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28mm Warmaster

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If you like miniatures and boardgames, then you might like Warmaster a lot! It's a great set of rules meant to use with miniatures on a tabletop. The gameflow is smooth and it allows you to fight a battle in one evening. This is in contrast with Warhammer Fantasy Battle, a rules-set meant for 28mm miniatures. Warmaster is designed to use with 10mm miniatures.

You can find quite a lot of articles on the internet about trying to play Warmaster with 28mm armies. Many fans added their own houserules, some with clever calculations to convert ranges and distances.

Because WARMASTER IS GREAT, I'd rather stay as close to the original rules-set as possible. (Note: I followed the same design idea for "Allied HeroQuest". Trying to keep all the official rules intact and only tweaking and updating minor things.)

The official rulebook and armylists for Warmaster remain unchanged. Leave all distances as they are (in cm). We do need a new definition for 'stands'. In Warmaster a 'stand' equals one playing piece.

Infantry
20mm square base: 1 stand = 5 bases in a row (10cm wide unit)
25mm square base: 1 stand = 4 bases in a row (10cm wide unit)
40mm square base: 1 stand = 1 base (12cm wide unit)
25mm round base: 1 stand = 4 in a row (10cm wide unit)

e.g. For Bretonnian Men-at-arms on 20mm square bases, to create a unit of three stands, this results in 3 rows of 5 Men-at-arms. On the table it will look like a WFB regiment 5 wide and 3 deep.

Ranged Infantry
20mm square base: 1 stand = 3 in a row (18cm wide unit)

e.g. For High Elf Archers on 20mm square bases, to create a unit of three stands, this results in 1 row of 9 archers. On the table it will look like a WFB regiment 9 wide and 1 deep.

Cavalry (or infantry monsters)
25-50mm square base: 1 stand = 2 side by side (15cm wide unit)
40mm square base: 1 stand = 1 base (12cm wide unit)

e.g. This results in 6 Chaos Knights in one row. Or three Minotaurs.

Chariots
3 stands = 1 base (5cm wide)

Chariots use only one physical miniature stand, but the official stats remain intact. Use tokens or dice to indicate damage.

Skaven Jezzails
25-50mm square base: 1 stand = 1 base
OR
2x 20mm square base: 1 stand = 2 bases behind eachother

I would allow to add Warpfire Thrower, Globe Mortar and Gattling Teams to create a mixed ranged infantry unit.

Single Globadier models on round 25mm bases can be placed in irregular formation. I'd use one model as one stand. They move at half pace bacause they carry breakable ammo.




The army lists need a minor adjustment to fit most people's WFB armies. Following Monstrous Mounts are available to High Elves, Empire, Bretonnia and Dark Elves:

Griffon 80 points
Pegasus 15 points
Bear 10 points

Following unit sizes may be halved. The new amount of hits and points cost are below.

1 Empire Cannon: Hits 1 - Points 45
1 Undead Bone Thrower: Hits 1 - Points 35
1 Elven Bolt Thrower: Hits 1 - Points 35
1 Dwarf Cannon: Hits 1 - Points 45
1 Dark Elf Bolt Thrower: Hits 1 - Points 30


I have converted my 5th edition WFB army lists. A WFB army worth 2000 points will be +/- 1000 points in Warmaster.
Well... that's about all. It will work. Now's the chance to see your 28mm armies on the table WHILE having only one game evening each month...
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