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Old 10-05-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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When can we expect to receive the Cardboard Heroes Bundle? Will it be available in our Warehouse23 account? Since they're PDFs and not physical media, I was hoping to get it soon -- if not immediately.

I also paid via card so as to receive a refund for the 5 USD "shipping and handling" charges imposed.
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:42 PM   #2
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When can we expect to receive the Cardboard Heroes Bundle? Will it be available in our Warehouse23 account? Since they're PDFs and not physical media, I was hoping to get it soon -- if not immediately.

I also paid via card so as to receive a refund for the 5 USD "shipping and handling" charges imposed.
I'm wondering the same thing. I paid with paypal. Stil no CH pdf in W23.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:32 PM   #3
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None of the PDF rewards selected in Backerkit will be delivered until November, after we officially lock and close the project.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:44 AM   #4
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Does anyone know if any of the CH sets contain mounted (cavalry) figures?

I would like to use CH for an upcoming wargaming event, but, without cavalry, such a plan would be problematic.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:43 PM   #5
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I don't remember there being any.

There are flat horse counters which work with them in something from GURPS (the blank map pack?), but GURPS horses are 3-hex figures while TFT horses are 2-hex figures.

I think flat counters work well for mounts since you can very easily put a standing figure on a flat horse counter to indicate it is mounted.

So if there are no official Cardboard Hero horses (?), I would just make my own slew of 2-hex top-down horse counters, e.g. basing off of something like: https://www.google.com/search?q=top-...w=1920&bih=925
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:36 PM   #6
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Skarg's suggestion is great and simple. I may do that or use a chess-knight (horse-head) in the horse's head-hex. I won't bother making my rider shift between the horse's two hexes. Whichever side he faces, he can attack into those 3 hexes. The only hexes adjacent to the horse that the rider cannot attack into (with non-missile weapons) are the one hex directly in front of or behind the horse.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:59 AM   #7
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I think flat counters work well for mounts since you can very easily put a standing figure on a flat horse counter to indicate it is mounted.
That would give the semblance of a circus performer!

I don't think any respectable wargamer would ever mingle stand-ups with flat tokens flush with the table. Why do RPGs have a history of neglecting calvalry?? Is it because of the focus on ambulatory dungeoneering?
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:40 AM   #8
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That would give the semblance of a circus performer!

I don't think any respectable wargamer would ever mingle stand-ups with flat tokens flush with the table. Why do RPGs have a history of neglecting calvalry?? Is it because of the focus on ambulatory dungeoneering?
I think it's difficult to have the right miniature riding an horse for everyone in the party.
Hence horses and mounts are often neglected in RPGs unless the combat is virtual and boardless.

The 2D cardboard solution for horses is good enough. I used it for 30 years. Put on it the 3D miniature/ cardboard and the job is done!
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:00 AM   #9
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I suppose the player who wants both TFT's ability to twist in the saddle to fight, and a literal representation using miniatures, and who are not satisfied with a flat horse counter augmented by their imaginations, will find it up to them to find or engineer a solution that satisfies them visually.

(I prefer flat counters anyway, so I feel no reason to spend time web searching, but I know there are quite a few interesting cardboard print & build creature models available online. When I was a kid I had some plastic toy cowboys with independent parts for legs and torsos, which could bend left and right. I imagine somewhere they made them for knghts, too. I once played TFT with plasticine figures I molded myself, which would work to bend at the waist... but I didn't make horses...)

I've played RPG campaigns that made good use of horses, and found it can add a lot of interesting elements to play. The typical problems that keeps them being ubiquitous are that they tend to have their own sets of problems and advantages that are quite different from characters who lack horses and/or don't even know how to ride one. People with horses sometimes ditch people without them, and vice versa. And various other issues, which can be quite interesting, but can also be seen as issues depending on the players, GM, and game situation. The tactical situations are pretty different too, and in a mapped tactical game like TFT, they start to want you to have a rather large map if you're going to do justice to the mobility they should have.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:03 AM   #10
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I have seen many pics and heard many stories online of people using lego figures as RPG miniatures. I know there are lego horse figures as well that allow lego figures to dove-tail into them. I find myself wondering if the lego horses are long enough to occupy two hexes. I briefly tried to google it up earlier today but failed.

If anyone has one of these lego horses, please post its measurements and, if possible, what lego set it came from.
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