FTN Episode 494 – The Old World is Back! Is It Better Than Ever?

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New Year, Old World.  See what I did there?  We dive into the Old World rules and talk a little about what is old and what is new.  The game feels very much the same but there are some big differences.  Is it better?  You decide!

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The Old World rules feel a lot like the old editions of Fantasy Battles but it’s not all the same.  It feels like there are honest quality of life improvements in the system but it maintains feel and nostalgia of the rank and flank game we knew and loved.

Knew and Loved?  Has time passed enough to where this feels cool again?  Will it draw in players from yesteryear or possibly just draw folks away from Age of Sigmar?  It’s a different enough game where players will likely play both.

There is a lot of talk out there about the Legacy factions and will you or won’t you be able to play them at events.  We don’t talk about that here but we certainly will on future episodes.  For now… I think people will really enjoy getting their hands on a freshened up rules set with familiar mechanics   All the models are fantastic.  Bring on the SQUARE BASES!

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Adam Camileri
Red Powell
Tanya Gates

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Christopher Morgan – captain morgan
Ricky Addington
Josh Ginn