New Full Rulebooks Released

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Full Rulebooks, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Merch, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been releasing a ton of new stuff with the AI Rules, Campaign Rules, Mission Cards and Tournament Guides, but we’re not stopping there.

Today we’ve got a major update for the Full Rulebooks, as well as some updates to the core rules for all of our games. Let’s dig in!


New Full Rulebooks

Since the initial release of the Full Rulebooks about a year ago we’ve gotten a ton of great feedback from our players, and so over the past couple of months we’ve been working on updating the Full Rulebooks to make them even more awesome.

These new versions of the Full Rulebooks are jam-packed with new and updated content to enhance your games, ranging from smaller things like extra missions and actions, to big total conversions like rules for apocalyptic games or playing with small-scale minis.

Here a list of all the new and updated stuff you will find:

  • New Terrain Placement rules, with 6 placement styles
  • New Side-Missions rules, with 3 play styles and 18 side-missions
  • New Deployment Styles rules, with 6 deployment types
  • New Tactical Points rules, with 15 strategic doctrines
  • Updated Extra Missions rules, with 6 mission types
  • Updates Extra Actions rules, with 2 new actions
  • Updated Solid Buildings rules, now with collateral damage rules
  • Updated Random Events rules, with 18 new events
  • Updated Battlefield Conditions rules, with 6 new conditions
  • Updated Terrain & Objective Effects rules, re-written for clarity
  • Updated Fog of War rules, now with shifting focus and combat fatigue rules
  • Updated Brutal Damage rules, now with friendly fire, mishaps and crits rules
  • Updated Suppression and Fatigue rules, re-balanced for better gameplay
  • Updated Multiplayer Games rules, with 2 new play styles
  • Updated Apocalyptic Games rules, re-written for clarity and playability
  • Updates Small-Scales & Multi-Basing rules, re-written to be easier to play

Just as with the recent Point Calculators update, we’ve also done a major re-working of the layout, as well as adding new diagrams illustrations that show off the miniatures from a top-down perspective, and make things even easier to understand.

So, if you have been on the fence about getting the full rulebooks, or if you already own an older copy of the rulebooks, then we highly recommend that you check out the newest versions by supporting us: patreon.com/onepagerules

Note that we’ve also updated the Basic Rulebooks to reflect these changes, so if you had printed out a copy of those, then you should print out the new versions instead.


Core Rules Updates

As part of the Full Rulebook updates we’ve also gone ahead and updated a couple of the core game rules to enhance playability.

We’re changing how heroes work a little so that now you can use the unit’s quality value if the hero that’s in it has a worse quality. Also we’re making it so that now the hero always uses the defense value of the unit they join (unless they are the last model alive), streamlining the defense rolls process.

Then we found that Indirect weapons felt a little useless, so now you can fire without the -1 to hit penalty as long as you remain stationary. Finally we noticed that because of the short 12″ range on spell blocking, people ended up not really being able to use this mechanic very often, so we increased the range to 18″ to make it a better option.

On the AoF: Regiments front we’ve been struggling with how charges work for a long time, because it was too easy to charge into a unit’s flank even when standing right in front of them. Because of this units may now only pivot before charging, and not during the charge, ensuring that this won’t happen anymore.

Here the full changelog:

General Rules

  • Heroes may use their own morale when joining units, but aren’t forced to anymore
  • Heroes always roll for defense using their unit’s defense value, unless they are the last model alive
  • Indirect shots now only suffer a -1 to hit penalty when moving
  • Spell blocking now has a range of 18″ instead of just 12″

AoF: Regiments

  • Units may only pivot before moving and must move in a straight line when using Rush/Charge.
  • Ambush units must be placed over 12″ away (to avoid rear charges)

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Reminder: 3D Print Models

If you want to get your hands on this month’s 3D Print models then make sure to download them before the 30th of March, as they’ll only be available via our CGTrader store after that!

Get them here:

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Reminder: Limited Edition T-Shirts

If you want to get your hands on the Limited Edition T-Shirts then make sure to buy them before the 30th of March, as they’ll be gone forever after that!

Check out the store here: https://teespring.com/stores/one-page-rules

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Reminder: Old Forum Closure

Finally we wanted to remind you that the Old OPR Forum is going to be shut down on the 30th of March, so make sure to save anything you need from there now, because it’s going to be deleted forever with no way to recover it.

The new forum can be found here: forum.onepagerules.com

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That’s it for today, make sure to check out the new version of the full rulebooks and grab everything you can that’s going to be removed at the end of the month!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Tournament Guides + New T-Shirts

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Grimdark Future, Merch, Skirmish, Tournament Guide

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got some new game updates, a limit time t-shirt design, as well as a small reminder of all the cool ways you can engage with the community. :)


Tournament Guides

Have you ever wanted to create an OPR tournament over the weekend but didn’t really know where to start? Or are looking for a couple of ways to add more structure to army building and the game rules?

Well then we have you covered with our new Tournament Guides!

For each game you now have a guide on how to create and run small tournaments, as well as some extra rules on how to restrict abusing the army creation rules and other loopholes that we have in the game.

Now let me say that our games were never created with competitive play in mind, so to run a tournament you’ll definitely need a judge that can settle disputes quickly, as there are many things in the game that are not clearly defined.

In any case these guides should come in hand, and we hope you give them a try. :)

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New T-Shirt Designs

Recently we’ve had some players ask us if we’re going to be adding some new t-shirt designs to our stores, and I’m happy to say that we did!

First off, we have a new awesome limited edition design:

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This new design will only be available until the 30th of March, so make sure to get it whilst it’s still available. :D

We also have a couple of other new designs (which you can see below), and as new art is revealed we’re going to keep adding cool new designs to the store.

Check them out here: https://teespring.com/stores/one-page-rules

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Community Reminders

We’ve got a ton new players on board since the last time we did this, so here are some reminders of all the ways you can connect with the community…

First up, the OPR Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gBIFer

Make sure to sign up so that you can get monthly updates on all the new things that happen around the project. This is especially useful for those that are unable to keep up with the tons of updates we release every week, and would just like a recap of the highlights for each month.

Then there’s our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/djBydgk

Discord is a great way to connect with the community and if you haven’t checked it out yet you definitely should. Basically it’s a place where you can chat with 300+ other players about tactics, list buildings, hobby progress, 3D printing, and more. It’s also a great way to organise games on Roll20 and TTS, with lots of active players.

We have a new OPR Forum: http://forum.onepagerules.com/

That’s right, out with the old, in with the new! The new forum is hosted on Discourse, and it has a clean new look, plus it automates our Patreon accesses. If you want to share ideas and have longer discussions, then this is the place to go.

Finally you should follow us on all these channels:

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There you go, a short and sweet update today. But next week… oh next week we have something really cool in store for you. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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New Models, Mission Cards and Community Updates

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Collaboration, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Kyoushuneko Miniatures, Mission Cards, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got some awesome new 3D print models for you, as well as dynamic mission cards, an important community update, a how to play video and some small patches.

Let’s get to it! :D


3D Print Dwarf Lord

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When the going gets rough, the Dwarves get rougher! Seek your enemy’s most powerful champions and slay them with courage and honour… and this mighty hero model.

This model comes with 2 different head designs, a great axe and two hand axes.

Download the model here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/34548348

Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.

This model was made in collaboration with Kyoushuneko Miniatures, check out the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Kyoushuneko_Miniatures

As per our agreement with Kyoushuneko Miniatures this model is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the end of the month, after which it will be released for free on our CGTrader store.

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Dynamic Mission Cards

Oh yeah baby, we’re finally releasing official mission cards!

People have been asking for these for a long time now, especially after seeing them being used to great effect in Wyloch’s battle reports. So naturally after talking to him we picked them up, slapped a fresh coat of paint on, and released them to our players.

The dynamic mission cards can be found on the various game pages and are available for all games, so make sure to give them a try next time you play!

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New OPR Forum

I know most of you probably weren’t expecting this, however we’re moving the official OPR forum to a new domain and a new provider this month. :)

The new forum can be found here: forum.onepagerules.com

Our current forum is going to be shut down on the 30th of March, so make sure to save everything you need and copy any content you like over to the new forum by then.

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New Facebook Group

Some players suggested that we create a Facebook group because they like how easy it is to share pictures and ideas on there, so of course we created one. :D

Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onepagerules/

There’s already a couple post in there and we’re somehow already almost at 100 members, so give it a look and see what you can share!

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How to Play Grimdark Future

The fine folks at TableTop Wolf have created a nice little tutorial on how to play Grimdark Future, which is perfect for people that are still on the fence about trying out our games, or that aren’t 100% sure they’re doing everything right.

Check out the video below and leave them a like, and don’t forget to share it with your local community to get them excited!


Small Patches

Finally just some small patches today, nothing special:

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Machine Cult

  • Combat Robots now have Heavy Flamethrowers instead of Flamethrower Cannons

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Dwarves

  • Dwarf Lords can now be mounted on Beasts

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That’s it for today, make sure to sign up on our new forum before it is taken down, and stay tuned for more cool stuff coming next week!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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New 3D Print Models + Updates

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Campaign Rules, Collaboration, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Kyoushuneko Miniatures, One-Offs, Skirmish, The Makers Cult, War Fleets

Hi everyone,

The day has finally come!

In today’s news we’re going to talk about our new adventure into 3D printing, new campaign rules for our games, plus some army updates.


Battle Sisters Champion Released

Today we’re really proud to present to you our first 3D print model available via our Patreon, the mighty Battle Sisters Champion!

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Lead your Battle Sisters into the slaughter with this epic hero model, ready to crush the foes of the god-queen across the Sirius sector. The model comes with 2 different head designs, a pistol & sword, as well as an optional backpack.

Download the model here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/34548348

Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.

This model is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the end of the month, after which it will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.

OPR is just getting started with 3D print models, and the more support we get the more artists we’ll be able to hire to provide you with even more awesome models! :D

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3D Print Store + Free Battle Brother Models

Have a 3D printer but would like to give our models a try before supporting on Patreon?

No problem!

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We have just re-released all of our Battle Brothers models with new head designs and more weapon options, and they’re all completely free on out CGTrader store.

Check them out here: https://www.cgtrader.com/onepagerules

These models are extremely versatile, and if you download all 3 packs you’re going to have access to 4 heads, 6 bodies, 10 weapons and 3 bases. This should be more than enough to get you started on your 3D printing journey with OPR!

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To access our CGTrader store you can also click on the new 3D Print link in the top menu of our website, which will take you straight to it.

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3D Print Models for Fantasy

As we mentioned before we’re collaborating with Kyoushuneko Miniatures to release 3D print fantasy miniatures for Age of Fantasy, and today we’ve got some previews of the new Dwarf Lord hero that they’re making for us.

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

As per our agreement with them these models will be made available on our Patreon as exclusives as soon as they’re ready, and after one month time they’ll be made available for free on CGTrader.

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Campaign Rules Updates

On top of all of this awesome new stuff we’re also releasing a new version of the Campaign Rules, which have been adapted to work with Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy, as well as releasing an update for the skirmish versions.

Now you’ll be able to wage epic campaigns of war where your armies evolve, your heroes get injured, and random events can turn the tide of battle!

Here the changelog:

  • Added rules for 4 different campaign length types
  • Added rules for parallel play and late joiners
  • Removed the campaign objectives section
  • Special objectives now always give 10pts
  • Re-worked some special objectives to make them fairer
  • If you roll a special objective that can’t be completed you must re-roll
  • Winning players now get 2VP + 10pts, whilst losing players get 30pts
  • Underdog bonus allows you to modify friendly and enemy rolls now
  • Smashed leg now gives -1.5″/-3″ movement
  • Agile now gives +1.5″/+3″ movement
  • Re-worked the balance of some random events
  • Warband sheets were re-worked to have an xp tracker

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Game Updates

Finally we’ve got some army updates as well as a one-off update for you.

The most exciting thing here is that we’re releasing a couple of new units for the Feudal Guard by TMC (patreon.com/themakerscult), which are all pretty damn awesome!

Grimdark Future

Knight Brothers

  • Only one model per unit can be upgraded with Psychic now
  • Purgation Brothers can now take Incinerators

Wolf Brothers

  • Re-worked upgrade lists for Wolf Rookies and Wolf Brothers
  • Wolf Brothers can now take Battle Standards

Feudal Guard

  • Added new units: Feudal Engineers, Heavy Support Vehicle, Heavy Battle Tank
  • Heroes can now be mounted on Feudal Steeds and take Energy Lances

Human Defense Force

  • Executioners, Drill Sergeants and Psychics now all have Assault Rifles (so they can access more upgrades)

Machine Cult

  • Re-worked loadout and upgrades for Destroyer Cyborgs

One-Off Games

War Fleets

  • Re-worked strength when ramming
  • EMP now only affects shooting rolls

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That’s it for today, make sure to subscribe to our Patreon at Tier 3 to get access to all of the miniatures we’re going to be releasing in the future, and we’ll be back next week with even more awesome content for you. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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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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New Game, New Faction, New Units and More!

Age of Fantasy, Covering Fire!, Double Tap, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, One-Offs, Skirmish, War Fleets

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got a ton of exciting new stuff for you, so let’s not beat around the bush and get right to it!


Covering Fire!

First up, we have a new One-Off game called Covering Fire! that we just released.

This is a very interesting game, because it’s a platoon-sized infantry game that requires no measuring tape and has no fixed round structure.

Instead the game relies on an action/reaction system, where players keep activating their units until something happens that ends their turn, such as missing shots, having their units suppressed, or failing a morale test.

As an infantry game focussed on rifle and mg squads all units are always assumed to be in range, and movement is done in a straight line from cover to cover, so no measuring is required at all, making for a super fast experience.

What’s really cool about this is that since there are no measurements in the game you can play it with both 15mm or 28mm, without having to adapt any of the rules.

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The game was heavily inspired by Corssfire, however in the future we’re planning on giving it a stronger OPR flavor, adding quality values, special rules, and vehicles.

Give it a go whenever you can, it’s super fast to play and we can use all the feedback we can get. :D


One-Off Games Updates

Since we’re already talking about one-off games, we’ve also gone ahead and updated Double Tap and Orion’s Gate (now re-name to War Fleets), following a lot of the suggestions given to us by the community.

We’re really happy to see so many people are playing the one-off games and are looking forward to releasing more in the future, so please keep your feedback and suggestions coming.

Here the patch notes:

Double Tap

  • Added rules for Frag Grenades, Flash Grenades and Smoke Grenades
  • Re-worked cover and elevation rules

Orion’s Gate / War Fleets

  • Changed the game’s name to War Fleets to make it more setting independent
  • Raised the recommended point value to 300pts
  • Initiative now changes between rounds
  • Ramming ships now suffer less damage than rammed ships
  • Re-worked stats for most weapon components
  • Re-worked boarding rules to make them more balanced

Grimdark Future + Age of Fantasy Updates

Finally let’s talk about our main line of games.

For Grimdark Future we have a lot of small patches here and there, but what’s most relevant is that we’ve been adding some new units to the game, especially for the recently released Battle Sisters models.

Additionally we also released a new Prime Brothers vehicle, and after a lot of feedback from our Firefight players we have modified the standard special rules of Pathfinders, giving players a cheaper option so they can get more units on the field.

For Age of Fantasy on the other hand we’ve released a completely new faction for the Clans of the War Cry, the Tyrant Clan. This faction focusses on reliable melee warriors with a good quality value, backed by some varied heroes.

Then we also updated a couple of armies based off player’s feedback, adding some new models for the Dwarves and Ratmen, as well as modifiying a lot of different smaller things which will hopefully give players what they want.

Here the full patch notes:

Grimdark Future

Battle Brothers

  • Added new unit: Prime Brothers Anti-Grav APC
  • Pathfinders can now take Scout as an upgrade instead of having it by default
  • Aggro Brothers now have 2x Fist-Carbines

Battle Sisters

  • Added new units: Crusaders, Cult Assassins, Support Walker
  • Heroes can now be mounted on a Holy Anti-Grav Pulpit
  • Re-worked Assault Sister into an Energy Sword and a Double Pistol version

Dark Elves

  • Agony Whips now have Poison and Rending
  • Fixed upgrade list selection for Raven Bombers and Razor Fighters

Havoc Brother

  • Added new unit: Dark Engineer
  • Heroes can now take Energy Hammers

Havoc Brother Disciples

  • All Lords of Havoc can now take Energy Hammers
  • Lords of War can now take Heavy Cleavers
  • Lords of Plague can now take a ton of new melee weapons
  • Lords of Lust can now take Noise Rifles and Lust Whips

Human Defense Force

  • Fixed cost of Sniper Squads

Orc Marauders

  • Shamans now have the Bad Shot rule
  • Jetpack Orcs can now upgrade up to two models with better weapons
  • Fixed upgrade list selection for Sepcialist Orcs

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Age of Fantasy

Sky-City Dwarves

  • Added new unit: Balloon Master

Clans of the War Cry

  • Added new faction: Tyrant Clan
  • Added missing faction: Agony Clan

Havoc Warriors

  • Re-worked hero weapon upgrades

Havoc Warrior Disciples

  • Lords of Havoc now all have A4
  • Re-worked hero weapon upgrades

Ratmen

  • Added new unit: Greater Rat Daemon
  • Warlocks now have A3 in melee
  • Re-worked hero upgrade lists
  • Storm Troopers now have only Halberds again
  • Warriors and Storm Troopers can take Weapon Teams again
  • Tunnel Drills and Tunnel Gauntlets have Ambush again
  • Censer Chariots and Bell Chariots are now individual units

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That’s it for today, we’re really excited to see how players like Covering Fire! and we’ll be back next week with an interesting proposition for our community. ;)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Community Survey Results

Community Survey

Hi everyone,

Last week we launched a new community survey and after analyzing the 200+ responses we got we’re finally ready to share the results with you.

This has been our biggest community survey so far, and we’re really excited that so many people took part in it and are helping shape the future of our project, so I’d like to thank everyone for participating! :D

Just like last time there’s some people that used the “other” sections to ask specific questions about the games and the project, however since we don’t collect e-mail addresses we have no way to reply to you.

Please if you have any questions and feedback, go ahead and post them on the forum so that we can give you an official answer: http://onepagerules.proboards.com/

With that out of the way let’s get to the survey results…


Would you be interested in participating or spectating in an OPR game jam?

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Right now 72.1% of players said they’re interested in a game jam, of which 1/3rd are actually interested in participating, which is super awesome.

These results have given us a lot more confidence in pulling this off, and if more people from outside the dedicated OPR community join in we could well have over 100 games submitted to the jam!

We’d like to organize the jam for some time in the spring or summer, but honestly having never hosted one we’d like to take some time to properly figure everything out before jumping into it, so no date has been fixed so far.

Which one of these settings would you be interested in for new full games?

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This was an interesting one because we made this list first thinking of what players would like to see, and then sprinkled in a few settings that would be our favorites to work on, hoping players would vote those ones the most. :P

Luckily for us it seems that other players are also excited about the same sort of things we like, and here are some of the top results from the list:

  • Post-Apoc
  • Gritty Fantasy
  • Cyberpunk
  • Space Battles
  • Star Wars

So yeah, you can definitely expect us to be working on these settings in the near future, for all sorts of games. What we’d like to do is create a couple of new game engines, and then see how they fit together with these themes whilst also modifying them for the specific quirks of the setting, but we’ll get into the specific of that another time.

Even thought they didn’t make the top of the list we’re also really considering working on at least one historical game and one small-scale (6mm/15mm) game, because we feel that there’s people out there that would love the style of our games but simply don’t try them because they’re not historical or small-scale games.

There’s also been a lot of people asking for us to make a mecha game, so we’ll definitely think about how we can work that out, or if maybe we can somehow include the mecha rules into a 6mm/15mm sci-fi game.

Would you be interested in printable paper fantasy miniatures?

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Here we got a 58% interested response, which honestly is much higher than we thought it would be, but I guess it goes hand in hand with the DIY nature of our games.

Seeing so many people interested is making us think about a couple of different things we could do in the future, both for OPR as well as for other projects.

For example we could provide a basic set of paper miniatures for all of our future games, especially for settings that don’t have a huge selection of miniatures out there or that not many people already have miniatures for.

It could also be really interesting to start a new project fully dedicated to a game that comes with new paper miniatures and missions on a monthly basis, though that would probably have to be its own separate thing…

Would you be interested in physical miniatures?

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No surprises here, 73.1% of players are interested in physical miniatures, however what is interesting is that in the comments lots of players said that they’d be interested in 3D printable miniatures for higher patreon tiers.

I can’t make any promises, but I’ll be getting in contact with different 3D model makers regarding that to see what’s feasible to make within our budget, so look forward to more news on that.

About the actual physical miniatures, we’ve gotten a few comments from people that are worried about us making games that could only be played with our own miniatures, or that we start yet another competitive wargame that then just dies like many others.

The answer to these concerns is a definitive no and no.

Right now the idea is to make a game that can be played with any miniatures, and we’d be providing our own miniatures for those that want them. So if we fund it on Kickstarter you could imagine that there would be 3 pledge levels: digital rules only, digital rules + physical book, and finally digital rules + physical book + physical miniatures.

Also the game we’re thinking of making would be developed to be played in 3 different modes: as a narrative campaign like rangers of shadow deep, as an open ended campaign like mordheim, or as a single skirmish encounter like GFF or AoFS.

We want to give players something that they can play solo, coop or versus, and that doesn’t rely on continuously pushing you to buy more models. At the end of the day we’re good at making rules, so that’s always going to be our primary focus, and cool models are just a bonus.

Which one of these expansions would you be interested in?

expansions

This was a question related to our currently available games, and it was very interesting to see that 70.3% of players are interested in Narrative Campaigns over anything else.

Since our games are so light on narrative we’re going to have to experiment a little with narrative campaigns, and are currently thinking of doing a first “test” campaign that is released in multiple single-mission episodes.

This way we can collect feedback as the missions come out and improve our format, instead of committing to something that might not work and wasting a lot of effort on it.

Now let me say one thing: I’m not good at writing stories, and I think that’s very evident from the little lore we have in the game. :(

Because of this I’m going to be looking for some writers that can help me out, and soon I’ll be making an announcement for people to recommend writers or apply as writers for our narrative campaigns. So if you know anyone that might be interested or would like to do it yourself, then you’ll be able to apply for the position soon.

Which Grimdark Future armies do you play?

grimdark future

Here we always have the usual suspects at the top, however it’s interesting to see that HDF players have leapt forward a bit whilst Orc Marauders have lagged behind.

Compared to our last community survey it’s cool to see that in general we now have a higher percentage of players that own less popular armies, and we’re hoping to see that trend continue so that maybe one day they can also share some of the spotlight.

Which Age of Fantasy armies do you play?

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For Age of Fantasy once again Dwarves are at the top of the list, and just as with Grimdark Future it seems that Orcs have gone down a bit, thought in general the played armies are still more evenly distributed than in Grimdark Future.

Here again it’s very cool to see that some of the smaller armies are being played more, and even the freshly released armies are getting a solid amount of players. Let’s see what the future brings, as we suspect more fresh fantasy armies to be released this year. ;)

Do you have any suggestions for things we should do with OPR?

Finally there is no graph that I can show for this one, and we got so many different comments that it’s hard to see many trends, but still let me delve into the highlights:

Unclear Information

There are still players that are still unaware that there are full rulebooks and point calculators available, and some that say the website is confusing, which is definitely very alarming for us. We’re going to look into re-structuring our website at some point this year, trying to streamline it further and make things clearer.

Physical Rulebooks

Quite a few players suggested that we start selling physical versions of the books, and wouldn’t you know it, we’re actually working on that already. No official date on when that will happen, but we’re thinking of partnering up with Wargames Vault for the on-demand printing right now.

Digital Tabletop Game

Some players said they would really love a digital tabletop video game for GF/AoF, which seems kind of logical seeing how many people like to play our games using Roll20 and TTS. That being said, whilst we’d love to jump into something like that, making a video game takes a lot of time and money, and we’re not even really sure that it would pay off.

Don’t get me wrong, this is definitely something we’re going to keep in the back of our minds, and if the project grows enough we could definitely do it (maybe use KS as a platform to properly gauge interest), but as of right now it seems impossible.

Of course if you know anyone that could help us work or any studio that might be willing to partner up for such an adventure let us know!


That’s it for today, hope you enjoyed this insight into the results of the community future, and that you’re as excited as we are for what’s coming next in 2020! :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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