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Warlord - the state of play

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On 6/19/2015 at 6:32 PM, herzogbrian said:

Warlord is NOT dead...though I think that the name is.

 

 

Herzog Games has been given permission to publish the game under a different name.  We are currently working on producing our own art and diagrams along with a reformatting of the rules in general, adding optional rules and rules for larger multiplayer games.

 

 

The plan is to make the rules available in a PDF format.   We are also in the process of adding new factions to expand the appeal of the game.   If you are interested in helping to playtest new factions please drop me a PM.

 

So that was two years ago... License lapsed? ...any ongoing activity?

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As title says. The game seems interesting, even if I really just intend to buy minis to paint instead of play. With the ridiculous cost of most mini war games, this is one of the few with quality minis that is affordable. 

 

But, like I said, I'm fine with just buying the minis to paint and play occasional pick up games with my friends. Just need to know if there will ever be any new releases? 

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As title says. The game seems interesting, even if I really just intend to buy minis to paint instead of play. With the ridiculous cost of most mini war games, this is one of the few with quality minis that is affordable. 

 

But, like I said, I'm fine with just buying the minis to paint and play occasional pick up games with my friends. Just need to know if there will ever be any new releases? 

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As title says. The game seems interesting, even if I really just intend to buy minis to paint instead of play. With the ridiculous cost of most mini war games, this is one of the few with quality minis that is affordable. 

 

But, like I said, I'm fine with just buying the minis to paint and play occasional pick up games with my friends. Just need to know if there will ever be any new releases?

 

(EDIT: Sorry for triple posting... I didn't realize it would do that.) 

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I doubt there will be any new releases, but the rules & models are still for sale. There are still a few groups that still play consistently.

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Do they have a discord or something? If not, that's a large oversight! I can see this game being played on tabletop sim pretty easily, since you can transcode any 3d model or even image into that game. If it's not a thing, I'd be glad to make one! Even some armies on tabletop sim... 

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That would be rather interesting to have done.  I think making a game that can use the 3D renders that are beginning to take over for mini design and production would be a good use of resources.  But I do not know the costs involved and much as I like the game I obviously have no real input on these things.

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It appears the current intention is for people to buy the miniatures to paint and then play a few occasional game. At one time, there was a kickstarter for a sim but it fell flat on its face. Besides, without any support from Reaper, I doubt very much anyone will try again. Retrospectively, when Reaper launched Warlord back in 2003, I suspected that it got hurt a lot financially. I believe that the 2nd edition and its supplement were doing not too bad but far from ideal when compared to all the successful KS projects on bones. Although new releases will be exciting, you will increase the chance of play imbalance. Warlord already has 20 factions with each one having 2 to 3 different tactics. It is hard to add in something new.

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22 hours ago, EthanRedgrave said:

 

But, like I said, I'm fine with just buying the minis to paint and play occasional pick up games with my friends. Just need to know if there will ever be any new releases?

 

IIRC all planned models for the various factions have been released.  They do not intend to grow the game any more.  It's a fun game, but it never really took off, even with company support and structured tournaments.  All the figures and rulebooks are in stock, so enjoy the game, I just wouldn't expect any more expansions.

 

Or, look at it this way, you're not going to get burned having to buy a new edition rulebook and 'upgraded' models every two years. 

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