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Long_John_Silver



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PostSubject: Hello all!   Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:15 am

Hello! I noticed some familiar names from some of the Mordheim forums that I used to frequent, but have sadly been away from due to a new job getting in the way. So, I may or may not be remembered by some on here. I am keeping the same forum name that I used on the various Mordheim forums. I hope to be a semi-frequent member on here and I will attempt to also go back on the other forums.

So, I haven't read the rules yet, are we basically playing 40k with altered Mordheim rules? Because that would be excellent.
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Colonel Prius



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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:50 am

Hi and welcome!

Saying Death Squads is 40k with mordheim rules is a huge oversimplification, but if you want to hugely oversimplify things, than yes (somewhat). (waits for Mordheimer to kick me out of the contributors team for saying such a thing....)

Death Squads indeed takes units from 40k and puts them into a campainging ruleset similar to Mordheim (or some would say Necromunda), but that is pretty much where the comparison ends. When you play DS you will soon find out it has many more levels and intricacies than a 'mordheim in space' game. In any case, there are people who can explain it way better than I can, so I'll leave that up to them.

Once again, welcome!
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Laney



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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:01 pm

Welcome!

Death Squads is not Mordheim in Space, however if you've played that you will definitely see a thread of that game in this one (much polished, debugged and generally ninja designed). It's an ongoing project and the best thing is that you can contribute to its development.

Enjoy (and post hobby related pics)

Laney Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:19 am

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So, I haven't read the rules yet, are we basically playing 40k with altered Mordheim rules? Because that would be excellent.

I'll guarantee you'll enjoy the game AND think: whoa, this is what Mordheim COULD have been after another X years of development.

Welcome to DS!

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Long_John_Silver



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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:04 am

I gave a once over of the rules; they look great! So many issues from Mordheim are not an issue here (shield vs. 2 weapon fighting, armor, et cetera). I really like the HtH weapons having AP.

We just need the SM Scout squad done (I love my shotgun scouts) and my GF really wants a Sisters option (maybe without power armor or with a limit of 1 like the chaos cult, we will probably try to make something up).

I just need to dig out some of the old Necromunda weapons sprues. I need more guardsman sized shotguns ans autoguns!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:48 am

Ooh~ I like the idea of a Sister's or Ecclesiarchal Strike Force. Their 'Big Guy' could be an arco-flagellant...

Fun ideas! And welcome to the group!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:27 pm

Welcome to the group!
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Arachas



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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:02 am

Balrogthebuff wrote:
Ooh~ I like the idea of a Sister's or Ecclesiarchal Strike Force. Their 'Big Guy' could be an arco-flagellant...

Fun ideas! And welcome to the group!

@ Long_John_Silver: It's certainly an idea that's been buzzing around the community and the staff for a while, but it's not high on the list right now. You're welcome to come up with your own squads, but it's best if you don't post those over here. The focus of this board is to develop Death Squads and we try to keep 'fanmade' lists to a minimum. I hope you can see the logic in that. Smile

That said, if you'd want to develop a squad as part of the official team, that's something else entirely. We don't just let anyone join, but you can check here for our requirements. You could make a lot of GF's (and 40+ members Wink) happy.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:19 pm

On the autoguns - there are some ideas for creating your own autoguns in a sticky in the tutorial section.

Cheers Laney Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:54 pm

Welcome Long_John_Silver!!!

Prius said it best... Death Squads is more than Mordheim-in-Space. We have extensive background on Mordheim and other skirmishes, and we wanted to 'fix' many things we saw not right or overly complicated.

So... where you calling from? You have a group to play with?

I think you will enjoy your time with Death Squads!!! Enjoy!

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Long_John_Silver



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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:17 pm

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

I hail from the Akron, Ohio area. I have a close group of friends who try to play a few games of Mordheim each month (I have about 8 warbands). We also like to play "40k in 40 min" although we generally do 500pts because 40k is not geared for more large battles (cheapest SM leader 100pts give me a break! We still generally never take a HQ choice).

Arachas my apologies for mentioning things out of section; it was not my intention to start a discussion on it here, just a little shiny, new exuberance. Death Squads should be a perfect fit for us and I am delighted I can use my ~30 Imperial Guard models that I mostly converted to veterans with various, not so codex correct gear options.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello all!   Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:09 am

LJS wrote:
Arachas my apologies for mentioning things out of section; it was not my intention to start a discussion on it here, just a little shiny, new exuberance. Death Squads should be a perfect fit for us and I am delighted I can use my ~30 Imperial Guard models that I mostly converted to veterans with various, not so codex correct gear options.

No apologies are necessary! It's just best to be clear straight from the bat. I'm looking forward to seeing your IG models. Be sure to post some pics!

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