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obsidian3d
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Posted: Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Hi everyone,

One of my local hobby friends sold his Aegyptus stuff to me prior to Christmas, so I now have a few items to get started. He was working on a Sebeki army, so here's what I've got for figures, in addition to the hardcover core Aegyptus rule book:

- The Butcher - Master of Words - Harbinger of Sobek - 2 sebeki warrior units (12 figures total) - Beloved of Sobek - Hero with War mallet - 5th Anniversary Sobek Mascot - a Chariot (but no one / thing to pull it) - Asar archer unit (10 figures)

Overall I think this army is a really good base to start with, but now they need someone to fight. I'm not sure if I'll get only one other army, or possibly two. Generally with miniature games I can get people to play with me, but not collect and paint, so I'm sort of on the hook to provide the best gaming experience I can, but keeping it as flexible and cost effective as possible.

I like the look of a lot of the figures Croc makes, but am probably most taken with the Anubi and Eaters figures. If I were to go outside of Aegyptus I really do like the Wendigo, but of course I'd need to buy another book to do that.

I'm certainly open to any suggestions, from what would be easiest to paint, easiest to collect, easiest to play, most flexible, anything you could share.

Thanks!

Mordante
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Posted: Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM
My suggestion for maximum flexibility would be to stick with Aegyptus, and get an Anubi starter set, and another unit of Anubi warriors, since you like the models. From there, pick your third favorite (non-undead) race and get one unit and either a specialist or hero/champion from them. Maybe go thru the specialist in the rulebook, see which one seems the most fun, and get a unit of that race. (my favorites are the assassin and the beastmaster) Also, because you have an asar unit, you can take an asar specialist (spy?) or an asar champion, hero or priest. So here is what that does for you...you can play Sebeki with Asar archers vs. Anubi + whatever, or you can switch and play Sebeki with whatever your 3rd race is vs. Anubi + Asar archers.

That is one of the best things about this game, less models, max flexibility. Unfortunately, the eaters and Wendigo can't mix and match with anything like the regular races can.

stormcricket
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Posted: Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:36 PM
The best thing about Wargods of Aegyptus, barring some racial animosities, is that anyone will fight with and against anyone else. Even the Eaters can have some living units. With the thought to expand go with a couple or three Asar units, a spear and/or melee unit and another missile unit. Then you can have city dwellers for whatever other race you want to go with. You could even have an Asar dispossessed warband with the addition of some extra characters. After that then probably Eaters to give you the real bad guy, that you can bulk out initially with the asar units.

Akenatum
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Posted: Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 7:40 AM
you could even look at getting eater and anubi have the asar with the eater force and the anubi work with the sebeki...

Wyatt the Odd
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Posted: Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:10 PM
There was also the suggestion that Basti worked well with Sebeki as the kitty line troops are kind of flighty so having the bruisers run up the center while the archers perforate the flanks gives you a pretty good mix.

For the record, I originally got Wargods minis to work with an Egyptian-themed D&D campaign. One of my gamer buddies plays pulp and Victorian so he's been thinking about using my figures for when the adventurers unlock the forbidden tomb.

Wyatt

obsidian3d
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Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM
More options than I'd initially considered for sure. I've looked at the starter boxes on the web store after considering some of your suggestions, and those I received over on a similar thread I posted at Lead Adventures.

It was suggested that I could buy the Dispossessed Asar starter and add them to my archers, making an almost equal army to that of the Sebeki figures I already have. The Asar will basically team up with anyone, so following Asar with a Basti starter and extra squad would (as mentioned) give me plenty of options for combinations.

Am I mistaken in thinking there is no Anubi starter box? I didn't see one on the web store anywhere.

I guess the next step for me would be actually statting out my Sebeki figures so that I know what they will cost. I will build some possible lists for other armies as well, and include some special characters (assassins etc) for everyone here to make further suggestions.

Thanks everyone!

Tjaroy
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Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Right now there is no starter for the Anubi but rumor has it maybe this year.

The great thing about Wargods is the large amount of Warbands you can create with just a limited amount of models.

And unlike some other games (GW) the same army can really look and play very differently.

Have Fun.

Tony Socal

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Tjaroy the Fist of Ptah Champion of Sobek(SF05), Champion of Amun(TX05), Champion of Bast (TX05), Champion of Bast(SF06) Sasobek the Devouer of the Weak, Defender of Khepri (GenCon07), Champion of Ra(GenCon07)

stormcricket
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Posted: Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:16 AM
To be able to use the assassin you need a typhon unit. They wont work with dispossessed or heru, but a harbinger of Set can have asar city dwellers. As far as asar special characters go, you could have the witch master, master of words, spy, priest before you start getting into some of the race specific characters, such as the blade dancer for the basti . All the gods can be represented by an asar harbinger, so the dispossessed starter is a very good addition.

Shadows3
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Posted: Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 8:47 PM
I also just started wargods today :) I am starting out with the To-tanem and I have a question on what is the best paint scheme for them? I don't have the rule book yet, any suggestions would rock..no pun intended

Mordante
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Posted: Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM
I've always liked the mixed unit like in the on-line store photos. Or if you have multiple units you can go with a color for each, like each was made from a different type of clay. I've seen a few Harbingers that are painted more like stone, Jade, obsidian, etc that looked really good.

Hecate
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Posted: Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Some great tips and advice here. You may also want to check out our thread for new players --

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