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  1. 2 points
    Duetzefix

    Duetzefix' weird little ships

    So this took longer than expected. Anyway, they've been done for two weeks now so here's some pictures: First up the dreaded Anarchist battleship DFC Kukulkan-TQ6: Some SRS tokens: And the complete fleet: Thanks for all the nice and supportive comments, by the way, I really appreciate it. :) My next project is a Terran Patrol Fleet but I'll post the whole thing once it's done, I think.
  2. 1 point
    I think casting technology/skills have shifted. Early Spartan stuff was VERY spartan in design. Look at some early stuff like the old Dragonlords ships from Uncharted Seas and they were, honestly very boring ships for the most part. The hulls were very plain with, whilst good plank details, not much really going on. Now as they developed and grew we saw big strides on how they could achieve new things with new methods. Their designs got more gaudy and more ostentatious steadily. I think we saw it starting to happen with the newer fleets, whilst older ones retained their original design ethos. Warcradle is clearly starting from a higher initial point of casting skill and technology so I think they get to put that more showy design into more of the core forces right from the launch. For me I'll be interested to see how WC handles army variety, army size and also supermachines. I loved many of the bigger machine designs from Spartan so seeing them from WC will be very interesting. So far the only WC choice I dislike is the change in scale of the ground game and the resulting removal of land assets from the sea game. Though I can see some logic in that - Spartan did have some issues balancing ships (which traditionally are very heavily armed) with regular tanks on the ground at times. And you could also see that some of the land and sea ships were mirrors of each other. Though I think the greatest loss is that the scale change means we won't see supersized land units appear in the game. We won't get thundering rolling mobile airfields, though we will at least get flying ones. Still we've not seen anything on that beyond the proposed ideas made a year or more back so things could always change and betewen the sea game; the legions (28mm) and then bringing back others like Firestorm - there's a LOT to keep WC busy before they have to commit to design choices on support/side games.
  3. 1 point
    any thing in the wind on the beta test , when , where who , ect... it is getting twards the end of the year and nothing has been said on way the other.
  4. 1 point
    end0r

    Covenant of Antarctica Fleet

    Here is a more complete picture of the fleet
  5. 1 point
    end0r

    Covenant of Antarctica Fleet

    Here are a few pictures of my CoA fleet, I hope you like them: There has been a lot of time between painting the first and the last modell, therefore there are differences, mostly on how I experimented with the energy glow.
  6. 1 point
    end0r

    Covenant of Antarctica Fleet

    Thanks I'm not quite sure if I got the glow right :). I think, either it is too dark, or too bright. But it's actually quite easy, even if time consuming a bit. After the ship is ready, I take thinned down VGC Livery Green and start applying that in several layers on an around the places I want to glow. The farther I get from the glowing point, the less layers I apply. That what you see on the last picture is like 3 layers. At the brightest points I also add a bit of white to it.
  7. 1 point
    RuleBritannia

    Covenant of Antarctica Fleet

    That is a stunning fleet. I am in awe of the Camo on the TFTs, as a technical feat its stunning. The whole fleet just looks fantastic. What is your technique for getting the glow right?
  8. 1 point
    RuleBritannia

    Old school Chinese Fleet

    Thank you so much!
  9. 1 point
    end0r

    Old school Chinese Fleet

    In the summer I started to paint up my Chinese fleet, which has been gathering dust in my drawers for quite some time. They are exc ellent models and it was a good fun to paint them. Here are a few pictures:
  10. 1 point
    end0r

    Old school Chinese Fleet

    Thank you. I started off with VGC Plague brown and mixed that with VGC Sun Yellow. That looked too clean to me for a ship, it wasn't battered enough, so I applied a layer of Liquitex Transparent Raw Sienna towards the bottom and patches of VMA Olive Green for a kinda mossy feeling.
  11. 1 point
    RuleBritannia

    Old school Chinese Fleet

    Those are stunning. Yelloelw is a devil to paint, how did you get them looking so great?
  12. 1 point
    end0r

    Production has begun?

    Yes, we have been playing the beta as well and the core mechanics worked quite well, even preventing one friend of mine to completely jump off the DW bandwagon. He didn't like the complexity and slowness of the old rules, which is better in the beta. But it's desperately missing the faction diversity. I do agree, leaving the playing DW generation behind would be foolish and arrogant. I also have a large amount of painted minis in several fleets. Those ships look great and I'd like to see them in the new DW world as well. I could use most of them with the beta rules, so I'd expect it to stay like that. I don't actually need separate statistics for them, I just would like to have the same categories being kept, so I can still use most of them. It's not about introducing new models, but rather keeping the old ones, just like they kept a good portion of the rules as well.
  13. 1 point
    murphy'slawofcombat

    Model availability

    I hear your pain and that isn't right they should be a little more careful .
  14. 1 point
    Spenetrator

    Model availability

    Well, I've now been waiting 7 months for an order from Warcradle via their parent company - and at this point I am thinking Wayland should knock the 'available to order' for firestorm models on the head until they have them in hand, as it seems they have no intention of honouring this purchase. For the two companies to not have communicated a reasonable timescale for production of something 7 months after they have taken customers money for it is more than unacceptable, it ought to be embarrassing.
  15. 1 point
    varnos

    Production has begun?

    I would mainly be worried about balancing an incredibly large range of models right on release, @RuleBritannia. A new system would need time to settle, balance wise, before new models are introduced that might upset it. I am mildly upset at the very, very large amount of painted miniatures I cannot call upon when I would play 3rd edition, but I would understand them not wanting to create statistics for "unreleased" units. At this point, though, I really would like to get my hands on a complete ruleset. I've done some playtesting early in the beta, but it is hard to get people to play a game without faction differentiation or a solid army building mechanism. PS., please get my black wolf in there again soon, I miss them so
  16. 1 point
    end0r

    Production has begun?

    While I'm excited to see what the new version of DW by Warcradle is going to look like, I'm quite concerned about my amassed DW fleets. I don't want to throw them away and I would really like to be able to play them with the new rules. I know, if they do choose not to support them anymore, I can keep playing the old rules or come up with house rules. But I still hope that's not going to be the case.
  17. 1 point
    No need to, if a rule implies an action of any kind then it would be listed in the rulebook. I.e. strike (combat action) for a normal action or for example charge (special combat) action. There are two types of actions, combat and move actions and some of them declared as special move/charge actions. In addition there may be special rules/abilities on Statcards which describe wether or not a certain ability is some kind of action, like <Sky Leap> for example. Actions are always described as such, if a certain ability isn't, then it isn't an Action. Don't hang yourself up on the word 'Special' regarding the 'Special Rules', it's just there to distinct those rules from the 'Common Rules' above.
  18. 1 point
    RuleBritannia

    The Albion demi dread

  19. 1 point
    Asuo

    The Albion demi dread

    The Albion is still in the Kob lists though, it would be interesting to know what your group found useful in the Hawk and Eagle. Always open to player input on these things.
  20. 1 point
    Texas_Archer

    The Albion demi dread

    The interesting thing about the Albion is that it was going to be in the KOB list, not Canadian. The Canadians would have had access to them via lend lease, which while wierd, would have worked... There were Canadian versions of the Hawk and Eagle that were actually useful, and our group adopted those stats for the KOB versions as well.
  21. 1 point
    Overread

    Production has begun?

    I don't mind fewer models so long as the number is functional within the game and comparable to squad sizes. So if you get 3 frigates then I'd hope that frigate groups cap at a multiple of 3 and increase by single or multiple of three models. That way you can just buy another starting box and continue to expand the fleet without waste. I'm also open to them doing boxed sets a bit like Planetfall, indeed the helix system was very interesting in that it helped out on two fronts: 1) It defeated unit spam by giving players diverse pre-designed unit blocks so you couldn't break things so easily with min-maxing units. 2) It helped keep the stocking and shelfspace down. this is a big concern for games because you are only going to have limited space at most stores. So if you can get more models by having more boxed sets instead of dozens of blisters then that can really help. IT also makes the game simpler to newbies even once the armies have increased in diversity. That said however they come I just want to see more models appearing. It was such a shame spartan shut down the way they did when their armies were getting thick with diversity and creativity. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to see what Warcradle has come up with and to see a return of some old favourites and ideas and new twists! Huge hovering mecha-squids; vast sky carriers; machine sea monsters, whales with bombs strapped to them like a torpe...oh wait we got that!
  22. 1 point
    myrm

    Stats for later models

    Also the Platform has a flying base but the card listed in MBS doesn't say Flying but does allow the platform to move over other surface vessels....so its a low level floater, rather than a true flyer - as per the Sky Pirate Battleships.
  23. 1 point
    myrm

    Stats for later models

    I got an answer from the Uncharted Seas Facebook group - someone posted and image of the second card from a blister. In short, if Fire Ships conduct Rams and do damage, then the target of the Ram gets a Raging Fire.
  24. 1 point
    myrm

    Stats for later models

    Hmmm Fire Ship and Pack Ram on the orc Pyre frigates.....assume Pack Ram is the same as the Bone Griffon Orcus' but Im a bit flummoxed on where to find Fire Ship as an MAR or Special rules - is it a misprint for Flame Weapon? Rest is all handy to know! Thanks.
  25. 1 point
    RuleBritannia

    Stats for later models

    These heroes have got you covered http://www.manbattlestations.com/forum/index.php?topic=691.0
  26. 1 point
    murphy'slawofcombat

    new rules set

    Amen brother
  27. 1 point
    murphy'slawofcombat

    new rules set

    the last time I asked about the new rules set was back in May ...is there any thing you can give us ,it has been a while and any little tid bit would be wonderful. I know I sound like a broken record . I would love to get my hands on the new rules and give then a going over.
  28. 1 point
    i have just left the warcradle store and i noticed that there are very few photos of the models that are available .... it would be nice if warcradle would were to up date the site and put the photo in . i am more visual and need to see what i would like to buy. can you guys do something to fix this . thanks
  29. 1 point
    I passed your question onto the Warhosts discussion group. Answer from Stuart / the Rules Team: "Roll the die anyway, ignore everything except a crit success."
  30. 1 point
    Skyhawk

    Model availability

    A timeline on when they expect certain models to be in stock would be nice as well.
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