Age of Magic
Previously on this blog I talked about how to adapt an army for Warhammer Fantasy Battles to use in one of the three fantasy rule systems (Dragon Rampant, Warlords of Erehwon and Age of Magic) that this project is using. I’d like to now take a look at how you can try to adapt an... Continue Reading →
Well maybe it is a bit much to call it a ‘first’ game as both Palmer and I were getting used to the new rules, looking things up and also learning new battle boards. Maybe it is more fair to call it a test game instead. I had my Dwarven Great Kingdom force and Palmer... Continue Reading →
So the first terrain piece for Age of Magic is done for the Dwarven army. It is assembled from some bitz on my painting table. I think that the next time I need to create a terrain piece I might try to use fewer parts as the top looks a little contrived. But at least... Continue Reading →
So in the middle of cropping some photos for this post I realised that I hadn’t painted the teeth on any of the goblins. So I need to go back and finish those. Not sure how that happened. These are the characters for my Age of Magic and Warlords of Erehwon forces. I am not... Continue Reading →
The Goblin army expands as I have finished a small unit of Goblin Fanatics. These will be either Hearthguard for Age of Magic or as actual Fanatics for Warlords of Erehwon. These are the older plastic Fanatics that GW used to sell in a pack of three. They are fun looking minis but they have... Continue Reading →
Saga: Age of Magic is one of several expansions (known as ‘Universes‘) for Saga: Dark Ages skirmish battles, now in its second edition. (At time of writing, other Universes include ‘The Age of Vikings’ ‘Aetius [...] The post SAGA: Age of Magic appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
My latest order from Warbases showed up today and so I was able to put my Dwarven Memorial on a base. I used on of the larger Pond Bases that I ordered. It is somewhat larger than the Renedra plastic base I had it on previously. Each Age of Magic faction has their own special... Continue Reading →
The first few Goblin models are now done and waiting to be based. The bow troops are meant to be a levy unit in Age of Magic or a 10 troop unit for Warlords of Erehwon. Neither game need a ten model unit of cavalry but it just seemed easy to paint all ten at... Continue Reading →
Well not entirely finished. I have completed the models but I still need to paint the Memorial terrain piece that I built. The army consists of Warlord Paladin Sorcerer 2 x Warriors Static Warmachine Levy with Firearms 2 x Hearthguard The actual number of models I will put on the table differs slightly due to... Continue Reading →
So before I start to get in some games of Age of Magic I will need to build some terrain. Saga requires some specific types of terrain and while I have a few that can be of use I will need some things like rough patches, swamps, marshes, and some variations of hills that I currently don’t have. I will also have to build some faction specific terrain pieces for the Grand Kingdom and Horde that will be needed for my games. I have some MDF board but I think that it is a bit too thick to use for terrain so I may be making a trip to the hardware store to see what thinner options present themselves. I also have some hills that I picked up recently that are quite thin and have multiple levels. I am not sure how applicable to Saga these will be but I will have to trim them down and also repaint them to match the other terrain I have already. I also might be able to break them apart to make some smaller, rough hills. Experiments will have to be done before I am able to make a final determination.
My copy of Age of Magic showed up yesterday and after a good read of the book I sat down and put together some tentative army lists for the Dwarf and Goblin forces that I have. These are just going to be test armies and I am going to try to use my existing figures and not but anything new. The aim is going to be to get these painted and get in some games. In order to test the Age of Magic rules out though I will have to play with unpainted minis. Goblin – Horde The best list for the Goblins in the Horde army. None of the other army lists really have the feel of a Goblin force. Here is what I am planning to build and test out. (free) Warlord – Mount Beast (4 Warriors) Champion – Mount Animal (1) Sorcerer (1) 4 Berserkers – Hearthguard (1) 4 Berserkers – Hearthguard (1) 4 Warriors – Mount Animal Composite Bow (1) 8 Warriors (1) 12 Levies – Bow (1) 6 Levies – Bow (6 Levies) Warmachine – Static (1) 2 Creatures – Biped The Berserkers are going to be Squ
The easiest way to get involved in playing one of the three rulesets that The Fantasy Project is working with is to, if you have one, adapting an existing army that was built for Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Odds are though that what you have are the beginnings of an army that wasn’t completed and so while you might not have a full WFB force you have some painted minis that you can use. Each ruleset, Dragon Rampant, Age of Magic and Warlords of Erehwon, have different ways of paying for units and monsters as well as different unit sizes. Thankfully each ruleset is fairly flexible and it will let you get the most out of your existing army. A small note, I do not yet have a copy of Age of Magic so I am basing my comments on what I have read in other articles and seen in videos. Age of Magic also has ‘sublists’ for each army theme and I will not be dealing with them at all or any of the oddities of the lists like the lack of Levy troops in the Otherworld list. Empire Brigade army box For the purp
For some time I have been looking for a set of fantasy rules that let me play smaller scale games that Warhammer Fantasy, Kings of War or Age of Sigmar without some of the complicated insanity of rules like HoTT. Some time ago Osprey Publishing released their Dragon Rampant rules which are a variant of the Lion Rampant historical rules. They are a flexible set of rules but despite having them for some time I never ‘pulled the trigger’ on a game of them. Recently Warlord Games published their Warlords of Erehwon rules and Studio Tomahawk released the Age of Magic expansion for their Saga game system. Each ruleset has a different approach to fantasy gaming but plays at roughly the same level and so I thought that it would be an interesting project to build two armies and then use each ruleset to play some games and see what sort of game experience each of them gives. It is also an excuse to finally finish two fantasy armies that I have been wanting to get done but never had the impetus to do so. Wha