Tercio Creativo previews Armadillo wagon artwork

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 5th, 2013
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Tercio Creativo gives us a look at the Armadillo Armored Wagon artwork for their Dies Irae expansion for 1650.

From the preview:

Here you are a concept (although we don’t use to do them) of what will be done if we get to the first 15000€ in our Dies Irae crowdfunding.

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  • Nosaj Verush

    I am a big fan of these minis, but have not bought in because I am waiting to read a review of the game but I can’t find one. Can anyone direct me to one in English? Or let me know how good the game is?

    • Lemminkaeinen

      I haven’t had the chance to play yet (hopefully later this month) but from a careful read through, the rules seem quite OK.

      First of all, the translation isn’t the best. It’s not the worst, either, but there are quite a few grammatical mistakes and typos. If that bothers you a lot, I would suggest just grabbing the amazing minis.

      It’s very modular. There are detailed rules for sentries, night fights, neutral combatants, infiltration and so on. Nothing is rules-heavy in that all the stuff is pretty straightforward but you can add quite a bit of extra if you want.

      It seems tactically somewhat light. There are certainly options and the scenarios seem intriguing but it’s not a deep, chess-like game and I believe it plays rather fast. The basic resolution system is intuitive but not in any way groundbreaking. It also seems quite deadly. There is two kinds of resource management, which is certainly nice.

      The model rules range from rather normal to really innovative things. Especially the leaders and the Personalities (special characters) can have abilities that really change how the rest of your force plays, which is always cool.

      But yeah, I’ll try to do a proper review once I get a game under my belt. The rules are available for free, so you can check them out a bit. The book is small but gorgeous.

      • Oh,don’t say that. The rulebook was revised by a pair of English speakers. One of them an English teacher.

        • Lemminkaeinen

          I should have elaborated. The rulebook itself is indeed fine. The sentence structures and the language is a bit strange in parts – it doesn’t read “native”.

          Personally this is not a problem (I’m very used to reading weird English because I’m a researcher and research articles done by non-natives are full of such peculiarities – and I produce such as well) but I have read some rather harsh criticism in the past about such things from native speakers. Some seem to be bothered by such things and I thought it fair to mention it. The grammar problems and typos are more in the cards rather than the rulebook itself. And none are big enough to make it difficult to understand the rules themselves, so no worries on that front. I really didn’t mean to suggest that this is like the Cadwallon RPG or anything like that.

          Now, reading back my original response, I don’t think it conveyed my feelings accurately, since I am honestly excited to try the system and it has interesting mechanics. For example, the tactical lightness is not meant as a negative but as a neutral descriptor. Advanced Squad Leader this isn’t (and thank God for that!).

          • Ok, ok ;] I agree cards aren’t properly translated, because sometimes there is no time for editing them before printing, but I thought you were comparing the rulebook with… I don’t know… The translation of GW books in Spanish ( which is plenty of mistakes ).

          • Lemminkaeinen

            Aye, I really should’ve written more. I am extremely happy with the book – it looks gorgeous, is easy to carry and has lots of content.

  • I will be posting one in English soon on my blog, Pen and Lead.
    http://penandlead.wordpress.com

    It will be based on a read through, not actual game play.

  • Veritas

    How did I miss this game? The models are fantastic!

  • Nosaj Verush

    Thanks guys! I imagine many are like me and are on the fence with the KS not knowing how the game is. I don’t have time to play a game that someone is not demoing to see if I like it. I really rely heavily on reviews. Lazy? No, kids, job, games I am already playing . . . But, if someone out there likes this game and wants to see these guys do well, please tell us why you like it!