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by Marchosias
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Dealing with tough elite Units (e.g. 700+ & Character)
Replies: 1
Views: 2877

Re: Dealing with tough elite Units (e.g. 700+ & Character)

Hi, sorry for the late reply - time is scarce these days. I am not sure there can be a generic answer. Too much depends on the unit in question since it's quite a difference whether you are trying to contain blades, kings guard or grail knights. Also, your army and the rest of the opponent's army pl...
by Marchosias
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: XIII Legion Dragonlist: Army Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 22065

Re: XIII Legion Dragonlist: Army Blog

Thank you for the report! Good to hear your opponent still has what it takes to make you think. Some random thoughts as usual: Deployment of bolt throwers: I wonder whether it would have been wise to deploy them farther from the board edge - so that the totemic beast cannot breath weapon them right ...
by Marchosias
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: XIII Legion Dragonlist: Army Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 22065

Re: XIII Legion Dragonlist: Army Blog

Hi, many thanks for your report and congratulations on the win! You really deserved it. I especially like how you managed to capitalize on the advantage you got with your successful first turn shooting: it meant you could move more freely while your opponent had to keep trying to do something to tur...
by Marchosias
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: [PLOG] The Lost Colony
Replies: 244
Views: 173404

Re: [PLOG] The Lost Colony

Calisson wrote:Wondering, how come the ladie's shirt does not ignite?


She's simply cool. ;)
by Marchosias
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: How to play without BSB?
Replies: 6
Views: 4989

Re: How to play without BSB?

Hi! Well, playing without a BSB is usually a very bad idea. You've surely heard some stories where someone misplaced or lost his BSB and then lost something important because of a failed Ld test. My favourite is when I flank charged a horde of greatswords with a small unit of dark riders, won by 1 a...
by Marchosias
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Civil War in the Netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

Re: Civil War in the Netherlands

Good idea! :) I will probably try to come if my schedule allows it.
Though I am afraid there would be some really skewed builds. :)
by Marchosias
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: [PLOG] The Lost Colony
Replies: 244
Views: 173404

Re: [PLOG] The Lost Colony

@ Lord Drakon: Strange, it works for me. Anyway, linking directly. More images somewhere in the thread I am linking above.

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by Marchosias
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: [PLOG] The Lost Colony
Replies: 244
Views: 173404

Re: [PLOG] The Lost Colony

@ Calisson: Thank you for replying! You never leave a post unnoticed. You raise an interesting point with immersion. However, complete immersion gets broken regularly. For example: - The bases. In my area, there is an army with snow bases, an army with desert bases and an army with jungle bases. Wh...
by Marchosias
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Project: the future pan-elven website
Replies: 56
Views: 40624

Re: Project: the future pan-elven website

The activity in the DE section of the 9th Age forum has declined quite a lot, too. Everyone already cried out all tears he got, accepted DE are as they are and is patiently waiting for the update. So I don't even think this site is stealing too much activity from us. There is just not that much urge...
by Marchosias
Mon May 08, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

Thanks for the report! Quite an intense game no doubt. I have read it several days ago so my analysis won't be too detailed this time but still, a few oh so enlightened insights: - Turn 2: was there a way to position your DR2 further away from the rippers without hindering their shooting? While I un...
by Marchosias
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

Well, I don't really feel qualified to assess that. I am not sure the idea with 6 raptor knights + general is that good. Such a bunker is quite small - one dead knight and the general can get shot down with a cannon. I would either make the knights bigger or the general independent. Also, I am not c...
by Marchosias
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

Dammit, I was convinced the stubborn in forest for skirmishers rule is not in force anymore but I was wrong - I have found the rule now in the rulebook. :)
Skink braves are Ld5, it is not that difficult for them to fail their stubborn even though they are cold blooded. Maybe you played it right.
by Marchosias
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

Again, thanks for the reports! Game 2 Charging the general: I would have not done it. Even if he flew over your lines, he would have been exposed to your shooting. If he went for the backline, you would have won some time to defeat the units; if not, the resulting fights would have not been that dif...
by Marchosias
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

Thank you for the report! And fingers crossed with your resolution to document every game - it is time-consuming but if you do it will be appreciated. To the battle: I think you identified the crucial moments quite well. I just think your opponent should have allowed you to take back that charge wit...
by Marchosias
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

I sure am enjoying your reports. :) And after having met demons for the first time in T9A today, I am quite interested how did you go against them (the tournament was today, I think?). That scourge of wrath is insane. :shock:
by Marchosias
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Topic of the Week - Do we really need core?
Replies: 16
Views: 6662

Re: Topic of the Week - Do we really need core?

I disagree. All elves should be special. And while our special category usually is, core units do not feel like the perfectly drilled soldiers full of skill and grace. There are too many foes the core units have just no chance against and there are armies that can basically make all our core useless...
by Marchosias
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Topic of the Week - Do we really need core?
Replies: 16
Views: 6662

Re: Topic of the Week - Do we really need core?

Another option: Fluffwise, core units are the ones conscripted and trained specifically for the campaign while special units are veterans with years of training and experience. This means that the general hires the special units as they are but can shape the core units to his own liking. Rulewise, t...
by Marchosias
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Battle Reports

Well, the reason I do not write report now is the same as with everyone - I finished the school and got a job. I should probably return to it for a while at least as I am quite rusty but... not enough time and too many other distractions. Dancers do have at least one advantage over spearmen: they do...
by Marchosias
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Lord Drakon Battle Reports
Replies: 39
Views: 20564

Re: Lord Drakon Tactics

Thanks for the report! Nice to see you on the battlefield again. Some random remarks: - If you are worried about your block being encircled, you can try to deploy it a bit to the flank. After a skewed deployment, some enemy units will be quite near while others quite far away which might (in theory)...
by Marchosias
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Dread Elf Background
Replies: 11
Views: 7966

Re: Dread Elf Background

Calisson: Fingers crossed for you. I know from own experience that such discussions can be quite exhausting - if there is a discussion at all. I have the feeling that the background team expects so fierce opposition that they want to avoid all non-internal discussions. Vulcan: Well, I understand the...
by Marchosias
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Dread Elf Background
Replies: 11
Views: 7966

Re: Dread Elf Background

Well, T9A can't release background very fast. Worst issue is layout. Who cares about layout? We want stories to fall in love with (and characters, places, cultural traditions and so on). It's good some of the materials look mind-blowingly professional but not everything has to. I think a series of ...
by Marchosias
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: Version 1.3 is out!
Replies: 4
Views: 2924

Re: Version 1.3 is out!

On the other hand, the altar can now move to affect units originally unaffected. For example, it basically means that all units in the same combat will have the blessing, no matter what direction they came from (while before, charging something from the other side than the altar while being buffed w...
by Marchosias
Sun May 15, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: The 9th Age - Dread Elves
Topic: DE fluffy alternative lists
Replies: 4
Views: 2938

Re: DE fluffy alternative lists

The more I think about this, the more I wonder if this is the right approach. Not that your suggestions are bad per se, they are some fun lists. But they would be hard to balance (the fleet list could field LOTS of shooting for example which was specifically denied to us by moving all quality shooti...
by Marchosias
Sat May 14, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: What do we want the future of Druchii.net to be?
Replies: 150
Views: 334467

Re: What do we want the future of Druchii.net to be?

By the way, here is a cute article about segregation: m While it is a big simplification, the message is clear. Each of us can either just demand his game to have proper support... or we might actually want to see what the others are doing as well. In the first case, we end up isolated, one part of ...
by Marchosias
Sat May 14, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: What do we want the future of Druchii.net to be?
Replies: 150
Views: 334467

Re: What do we want the future of Druchii.net to be?

As little segregation as possible, please. If there are two people posting in the DE in 9th Age section, three more in HE in 9th Age, two in WE in WHFB and four in HE in AoS, well, there will not be much talk happening. This means inviting all elves to a common place. However, this also means NOT se...