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Oathmark

Started by Rob Farley, May 31, 2020, 11:08:34 pm

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Rob Farley

Has anyone else had a look at Oathmark, the new game from Osprey? I've picked up a copy and it looks interesting. I'm not sure what to make of the combat rules, they look interesting but I think I need to play a couple of games to see how they work out.

But the army selection rules are inspired. You have to build your kingdom before you can choose your army, the territories you choose for your kingdom dictate which units you have available. And because you can include territories for any of the available armies, you can mix and match your army. If you want to add elf archers and a goblin spellcaster to your dwarf army you can, but it'll cut down the other choices available to you.

My only real criticism is that it's very closely tied to the 'official' miniature range, so you're limited to just humans, elves, dwarves, orcs and goblins, plus an assortment of monsters. More variety would have been better.
Current games (and armies) played: Gaslands, Direwolf Rampant, Frostgrave, Bolt Action & Operation Squad (Desert Rats, Communist Chinese, Russians, partisans, Americans, Finns, Italian Paras), In Her Majesty's Name, Judge Dredd Miniatures, Dreadball, Deadzone, Mobile Frame Zero, Uncharted Seas (Orcs), Necromunda (Pit Slaves, Escher), Wings of War (WWI and WWII), Mordheim, Alien vs Predator, Warpath

Current Projects: Brotherhood Without Banners, Jomsvikings, the Blaine Legion, Gaslands vehicles, WWII Danish

tony

Been looking too,a few you tube videos out there

Grahame

I have a copy and looking forward to giving it a go sometime. Suitable for one off games but interesting campaign system and I do like the 'pick and mix ' approach to making an army. There are plans for expanding the army types to include others e.g. undead. Unit sizes are limited and the magic is fairly restrained (a good thing).
Grahame

Chris Davies

Having watched the videos and read some reviews, I agree, and have ordered a copy.. along with a box of goblins. Go greens!
The boy's toys: SAGA Anglo-Saxons;  Bolt Action Soviets 1,000 points;Mordheim Goblin/Vampire gangs; Necromunda Bax's Stabbers; Uncharted Seas Shroud Mages; Dystopian Wars Russian starter fleet; Wings of Wibble; assorted plastic spacemen, Mahdists,French Foreign Legion, Colonial Egyptians; AoM undead, Vanguard undead and goblins.