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.
  • 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.
  • Historical - basic army lists for various armies that do not fit into the Warhammer World, but that people have requested to be playable with warhammer rules (such as Romans, Greeks, medieval kingdoms 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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New Norse update and 9th Ed version out now!

Updated 4/2

This update changes the following:

  • Counter-charge now works whenever the enemy declares a charge.
  • Revised weapon option costs for characters.
  • Increased BS for characters.
  • Ambush for Reavers is free.
  • Ice Drake has 4+ scaly skin.
  • War Mammoth crew follows the rules for elephants, stegadons etc.
  • Norse hunters may not have armour or throwing axes, may have standards and musicians.
  • Frost giants may have light armour, not heavy armour. 
  • Half giants have light armour, removed shields and hatred, 39 pts.
  • Removed Thunderous Charge from Sons of Thor, 44 pts.
  • Lowered Initiative for Marauders, Reavers, Horsemen and shieldmaidens to be on par with WoC marauders from RH.
  • Added Troll Vomit to Snow Trolls.
  • Reformatted some of the background.
  • New background for Skalds.
  • Some new art.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

New Nippon update and 9th ed version out now!

This update changes the following:

  • New Special unit: Ozutsu Ashigaru - ashigaru wielding giant matchlocks: 18", S5.
  • Kenjutsu removed - the effect is instead moved to the Katana (which really makes more sense, since Kenjutsu means way of the sword, and the parry move would only really used with a single katana. It also makes Katana Samurai more worthwhile as your defensive "tank" option).
  • Cheaper samurai cavalry, Sumo Warriors, Onna Bushi, Red Devils, Wako Pirates, Warrior Monks.
  • Samurai Warriors no longer have 2HW option.
  • Ronin can take 2HW for free.
  • Great Guard no longer has Imperial Armour or Armour Piercing, 60 pts.
  • Yamabushi can have great weapon, light armour.
  • Shinobi/Sarutori Hanzo no longer have ASF, 75/210 pts.
  • Red Ronin subject to stupidity from his sword, 200 pts.
  • Warrior Monks have LA.
  • Mikoshi have LA, 120 pts.
  • Kirin have Scaly Skin (6+).
  • Some new art.