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Trygon
05-04-2009, 06:11 PM
There has been a increase in LotR playing members on Astro recently along with the Tale of 8 Gamers, yet there is also a large amount of Necromunda, Mordheim, Battlefleet Gothic and Inquisitor players. So this makes one rise the question, what is the most popular Specialist Game on Astro? So state which Specialist Games you play. To recap we have...

Battlefleet Gothic
Blood Bowl
Epic (40,000 & Armageddon)
Manowar
Mordheim
Inquisitor
Space Hulk
The Battle of Five Armies
The Lord of the Rings
Necromunda
Warmaster

I might have forgotton some, so bear with me on that list.

EDIT: Added Necromunda

Hephesto
05-04-2009, 06:13 PM
I've played all, save for Man-o-war. Right now I still have an Orc and Human bloodbowl team tucked away somewhere, a few dozen BFG ships, one or two Mordheim warbands and a shoebox full of Warmaster stuff. Oh and LotR isn't specialist games, it's one of the 3 core systems :p

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
05-04-2009, 06:23 PM
Manowar? What's that then? (Yeah heavy metal ledgends I know that ManOwar!)

But out of the list it has to be bloodbowl.

Necromunda's one you've forgotten to.

Hephesto
05-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Well spotted FH, missed Necromunda. As for Man-o-war, it's naval warfare in the WHBF setting

http://www.stephane.info/res/article/darkelf_fleet/Naggaroth_fleet.jpg

The Warsmith
05-04-2009, 06:53 PM
Mordheims my favourite, followed by Necromunda. Simply because gang warfare is cool, but fantasy medieval gang warfare is cooler.

Trygon
05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Oh and LotR isn't specialist games, it's one of the 3 core systems :p

Well firstly I am not going to have 'Other Games Workshop Games' in that poll title. :P And secondly, to me, if the game has not got 'Warhammer' in the title, it is a Specialist Game. Though I mostly grouped LotR in with Specialist Games for the first reason, and that it is a Specialist Game in regards to Astro (ie a game without it's own boards).

Also I added Necromunda. Dunno why I forgot to. It has to be my favourite, or at least one of them.

Red Corsairs
05-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Aye, it upsets me to see LOTR referred to as a Specialist Game on 40k sites as said, it isn't but your assumptions are fair enough I suppose. And the most popular specialist game is BloodBowl (though out of your list it's LOTR).

Kaled
05-04-2009, 08:46 PM
My favourite is Inquisitor, but over the years I've played a lot of Epic, Blood Bowl and Space Hulk and rate them all very highly.

I believe Red Corsairs is correct in saying that in terms of number of players Blood Bowl is the most popular SG, however I was reliably informed (although this was a couple of years ago) that the Inquisitor models were the top seller as far as SG stuff goes (although I guess they were/are mainly bought as display pieces).

darknight
05-04-2009, 08:50 PM
ha i think you know im a battlefleet gothic fan, got some inquisitor stuff now as well but not played it yet (lack of time) but bfg is my fav

LAZtheinfamous
05-04-2009, 08:51 PM
1. Mordheim
2. Necromunda
3. Inquisitor (Despite never having played and only own one unpainted model).

Wraithlord
05-04-2009, 09:07 PM
What would War of the Ring be considered by the way; specialist, or core?

TheGreatGreyMoose
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
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errrr.... sorry about that

Red Corsairs
05-04-2009, 09:19 PM
What would War of the Ring be considered by the way; specialist, or core?

I believe GW stated it to be considered a 4th Core System, which makes sense as it's selling fast and well.

Trygon
06-04-2009, 03:35 PM
War of the Ring is more a expansion on Lord of the Rings, like Mighty Empires is to Warhammer Fantasy, and Apocalypse is to Warhammer 40k. Apocalypse, Mighty Empires and War of the Rings are all essentially GW's way of getting you to buy more models. Though I find the rewards Apocalypse brings more bountiful. With Apocalypse you get giant tanks and titans and stuff, but with Might Empires you get tiles and with War of the Ring you get trays. :p

Carrelio
06-04-2009, 10:41 PM
There is naval warfair for fantasy?! And here I've been playing BFG because I needed to get my fix of ships!

I really enjoy Battle Fleet Gothic, though now I'm going to have to see what this fantasy thing s all about.

Marticus
07-04-2009, 10:18 AM
lord of the rings.... specialist game?? what in the name of karl franz???? hmm hard call BFG or mordheim

Marticus
07-04-2009, 11:12 AM
There is naval warfair for fantasy?! And here I've been playing BFG because I needed to get my fix of ships!

I really enjoy Battle Fleet Gothic, though now I'm going to have to see what this fantasy thing s all about.

man o war my friend.. not the questionable band.... played it many years ago when the world was young was good :)

Red Corsairs
07-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Trygon I kindly disagree, War of the Ring isn't an expansion to LOTR SBG. Apocalypse shares the same rules mostly as Warhammer 40K whereas War of the Ring is a completely new Ruleset with lots of new rules, and a new way of playing and pace as a whole. It's not really a new system entirely but I wouldn't consider it an expansion to be honest, The Journey Books and supplements are expansions. But take this with a pinch of salt, as it's merely my personal opinion.

Kodiak_Jones
21-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Gotta throw my vote in for Mordheim

Numerous scenerios, lots of warbands (offical and unoffical), great game for a gaming club and with the experience system you can really invest in the characters behind the models (and throw them into the yard when they die, right Laz? ;))

Vulpus Rex
21-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Necromunda all the way, what can be more fun than running around a hive with a shotgun and cyber-pooch

LAZtheinfamous
21-04-2009, 09:46 PM
Gotta throw my vote in for Mordheim

Numerous scenerios, lots of warbands (offical and unoffical), great game for a gaming club and with the experience system you can really invest in the characters behind the models (and throw them into the yard when they die, right Laz? ;))

Uh, yeah. Well, he deserved it!

KaizerVonAwesome
24-04-2009, 05:58 PM
I know absolutely nothing about these games apart from what they're generally about.

Mordheim and Necromunda sound cool as hell though.