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  • Here is a succinct report (I was unsure of the tone to take, so it is a mostly objective report / should be good for anyone to understand the intentions behind each moves!) PREGAME The council agreed on shooting down militians, those peasants certainly don't know how to use a bow but better not take a chance - plus they're the weakest and removing them early on would ensure we have enough units to take the centre and wipe whichever unit Tottenhammer is not in! Thus archers went in the centre to …

  • Finally taking the time to make a more thorough reply! Quote from Eymuster: “I'm now checking the units. I'm trying to get a feeling for the units and the fluff behind and how they make a coherent army and not too complicated for oppponent. Reading through it is obvious some models are spiritual or celestial origin. Did you consider a blanket rule such as "celestial" or "spirit" and putting their common rules to this. Their common-ish rules seem to be; Magic resistance, hard target, Aegis 5+, ch…

  • The BH Hobby Heroes Thread

    Idum - - Beast Herds (BH)

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    > Finally took a picture of the jabberwock rather than a screenshot of its 3D scan the-ninth-age.com/community/ga…c1340a6edc66fa26beecba492 And the first of 3 Briar beasts! (Others will come much later, they're not really on top of the list since I only play them in Homebrew) [Edit: just noticed the eye is not visible on the picture, too deep in the skull] the-ninth-age.com/community/ga…c1340a6edc66fa26beecba492

  • Quote from piteglio: “not sure if that interests you, but tonight we play with Tsuandan in a live game. starting soon. Quote from piteglio: “uhm we havent played in too long! it's time for a live game. tonight it's Tsuandan versus... see you on twitch.tv/veiloftheages ” ” Finally I could see the replay! Close till the end, that seems to be one of the many feature in Essence of War games Some takeaways, don't hesitate to add more: - Chu Ko Nu: still unsure of the Aim 3+, wondering if 4+ would be …

  • Quote from Monsieur Ramior: “Just to report that Wargames Atlantic is gonna to lunch an "Warring State" range miniature: wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/new-range-warring-states youtu.be/KzY3chfTuAQ ” You posted this news even before they sent out their newsletter! This is definitely something to keep track of, probably we can expect melee & shooting (levies & infantries, spears, sword & shield, dagger-axes, crossbows...!) as well as chariots and characters. I hope they could look into artillery…

  • 3.2. Illustrations & Inspirational Artworks Many players struggle to know what could go in Tsuandan since "Cathay", as a general name for medfan China faction, is rarely represented or focused on - and when it does it usually revolves around the same time periods. As a result it can be diffult to picture what each entry could look like and this lack of awareness means a lower demand, making it a risky range for manufacturers which itselfs restrainst the exposure of Cathay, creating a downwards s…

  • EoS? (Hidden Content) Pretty sure they could work too as hold guardians

  • VS LAB Alpha Discussions

    Idum - - The Vermin Swarm (VS)

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    Quote from Todesbrot: “To the people who complain about the "Huge" Bubble of VS... did you read that it only affects units that have Eagle Standards? Which are basically Core Units and Murmillos? ” Right and wrong Only units with Eagle Standard get Rally Around the Flag, true; but basically these units each become little BSB, and all units within 6" of any of these eagle standard carriers get the reroll + minimized. So this allows to create, indeed, a huge bubble (up to: 18" general comm pres + …

  • Quote from IndianaBradley: “Do you need to know all about your opponents army because you think they might cheat or do you just like to know all the possible factors before you begin a game? ” Both! Indeed different players have different expectations, and as usual in such situation the more conservative approach has the edge as it more inclusive player-wise: those that do not mind playing supplements (or homebrews ) have no problem joining an event only allowing the core factions but the opposi…

  • Quote from Eymuster: “Also in the same vein, there was a discussion on SA forums regarding wheteher a supernal (=magical) being can also have innate magic resistance? (IMHO, no reason why not, and supernal can also be used to feel that this being just teleports away in case it's life is in danger) ” Interesting discussion, it got me thinking hard about the nature of Tsuandanese "celestial creatures"! I don't know much about Quetzalcóatl though (aside from the cool artworks it gets online) so won…

  • Quote from echoCTRL: “In the Ninth Age, I believe Tsunadan is ruled by a Dragon. Would it be possible to have Dragons as a Character in this army? ” Yes! At least that's what the various sources point to Long Shi Zhe are exactly that, but it is important to note that Asian dragons are only called this way by lack of a better word. They are mystical, supernatural creatures dwelling in heavens, clouds or underwater. They are (mostly) benevolent nature spirits, often tied to water, wind, rain, etc.…

  • Quote from DarkSky: “Quote from Idum: “Ming dynasty while this homebrew's inspiration Is Song dynasty ” Can you outline the key differences for us? ” Sure! At some point I should go more into details about the inspiration behind each concept... and add illustrations The main differences between Ming dynasty (14th century) and earlier periods that I used as inspiration are: - Army organisation: Ming armies increased the proportion of firearm-equipped soldiers to 30% of their forces. This seems to…

  • Finally I can come back with a more elaborate post Quote from Eymuster: “Hi, great job on the book art style! I'm hecking the magical items now; Celestial quelling glaive- seems a bit cheap. Wind slicing blade : basically, half from each of: paired weapons, superDex, blessed inscriptions and shieldbreaker. lot of extra ability and reroll wound. I get the reroll wound is needed because the hand weapon user is stuck with s4 attacks with this weapon. But, you can just say suck it, this is anti infa…

  • The BH Hobby Heroes Thread

    Idum - - Beast Herds (BH)

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    Latest models I finished were the mino warlord below + jabberwock (main guest in this post!) the-ninth-age.com/community/ga…c1340a6edc66fa26beecba492 Next up will be a couple of Briar Beasts!

  • For those interested, I just published a TTS mod dedicated to Essence of War Patrols based on my minis and obtained through the method described in this guide! Link to the TTS Mod on Steam Workshop For now there are only 6 patrols (5 official + Tsuandan) but I'll be adding more in the future (in mid to long run: HE, SE, AS, MA, OG, CU; others after if I can grab the models I am missing )

  • The "Encore !" round With more experience on TTS & photogrammetry, I can now expand this guide... 1. Dynamic Movement Trays I absolutely recommend @kelvenmore Dynamic Movement Trays (link to Steam Workshop), a brilliant ready-to-use base & movement tray! 1.1. Subscribe to the workshop mod (link above - remember to put the thumbs up!) 1.2. Follow the steps 4.1 to 4.4 in this article: for movement trays, under Toggles I recommend to tick: Drag Selectable, Grid, Auto-Raise and Sticky. 1.3. The tra…

  • Thank you for the detailed feedback! Especially for magical items which I have the bad habit of missing in various updates... for some reason these are some of the elements that I find most difficult to work on. I'm currently stuck in a factory and couldn't grab the dorms wifi passwords so I'm sneaking quick information/context in between two meetings (this message alone is in the writing since Monday ) - be sure I'll make a proper answer later on (edit: I planned to write it in evenings but got…

  • BH unofficial LAB: Doom Beasts

    Idum - - New army books

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    Thank you again for the feedback I actually brought out "standard" BH again, since most my opponents have limited experience if any against them and they disappeared totally here (even at AOS turns out!) Unfortunately after trying a bunch of newish builds (giving yet another chance to cyclops... I regret buying those models!) I am quite disheartened already and will shelve them for the time being, except for testing this homebrew (=suuuper casual games ^^) Back to the topic! I should probably ex…

  • Quote from Wesser: “We have a lot of factions already. Will the game really be better having more causing each individual Army to be played less and less? When going to a restaurant a menu card with too many dishes on it is a bad sign as its usually means frozen food or lower. The more factions the lower the quality seems an inevitable outcome ” I Must say this is something that worries me a bit. 16 factions with 2 supplements each is already no less than 48 armies, hardly sustainable - while ri…

  • Just completing (to the best of my... limited! knowledge) the army inspiration 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 ac…