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  • #183823
    Crazynoob198
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    Hello everyone.

    Heard a rumor from my FLGS that there might be a SPQR 2.0 in the works? Anyone heard that rumor or can confirm it? News has been slow getting across the pond to over here in the states.

    Cheers.

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    #183824
    Capt John Sparrow
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    I do hope so. Am six games into a great campaign between my son’s Romans and my Britons.

    Support for SPQR seems to have dropped off. I love this game. It has its issues with the rules and if I thought Warlord would listen I would make some suggestions. I can only presume that it is because v2 is coming. I don’t blame them for delaying release until the ‘vid is conquered and gamers can meet for dice rolling without censure.

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    #183825
    Tim
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    I sure hope so too. Warlord has been extremely silent on this game- mostly releasing their new fancy resin kits over the last several months.
    This game had me just as excited as Bolt Action for a time, but the lack of support has been deafening. Lets hope there is something in the works.
    SPQR is a great platform and I believe it has a lot of potential.

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    #184013
    John
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    its true, short article in wargames illustrated.

    combat revisited to reduce the endless buckets of dice and I think pretty big overhaul of points

    to late for me moved on to Infamy Infamy, not impressed when rules need this much revising less than 2 years in!

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    #184157
    Crazynoob198
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    Thanks everyone.

    I bought the game for the value. The idea of a skirmish ancients game has its appeal. It was just too many dice and while I am not a Min / Max type of player with points in an army list, I just couldn’t help myself with this with the helmet and weapons points upgrades (downgrades?). I moved onto two other games, one by a hedgehog that fights, and another gods that might be mortal. I would love to try this ruleset again. I think Warlord makes a fine quality product. Maybe this one was pushed out early to get out first before those other two games picked up steam? And I will have to check out Infamy Infamy. I haven’t heard about it over here.

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    #184289
    John
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    I believe the 2nd edition is going to see some sort of reduction in dice. The shields allowing rerolls to armour rather than parrying and an overall reduction in the number of dice each model contributes.

    Infamy Infamy is very specific in its lists, so the first book is only Roman versus barbarians. It plays very different and whilst not suiting everyone “feels” more like an encounter between those 2 sides would…. as much as a wargame can anyway!

    I’d like to try SPQR 2 but unless there is a deal to replace my book (only 18 months old) for free then I wont bother. I remember battlefront did this a while back when they did a fairly fast change to FOW 2nd edition..

     

     

     

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    #184401
    Nat
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    And announced today in the warlord news letter…

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    #184412
    John
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    haha yes, I would love to think that was down to my post!!

     

     

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    #184418
    Tim
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    We’ll never know.
    Have to say I’m surprised… I’m willing to give it another shot. Needed some Dacians anyway:)

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    #184559
    Crazynoob198
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    Anybody know what has changed in it? Points costs? Etc.?

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    #184640
    Nigel Heather
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    Does anyone know whether the rules book you get through the redemption scheme is

    • Full size (A4) or half size (A5)
    • Hard back or soft back

    Cheers,

    Nigel

     

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    #184641
    Commander Crud
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    I want to jump in and buy SPQR but I’m confused by revised release. Does it mean that only the units listed on https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/spqr-revised-edition-redemption-scheme have been updated for 2.0? So if I order any other units that aren’t listed there I would get outdated cards for those units?

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    #184644
    Nigel Heather
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    Unclear what cards have been updated.  Even if you look at the contents of the boxes in the redemption offer, some are listed as having a card and other make no mention of a card.

    Cheers,

    Nigel

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    #184664
    John
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    been watching the new twitch feed put out by warlord on Monday. so to try and answer a few questions.. apologies if I heard any of this wrong..

    its a full size A4 rulebook, think softback like 1st edition

    The roman infantry points have stayed the same, all other units have changed for balance. Expect “barbarians”, auxiliaries etc to be closer to the romans now for an overall smaller force. net result is outnumbering not such an overpowering factor and hero’s actually have a change to survive

    dice rolling has been significantly reduced, units capped at 20, only models in contact fight, most units now only roll 1 dice base per model, weapons/special rules all tweaked for balance

    overall I get the feeling there has been significantly more playtesting, and any combo found to be broken has been changed

     

     

     

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    #185092
    Nat
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    So the new rulebook has started shipping!  (got my shipping confirmation yesterday),

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