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I’m going to completely contradict your request at what you really don’t want right now, only because I would love to the Super Dungeon Explore get the EOG treatment. 🙂
The concept of Elixir points. Looks like each side starts the game with a certain number and can spend/earn them during the game. But at the same time, assuming I’m interpreting this correctly, the Elixir points are also your ‘victory points’ as the scenarios declare a winner once one reaches a pre-determined amount.
Is that correct?
Looks like there are several different ‘point pools’ for various abilities so I maybe be crossing things up and have this all wrong. 🙂
1) That makes perfect sense, very simple solution.
2) As I was posting that question it finally dawned on me that’s why the models in the attachment boxes are so different… because they’re Special Fighters. Dah. 🙂
I’m soooo kicking myself with the Ram figures right now. I have the Ram army box as well, but at one point I had 3 of the Ram army boxes. I bought them all from MiniatureMarket.com when they bought out Rackham’s inventory a few years ago. At the time the intention was to use them in HeroScape (and that did happen for some of them) but I didn’t need all those models, so I sold one off for what I paid, and I gave another away (keeping one for myself). ARGH!!!!!
We played our first game! Well, sort of… 🙂
My son and I played the first couple learning scenarios this past weekend and it definitely whet the appetite to play more.
I had a couple of rules questions as we start to get into the meat of things (and some of this I’m pretty sure I already know he answer but just wanted to verify).
1) When a unit attacks from range the rule book states that the measurement is taken from the base of the attacking Leader to the base of the defending Leader.
With the formation rules, I assume, in most cases, the Leader model, at worst, is in the middle of the unit. Though it does seem odd to call the unit out of range due to where the Leader model is located, since, that model could be out of range but other models in the unit could be in range (really just an observation, not a question).
Concerning the actual Leader model. If I have an Incarnate in the unit, it’s easy enough to identify, but if there isn’t an Incarnate, or the Incarnate is killed off and a Fighter has to take the reigns, how do you keep track of which model is now the Leader? Maybe a chit or something put next to the model?
2) Special Fighters. When building an army I can include x Special Fighters by giving them certain characteristics. Like the previous question, are there special models for the Special Fighters or do you just appoint certain models as Special Fighters and have to make note of which is which so you can keep track?
I think I’m really just more or less thinking out loud here and already know the answers, or even if there are supposed to specific models for all possible entities in the game, I’ll have to make some concessions since I don’t (and won’t) own everything.
On another note, it cost me a small fortune, but I got my hands on a bunch of metal models for Ram to help flesh out that faction. Very excited.
Yeah, we’re all in at this point. Couple other minis games we play, but none I’m actively buying more stuff for (Super Dungeon Explore and HeroScape). I decided to not get myself into Dust Tactics. Almost went crazy with the holiday sale Fantasy Flight just had, but I was able the reel it in. Would have just been another game I didn’t play. Plan to sell off the two base sets I have to off-set some of the recent spending.
We’re on the cusp here of playing out first game of Confrontation. I’ve spent far too much over the last couple months not too. 🙂
Just sprung for a few metal minis too. I’ve always been one who buys and never paints, but I figure I can manage these since it’s so few. Any tips on matching the color schemes of the existing pre-painted stuff?
So I’ve started the ebay scouring for some of the holes in my collection. As expected the $$ is a bit on the high side, especially when compared to the deep discounts for the pre-pained items from MiniatureMarket.com.
The gaps in my collection fall mostly with ‘leader’ models. That said, it doesn’t look like I’m going to escape without paying upwards of $10-20 (on average) per model (metal & unpainted), which is tough to swallow.
I’m still getting a bargain if I average out the cost per model for my entire collection, but man, $20 for one (albeit really cool) model, is like a punch to the gut.
Worth it you think?
Cool. I know some of those guys from when I used to post over on the HeroScapers.com boards.
I’ll be sure to let you guys know if/when we finally get the game to the table. Probably not til the new year though. I’m very much looking forward to busting out my terrain making materials again after a 4-5 year hiatus. Last project was a city board for 40K that I documented on Scapers (http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showthread.php?t=15282), but that all was sold along with my 40K stuff when I decided I hated assembly and painting.
But now that I have all this Confrontation stuff, I will be knee deep in Styrofoam again!
Cool. I know some of that group from when I used to hang out on the HeroScapers.com boards. Will let you guys know for sure if/when we get this to the table. I’m guessing it won’t be until after the New Year, but it will happen at some point.
Really looking forward to busting out the terrain making materials again. I haven’t done any of that since a City Board I was making for 40K 4-5 years ago that I documented over on Scapers.
A massive project that went by the wayside when I decided to get rid of all my 40K stuff (hated assembly and painting but loved making terrain). But now that I have all this Confrontation goodness, I shall be knee deep in Styrofoam again!
I do, about 30 minutes South of Boston. Fortunately my 12yr old is almost as excited as I am to try it out.
Well, I let my acquisition disorder get the best of me. I already had a bunch of stuff from when Fantasy Flight unloaded all their stock the last few years, and I’ve been grabbing a bit here an there from eBay and Miniature Market for other games. But now that I’ve perused the rule book, I know I’ll really enjoy this game and I’ve been looking for an excuse to start making custom terrain again.
So I might have just dropped more than I’m willing to admit on the rest of the stuff I don’t have that Miniature Market has in stock (two of some).
I just hope I can keep myself away from eBay until I get to at least try it out. 🙂
Been quickly scanning some of the rules this morning and I kind of see what you mean that there’s no hard count on how much of one type of unit should be owned. Really depends on how I like to build. If I like cannon fodder then I should load up on lots of models. But if I like to specialize, I won’t need as many since Special Fighters will take up a lot of those points.
I tend to be a cannon fodder player, so it usually results in me spending far too much on tons of models. 🙂
Let me ask this question though about army building. Are there unique characters? For example, the starter set has Serethis (of the Wolfen) in it. Can there be only one Serethis model in an army? I’m assuming yes, and the ‘leaders’ you can have more than one on the table at the same time are the ones with generic names. Is that close to right?
It’s too bad this game/company went defunct. The big draw for me was great models without need to paint. Though of course I’ve started to troll ebay and man are some of those (unpainted) medal models gorgeous.
I’ve been collecting Confrontation models for a few years. Using them in other games like HeroScape. I think I may be ready to see if we like the game for which they were intended.
Judging from the posts in this thread is doesn’t sound like there is a general rule of thumb for how many boxes of each unit it’s good to have is there?