Finally it happened, I finally managed to find some time and a place to put my gameboard and place all the units on it.
Well you know how these things go, you get this game and are keen to give it a go, but suddenly everybody seems to need you. Suddenly all sorts of things have to be done and when you think you have some time, something new and unexpected needs your attention.
But today I finally found a quiet corner and put my stuff on the board. So now I can try and learn the game when I find a quiet moment.
Quite an impressive number of figures I must say. When you put them all on there the board is full and leaves little room for movement. And here I was allready planning to buy, almost, every expansion. But now I'm not so sure, as (as said) the board is allready full with what I've got. Am I right in assuming that you only use a limited number, wich are named in scenarioes, and you'll never ever use it all? Somehow that sounds a bit disappointing. But than again with this games system, where you have to conquer a number of banners, it's likely the game is over before you've even mover every units.
Also. looking at the armies, I've discovered one thing I don't like about the miniatures wich is the difference in scale.
No I'm not bother by enormous creatures, I think it is fully acceptable they are larger than human figures. But I do find it a bit annoying that the red sword and archer units are so muc larger then the other sword units. Oh sorry I'm talking about them ugly critters, what are they orcs? It jus doesn't seem right, it looks akward to me. Surely it can't have been so much trouble to get them in the same scale. Afterall the did manage to get all the mounted unit on the same scale.
Same thing with the human, the archers and red sword units are much larger than the other troops. Oh wait, can it be that they did this on purpose to indicate these units are stronger? Still I don't like it, to me it looks akward.
No such problems with the dwarfs, they all are the same size, so there goes my theory about the red swordsmen out of the window. Allthough ofcourse it than again collides with my sens for scale that the dwarves are actually the largest footsoldier figures on the field. Now I don't know why but for some reason I had expected dwarves to be small.
If anyone can explain the logic of the different scales, please do, I'm allways eager to learn.