View Full Version : Warhammer Skirmish??

09-02-2012, 23:03
Hey, do you guys think it's still possible to play warhammer skirmish with 8th edition rules??

I used to LOVE WH Skirmish, but now it seems to have vanquised.

09-02-2012, 23:05
I think so juist some small tweeks.

Duke Ramulots
09-02-2012, 23:06
I play mordheim, it i a fantastic skirmish game in the warhammer world.

09-02-2012, 23:21
Skirmish combined with 8th ed rules I think would probably work fine except one part.
Always striking in initiative order.
Combat Resolution meant nothing in Skirmish, so the +1CR for charging is pointless.
So striking in init order when you charge means there's no use to charging.

Also, I suspect High Elves would do very well with the ASF rule. Swordmasters I suspect would smash just about anything.

10-02-2012, 00:09
i second mordheim

10-02-2012, 05:48
We have used skirmish in 8th ed a few times, mostly attached to some campaign.

We kept the strike as Initiative, mostly because we found letting charges hit first to be to strong. But what we did for the last one was remove random charge distances. With possible 25 guys on the table rolling 8+ charge rolls a turn seemed excessive. Instead we used the old double movement for charges. Worked rather well but you will find certain armies are far stronger at skirmish then others. Namely if you use the knock down, stun, and out of action.

10-02-2012, 19:20
Yeah for skirmish games double movement is fine. Although this leaves a quandry for swiftstriders - perhaps triple movement? Or just D6 charge, and swiftstriders get 2d6 and pick the highest?

Mordheim is good, necromunda is excellent - both have roots heavily in fantasy lore.

10-02-2012, 21:17
I haven't played Skirmish (I'm sure it's doable and fun) but I always vote up for people playing Mordheim.

12-02-2012, 16:43
Some really god ideas here. May have to try and persuade people to give this a go at our games club.

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