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Now, I really like Red Corsairs intro to warmahordes, it's a good, quick and basic intro, but I'm starting to feel we need a little more of an introduction to the game, and it's factions/rules, especially for those who are coming over from Fantasy/40k, and trying to figure out how the game works and plays.

We're starting to get a few more people posting about Warmahordes around here, and as a game, it seems to be gaining quite a lot of popularity around the place, so it might be time to update the intro thread, especially as a whole new edition has come around since the thread was created.

So, with that in mind, this thread is about seeing what people think should be in starter thread/s, how we should set it out, and so on. Just a basic brain storm about anything you might want to see in there, and for people to volunteer to help out with it.

What I think we need -

General introduction to Warmahordes
- Links to the Free downloadable rules sets
- Introduction to the basic rules, including how focus works
- Explanation of Hordes, it's compatibility with WM, and how Fury works.
- Types of models (Warcasters, Units, Solos, Jacks and Warbeasts)
- What Books/cards you need.
- Game sizes and scenarios
- ???

Faction run down
- Example of some iconic models, to show off the look of the army
- A brief bit about their style of play/theme
- Links to resources/more info about the factions?

Extra information
- Comparisons to Fantasy/40k
- Links to bat-reps of people playing
- Information about Pressgangers, and how to get game demos
- Information on Privateer Press.
- Link to official errata.
- Changes from Mk1 to Mk2 (for those who were playing last edition)
- ???
Something like that? I think we could fit all that in a single thread, or we could break it up into 2-3 threads, like:
1) "Introduction to Warmachine/Hordes"
2) "Introduction to the Factions"
3) "Switching from Warhammer to Warmachine".

Personally, considering this is mostly a Warhammer Forum, having a good run down on switching from one system to WM/H would be a good idea.

Anyway, this is just to get an idea of what people think should be in a new intro thread, so tell me:

What else should be in the thread?
What shouldn't be in there?
How should it be organised?
Can you help Write some of it?
 

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I should qualify this by saying that I don't play this system currently but...

Whilst good intro threads are a good idea, be careful not to fall in to the trap of trying to answer every question. You need to find a balance of answering some questions, but leaving room for others to be asked, as you want this area to grow.

A large part of increasing the popularity of an area and encouraging more threads, is having people ask all those little questions that may seem trivial to a veteran player. Without lots of "how does this work?" and "what goes well with this?" questions, you risk this area being fairly quiet.

Hope that helps :)
 

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Too right squeek, and you always did a good job of balancing that when you were modding the Fantasy forums. Don't go too in depth, don't have everything answered in the stickies, but something to get people interested and talking would be great :)
 

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Now, I really like Red Corsairs intro to warmahordes, it's a good, quick and basic intro, but I'm starting to feel we need a little more of an introduction to the game, and it's factions/rules, especially for those who are coming over from Fantasy/40k, and trying to figure out how the game works and plays.

We're starting to get a few more people posting about Warmahordes around here, and as a game, it seems to be gaining quite a lot of popularity around the place, so it might be time to update the intro thread, especially as a whole new edition has come around since the thread was created.

So, with that in mind, this thread is about seeing what people think should be in starter thread/s, how we should set it out, and so on. Just a basic brain storm about anything you might want to see in there, and for people to volunteer to help out with it.

What I think we need -



Something like that? I think we could fit all that in a single thread, or we could break it up into 2-3 threads, like:
1) "Introduction to Warmachine/Hordes"
2) "Introduction to the Factions"
3) "Switching from Warhammer to Warmachine".

Personally, considering this is mostly a Warhammer Forum, having a good run down on switching from one system to WM/H would be a good idea.

Anyway, this is just to get an idea of what people think should be in a new intro thread, so tell me:

What else should be in the thread?
What shouldn't be in there?
How should it be organised?
Can you help Write some of it?
I play Warmachine/Hordes, 40K, and Fantasy. I play each system in a rotation to avoid stale gaming and codex waiting. I play a system for about 8-10 weeks and then I take 2-4 weeks off from tale top gaming entirely. I just finished 8 weeks of Fantasy and will be playing Warmachine/Hordes until December. During this time frame I promise to help with Tatica's , Battle Reports, and Painting.
 

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Given that I've only played introduction games so far, I can't be of much help right now but in a month or so I should get enough experience to start barking wisdom. :) Until then, I can help with checking language (lol at me, being a foreigner), punctuation and style. Hell, maybe I could add a few thoughts to 40K-WM comparisons. Oh and combing texts to make sure we only say important stuff and don't get entangled in the details.

The only thing I'd add is that when we say a few words about each faction, we should write a "recommended for" bit. It can be tremendously useful. I remember that some ten years ago there was a PC game in our country that had a manual (good times, good times) with stuff like that; about one of the races it said "We recommend them for beginners, veterans who want to try out new strategies and anyone who loves genocide on a galactic scale". In that moment I knew I'll be playing with those guys. :biggrin:
 

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Sounds good: "Protectorate of Menoth: Recommended for beginners to veterans, who love strong support and synergy between units, saying "No" to enemies, and burning people alive in the name of Menoth."

Don't worry too much about being a newbie, so am I, so are most of the posters on this bit of the forum. We'll do what we can, and fix it up as we go along :)
 

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I agree. We need a real and genuine introduction to The Iron Kingdoms universe sticky.

We especially need a "guide to choosing your own faction thread."

There's got to be someone on this board who is really experienced right?
 
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