Monday, 8 March 2021

Clanrats, Unit 1

 

So, for the first time ever, I painted a full unit of Skaven! Okay, it’s only 10 clanrats, and in Oathmark, that is not a unit that is going to stick around long, but hey, it’s a unit!

Really, if playing a big game of Oathmark, I am probably going to want units of 20 as it has a chance to hang around a lot longer. But, for now, I’m more interested in having a small army of several units, than bigger units.

I even got the unit a nice movement tray from Warbases. This fits them perfectly, and I highly recommend the company.

As I previously mentioned, my plan is to make this army so that I can either play it just using the Skaven as goblins, but that I also wanted to create my own specific ‘ratman’ rules as I go along.  So, here are the first two units in the unofficial ratman army list!

Ratman Soldier

Terrain: Rat Burrow

Compared to the basic soldiers of other races, ratmen are weaker, ill-disciplined, and skittish. However, they are also extremely nimble, capable of crossing terrain that would slow most armies, and they are less prone to break due to their units suffering casualties. Ratman lives are filled with death and violence, and casualties are an expected part of battle. 

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Ratman Soldier

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9

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10

Acceptable Losses, Nimble, Shielding (1)

25 x 25

Equipment: Hand Weapon, Shield, Light Armour

 

Raman Spearman

Terrain: Rat Burrow

In truth, a unit of ratmen aren’t likely to survive long against a determined charge, but canny generals have found that giving them spears can at least help them hold out a little longer. Plus, ratmen seem to delight in having long, pointy sticks.

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Ratman Spearman

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11

Acceptable Losses, Brace, Nimble, Shielding (1)

25 x 25

Equipment: Spear, Shield, Light Armour

New Attribute

Acceptable Losses – Whenever this unit is required to make a Morale Test due to casualties, treat the number of casualties as 1 less than actually suffered. For example, if the unit suffers 4 casualties, it makes it’s Morale Test at -3. This ability doesn’t affect Morale Tests taken from any other cause.


15 comments:

  1. Excellent. Will you be addressing Ofres and Trills at all?

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    1. I'm not sure to what you are referring?

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    2. Ogres and trolls? *Shrug* Pretty sure they're accounted for

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  2. SQUEAK! Love the one with the mask-hood. They look great in front of your red-roofed terrain piece!

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  3. Beautiful figures and scenery!

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  4. Nice paintjob, and I also like the rules. Any chance of getting this an official rule?

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  5. All praise the Horned Rat! I've been hoping for Ratmen to surface in Oathmark and you've made it happen. Thank you.

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  6. Beautiful! I hope you write up some rules for Beastmen as well. I've got a big Beastmen army that I'd love to use in Oathmark.

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