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dominic_star
06-11-2010, 21:11
I am looking at starting this as a fun side project to play with the girlfriend. Will probably start with the B5A box set if anything and was just wondering what the battlefield size generally is for both Warmaster and B5A?

Bel_555
07-11-2010, 10:21
4'x5' or 4'x6' will be enough

Botjer
07-11-2010, 10:23
i havnt played warmaster yet, but i think its the same size as a normal warhammer table, 4' x 6' is it?

dominic_star
07-11-2010, 13:59
Thanks, looks like I need to sort out some modular boards then. SOON :D

HereticalGeek
07-11-2010, 20:57
What armies are you thinking about starting up?

azraelezekiel
09-11-2010, 15:18
You can manage on smaller.
we play 3' x 6' it can sometimes affect flanking moves but not very often.
It does depend on the size of your games.
Playing 3000 point skaven versus tombkings can get a bit cramped on a smaller table ;)

dominic_star
09-11-2010, 21:36
What armies are you thinking about starting up?

Dark Elves definitely but not sure on the other. The consensus seems to be that high elves and chaos are the beginners choice so maybe chaos.

Cpt. Drill
10-11-2010, 00:56
Dark Elves definitely but not sure on the other. The consensus seems to be that high elves and chaos are the beginners choice so maybe chaos.

I would say that the only armies that are not great for beginners would be Skaven, orcs and goblins and demons (Bretonnians can be a little funny too). Other than those all the armies are pretty standard, that being said due to warmaster being relatively simple no armies are that difficult to get the feel of, the ones listed just play a little differently to the normal ones.



As for table size I would say 2000pts and under 4x4 is fine anything over you will want a 6x4.

Bel_555
10-11-2010, 03:02
just remember the distance between deployment zones must be 80cm at least (generic 'Pitched battle').

dominic_star
10-11-2010, 13:27
I would say that the only armies that are not great for beginners would be Skaven, orcs and goblins and demons (Bretonnians can be a little funny too). Other than those all the armies are pretty standard, that being said due to warmaster being relatively simple no armies are that difficult to get the feel of, the ones listed just play a little differently to the normal ones.

As for table size I would say 2000pts and under 4x4 is fine anything over you will want a 6x4.

That sounds doable. Believe me I never want to paint another Bretonnian and I still have too many to paint for Warhammer... Was thinking about getting 1k points of two armies then building up.

It's a shame I see all these nice discontinued models - is that because the army lists have been reduced or just because GW can?

Cpt. Drill
11-11-2010, 09:18
It's a shame I see all these nice discontinued models - is that because the army lists have been reduced or just because GW can?

It was done when GW had its big downscale of all the specialist games, As far as I know Warmaster was hit the hardest due to its lack of popularity.

dominic_star
12-11-2010, 23:48
Also what sort of initial outlay am I looking at for a couple of warmaster armies to get good games? Just the armies, forgetting scenery.

Cpt. Drill
13-11-2010, 05:07
To be honest your probably looking at about 100 for a 1000pts army (give or take, Chaos you could make for half that and undead could be double!).

I wrote a variation for Warmaster (Dubbed Warmaster Skirmish) that plays almost exactly like warmaster but for a fraction of the cost. You can see it elsewhere on this forum, reports tell me that the link no longer works but I can still download it from here. I am trying to put together a new version of it which I will upload in a few days (time allowing). It is a great way for people just starting out to experience the game using actual models.

dominic_star
13-11-2010, 08:56
Thanks. Seems I will be using a lot of rival company models for this then :)

I'll take a look at the mod thanks.

StefDa
02-12-2010, 10:01
I would suggest taking a look at the Battle of Five Armies LOTR thing - if you start Elves/Dwarves/Men/Greenskins there could be a good start there - especially if you have a mate to split with. I might even be interested in order to get the Dwarves!

I usually prefer a 4'x4' table in my 1000-1500 pts games. If you expand to 2000 pts per side you will probably want at least a 4'x6' table!

StefDa
02-12-2010, 10:54
I just looked through the Battle of Five Armies - it is only really a good deal if you want to start Greenskins and partly Elves. Seems my memory failed me.