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    The FFG tarot sleeves are thicker and more...

    The FFG tarot sleeves are thicker and more durable than the Arcane Tinmen matte tarot sleeves. I like the finish on the latter better, but they're easier to bend the corners when using in conjunction...
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    Yea! That’s what Shinall said in a podcast way...

    Yea! That’s what Shinall said in a podcast way back. I thought that’s what we were getting given the lack of ranged options. I was hoping for guys with hand cannons (“masters of salt and smoke” -...
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    Exactly. His army is confused, and thus, so are...

    Exactly. His army is confused, and thus, so are we. I was hoping for a Stannis non-Commander attachment for 2 points similar to his original Commander version but maybe watered down a bit. That way...
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    It's not just you. We all see it. The Renly stuff...

    It's not just you. We all see it. The Renly stuff is greasing all the right gears in the Baratheon machine. The 3-point Eldon NCU is a huge addition, and Cortnay Penrose is a great looking NCU...
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    He’ll always be viable in my eyes! (Also: “ugh”)

    He’ll always be viable in my eyes! (Also: “ugh”)
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    Yeah with everything causing auto-wounds to you...

    Yeah with everything causing auto-wounds to you and the enemy, it’s seemingly promoting Stannis lists that favor higher unit count over smaller elite lists. Wardens make the most sense given their...
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    This is good stuff. I definitely think Master...

    This is good stuff. I definitely think Master Wardens are awesome, especially against highly maneuverable forces like Robbs that love to charge in from various angles. They’ve really saved my hide a...
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    And I’m going to hold out hope that Stannis comes...

    And I’m going to hold out hope that Stannis comes with a regular combat attachment version a la Daario Naharis, so I can run a different commander while still including him in my army lol. Else I may...
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    Thanks for collecting these into a single shot! ...

    Thanks for collecting these into a single shot!
    But yeah, now that they’ve revealed versions of each character in the Stannis box, it’d be nice to know how far out they are. There are a couple more...
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    That is almost exactly the experience I had...

    That is almost exactly the experience I had against Robb the last time I played, narrowly winning on points 10/9 in Feast for Crows. I just sort of did the thing I'm not supposed to do, and ignored...
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    Tips for combating Specific Factions.

    We've discussed the strengths and weaknesses of those few units we have available to us. Seems the consensus is that Wardens are a good value, Stag Knights are not, and Sentinels are just...
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    Stannis is my favorite character too, but while I...

    Stannis is my favorite character too, but while I acknowledge Renly and nearly every one of his bannermen appears superior to Stannis and his followers, I’m too much of an uncompromising Stannis...
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    I'm not a seasoned player by any stretch, but...

    I'm not a seasoned player by any stretch, but here are my thoughts, having considered this as well.

    Most agree (thanks to lack of options..) that Wardens are the best value unit for the...
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    I always find the discussion of NCU count/cost vs...

    I always find the discussion of NCU count/cost vs unit count/cost pretty interesting. The 5-point NCUs are pretty awesome, and if you were going to bring a 4-pointer anyway - the most common price -...
  15. Yup got it. Combed through and it’s there in...

    Yup got it. Combed through and it’s there in bold. Sorry dumb question then. I always forget that page is a thing. I keep remembering it as just “this is what the card symbols mean” and forget there...
  16. Interesting. So if a ranged attack loses "all...

    Interesting. So if a ranged attack loses "all abilities" does this affect max range? I know keywords like sundering or vicious are right out, but anything else?
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    Ooo yeah, that’s a good point. I rarely used...

    Ooo yeah, that’s a good point. I rarely used Vicious over Sundering, but it may start looking more attractive to me as these new characters/abiliies start adding up. Also, why does it feel like...
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    I will have to try him in Wardens in my all cheap...

    I will have to try him in Wardens in my all cheap unit lists. I def like the idea of this token placing/spending trick. That said, in lists where I do bring Stag Knights, I still think I’d rather he...
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    You’re right. It’s spelled out in the rulebook...

    You’re right. It’s spelled out in the rulebook pretty plainly. Thanks for pointing that out. I know the date stamps are right on it, but it’d be nice if an outdated thread was officially marked as...
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    This tracks with me, and is the way I’d want to...

    This tracks with me, and is the way I’d want to play it. Then I just haaad to stumble upon that thread I linked, and got super confused. You have Warhammer and Tac Approach as using the same trigger,...
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    Thanks Oakwolf, I follow your breakdown of it and...

    Thanks Oakwolf, I follow your breakdown of it and this is how I understood it as well. But then reading that thread, where the supposed consensus was that the “after defense dice are rolled” trigger...
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    Is this indeed how these abilities work together?...

    Is this indeed how these abilities work together? Having read the card and the Warden rules, I don’t see any problem with it, but then I saw this older thread and got...
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    I like Melisandre. 5 points is...yeesh, but it is...

    I like Melisandre. 5 points is...yeesh, but it is a pretty strong ability that doesn’t require that she even take a zone to use it. So she would be a safe 3rd NCU choice, but man, unless there is at...
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    I certainly wouldn’t mind the S4. Or at least I...

    I certainly wouldn’t mind the S4. Or at least I wouldn’t whine about it lol. They are basically wardens on a horse anyway, and certainly don’t *look* fast, but I’m sure they could pull a beer wagon...
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    Jeez I hope not. At that point I’d rather have...

    Jeez I hope not. At that point I’d rather have the 3+ armor and Speed 5. Would be ok with speed 4 and a 7/6 attack for fewer than 10 points. But would be certainly willing to work around Oakwolf’s...
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    I fully support that first notion, if they can...

    I fully support that first notion, if they can adhere to it. You shouldn't be encouraged to take Neutral units over those belonging to your own faction. But what does this mean for those who...
  27. Yeah thematically, the Nights Watch shouldn't...

    Yeah thematically, the Nights Watch shouldn't really be out fighting pitched battles against the various houses of Westeros. They never seemed to have the numbers for that in any case. However,...
  28. Yeah, I fully agree. Everyone I've introduced...

    Yeah, I fully agree. Everyone I've introduced this game to has said the same thing: That the tactics card/board mechanics are the most interesting features of the system. There are a lot of fantasy...
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    I would be even more surprised if they had 4...

    I would be even more surprised if they had 4 wounds than I would be if they had a 2+ save. I would think CMON would want to keep the 3 wounds per horse mounted cavalry model pretty consistent. 4"...
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    Yeah that’s how I interpreted it. The tactics...

    Yeah that’s how I interpreted it. The tactics card-driven abilities can stay, but the Stannis extra bonus is gone. So with Tactical Approach, the unit would go from getting 3 extra wounds to having...
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    This is kind of what i figured in the Jaqen...

    This is kind of what i figured in the Jaqen rolling a 6 case. And just so I'm clear: If I have cards attached to Stannis's unit that do special things because it's Stannis's unit ("Oath of Duty" for...
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    If there's a little dread, then I'd have to...

    If there's a little dread, then I'd have to believe he could come in clutch against NW. They seem to need a variety of diff zones at diff times. Once I get new options, I just doubt I'll be taking...
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    Oh yeah this reminds me: I never thought about it...

    Oh yeah this reminds me: I never thought about it because I just opted into this with the Baratheons and Starter set, but after deciding I wanted the Neutral Heroes 2 upon many recommendations, it...
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    I guess it’s good to know my experience with him...

    I guess it’s good to know my experience with him isn’t unique. He was trickier to use in game than I thought he’d be after reading his card. But as you point out, and as I figured, his value goes up...
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    Yeah I’m of the same mind atm. All of the “hurt...

    Yeah I’m of the same mind atm. All of the “hurt yourself” abilities are looking to be a little much already, and the Stag Knights are the best unit for that, but as you point out, so pricey. I’m...
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    Ugh yeah, Estermont is great at 3 points. I think...

    Ugh yeah, Estermont is great at 3 points. I think he'd still be worth it at 4 points for the reasons you've pointed out. So naturally, I'm shaking my fist and clenching my teeth in the direction of...
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    Baratheon NCU Combos

    This topic may be premature, as we won't have a full suite of options until the new hero boxes come out (can’t wait), but I'd like to get a sense for how many/what NCUs you guys are currently running...
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    I hope you're more correct than I am, because...

    I hope you're more correct than I am, because that would be delicious.
  39. Robert's death being the fixed point in time is...

    Robert's death being the fixed point in time is totally reasonable. It's just that this is the Baratheon forum, so a lot of bitter Baratheon fans want to be able to answer this Stannis or Renly...
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    This sounds about right. I wouldn't expect to see...

    This sounds about right. I wouldn't expect to see units of dead men or models of the Others until the game touches all the great houses of Westeros. Even though my faction of choice already...
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    That description of the champions provides us...

    That description of the champions provides us with a little more information than we had before at least. I mean, it still reads like all new-unit propaganda, but the additional speculation it...
  42. Don't even get me started on this. Ned Stark...

    Don't even get me started on this. Ned Stark shouldn't even be in the game (his imprisonment is why Robb called the banners), and also imo Boltons should be their own faction at this point. Don't...
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    Of the 4, my favorite is Estermont, but...

    Of the 4, my favorite is Estermont, but unfortunately I don't play Renly (of course). Given the lack of trigger diversity in the Baratheon deck, it's like you need to draw more just to have a shot...
  44. Thread: The Return

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    I don't play Targaryens, but my dad just bought...

    I don't play Targaryens, but my dad just bought their starter set (which is cool), and like everyone else who supports Targaryens, is understandably itching for some dragons. This is how I would...
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    I was thinking this as well. Seems to be a nice...

    I was thinking this as well. Seems to be a nice cheap unit that hits pretty hard, but also can die pretty easy, which is fine in a Stannis army.

    Also, the release of the new Stormcrow units got me...
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    This is tough. Between his Critical Blow and...

    This is tough.

    Between his Critical Blow and Unyielding abilities, and tactic cards, Stannis can function well in either a hammering role or an anivil’ing role, so ultimately I chose to place him...
  47. Thread: Sentinels

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    Oh yeah, I could definitely see Brienne being a...

    Oh yeah, I could definitely see Brienne being a good choice for that scenario or two where the commander unit gets marked out anyway. I’ll have to remember that. Though I forget if determining the...
  48. Thread: Sentinels

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    I’ve tried Bronn in my sentinels for mostly the...

    I’ve tried Bronn in my sentinels for mostly the same reasons. I think Brienne’s abilities are inherently better with the +1 and the coin bag is not required, but I have a couple concerns maybe you...
  49. Ok, this is going to be a doozy of a post. I...

    Ok, this is going to be a doozy of a post.

    I held back from getting into this game, specifically because I was holding out for the Baratheons (and Stannis in particular). So once they were...
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