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Kings of War Historical

Postby spikyandy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:11 am

Has anyone ordered this, and if so what do you think?

I've a number of ideas floating around for armies, so I'm also interested in what other armies people are interested in.

Some of mine.

Normans
Hundreds Year French and English
Medieval Burgundy

Possibly Romans as a friend is interested in them.
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Postby Dwarf Giant » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:03 am

I've ordered a copy that will hopefully arrive today. I'm not entirely sure what I will be doing army wise. Possibly Roman Legionnaires or Vikings/Saxons.
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Postby spikyandy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:08 am

Dwarf Giant wrote:I've ordered a copy that will hopefully arrive today. I'm not entirely sure what I will be doing army wise. Possibly Roman Legionnaires or Vikings/Saxons.


I'm hoping mine will be waiting for me when I get in. I have the plastic Conquest games knights, infantry and archers so probably Normans for me to start.
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Postby Davros » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:06 am

Teutonic Knights and my mate doing Byzantine and Golllas mercs in 1/72 !!! Very cheap and varied choice . Can do early 16c Tudor with my Empire !!!
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Postby spikyandy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:18 pm

Davros wrote:Teutonic Knights and my mate doing Byzantine and Golllas mercs in 1/72 !!! Very cheap and varied choice . Can do early 16c Tudor with my Empire !!!


I have a soft spot for Byzantines, I'm tempted by the Crusader figures. I have lots of Empire, perhaps I should do the same. :)
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Postby silashand » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:17 am

Pre-ordered mine a while back, but it hasn't shown up yet. Mainly want it for comparison to Hail Caesar which I prefer at the moment.
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Postby spikyandy » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:38 am

silashand wrote:Pre-ordered mine a while back, but it hasn't shown up yet. Mainly want it for comparison to Hail Caesar which I prefer at the moment.


Hopefully you'll get it soon :D

This is a 1500pt Norman list I wrote which I'm planning to build with the Conquest plastic miniatures, and possibly Perry Miniatures for the crossbowmen.

Spearmen Horde - 200
Heavy Warriors Regiment (Dismounted Knights) - 135
Bowmen Horde - 165
Crossbowmen Troop - 115
Norman Knights Regiment - 190
Norman Knights Regiment - 190
Light Cavalry Troop (Mounted Bretons)* - 100
General + Horse - 80
Musician + Horse - 65
Army Standard Bearer + Horse - 65
Army Standard Bearer + Horse - 65

*I know Normans in the book cannot take Light Cavalry but this is to represent mounted Bretons that William had allied in his conquering army.

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Re: Kings of War Historical

Postby Davros » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:07 pm

silashand wrote:Pre-ordered mine a while back, but it hasn't shown up yet. Mainly want it for comparison to Hail Caesar which I prefer at the moment.
. The HC will be different from KOWH as mainly the KOWH rules are from one master list and HC will go in to detail for structure and unit requirements like WAB did .
I think purists from WAB HC etc will be disppointed in the detail . KOWH takes a more Hollywood style look and is historical in name only but is essentially a fun and challenging game and quick . Played two games using variants on the KOW list for my mates Byzantines and Tuetonic Knights or has the list is HRE . The game is good for a fast wargame with movement and action not bogged down with tables and minute details . The battles are not a historical creation but Hollywood interpretation to give other players to field armies who do want to play normal KOW . Brillant idea IMO .
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Postby silashand » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:49 pm

spikyandy wrote:This is a 1500pt Norman list I wrote which I'm planning to build with the Conquest plastic miniatures, and possibly Perry Miniatures for the crossbowmen.

Spearmen Horde - 200
Heavy Warriors Regiment (Dismounted Knights) - 135
Bowmen Horde - 165
Crossbowmen Troop - 115
Norman Knights Regiment - 190
Norman Knights Regiment - 190
Light Cavalry Troop (Mounted Bretons)* - 100
General + Horse - 80
Musician + Horse - 65
Army Standard Bearer + Horse - 65
Army Standard Bearer + Horse - 65

*I know Normans in the book cannot take Light Cavalry but this is to represent mounted Bretons that William had allied in his conquering army.

1495 points.


Looks like a fun list. Eventually I want to the middle ages as well. Working on my Peloponnesian Greeks at the moment. Once these are done though my next project will likely be Dacians/Sarmatians.

As for the rules, I already play KoW for fantasy games so I don't expect much to be different rules-wise.
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Re: Kings of War Historical

Postby zimou13 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 pm

Hello, Thank you for the review. Your comment on the lists of armies is the same as many of my acquaintances who finally prefer the list of realm men, but with historical figs.i watched them on : 9Apps VidMate Mobdro


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