Today we’ve got an awesome new collaboration, some updates on the Vile Rattus, a new free 3D print model, and the release of a starter set for Age of Fantasy.
Collaboration with Manuel Boria
This month we’ve got a special treat for you in terms of 3D models, as we’ve partnered up with the amazing Manuel Boria, who makes awesome models for wargames and RPGs. His models are available on Patreon, MyMiniFactory and Thingiverse, and they are an absolute treat! :D
If you’ve never heard of him and are interested in fantasy miniatures, then you should definitely check his stuff out. Not only does he make really epic heroes and warriors, but also really adorable monster cubs.
The models can of course be used for any other games, for example WarStuff, or even Deathball with just a few sports-related modifications. The sky is the limit with these amazing models! :D
Vile Rattus Cult
If you missed the Kickstarter Campaign for the Vile Rattus Cult fret not, because That EvilOne has now put up all of these rat-tastic models up for sale on CGTrader, which you can check out by clicking HERE.
Free Fanatic Sisters Model
This week we released yet another free model on Thingiverse, this time a battle-ready Fanatic Sister.
If you want to help us out please make sure to give the model a like, thanks! :)
Island of Doom – AoF Starter Set
Since the release of the Battle for Magellan-2 Starter Set players have been asking us to make similar starter sets for our other games, and this week we’re happy to release the Island of Doom starter set.
This starter set contains the core rules, 12 unit stat cards, two complete paper armies with 43 miniatures, 11 flat terrain pieces and a set of 106 play tokens, making for an awesome starter package.
If you’re interested you can get this starter set for just $4.99 by clicking HERE.
These starter sets don’t have multiple army colors or terrain seasons like you get on Patreon, so the best deal is still to subscribe there, but they should hopefully give more players a new way to find and try out our games. :)
That’s it for today, make sure to tune in next week for some game updates and more releases.
Today we’ve got so much new stuff for you that we don’t even know where to begin!
In today’s update you’ll find news about the release of a new narrative campaign, a huge balance update that’s affecting most armies, more updates on specific armies, new 2D and 3D models, and much much more.
Over this past week we’ve also been running a community campaign, but honestly with so much stuff in today’s update we don’t think it’s the right time to share the results yet, as they deserve a biggest spotlight. Because of this you can expect the results next week.
Anyway, let’s get the show on the road!
Jakob’s Path: Chapter 1
Something that players have been asking us for a long time is to provide more narrative for our games, involving epic stories of battles and heroes across the worlds we’ve built.
Well, the time has finally come, and this week we’re super happy to release the first chapter of our first Grimdark Future narrative campaign: Jakob’s Path.
Jakob’s Path is a narrative campaign for Grimdark Future, which is being released in 5 chapters. Each chapter continues the story and features 2 new missions for you to play. Whilst the campaign was written with Battle Brothers vs Orc Marauders in mind, it can be played with any other factions and whatever models you have.
Chapter 1 begins the adventure with Jakob and his Battle Brothers landing on the mysterious planet of Zeloria-M5, looking to neutralize any Orc Marauders that inhabit it. Little did they know that they would find much more than just some pesky greenskins on the planet…
Note that you must be a Tier 2 patron to access to the link above.
This campaign is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until all 5 chapters have been released, after which it will go up for sale on our WargameVault Store at a higher price.
The story was written by Gabriela Rebelo who took part in the writer’s submission challenge, and you can expect more narrative campaigns in the future written by other people that submitted their stories!
Battle Sisters Army Pack
For our line of 2D print models this week we’ve release the Battle Sisters army pack.
Battle Sisters are all-female splinter factions of the Battle Brothers, which follow the lead of their own god-queen. They are equipped with custom heavy battle armor and wield powerful flame weapons to purge the galaxy.
To help you get into the game ASAP, here is a Quickplay Army you can use with these models:
1x High Sister w/ Pistol & Energy Sword
10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Heavy Flamethrower
10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Fusion Rifle
10x Fanatic Sisters
2D Print Tutorials
Speaking of 2D miniatures, we’ve decided to add a little tutorial page at the end of all of our 2D print files, showing you 2 different methods you can use to assemble your armies. Hopefully this will help new player to understand how to use them easily, and experiment with different methods to find what works best for them.
Beastmen Assassin by Ilhadiel
Moving on to 3D printing, this month we got the last model made in collaboration with the amazing Ilhadiel, and you should definitely check out his Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ilhadiel
Beastmen Assassins protect their herds by killing those that threaten their lands. They work silently and without thanks, bloodying their hands to save their kind.
As previously announced we are going to close down the current Discourse forum and switch back to a Proboards forum at the end of the month, so if you’ve got anything to save then do it now: http://forum.onepagerules.com/
The old forum has already been re-opened, and we’ll switch the URL when the switch has been completed, but if you want to already register now you can do it: https://onepagerules.proboards.com/
Finally let’s move onto the game updates.
As some of you may have already noticed, some of the more elite armies and vehicles in the game can be very pricey, almost to the point of making them underpowered. This stems from the fact that until not a 2+ defense value has been very expensive, which was tipping the balance a little too much in favor of cheaper armies.
So, in a stroke of absolute madness we decided to re-balance the cost of 2+ during the last week, which meant that we’ve had to update almost every army book in the game. Luckily enough we had some volunteers to help out, but it was still a ton of work.
You can expect most vehicles to be cheaper, as well as all of the elite armies to be cheaper, which will hopefully shift the balance of the game enough to make them a bit more viable against horde armies, especially in skirmish.
This update is coming for all games, so you can also expect monsters and chariots to be cheaper in fantasy, as well as some of the other more resilient units out there.
Prime Brothers + Robot Legions Updates
With a new boxed set hitting the street we went ahead and added a couple of new units to the Prime Brothers and the Robot Legions, as well as doing some more changes.
Prime Brothers now all have the Firstborn special rule, which gives them Regeneration against non-spell attacks, making them a bit tougher to crack. Then we added 1 new hero and 4 new units, as well as giving all heroes the ability to take combat shields.
Robot Legions also got a bunch of new stuff, with 2 new heroes and 2 new units, as well as some new equipment for Overseers, Technomancers and Warriors. It’s a good day to be a robot.
We’ve also come up with some Quickplay Armies for you to get into the game if you got the boxed set.
1x Captain w/ Pistol, Energy Sword, Combat Shield & War Chant
Today we’re super excited to share with you news of an awesome upcoming Kickstarter campaign, as well as some other small updates regarding new releases and our forum.
Cult of Vile Rattus Kickstarter
Over the past couple of months ThatEvilOne has provided OPR with some awesomeratmenminiatures, and if you thought the rat madness was over, then you were very very wrong!
ThatEvilOne is launching a Kickstarter campaign this Sunday (12th of July)at 12PM (PST), which will be filled with a ton of amazing sci-fi ratmen models for you to 3D print at home.
The campaign will feature 80+ infantry and vehicle models, and we hear that there’s a ton of stretch goals as well to provide you with even more rat goodness. ;)
As a thank you for collaborating with us we’ve created a dedicated Vile Rattus Cult army list for Grimdark Future and Grimdark Future: Firefight, and on top of that anyone that backs the Kickstarter will also get a free copy of the Full Rulebooks for both games as well.
If you’d like to help us make sure to follow us on Thingiverse and give the model a like, thanks!
Age of Fantasy Full Rulebook on WargameVault
As we announced last week we’re now providing our Full Rulebooks for sale on WargameVault for those that don’t have access to Patreon. It’s still much cheaper to get the model via Patreon, but if you really have no other option, then at least now you have a way to get the Age of Fantasy rulebook. :)
Around 3 months ago we switched our forum hosting from Proboards to Discourse, because on Proboards we had to manually provide patrons with additional forum access, which was becoming impossible as the number of supporters increased. Discourse being the only forum with a Patreon integration seemed like a dream, as it would allow us to automate the whole process, so we made the switch.
Looking at how things turned out, it’s clear to us that switching to Discourse was a mistake.
Whilst it’s true that it allowed for some automation, it also came with a number of other problems (from a bad interface to not sending out confirmation e-mails), which have lead to a decrease in forum members and forum usage. We tried getting some help from the Discourse developers, but they demand $100/month to give us support, and honestly we believe that money is better spent elsewhere (like art, miniatures, etc.).
So, what does this all mean?
Basically, we’re going to be shutting down the current Discourse forum at the end of the month, and switch back to Proboards. This means everyone’s old accounts, threads and posts will be restored, and hopefully we can go back to having a healthy forum again.
Switching back to Proboards means that we won’t have the Patreon integration anymore, and so it means that we will not have a patrons-only forum section anymore. Seeing how we haven’t had an active thread on there in a month, we hope this won’t be too big of a loss, and any patrons-only content can still be shared via our Discord server.
That’s it, we hope this helps shed some light on why we’re doing this. :)
That’s it for today, make sure to set a reminder for the Cult of Vile Rattus Kickstarter campaign. :D
In today’s update we have a new rulebook, some important changes, and a new 3D model collaboration, but let’s not waste too much time and get right into it.
Age of Fantasy: Regiments
Today we’re very excited to release the Full Rulebook for Age of Fantasy: Regiments!
This has been a LONG time coming, but now we finally have Full Rulebooks available for all of our games, as well as Beginner’s Guides to get people started. We’ve also updated some other important stuff as part of this release, so make sure to keep reading to find out what has changed. :)
Before we get into the contents we’d like to present you the new cover art for the game, another gorgeous piece by the mighty Brandon Gillam.
This new rulebook starts out with a thorough explanation of all the core rules of the game, with lots of diagrams and examples to make things as clear as possible.
We’ve found that new players that never played rank & file games before were struggling with some of the basic concepts of the game, and with this section it should be much easier for them to get into the game.
It’s only after that however that you get to the real meat of the rulebook!
The advanced rules section contains a ton of new ways for you to customize your game, such as new deployment zone types, new mission objectives, new actions, and a lot more.
These rules are modular so that you can mix and match however you like, allowing you to create tailor-made slaughter so you and your friends to revel in.
Then there is the total conversions section, which alter the core rules in such a way to provide you with completely new game mechanics, each with their own tactical challenges and strategies.
There are total conversions for things such as fog of war, fatigue and command points, each adding a new layer of the game, allowing you to experience the game like you never have before.
The newest addition to the game are Phased Battles, which change the way that alternating activations work, giving you more structure regimental battles, and allowing you to play massive game with ease.
Here is a full list of all the advanced rules and total conversions:
Terrain Placement Rules
Multiple Deployment Styles
Terrain & Objective Effects
Fog of War Rules
Brutal Damage Rules
Command Points Rules
Rules for Phased Battles
Rules for Multiplayer Games
Rules for Small-Scales & Multi-Basing
Oh, and did we mention that you can use the small-scales and multi-basing rules to play with your old Warmaster models, or to use your unit trays from Kings of War? :D
I think enough has been said, go get the rulebook by clicking HERE.
Note that when getting the rulebook for the low price of just $3 you’ll also get access to the other Patreon rewards, so that’s an additional 4 rulebooks for our other games, as well as this month’s 2D paper models.
As we mentioned earlier there’s some important updates that are coming along with this release, and whilst none of them are major, they’re all serving as small contributions in improving our games.
Starting off with our Age of Fantasy games, we’ve re-worked the way Command Groups work, and now you can buy individual Sergeants, Musicians and Battle Standards for your units, including in AoF: Skirmish.
Then for AoF: Regiments we’ve made a small update in the core rules, allowing Wavering units to do a single 90° pivot when they’re activated, but otherwise remaining idle. This should give units a small chance to fight back and recover, instead of keeping them stuck in a loop of Wavering results.
Speaking more generally we’ve also gone ahead and updated all of the army lists for GFF and AoFS, consolidating upgrade lists to remove awkward situations with multiple instances of the same upgrade for units.
Finally the biggest change comes to the way spell casting works, and this is both for the Grimdark Future games as well as the Age of Fantasy games. This update comes in two parts: line of sight changes and spell lists changes.
In the newest release of the game casting and blocking spells now requires line of sight. This not only feels more natural on the tabletop, but should also stop spell casters from hiding safely behind a mountain all game whilst wreaking havoc on enemy forces.
Then we’ve also gone back and re-worked all spell lists for all armies, lowering the power of attack spells as well as re-balancing them to make them a little more useful for each individual army. With this newest release you can’t spend the whole match just spamming attack spells, incentivising players to use effect spells more.
With all of these changes we’ve updated pretty much every single army in the game, so whatever files you have are now outdated, and you should make sure to get the latest release. :)
He has tons of fantasy models available, but what caught our eyes the most is his line of Foxmen, which are perfect to use as Beastmen in Age of Fantasy. To help him spread the word about his miniatures we’re going to be releasing 3 of his models in the coming months, starting with a Beastmen Champion!
Beastmen Champions are unstoppable forces of destruction on the battlefield, slaughtering their enemies with wild strength. This model comes with a massive broadsword that can chop through even the toughest foes.
Today we’ve got a TON of new one-page games for you to try, some awesome new 3D print models, an update for the Deep-Sea Elves and some new Quickplay Armies.
Play & Rate 23 New Games
Last weekend we ran the very first OPR Game Jam, which was a ton of fun and resulted in the creation of 23 awesome new games!
The theme for the jam was “Asymmetric Design”, which sparked a lot of cool and unexpected ideas, making for some truly unique games, so make sure to take a look at all of them (which should be pretty quick as they’re all one-page games).
Now that the jam is over we need everyone to check out the games and rate them, which is completely anonymous and open to the public, so even if you didn’t take part in the game jam you can still give your opinion.
The criteria for ratings are “Design”, “Originality” and “Adherence to the Theme”, and whilst there is no winner or prize, we’ll make sure to highlight some of the most interesting games in next week’s news post.
These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of May, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.
Deep-Sea Elves Update
Thanks to a suggestion from our always helpful community we have updated the Deep-Sea Elves army with a lot of new units, bolstering their battle lines. Until now their army list was quite small, but with today’s update you can now field 10 new units!
These units were inspired by the Trident Realms of Neritica by Mantic Games, which feature a lot of awesome water and sea themed models. So if you’re coming over from Kings of War or are looking to grab a couple of new models, then this update is for you.
Wolf Brothers vs Orc Marauders – Quickplay Armies
Quickplay Armies are pre-made army lists designed to be ready to play out of the box, without the need to count point costs or create your own lists. They are the perfect thing to dip your toes into new armies and see if you like them!
There’s a big box of new models out there and we couldn’t help but come up with some lists for it to get you started. These lists feature some sneaky Wolf Brothers taking on a beefy list of Orc Marauders, making for some rather interesting gameplay.
This week’s Quickplay Armies: Wolf Brothers vs Orc Marauders
Prime Brothers of the Wolf Detachment
1x Captain w/ Counter, Camo Cloak, Pistol & Energy Sword
The Wolf Brothers in this set are all about using Scout to control key regions and secure objectives early in the match. The list comes with a Captain with Camo Cloak that can hold his own, whilst the Infiltrators can use their Rending Carbines to take out heavily armored troops with ease. Don’t forget that everyone has Counter, so you can go toe-to-toe with the Orcs in melee.
The Orc Marauders on the other side focus on raw melee power combined with a hefty dose of Heavy Flamethrowers. The Warlord is a massive beast that can effortlessly take on entire squads, whilst the Utra Bosses can withstand sustained fire whilst they slowly move across the battlefield. Make sure to use your Boss Mob to strategically soak up some fire, and don’t be afraid to charge head-first into the enemy.
That’s it for today, make sure to rate all of those awesome game jam games, and we’ll be back next week with the results. :)
Anyone will be able to submit a game, and you can work alone or in teams. When the jam is over everyone will be able to judge the games, and then we will highlight a few of our favourite games on the OPR website.
There is no winner or prize, it’s all just for fun!
We really want to make this something special, and the more people join the better, so spread the news wherever you can and let’s make miniature game jams a thing. :D
Dwarf Troops Released
Last month we released some mighty Dwarf Lords, so this month it’s time for us to release troops that they can lead into battle!
The Dwarves are known across Tyria for their prowess in battle and lack of fear when faced with enemies twice their height, and these warriors are rightly respected by their enemies. These models are modular and come with 5 different head designs, 5 different body designs, 3 different weapons and a shield.
Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.
These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 29th of April, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.
Machine Cult Defilers
Today we’re releasing a new army from Grimdark Future, the Machine Cult Defilers.
Machine Cult Defilers are a twisted faction of humans that have fused with machines to become brain-dead killers that know no mercy. They wage war to serve their machine-gods in their quest to eradicate the Sirius sector of all biological life.
We’ve also used this update as a chance to review the Feudal Guard army, adding some new units and re-working from of the existing ones to be more in line with the HDF.
Today we have just a small update to the tournament guides, as well as a couple of small army updates for Grimdark Future.
Added section on stacking modifiers from special rules and spells
High Elf Fleets
High Seers can’t upgrade to Psychic(3) anymore
Human Defense Force
Re-worked the Ogre Squads Heavy SMGs
Re-worked melee upgrades for Battlesuit Captains
Heavy Stealth Suits now have Tough(12) and re-worked Stealth Drones
Tide Titans now have Tough(18)
Surge Titans now come with Pulse Cannons Equipped
Grimdark Future Community Campaign
To combat quarantine loneliness and lack of wargaming we started a Grimdark Future community campaign on the forum: The Battle for Tarkanis.
The campaign is open for anyone to join, and we use the forum thread to track armies, share battle reports and more. You can take part in the campaign from home or play with us online using our Discord server and Roll20 tables.
The campaign is played using the Grimdark Future Campaign Rules, and it will run for 2 weeks until the 26th of April, after which we see who wins!
AoFS Solo Battle Report
Been a while since we last shared a battle report, so here is a new Age of Fantasy Skirmish solo battle report by Sad and Lonely Gamer, this time featuring a brutal 250pts battle of Sky-City Dwarves vs Disciples of War.
Last week we posted a teaser, this week we posted a teaser… so maybe next week we’ll post yet another teaser?
That’s it for today, make sure to sign up for the game jam and tell everyone about it, and we hope you enjoy the new miniatures and armies too. :)
Today we’re bringing you some awesome new 3D print models, an update on some of the models on cgtrader, as well as some smaller fixes to a couple of armies… and something else too…
Battle Sisters Troops Released
Last month we released the powerful Battle Sisters Champion, but she was a little bit lonely, so this month we’re releasing some troops for her to lead into battle!
These battle-hardened troops form the back-bone of the Battle Sisters army, ready to burn down traitors and aliens to a crisp. These models come with 2 different head designs, 5 different weapons, as well as optional backpacks.
Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.
These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 29th of April, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.
Models removed from CGTrader
As some of you may have already noticed, we’ve removed the Battle Brothers and Dwarves models from our CGTrader store.
For various internal reasons we’re unable to continue providing those models for free, and so they were removed from the store for now.
Currently we’re debating on what to do with those models in the future, but we’ll make sure to give an update on what happens to them soon. :)
We hope that everyone that already downloaded them enjoys them as they are, and we are sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused.
Minor Army Updates
Today we’re adding a new unit for the Dwarf Guilds, as well as lowering the maximum level that Havoc Brothers Psychics can have, as level 3 is usually reserved for more legendary units. We also removed the Plague Psychic as it seems to be causing some confusion, and to make sure that Disciples of Plague are more in line with the other Havoc Brother Disciples factions.
It also seems that when we did the last major army updates we forgot to change units that had both Ambush and Scout to only have either of them, so we went ahead and fixed those.
Here the full changelog:
Added new unit: Weapon Teams
Dark Psychics can’t upgrade to level 3 anymore
Disciples of Plague
Plague Psychics have been removed (use Dark Psychics + Regeneration instead)
Spy Assassins now only have Ambush instead of Scout
Plague Swarms now only have Ambush instead of Scout
Age of Fantasy
Disciples of Plague
Plague Kings can now update each model with different weapons
Assassins now only have Ambush instead of Scout
Just a little teaser…
Something new is coming, something cool is coming, but it’s too early to give you the full thing yet, so here is a tiny first glance at it…
That’s it for today’s update. We hope that everyone is doing OK in these strange times and that our games can at least provide some minor relief for you. :)
The models were designed with wargames and RPGs in mind, and with them you can now literally play our games completely for free, not even needing to buy any miniatures to try them out.
Every month we’ll release new models like this:
Black & White versions will be available for free
Exclusive colored versions will be available on Patreon
The original PSDs for customization will also available on Patreon
So for as little as $3 you can get a new set of miniatures every month, and for just $5 you can get a second exclusive colored version too. Then if you really wanna go all out you can get the original PSDs for $10, giving you everything you need to customize your miniatures however you like.
Don’t forget that you’re getting all of these miniatures on top of all of the other stuff you get as a Patreon reward, such as Full Rulebooks, Point Calculators and 3D Models!
To kick things off this month we’re releasing 4 amazing sets, giving you a total of 23 stunning miniatures to play with, featuring the following factions:
We hope that you have as much fun playing with these models as we had making them, and we’re looking forward to releasing more in the future. :)
3D Print Models available on CGTrader
Want to get your hands on the new Battle Sister Champion and Dwarf Lord but missed them on Patreon last month?
The Battle Sisters Champion is available on CGTrader by clicking HERE.
The Dwarf Lord is also available on CGTrader by clicking HERE.
Don’t forget that you can get this month’s set of new 3D print models for a lower price than on CGTrader by supporting us on Patreon.
Soul-Snatcher Cults Rebranding
Finally just a small update on the Soul-Snatchers / Soul-Snatcher Cults
There have been far too many players that have been confused about the Soul-Snatchers, because they couldn’t tell what models they could best use for the army.
In order to make it easier to find them we have renamed them from Soul-Snatchers to Soul-Snatcher Cults, and we’ve also added a new illustration to be army book.
Note that nothing else has changed, all of the rules and point costs are the same, so you don’t have to download the new version of the army book if you don’t mind this. :)
That’s it for today’s update. Stay tuned as we’ll be revealing this month’s set of 3D models next week, as well as some other cool stuff…
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:
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″
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)
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!
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.