Thursday, March 17, 2016

Making the Age of Sigmar and Oldhammer meet

As a long time Warhammer fan and oldschool gamer, I have decided to take the new hotness of AoS and introduce some of the Classic scenario/campaign packs from Old Warhammer to the new game.You see this makes total sense to me as in my eyes AoS recaptures the "magic" and "feel" of the early days of Warhammer, before it went all rank and flank crazy. Warhammer has not felt this fun in the way it plays since the early 90's, in my opinion.

First up I will be creating and Age of Sigmar version of the Blood Bath at Orc’s Drift scenario pack from 1985. It is a classic scenario based on the action seen in the Movie Zulu that was inspired by the battle of Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo/Zulu war. I have borrowed a copy of this scenario pack from a very close friend that has it completely intact with unpunched card buildings. This will make the conversion even easier.

I played this scenario pack a few times back in 2nd ed Warhammer and thoroughly enjoyed it. We even ran it as a convention participation event a few times I remember the participants really having a blast playing through the campaign.

I will be bringing all for Campaign scenarios over, however there will be some more AoS fitting unit changes to the forces involved in the scenarios. Since some of the unit configurations in the 2nd ed Orc’s drift pack are no way replicable with the models of today. Plus things like Dwarf engineers today are not the same as they were in 2nd ed, which would be much closer to miners today.

I will also be linking all 4 scenarios, with any survivors from the Order side showing up as refugees at the final battle. 

Give me a few weeks and I should have the first rough draft up for feedback.

Until then may your dice roll many sixes!