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  1. New Units release dates

    I think there is a problem when you're comparing the release of a game in 2016 or 2017 to a game released in '87 or '88. In 1987 the internet wasn't a regular thing, there weren't many major websites or forums to go read and learn about the games. Cell phones weren't popular so it wasn't easy to text or call a friend and get a game together which meant it was difficult to get others talking about it on a grand scale. The only way to learn about a game from 1987 was to see it on TV or go to the game store. Today I learned about it from a friend who texted me a link to a website so I checked that out. He had the pieces so he had me try out his army and texted me about it and all the new things that I could see on a website. Marketing has changed drastically and so too has technology. There is an expectation in today's world, albeit an unfair expectation, but an expectation none the less, to receive information constantly. That's obviously not feasible or fair, but to have a game that is less than a year old and to have a full quarter of the year go by with no information. That is no way to gain a new fan base. Obviously I love that they're doing this journey with new players new to miniatures and games and they're documenting the battle reports, but the marketing needs to hype this game a bit more. I have been told this is typical for a miniatures game and we saw this with Armada and we saw this with this other game. That's great for those that are used to miniatures games and used to these different games that have been out for years. Armada has been out for years, at a snails pace they still have years of expansions so it's easy to get into it, there is a fan base created with plenty of options. A new game obviously has it's struggles. In today's world though, people want everything constant, the internet is a beast that way. I love playing Runewars, it's a fun strategic game, and there is nothing like watching Ravos destroy a whole unit on his own. The issue is the typical person who has never been into miniatures and is right on the edge of playing miniatures games (like myself) they're not used to the way miniatures works, and they may, like myself, understand nothing can be constant. They too, reasonably though would expect more than one iota of information per quarter, especially considering the game is in it's infancy and the factions aren't even on a level playing field. So while I do look forward to Runewars future and the massive success I'm sure it can be, if they don't do something about it now, it will die before it's ever truly alive, because in 1987-1990 people didn't expect constant information, in 2018 we at least expect consistency.
  2. Runewars Players Global Map

    This seems like a Soldier 76 thing from Overwatch
  3. Struggling With Latari

    This is all exactly how I lose to Latari. 3x2 archers with wind rune and a support scion is a stupidly good combo. Latari are extremely mobile. Making them even more mobile with wind rune sometimes almost feels like cheating. I've literally had Ardus ready to charge into Aliana, only for her to shift around my Ardus and basically wave at him as she runs by him. Only to immediately have the Leonx riders come crashing in from behind where Aliana was (keyword: was) and dropping Ardus to 1 hp left.
  4. FFG if you're watching no news is bad news

    10th of January? That isn't possible I would say, only because we would have at least an updated what's upcoming page; but here's hoping they just haven't updated that site.
  5. FFG if you're watching no news is bad news

    or many years old.
  6. FFG if you're watching no news is bad news

    This exactly. It could be as simple as World Championships or North America Championships. Something that shows they're still here. It's not much to ask for somewhat of a regular communication even if the talk is just a reminder they're here.
  7. FFG if you're watching no news is bad news

    A lot of people have said what I posted was to incite negativity or to breed negative reactions. It's not, if you read the post it was directed directly at FFG. I'm not saying we HAVE to get updates all the time, I'm just saying we go every week for 7-8 months and then we go cold turkey after a major release. It would be nice to hear about why the Q4 stuff is being delayed and by how much. I'm not asking for a weekly post. I'm just asking for some update on what they've already talked about as far as a release date. I get they have a huge thing coming out and I understand it's common in the miniatures world for things to just go silent. But because it's common doesn't make it the right thing to do. With how new this IP is I think it's important to at least drop in some kind of information or else you're going to have a lot of people who are either on the fence about getting it or on the fence about keeping it. They're going to jump off the fence and walk away. Do I hope that? Absolutely not, I need more people to dominate with my Uthuk forces. I think it might be different if I wasn't invested in the only faction that doesn't have everything announced and doesn't have the main expansions available.
  8. Looking at the current top 4 or 5 posts all of them are about the annoyance of no news and one is even about quitting because things aren't moving along enough and there isn't enough interest in their area. Many have stated people are waiting for full Uthuk or full Latari and that may take awhile. Obviously I understand they have other things going on and a major new product coming out with the obvious benefit of it having the "Star Wars" title to go with it. I honestly think a simple, "Hey guys, we haven't forgotten about you, this is a busy time we're working on this or that" would go a long way to let us know we aren't forgotten. Obviously we know that, but there is obvious unrest. We haven't heard from you since November 24th. Next Tuesday that will be a month and a half. That's a long time to go silent.
  9. The Best Embedded Heroes?

    I honestly think imbedded isn't a horrible option. He loses his dice, and his surge ability. He loses his brutal but in ST they have brutal so that's not really a loss. ST roll a respectable red/red which with 3 threat can be great (IE reanimates) Ravos then gains health by being in a major block (they must chew through 2/10 to get to Ravos. and 2/15 to kill Ravos. He loses some of his speed and that passive damage is nice, but with a larger Ravos (block of ST) his range of his auto wound is larger and he doesn't fear big blocks as much either. With the rerolls afforded to a 2x2 of ST w/ Ravos (2.5 rerolls) you are looking at great odds of whatever you want. I don't feel like doing the math but your odds of two hits is **** near 90% and the 4 hits is probably somewhere around 30-40%? That's not a bad option. Using this group to get through targets will be devastating. Benefit if high armor target is fighting within range 1 of block as it can damage that unit instead of whatever it's engaged with. In one of my Uthuk games, I killed the last bit of archers the Latari had and then finished off Aliana with the wound. Had my range been increased (2x2 unit) I could have also targeted Maegan.
  10. The Best Embedded Heroes?

    haha, I bet like Uncle Buck (John Candy), Ravos also flips his pancakes with a shovel.
  11. Solo Ardus

    Ardus looks like he should be a tank with that massive armor, but he is an assassin. Play him as a flanker, or as someone to come in after a blocker has taken the brunt. His ability to come in late game and devastate is great, he is no tank though. Even with his +1 defense he's squishy. 3/3 is not a tank.
  12. Struggling With Latari

    As a LEGO builder, do you mean as profession or as a fun hobby, if you say profession I will cry and be so envious at the same time...
  13. Outmaneuvering

    Couldn't agree with Glucose more, blight them bad boys and get rid of their dice. force them to just sit there and rally/+1 defense the whole time, you take a tray away and now they're quite damaged. Blight the cavs too, make them roll 1-2 dice each turn if possible. Try to get a ton of blight on Kari and then hit her with a CL and spend those surges. blight to get rid of die and blight to spend surge. Otherwise, it's just a matter of blocking what you can and flanking what you need to.
  14. We will always refer to them as trophy bearers.
  15. The Best Embedded Heroes?

    Embedding Maro is, in my humble opinion the absolute best hero to imbed. In fact, in my opinion he is better suited imbedded than not. The obvious example that would be against this is his ability to snipe with Fortuna's and his dialed Mortal Wound. Outside of that, I've brought 14 trays in a game additional. Maro in a 2x2 with a 3x2 or 3x3 of reanimates and a couple 2x1 of archers. 14 more trays is a HUGE advantage, I brought 56 ADDITIONAL health points to the fight. @Wraithist cheated and used MOI on his 3x2 of archers and still won, but had he not, I probably would have done just fine. I can't wait to imbed Ravos, I've been having to convince myself NOT to buy a 3rd army expansion so I can do it now. Ravos gets to keep SO MUCH of his stuff imbedded. He gets his set up ability to give everyone panic, he adds precise on a unit that gets 1.5 rerolls already (2x2 and ST's reroll on panic) and he gets his end of activation wound to dish out. ST are a LITTLE slower than him on his own but they can eat a wound if needed. A 2x2 with Ravos imbedded is 20 wounds. Run that into a group of enemy units or near a hero and watch everything drop. You can attack a unit while an enemy hero is in range, attack the unit and spend your wound on hero. So many options. I love the idea of Ravos imbedded, I think it'll be much better when we get Kethra. I think Kari in Outland Scouts, may very well be better than Maro in reanimates. It could be used to get into the enemy side, attack 2 maybe 3 times and just spread a ton of damage around to the whole army. When the real battle begins each unit will be hurting which is a great advantage. I feel like the Kari in Outland Scouts will be a kamikaze unit or saved for the end of the game to finish off an army. Super effective against big blocks of Infantry or archers. I've seen Maegan used with great success, her ability to either do lethal or attack everyone in range on surge is nice, I've seen it used to take out a bunch of small units around her and I've seen it used to do the last few bits of damage needed to get another wound or to finish off a hero. I've almost never seen Hawthorne imbedded, Ardus I think is better suited to lend his crows to the army, he's an expensive upgrade card for what you get in my opinion, though an army that is focused on using surges around him may be beneficial with the added white die. Aliana's ambush pretty much secures her not getting imbedded. We don't know what Kethra will add imbedded, I'm guessing the skill and maybe brutal or precise and hopefully a white die. I'm hoping for the skill, the surge, and the brutal or precise myself. She'll most likely be expensive either way though.