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Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM
Do Olympian Warbands follow the same rules as Aegyptians in construction?

I.e., do they have to be made up of 50% of their City-State? I'm assuming the Demigod is considered part of that total.

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Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 3:36 PM
I would assume so looking at the compersition of it. You choose your Demigod and spend the 50% including him and then if you want others you can. Same for number of Specialists that you can have too. When they get Olympus finished in a book they'll have all the bits in there but as it's a playtest manual at the mo I'd just go with what things are like in Aegyptus...

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Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:56 PM
I actually belive the intention was too be a bit different in that regard, as each city state could have demigods from (almost?)/any god so list restriction would be too your own city state... But i'm bassing this off something i think i remmember from the old forum could be wrong.

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Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM Edited on 2011-12-19 19:17:56.0
Yeah, I would agree that Olympian warbands can/should be allowed to mix factions even though the old playtest rules do not specifically state it as such. Otherwise that would be another advantage Aegytpus has over Olympus, in addition to a more full model range, more specialists, more synergy, etc. Basically we only have rules for one Demigoddess that allows for archers, one specialist for infamous warbands that is a solo not a unit, one of the two normal sized factions actually has a chariot model, no ranged units for Myceneans, and the list goes on. Plus under current rules we feel over-costed on point costs. The Spartans are viable, thanks to helots and peltasts, but still at a disadvantage. Myceneans are downright arrow fodder without being able to field at least helots if not peltasts. Once we get more characters and specialists things will be better I hope. We need archers and some type of magic wielding solo specialist soon. Or just being cheaper points-wise would help. I am hoping we get the new rules soon, in addition to the demigod models in full production and the mercenaries that have been long promised.

edited cause I did not see the post directly above mine while typing. And then again cause I am not being clear today

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