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New to wargaming

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:30 pm
by theelectricskull1
Hi guys, I'm thinking of buying swordpoint classical armies and medieval armies. Do the sets include the figures or do I have to buy them separately? Thanks in advance.

Re: New to wargaming

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:02 pm
by Wayne Richards
Hi - You would need to start with buying the core rule book. You can then add the period specific supplements such as the Classical, Dark Age, Medieval etc. They contain the army list information you need to build your army. You purchase the figures separately once you've decided what armies you want to collect and what troops you want to use. Gripping Beast do offer some army deals, so always worth checking out their website. Cheers W.

Re: New to wargaming

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:26 pm
by theelectricskull1
Thanks! Are there any websites with good prices that you'd recommend?

Re: New to wargaming

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:29 am
by Wayne Richards
It depends on your choice of army. Most armies are available in metal but many manufacturers (such as Gripping Beast), now produce a good range of plastic figures. Plastics will work out cheaper for you and weigh less (but there maybe some construction required to put the figure together).
Once you've decided on an army then I'd look for those manufacturers that make models for that match your selection. It's then a case of deciding whether you want to collect the army piecemeal, ie a unit at a time or whether you want to buy it all at once. If you are buying in bulk then you may be able to negotiate a discount or the manufacturer may offer an "army deal".
If you are eager to get a force on the table quickly, then there is always the 2nd hand market.
Cheers W.

Re: New to wargaming

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:25 am
by theelectricskull1
Thank you!