QUOTE(Fluffy05 @ Apr 6 2008, 02:26 PM)
The models sure look nice but I already play WHFB.
I did think about using the new plastic Romans to make another WHFB Army though
What are the rules like?
Strictly speaking the plastic model range is made by a different company to Slitherine/Osprey. They have the rights to use the logo but (unlike GW) you can use any manufacturer's figures at comps, regardless of logo. Having a game rules company that doesn't make figures and a wide selection of manufacturers is good for customers, although a little confusing for kids coming from Warhammer ~ but I guess that's where the endorsement/alliance with Wargames Factory comes in, making it easier for those used to the Games Workshop way.
Apparently Wargames Factory's decision to go with 28mm was to try and make sales to Warhammer Ancients players as well as FoGers/DBMers. Everyone's excited of course but forums seem to indicate a split of 70% in favour of 15mm and 30% in favour of 28mm. I have no doubt that the plastics from Wargames Factory will get people playing in 28mm, but the winning strategy for the long term would be plastic 15mm, imho.
My understanding is that 15mm is the scale of choice in our country for historical gamers, although 28mm (and to a lesser extent 10mm) has it's devoted followers. Personally I stick with 15mm because it's the scale in use at my club, and it's cheap, and easy to paint, and easy to transport... which is nice after years of expensive and chunky Warhammer
Rules are very good. Apparently it drops a lot of the ideas presented in DBM, goes back to WRG and then heads off on its own evolutionary branch. I didn't play WRG so can't confirm. I can say that it is fun, makes sense and is quick to learn.