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  • #9214
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    CK Lai
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    Hi all!

    I’ve been lurking around for a while now… and finally decided to sign up thanks to Wrath of Kings.

    I started wargaming at a very early age… Napoleonics was how I started. Then work got in the way and all my gaming buddies split up.

    What got me back into the hobby was… Battlelore! But that was after the Battleloremaster.com web site morphed into this one.

    Now I’ve got more games than I know what to do with… but thankfully a bit more time to play them also (not much, but about once a week). Wrath of Kings and Dust Tactics are my two preferred minis games right now. Myth, Tannhauser, Dungeon Command, Descent 2nd Ed for my board games.

    I have a wonderful wife who not only supports my hobby, she also joins me when I game (sometimes). What more could a guy ask for? (Besides lots and lots of cash to buy more toys to play with, that is).

    Thanks to Universal Head for providing this great site and resource, and that’s all from me for now!

    #9215
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    Universal Head
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    Welcome! Great to have you here.

    BattleLoreMaster.com is still there, just, well, dead. But the body can be viewed.

    Youโ€™ll be happy to know that battle reports for both Wrath of Kings and Dust Battlefield are on the way in the weeks to come.

    #9221
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    CK Lai
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    Hello and thnak you for the welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

    I look forward to the WoK and Dust game reports. I’ve already played about 10 games of WoK. Would like to get your view/review as well.

    Also, since everyone’s mentioned how similar WoK is to Rackham’s Confrontation (the Skorza are the Wolfen’s first cousins it seems) what do you think of the 2 games? I’m looking at picking up the Scorpion and either the Wolfen or Griffen factions for cheap.

    Or does WoK scratch that itch enough that there’s not much point?

    Haven’t played Dust Battlefield as I prefer Tactics. Don’t need to measure although I have the terrain for it ๐Ÿ™‚

    #9222
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    Universal Head
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    I’ve played only 2 games of WoK now, but I really enjoyed it. It has a different feel from Confrontation of course; more streamlined, perhaps less โ€˜epicโ€™, but faster and easier to play. WoK may be the new quick fantasy tabletop game of choice I think, but Iโ€™ll always enjoy the occasional game of Confrontation, because I have enough figures to field relatively big armies. Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™d bother getting into it if I already had all the WoK stuff though.

    #9224
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    CK Lai
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    Thanks for the clarifications. Although I’m intrigued by the “more streamlined, perhaps less โ€˜epicโ€™” part ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe I’ll get the Scorpion faction and retrofit it to WoK. Haha.

    #9225
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    Universal Head
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    Just first impressions. Iโ€™ve only played WoK twice!

    #9259
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    CK Lai
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    BTW, speaking of Confrontation: I have an opportunity to get an almost new copy of Hybrid and its expansion for a decent price. It’s not cheap, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg either. Probably full retail for a game like Imperial Assault and the inevitable big box expansion that will doubtless come out.

    Do you think it’s worth it? Opinions range from “the rules are junk” to “one of the best board game skirmish games available”.

    #9260
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    Universal Head
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    Though I spent AGES getting the rules summary right, Iโ€™ve never played it, but Iโ€™ve read good reports of its gameplay. And the figures are metal and very nice.

    #9262
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    CK Lai
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    Wow. That’s dedication ๐Ÿ™‚

    I thought from the amount of work you put in that you’d already played the game.

    Thanks for your input!

    PS. There seems to be a lot of recent re-interest in Confrontation and even Hybrid as there’s a lot of video and gameplay reviews out on youtube (surprisingly). More than a game of similar vintage: Battlelore 1st Ed.

    #9264
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    Universal Head
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    Apart from my own, I canโ€™t see any newish Confrontation videos – can you point me to them?

    #9266
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    CK Lai
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    Sorry. I meant Hybrid. Not the main Confrontation game. ๐Ÿ™

    #9268
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    Universal Head
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    Ahh, must watch those battle reports.

    Anyway, I reckon itโ€™s probably worth picking up if you have the opportunity to grab it. It will probably never return in such an elaborate form.

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