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Which Mercenary Hoplite unit do you want with your Kickstarter pledge

Spartiates
2 (22.2%)
Thebans
6 (66.7%)
Athenians
0 (0%)
Corinthians
1 (11.1%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: November 11, 2014, 01:34:38 PM

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Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« on: November 04, 2014, 01:34:38 PM »
Okay, the bad news is that the printer has had a supply problem, delaying the printing of Alexander vs Persia, Wuxing, and Hill 218/Sector 219 until the end of December.  Chad is of course upset about this, but there's not much that can be done at this point.

To make it up to all the Kickstarter supporters, he's going to include a bonus Mercenary hoplite unit to all supporters.  This will be one of the units from the proposed Greek City-States faction.  That unit will still be in the Greek City-States if/when it gets published, but one unit would be produced early.  This will be a Mercenary unit, usable by any faction.


Vote now which unit you'd like to see published as part of this bonus:

Spartiates  - Elite - 333 pts
O:(7*)6*/5*  D:2/2  Rge:-  Cge: 14  Mv: 3.5"  6G/2Y/3R
Phalanx.
Trained from birth in the brutal agoge, the Spartan warrior was feared across the ancient world and renowned throughout history.


Theban Hoplites - Core - 254 pts
O:(7*)5*/5*  D:2/2  Rge:-  Cge: 12  Mv: 3.5"  6G/3Y/2R
Phalanx, Ponderous.
Thebes fought for Persia during Xerxes's invasion of Greece before allying with Sparta and even its hated rival Athens.  It finally carved out a short-lived empire, before it was razed to the ground by Alexander.


Athenian Hoplites - Core - 202 pts
O:(7*)4*/5*  D:2/2  Rge:-  Cge: 12  Mv: 3.5"  6G/2Y/2R
Phalanx, Ponderous.
Although a preeminent power before the Peloponnesian Wars, Athens was more renowned for its navy than its armies.


Corinthean Hoplites - Core – 295 pts
O:(7*)5*/5*  D:2/3  Rge:-  Cge: 12  Mv: 3.5"  6G/2Y/2R
Phalanx, Ponderous.
"Not everyone is able to go to Corinth."  -Horace.  Corinth's location made it among the wealthiest city-states, its citizens able to afford the traditional heavy armor long after war impoverished the other hoplites of Greece.

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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 02:22:10 PM »
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Okay, the bad news is that the printer has had a supply problem, delaying the printing of Alexander vs Persia, Wuxing, and Hill 218/Sector 219 until the end of December.

Well, that sucks.  :-\


I voted for the Theban Hoplites -- the most balanced of the group on the breakthrough - tanky axis.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2014, 02:42:34 PM by Kevin »
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 03:10:51 PM »
How could there not be a Theban presence? INCONCEIVABLE!
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 03:30:41 PM »
Well if that wasn't a steaming heap of horse shit...
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 05:12:10 PM »
Interesting.  I would've figured the Spartans would be the popular choice.

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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 06:14:06 PM »
Well if that wasn't a steaming heap of horse shit...

With extra corn in the steam pile.
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 07:37:14 PM »
Well if that wasn't a steaming heap of horse shit...

With extra corn in the steam pile.


disappointed but an extra unit is good, although as I only supported Wuxing, Greeks aren't that interesting to me.  Would have liked to see some love for them(Wuxing), but it's still a unit I can use.

As for the delay, the only other Kickstarter I supported was a year late so this one is still close for me.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2014, 08:56:19 AM by gpman »
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 10:02:45 PM »
Interesting.  I would've figured the Spartans would be the popular choice.
Alexander...This Is Sparta!!!
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 12:02:47 PM »
don't forget to update the kickstarter page, might get some extra votes here....
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 12:08:46 PM »
I'm debating on doing that.  Another email to Chad...

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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2014, 12:29:59 PM »
I must admit, the Spartan super unit is tempting, but I personally (meaning not based on any fact known by me) think of Thebes as more of a mercenary force. So I find it more flavorful.
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 10:59:49 PM »
disappointed but an extra unit is good, although as I only supported Wuxing, Greeks aren't that interesting to me.  Would have liked to see some love for them(Wuxing), but it's still a unit I can use.

nevermind, just read this in Chad's latest update...

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For Wuxing, we’re going to do the Dragons that were narrowly missed as a stretch goal. There are three Jade Dragons, one each for Spring, Summer and Autumn, and we will print them as double-sized cards, just like we’ve done with past colossal creatures.

whoa that's awesome!  Now I REALLY can't wait...
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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2014, 11:42:58 AM »
I'm going to close this poll down, because I think gpman is right that we should ask all the KS supporters.  So I've created a survey that will allow people to rank their choices.  Not just vote for your favorite, but give a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choice so we can do an instant runoff in case no one choice gets a clear majority.  Here's the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FXPJS57

Please go there and cast your vote.

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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2014, 02:04:24 PM »
Quick update: the survey sent out with the update currently has the Spartans leading with just over 50% of the votes.  Getting an outright majority among 4 choices is pretty interesting, albeit not terribly surprising.  Spartans are just insanely popular.

Of course, I think the consensus here on the forum is better from a game-play perspective.  Spartans are sexier, but Thebans are probably a better choice as a Merc unit.

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Re: Kickstarter Freebie: Mercenary Hoplite Unit
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2014, 09:38:58 AM »
Of course, I think the consensus here on the forum is better from a game-play perspective.  Spartans are sexier, but Thebans are probably a better choice as a Merc unit.
This part should have been in bold all caps.

I missed the vote on this one but if I had, I would have voted for anything but Spartiates. IMO the Spartans are such a better breakthrough unit than many factions have available to them that they are likely to be brokenly good as a merc unit.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 10:07:40 AM by BubblePig »