Forlorn Hope Posted May 31, 2008 Share Posted May 31, 2008 Thanks for everyone's insights into my questions. Right now I only know one other mini wargamer and he plays mostly Warhammer and WH40k. I borrowed his WAB book to get a feel of the game, and he's also taken me through a game of Warhammer to go over the rules. I noticed that the dice can triumph superior tactics and its too random for my tastes. I see what you mean a bit - in WHF esp. dice and some of the rules can mean that tactics don't matter all that much. I haven't found WAB to be this way, though. There are other's on the list with more experience (Damon?), but it seems like the more or less standardized stat lines in WAB means that, if you get a flank, or if you bring healthy units in to fight fatigued/half-strength units, you will generally do well. As a side note, I think you will find all kinds of WAB players in Fort Worth. When I was trying to get something going in Bryan/College Station it seemed like there was a big community in Fort Worth. The Thursday Night Irregulars have seemed like the have good stuff going on, but they also have seemed, in the past, to be a bit prickly. I would give them a try, but you might also join some online WAB lists and see where and who people are. I prefer 25/28mm, as that's what I paint for my D&D games. The 25mm figures at Old Glory look servicable and have enough variety. I have two sets of OG samurai and they paint up really well. I also saw that another company (Warlord?)is making 25mm Roman and Celt plastic figures for FoG that are selling $30 for 50. That's a price point attractive enough for me to give it a try. There are two plastic minis companies in the works, I think (see this thread). They both look great, and I plan on getting some at some point. I have personally been unhappy with Old Glory for many of their lines. They "will do," but when everything is said and done I would rather look for deals, take it slow, and end up with minis I really like rather than some that "will do." I do have some in some fo my armies, but I am most happy with my minis when I buy the ones I really want. Balck Tree designs has been having some good sales recently, but I don't know what they are doing now (and I don't think they have Japanese). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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