Big Patch for Grimdark and Fantasy

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

This week we’re keeping it simple by just releasing a big patch for Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy which addresses a lot of clarity issues reported by players as well as adding some new units across different armies.

This is not part of the Wave 4 update, but do know that we’re working on it diligently so that it’ll hopefully be out before the holidays.


Grimdark Future

Alien Hives

  • Fixed some minor typos
  • Fixed upgrade list P so any model can replace one Razor Claws
  • Fixed missing Explosive Head rule

Prime Brothers

  • Captains can now be upgraded with War Chant

Custodian Brothers

  • Added new units: Destroyers, Jetbikers
  • Captains, Brothers and Walkers lost the Ambush rule
  • Captains can now take Axe-Rifles, Destroyer Armor and Jetbikes
  • Fixed Prosecution Rifle stats for Great Sisters
  • Brothers can now take Axe-Rifles

Watch Brothers

  • Death Watchers can now take Spear-Rifles
  • Clarified Tactical Master rule

Wolf Brothers

  • Wolf Walkers can now be upgraded to have 2x Walker Claws

Battle Sisters

  • Fixed the Eternal Flame spell

Disciples of Change

  • Added missing cost of Reaper Miniguns
  • Fixed the Cursed Mutations spell

Disciples of Plague

  • Plague Brothers can now be upgraded with 2x Plague Daggers
  • Fixed price of Plague Destroyers
  • Fixed price of Regeneration upgrade for Mutated Destroyers
  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough

Disciples of Lust

  • Fixed price of Fast upgrade for Havoc Brothers
  • Fixed the Frenzy and Ecstasy spells
  • Fixed price of Noise Brothers in Firefight

High Elf Fleets

  • Fixed minor typos

Human Defense Force

  • Clarified Battle Drills rule

Machine Cult

  • All heroes can now upgrade with the Canticles rule

Robot Legions

  • Re-worked Gloom-Protocols to combo with the Bot Master upgrade
  • Eternals can now be upgraded with Heavy Gauss Rifles

TAO Coalition

  • Clarified Elemental Power rule
  • Stealth Suits now have Defense 4+ and Tough(3)
  • Jackals can now take upgrades from list E
  • Clarified the Stealth Drone rule
  • Fixed Surge Titan Stomp to have AP(2)

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Age of Fantasy

Chivalrous Kingdoms

  • Re-worked the Grail Relic rule
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Dwarves

  • Clarified the Follow the Code rule
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

High Elves

  • Giant Eagles gained Defense 4+ and lost Impact
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Mummified Undead

  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Ossified Undead

  • Clarified the Combat Stance rule
  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Saurians

  • Fixed the Predator rule
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Vampiric Undead

  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Wood Elves

  • Giant Eagles gained Defense 4+ and lost Impact
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

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That’s it for today, we’ll be back with more Wave 4 news next week. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday + Wave 3 Released

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Merch, OPR Store, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Today we’re really excited to bring you some news about how the new merch store is developing, as well as the release of Wave 3!


Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Since we’ve had a lot of people asking if we’d be doing any special deals for Black Friday / Cyber Monday let’s get this out of the way first. :D

Use promo code CYBER2019 to get 30% off anything in our store:

*** Promo code valid until December 12th ***

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So far we’ve been getting some good feedback regarding the merch store so far, and have already had our first sales, so with this deal we hope to make it just that much sweeter for you to get OPR merch.

Some players also asked us if we could add more color options for the merch and we naturally obliged, so you now have a much wider variety of color options to choose from in the store.

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Wave 3 Release

It’s been a while since we last released Wave 2, so it’s about time that Wave 3 came out. This time we’ve updated a total of 9 armies and 16 factions, so there’s plenty of stuff here for everyone!

Soul-Snatchers

  • Added new unit: Neophytes
  • Re-worked melee weapons of most heroes
  • Re-worked Psychic spells
  • Re-worked Psychic Idol rule
  • Re-worked Commander Rule
  • Assassins have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Minions and Neophytes can now take Shred Rifles and Plasma Rifles
  • Re-worked all Grenade Launchers
  • Re-worked most melee weapons across all units
  • Re-worked Battle Standards
  • Soul-Snatchers can now upgrade one model to be a Psychic
  • Re-worked Spotter and Survey Vehicle rules

Titan Lords

  • All units lost Impact and gained Stomp
  • Re-worked Mini-Titan Sword

High Elf Fleets

  • Re-worked melee attacks for all heroes
  • Elven Kings can now take Ancient Commander rule
  • High Seers now start with Psychic(1)
  • Re-worked Psychic spells
  • Avatars of Flames now have Regeneration
  • Star Cannons now have AP(2)
  • Re-worked most melee weapons
  • Banshee Squads now have Strider
  • Scorpion Squads lost Strider
  • Re-worked Teleport rule
  • Re-worked Sun Blasters
  • Re-worked Jetbike and Jetspear Squads
  • Re-worked Laser Spears and added Star Spear upgrade
  • Wraith Walkers lost the Impact rule and gained Stomp attack
  • Re-worked Vibration Cannons
  • Wraith Titans lost the Impact rule
  • Re-worked Heavy Wraith Cannons and Ghost Sword

Machine Cult

  • Re-worked melee and ranged weapons for Machine Priests and Deacons
  • Machine Priests and Deacons can now be Psychics
  • Re-worked the Canticles rule
  • Cult Alphas now have Strider
  • Sect Chiefs now have Scout and Stealth
  • Cult Vanguard and Rangers can now take Flamethrowers and Heavy EMP Rifles
  • Re-worked Gauntlet Shocks for Shock Priests
  • Re-worked Blaster SMGs for Sect Infiltrators
  • Destroyer and Breacher Cyborgs now have A3
  • Breacher Cyborgs can now take Heavy EMP Cannons
  • Re-worked Icarus AA-System to be simpler
  • Re-worked Anti-Charge System rule
  • Combat Robots now have Fear and Stomp
  • Dragoon Walkers can now upgrade with P-Carbines
  • Iron Walkers lost the Stealth rule

Wormhole Daemons

  • Most units lost the Fear rule
  • Greater Daemons and Champions have more melee attacks
  • Re-worked Symbols of Havoc
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Daemon Warriors
  • Re-worked Psychic spells

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Wood Elves

  • Added new unit: Warriors
  • Re-worked all hero melee weapons and upgrades
  • Re-worked all hero mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Revenant Elders can now be mounted on Dryad Horrors
  • Most units lost Fear and Fearless rules
  • Re-worked Malice rule
  • Re-worked upgrades for Tree Revenants
  • Rangers now have Monster Hunter rule
  • Eternals now have AP(1) in melee
  • Light Cavalry can now take Longbows as an upgrade
  • Deer Sisters lost Sisterhood rule but can upgrade one model to be a Wizard
  • Re-worked the Scythes upgrade for Treeman Hunters
  • Re-worked Hawk Riders and Giant Eagles
  • Hawk Riders can now take Longbows as an upgrade
  • Tree Giants now have AP(2) in melee

Dark Elves

  • Re-worked all hero melee upgrades
  • Re-worked all hero mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Assassins lost Fearless but gained Stealth and Defense 3+
  • Dark Warriors got new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Snake Sisters upgrades
  • Re-worked Shade Killers upgrades
  • Black Horsemen can now take Repeater Crossbows as an upgrade
  • Raptor Knights now have A2 on their Claw attacks
  • Medusas now have Defense 2+ and +1 attack in melee
  • Re-worked the Hydra Heads rule
  • Re-worked all chariots to have Defense 2+
  • Blood Chariots and Medusa Chariots lost Fast and Impact

Saurians

  • Frog-Mages now start with Wizard(2) and can upgrade to Wizard(3)
  • Frog-Mages can now upgrade their Energy Pulse and mount on an Ancient
  • Palanquin
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Saurian Veterans now have Defense 3+
  • Re-worked melee upgrades and mounts for Saurian Veterans
  • Geckos now come with Hand Weapons only and can upgrade with Javelins or
  • Blowpipes
  • Re-worked Javelins, Blowpipes and Fire Bolas
  • Re-worked Pterodactly Riders
  • Re-worked Rock Bombs rule
  • Saurian Warriors now have Defense 4+
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Saurian Warriors
  • Guardians now have Defense 3+
  • Raptor Riders now have A2 on their Claw attacks
  • Re-worked Snake Swarms
  • Re-worked Dragon and Spiked Lizard and added a Lizard Handler upgrade
  • Triceratops now have 6 attacks in melee
  • Re-worked Giant Blowpipes and Altar of the Gods
  • Re-worked the Spit Venom weapon for Spinosaurus
  • Re-worked Primal Roar rule
  • Anyklosaurus now have Crew Attacks and a more powerful Mace Tail attack
  • Re-worked Ark of Snakes rule

Ogres

  • Added new units: Champion and Iron Warriors
  • Re-worked all melee upgrades for heroes
  • Big Pistols now have 18″ range
  • Hunters now have Strider rule
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Most units lost the Fear and Impact rules
  • Ogres have new melee upgrades
  • Devourers now have A3 in melee
  • Re-worked Beast Riders
  • Abominations now have Defense 2+
  • Ice Mammoths and Giant Bisons now have Tough(9)
  • Re-worked Chilling Aura rule
  • Giant Bisons lost Furious
  • Re-worked Catapult and Cannon Chariots

Rift Daemons

  • Most units lost the Fear rule
  • Greater Daemons and Champions have more melee attacks
  • Re-worked Symbols of Havoc
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Daemon Warriors
  • Re-worked Wizard spells

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That’s it for today, go get yourself a nice T-Shirt with those 30% off and we’ll get back to you next week with another patch for some of the already released armies! ;)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Merch Survey and Battle Sisters

Firefight, Grimdark Future, Merch, Quickplay Armies

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got two long awaited updates for you, delivering on an old promise from the Community Survey as well as updating an old favorite army to reach it’s full potential!


OPR Merch Survey

This has been a long time coming, but we’re please to announce that finally official OPR merch is going to be available in the near future. :D

We’ve decided to use Teespring as our main platform to produce various custom printed items, and we couldn’t be more excited at the idea of seeing our awesome illustrations on t-shirts, hoodies, posters, mugs or whatever else.

Because at the end of the day this merch is made for our fans, we’re going to put the power in your own hands by giving you a choice of what items and designs are going to be made available in our Teespring store.

We have 23 designs for each game, and are looking of featuring at least 4 designs per game at the beginning, though hopefully we’ll be able to put together more of them.

So, are you ready to pick your favorites?

Take the survey here (it’s only 4 questions): https://forms.gle/pRm8gMXrmDNsYbXNA

Right now we’re trying to have everything ready as soon as possible so that you can get some cool OPR merch delivered by Christmas, but no promises.


The Battle Sisters

With the release of some awesome new Battle Sisters models we thought it’s about time to give the Battle Sisters the spotlight that they deserve!

For those of you new to the Grimdark Future lore, here are the basics:

The Battle Sisters are a splinter faction of the Battle Brothers, which follow the lead of their own god-queen instead of the conservative god-king.

Once the god-king declared women to be unfit to fight the god-queen decided that she had enough and took off to start her own army of brave warriors, copying the technology of the Battle Brothers, even if not always perfectly.

Whilst this means that they lack a little bit in toughness it doesn’t make them any less fierce when it comes to war, and in some ways they greatly outshine the Battle Brothers.

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Latest Update

To reflect this piece of the lore we’ve recently updated the Battle Sisters, adding in a ton of new units that are using similar technology to that of the Battle Brothers.

In the new Battle Sisters army books you will find rules for Battle Sisters in Destroyer Armor and on Combat Bikes, as well as a new Psychic with her own powerful spells.

We’ve also added in some more goodies with new weapons for most units, as well as one of their favorite toys: the Flamethrower Sniper Rifle. :D

With all of these rules improvements and custom modelling opportunities there’s never been a better time to start playing Battle Sisters.

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!

Are you hot for the Battle Sisters already? Well then we’ve got a cool mashup for you this week, allowing you to immediately get started and play out one of the oldest conflicts in the Grimdark Future lore with these new Quickplay Armies.

This week’s Quickplay Armies: Battle Sisters vs Battle Brothers

Battle Sisters

  • 1x High Sister w/ Blind Faith, Pistol & Energy Sword
  • 10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Flamethrower, 1x Fusion Rifle & Sacred Banner
  • 5x Assault Sisters w/ 1x Plasma Pistol & Energy Sword
  • 5x Fanatic Sisters w/ Shock Whips
  • 3x Flagellants
  • 1x Assault Walker w/ Walker Sawblades

Battle Brothers

  • 1x Captain w/ Destroyer Armor, Storm Rifle & Energy Sword
  • 5x Battle Brothers
  • 5x Battle Brothers
  • 1x Attack Walker & Heavy Minigun

The Battle Sisters in this set focus on a variety of short-range to mid-range infantry units supported by a dangerous Assault Walker. The list comes with a High Sister that can boost her unit with Blind Faith, as well as crazed Fanatic Sisters that rush into battle and can deal tremendous damage with their Heavy Chainsaw Swords.

The Battle Brothers on the other side focus on a simple setup of Battle Brothers that can use their versatility to hold their own both at range and in melee. The list comes with a Captain in Destroyer Armor that can Ambush behind enemy lines, as well as a powerful Attack Walker that mows down enemies with its Heavy Minigun.


That’s it for today, hope this update gave you all the inspiration you needed to start a new Battle Sisters army or dust off your old collection. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Wave 2 Completed, 12 Armies and 20 Factions Updated

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

We’re happy to announce that we’ve completed Wave 2 of our army balance updates and that you can find all of the new files in the respective army folders for each game already!

This wave was a little faster to complete, mainly because we’re now in the groove of this whole update business and so it’s easier to churn out all of these units.

We’ve also gone back and patched some of the recently released Wave 1 armies, so make sure to download the latest version of those too. :D

I don’t want to keep you too long today so this update will only have the patch notes for the latest releases. Next week we’re going to bring you exciting news about some more upcoming changes and a new faction.


Grimdark Future

Alien Hives

  • Fixed various typos
  • All Grunts can now be upgraded with Adrenaline and Toxic Bite
  • Flamer and Mortar Beasts now have Defense 2+, AP(2) in melee and the Fear rule
  • Fixed AP value of monster melee upgrades
  • The Spawn Grunts rule doesn’t require a roll of 4+ anymore

Battle Brothers

  • Fixed various typos
  • Energy Swords now cost -5pts on Destroyers
  • Clarified Shield Wall rule

Battle Brother Detachments

  • Fixed various typos
  • Energy Swords now cost -5pts on Destroyers
  • Re-worked Prosecution Sisters
  • Clarified Tactical Master rule
  • Clarified Counter rule
  • Clarified Shield Wall rule

Battle Sisters

  • Added new units: Greater High Sister, Champion Sister, Psychic Sister, Flagellants, Destroyer Sisters, Biker Sisters
  • Re-worked Blind Faith rule
  • Re-worked War Hymns Rule
  • Heroes can now take Jetpacks, Combat Bikes and Destroyer Armor
  • Added new Psychic Spells list
  • Battle Sisters can now take Shred Rifles and Plasma Rifles
  • Vanguard Sisters can now take Flamethrower Sniper Rifles
  • Added new melee upgrades for Fanatic Sisters
  • Added new ranged upgrades for Organ Tanks
  • Assault Walkers now have Regeneration
  • Added new melee upgrades for Assault Walkers

Dwarf Guilds

  • Added new units: Berserker Lord, Engineer, Rune Master, Dwarf Support, Berserkers
  • Removed Hold & Fire rule and added Battle Lore and Guild Defender rules
  • Heroes have more ranged and melee upgrades
  • Heroes can now take Jetpacks, Combat Bikes and Power Suits
  • Added new Psychic Spells list
  • Dwarf Warriors, Support and Veterans have new ranged upgrades
  • Jetpack Warriors have new melee upgrades
  • Elites have new melee upgrades
  • Power Suits have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked Dwarf Bikers and Dwarf Trikes
  • Half Tracks, APCs and Battle Tanks have new equipment upgrades
  • Battle Tanks can now take Battle Cannons
  • Dwarf Walkers have new melee and ranged upgrades

Havoc Brothers

  • All heroes lost Fearless
  • Havoc Lords now have Relentless
  • Havoc Lords can now take 2x Energy Claws
  • Havoc Lords and Dark Champions can now upgrade with Havoc Tactics
  • Re-worked all Psychic spells
  • Daemon Champions with wings get Ambush now
  • Havoc Brothers can now take Shred Rifles
  • Cultists can now take Shred Rifles, Plasma Rifles and Sniper Rifles
  • Havoc Support can now take Shred Rifles
  • Possessed Brothers with wings get Ambush now
  • Mutated Destroyers have more reliable weapons and the Mutations rule
  • Daemon Spawns have more melee attacks, the Mutations rule and Tough(6) now
  • All walkers now have Stomp instead of Impact
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Infernal Brutes
  • Infernal Stalkers have streamlined melee attacks now
  • Spider Walkers lost the Devour rule but gained Regeneration

Disciples of War

  • Added new units: Fury Brothers, Slaughter Brothers
  • All units lost Fearless

Disciples of Change

  • Added new units: Birdman Sorcerer, Birdmen Disc Riders
  • All units lost Fearless
  • All heroes have new ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked Disks of Change
  • Re-worked all Psychic spells
  • Re-worked Reaper Miniguns

Disciples of Plague

  • All units lost Fearless
  • Re-worked all Psychic spells
  • Re-worked all melee upgrades for Plague Brothers

Disciples of Lust

  • Added new units: Agony Brothers, Endless Brothers
  • All units lost Fearless
  • Re-worked Blessing of Lust rule
  • Re-worked all Psychic spells

Human Defense Force

  • Clarified Battle Drills rule

Human Inquisition

  • Inquisitors have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked Witch Hunter rule
  • Re-worked all Assassins
  • Most units have more melee attacks now
  • Acolytes have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Missionaries gained Fearless and have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Crusaders gained Shield Wall
  • Daemon Hosts have a modified Energy Burst
  • Psychics can now cast their own spells each
  • Cyber Chimps have a new ranged weapon, Quality 4+ and Tough(3)

Elven Jesters

  • All units lost the Fear rule
  • Re-worked Psychic spells
  • Jesters have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Jetbikes and Heavy Jetbikes

Feudal Guard

  • Re-worked special rules for Generals and Champions
  • Added new Psychic Spells list
  • Feudal Guardsmen, Specialists and Elites can now take Shred Rifles
  • Re-worked Field Radio rule
  • Feudal Cavalry has more melee upgrades
  • Re-worked upgrades for Feudal Ogres
  • Re-worked Overcharged Engine rule

Orc Marauders

  • Fixed various typos

Robot Legions

  • All heroes now have more melee attacks
  • Re-worked all melee upgrades
  • Re-worked upgrade list for Technomancers
  • Re-worked all Psychic spells
  • Warriors have new ranged upgrades
  • Guardians have more ranged and melee attacks
  • Re-worked all melee upgrades for Guardians
  • Flesh-Eaters now have AP(1) and new melee upgrades
  • Bot Swarms now have Regeneration
  • Hover Bikes don’t have CCWs anymore
  • Annihilators have more melee attacks
  • All walkers now have Stomp instead of Impact
  • The Bot Fabricator rule doesn’t require a roll of 4+ anymore
  • Death Fortress and Fortess of Destruction don’t have Impact anymore

TAO Coalition

  • Fixed various typos
  • Heroes can now take Mini-Shield Drones
  • Clarified Elemental Power rule

Age of Fantasy

Beastmen

  • Champions have new melee upgrades
  • Minotaur Bosses now have Tough(6)
  • Shamans now have Quality 5+ and Defense 6+
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Hunters and Warriors have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Centaurs, Crazed Boars, Chariots and Havoc Spawn
  • Cyclops now have Quality 4+ and Sense Magic was re-worked
  • Slimey Beasts now have Sniper on their Tongue Grasp and Madness was re-worked

Chivalrous Kingdoms

  • Added new units: Peasant Levy, Peasant Archers, Foot Knights
  • All heroes have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Lord’s Virtue rule
  • Ment-at-Arms now have Quality 5+ and new melee upgrades
  • Light Cavalry has new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Lance Formation rule
  • Pegasus Knights now have Impact(3)

Dwarves

  • Fixed various typos
  • Volcanic Dwarves can now take Throwing Axes
  • Clarified Follow the Code rule

Havoc Warriors

  • Re-worked all mounts
  • Re-worked Daemon Champion
  • Barbarians have new melee upgrades
  • Warriors now have Defense 3+ and new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Chosen Veteran rule
  • Re-worked Mutations rule
  • Slaughter Beasts have a new Crushing Bite attack
  • Vortex Beasts have a new Vortex of Mutations
  • Gorebrute Charits now have Impact(9)
  • Re-worked Dark Blessing Rule

Disciples of War

  • Lords of War and Blood-Icon Bearers now have 3 melee attacks
  • Gore Reavers with Spiked Knuckles now have Rending
  • Re-worked Brass Beast Knights
  • Wrath Beast with Beast Masters now have Fearless

Disciples of Change

  • Lords of Change now have 3 melee attacks
  • Birdmen Shamans now have a Hexed Staff
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Acolytes now have Defense 6+
  • Birdmen Disc Riders now have 2 melee attacks and Impact(1)

Disciples of Plague

  • Lords of Plague and Rotten Sorcerers now have 3 melee attacks
  • Thrones of Plague now have 3 melee attacks
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Pox Beast Riders now have Defense 2+ and 6 melee attacks

Disciples of Lust

  • Added new units: Agony Warriors and Endless Warriors
  • Lords of Lust and Masked Sorceres now have 3 melee attacks
  • Lust Beast mounts now have Impact(1)
  • Re-worked Wizard Spells

Orcs

  • Fixed various typos
  • Clarified Frenzy rule

Ratmen

  • All heroes have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked all mounts from scratch
  • Re-worked Unholy Bell rule
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Assassins now have 6 attacks instead of 4
  • Warriors and Storm Troopers have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Death Balls and Tunnel Drills
  • Snipers now have Defense 6+ but can upgrade with Pavise Shields
  • Re-worked Death Ball Gauntlets and Tunnel Drill Gauntlets
  • Giant Rat Beasts now have 12 attacks
  • Death Wheels lost their Grind Attack but now have Impact(9)

That’s it for today, hope you enjoy the Wave 2 update! :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Wave 1 Completed, 12 Armies and 20 Factions Updated

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

We’re happy to announce that we’ve completed Wave 1 of our army balance updates and that you can find all of the new files in the respective army folders for each game already.

This was a lot of work because whilst we “only” updated 12 armies some of them had multiple sub-armies inside of them, so we actually updated a whole 20 factions. Then each army has to be updated for both large-scale as well as skirmish, so yeah… 300+ units have been updated and this is only Wave 1. :D

Anyway, enough of the numbers, let’s get to the actual meat of the update!

Changes to Firefight & Skirmish

The army update comes with general game updates, as well as a with one major change for all of our skirmish games: We are switching back to having grouped units act as groups in the game, instead of having them act as individuals.

Whilst working on the patch we realized that whilst it was fun to have every model act as an individual, the games were not designed with that amount of low-cost models being able to act independently in mind. This means that there are a lot of imbalances that are coming out of it that would require us to change the game into a completely different direction, re-work the point calculator, and more.

Since we have no intention to have our skirmish games to diverge too far away from the large-battle games (since we want it to be easy to hop from one game to the other), we are just going to switch back to the old system. Truly this switch is nothing big, just activate those low-cost models as a unit again and you’re good to go. :)

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General Game Changes

The rest of the changes aren’t that big, but there’s one important thing that we’d like to address before going into them: We’re going to be temporarily removing the Full Color versions of our files and only have Black & White versions for all of them.

As you read above we are working with a LOT of files for our games, and putting everything together we’re dealing with ~100 files right now. Having each of these files both in Full Color and Black & White is adding an insane amount of work to our already busy schedule, and we simply can’t afford to continue having both right now.

This doesn’t mean that we’re getting rid of our new Cover Art or Illustrations, so those are still going to be part of the rules. If you want to save on ink simply don’t print out the Cover Art page from the Full Rulebooks or the first Background Story page from the Army Books.

Currently we’re looking into ways of maybe having dynamic files that allow you to choose between different options with just 1 single file, but no promises on that yet.

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Anyway, here the full changes:

  • Fear now counts as dealing +D3 wounds for melee results (GF + AoF)
  • Fear now counts as dealing +D3 wounds for wound effects (GFF + AoFS)
  • Furious now gives +1 attack with a weapon of choice when charging
  • Rending was re-written to be clearer
  • Artillery now gives the unit Defense 2+ against shooting attacks
  • Fire Breath now deals 3 automatic this with AP(1), clarified that needs line of sight
  • Units with multiple models are activated as a single unit instead of individuals
  • Special rules with a “bubble” effect had their range raised from 3″ to 12″
  • Units within 12″ of a hero can now use his quality for morale tests
  • Spell effects can now be spread by up to 6″

Because we are updating armies in different waves this might lead to some quirky situations in terms of point cost balance or the way spells and special rules work.

The only way to avoid this would be to release all the updated armies at once, but since that might take a long time and we are updating them in order of popularity, we think it’s not fair toward our players to hold on to a finished product for longer than necessary.

We hope that any imbalances won’t be too bad and that we’re going to finish updating all of the armies quickly so everyone can enjoy! :)

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Wave 1 – Grimdark Future Patch Notes

Finally here are the patch notes for Grimdark Future.

Battle Brothers

  • Added new melee upgrades for heroes
  • Re-worked rules for Energy Swords, Energy Hammers and Energy Claws
  • Re-worked Gravity Pistols and Gravity Rifles
  • Re-worked Pathfinder Bikers, Brother Bikers and Support Bikes
  • Added new ranged upgrades for Pathfinders
  • Added new ranged upgrades for Support Bikes
  • Re-worked Advanced Tactics
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells
  • Added new melee upgrades for Destroyers
  • Artillery Cannons now have the Repair rule
  • Attack Walkers have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Prime Psychics can now be upgraded to Psychic(2)
  • Added new ranged upgrades for Prime Brothers
  • Raider Squads now have Furious instead of Fear
  • Added new melee upgrades for Raider Squads
  • Prime Light Walkers and Attack Walkers have a new Stomp attack
  • Raised the Tough value of all Prime Brothers vehicles

Blood Brothers

  • Re-worked rules for Energy Swords and Energy Hammers
  • Re-worked Gravity Pistols and Gravity Rifles
  • Blood Walker had a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells

Custodian Brothers

  • Re-worked rules for Energy Swords, Spears and Swords
  • High Sister no longer has Fear but can have Furious, Relentless or Scout
  • Vigilant Sisters now have Furious
  • Prosecution Sisters now have Relentless and are armed with Prosecution Rifles
  • Hunter Sisters now have Scout
  • Custodian Walkers have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Re-worked the Anti-Psychic rule

Dark Brothers

  • Re-worked rules for Energy Swords
  • Re-worked the Dark Resolve rule (which is now called Grim instead)
  • Added new melee upgrades for Dark Destroyers
  • Re-worked Heavy Maces and Heavy Flail for Destroyer Knights
  • Re-worked the Black Bikers
  • Added new melee upgrades for Knight Bikers

Watch Brothers

  • Added new ranged and melee upgrades for Death Watcher
  • Re-worked the Tactical Master rule
  • Re-worked rules for all melee weapons
  • Re-worked Gravity Pistols and Gravity Rifles

Knight Brothers

  • Re-worked the Aegis and Teleport rules
  • Knight Champion now has Combat Master
  • Re-worked rules for all melee weapons
  • Removed the Brotherhood rule, units can now upgrade any model with Psychic(1)
  • Re-worked the Purifiers upgrade for Knight Brothers
  • Purgation Brothers now have Relentless
  • Re-worked the Paladins upgrade for Knight Destroyers
  • Knight Walker has Tough(18) now and a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Knight Walkers
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells

Wolf Brothers

  • Counter-Attack rule has been re-worked
  • Re-worked all melee weapons
  • Reworked melee and ranged upgrades for Wolf Destroyers
  • Re-worked Cyborg Wolves
  • Re-worked Wolf Riders
  • Wolf Walker has a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells

Orc Marauders

  • Added new melee upgrades for heroes
  • Re-worked the WAR! special rule
  • Removed the Mad Doctor, units can now upgrade with a Mad Doctor instead
  • Shamans now have Pistols and can access other hero upgrades
  • Goblin Herds have a new Goblin Herder upgrade and ranged weapon upgrades
  • Re-worked ranged upgrades for Orc Mobs
  • Jetpack Orcs now have melee and ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked ranged upgrades for Commandos
  • Re-worked ranged and melee upgrades for Specialist Orcs
  • Orc Pirates have new ranged weapons and upgrades
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Boss Mobs
  • Ultra Bosses now have Tough(3) and their melee upgrades were re-worked
  • Orc Bikers and Boss Bikers have been re-worked and have new ranged upgrades
  • Boss Trikes now have Tough(6) and Relentless and have new ranged upgrades
  • Orc Helicopters now have Defense 5+ and Tough(6) and upgrades were re-worked
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells
  • Looted Trucks and Battle Trucks now have a Heavy Machinegun
  • Goblin Walkers and Orc Walkers have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Orc Walkers have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked ranged weapons for Beast Buggies
  • Blaster Buggies now come with Stick Grenades
  • Re-worked ranged weapons for Goblin Artillery
  • Combined the Brutal and Cunning Titan into one and added new upgrades

Human Defense Force

  • Re-worked Energy Swords
  • Re-worked the Battle Drills rule
  • Commanders now have 6″ range to give orders and can’t give orders vehicles
  • Added new ranged upgrades for Infantry Squads, Veterans and Storm Troopers
  • Infantry units now have Field Radios, Company Standards and Medical Training
  • Re-worked the Field Radio rule
  • Veteran Squads can now be upgraded with Camo Cloaks
  • Re-worked Cavalry Squads and added new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked Ogre Squads and added new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells
  • Light Walkers have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact

Alien Hives*

  • Added new units: Veteran Warrior, Snatcher Veteran and Artillery Spore
  • Re-worked most melee and ranged weapons and added more options
  • Removed all Adrenaline and Toxic Maw upgrades because they were imbalanced
  • Hive Lords have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Hive Lords can now upgrade with Regeneration
  • Most elite units can now be upgraded with Psychic Barrier and Pheromones
  • Grunts and Winged Grunts have new ranged upgrades
  • Assault Grunts have new melee upgrades
  • Hive Warriors can now be upgraded with Wings
  • Ravenous Beasts can now be upgraded with Ambush or Scout
  • Flamer Beasts now have 18″ range and Indirect
  • Shadow Hunters, Flamer Beasts and Mortar Beasts have Tough(6) now
  • Re-worked Psychic Spells
  • All monsters have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • All monsters can now be upgraded with Impact(3) and Regeneration
  • Psycho-Rexes can now be upgraded with Psychic Barrior and Pheromones
  • Tyrant Beasts and Artillery Beasts have new ranged upgrades
  • Burrowers now have more melee attacks
  • The Surprise Attack rule has been re-worked
  • Invasion Spores now have more ranged upgrades

*Due to the extensive changes to this list we won’t detail every single one in detail

TAO Coalition

  • Added new unit: Jackal Veteran
  • Re-worked Rapid Burst Carbines
  • Battle Suit Captains and Battle Suits can now upgrade with new melee weapons
  • Grunt Captains and one model in Grunt Squads can now upgrade with a Pulse Pistol
  • Sages have new melee weapons, a new Elemental Power rule and can be Psychics
  • Added a new Psychic spells list
  • Grunt Squads can now be upgraded with new ranged weapons
  • Spotter Squads can now be upgraded with Scoped Rifles
  • Re-worked Rail Rifles and Recon Drones
  • Stealth Suits can now be upgraded with Beacons and Spotting Lasers
  • Jackal Hounds can now be upgraded with Furious and Poison
  • Jackal Cavalry has been re-worked and can now take Heavy Machineguns
  • Locusts can now be upgraded with new ranged weapons
  • Re-worked the Anti-Charge System special rule
  • Re-worked Heavy Rail Rifles
  • All walkers and titans have a new Stomp attack instead of Imapct
  • Tide Titans can now be upgraded with Plasma Swords and Nova Shields
  • Re-worked Heavy Ion Cannons

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Wave 1 – Age of Fantasy Patch Notes

Here are the patch notes for Age of Fantasy.

Dwarves

  • Removed the Shieldwall rule and re-worked Defense of most units
  • Heroes have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked the Ancestral Stone mount
  • Rune Masters now have the Wizard rule
  • Added new Wizard spell list
  • Warriors and Veterans have new melee upgrades
  • Marksmen and Rangers have new ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked Beast Riders and War-Bear Riders
  • Attack Helicopters and Bomber Helicopters have Tough(6) now
  • Re-worked the Attack Bomb and Bombing Run rules
  • Giant Constructs have new melee weapons

Volcanic Dwarves

  • Added new units: Battle Lord, Grim Lord, Doom Lord and Priest Lord
  • Added new Wizard spell list
  • Re-worked melee, ranged and mount upgrades for Auric Lord
  • Volcanic Warriors now have Furious instead of Regeneration
  • Volcanic Warriors and Flame Warriors have new melee upgrades
  • Auric Marksmen have new ranged upgrades

Sky-City Dwarves

  • Added new units: Sky-City Lord and Aether Master
  • Added new Wizard spell list
  • Re-worked melee weapons for all heroes
  • Re-worked the Follow the Code, Repair and Wind-Reader rules
  • Navigators can now take Storm Sight
  • Crews have new ranged upgrades
  • Re-worked all Cannons, Hook Weapons and Drill Weapons
  • Re-worked Mechanical Parrots
  • Balloon Warriors have now been split into 2 new units: Wardens and Riggers
  • Sky-Rigger now gives the Repair rule to any model
  • Re-worked Gunboats, Frigates and Ironclads
  • Re-worked the Bomb Racks rule

Vampiric Undead

  • Removed the Fear rule from most units
  • Added new melee upgrades for most heroes
  • Re-worked all mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Zombies have 2 attacks now
  • Skeletons have Quality 5+ now and new melee upgrades
  • Skeleton Guard have new melee upgrades
  • Vampire Knights now come with Hand Weapons and can be upgraded with Lances
  • Bat Swarms lost the Horror rule but gained Furious instead
  • Bat Horrors have Defense 4+ now
  • Re-worked the Bat Dragon’s Shriek attack
  • All monsters have a new Stomp attack instead of Impact
  • Coach Chariots now have Furious
  • Corpse Chariots can now be upgraded with Cursed Braziers or Lodestones
  • Re-worked the Reliquary rule
  • Maiden Thrones can now be taken as individual units and not just as mounts

Mummified Undead

  • Removed the Fear rule from most units
  • Added new melee upgrades for Mummy King
  • Re-worked all mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Mummies now have 2 attacks in melee
  • Skeletons, Archers, Knights and Horse Archers now have Quality 5+
  • Skeletons have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked the Cursed Arrows rule
  • Skeleton Knights now come with Hand Weapons and can be upgraded to Lances
  • Guardian Statues can now be upgraded with a Stone Shaper
  • Snakemen and Snake Riders now have Impact(3)
  • Scarab Swarms now have 3 attacks in melee and Tough(3)
  • Giant Scorpions now have Defense 2+
  • Sphinx Champions and War Sphinx can be upgraded with Stone Shapers
  • Added new unit: Royal Chariot

Humans

  • All heroes have more melee attacks now
  • Captains now have Fearless
  • Added new melee upgrades for heroes
  • Re-worked the Inspiring Presence Rule
  • Re-worked all mounts
  • Pigeon Bombs now have the Indirect rule
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Infantrymen have new melee upgrades
  • Knights now come with Hand Weapons and upgrade with new melee weapons
  • Re-worked Mortars and Volley Guns

Orcs

  • Re-worked melee upgrades and mounts for all heroes
  • Re-worked the WAR! rule
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Lowered the Defense of all Orcs and Savage Orcs
  • Orcs and Savage Orcs have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked melee weapons of Black Orcs
  • Brute Orcs now have Tough(3)
  • All Boar Riders and Boar Chariots deal more Impact hits

Goblins

  • Bosses have new melee upgrades and all mounts were re-worked
  • Re-worked the Inspiring Presence rule
  • Goblins and Cave Goblins have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked the Boing rule
  • Re-worked the Power Shrooms rule
  • Re-worked Runt Swarms
  • Fanatics lost Out of Control and gained Destructive Force
  • Wolf Riders now have Claws
  • Troll Giants lost Comforting Presence but can upgrade with Crushing blow now
  • Giant Spiders can now be upgraded with Venom Sting
  • Re-worked Pump Chariots and the Pump rule

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Whew, that’s it for today, another huge patch! We’re hoping to bring you Wave 2 in the next 2-3 weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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AI Rules for Solo-Play, New Army Books Layout, Upcoming Balance Changes and More!

Age of Fantasy, AI Rules, Campaign Rules, Firefight, Full Rulebooks, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Quickplay Armies, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Today we have a lot of VERY exciting updates for you, which may change how you play OPR games forever. We’ve been working very hard on these things for months, and it’s very satisfying to get them out to you, so let’s go!

AI Rules for Solo-Play

Here’s a scenario you might be familiar with: You’re finally done building and painting your newest models, you’ve built some matching terrain to go with them, you’ve put together an awesome army list to try out a new strategy… and then nobody is available to play. :(

Well that’s something you won’t have to worry about anymore, because today we’re releasing a brand new set of shiny AI Rules for solo-play. :D

The AI Rules are pretty simple to use: before the game you assign each unit a type, be it a melee unit, shooting unit, or a hybrid of both. Then once you are playing you randomly determine which unit activates next, and depending on its unit type you follow a very straight forward decision tree to see what it does next.

For those of you that want to take things one step further the AI Rules also come with guidelines on how to randomly create AI armies, randomly place objectives, randomly deploy AI armies, and details on how to handle terrain, special rules, spell casting, etc.

These rules are perfect to play solo games against the AI, play coop games with multiple players against the AI, play mixed games with teams of players and AI, or even just play games of AI vs AI and watch them fight to the death!

Additionally these rules can serve as a baseline for you to create you own AI rules, come up with narrative scenarios, or do whatever else your heart desires. Hell, you could even write a full single-player campaign using these rules, so the possibilities are endless.

The AI rules are available for both big battle games as well as skirmish games, and we’re going to be refining the over time. Any and all feedback is very welcome here, because we’re sure that some AI moves that make complete sense in our heads won’t make any sense in yours, so let us know where we messed up!

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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!

To give you a taste of the new AI Rules we’ve come up with a classic sci-fi battle of soldiers fighting off hordes of zombie-like creatures. This is a GF: Firefight set and we recommend playing a game as the Rebel Guerrillas against the AI first and then playing as the Infected Colonies against the AI second… there’s nothing like seeing a fight from both sides!

This week’s Quickplay Armies: Rebel Guerrillas vs Infected Colonies

Rebel Guerrillas

  • 1x Commander w/ Inspiring, Shotgun & Energy Sword
  • 3x Rebels w/ 1x Minigun & 1x Gun Drone
  • 3x Rebels w/ 1x Plasma Rifle & 1x Gun Drone
  • 1x Chelonian w/ Wrist-Flamer & Wrist-GL

Infected Colonies

  • 1x Monstrous Tyrant
  • 3x Zombies
  • 3x Infected w/ 1x Infected Dog, 1x Pistol & CCW
  • 3x Infected w/ 1x Grenade Launcher
  • 1x Infected Hunter

The Rebel Guerrillas in this set focus on bringing a variety of different ranged weapons and Gun Drone to try and fend off the infected from a distance. The list comes which a Chelonian that can be very deadly up close, whilst the Commander can keep his soldiers in the fight with his Inspiring rule.

The Infected Colonies on the other side focus on a mass of mindless fighters backed up by a brutal Monstrous Tyrant. Whilst the majority of the army is not very strong their numbers shouldn’t be underestimated, and watch out for the Infected Hunter who can pounce at enemies from around corners and take them out in one swipe.

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New Army Books Layout

Is it finally time to update our army books with the new look? Yes it definitely is!

Over the next months we’re going to be updating all of our existing army books to a new layout, which should make them look a lot better than what we have now. You can expect each army book to come with a cool thematic illustration, a clean and pretty font, as well as some stylish page borders.

We’d love to show you a preview of what they’ll look like, but due to some last minute changes we can’t. The only thing we can say is that we’re going to keep the current format, so each army should still be on just 1-2 pages as they are now.

Because there are a grand total of 86 files to be updated we won’t be able to do it all at once, so instead we’re going to be gradually releasing the new look as we go. Don’t worry though, all armies are going to continue to be available, so if your army is at the bottom of the list you’re not going to be left out whilst we do this.

Below you can see the order we’re going to be tackle the armies in. This is going to be done in 4 waves, each one updating about 20 files. If everything goes according to plan I will release a new wave every 2 weeks, else I will release a new wave every 4 weeks.

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Wave 1 – Battle Brothers & Detachments, Orc Marauders, Human Defense Force, Alien Hives, TAO Coalition

Wave 2 – Havoc Brothers & Disciples, Robot Legions, Battle Sisters, Dwarf Guilds, Mercenaries

Wave 3 – Soul-Snatchers, Titan Lords, High Elf Fleets, Wormhole Daemons, Machine Cult

Wave 4 – Ratmen Clans, Dark Elf Raiders, Infected Colonies, Rebel Guerrillas, Gangs of Hive City

Age of Fantasy

Wave 1 – Dwarves, Vampiric Undead, Mummified Undead, Humans, Orcs, Goblins

Wave 2 – Chivalrous Kingdoms, Ratmen, High Elves, Havoc Warriors & Disciples, Beastmen

Wave 3 – Wood Elves,  Saurians, Dark Elves, Ogres, Rift Daemons

Wave 4 – Eternal Wardens, Kingdom of Angels, Deep-Sea Elves, Ghostly Undead, Worshippers of the Spire

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Upcoming Balance Changes

Since we’re going to have to touch up every single army in the game anyway we’re going to be taking this opportunity to make some balance changes to the game.

We’re not going to go into too much detail yet, that is something we’ll reserve for future weekly news posts, but you should know that we’re going to be reviewing every single unit and army to see if they need a re-balancing. If you felt like your army was lacking in some oomph you’ll probably get it with these changes. :)

The changes that are coming aren’t going to be too big, as this is not a switch to 3rd edition, but they’re going to be significant enough that you’re going to feel a difference.

The biggest things that you can expect are some much needed reviews of weapon upgrade lists to give units more tools to work with, a complete overhaul of all spell lists to make them more balanced and consistent, and overall a lot of standardization across the board to make units feel appropriate for their type.

Note that also these changes are all going to be points balanced with the current armies, so just because your army will be updated on wave 4 doesn’t mean that suddenly it’s not viable anymore or that you will be at a disadvantage.

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Game Updates & Patch Notes

Finally let’s get to this month’s big game updates!

As always there’s a ton of stuff here, so let me just highlight the most important changes:

  • Psychics and Wizards can now either cast a spell or block a spell each round, and we’ve modified the way blocking works so that level 3 casters have a better chance at blocking than level 1 casters
  • In skirmish games we clarified that when splitting melee attacks between multiple models they all get to strike back
  • Also in skirmish rout tests are now taken at the end of the round, this way special rules that affect morale until the end of the round still apply
  • Another skirmish one, when units with Tough(X) are stunned but haven’t taken at least X wounds yet, shooting hits and charges won’t instantly kill them, but instead they will take an additional wound
  • For supporters on Patreon, the Command & Control rules from the Full Rulebooks have been re-worked to be clearer

Alright that’s enough, now to the full patch notes:

General

  • Clarified that markers become neutral if both players are seizing them at the end of the round
  • Modified the Psychic/Wizard rules so that they can either cast or block a spell each round, and they must roll higher than the caster to block

Firefight & Skirmish

  • Clarified that when attacking multiple units in melee they all get to strike back
  • Rout Tests are now taken at the end of he round
  • Clarified that Blast weapons now spread hits among targets within 3″
  • Flying units may now jump gaps without having to roll for it
  • Tough units that take hits or are charged whilst Stunned take 1 wound instead of being Knocked Out, unless they already have X wounds
  • Damage from Falling was re-worked to affect high defense units more

Campaign Rules

  • Clarified the Suppressor hero specialization trait
  • Heroes become 5pts more expensive for each specialization trait they get

Full Rulebooks

  • Re-worked the Command & Control rules to be clearer

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Alien Hives

  • Added new unit: Massive Spore
  • Re-worked the Explosive Head rule so that all types of spores can’t be pinned anymore
  • Increased the Blast value of Spore Mortars for consistency
  • Invasion Spores can now be upgraded to spit spores

Battle Brothers

  • Fixed cost of Raven Heavy Gunship

Havoc Brothers

  • Fixed Infernal Brutes upgrades list

Havoc Brother Disciples

  • Added new unit: Greater Lord of Change
  • Fixed the Plague Flail upgrade for the Plague Destroyers

High Elf Fleets

  • The Seer Council doesn’t count as a hero anymore
  • Re-worked the Wraith Titan’s upgrade list

Human Defense Force

  • Re-worked the Executioner special rule (Firefight)

Machine Cult

  • Added new unit: Machine Deacon
  • Modified EMP rule to be more consistent

Mercenaries – Elven Jesters

  • Fixed upgrade table C
  • Modified EMP rule to be more consistent

Mercenaries – Feudal Guard

  • Added new unit: Feudal Cavalry
  • Added new weapon options to most units
  • Generals and Champions can now take Honor Doctrine
  • Feudal Elites now have Honor Doctrine as an option instead of a must

Orc Marauders

  • Added new unit: Goblin Tank

Robot Legions

  • The Nanobot Wraith-Shard’s Spirit Attack now has +4 attacks and -1 AP
  • Spider Robots now have +2 attacks, -6 tough and more upgrade options

Soul-Snatchers

  • Fixed some typos

TAO Coalition

  • Lowered cost of Missile Pod in upgrade list A to 20pts

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Goblins

  • Re-worked the Surprise! special rule to work better in AoFS

Humans

  • Fixed upgrade list for Wizards

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That’s it folks, once again a huge update for you, hope you all enjoyed it. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Gangs of Hive City + Battle Brothers Miniatures

3D Print, Collaboration, Firefight, Grimdark Future, Play Tokens, The Makers Cult

Hi everyone,

Last week we brought you new warbands for AoF: Skirmish so as promised today we bring you new warbands for GF: Firefight. Additionally we also wanted to highlight some new 3D print stuff that is now available… all in all a lot of cool new stuff!

Gangs of Hive City

The Gangs of Hive City are various factions of violent and deranged outlaws that wage eternal gang wars on the streets of hive city. Each gang has its own rich history and traditions, and they are not afraid to shed a lot of blood to gain even just an inch of new territory.

With this set of 7 new warbands you’ll be able to create highly customizable gangs to take on your foes. These warbands were made specifically with campaign games in mind, offering a ton of customization in terms of weapons and upgrades so that you can create crazy gunslinging combos.

The warbands are already available in the GF: Firefight game page, so check them out!

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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!

Ever wanted to play a gang wars campaign game but didn’t know where to start? Well then, in order to make it easier for you we’ve created a new set of Quickplay Armies specifically designed as starting gangs for campaign games, so give them a try.

This week’s Quickplay Armies: The Brutes vs The Femmes

The Brutes

  • 1x Brute Leader w/ Flamethrower Pistol & Energy Hammer
  • 1x Brute Ganger w/ Rivet Shooter
  • 1x Brute Ganger w/ Shot-Cannon
  • 1x Brute Ganger w/ Heavy Wrench & CCW
  • 3x Brute Rookies w/ 1x Great Weapon & 1x Heavy Wrench

The Femmes

  • 1x Femme Leader w/ Assault Rifle, Needle Rifle Attachment & Shock Whip
  • 1x Femme Ganger w/ 2x Pistols
  • 1x Femme Ganger w/ Assault Rifle
  • 2x Femme Ganger
  • 3x Femme Rookies w/ 1x Plasma Pistol

The Brutes in this set focus on close ranged attacks with heavy melee options, making them formidable close combat opponents. The list comes with a Brute Leader with a Flamethrower Pistol to BBQ enemies up-close, as well as with a brutal Energy Hammer that crushes even the most powerful foes (though let’s be honest, nobody is more powerful than him).

The Femmes on the other side focus on high speed and a mix of melee and ranged attacks, giving them an edge in capturing objectives whilst steal landing hits from afar. The list come with a Femme Leader with an Assault Rifle plus Needle Rifle Attachment for long range support, as well as an electrifying Shock Whip to take out tougher foes up close.

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Battle Brothers Miniatures

A month ago we made an update showing off the Battle Brothers Champion created for us by The Makers Cult, but what we didn’t show off is that there are some actual Battle Brothers miniatures out!

With this set of Battle Brothers you’ll be able to use a lot of new poses to customize your champion or create custom troops, which can come with Pistols & Swords or Assault Rifles.

Get the miniatures here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3807688

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

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3D Play Tokens

If you like our Play Tokens but miss that 3D feel, Richard Mellow from Red Star Kits has put together a set of 3D Print Play Tokens based off the official OPR ones, and they’re looking pretty cool.

These tokens are perfect to ease your time when keeping track of things on the battlefied, and I’m pretty sure that with a little work and imagination you could paint them up to look abslutely stunning. :)

Get the tokens here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3852611

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Travelling This Week

As a final update I wanted to let you know that I’ll be travelling for the rest of the week with limited access to the internet, so unfortunately if you support us on Patreon in the coming days I will only be abel to provide you with accesses next week.

Sorry for the inconvenience, I’ll get you all your stuff as soon as I can! :)

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Hope you enjoyed this update and are ready to blast each other up on the streets of hive city!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Campaign Rules, Monthly Newsletter & Big Updates

Age of Fantasy, Campaign Rules, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

August has been a long month which has given us time to steadily work on a bunch of new things for you guys, and today we’re finally releasing everything!

Hold onto your seats because there are some pretty big changes to the core rules as well as a couple of other cool things…

Firefight & Skirmish Campaign Rules

To start this off right we’re extremely proud to announce that our Campaign Rules for GF: Firefight and AoF: Skirmish are finally back and available for free!

With these rules you can play a series of connected games during which your warband of fighters levels up, sustains injuries, finds treasure and ultimately competes with other warbands for glorious victory.

Here is a full list of features:

  • Campaign setup with balanced win conditions and catch-up mechanics
  • Special goals that can be achieved over the course of the campaign to gain extra VP
  • Special mission objectives that can be achieved to gain extra upgrade points
  • 36 random events to spice up your games with tons of crazy encounters
  • Casualty tables to generate random permanent injuries for your units
  • Experience system to improve your units over time with different talents
  • 18 hero specializations that give them access to all sorts of cool new abilities
  • Upgrade system to recruit new units or buy new weapons and equipment
  • Warband sheets to keep track of all of your units

If you’ve never played using the Campaign System we highly recommend it to everyone. It’s a great way to play narrative games and create your own stories, and with the amount of content provided no two compaigns will ever feel the same.

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Firefight & Skirmish Changes

As we were working on the new campaign rules we decided to go back and make some much needed tweaks to our skirmish games, as well as add some new features.

The first thing we changed is raise the recommended point value from 150pts to 250pts. We found that most players like to play at a larger point size anyway because it allows for the use of more upgrades and special units, so this changes makes that playstyle “official”.

The second thing we did is add special movement rules for pushing, falling, dropping, leaping and jumping. With these rules you can now do a ton of dynamic things such as push your enemies off ledges, quickly drop off elevation to speed up movement, jump over large gaps to reach distant places, and even leap onto enemies from above to deal some extra hits.

The third thing might be the most important though: models that are bought in groups now act as individuals once in game. This change gives the games a much stronger “skirmish” feel, with each model being able to go and adventure on its on.

In order to accomodate all of these changes we had to adapt the rules a little:

  • Melee weapons can now split attacks between enemies within 2″ the same way that ranged weapons can, so you can now attack multiple models, even those that you didn’t charge.
  • Units with Quality 5+ and 6+ now get a small bonus to wound rolls if they stick together, so you should try to keep whem within 3″ of each other to benefit from this rule.

These changes were made to balance out the new system, so whilst each model can act individually we encourage you to still stick together, which in turn allows units with explosive weapons or multiple melee attacks to dish out damage to everyone in range.

We hope you enjoy these changes and look forward to your feedback!

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General Melee Changes

With today’s patch we’re also bringing the first of a couple melee changes that are going to be coming to you in the future, all made in an attempt to further refine our systems.

So, what does today’s change entail?

Units can now always strike back in melee, even after the first time they fight, however they only hit on rolls of 6 in every subsequent melee.

This change is being made in order to remove awkward situations where units can’t strike back at all, making even the mightiest of daemons feel helpless against a lonely orc.

To make it even easier for you to keep track of who already fought in melee we’ve made a set of free play tokens, check out the announcement here: https://wp.me/p4zqe1-BO

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Monthly Newsletter

Want to keep up to date with OPR news but don’t use Facebook, Twitter or Reddit?

Well fret no more, because the OPR Monthly Newsletter has arrived!

The OPR Monthly Newsletter is going to be released at the beginning of every month, and it’s going to contains a news roundup highlighting all of the cool things we released over the past month.

It’s the perfect way to stay up to date with all things OPR, as well as easily share news of our games with friends & family. Simply forward them the newsletter or the subscription link so that they can also get all of this wargaming goodness!

Subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/gBIFer

We’re only starting with this now so we’ll be experimenting with different layouts until we find something that works well, so if you have any feedback please let us know!

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Website Updates

With the release of the monthly newsletter we’ve taken this opportunity to revisit the layout of our website a little to make it easier for new players to find all of our content.

There are 3 main things we’ve updated:

New Community Menu – There is not a new option on the menu bar called “Community” which allows you to access all of our community pages. This works both as a drop-down menu if you hover over it, as well as it’s own page if you click on it. For those of you that don’t know about all of our community channels here they are: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Forum, Discord.

New Army Book Structure – In preparation for some upcoming changes to the Army Books we have updated the way army books are downloaded on the game pages. Now instead of having to select each army individually you can access the army folder directly, which allows you to download the armies quicker. You can also bookmark the army folder to have easy access to all updated versions, instead of always having to access via the website.

Black & White Downloads – For those of you that prefer to print out the rules instead of using them digitally we’re now going to provide printer-friendly black & white versions of all of our rules. In order to accomodate this change we’ve slightly changed the layout of our game pages, but don’t worry, everything is still where you expect to find it. ;)

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General Patch Notes

Last but not least: patch notes!

As always, first a couple of highlights, and then the full notes:

Psychics/Wizards can now only cast spells before attacking, which was changed in order to prevent weird situations where one could teleport away from melee before the enemy could strike back.

A lot of units in Grimdark Future armies have been upgraded with the new Relentless special rule, which allows them to fire an additional shot for each 6 they roll.

Titan Lords have been given the ability to pass their turn when running a titans-only army, as well as being able to upgrade with veteran status to shoot at Quality 2+.

The Deep-Sea Elves army has been re-worked in order to give it more interesting hero special rules as well as more options when attacking with their standard line troops.

Here the full notes:

General Rules

  • Units that fought in melee once only hit on 6+ in melee for the rest of the round (instead of not being able to fight at all)
  • Pinned units now hit on 6+ in melee (instead of getting -1 to hit)
  • Psychic/Wizards can now only cast before attacking

Firefight & Skirmish

  • Raised recommended point value to 250pts
  • Added Special Movement rules for pushing, falling, dropping, leaping and jumping
  • Models that are bought in groups now act as individuals once in game
  • Clarified how moving up/down elevation works since it’s more relevant in skirmish games
  • Melee weapons can now split attacks between enemies within 2″
  • Clarified how wound results work when a unit takes multiple wounds at once
  • Units with Quality 5+ and 6+ can now get a small bonus to wound rolls by sticking together

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Core Rules

  • The Mend special rule has been removed and armies which used it now have custom army special rules with the same effect
  • The Relentless special rule has been added and is used by support weapon teams of the Battle Brothers, Battle Sisters, Havoc Brothers, Human Defense Force, Infected Colonies, Mercenaries, Orc Marauders and Ratmen Clans

Dark Elf Raiders

  • Moved the Dark Strike upgrade to its own list for clarify
  • Fixed the Tortured Warrior upgrades so that they only replace one CCW

Plague Brothers Disciples

  • Plague Brothers have Poison CCWs now and have more melee weapon options
  • Plague Destroyers now have Plague Swords and can be upgraded with Plague Launchers
  • Plague Drones now have 2 new weapon options

High Elf Fleets

  • Elven King now has A3 in melee

Human Defense Force

  • Fixed cost of Fusion Rifles for Infantrymen and Special Weapons
  • Fixed cost of Ogre squads

Mercenaries

  • Added a note about The Makers Cult collaboration

Orc Marauders

  • Fixed AP value of Twin Super Machinegun on Attack Plane upgrade
  • Fixed AP value of Heavy Cannon on Looted Tank upgrade

Robot Legions

  • Fixed AP value of Antimatter Pistol on Robot Snakes upgrade
  • Gloom-Protocol has been re-worked into an anti-psychic special rule
  • Fixed casting value of Star Bots to be 5+
  • Nanobot Wraith-Shards now start as level 1 psychics and can be upgraded to level 2 or 3
  • Vehicles can now be upgraded with Regeneration

Soul-Snatchers

  • Fixed point cost of Soul-Snatcher units

Titan Lords

  • When taking an army of only Titan Lords units you may pass your turn if your opponent has more non-activated units than you do
  • Added a new Veteran Titan and Veteran Mini-Titan upgrade which gives units +1 to hit for melee and shooting

Wormhole Daemons

  • Cerberus Hound and Blood Hounds can now be upgraded with different collars
  • Lust Harpist now has upgrades to summon friendly units or banish enemy units

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Deep-Sea Elves

  • Re-worked all Hero special rules
  • Spirit Casters can now be upgraded to Wizard(2)
  • Wizards now have access to a new spell list
  • Re-worked weapons of Sea Servants and Sea Reavers

Rift Daemons

  • Cerberus Hound and Blood Hounds can now be upgraded with different collars
  • Lust Harpist now has upgrades to summon friendly units or banish enemy units

Saurians

  • Fixed a typo with the Fear rule of some units (Skirmish)

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Hope you enjoyed everything we had to offer and subscribed to our newsletter! This isn’t all however, because next week we already have more cool stuff coming…

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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New Play Tokens, Prime Brothers Update & Quickplay Armies

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Hi everyone,

As we already mentioned last week we’re going to be releasing new content every week for a little while so that we don’t overwhelm you, and this awesome stream of content is starting today!

Lately we’ve also been in a real skirmish vibe so you can expect a lot of cool stuff for GF: Firefight and AoF: Skirmish, as well as some extra goodies for the other games. ;)

New Play Tokens

The first thing we got for you is the release of a set of brand new OPR Play Tokens.

Back in the day we used to have some very basic play tokens we put together using icons we found online. These tokens were useful albeit not very pretty, so we’ve asked Brandon to put together a set of new tokens for everyone to enjoy!

Check them out here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_KGDMZW6fpiwR1YRcAFSruFQfu6qq8cR

The tokens are 1″/25mm in size so they should be pretty easy to cut out and play. If you want to keep things simple you can print them on regular paper, stick them on a cereal box and then cut them out to get some fairly solid tokens, or else you can go a bit fancier and make some clear resin dome tokens.

Check out a tutorial here: https://youtu.be/CNPoyORCa3U

 

If you want a set of smaller tokens we’ve also made a 3/4″ version of the tokens which is perfect for playing skirmish games.

Check them out here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16xDcGsVgb_qe8FfvnglRSBytRJQgx2iK

Again you can just print them out and use the cereal box method mentioned above, or if you want a more sturdy version you can also use Wyloch’s method below:

  1. Print the sheet using your printer’s best quality settings
  2. Use a good glue stick like Elmer’s X-treme to attach the sheet to a slab of cereal box or other similar cardstock
  3. Apply clear packing tape over the circles (poor man’s laminating)
  4. Cut out each circle individually with good scissors (this is the longest part)
  5. Small dab of hot glue on the back of a token, and then quickly attach it to a 3/4″ washer

We hope everyone enjoys these play tokens, they were made to be as neutral as possible so that you can use them for any setting or game, even non-OPR games! :D

 

Prime Brothers Update

In order to allow Prime Brothers to be upgraded with specific detachment rules they have been moved into the Battle Brothers army book, meaning that now you can create a ton of new cool combinations such as having Prime Blood Brothers that brutally tear apart enemies in melee with their Furious upgrade.

Additionally we have added a new unit, the Prime Light Walker.

The Prime Light Walker falls somewhere in-between an HDF Light Walker and a regular Attack Walker, giving up on some armor in order to be able to deploy with the Scout special rule, which is really dangerous as it comes equipped with a powerful Incendiary Cannon.

This makes the Prime Light Walker a formidable close-range machine of destruction which can dish out a whopping 12 flaming attacks as well as hold its own in melee thanks to its massive walker fist.

Oh, and it can also be upgraded with a cool Heavy MG Pistol, making it a formidable gunslinger and worthy of any wild west duel. ;)

We’ve also used this opportunity to make some other small updates:

Battle Brothers

– Support Brothers can now take Laser Cannons

Blood Brothers Detachment

– Fixed stats of Plasma Pistol and Gravity Pistol

– Fixed cost of Jetpack on Death Brothers

Prime Brothers Detachment

– Prime Brothers are now part of the Battle Brothers army

– Detachments now have upgrade options for Prime Brothers

– New Unit: Prime Light Walker

– Prime Bothers can now upgrade one model with Medical Training

Wolf Brothers Detachment

– Fixed cost of Wolf Jet

TAO Coalition

– Spotting Lasers now improve shooting for all units until the end of the round (Firefight)

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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!

In order to show you the power of this new Prime Brothers update (and also give the OPR Play Tokens a go) we’ve created a set of new Quickplay Armies for you to try.

This time around it’s a GF: Firefight matchup so if you’ve never played the game before it’s a great way to start thanks to its low model count and dynamic gameplay. :)

This week’s Quickplay Armies: Prime Wolf Brothers vs TAO Coalition

Prime Wolf Brothers

  • 2x Prime Raider w/ Grapnels & Counter-Attack
  • 3x Prime Raider w/ Auto-Rifle & Counter-Attack

TAO Coalition

  • 3x Grunt
  • 2x Grunt w/ EMP Grenades
  • 3x Grunt w/ Pulse Rifle
  • 1x Grunt w/ Pulse Carbine & Marker Drone
  • 1x Grunt Captain w/ Pulse Carbine, EMP Grenades & Marker Drone

The Prime Wolf Brothers in this set focus on strategic movement and melee attacks, using terrain to their advantage in order to close in with the enemy. All of their units are excellent in melee with 3 attacks, Fear and Counter-Attack, and some are even able to charge through difficult terrain and surprise their prey thanks to their Grapnels.

The TAO Coalition on the other hand focuses on a more long-ranged strategy, with a variety of specialized firearms for different situations. Their Marker Drones are extremely valuable to ensure that they deliver high-precision fusilades, and some of them even come equipped with EMP Grenades that can be devastating in melee.

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Summer Camping Trip

Finally I wanted to let you know that I’m going to go on a camping trip from this Thursday until next Tuesday, so until then I might not be able to access the internet and reply to any queries.

If you support us on Patreon during this period please accept my apologies, as I will only be able to give you access to your rewards next week.

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That’s it for today, don’t cause too much trouble whilst I’m gone! ;)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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The Makers Cult Collaboration, Upcoming Skirmish Campaigns, AI Rules & More!

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Hi everyone,

We’re super happy to announce that we’re going to be collaborating with The Maker’s Cult, a small team that’s creating awesome 3D printable miniatures for wargames!

Check them out here: https://www.patreon.com/themakerscult

What does this mean for you? Basically you’re getting a bunch of cool new stuff. :D

New Grimdark Future Army – Feudal Guard

The folks at The Makers Cult have an awesome miniature line for the Feudal Guard, which we think fits perfectly into the Grimdark Future universe, so we’ve created an army list for them.

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The Feudal Guard serves as a standing army of heavily armored soldiers that pave the way for their bosses so that they can waltz onto the battlefield and take all the credit.

They are tougher than regular HDF soldiers and come with a bunch of fun special rules for you to play around with. Oh, and did we mention that they hate psychics too? :D

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Since they serve as a supportive or defensive army that works for the highest bidder we’ve decided to add them to the Mercenaries list, allowing you to add them to your existing army with ease.

Check out the rules for them here:

Here the link to support The Makers Cult again, they have a ton of other models too so you should definitely check them out: https://www.patreon.com/themakerscult

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Upcoming Skirmish Campaigns, AI Rules & More

You thought that’s the end of all the cool stuff that’s coming at you?

THINK AGAIN!

Skirmish Campaigns – As requested by a ton of people over the years and on the community survey we are finally bringing back skirmish campaigns.

For those that are unfamiliar with them, they are a way to play a series of connected games during which your soldiers gain experience, buy new equipment, take permanent injuries and much more.

The rules also come with a lot of specializations for your heroes as well as with a ton of random events to spice up your games.

AI Rules – Are you having a hard time finding people to play with? Do you want to play coop with your friends? Or maybe you just want to try out a new army list? We’ve got you covered!

With the new AI rules you will be able to play with fully AI controlled armies, which opens the doors to infinite possibilities.

The AI rules cover everything from how to create randomized AI armies, place objectives, deploy armies, and of course play the actual games.

We think this is a huge step for OPR and we can’t wait for everyone to try these rules out.

New Melee Changes? – As with most of the new things that we’re developing we’re constantly seeking feedback and ideas from the community to make sure that our games are as well designed as possible.

Right now we’re heavily discussing ways to re-work the melee rules in order to streamline them to perfection… or at least as close to perfection as possible.

If everything goes well you can expect a variety of small changes to melee and special rules that will hopefully make the game much more enjoyable for everyone.

Available on Patreon right now and for everyone else soon

If you’d like to get access to the Campaign Rules and the AI Rules whilst they’re still being developed both of them are available right now for Patreon supporters.

Additionally if you support us you’ll also have access to our Secret Forum, where you can discuss the new melee changes, campaign rules, AI rules and much more.

If you aren’t able to support us don’t worry though, all of these changes will be released to the public as soon as they’re ready, so everybody will be able to enjoy them for free!

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Hope you enjoyed the new army and the preview to what’s coming next, but don’t relax yet because we’ve got some more cool stuff for you from The Makers Cult coming up next week! :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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