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  1. Glad you enjoyed it. I just played again with my son tonight. It's such an elegant and good looking game. I'm not really fussed that it's dead and unless it's a particularly interesting setting I'm not likely to invest in another C&C based game I'll keep playing with what I've got.
  2. Ha! Well I will say this for Battletech, it is at least playable which is more than can be said for some of its 1980s contemporaries. However when I want lance vs lance combat I reach for "Mech Attack!" (A fantastic fast playing indie ruleset) In order to be able to finish the battle in less than 2 hours. I even run it in 25/28mm at conventions. For larger scope battles Alpha Strike is a good option. This leads me to one of the best things about Runewars. Like most of my favorite games it plays fast! When your game time is a workday evening short satisfying games are great. Just started playing Battlelore with my son and the game time is similarly perfect.
  3. Thanks! I got the idea for green from a BoS blog by a fellow named Ben. https://www.beastsofwar.com/liveblogentry/bens-christmas-army/ Seemed a nice change from usual armor colors though I avoided his 'Christmas' army look by substituting brown and blue where he used Red.
  4. Thanks for sharing. Lots to consider and I'll be looking forward to what you all come up with for Runewars. In response to some of your points: 1, 2. I really agree that alot was accomplished in 2 years. In my mind 4 complete factions is a complete game. I'm sure many folks were hoping for the longevity and scope of XWing but that was not in the cards and RW did much better than most new games do before their demise. 3. Definitely agree. We're on hiatus but my club had 8 years of meeting every other week and playing games we like regardless of age or popularity , most of which are some combination of obscure, dead, indie or old. Chicago Skirmish Wargames 4. You're in Chicago too? Will be in touch... 5. New stuff is low priority for me. My wargaming purchases are probably 33% new and the rest used. 6. Comparisons are tricky. Battletech is my absolute favorite gaming universe but CBT (not a fan) vs Runewars (quite good) is a masterclass in how rules have improved in the last 30 years. As it happens, just this afternoon I was talking to the guy in my game club that got into Runewars with me. He and I both got the game in the Adepticon Swag Bag and split the boxes. He had been my most frequent opponent he will also be scooping up some Waiquar units at current closeout prices. However, we both agreed that while we may play Runewars in the future, for both of us the interest now would be more to complete and paint our armies regardless of what game they might be used in. This sort of thing is what we've always done. For us, the opportunity to build and paint a new army is never constrained by a single game. As an example, figures from my chaos fantasy army (made from Battlemasters, GW, Ral Partha, and others) has seen battle in Song of Blades (original and Advanced), Kings of War, Of Gods and Mortals, Dragon Rampant, Frostgrave and likely others that I don't recall. Though my gaming has slowed lately, it's likely that my Daquan will see battle in a similarly broad range of games. Regardless of the status of Runewars, these fellows... ... will fight on.
  5. Just made my last purchases of Runewars miniatures. 2 more packs of heavy crossbow and the Baron. A bit of melancholy now that the game has died but also some satisfaction that things went about well as I'd hoped. I knew from the beginning in 2017 that Runewars would be short lived but my goal was a bit of fun with this new game while I collect and paint an army of Good Guys that could face my Chaos Bad Guys in a variety of games. I had fun with the game until the closing of an FLGS killed the game locally. I painted most of 4 starter boxes and some additional. My 4 boxes of archers will likely never see a game of Runewars but when I paint them and a few others I'll have an army big and varied enough for KoW or any other fantasy wargame. So my overarching feelings are satisfaction and some thankfulness. -I enjoyed learning a new (I'd not played XWing)kind of rules system that was quite a nice change of pace. -It was a neat experience to be playing a current game with a fairly active community at an FLGS. -I've got everything I need for mass battle ( KoW, etc.) Good Guy Army. -Due to some box trading and closeouts it was actually fairly affordable! -I came to appreciate the Terinoth setting and I'm now enjoying it more with Battlelore 2nd that my son and I have been playing. So, thanks to FFG and the community. I got out of this just what I'd expected and a bit more. I'm mostly going back to indie gaming but I enjoyed my time at the cool kids table and I'm sure it won't be the last time FFG gets some of my gaming dollars. Good Luck and Godspeed.
  6. As a bit of context, I've recently come into a bunch of IA stuff and I've been enjoying playing and painting quite a bit of Runewars. I wanted to love Legion and spent some time reading as much as I can about it. As much as Legion would seem to be aimed right at buyers like me (active wargamers who LOVE star wars) I'll be skipping it. Part of that is disgust over the scale change which seems like a bizairre combination of a money grab and FGG not taking an easy chance to reward it's fans, many of whom have spend years buying IA product. Part is just not needing another project when I've already got Runewars, IA, Konflikt '47, Frostgrave and various other irons in the fire. That said, if the Legion scale was the same as IA, I'd find it very hard to resist going in. In the end, I'm not a tournament gamer anyway so if I decide I want more or different rules than IA skirmish there are plenty of other great rulesets I can use to game with the IA figs I have on my own terms.
  7. I use Purple Power for stripping the paint from plastic figures and I have literally stripped hundreds of miniature figures (no joke). It works better, and costs less than the more commonly used Simple Green. It might not fully remove all the black primer if it's oil based, but all the acrylic paint and primer will come off. Perfectly safe for plastic, PVC, metal, resin, etc but it will weaken and usually break superglue bonds. It's adviseable to use rubber gloves since a bit won't hurt your skin, but it can severely dry out your skin.
  8. Longtime wargamer but newbie to IA here. I ignored the game for a long time, but a big lot just got dropped in my lap via a raffle and I couldn't resist so here I am, with plans to buy more! I'm kind of in love with these IA minis but I'm never happy with plain painted bases on my miniatures so I'm curious what folks are doing to their bases either adding balast/foliage/etc or in completely rebasing. For myself I don't think I want foliage or balasted bases (already doing that for Runewars) but I'm open to being convinced otherwise. Also, I don't want to drop alot of $ on this so I'm leaning towards one of the following. -Champ Industries Plastic bases. Cheap and a great deck plate type pattern but I've used them alot already, and there isn't much varation. -Sedition wars bases. Again not a ton of variation but very cool and I've got oodles from parting out 3 copies of that game. Was going to rebase my space marines with these, but I don't think that's going to happen anymore. -Regular 25mm rounds topped Deathray Designs card base toppers. They're just card, but there's alot of options and they're looking pretty good on some Mice and Mystics figs I'm in-progress on. Any other suggestions? Pictorial examples much appreciated. I'd even be interested in ballast/foliage schemes. Thanks in advance!
  9. I base the trays. Not a fan of the look of plain trays and based figs.
  10. We're playing at Greenfire Games in Oak Lawn, just south of Chicago. They have folks playing Runewars and Armada on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A very nice, clean and well-lit shop that is growing their miniature gaming. If that doesn't work for you, I'm on the West Side and am often available for games at my place or elsewhere. Shoot me a PM and we can discuss.
  11. Yep. I used it as the bases for the forest, ruins, and spikes. If you buy thin ones you can cut it with Scissors! I still had to use glue for the ballast even though they do have adhesive on them. The foam rubber hills don't need bases.
  12. This was actually from last month, but it was our first chance at playing with the Infantry Command Upgrade set and my first experience dealing with a Death Star. Finally turned it into a proper AAR. https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/06/20/aar-runewars-battle-at-greenfire/ Also, another buddy of mine has an in-progress post about his Waiqar army. https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/06/08/tutorial-painting-runewars-waiqar-the-undying/
  13. If you use adhesive backed Vinyl Floor Tile (also known as "VCT" Vinyl Composite Tile) you get a bit more rigidity and durability and the adhesive is already present. Super cheap too. If you buy the thin ones, each tile is less than 40 cents.
  14. More room to deploy and it allows you to add more terrain while maintaining room for maneuver.
  15. I think you're absolutey correct. 3 deep seems fine for standard games. I just think it's also pretty clear that if you want to dramatically increase the size of the game, you're going to need that extra foot of space for deployment and maneuver.
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