Point Calculators + AI Rules Updates

AI Rules, Game Update, Point Calculator

Hi everyone,

Today we’re really happy to announce that we’ve updated our Point Calculators with lots of cool new stuff, plus we’re bringing you one of the many upcoming re-workings of game rules with an update to the Solo AI Rules.


Point Calculators Update

For those of you that are unfamiliar with them, the Point Calculators are booklets with all of the rules and systems we use to create all units in the game, which are available via our Patreon page.

Until now the Point Calculators were pretty cool already, but they felt a little incomplete, especially after the big army updates we did a couple of months ago. So in order to provide our players with the best content we can, we’ve decided to go back and re-work the Point Calculators to bring them to a new glory.

The new versions of the Point Calculators were upgraded with a new layout to make everything clearer to read, as well as having all sections revised to make sure they’re as easy to understand as possible.

On top of that we’ve now added a couple of cool new features:

  • Army Checklist – There’s now a handy checklist in the army creation guidelines that helps you make sure your custom created armies have everything they need to be balanced with all of the official armies in the game.
  • Spell List Creation – We’ve added a new section on how to create your own spell lists and make sure that they’re balanced like the ones from the official armies, as well as the full roster of 35+ spell types that are available in the game.
  • Converting Armies to Firefight/Skirmish – Finally by popular demand there’s also a new section dedicated to how you can convert your custom armies for skirmish games, making sure that you have all the tools you need to play at any game size.

If you’ve always wanted to create your own armies this is the ultimate tool you need in your arsenal, and if you’ve already got the Point Calculator before, then this new version is definitely worth checking out, as it’s the most complete version yet.

The Point Calculators are available only here: www.patreon.com/onepagerules


Solo AI Rules Update

Lately we’ve been working hard at updating a lot of the existing rules, which we’ll be releasing over the next couple of weeks, among other cool new stuff. ;)

Today we’re starting with the Solo AI Rules, which definitely needed an overhaul in terms of how they were written, as well as some other details here and there. We hope that these new versions make it even easier for you to play games against the AI, and if you have any feedback on how we can improve them further please let us know!

Here the full changelog:

  • Overall re-wrote many sections to make them clearer
  • Hybrid units that are moving toward objectives and have no valid targets will now take rush actions instead of advance actions
  • Clarified how to identify enemies that are in the way, and that the AI will consider targets in proximity as valid even if not technically in the way
  • Re-wrote the controlling objectives rules to clarify that non-seized objectives with more friendly non-pinned units than enemies within 3″ already count as controlled
  • Clarified that the advancing rules apply to shooting and hybrid units only
  • AI units with Deadly will now target single-model units first, prioritizing those with the lowest remaining wounds
  • AI units with Indirect now always use Hold actions if they are in range of enemies
  • Firefight/Skirmish: When setting up objectives the table area is now split into 4 instead of 6, and when deploying units and activating them the table are is now split into 2 instead of 3

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Open Call for Writers

Finally just a small update regarding the open call for writers!

We’ve received over 40 submissions, which is way more than we could’ve ever hoped for, and we’re really thankful for everyone that participated.

Since there were so many submissions we weren’t able to read them all yet, but we’re going to get back to the writers as soon as we have decided who we’d like to move forward with for our content.

Honestly it’s really hard to let people down, and it’s so cool that we’ve got so many submissions that we’re thinking about how we could maybe get everyone together to make something cool, a sort of community campaign or something.

Anyway, nothing sure yet, but thanks again for all the submissions. :D

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That’s it for today, next week we’ve hopefully got some even more exciting things for you, but honestly… there’s going to be lots of cool new stuff for a while now!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Open Call for Writers, New Collaboration and More

3D Print, Battle Report, Collaboration, Grimdark Future, Kyoushuneko Miniatures

Hi everyone,

In today’s update we have a great opportunity for those of you that like to write epic stories, a new collaboration for 3D print models, a cool Grimdark Future battle report and finally an update for the forum!


Open Call for Writers

One of the questions we asked during our last Community Survey was if people would be interested in narrative campaigns for our games, which was answered with a very decisive YES from the fans.

Well, if we want to make narrative campaigns, then we’re going to need someone to write all of the cool stories that go into that, recounting heroic deeds and epic battles to the last man.

As you can tell from the little background story blurbs at the beginning of the army lists, we’re not really the best at writing this kind of stuff…

In order to help us get some actual quality stories out there we’re currently looking for writers that would like to work with us, and anyone can apply.

To apply simply send an e-mail with a 150-300 words story set in the Grimdark Future or Age of Fantasy universes to: onepageanon@gmail.com

Make sure to put OPR WRITER at the beginning of the e-mail’s title so that our filter can pick it up, and we’re going to accept applications until the 26th of February.

Anything goes really, so you can send us short stories, battle descriptions, army backgrounds, or whatever else you think can best show off your writing skills.

If you are selected we will contact you for future projects, and here is the deal we are going to offer you for any collaboration:

  • We are going to pay for any content that is going to be distributed commercially, such as Patreon-exclusive content or paid Rulebooks.
  • Any content that is going to be distributed for free is on a voluntary basis, such as community campaigns or similar open content.

This is the first time we’re organizing something like this so things could always change as we move along, but anything we do will always be communicated very clearly.

That’s it, go ahead and send your stories now, we’re looking forward to reading them!

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New Collaboration

Today we’re also really happy to announce that we’ll be collaborating with Kyoushuneko Miniatures to release 3D print fantasy miniatures for Age of Fantasy!

They make really stunning looking fantasy miniatures, which are released via their own Patreon, and they’ve agreed to collaborate with us to provide miniatures specifically designed for our games.

Check out the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Kyoushuneko_Miniatures

The way this is going to work is that they provide us with special miniatures, which are going to be exclusive to our patrons in early access for one month, and after that will be made available for free on CGTrader.

So yeah, more models for you every month, sounds pretty great. :D

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Grimdark Future Battle Report

The fine folks at Atelier d’un Wargamer have posted up a new Grimdark Future battle report, with a 1450pts slaughter of Prime Brothers vs TAO Coalition.

This battle report is in French, but you can use the auto-translate feature on YouTube to get a semi-reliable translation… and also it’s always fun to just watch things die!


Fan-Made Content Section on the Forum

Finally we wanted to let you all know that we have a new section on the official forum for Fan-Made Content: https://onepagerules.proboards.com/board/39/fan-content

Here you will find cool new takes on our existing games, or even total conversions of the one-offs, such as the bombastic WarMechs conversion of WarFleets.

Make sure to check it out and post your own crazy ideas. :)

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That’s it for today. We’re looking forward to reading all of your story submissions, and we’re going to be releasing some more awesome content next week so get ready!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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3D Print Results + Army Updates

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Battle Report, Community Survey, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Today we’re coming back at you with the 3D print survey results, as well as some much needed army updates, and finally a battle report too!


3D Print Survey Results

The 3D print survey results are in, and honestly a lot of stuff was expected, like most people wanting 28mm models, wanting heroes/infantry kits, and being mostly interested in Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy.

So let’s get to the interesting bit, and instead show you the top 5 armies that players are interested in:

  • Battle Sisters
  • Robot Legions
  • Battle Brothers
  • Alien Hives
  • Machine Cult

Seeing these results we’ve decided that our first miniatures set is going to be for the Battle Sisters, and once we’re done with that we’ll make another poll.

Whilst these 5 were the most requested armies, there were plenty of other armies that all got a couple of votes each, and we think that there’s definitely some value added to not only release models for the most popular armies, but to also try out cool stuff that players don’t necessarily expect.

If this 3D print project goes well and enough people sign up to Tier 3 on Patreon, then we’re going to try and release two sets of miniatures each month, one set for the most popular armies, and one set for some underserved armies (or something completely different and cool).

So what’s next?

Well, we’ve already started working on the Battle Sisters set, which will hopefully be released at the beginning of March, and then everyone can sign up to get the models.

After that we’re going to be making a new survey for the next month’s models, which will again be release at the beginning of the next month, etc.

One thing that’s worthy of notice, we already have some Battle Brothers miniatures available, and we’re going to be re-working them for out CGTrader page. These minis are going to always remain free, just to give people a taste of the quality we provide, as well giving them an opportunity to do some test prints before delving deeper.

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Army Updates

This week we’re releasing a very important update, which entails the splitting of various combined armies into individual armies, as well as some other small patches.

For GF/GFF we’re splitting up the Mercenaries into 3 factions, each with their own army illustration as well as a new background story section.

Then we’re also splitting up the Battle Brothers and Prime Brothers into individual factions in response to more and more Prime Brothers models being released, and if we keep them together the list is going to blow up into something gigantic.

We’re also updating the Prime Brothers with new weapons and upgrades, as the list needed some maintenance to keep it up to standard.

For AoF/AoFS we’re splitting up the Dwarves into 3 factions, each with their own army illustration as well as a new background story section.

Splitting up the armies into individual factions is being done in order to avoid rules bloat, to make armies easier to find in the army folder, and also because it makes them easier to implement in something big that’s coming in the future. ;)

Here the full patch notes:

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Dwarf Guilds

  • Heroes with Jetpacks now ignore the Slow rule

Havoc Brother Disciples

  • Change Brothers now have AP(1) on their Assault Rifles

Mercenaries

  • Split armies into single factions: Human Inquisition, Elven Jesters, Feudal Guard

Prime Brothers

  • Added new unit: Grave Captain
  • Heroes have more ranged and melee upgrades now
  • Re-worked Auto-Rifles to have 3 attacks
  • Prime Brothers can now swap any Auto-Rifle for a Rifle or Precision Rifle
  • Prime Brothers can take Grenade Launcher Auto-Rifle attachments
  • Raider Squads now come with Heavy Pistols
  • Elimination Squads can now upgrade with Laser Rifles

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Dwarves

  • Split armies into single factions: Dwarves, Volcanic Dwarves, Sky-City Dwarves

High Elves

  • Elf Princes can now be upgraded with Wizard(1)

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Age of Fantasy: Skirmish – Solo AI Batrep

Finally because this is something we don’t get so often, Sad and Lonely Gamer has posted up another excellent solo AI batrep, this time playing AoF: Skirmish.

The match features a quick and bloody skirmish of Eternal Wardens vs Orcs, make sure to check it out and subscribe to his channel!


That’s it for today, but that’s in no way all we have to offer, and there’s so many new exciting things coming soon that we just can’t wait to share… but we still have to!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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3D Print Survey + Battle Reports

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Battle Report, Community Survey, Grimdark Future, Play Tokens, The Makers Cult

Hi everyone,

Today we got something really exciting for you regarding 3D print models, as well as a bunch of new battle reports for you to watch.


3D Print Models

During the community survey there were a lot of people asking us if we could provide 3D print models as part of our offering, which had us very surprised, so we went around and asked some 3D model makers for possibilities to collaborate.

Well here we are just a few weeks later, and the fine folks at The Makers Cult have offered to help us out (you might know them from some of the awesome battle brothers miniatures they already made for us).

So now the plan we have is to follow the same development cycle that they have to provide you with awesome minis every month. :D

This is how it will work:

  • Tier 3 patrons receive new 3D print models every month
  • Patreon supporters vote on what models we make next
  • Old models get cycled out and are made available via CGTrader

Right now we’re planning on each month’s release to be either a single cool miniature (like a hero or vehicle), or a kit to put together a squad (with multiple weapons), but as we get more experience we could start experimenting with other stuff.

Take the 3D print survey: https://forms.gle/VsW6sSwPBDbC1NPp7

Tier 3 is just $5 more than Tier 2, however don’t upgrade your pledge just yet, as we’ll only be starting this new cycle once the first batch of models is ready. Once everything is in place we’ll make an announcement, and then you can get your hands on those sweet sweet miniatures.

This is a really exciting opportunity, and we’re looking forward to seeing where we go with this. If the demand is high enough this could be opening the doors towards a ton of new stuff we could be doing, so keep your eyes peeled!

Note that all of the existing Battle Brothers heroes and infantry models we released will remain completely free of charge for everyone.

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Battle Reports Galore!

First up we have an awesome new Grimdark Future battle report from Wyloch Plays, with an epic 5500pts clash of Alien Hives vs Wormhole Daemons.

Then we’ve had lots of people ask for more Age of Fantasy battle reports, so here’s an awesome Havoc War Disciples vs Ogres match from Sad and Lonely Gamer.

Finally we have another great solo batrep for Grimdark Future, this time it’s a heated battle of Orc Marauders vs Change Wormhole Daemons.


3D Print Tokens

For all of you 3D print fans we also have a new set of 3D print tokens shared by Grabbit, which should look pretty awesome on the table once you paint them up.

Get them here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4146337

We’d also like to add that if you make any 3D print models for our games feel free to share them with us, and we’ll make sure to highlight them in these news posts.

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That’s it for today, please make sure to fill out the survey and we’ll make sure to provide you with the most awesome miniatures we can. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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