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 Post subject: Online Battle Company Campaign
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Hi all.
Some time ago I was involved in a Mordheim campaign on the "Round table of Bretonnia". We used Battle chronicler to make maps and armies.
http://battlechronicler.com/

And this dicelog to roll dice with.
http://dicelog.com/dice

I enjoyed this campaign very much and now I would like to start one with the Battle Company rules.

The way it works is that one player creates a map and enters his company as one of the armies. he then e-mails the map to his opponent who enters his company as the other army. The player who has priority then moves his models on the map,saves it and e-mails it to his opponent who then moves his models, saves it and e-mails it back so his opponent can see what happend
for shooting, priority, tests and combat you use the dicelog.

There are some problems with this since players only communicate trough e-mail there have to be some special rules for dicerolling and heroic actions otherwise it can take very long time to get somehwere.
Some of the ideas I have to make it easier to play are:
-The player with priority rolls all dice in combat, including his opponents duel and wound roll, he also is responsible for moving all models back 1".
- If you wish to use might for wining or wounding this must be declared before rolling in combat, in your mail with movments you say that "My hero
Grobug will use might to win(and to wound) in his fight".

Well apperently I only have two right now. I have a pratice game booked for tonight so going to test the system.

My questions are now:
1: Who would be interseted to join this campign? The current idea is to make all companies play 10 games each and make them collect VPs to determine the winner but suggestions are welcome.
2: Do you have any good suggestions for such a campaign, either to speed up the games and make them simplier or any more game related?

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 Post subject: Re: Online Battle Company Campaign
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:35 pm 
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I like the idea, I will see if I am able to take part in it though...
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I like the idea, definitely don't have time though :(
I can't think of any other way to speed it up. I think you should leave might as per normal, its only BC's so there isn't going to be a huge amount of delay from might usage.

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I would definitely be interested. I already play the Game of Thrones Board Game via email, so I assume it would be a little like that in terms of game play/speed.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:05 pm 
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I'd definitely be up for this!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Hi all.
Nice to hear there are som interest here. The practise game went well, though we had the benefit of skype and being online at the same time, there were no real issues at all.

For those who say they dont have time, I understand. However it does not have to take that much time from your life, half an hour per day perhaps, battles will most liekly have a dead ilne for two weeks.

For those who are interseted I want to show you the original thread
where most of my insperation is coming from. I must say however that this first campign will be really basic, no super special rules or scenarios, at least I dont think so, depends on how well it goes.
http://www.roundtable-bretonnia.org/ind ... 93&catid=2
You will also find instructions on how to download the battle chronicler there, and remember the added components.

I am going to let this thread be out there for a few more days to see if any more are insterested but then since there are four of us already we can at least get som games in. So choose your company.

When it comes to using house rules from the feedback thread as an exaome I think we have to be in areement what we want to use and not.
For example I would like to see magic users be bumped to two will once they choose to have magic. But that is just me.
The other side of it is to not use any house rules and go with the rules that are written to avoid any confusion.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:56 pm 
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I'd quite like to try a practice game with battle chronicler before the campaign to get my head around it, so if anyone fancies a game let me know!
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Of course, I would love another pratctise game to test the system for real also.
What you need is an email that you can get many mails from, I made a new one espcially for the campagn, you get lots of email.
Mine is: landoro80@gmail.com
After that I can create a dicelog, or do you want to try it? And would you like to do the map or should I? If you create it, remeber to create your company also and then send it to me.
I will try the mirkwood rangers just for fun as I am very interseted in how good this warband is, (though in my mind they will be the grey company).
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I'd love to get involved but not entirely sure how it would work...do I need any programs on my computer to make the map or any other programs to help?? Would you actually need the models for the company?? I assume not if it's all done on the computer?? Sorry for all the questions.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:57 pm 
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Hi Ringil.
Yes, you do need to download the program Battle Chronicler, check the first post for link. It is this program you use for the game, moving models etc, then you use a webbsite, Dicelog, for your dice rolls where you and your opponent both can see the rolls you make.
And no, you absolutly does not need all the models for your company since it is all in the computer. I ususlly like having the models anyway, or at least proxies for it but that is just me. It is also a perfect oppertunity to test models that you dont have.
Check the links out and would hope to see you join in.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:27 pm 
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Well I'm in... have to download the Battle Chronicler though.... I will do a Black Numenorean Battle Company.... :sauron:

Edit: I am not yet familiar with the Battle Chronicler, so if someone more experienced could set up a game with me that would be great... as to my email, I would prefer to PM it to my opponent if that is ok, so let me know who that will be...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:32 pm 
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:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: Battle Chronicler is not downloading, some kind of software compatibility error... So you will have to count me out... :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:35 am 
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I downloaded Battle Chronicler and it looks interesting, though I'm still struggling a bit with units and movement. Reminds me a bit of Vassal.

In terms of Battle Companies, which do you propose to use? The old official ones or one of the many fan updated versions? Either way, looking forward to playing a game of any sort, as it's been a while since my last (hope I'm not too rusty!).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:03 am 
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I've downloaded battle chronicler so would love to take part :) If lord Maedhros cant take part may I use the black Numenorean company??. I'd like a practice battle though so if anyone's free today pm so I can give it a go please :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:24 am 
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I fancy using the Fiefdoms battle company for this campaign.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:11 pm 
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i'd love to join! since, Numenoreans are taken, i think i'll take...Mordor!
i've been trying to use the Battle chronicler... it's very slow ;(

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:36 pm 
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Hi again all.
It sounds like we really can get a campaign going, nice.
Firstly, it is the Battle Company rules I thought we were going to use are these kb.php?a=259
made by Erunion, it jsut seems like the most up to date. Might introduce different scenarios, if anybody have some good scenarios for battle company please share them.

A lot of people wanna do a trial battle, I am of course up for it, drop a mail to landoro80@gmail.com
and I will send all who wants to play me a map where I have deployed my warband of Mirkwood rangers, wanna try them out but probaly wont play them in the campaign. What you have to do is to create your own warband and deploy.
I will also create a dicelog with each of you.
To make it easier I will probably send the same map to you all.
So everyone is onboard this is a trial battle and will have no impact on the campgn all exp and injuries will not count towards the campaign so if you want to test a random BC you can do that.
Remeber however that I will be playing all of you so replies can take time. You can of course challenge each other if you want, the program is not hard to figure out but I have been in your situation and got a trial game and it was very helpful.
I also wanna say that this weekend I wont be able to be online since I am going away.

I will later start a new thread for players to post there battle companies officaly so you dont have to write which one you want here. and while it is fun if we choose diffrent ones, there is no reason there cant be two of the same, choose the one you want simply.

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 Post subject: Re: Online Battle Company Campaign
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:54 pm 
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Alex in Middle earth wrote:
I fancy using the Fiefdoms battle company for this campaign.


I wanted to use them! I want to go Corsairs but I can't find my rules for them... Back up option is probably Dale (maybe Angmar).

Also, trial email sent.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:26 pm 
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By the way will we be doing it on a 6 by 4 or 4 by 4 board?
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