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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2015, 07:06:34 AM »
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Those of us who are married can laugh at the roaring trumpet, each spouse thinks its a good name (for different reasons) for their partner. ;D
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2015, 10:52:44 AM »
OK, Corey and I have been going at it again.  To be honest, this is almost as much his faction as it is mine now.  We made some major changes to the ability and unit names as well as dumping a few units (Arctic Wolves, Yearlings).  There have been some changes in existing units (Sons of Odin, Frost Giant, Einherjar) and the Dishonored where introduced to replace the Yearlings who basically got rolled into the Warband where they belong.  We also did an overhaul on the command cards.  The updated faction can be seen in the first post of this thread. 

While it wasn't by design, it turns out that this faction contains a few high priced units.  We're fine with that because that promotes replayability because you can never take all of the candy at once.

I'll post the history points for units along with further flavor stuff in the near future.
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2015, 04:48:30 PM »
OK, Corey and I have been going at it again.  To be honest, this is almost as much his faction as it is mine now. 

I wouldn't say that.  I never would've done the faction the way you have.  I would've constantly wrestled with ways to put a new spin on the concept of vikings, and probably never got very far.  I would've never embraced the theme like you have.

For better or for worse, this is your thing....   :P

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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2015, 02:36:57 AM »
Just keep on holding that heathen hammer high...
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2016, 06:45:52 PM »

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Re: Vikings of Midgard
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2016, 05:00:14 PM »
Hah!  Nice!  I was about 90% done with these guys.  When time allows I need to take them off of ice, so to speak.
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2017, 02:09:49 PM »
The golden age of Fantasy/SF had quite a bit of historically inspired fiction from the Viking era. Poul William Anderson in particular took a lot of inspiration from this theme. I checked these links to a couple of stories that are free to read online and they are still working.




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Re: Vikings of Midgard
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2017, 01:05:49 PM »
Nice one Ron!  I need to revisit these guys, they've been on ice for way too long.
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2017, 02:09:41 PM »
The image is also a link. Try it out!

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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2017, 11:56:51 AM »
Nice one Ron!  I need to revisit these guys, they've been on ice for way too long.

Was that deliberate?
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2018, 10:35:01 AM »
Hah, nice Ron!

And yes Karasu, that was totally deliberate.  I have kids and hence am cursed with a heavy dose of dad humor.
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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2020, 10:50:46 PM »
Since you went the fantasy route, did you consider...

Changing Bear cavalry to Fenrir Cubs but leaving all stats the same?

Most of the gods had chariots.  The hero units could be Thor's chariot with goats, Freyr's chariot with boars, Freya's chariot with Cats, etc.

The World Serpent could be a hero monster.

Odin's ravens could be command cards along with his spear, Slepneir, Mimer, Tyr, etc.  Loki could be a really tricky command card.


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Re: Vikings of Midgard
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2020, 12:40:47 PM »
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Changing Bear cavalry to Fenrir Cubs but leaving all stats the same?

Yeah, but bears is more Metal!



Odin's ravens could be command cards along with his spear, Slepneir, Mimer, Tyr, etc.  Loki could be a really tricky command card.

Oh hey, that's a neat idea.  Marcus what do you think of that?  Having the Command Cards being Gods meddling with the fates of mortals?

(this faction is very much Marcus' baby)