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by Eisho
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Combat Table Flaws - What am I missing ?
Replies: 37
Views: 8652

I agree that the term 'parry' is being used to term what is actually a 'block' but regardless, you would still need additional rules to give the rapier an advantage against the greatsword (or a wakizashi against a no-dachi). Blocking especially but parrying (in the true sense) as well were not the b...
by Eisho
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Combat Table Flaws - What am I missing ?
Replies: 37
Views: 8652

I'm not making a quality judement here as to what way is better or worse, but it is a difference, and a significant one. It can decide if a game is sutiable or not for a partciular genre/setting. I think this is a very important point. The weapons tables are presumably based on Glorantha and/or a G...
by Eisho
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: SRD?
Replies: 1
Views: 996

From the home page click on the link for RuneQuest then scroll down. The SRD in PDF can be found under the RuneQuest-Main Rulebook section, along with the logo if you need it.

Cheers,

Eisho
by Eisho
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: S&P Wargamer #36: Battlefield Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 9963

My vote would be for woodland because I've got more scenery and props for a woodland battle (as I suspect most people have). Urban would also be welcome (plus if Stalingrad looks likely then building up a larger set of urban props would be cool). Desert is a bit limited for me. The Middle-Eastern Al...
by Eisho
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: S&P Wargamer #36: Battlefield Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 9963

Regardless of the official answer, you could consider any units that were "camouflage challenged" to be recent reinforcements brought in from outside of the theater you are playing in. If you were consistantly playing in an arctic environment, you could do a quick and sloppy whitewash in much the s...
by Eisho
Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: S&P Wargamer #36: Battlefield Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 9963

S&P Wargamer #36: Battlefield Evolution

The coverage of BE is very exciting. I can't wait to get my hands on the game. The models look gorgeous. A question occurs to me: Will the models be immediately available in different camo patterns for different theatres?

Cheers,

Eisho
by Eisho
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Starship Troopers Evolution
Replies: 712
Views: 236970

@Malgamus

There are two versions of Signs and Portents (S&P). Both are free e-zines that can be downloaded from Wargames Online by clicking the link on the Mongoose home page. One covers wargames, the other RPGs. You'll be able to download the back catalogue.

Welcome to SST.

Cheers,

Eisho
by Eisho
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? Wargaming, painting minis or both?
Replies: 38
Views: 14985

What do you prefer? Wargaming, painting minis or both?

With the announcment of pre-painted minis and the reaction on the SST board, I'm curious to know: What do you prefer? Wargaming, painting minis or a bit of both?

Cheers,

Eisho
by Eisho
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Starship Troopers Evolution
Replies: 712
Views: 236970

I do paint my own stuff for fun (masochistic fun perhaps?) but they paint much better than I do, and if you compare the amount of time I spend painting a mini to the amount I can earn working in that time, they paint it much, much cheaper than I do. Agreed. I have used a painting service based in T...
by Eisho
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Stalingrad: Pre-painted minis?
Replies: 22
Views: 10925

I'd be a definite (read: automatic) customer for a Stalingrad box set with pre-painted minis. Presumably this (the superior pre-painted minis) is the huge leap forward in miniatures predicted by Matt at the beginning of the year (or was it the end of 2005?) and I can see why. The lack of time for pa...
by Eisho
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: RuneQuest SRD & Logo Licence
Replies: 70
Views: 19500

Thanks a lot for this Matt. Much appreciated.

Eisho
by Eisho
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Stalingrad: Pre-painted minis?
Replies: 22
Views: 10925

Stalingrad: Pre-painted minis?

There was some talk a few months ago about an 'all-in-one-box' wargame for Stalingrad. With the announcement regarding Starship Troopers, Battlefield Evolution and pre-painted minis, can anyone answer if Stalingrad is still a possibility and will it receive the same treatment? (My vote is for pre-pa...
by Eisho
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Starship Troopers Evolution
Replies: 712
Views: 236970

I'm all for pre-painted minis and am amazed at the standard displayed in the photographs. There was a time when I enjoyed the painting and modelling side of the hobby (early Warhammer days) but with two kids and a million things to do I just don't have the time anymore to paint. I'd much rather play...
by Eisho
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Far East Campaign Setting: Any interest?
Replies: 27
Views: 7473

Representing the different martial arts schools is one of the most important things for me. I don't think superhuman abilities belong in a RuneQuest setting but this is fantasy and magic does exist so elements of the make-believe can find their way into the world. Plus, as combat tends to be a major...
by Eisho
Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Far East Campaign Setting: Any interest?
Replies: 27
Views: 7473

I see the realism of RuneQuest as being one of the most attractive points of the system. It's certainly one of the main reasons why I have always preferred it to D&D. I suspect that most other people playing RuneQuest are playing it because, among other reasons, it has a more pronounced grounding in...
by Eisho
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Matt Sprange interview on RPGnet
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Thanks a lot for the links. :D

Eisho
by Eisho
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Martial Arts
Replies: 23
Views: 5785

Well, obviously it would take a superhuman to head butt an enemy mounted on a horse and the same would appear to be true for an enemy on foot wielding a sword and shield. It is a misconception however that combatants were always so-armed. A fighter could find himself without a sword or shield for a ...
by Eisho
Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Martial Arts
Replies: 23
Views: 5785

'Martial arts' (the empty handed variety) were designed to be used in conjunction with a weapon. What you see nowadays (including schools that use weapons) is not, for the most part, historically accurate. This is primarily because schools tend to focus on training people for one-on-one combat withi...
by Eisho
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Far East Campaign Setting: Any interest?
Replies: 27
Views: 7473

@Nephilim Thanks for the response. I was planning on doing some work on martial arts as shorter PDFs. I plan to start with historical Western martial arts that are realistic and will immediately fit into any Gloranthaesque setting. A Far East campaign setting will be much more involved (and a lot mo...
by Eisho
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Far East Campaign Setting: Any interest?
Replies: 27
Views: 7473

Far East Campaign Setting: Any interest?

Would anyone on this forum be interested in seeing a Far East-based campaign setting for Runequest? Based on China, Japan and Korea with staple character types along with some new innovations.

Cheers,

Eisho