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by ST_Carl
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Open Combat Rules Questions and Answers
Topic: One statistic for Close Combat and Shooting
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

Re: One statistic for Close Combat and Shooting

Switching to a different issue- issues such as Renown-are you thinking of expanding them in supplements you are trying to line up. I find only a passing ref in the soft cover edition of the rules I'm not sure what you mean here. The easiest way to think of Renown is that it is the term used for Poi...
by ST_Carl
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Open Combat Rules Questions and Answers
Topic: Reputation and linked games
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Reputation and linked games

In the top right corner of the warband Roster there is a box marked 'Reputation'. During a campaign the actions of fighters earn reputation for the warband as a whole rather than for themselves individually. So you simply keep a running a total in that box for the whole warband. Pages 66-67 discusse...
by ST_Carl
Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Open Combat Warbands
Topic: Intro warbands for demo games
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Intro warbands for demo games

Good stuff! Looking at the comparative ATK and DEF across the warbands. Positioning and attacking into the rear is going to be a key part of playing in some of the matchups. Getting the ATK x2 modifier for attacking the rear of the target will help roll multiple attack dice against the high DEF figh...
by ST_Carl
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Open Combat Warbands
Topic: Intro warbands for demo games
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Intro warbands for demo games

Interesting. So MND magic is going to work kind of like thrown weapons, i.e. as a limited ammunition resource. I'm curious, considering Bows/Crossbows/Psychological Attacks have unlimited ammo (and still only cost 1 Renown) - from a gameplay/game mechanical point of view - what informs when a weapo...
by ST_Carl
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Combat Warbands
Topic: Intro warbands for demo games
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Intro warbands for demo games

Just the maneuvering of models into advantageous positions and setting up attacks, seems to be enough tactical challenge to offer a taste of the game? For now, I might stick with a couple of weapons and at most a single ability for each model. Yes, I agree. it's probably best to keep things simple ...
by ST_Carl
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Combat Warbands
Topic: Intro warbands for demo games
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Intro warbands for demo games

... I have kicking about in the mix for the Magic supplement. I'm impatiently awaiting this supplement :). I imagine, magic will buff the significance/usage of Mind. Yes, MND plays a very big role in this supplement. One of the things I particularly enjoy about the Break Point in Open Combat is the...
by ST_Carl
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Combat Warbands
Topic: Intro warbands for demo games
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Intro warbands for demo games

Home rules: Blowgun: Weapon, shoots poisoned darts. May take shoot action. Range 8". Does not cause Force Back. Minor Hit = target loses one Action from its next activation. Solid Hit = target loses two Actions from its next activation. Mend: Channeling ancestral energies, even the most beaten down...
by ST_Carl
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Combat Warbands
Topic: Intro warbands for demo games
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Intro warbands for demo games

The aim is for these warbands to be balanced and fun to play against eachother. Did I succeed? These are great looking warbands, lovely collection of models! With regards to the profiles my main observation is that the models are running quite high MND stat but don't have many ways to utilise that....
by ST_Carl
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Open Combat Rules Questions and Answers
Topic: One statistic for Close Combat and Shooting
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

Re: One statistic for Close Combat and Shooting

Another point has crossed our groups mind. There is one statistic -attack value-for both shooting and hand to hand. Carl explains this below. Question -can a bowman opt to shoot in hand to hand combat and claim the point blank bonus?-seems counter initiative to me but can't see any clarification..a...
by ST_Carl
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Second Thunder Announcements and News
Topic: Is Open Combat dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Is Open Combat dead?

Not dead! Just getting a lot of reorganisation done after the craziness of the last few years. Currently redeveloping the website and getting that working again, plus sorting out the Black Powder supplement for release, along with several other things in the pipeline. There are things happening. Sho...