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Join date : 2010-03-30
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Difference between Warmachine and Hordes:
Warmachine: Warcasters, Focus and Warjacks.
Hordes: Warlocks, Fury and Warbeasts.
Well there's more to it than that.
Warcasters power originates within themselves, this power is called FOCUS. Focus points are generated / replenished by the Warcaster every turn but a Warcaster can only ever have as many Focus Points as his FOCUS stat.
A Warcaster can spend Focus points to power spells, abilities, boosting or assign points to his Warjacks so that they can use these points to use their spells, abilities etc....
Warlocks power orginates from their ability to absorb and manipulate the primal rage beasts generate. This ability is called FURY. A Warlock can only ever have as many Fury Points as his FURY stat.
A Warlock leeches the Fury points generated by his beasts and can then use them to power spells, abilities and boost attacks. A Warlock does not assign Fury points to his Warbeasts.
Warbeasts generate their own Fury Points when they are Forced by the Warlock. A Warlock who Forces a beast to boost (improve chance) to hit in combat will add a Fury point to the beast for example. A beast has a FURY stat and cannot accumulate more Fury points than its FURY stat.
These are the two marked differences between the two systems of play in every other aspect the rules are identical and the game is in fact one and the same and set in the same world.
Here is a very rough guide to the armies available:
Cygnar: The Empire from Warhammer (equivalent) with a Space Marine look and you cant go wrong.
Khador: As above but Russians.
Cryx: Dragon Worshipping Undead Empire with corrupted Pirate Fleets.
Protectorate of Menoth: Think the Crusaders and their enemies merged into one army.
Retribution Of Scryah: Cant really say but Eldar comparisons are not far off.
Mercenaries: What it says on the box so a smattering of mercs for and from all of the above which can be divided into groups with differing objectives: Piracy / Wealth / political agenda etc..
Trollbloods: Scottish tribal trolls that look like Drenai from WOW.
Legion of Everblight: An army of spawned monsters derived from the Alien (Movie) gene pool and draconic-creator Everblight.
Circle of Orboros: Warhammer Wood Elves and Beastmen in one army.
Skorne: Japanese / Mongol, necrach-looking, tortures / beast handling invaders from the East.
Minions: Like the Mercs but for Hordes divided into two Pacts. The Blindwater Congregation and The Thornfall Alliance.
Right im done for the night best do some work lol.
We were proud warriors of the Emperor, Truest sons of the Crimson King, Masters of the Great Ocean.
Until the coming of Wolves, Great Burning, Mutatis Mutandis,
and the Rubric absolute.
Now. . . . .all . . isss . . . dusssstt.....