Impressions/Review: Mantic’s Warpath and Firefight

Just a brief Impression today, as some family stuff has come up that will result in no Monday Game or Wednesday post next week.

The Warpath and Firefight digital rulebooks from the Warpath Kickstarter were released yesterday, and so I wanted to go over them in a bit of light detail and highlight elements I see as promising or potentially worrying.

One note: I’ve not had a chance to play either system yet in the current incarnation, just precursor editions and the beta ruleset, so take everything said here with a grain of salt.

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Note the lack of chunky square multibases: This is a Firefight game, or one of the somewhat-annoyingly common unbased model pictures in the Warpath rulebook

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Terafie: World Engine

Come and sit, come be warm,

down here by the fire.

The storm eternal blows outside,

while we sit near the fire.

If you hear Them, go take cover,

and be sure to douse the fire.

Stay still and quiet, for death has come:

There are Harvesters in the Spire.

-Children’s rhyme, origin date unknown

Terafie: World Engine is a skirmish wargame I’ve been working on for a couple years, in a unique setting that combines dieselpunk and horror as humanity seeks to survive on an icy planet, beset by horror and death on every side.

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