Poll

What's your favorite faction?

Men of Hawkshold
0 (0%)
Orcs
0 (0%)
Undead
0 (0%)
Elves of Ravenwood
1 (9.1%)
Dwarves of Runegard
2 (18.2%)
Umenzi Tribesmen
2 (18.2%)
Lizardmen
2 (18.2%)
High Elves
2 (18.2%)
Monsters & Mercenaries
1 (9.1%)
Dark Elves
0 (0%)
Wuxing
1 (9.1%)
Rome
0 (0%)
Carthage
0 (0%)
Alexander
0 (0%)
Persia
0 (0%)

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What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:07:28 AM »
Ah yes, the age old question.  While you can vote for only one, feel free to list your 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th choices.
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 02:41:37 PM »
I'll put mine out there: Dwarves.  I've always loved how the flavor of the faction was captured in the game play.  There's something to be said about a group of strong, stubborn bastards that will grind on til either they or their opponent's are finished.

My 2 runners up are Umenzi ad Elves of Ravenwood.
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 03:26:17 PM »
I'll recuse myself from rating Wuxing.  ;)

My favorite is the Umenzi.  Pretty well-balanced vs. everything; a surprising amount of flexibility in tactics given that they all move 3.5", no terrible units, and awesome flavor!  Oh, and Atlatlmen.   :D
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 02:36:31 AM »
My favorite are the High Elves because of the quality of the units.  You always feel like your fighting up hill because you're out numbered but if you pull out the win it's even more satisfying.   

I also like Ravenwood and the Orcs(goblins and trolls really)
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 05:26:52 PM »
High Elves, because, well, I'm a sucker for High Elves. They also have some really interesting gameplay options, what with Maneuver Mastery, Sprint, and multiple fast movers.
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 02:14:00 PM »
I feel like I haven't played enough of them yet to be able to say. I own most of the factions but have only played Elves of Ravenwood*, Monsters & Mercs, High Elves and Carthage. Next on my list to try out are Lizzies and Dark Elves. I can say that I'm enjoying the variety of the factions. I think there's just enough variation among them to make them interesting yet enough commonalities that I don't have to master a whole new rule set to  pick up a different faction (that said, I'm putting off learning the skirmisher rules until I've more games under my belt).

*Marcus, you listed them as Elves of "Ravewood" in the survey. This makes me picture Elves on Ecstasy -- does that make them High Elves? -- wearing glow-in-the-dark wristbands dancing under black lights strung from branches. Special Ability: Pop and Lock!   ;D

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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 09:15:32 PM »
*Marcus, you listed them as Elves of "Ravewood" in the survey. This makes me picture Elves on Ecstasy -- does that make them High Elves? -- wearing glow-in-the-dark wristbands dancing under black lights strung from branches. Special Ability: Pop and Lock!   ;D
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 03:39:44 PM »
shoulda left it, it was better that way
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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 04:26:52 PM »
Lizardmen are my favorite faction, and probably one of the best factions for newer players.

No silly finesse crap - just run up and punch the other guy in the face. 
Their Blood Fury special ability is not only great mechanically, but it has excellent flavor tie-in with the theme of the faction.

Not sure if I'll play them this coming weekend at the NJ tournament, but not sure I won't either...

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Re: What's your favorite faction? (Reboot)
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 07:17:37 PM »
What Dave said ^^^^^^^^^

I've made Lizardmen one of my default factions when running demos.  Great for beginners not only in regards to picking up the game itself, but also in regards to giving a new player the opportunity to flatten something with a brutal unit or two.
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