Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Warhammer: Ogre Kingdoms 8th Ed out now!

Finally got to finish a new book! Clocking in at 136 pages, this version of Ogre Kingdoms adds a ton of new content compared to the 8th ed book, with a bunch of new units. I'd also like to give a big shoutout to Stefan Wolf who once again helped me out a great deal with both rules ideas and background for these new units, thanks a lot!

Note that this is only the 8th ed version, I'd like to get feedback on all bugs before I make the 9th ed version, which should be out within a week.


This update changes the following (compared to the RH list):

  • New Hero unit: Yeti Rimespeaker.
  • New Special unit: Rhinox War Chariot. 
  • New Special unit: Gnoblar Skewerslinger. 
  • New Special unit: Cragbeasts.
  • New Special Character: Jhared the Red.
  • New Special Character: Braugh Slavelord.
  • New Special Character: Groth Onefinger.
  • New Special Character: Ghark Ironskin. 
  • New Special Character: Morg Magmaborn.  
  • Greasus 395 pts.
  • Skrag 455 pts.
  • Golgfag 235 pts.
  • Bragg 175 pts.
  • Added Gnoblars upgrades for characters (including the new scalp-gnoblars and name-gnoblars).
  • Added Bicker to Gnoblars.
  • Added "Down to the Ironguts" to Ironguts.
  • Leadbelchers moved back to special, which fits better with their fluff.
  • Gave Ogres back LA by default to represent the gut plate (although they otherwise are unarmoured). 
  • Slaughtermasters may take a "Butcher's Cauldron" to aid in spellcasting.
  • Removed Head Honcho (who will be included in the Gnoblar Hordes list instead).
  • Big Names moved to a separate pool, added Daemonkiller.
  • Thundertusks may be taken as mounts for Hunters. 

Enjoy! Next month I hope to have the Tomb Kings book out, or at least updates for Bretonnia and Beastmen (which I have also been working on side-by-side with the OK book).

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Coder/programmer needed!

I'm in need of some help in order to improve the menu of the blog to make it easier for people to access the various books, which will become more important as the project grows. With 32 army books about to be available, having a single drop-down menu would make it impossible to access all books on the screen as some would be cut out. As such, I'm in need of adding a multi-level menu instead. Unfortunately, despite my own attempts at doing this myself with the use of many guides online, none of the results have worked out, making the end result a jumbled mess. I therefore turn to my readers for help. Is there any one with programming skills who could spare an hour or so to help me fix this?

The code below should give you an idea of how I mean to implement it. Alas, while it looks fine when opening it directly in the web browser, trying to implement it into Blogger causes it to go haywire, and I have no idea how to fix it.

In case you need more information or source code, just shoot me an email and I'll get back to you.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Expansion plans

Update: Thanks for the feedback everyone! I don't have time to answer all individually, but I've updated this list with the suggestions I either forgot or that I think I can do justice. Some of the other suggestions will be likely be included in the various army books, and as such they are not featured here.

As this is something that often pops up, I'd like to get some opinions on what expansions you would like to see in the future. Expansions will be smaller releases that will contain some background on the subject, as well as some new units that can either be included in their main army or as a stand-alone force. Currently, I have plans for the following releases, sometime after I finish the main books:

  • Gnoblar Hordes - updated version of the White Dwarf list with more units.
  • Fimir - updated version of my old Fimir book, but with only the essential units and some basic fluff.
  • Champions of Chaos - a compilation of all Chaos special characters (too many to include in the WoC book)
  • Border Princes - smaller army list that allows you to make a combination of Bretonnia/Empire/Dogs of War with some new unique units.
  • Priests of the Old World - rules for priests of all the gods in the Empire.
  • Khorne - rules for including models from Battletome: Bloodbound in Age of Sigmar.
  • Tzeentch - rules for including models from Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch in Age of Sigmar.
  • Steam Tanks - rules and background for alternative Steam Tank builds. 
  • Dark Shadows -  a re-release of the background (and maybe rules) from the 6th ed campaign.
  • The New World -  a re-release of the background (and maybe rules) from the 6th ed campaign.
  • Storm of Chaos -  a re-release of the background and variant army lists from the 6th ed campaign.
  • The Nemesis Crown -  a re-release of the background (and maybe rules) from the 7th ed campaign.
  • Skirmish Rules - updated rules and scenarios for Skirmish from 6th ed.
  • Warbands rules - updated rules from 6th ed.
  • Path to Glory - updated rules from 6th ed.
  • Scenario Pack - compilation of all Scenarios published in White Dwarfs and campaign books.
  • Campaign packs - a re-release of the background (and maybe rules) from the 5th ed campaign books Perilous Quest, Grudge of Drong etc.
  • Magic Items - a compilation of magic items from previous editions that did not make it into the 8th ed cut.
  • Army of the Cairns - updated rules of the 6th ed list.
  • Zombie Pirates - updated rules of the 6th ed list.
  • Civil War - rerelease from 8th ed.
  • Sigmar's Blood - rerelease from 8th ed.
  • Hinterlands of Khuresh - smaller list of the race of Blood Nagas (maybe).
  • Mordheim Characters -  Warhammer rules for the Dramatis Personae.
  • Warhammer Siege - updated rules from 5th/6th ed. 
  • Monstrous Arcanum - compilation of the monsters that does not fit into the various army books.
  • Special Characters - updated rules of the special characters that won't make the 8th ed cut.
  • Stormcast - Warhammer rules for the models from Age of Sigmar (maybe), for people who want to be able to use the models. I'm not going to try and shoehorn them into the Warhammer World, merely make rules to make them compatible with 8th and 9th ed.
  • Ancient Warhammer: Army lists for Nehekhara, Tylos, Remas, Sigmar's Tribes etc.

Anything I missed that you want to see included?

Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Albion update out now!

Albion gets another update with some new stuff, having found some interesting things among the Sons of Kronos from Chronopia. As such, this update adds the following:

  • "New" Hero: Wyrd Druid (Druids simply get their own page and background, as opposed to just being on the Truthsayer's page).
  • New Special unit: Viridian Lords (unbreakable, regen infantry).
  • War Fury Ld penalty applies in combat rounds after the first, also affects Stubborn units.
  • Hunters can take warhawks, 1 pt cheaper.
  • Sidhe no longer cause Fear, 1 pt cheaper.
  • Warriors of Danu are skirmishers.
  • Pixies have Hover instead of Fly.
  • Additional fluff for Tribal Warriors, Woad Raiders, youngbloods, hunters, hunting hounds, clansmen cavalry, chariots, oathsworn and swordmaidens.

New Chaos Dwarf update out now!

Very minor update, changes the following:
  • Additional background for Sneaky Gitz, Orcs, Goblins and Inferno Guns.
  • Devastators can replace their blunderbusses with crossbows.

New Dogs of War update out now!

Very minor update here, changing the following:

  • Norse Marauders have Berserkergang.
  • Added background for Sellswords and Norse.
  • Some new art for Stradiots and bolt throwers.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

New Pirates of Sartosa update and 9th ed version out now!

This update changes the following:

  • Dwarf Sea Dogs have the same special rules as other dwarfs.
  • Norse Reavers have Berserkergang instead of Frenzy.
  • Ironfist Mortars are S4.
  • Pirate crew may have great weapons (boarding axes).
  • Cheaper additional hand weapons and pistols for infantry.
  • Increased BS of Ship's Mates.
  • Changed unit sizes for Buccaneers and Harpooners to 10+.
  • Sea Serpent Riders have 6+ scaly skin.
  • Sea Giant have 6+ scaly skin.

With that done, I will now be able to focus on the official books again. Before I start with publishing "new" books though, I still have a few updates for Bretonnia, Skaven, Beastmen, DoW and Chaos Dwarfs which will add some new fluff from the various White Dwarfs I've been going through. The Bretonnian book will be a pretty big update though, with new units and quite a bit of added background, so that one will take a while to finish. The other updates should hopefully be pretty quick affairs.