EoS Army Supplements. Army Supplements are here for the TT to explore parts of the T9A background they were unable to fully or properly cover i…

  • Quote from Eldan: “I mean, Volskaja and Tsuandan already have more background than some official factions (cough cough dwarves cough). At this rate, they are basically guaranteed to become supplements. ” While there are people (internally and just in the community) who want this to happen, "basically guaranteed" is overselling it.

  • Hobgoblin auxiliary book

    WhammeWhamme - - Hobgoblins

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    Quote from Doug_L: “Breath of the brass bull is almost mandatory if you're doing a tusker character. What's our ETA for the revised rules? I'm looking forward to it! I'm playing asklanders in a recent online tourney and it's not nearly as entertaining as the hob-gobbos... ” Supplements are below LABs in priority, so... I would not expect it out before the next iteration of ID themselves.

  • It's not that they can't do anything, it's that they have to worry about it right from the get-go, and these guys fly - blocking units need to be carefully positioned. You can't guarantee they make a mistake, but you can definitely turn up the pressure and see what happens.

  • Jokes aside, it is underway. Delays happen, sadly.

  • Hobgoblin auxiliary book

    WhammeWhamme - - Hobgoblins

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    Quote from Morrigan: “Pretty much all large cavalry characters have the same number of hit points as the character riding them (ogres, warriors, empire etc.) with only a few exceptions (like eagle kings for SE). As characters more often than not have 3 wounds, most large cavalry characters have 3 wounds. ” Pretty much this. Ogre Hunters have 4 HP, but that's because they're Ogres - they have 4 on foot too. In general, LAB and Supplement Teams need to stick to established precedent in the game. A…

  • LABS?

    WhammeWhamme - - General Discussion

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    Quote from SilencedMage: “I had assumed books were only updated together, and once a year. But it looks like LABS are a thing. Which updates the books individually, I think? How is this done, and is there a schedule for them? Thanks! ” LAB = Legendary Army Book. Technically this refers to the full art/background/rules army books, but the rules specifically are worked on (currently) with four to five concurrently in development. Currently WDG and DL have been finalized, while ID, DE, VS, KoE and …

  • Quote from Wesser: “Quote from xaby86: “Quote from Mojzesz: “Copters are also standard size with 40x40 base from the top of my head. ” Yes, standard and tall ” I always assumed they were Large due to the size (admittedly a Copter making Stomps might seem silly) In both cases I'm annoyed by the inconsistency, even if it hopefully doesnt come up often (maybe even because of that). I just know I'll hate having made some careful moves only to find out "they are only standard size, so you can't see t…

  • Sorry, clarification: Are you saying that you like "Knight of the Realm" because "Knights Aspirant" are there as less experienced knights? So "Feudal Knights" would be a fine name for the lowest rung of Knights?

  • The BGT *has not finished the full naming pass*. Not even the first draft. That said, "appeals to nostalgia" is not as persuasive as some might think. Some like it, others dislike it. There's reason to actively stake out T9A as it's own thing.