TONS OF UPDATES AND RELEASES

2D Print, 3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Collaboration, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Ilhadiel, Quickplay Armies, Regiments, Skirmish, ThatEvilOne

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got so much new stuff for you that we don’t even know where to begin!

In today’s update you’ll find news about the release of a new narrative campaign, a huge balance update that’s affecting most armies, more updates on specific armies, new 2D and 3D models, and much much more.

Over this past week we’ve also been running a community campaign, but honestly with so much stuff in today’s update we don’t think it’s the right time to share the results yet, as they deserve a biggest spotlight. Because of this you can expect the results next week.

Anyway, let’s get the show on the road!


Jakob’s Path: Chapter 1

Something that players have been asking us for a long time is to provide more narrative for our games, involving epic stories of battles and heroes across the worlds we’ve built.

Well, the time has finally come, and this week we’re super happy to release the first chapter of our first Grimdark Future narrative campaign: Jakob’s Path.

Jakob’s Path is a narrative campaign for Grimdark Future, which is being released in 5 chapters. Each chapter continues the story and features 2 new missions for you to play. Whilst the campaign was written with Battle Brothers vs Orc Marauders in mind, it can be played with any other factions and whatever models you have.

Chapter 1 begins the adventure with Jakob and his Battle Brothers landing on the mysterious planet of Zeloria-M5, looking to neutralize any Orc Marauders that inhabit it. Little did they know that they would find much more than just some pesky greenskins on the planet…

Download the chapter here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/34546818  

Note that you must be a Tier 2 patron to access to the link above.

This campaign is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until all 5 chapters have been released, after which it will go up for sale on our WargameVault Store at a higher price. 

The story was written by Gabriela Rebelo who took part in the writer’s submission challenge, and you can expect more narrative campaigns in the future written by other people that submitted their stories!


Battle Sisters Army Pack

For our line of 2D print models this week we’ve release the Battle Sisters army pack.

Battle Sisters are all-female splinter factions of the Battle Brothers, which follow the lead of their own god-queen. They are equipped with custom heavy battle armor and wield powerful flame weapons to purge the galaxy.

Get the models here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/battle-sisters-39588438

To help you get into the game ASAP, here is a Quickplay Army you can use with these models:

  • 1x High Sister w/ Pistol & Energy Sword
  • 10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Heavy Flamethrower
  • 10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Fusion Rifle
  • 10x Fanatic Sisters

2D Print Tutorials

Speaking of 2D miniatures, we’ve decided to add a little tutorial page at the end of all of our 2D print files, showing you 2 different methods you can use to assemble your armies. Hopefully this will help new player to understand how to use them easily, and experiment with different methods to find what works best for them.


Beastmen Assassin by Ilhadiel

Moving on to 3D printing, this month we got the last model made in collaboration with the amazing Ilhadiel, and you should definitely check out his Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ilhadiel

Beastmen Assassins protect their herds by killing those that threaten their lands. They work silently and without thanks, bloodying their hands to save their kind.

Download the model here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/39513117


Patreon Summary for June

This month it’s really great to be subscribed to our Patreon, and here’s a highlight of everything you get if you support the project before the 30th of July:

  • Early Access: Faster Than Light
  • GF – Jakob’s Path: Chapter 1
  • 2D Battle Sisters (2 Colors & PSD)
  • 3D Biker Sisters
  • 3D Biker Fanatics
  • 3D Dwarf Power Suits
  • 3D Beastmen Assassin

This of course is on top of all the usual stuff (5 rulebooks, point calculators, etc.), so you’re getting a huge amount of value for as little as $5. We really don’t know of any better deal out there!


Quick Highlights

Ok so this update has already been pretty long but we’re not even halfway through, so for the next 4 things we’re just going to do quick highlights to get you up to speed.

1 – Vile Rattus Kickstarter

The Kickstarter is almost over, so if you want awesome ratmen models you should definitely check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thatevilone/cult-of-vile-rattus-a-cheese-stealer-cult 

2 – Battle Brothers Bundle

All of our Battle Brothers 3D models have now been put together in an army bundle, which you can get at a 20% discount: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-model-collections/battle-brothers-bundle

3 – Age of Fantasy: Skirmish on WargameVault

For those of you that can’t support us on Patreon, we are now providing the AoFS rulebook on WargameVault as well, so check it out: https://www.wargamevault.com/product/321041/Age-of-Fantasy-Skirmish–Full-Rulebook?affiliate_id=2357452

4 – Forum Migration

As previously announced we are going to close down the current Discourse forum and switch back to a Proboards forum at the end of the month, so if you’ve got anything to save then do it now: http://forum.onepagerules.com/

The old forum has already been re-opened, and we’ll switch the URL when the switch has been completed, but if you want to already register now you can do it: https://onepagerules.proboards.com/


Balance Updates

Finally let’s move onto the game updates.

As some of you may have already noticed, some of the more elite armies and vehicles in the game can be very pricey, almost to the point of making them underpowered. This stems from the fact that until not a 2+ defense value has been very expensive, which was tipping the balance a little too much in favor of cheaper armies.

So, in a stroke of absolute madness we decided to re-balance the cost of 2+ during the last week, which meant that we’ve had to update almost every army book in the game. Luckily enough we had some volunteers to help out, but it was still a ton of work.

You can expect most vehicles to be cheaper, as well as all of the elite armies to be cheaper, which will hopefully shift the balance of the game enough to make them a bit more viable against horde armies, especially in skirmish.

This update is coming for all games, so you can also expect monsters and chariots to be cheaper in fantasy, as well as some of the other more resilient units out there.


Prime Brothers + Robot Legions Updates

With a new boxed set hitting the street we went ahead and added a couple of new units to the Prime Brothers and the Robot Legions, as well as doing some more changes.

Prime Brothers now all have the Firstborn special rule, which gives them Regeneration against non-spell attacks, making them a bit tougher to crack. Then we added 1 new hero and 4 new units, as well as giving all heroes the ability to take combat shields.

Robot Legions also got a bunch of new stuff, with 2 new heroes and 2 new units, as well as some new equipment for Overseers, Technomancers and Warriors. It’s a good day to be a robot.

We’ve also come up with some Quickplay Armies for you to get into the game if you got the boxed set.

Prime Brothers

  • 1x Captain w/ Pistol, Energy Sword, Combat Shield & War Chant
  • 1x Captain w/ Pistol, Energy Sword & Battle Rites
  • 1x Lieutenant w/ Shred Pistol, Energy Sword, Combat Shield & Precision Shots
  • 1x Ancient w/ Pistol, Energy Sword, Combat Shield & Ancient Banner
  • 1x Judge
  • 3x Guard Squad
  • 3x Eradication Squad
  • 10x Assault Squad w/ 1x Plasma Pistol
  • 3x Prime Bikers w/ Twin Rifles

Robot Legions

  • 1x Tri-Scorpion Overseer
  • 1x Overseer w/ Phase Glaive
  • 1x Warden
  • 1x Technomancer w/ Bot-Master & 2x Technoslaves
  • 10x Warriors w/ 5x Reaper Rifles
  • 3x Tri-Scorptions w/ 1x Heavy Armblade & Plasmabot
  • 3x Bot Swarms
  • 1x Tripod Robot & Reanimator

Other Updates

Since we’ve already been working on all of these updates, why not more?

Based on community feedback we’ve been updating some stuff for GF and AoF, so you should definitely check if your army has been updated and tweak your lists.

Here the changelog:

GRIMDARK FUTURE

Battle Brothers

  • Modified the War Chant rule so that it can stack with Furious

Prime Brothers

  • Added new units: Judge, Assault Squad, Guard Squad, Eradication Squad, Prime Bikers
  • Heroes can now be equipped with Shred Pistols and Combat Shields
  • All units now have the Firstborn special rule
  • Modified the War Chant rule so that it can stack with Furious

Dwarf Guilds

  • Heroes, Warriors, Support, Jetpacks and Veterans can now take Shotguns
  • Heroes and Power Suits can now take Combat Shields

Elven Jesters

  • Added new units: Jokers, Fools, Pranksters
  • Solitaires can now upgrade with Graceful Brutality

Feudal Guard

  • Commander rule has been re-worked

Havoc Brothers

  • Modified the War Chant rule so that it can stack with Furious

High Elf Fleets

  • Anti-Gravity APCs now have Twin Starcannons as an upgrade instead of as default equipment

Human Defense Force

  • Commander and Battle Drills rules have been re-worked

Human Inquisition

  • Assassins now have Quality 2+ and Defense 2+

Robot Legions

  • Added new units: Tri-Scorpion Overseer, Warden, Tri-Scorpions, Tripod Robot
  • Overseers can now be equipped with Phase Glaives
  • Technomancers can now be equipped with Technoslaves
  • Warriors can now be equipped with Reaper Rifles

Soul-Snatcher Cults

  • Re-worked and condensed hero units for simplicity
  • Replaced Commander rule with Tactical Console rule

AGE OF FANTASY

Dark Elves

  • Executioners now have Deadly(3) instead of AP(2)
  • Repeater Crossbows now have Rending instead of AP(1)
  • Seeker Bows now have AP(1) instead of Rending

Deep-Sea Elves

  • Added new unit: Depth Horrors
  • Crossbows now have Rending instead of AP(1)

Dwarves

  • Crossbows now have Rending instead of AP(1)
  • Engineers can now upgrade with Flame-Rifles and Organ-Rifles
  • Organ Guns have been reworked

Havoc Brothers

  • Daemonic Guard Knights have been re-worked

Havoc Dwarves

  • Modified the Abyssal Icon rule for skirmish

Humans

  • Crossbows now have Rending instead of AP(1)

Kingdom of Angels

  • Crossbows now have Rending instead of AP(1)
  • Commander rule has been re-worked

Saurians

  • Frog-Mages now have Quality 2+ and Defense 2+

Vampiric Undead

  • Daemonic Guard Knights have been removed

That’s it for today, if you’ve made it this far you are truly a champion. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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New Rulebook Released

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Collaboration, Full Rulebooks, Game Update, Ilhadiel, Regiments

Hi everyone,

In today’s update we have a new rulebook, some important changes, and a new 3D model collaboration, but let’s not waste too much time and get right into it.


Age of Fantasy: Regiments

Today we’re very excited to release the Full Rulebook for Age of Fantasy: Regiments!

This has been a LONG time coming, but now we finally have Full Rulebooks available for all of our games, as well as Beginner’s Guides to get people started. We’ve also updated some other important stuff as part of this release, so make sure to keep reading to find out what has changed. :)

Before we get into the contents we’d like to present you the new cover art for the game, another gorgeous piece by the mighty Brandon Gillam.

This new rulebook starts out with a thorough explanation of all the core rules of the game, with lots of diagrams and examples to make things as clear as possible.

We’ve found that new players that never played rank & file games before were struggling with some of the basic concepts of the game, and with this section it should be much easier for them to get into the game.

It’s only after that however that you get to the real meat of the rulebook!

The advanced rules section contains a ton of new ways for you to customize your game, such as new deployment zone types, new mission objectives, new actions, and a lot more.

These rules are modular so that you can mix and match however you like, allowing you to create tailor-made slaughter so you and your friends to revel in.

Then there is the total conversions section, which alter the core rules in such a way to provide you with completely new game mechanics, each with their own tactical challenges and strategies.

There are total conversions for things such as fog of war, fatigue and command points, each adding a new layer of the game, allowing you to experience the game like you never have before.

The newest addition to the game are Phased Battles, which change the way that alternating activations work, giving you more structure regimental battles, and allowing you to play massive game with ease.

Here is a full list of all the advanced rules and total conversions:

  • Terrain Placement Rules
  • Multiple Deployment Styles
  • Extra Missions
  • Side-Missions
  • Extra Actions
  • Solid Buildings
  • Random Events
  • Battlefield Conditions
  • Terrain & Objective Effects
  • Fog of War Rules
  • Brutal Damage Rules
  • Command Points Rules
  • Fatigue Rules
  • Rules for Phased Battles
  • Rules for Multiplayer Games
  • Rules for Small-Scales & Multi-Basing

Oh, and did we mention that you can use the small-scales and multi-basing rules to play with your old Warmaster models, or to use your unit trays from Kings of War? :D

I think enough has been said, go get the rulebook by clicking HERE.

Note that when getting the rulebook for the low price of just $3 you’ll also get access to the other Patreon rewards, so that’s an additional 4 rulebooks for our other games, as well as this month’s 2D paper models.


Game Updates

As we mentioned earlier there’s some important updates that are coming along with this release, and whilst none of them are major, they’re all serving as small contributions in improving our games.

Starting off with our Age of Fantasy games, we’ve re-worked the way Command Groups work, and now you can buy individual Sergeants, Musicians and Battle Standards for your units, including in AoF: Skirmish.

Then for AoF: Regiments we’ve made a small update in the core rules, allowing Wavering units to do a single 90° pivot when they’re activated, but otherwise remaining idle. This should give units a small chance to fight back and recover, instead of keeping them stuck in a loop of Wavering results.

Speaking more generally we’ve also gone ahead and updated all of the army lists for GFF and AoFS, consolidating upgrade lists to remove awkward situations with multiple instances of the same upgrade for units.

Finally the biggest change comes to the way spell casting works, and this is both for the Grimdark Future games as well as the Age of Fantasy games. This update comes in two parts: line of sight changes and spell lists changes.

In the newest release of the game casting and blocking spells now requires line of sight. This not only feels more natural on the tabletop, but should also stop spell casters from hiding safely behind a mountain all game whilst wreaking havoc on enemy forces.

Then we’ve also gone back and re-worked all spell lists for all armies, lowering the power of attack spells as well as re-balancing them to make them a little more useful for each individual army. With this newest release you can’t spend the whole match just spamming attack spells, incentivising players to use effect spells more.

With all of these changes we’ve updated pretty much every single army in the game, so whatever files you have are now outdated, and you should make sure to get the latest release. :)


New 3D Print Collaboration with Ilhadiel

This month we’re starting a collaboration with Ilhadiel, who makes awesome 3D print models for fantasy on his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ilhadiel

He has tons of fantasy models available, but what caught our eyes the most is his line of Foxmen, which are perfect to use as Beastmen in Age of Fantasy. To help him spread the word about his miniatures we’re going to be releasing 3 of his models in the coming months, starting with a Beastmen Champion!

Beastmen Champions are unstoppable forces of destruction on the battlefield, slaughtering their enemies with wild strength. This model comes with a massive broadsword that can chop through even the toughest foes.

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

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

This model is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of May, after which it will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.

champion-render-1


That’s it for today! With the release of AoFR we’ve finished releasing full rulebooks for our main line of games for now, so what might be coming next? Who knows…

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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