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Subject: Which armies have the most "special" units? rss

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Joakim Jansson
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This game looks super hype, and I'm probably gonna end up backing the kickstarter at AT LEAST the base tier.

But since the human army is fairly "standard", I'm wondering which other ones have a lot of standout stuff? Thinking big monsters or maybe war machines (if they're a thing in this game) that you could add in, especially if both players make their "base" army out of human grunts

Also interested in who's next for the HD treatment, so I can maybe hold off on those for the moment
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Bwian, just
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I suppose we could check the math, but I’ll guess Monsters & Mercenaries has the most variation. Lots of different monsters, alongside a mercenary army with a fair number of options on its own.
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Joakim Jansson
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Cool! It looks almost like a "sample platter" of different stuff
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Dark Elves have a pretty interesting army including spellcasters.

Elves of ravenwood have an army with a lot of exotic units like animals, centaurs, fairies, treants, etc.
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The mercenary faction is a good expansion that can be played standalone or added to other 'main' forces.
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Klagarn wrote:
Also interested in who's next for the HD treatment...
I don’t have any insider information, but my impression was this was largely determined by inventory. YMG ran out of Hawkhold first, so they were the first to be reprinted.

To extrapolate from that: if the determining factor is age, then Orcs and Undead will be next. Anything beyond that depends on the interplay between print run and popularity: Wood Elves were printed earlier, which might mean a bigger print run, but elves are also popular, so that run might have sold faster.
 
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I'd suggest you check out this update from the Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1830574794/men-of-hawks...

In it, I lay out what factions I'd personally recommend from a game play perspective.

Although for your wants, Monsters & Mercs has dragons, a Hill Giant, a Hydra, and an Earth Elemental. Lizardmen has a T-Rex, Triceratops Packs, and giant lizard monster unit.


Also in there we detail what we plan to be the next factions (Orcs, Dwarves, and Undead).
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That’s good. The orcs are an UGLY looking army. And not in a particularly good way.
 
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One bit of good news is that the Men of Hawkshold are getting their own unique Hero unit: Sir Steaphen's Free Company.

Check it out here: Men of Hawkshold Update #10.

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