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Default Warmachine Two Player Battle Box details

Searching the net and came across this. I don't know how much it will cost as there was no price listed yet, but this looks like it will give AoBR a good run for it's money. Especially when you consider that the minis in the Warmachine box are standard Warmachine minis and not cheap starter minis like you get in AoBR, and also you get two legal armies in the Warmachine box unlike AoBR.

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Details of the contents of the upcoming Warmachine Two Player Battle Box have been posted.

The box will feature Khador v. Menoth and contain the complete Warmachine Prime Mk II rules in a travel-sized booklet (86 pages).

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Rules booklet (86 pages)
introductory guide
dice
ruler
17 plastic Warmachine models with corresponding stat cards
Khador Army

Warcaster Kommander Sorscha
Juggernaut Heavy Warjack
Destroyer Heavy Warjack
Man-O-War Shocktrooper Unit(5)
Protectorate Of Menoth Army

Warcaster High Exemplar Kreoss
Crusader Heavy Warjack
Vanquisher Heavy Warjack
Repenter Light Warjack
Exemplar Cinerators Unit(5)
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Cool. Wonder if they'll do a hordes version.
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Maelstrom have a listing:
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/inde...ss_xxx_101_000

I assume it's the same item since it has no pic of description.

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Soo.. costs more then the GW equivlent set, but for less...

Yup, they;'re a major threat to GW's hold on the market with all these copied ideas.
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Soo.. costs more then the GW equivlent set, but for less...

Yup, they;'re a major threat to GW's hold on the market with all these copied ideas.
Not much more, and you actually get a playable army. What do you get in AoBR?
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Not much more, and you actually get a playable army. What do you get in AoBR?
An army that is already a playable army
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An army that is already a playable army
The AoBR armies are pretty shitty though.

This you're getting a bunch or Warjacks so it's quite neat, I don't think you can ever claim that a two player boxset is ripping off GW. That is pretty much blind fanboyism there as it's a standard in the industry.

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An army that is already a playable army
I didn't even think the units in the AoBR box makes up 1000 points.
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Good stuff. Although it's a pretty weird start to an army (point wise that is).

If my memory serves me well, that's: -6, +7, +9,+9 for the khador starter. So it's a sort of an "odd" 19 points army. It's a solid starting point to work towards the basic 35p game though.

I'm actually curious to see if their new pocket size rulebook will be equally good and full color as their other books.

Good move from PP. That's quite a lot of cash you save with this box. Reasonable release: solid and easy, pretty straightfoward models to start with and get to grips with the basics of the game.

As for the inevitable horde of fanbois who'll come along and say that PP is trying to copy GW at this point.... Try actually playing this game and compareing the way PP handles their business/customers/gamedesign compared to GW (and be amazed at how much GW could actually learn from this company). PP doesn't try to be anything like GW, but a two-army starter box was something that was missing for a looooong time now. Good that they plugged that gap.
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Soo.. costs more then the GW equivlent set, but for less...

Yup, they;'re a major threat to GW's hold on the market with all these copied ideas.
This game will be more than a third cheaper for Australians (RPP $100, while AoBR= $165), and you'll still have the options of getting the normal battle boxes as well. Seems like a good idea to me, and it fits in with the parents who only want to spend $100 on a Christmas or birthday present. Sure, you're not getting the same number of models, but it does have 2 fully legal armies included at a cheaper price than buying them separately.

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Good stuff. Although it's a pretty weird start to an army (point wise that is).

If my memory serves me well, that's: -6, +7, +9,+9 for the khador starter. So it's a sort of an "odd" 19 points army. It's a solid starting point to work towards the basic 35p game though.
I wish they could fit in a 1pt solo for both, though that would have to be a mechanik for each side to bring it up to a perfect 20, and that would mean the box includes one of each type of unit (Warcaster, Jacks, Unit and Solo), but they probably wanted to keep the started sets to pure plastic models, which are far easier for new players.

Edit: I think you're addition is a little off, pSorcha only has +5 WJ points, so it's a perfect 20 points

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