Saturday, 28 September 2013

New Chaos Dwarf update out now!

Turns out those 2 weeks just became one! This reasonably large update for Chaos Dwarfs changes the following:
  • 2 new special characters: Ghorth the Cruel (as per popular demand) and Hothgar the Renegade, Sorcerer of the Forge (as mentioned from the Siege of Volganof). I intended to add Tordrek Hackheart as well, but seeing as he isn't a "real" Chaos Dwarf and would fulfill a role too similar to Hothgar, I decided to leave him out.
  • Re-formatted background section. Some more fluff has been added to the Dawi Zharr and history sections as well as the timeline, and some trimming down have been made in the Dark Lands section.
  • Improved army list graphics.
  • Bazukas and Inferno Guns are now taken as support units to Chaos Dwarf Warriors rather than stand-alone units.
  • File size down to 8MB.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Upcoming updates and a short break

In case you were wondering what is being worked on right now, the answer is "not much".  The next book to be updated is Chaos Dwarfs, which will get 3 new special characters and see some changes in the army list section, along with an almost completely re-formatted background section. I will probably finish this late September or early October, seeing as there is quite a lot of stuff to fix.

After Chaos Dwarfs, the Fimir will get their proper 8th ed update along with a new background section. The book is currently in pre-production, and will most likely not be released until late October at earliest.

Right now I'm on a bit of a book-break, instead focusing on painting and the new slew of video games ready to hit (and Rome II is finally getting to a point where it might actually be playable with patches and mods). It's unlikely that you'll see many updates during November as well with a new Call of Duty and Battlefield coming out, so if I haven't almost finished the Fimir book until then, that one probably won't be done until mid-December.

And with that I'm off! In case you don't love clicking the F5 key a lot, I recommend you revisit this site is about 2 weeks or so when I might have something new out ;)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Dogs of War "For Hire" table for unofficial armies

Seeing as this has been a pretty common request for a while, I felt I probably should indulge it. So here you go, a table that lists which Regiments of Renown each of the unofficial army books (as well as Chaos Dwarfs) can take:

For Hire

And as a bonus, here are 3 Regiments of Renown I wrote a long, long time ago way back in a time known as 2009 (before starting on the Araby book even!). The fluff is a little lacking, but the rules are rather fun to play around with. Let's face it, who hasn't dreamed of having super-heavy dwarf cavalry? ;)

Raven's Rangers, Palindor's Praetorians, Curin's Cataphracts

Friday, 13 September 2013

Large Cult of Ulric update out now!

Didn't have to wait long for that one! This reasonably large update changes the following:
  • Added double page spreads and a back cover.
  • New page backgrounds.
  • Re-done formatting and layout.
  • New unit: Children of Ulric.
  • A couple of smaller balance changes and spelling errors fixed.
The Cult of Ulric book is now on par with the other 8th ed army books, clocking in at 64 pages. File size is also down to 7MB. Enjoy!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

New Cathay update out now!

Pushed this one forward a bit since I felt more like working on layout and graphics than writing fluff at the moment. No rules changes, but I've aligned the pages better, added some more fluff to the history section, added double-page spreads after the cover and before the end, and pimped the army list section quite a bit, along with new frames for the "fluff blurbs" in the bestiary section. All in all, I would definitely consider Cathay being the most good-looking book in terms of graphical quality now (though Nippon and Norse are pretty close!).

Oh, and file size is also down to just 10MB now, a little more handy.

New Hobgoblin update out now!

First day patch as usual, fixing the following:
  • Scorpion Riders now priced properly.
  • Dread Maw points costs rebalanced (no clue what Forge World was using as a formula, but it certainly doesn't seem correct).
  • A couple of spelling errors fixed.
I'm fairly certain there's plenty of minor issues left to resolve, but that should be the most obvious ones fixed at least.

More fixes:
  • Ghazak Khan and Hobgobla Khan now properly priced.
  • Multiple spelling errors and minor bugs fixed.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Warhammer: Hobgoblins proper 8th ed update out now!

Well I said "a while", and it's been one and a half week, which I figured was long enough (plus I had more time than expected with Rome II being a total disappointment).

Anyway, this update contains the following:
  • New units: Spear Chukkas, Giants, Scorpion Riders (replacing the Sabretusk Riders), Deathclaws, Thunderbirds and Dread Maws (replacing the Deathworm).
  • New special character: Hobgobla Khan, the Scourge of the Steppes. Gorduz Backstabber has been removed since he serves the Chaos Dwarfs rather than the Hegemony.
  • Improved layout and formatting throughout.
  • History consistent with other army books.
  • Timeline added.
  • Full colour art (with some tinted images).
  • Lots of balance changes.
  • New army-wide special rules.
  • New spell lore.
The new version clocks in at 66 pages, so it's quite a bit longer than the old one. File size is also down to just about 6 MB. Enjoy, and as usual, let me of the bugs that have surely cropped up!

Google Drive Download below:

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Development update: Hobgoblins

Have made pretty good progress with the book so far, and it looks like it will be looking better than I initially expected! The Bestiary and special characters are already finished (and there will be quite a few new units after all!) and I'm currently going through their magic items and spell lore at the moment. The book will probably see a release later this month.

Current Progress:

Contents/credits - done
Society - done
History - done
Timeline - done
Geography - done
Bestiary - done
Special characters - done
Spell Lore - done
Magic Items - done
Army list - done
Summary - done

Friday, 6 September 2013

New Halfling update out now!

This takes care of the following:
  • Normal BSB may be taken.
  • Beeswarms slightly cheaper.
  • Multiple bugs fixed.
  • Fonts embedded into the doc before printing (you're welcome RockinReaper ;)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New Halfling and Kingdoms of Ind udates out now!

These fixes the following:

Kingdoms of Ind:
  • A couple of spelling issues and rules clarifications.

  • Enchanters may now use as many power dice as normal wizards, they are gimped enough as it is.
  • Beeswarms gains +D6 attacks.
  • A couple of spelling issues and minor bugs fixed.

Monday, 2 September 2013

New Nippon update out now!

Third update this morning, and I haven't even eaten breakfast yet...yikes! This update merely improves the layout a bit to make the book more consistent with the other releases by placing the text for Nippon's society before their history, and making sure all double-spreads align correctly. Hurray for symmetry!

New Araby update out now!

The promised Araby update! This one contains the following:
  • New Special Character: Sinba'ahd - Corsair Lord of Lashiek, with background written by Stefan Wolf.
  • Zealotry nerfed: it now only applies to Psychology tests, not Break tests. This is because I wanted the army to retain their strong leadership through their faith (hence they are still resistant to Fear and Panic) but I also wanted them to be more of a quicker attack force as opposed to be slugging it out in prolonged combat. Due to this, prices have gone down for most troops again, though they are more expensive than before the rule was introduced altogether of course.
  • A couple of spelling issues and bugs fixed.

Thinking about... fishmen??

A scary fact: after I finish the new Hobgoblin and Fimir updates, all books will have gotten their proper 8th ed upgrades, meaning that apart from minor updates and polishing the existing material, there's not a whole lot left to do with the Warhammer world (well, there's still Storm of Chaos and Allied Contingents I suppose).
At any rate, this has got me pondering about the fishmen, long seen as nothing but a joke in the Warhammer world, even though they definitely exist (the Lizardmen, Dark Elves and Warriors of Chaos books all mention them). Though I don't intend to bite off more than one can chew, so any such list would probably just be released as a smaller army list in the same vain as Zombie Pirates, meaning it would appear in the Allied Contingents book in this case.

So what's the general thought of Fishmen as a playable army? Is that something anyone would find interesting, or is it better to keep them as the butt of many jokes?

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Details for upcoming Hobgoblin update

But this one won't be out for a while, and this time I mean it! I think...

Anyway, this update will be rather similar to the Halfling one in that it will mostly be a graphical upgrade, although their army special rules will be different along with some other balance changes. Their history section will also be rewritten a bit to be more consistent with other books (the current version is frankly a mess), namely Cathay.
Unfortunately the book won't look anywhere as good as some of my better ones due to a distinct lack of artwork available. That said, I estimate it will still look about 148% better than the current version, so that's always something.

I currently have plans to include at least one new unit (you'll see it once it's out ;), and I will also finally include rules for the mighty Hobgobla Khan himself! Release date; probably September, it depends on how much new writing I have to do. Still, with 3 books out in August alone, I think I deserve a bit of a break anyway ;)