First Official Miniature, Battle Report, Discord, Roll20 & more!

Battle Report, Collaboration, Grimdark Future, The Makers Cult

Hi peeps,

These are really crazy times for OPR, the project is growing, we are getting more collaborations done, and best of all we have a ton of content coming your way!

First Official OPR Miniature

It’s incredible that we’ve come this far, but it’s actually real, we have the first official miniature created for OPR!

Hero Render 1

This awesome Battle Brother Champion was created by the folks over at The Makers Cult and was inspired by the cover art for Grimdark Future.

He is posed just like on the cover art, holding his mighty Energy Sword in the air signaling the allied ships to strike from above.

Get the miniature here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3794182

Hero Render 3

If you don’t know The Makers Cult you should definitely give them a look, they make awesome miniatures for 3D print and we already worked on the Feudal Guard with them (see last week’s post about that here).

There’s going to be more options added to the champion in the near future so you can clad him with a cape, give him a helmet or arm him with different weapons.

We’ll make sure to keep you up to date as new stuff is released, so stay tuned. ;)

Check out The Makers Cult here: https://www.patreon.com/themakerscult

Hero Render 2

Grimdark Future Battle Report

Next up Wyloch’s Armory released yet another awesome battle report up on YouTube, this time showing off 4000pts of Titan Lords vs High Elf Fleets.

This is an absolutely epic battle, with 3 massive Titans stomping around a city scape and blasting elves into oblivion. Wyloch also used a couple of interesting house rules, so make sure to check it out for some inspiration!

Discord Server (unofficial)

Some people have been asking for a Discord Server for a while now, but unfortunately we’ve never been able to get the time and resources to properly run one ourselves.

Well fret not, because there is now an unofficial OPR discord server!

Join the fun here: discord.gg/krMaj7k

For those that are unfamiliar with Discord, it’s a free text/video chat platform where players can get together to discuss their favorites games.

There is a really handy app for mobile that you can use to chat whilst on the go, and it’s also a great way to just talk to other players whilst getting some painting done.

Roll20 Playroom

On a somewhat related note we wanted to let you know that there’s a Roll20 playeroom that we creatd a while ago which we generally use for testing purposes.

If you want to use it you can, it’s open for everyone. :)

Play with us here: app.roll20.net/join/764436/-QBVdw

For those that are unfamiliar with Roll20, it’s a free tabletop simulator which can be used to play anything from RPG’s to miniature wargames.

It’s a really cool platform because it allows you to quickly put together games with people from all around the world and fight some epic battles.

Upcoming Content

Lately there’s a ton of new content that we’ve been working on, and it’s getting so much that we can’t realistically continue with the monthly updates without overwhelming players.

Because of that we decided that for a little while we’re going to be releasing new content on a weekly basis, hopefully giving you some time to digest each awesome new thing before moving onto the next.

So, what exactly can you look forward to?

Here’s just a few of the things that are coming at you: brand new play tokens, skirmish campaign rules, a new set of new armies for fantasy skirmish, solo play AI rules, a set of new armies for grimdark firefight, and much much more…

Summer Holidays

Finally I wanted to let you know that over the next couple of weeks I’ll be going on vacation here and there for a few days as well as travel around europe, so I might not be as responsive as usual.

I’m sorry for any inconvenience this might cause and hopefully nothing burns down whilst I’m gone! :P

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That’s it for today folk’s, hope you like everything we brought you today and are looking forward to all of the cool new stuff that’s coming up next.

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Grimdark-Raiders

New Armies, Game Updates, Battle Report & Much More!

Age of Fantasy, Battle Report, Firefight, Full Rulebooks, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Skirmish

Hey everyone,

Today we’re bringing you an update that is so HUGE we had to split it into 6 different sections so that you can digest it better. Truly there’s something for everyone in this update so we hope you all enjoy what we got for you!

We are going to try and be as concise as possible, but no matter what this is going to turn out to be a massive read, so strap yourself in for a wild ride.

The update is divided into these sections:

  1. Grimdark Future Battle Report
  2. How does OPR work?
  3. General rules updates
  4. Full Rulebook updates
  5. New factions for Grimdark Future
  6. Army updates for all games

1. GRIMDARK FUTURE BATTLE REPORT

Let’s start this off with a bang!

Wyloch’s Armory posted another exellent battle report on Youtube showing a re-match between Battle Brothers and Wormhole Daemons. There have been a lot of updates for the daemons since the last time they squared off, so tune in to see if this time around they can come out on top…

2. HOW DOES OPR WORK?

Since the release of the updated Full Rulebooks the project has grown a lot, so first off I’d like to welcome everyone that’s new on board! :)

Just looking at the Patreon stats alone you can see that the number of supporters has grown exponentially (by 72.6% over the past 3 months), which is really great and gives us an extra boost to work on the project.

patreon growth

This is what we call awesome!

Now, having a lot of new people also means that there are a lot of questions and doubts about how exactly OPR works, and who can blame them for it? We never really formally explained how the project works and just assumed people would figure it out, so of course they are confused.

In order to mitigate this we have updated all of the game pages on the website to contain a short description of how OPR works so that people know what they’re getting into.

Anyway, here it is for your enjoyment:

OPR is a project made by gamers for gamers and it can only exist thanks to the generous support of our awesome community. All of our core games are free, we provide weekly updates on what’s new and we post monthly releases for major game updates.

Players can donate on Patreon to get access to a lot of extra content such as full rulebooks & point calculatorsexclusive weekly updatesearly access to wip files and more. If you’d like to support the continued development of our games please consider donating to us on Patreon. Thanks!

3. GENERAL RULES UPDATES

For the general rules we have 2 major changes and 1 minor change.

Major Change 1 – In Grimdark Future/Age of Fantasy units that are Pinned/Wavering now automatically fail morale tests. What this means is that now you can do killer-combos by Pinning/Wavering units with shooting and then charging into melee for an easy kill. This change adds a new interplay between shooting and melee and we can’t wait to see players take full advantage of this to crush their opponents.

Major Change 2 – In Firefight/Skirmish models now accumulate wounds which makes them likelier to be Knocked Out and models that are Stunned don’t immediately count as activated anymore. What this means is that now units will be easier to kill over time so it’s less likely to have “unkillable” enemies. The change to the Stunned rules on the other hand make the rule more uniform with the large-battle games and also makes it so that units aren’t out of the match of too long.

Minor Change – Poison now deals +2 hits instead of just +1 hit. Whilst going over the Point Calculator we noticed that Poison was overcosted for what it did and lacked some of that oomph we look for in our special rules. If you have units with Poison in your army I’m sure you’re going to appreciate this change. ;)

Grimdark Future & Age of Fantasy

  • Re-written the morale test section to make it clearer
  • Pinned/Wavering units now automatically fail morale tests
  • Poison now deals +2 hits instead of just +1 hit

Firefight & Skirmish

  • Models now accumulate wounds which make them easier to be KO’d over time
  • Stunned models don’t immediately count as activated anymore

 

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4. FULL RULEBOOK UPDATES

This one is more for our Patreon supporters, but we thought we’d put it in here just so you guys know that the Full Rulebooks aren’t stagnant.

I’m not going to go too deep into them, but mostly these are small adjustments to make the advanced rules more balanced, as well as clarifying what might’ve been a little unclear.

If you aren’t supporting out Patreon yet definitely give it a look, we add a ton of extra content there that you don’t wanna miss out on: patreon.com/onepagerules

Full Rulebooks

  • Immobilized results now give -2″/-4″ movement
  • Take Aim has been re-named to Aimed Fire
  • Clarified that Heavy Charge has a max. charge move of 6″
  • Heroic Inspiration now has a range of 12″

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5. NEW FACTIONS FOR GRIMDARK FUTURE

These 2 new armies are straight out of the community survey, as they are some of the most requested things for Grimdark Future for a long time now. We’re happy to finally introduce to you the Infected Colonies and Rebel Guerrillas.

Infected Colonies are typically human settlements that have been infected by a mysterious virus which mutates them into blood-hungry warriors. Those that have been infected are categorized into different stages, with each stage having a different effect on the mutated subject.

Rebel Guerrillas are freedom fighters that can be found everywhere throughout the Sirius sector. These bands of warriors usually consist of rebels from all races and species, which have banded together to fight against their oppressors.

Both of these armies are very thematic and fun to play, and you can use models from all manufacturers for them:

  • Infected Colonies lend themselves well for conversions since you can take regular soldiers and make them look diseased with greenstuff.
  • Rebel Guerrillas are great to pick models from different collections and band them together into a cohesive force (a uniform paint scheme definitely helps).

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6. ARMY UPDATES FOR ALL GAMES

Finally we come to probably the biggest part of the update (as if what we’ve shown so far wasn’t big enough), which is the army updates for all games.

I’m going to try and keep this one short because I’ve already dragged on for too long, so here’s just a few highlights.

New Vehicles for Prime Brothers & Machine Cult – With many people ramping up their collections lately (huh, wonder why), we decided to add a couple more vehicles to help you out in massive battles. We’ve also given Titan Lords some new fancy upgrades btw.

Undead armies split into 3 factions – In order to reduce the amount of page flipping that comes from having different types of undead of different pages we decided to split the Undead up. All units are still there and we’ve actually re-vamped the Ghostly Undead with a lot of new special rules.

Grimdark Future

Prime Brothers

  • Added new unit: Heavy Anti-Grav Tank

High Elf Fleets

  • Fixed a typo in the Dragon Warriors upgrade list

Human Defense Force

  • Clarified that the Commander rule can’t be chained together

Machine Cult

  • Added new units: Landing Craft and Attack Craft

Ratmen Clans

  • Added new hero special rules to add more flavor

Robot Warriors

  • Flux now deals +3 hits instead of just +2 hits

Soul-Snatchers

  • Clarified that the Commander rule can’t be chained together

TAO Coalition

  • Added more upgrades for the Grunt Captain

Titan Lords

  • All units can now be upgraded with Extra Armor or Power Shields

Wormhole Daemons

  • Fixed the Chompion of War’s Throne of Blood upgrade

Age of Fantasy

Eternal Wardens

  • Sequitur Squads can now be upgraded with Greatmaces

Goblins

  • Fixed Cave-Beast Herds not having the Boing special rule
  • Fixed point cost of Mountain Trolls (Skirmish)

Havoc Warriors

  • Fixed point cost of Ogres, Havoc Trolls and Drake Centaurs (Skirmish)

Ratmen

  • Poison Grenadiers can now shoot even after using Rush actions and don’t get -1 for firing Indirect shots

Rift Daemons

  • Fixed the Chompion of War’s Throne of Blood upgrade
  • Re-worked the Putrefaction spell

Saruians

  • Frog Mages now have Quality 3+

Undead

  • Army was split into three: Vampiric Undead, Mummified Undead, Ghostly Undead
  • Added the Command Group specail rule for the Ghost King (Skirmish)
  • Re-wrote the Undead rule slightly for clarification
  • Re-worked units of the Ghostly Undead: Ghost King, Grieving Queen, Ghost Reapers, Ghost Revenants, Mourning Banshees, Dread Knights

Wood Elves

  • Fixed point cost of Tree Revenants (Skirmish)

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Hope you enjoyed everything we had to offer this week, we’ll be hitting you up next week with something special! :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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GF Video Batrep & 51 New Units Highlight

Battle Report, Grimdark Future

Hi there,

Today we’d like to share another great video batrep that Wyloch’s Armory posted on YouTube, as well as highlight the last major update where we added 51 new units.

We’re not sure why but it seems that many of you have missed that we added 51 new units and updated 17 armies, which is an unprecedented amount of content for OPR.

This update came out 2 weeks ago and you can read more about it here: https://onepagerules.com/2019/05/30/well-this-happened

Now that the highlight is done let’s get to the good stuff, namely the newest video batrep featuring Wormhole Daemons and Battle Brothers. This is an interesting battle because all of the Daemons arrive via Ambush, which changes up the regular gameplay since they can pop-up from anywhere on the battlefield.

It’s also really cool to see a Daemons battle report because it has given us a lot of inspiration to keep working on this army, so you can expect a major update for them soon. There’s also a thread about it on the forum if you have any suggestions, so check it out: http://onepagerules.proboards.com/thread/1164/suggestions-wormhole-daemons-workover

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just shoot me an e-mail: onepageanon@gmail.com.

Cheers!

– Gaetano

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Battle Report & FAQ

Age of Fantasy, Battle Report

Hello,

Today we just have a small update for you before the weekend. :)

We have posted an updated version of the FAQ in our forums, which answers some of the most common questions we have been getting. If you have any other questions to add to it please let us know, and we’ll make sure to update it.

You can find the FAQ here: http://onepagerules.proboards.com/post/3408/thread

Additionally forum member dragonmelon10 has made an Age of Fantasy battle report showing off a 1500pts clash between Eternal Wardens and Orcs & Goblins. As you can imagine with these two forces the battle gets bloody very fast, check it out!

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just post them on the forum or shoot me an email: onepageanon@gmail.com

Happy Wargaming!

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GF Video Batrep – 2000pts Alien Hives vs Robot Legions

Battle Report, Grimdark Future

Hello people,

Today we’d like to share another great video batrep that Wyloch’s Armory posted on YouTube, where Alien Hives are facing off against Robot Legions.

This is the first video batrep showing off the new v2.2 rules and it’s a really exciting battle that takes some unexpected turns. Definitely give it a watch if you are interested in seeing how the new changes to the core rules play out, as well as how the new unit balance has changed army composition around

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just shoot me an e-mail: onepageanon@gmail.com.

Cheers!

– Gaetano

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GF Video Batrep – 4000pts Custom Custodian Brothers vs High Elf Fleets

Battle Report, Grimdark Future

Hi peeps,

Wyloch’s Armory posted a new video batrep on youtube, this time using a custom list of Custodian Brothers vs High Elf Fleets.

The Custodian Brothers were built from scratch using the point calculation system (available through Patreon), so it’s a bit different from what you would usually expect out of them.

Anyway it was a fun battle, whilst he Custodian Brothers hit hard and are extremely durable, the High Elf Fleets make for a great opponent thanks to their Rending weapons and psychic abilities.

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just shoot me an e-mail: onepageanon@gmail.com.

Cheers!

– Gaetano

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Grimdark Future Video Batrep – 2000pts TAO Coalition vs Battle Brothers

Battle Report, Grimdark Future

Hello everyone,

Forum member dragonmelon10 has been posting a lot of Grimdark Future video batreps on youtube, so we wanted to share one with you today. He has also been playing the game in 10mm scale, so those videos are definitely worth checking out if that’s your thing.

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just post them on the forum or shoot me an email: onepageanon@gmail.com

Happy Wargaming!

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Grimdark Future Video Batrep by Wyloch’s Armory

Battle Report, Grimdark Future

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update to share something nice for you to watch this weekend: for those that didn’t know already, Grimdark Future was featured on the Wyloch’s Armory  youtube channel and they made an awesome battle report!

The video shows a 2000pts battle between the Battle Brothers and the Robot Legions, and it’s an awesome way to showcase the game and see it in action. We really loved everything about the video, from the amazing production value to the models to the terrain and of course the amazing hosts. Really worth a watch. :)

Check it out here:

Thank you so much Wyloch for doing this, we hope to see more in the future!

Cheers,

Gaetano

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Firefight Video Batrep – 150pts HDF vs Battle Brothers vs HDF

Battle Report, Firefight, Grimdark Future

Hello people,

Again it’s been a while since I posted anything, so here’s a Firefight video batrep that was submitted by celtofkernow. Nice to see a battle report on video for a change! :D

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just shoot me an e-mail: onepageanon@gmail.com.

Cheers!

Grimdark Future Batrep – 500pts Dark Brothers vs Orc Marauders

Battle Report

Hey guys,

It’s been a while since I posted anything new, so today I’d like to share a Grimdark Future batrep that was submitted by tat2artst. There’s always something awesome to reading people’s batreps as they show you how different people play the game.

If you’d like to submit your own batrep for everyone to see just shoot me an e-mail: onepageanon@gmail.com.

Cheers!


Dark Brothers vs. Orc Marauders 500 points

Reports of orc scavenger parties sighted in an abandoned imperial industrial sector. A small force of Dark Brothers has been dispatched to clear the area and secure any useful supplies.

Armies:

Dark Brothers

  • Interrogator w/ energy sword
  • Shroud Speeder
  • Battle Brothers
  • Battle Brothers w/ Plasma Cannon

Deployment Dark Brothers 500pt.jpg

Orc Marauders

  • Warlord w/ energy fist, linked carbine
  • Orc Helicopter w/ linked rocket launcher
  • Boss Mob w/ 3 energy swords
  • Commando Orcs w/ heavy machinegun

Deployment Orc Marauders 500pt.jpg

Setup:

Dark Brothers enter from the south, orcs deploy on the north.

The speeder starts its search in the northwest section. The commando orks secure and ammo cache in the centre ruins and the ork helicopter enters from the east.

Since my table is only 4’x4′ the non-scout units enter from their starting edge on the first round instead of deploying onto the field at the start.

The 3 objectives are:

  • Ammo cache in the centre ruins
  • Oil drum collection in southeast ruins
  • Oil drum collection near northwest tower

Deployment game start.jpg

Round 1:

Battle Brothers team 1 move into the southeast ruins discovering a pallet of oil drums (objective).

At that moment a scouting orc helicopter passes by and sees movement within the ruins, he flies around the corner to investigate. He finds the brothers and fires off his linked missile launcher. The blast is deadly and wipes out 3 brothers.

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Battle Brothers team 2 moves to the ruins to give team 1 support fire. The assault rifles only manage to scratch the paint but the plasma cannon nearly destroys the helicopter dealing it 3 wounds.

On the north side of the ruins the Orc Boss mob hears the sounds of a speeder nearby and charges forward, their viscous melee weapons tear through the speeder like paper. The speeder crashes and explodes into a ball of fire.

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Back at the southeast ruins the Dark Brothers interrogator charges at the orc helicopter, jumps into the air and delivers the final blow to the helicopter sending it crashing down into the ruins.

The Orc Warlord rushes south toward the sounds of explosions and the sneaky commando orcs remain in the central ruins securing a cache of ammo (objective).

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Round 2:

With the southeast ruins cleared team 2 heads towards the centre ruins, unaware of wait awaits them.

The boss mob notices the black smoke emanating from the southeast they rush down the alley toward the ruins.

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The interrogator runs through the ruins to assist team 2.

The orc warlord creeps up to the corner of the centre ruins and spots the dark brother interrogator. He sprays him with bullets from his linked carbine but the bullets don’t penetrate the interrogators armour.

Round2 warlord shoots.jpg

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Round 3:

Team 2 spots the boss mob charging down the alley and moves into firing position. The bullets rip through the alley and two boss mob orcs die.

The remaining boss mob continues its charge and reaches the brothers. Their energy swords shred the brothers’ armour. The brothers take three casualties in the assault and strike back wounding 2 of the orcs.

Interrogator charges over to save his remaining brothers striking at the orcs. His energy sword slices the remaining orc in half.

Round3 Interrogator slash.jpg

The orc warlord charges around the corner and heads straight for the remaining brothers. He slams his energy fist into them and crushes both of them with ease.

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Team 1 positions themselves in the southeast ruins doorway and fires upon the warlord as he rips apart their brothers’ remains. The bullets whiz by grazing his flesh, the warlord barely notices.

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Round 4:

Interrogator turns and faces the beastly orc warlord, he dashes forward and unleashes a flurry of strikes. The energy sword tears through the orcs limbs dealing massive damage. The warlord attacks back striking the interrogator with a forceful blow dealing 3 wounds. both barely survive the clash.

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The warlord strikes again crushing the interrogator’s head, his body falls to the ground.

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End of the game!

Both sides unsuccessful at claiming victory, the remaining units retreat to gather reinforcements to battle forth in the coming days.