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  1. Wait so this is not a forum for The Others?

    I was really hoping to have a discussion about The Others. We like the gameplay a lot, but we're having a tough time getting the heroes to win, and I wanted some advice (also some hero rankings).
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    Lots of good looking stuff here. It is always...

    Lots of good looking stuff here. It is always nice to see these minis get some love.
  3. I'm sure you won't get any official answer here...

    I'm sure you won't get any official answer here (this isn't a Sodapop forum after all).

    As for speculation- I'd be very surprised if we don't see an AI consul for the full release. It just seems...
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    No way, man. Angels are just useless as...

    No way, man. Angels are just useless as protectors.

    I mean, there will be other expansions in the future. When these angels are free, do you think it won't be up to the selfish guilds to protect...
  5. They seem to be working through the mispacks at a...

    They seem to be working through the mispacks at a snails pace.
  6. Thanks. That makes this site way more usable. ...

    Thanks. That makes this site way more usable.

    I guess we will see if they update it so that we all get a million pop ups again telling us about the achievements that I'm not sure we actually got.
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    One thing that will really help with nurgle skin...

    One thing that will really help with nurgle skin is to make it non-homogeneous. After you're done with the skin (however you do it) add some glazes and discolor the areas around the infected wounds...
  8. I don't think the rulebook differentiates between...

    I don't think the rulebook differentiates between the two terms, so I think they have to mean the same thing (barring errata).
  9. The Amulet is totally fine when it is low-level...

    The Amulet is totally fine when it is low-level gear. The trouble is absolutely when it come up later (at first, people just think twice about attacking you, and you have a chance to off the monster...
  10. At level 2, when you can first get the Amulet, it...

    At level 2, when you can first get the Amulet, it isn't a big deal. The trouble is, it scales up super well, and by the last scenario, it is easily the most powerful object on the board.
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    In larger games, the daze modification can make...

    In larger games, the daze modification can make daze after hit characters even more useless than they already were.
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    Well... I ordered the Teknes stuff, but they sent...

    Well... I ordered the Teknes stuff, but they sent me the Zombicide minis on accident. They're currently getting me a shipping label so that I can send it back to them, and I think they'll be sending...
  13. It was worse than that- we had the top heroes to...

    It was worse than that- we had the top heroes to counter him in the game (Chooloo and Seth- I had Heartless, but one of my opponents had Monkey Queen and could copy abilities). in addition, one of...
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    US Shipping has started

    At least as far as I can tell.

    I just received some Kickstarter items in the mail today.

    I figure this is good news for US shipping (I live in the US).
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    I'm thinking about this in context of a campaign,...

    I'm thinking about this in context of a campaign, so Greensleeves is probably tier 2. I don't think he's on par with the tier ones, but I also don't think he's as poor as the threes.
  16. Our only house rule is that the amulet of...

    Our only house rule is that the amulet of retribution does not exist.

    We're also going to try and even out the draft by separating out the characters into three power levels, and even out how many...
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    Meh- they aren't optional in other circumstances,...

    Meh- they aren't optional in other circumstances, and making them optional opens up pandora's box for kingmaking.
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    Just finished a game in which I handed the Moon...

    Just finished a game in which I handed the Moon Shield to my guy with the Amulet of Retribution- it was sick and wrong.

    So, we got rid of the Amulet card (forever). On a similar note, I decided...
  19. Ooh- that's three tier 1 characters with the gear...

    Ooh- that's three tier 1 characters with the gear that makes them even better.
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    The Amulet of Retribution is simply overpowered...

    The Amulet of Retribution is simply overpowered by the end of the campaign. At level 2, it is fine, but if you get it, you can start collecting decent armor, and by the end of the game you will...
  21. I just finished a campaign in which I gave my...

    I just finished a campaign in which I gave my Lord Fang the Amulet of Retribution and the Moon shield. He also had one piece of armor and a sword, so he ended up with ARM 20, and the amulet meant...
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    The Amulet is supposed to be pretty good, but...

    The Amulet is supposed to be pretty good, but I'll agree that it gets pretty overpowered as the game goes on (not just on Spike).

    If you want to make it worse, make it work like Spike's own...
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    I think that Viktor, like Spike, belongs on my...

    I think that Viktor, like Spike, belongs on my tier 2 list. That's where a character belongs if they can be on level with tier 1 characters, but can fall behind if their equipment isn't perfect, or...
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    Character tiers

    Ok, although the game balance is not terrible, I have definitely noticed that not all heroes are equal. Many of them have their advantages and disadvantages, but sometime the one outweighs the...
  25. My first instinct is that you can- because I...

    My first instinct is that you can- because I haven't seen any rules that state otherwise (ie, if you can make a bomb initial attack, then you can make the extra attack).
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    Thanks, rrrrupp. I had missed that bit about...

    Thanks, rrrrupp. I had missed that bit about guild tokens acting as members of the guild.
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    That has been a question of some debate, and we...

    That has been a question of some debate, and we have not had an official ruling on it (there's another thread all about it). My reading of the rules is the bomb damage comes from an "other source"...
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    I don't see any reason why she can't do that. I...

    I don't see any reason why she can't do that. I mean, it doesn't have any special rules about how often you can use it, so as long as it isn't exhausted, you can throw more.
  29. Answer #3 looks right, but I have a problem with...

    Answer #3 looks right, but I have a problem with the other two.

    If a character gets credit for dealing damage to Spike, then why doesn't he take retribution damage? I could see it working like a...
  30. Thread: Daze

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    I don't see any reason that they can't suffer...

    I don't see any reason that they can't suffer from daze. Not a lot of monsters have defense dice, so it isn't going to come into play very often (and most of the time, if you daze a monster, you're...
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    Oh, are the banishment rules explained elsewhere?...

    Oh, are the banishment rules explained elsewhere? I was just looking at the card.
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    I don't remember where the card is from (it's...

    I don't remember where the card is from (it's level 5). Five dice, ranged magic, and the ability returns the target to the spawn tile unless they take 2 extra damage.
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    Just to make sure- guard actions aren't optional,...

    Just to make sure- guard actions aren't optional, but payback attacks are, right?
  34. Rules Question: Amulet of Retribution/Spike and kill credit

    Do monsters/heroes killed by the amulet of retribution or Spike's ability count as being killed by the hero with the item, or do they count as being killed by passive damage (like traps)?
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    We had a similar situation with an item that...

    We had a similar situation with an item that heals one wound at the start of your turn. I figured it meant the models activation, but if you can sit one of your characters back to heal while...
  36. Sister of Pleasure- damage into negative

    Do monsters continue to acquire wounds past the point at which they die? The question is whether the Sister of Pleasure's retaliatory strike heals her from 5 wounds, or whatever number she suffered....
  37. Rules Question- bomb damage source, credit and retribution

    So, if a bomb gets set off, and in a later turn, one of the trap counters kills a hero:

    1- Does this count as the bomb's owner killing the hero, or is it like a trap or monster killing the hero?...
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    Rules Question- Banishment

    So, Banishment sends the target to the spawn tile unless they take an extra 2 damage, then states that banishing a target does not give you credit for the kill. How exactly does this work?

    1- On...
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    Then there's the Heartless- but she has to have a...

    Then there's the Heartless- but she has to have a sword, so I guess there's a bit of a limitation there.
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    I'm with nkelsch on this. I don't see it getting...

    I'm with nkelsch on this. I don't see it getting as far as we have in our example.

    Also, I think we've seen some worse combos in our campaign (we have a nibbles that is just out of control).
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    @ nkelsch - Maybe that wasn't the best example,...

    @ nkelsch - Maybe that wasn't the best example, but there are tons of special rules on cards and characters that don't work if the rules in the book always take precedence.

    For example, if you...
  42. So, the line about a 45 degree angle should just...

    So, the line about a 45 degree angle should just be ignored?
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    The rule states that you may target the...

    The rule states that you may target the additional model, and lets you know what the requirements to be met are (close).

    Rules on card trump rules in the book, so even if you don't have LOS, you...
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    I like the Super Dungeon bases for them. I'm a...

    I like the Super Dungeon bases for them.

    I'm a little sad that you didn't paint Seth to look like The Joker.
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    That makes sense- so in ideal circumstances,...

    That makes sense- so in ideal circumstances, Viktor can make your whole party activate an extra time during his turn.

    That puts a limit on it that you can cite from the rule book.

    If you guys...
  46. Rules Question- can Lord Fang move himself into a close square?

    This is a question I was hoping for an official answer. Lord Fang's ability as written should allow him to move himself into a close square (he can move any hero in LOS into a close square).

    I...
  47. Rules Question- LOS and corners- 45 degree angle?

    On the page that states how Line of Sight works, the rules state that LOS can only be drawn across a blocked corner if it is drawn at exactly a 45 degree angle (and the other side of the corner is...
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    I don't see why it would take up his attack...

    I don't see why it would take up his attack action.

    I don't think that any of the other 'hero exhaust' abilities take up your attack action, so unless there's a clear statement otherwise, we'll...
  49. Any idea when we'll see King Starfire here too?

    Any idea when we'll see King Starfire here too?
  50. Well, from Ross' post on TGN, and a few...

    Well, from Ross' post on TGN, and a few indications besides, it looks like TGN is going to be the same.You've taken over a great responsibility. Make sure the Reader's Choice and Editor's Choice...
  51. Ooh, I really like Navarre. The rest of them are...

    Ooh, I really like Navarre. The rest of them are pretty great minis too.I suppose there's no word as to when the decks will be generally available?
  52. Hey, I think we have quite a few dreadnoughts and...

    Hey, I think we have quite a few dreadnoughts and other vehicles entered already. Are we going back on the no vehicles rule?
  53. Just to be clear, are vehicles from the various...

    Just to be clear, are vehicles from the various factions allowed?
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    Stripping D&D minis

    I have been told by some that D&D minis cannot be stripped.

    I know that the paint is not the same as the acrylics or enamels we normally use, and that it is more difficult to take off than most...
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    I think you have the basic idea right, now you...

    I think you have the basic idea right, now you just have to get your shading right.

    1) The idea that the light has to be the same color as the lit areas is a myth. This is one way to do OSL but...
  56. Thread: Size?

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    Ostensibly, Warmachine and Hordes are 30mm while...

    Ostensibly, Warmachine and Hordes are 30mm while GW is 28mm scale.

    That extra 2mm is entirely made up by Scale Creep. A Cadian is the same scale as a Trencher, while a Catachan is bigger.
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  57. Ok, here he is. The actual painting is finished...

    Ok, here he is. The actual painting is finished in this pic, but the finish I put on him made him kind of glossy. I don\'t like that at all, but I\'m having a little trouble getting rid of it.
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  58. I have another pic up on my website, but I\'m...

    I have another pic up on my website, but I\'m having a horrid time trying to post it.

    I am using a public computer, and it is a MAC so I can\'t figure out how to get the pic location to post it. ...
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    I love your greens, but I think you should work a...

    I love your greens, but I think you should work a little on your photography and the layout of your site.

    I am anxious to see that devil finished.
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    yeah, I\'ve been loving the new Ultraforge stuff....

    yeah, I\'ve been loving the new Ultraforge stuff. I hope it goes very well for them.
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    Well, that looks like a nice project. I\'m...

    Well, that looks like a nice project.

    I\'m betting he\'ll look better than a lot of GWs plastic Ogres also. I\'m excited to see it.
  62. that is one busy mini there. But good job. ...

    that is one busy mini there.

    But good job. I\'d like some larger pics (especially since the mini is so big) but it looks really good.
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    I think a helm would work out well so long as you...

    I think a helm would work out well so long as you added a little green stuff on first.

    Essentially, sculpt a helm. I think that would work out great for Thagrosh.

    The problem with just...
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    The armor does not look manufactured. This is a...

    The armor does not look manufactured. This is a common problem when using green-stuff: The putty\'s edges tend to look organic rather than metallic.

    What you need is a smoothness and evenness...
  65. The Hand direction isn\'t really anything I\'ve...

    The Hand direction isn\'t really anything I\'ve done, that\'s part of the mini. I think the hand is facing the right direction, but the arm itself is a little to the side (ie. he could be holding...
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    Blue and white like the studio Ogres? Or some...

    Blue and white like the studio Ogres? Or some other portrayal?
  67. http://mediawonder.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Bok...

    http://mediawonder.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Bok_WIP_3.jpg
  68. Ogrun Berzerker (Reaper Fig for Iron Kingdoms)

    Ok, I started this one just a little bit ago. These are the first pics, and I\'ll post my most recent ones in a bit.

    http://mediawonder.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Bok_full_body_WIP.jpg
    ...
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    Dipping is Absolutely Not cheating. There is no...

    Dipping is Absolutely Not cheating. There is no reason that any technique should be considered cheating when talking about painting competitions (except where the painter is not the entrant in the...
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    Ogrun Berzerker- bit by bit.

    http://mediawonder.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Bok_full_body_WIP.jpg


    http://mediawonder.com/gallery/albums/userpics/thumb_Bok_WIP.jpg
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    You can work up your metals some more. Add some...

    You can work up your metals some more. Add some mithril silver or shinning gold into your brazen brass and highlight up. inkwashes aren\'t the end for metallics, you can do a little more.

    Also,...
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    I don\'t know man. I mean, they are head and...

    I don\'t know man. I mean, they are head and shoulders above some of the older incarnations of GW plastic skeletons. But they don\'t do it for me, you know?

    I agree that GW plastics are the best...
  73. Well... You know... I think this is so much...

    Well...

    You know... I think this is so much different than Rackham\'s version.

    See, PP isn\'t getting rid of their metal minis line. They are going after a new market, not trying to compete...
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    Circle is largely about magical domination and...

    Circle is largely about magical domination and mobility. Circle has better magic than any other faction in Hordes, and has some terrific warbeasts to boot.

    Before Evolution, Circle didn\'t really...
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    There are three different sizes of bases for...

    There are three different sizes of bases for warmachine:

    small - 30mm (basically a 40k base with a 2mm rim around the edge).
    medium - 40mm
    large - 50mm

    (if someone would like to double-check...
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