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Cubicle 7 and 'Up In Arms' Dogs of War reference

xBlood_RavenxBlood_Raven Registered Users Posts: 930
Something interesting in an article by Cubicle 7. Their latest rpg piece is about soldiers within the Empire (State Troops to Knightly Orders) but it also looks at mercenaries in Tilea (and other Dogs of War). Does the front cover give us any look at mercenaries? Yes it certainly does (biggest image I could find).



If you don't know who the mercenaries are, two of them are just random but three of them are from the Alcatani Fellowship!



These mercenaries are from the Dogs of War army book (5th edition) and are famous enough that their leader (Roderigo Delmonte) and the Fellowship are on the front cover. Definitely interesting to see their designs still being used in modern lore (hope CA and GW remember the Alessio Cavatore Official list which added generic mercenaries).

http://sactosaws.com/SAWSChallenge/dogsofwararmylist.pdf



The last part I want to quickly mention are Knightly Orders. As it mentions "A guide to the renowned knightly orders of the Empire, with options for joining secular orders, templar chapters, or going it alone as a freelance knight." and that we're missing Kurt Helborg, Ludwig, Grand Master, etc. I was thinking that a 'Create your own Knightly Order' would be decent considering we have the create your own Daemon Prince. Colour scheme, Grand Master loadout and stats, the Order's attributes and background from monstrous cavalry, on foot, mercenary, etc. Warhammer 40k has always had the appeal of creating your own Space Marine Chapter and Warhammer Fantasy could have it too.

Making your own Mercenary General would be excellent too.

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  • MisterSquidMisterSquid Florida, USARegistered Users Posts: 2,026
    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?
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  • xBlood_RavenxBlood_Raven Registered Users Posts: 930

    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?

    The Alessio Cavatore list had standard Crossbowmen so I could easily see Mercenary Handgunners as an unit. Not every mercenary needs to be a fancy RoR esque unit. Many mercenaries are likely just desperate ex-soldiers or other individuals trying to get gold!

    Don't know about the other one but Dogs of War are open to all. Potential for anyone to make it in.
  • ArneSoArneSo Hamburg, Germany Registered Users Posts: 32,977
    Love the Alcatani Fellowship and their Macedonian design.
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  • ArneSoArneSo Hamburg, Germany Registered Users Posts: 32,977

    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?

    The knights have a classic Condottierre look. So they definitely fit the Tilean aesthetics.

    Nurgle is love, Nurgle is life
  • MisterSquidMisterSquid Florida, USARegistered Users Posts: 2,026
    ArneSo said:

    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?

    The knights have a classic Condottierre look. So they definitely fit the Tilean aesthetics.

    I'm pretty sure the knights are from the Empire.
    Remember: there's no reason to get angry on the forums. Be polite and respectful towards other people's opinions, even if you disagree.

    Let Slip the Dogs of War - A fanmade Campaign Pack concept
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  • ArneSoArneSo Hamburg, Germany Registered Users Posts: 32,977

    ArneSo said:

    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?

    The knights have a classic Condottierre look. So they definitely fit the Tilean aesthetics.

    I'm pretty sure the knights are from the Empire.
    Could be, that’s still how Tilean Knights would look like tho.
    Nurgle is love, Nurgle is life
  • mecanojavi99mecanojavi99 EspañaRegistered Users Posts: 8,773
    ArneSo said:

    ArneSo said:

    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?

    The knights have a classic Condottierre look. So they definitely fit the Tilean aesthetics.

    I'm pretty sure the knights are from the Empire.
    Could be, that’s still how Tilean Knights would look like tho.
    They are Empire Knigths 100%

    The one in the Demigryph has Karl Franz written on the Demigryphs armor.

    Not to mention that the other ones are Reiksguard.


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  • 445Aas445Aas Registered Users Posts: 400
    edited March 10

    ArneSo said:

    ArneSo said:

    It's a good sign for the Dogs of War. The designs of the crested mercenaries are pretty explicitly Tilean, but I wonder about the other two. Could the hooded one with a spear be some kind of Myrmidian templar? And could the one with a rifle indicate some kind of Handgunner unit in the Dogs?

    The knights have a classic Condottierre look. So they definitely fit the Tilean aesthetics.

    I'm pretty sure the knights are from the Empire.
    Could be, that’s still how Tilean Knights would look like tho.
    They are Empire Knigths 100%

    The one in the Demigryph has Karl Franz written on the Demigryphs armor.

    Not to mention that the other ones are Reiksguard.


    ...isn't that also just straight up Ghal Maraz in the main knights hand? Not to mention the symbols of the twin tailed comet on their armor.

    Edit: I looked a bit closer, it's Not Ghal Maraz itself but an ordinary sigmar cult style hammer.
  • OdTengriOdTengri Registered Users Posts: 8,473
    I'd just like to say Cubicle 7 hasn't impressed me with their direction.

    I don't care for their take on WFRP, probably better than Fantasy Flight games but worse than Black Industries.
  • Red_DoxRed_Dox Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 5,893
  • OdTengriOdTengri Registered Users Posts: 8,473
    Red_Dox said:

    Oh look, a Empire hero riding a demigryph ^^

    -----Red Dox

    Not a Hero for long... that spear is right in his armpit.. poor guy's a dead man walking, or riding in this case.
  • TennisgolfbollTennisgolfboll Registered Users Posts: 12,471
    DoW if done right has limitless potential.

    But CA needs to do a 180 degree turn from the current direction.
    It needs to be pointed out that what people call "cheese" is just playing the game the way it actually exists not in some fictional way they think it is supposed to work.
  • mw51630mw51630 Member Registered Users Posts: 2,175
    I can't access Cubicle 7's site anymore (for some reason my computer's anti-virus thinks their site is dangerous) but they did tease a mounted, Araby-style cavalryman in a tease a while back. I would not be surprised if that is in this book.

    I don't think there is much cross-promotion, any really, between the TTRPG stuff and Total War (especially in products), but GW giving permissions to show Tilea may show a willingness to explore the same for CA.
  • BeastpathBeastpath Registered Users Posts: 42
    jeez, that announcement gives my fragile heart so much hopium.
    Guys, what is the real chance that GW actively develop Tilea and DoW for Warhammer Old World? They have already dropped an article regarding Border Princes. Maybe next time, they are gonna drop an article regarding Tilea/Dow so they open the way for CA to implement Southern Realms into WH3 *cough* much like Kislev *cough* ??
  • BelisaurioBelisaurio Registered Users Posts: 147
    Beastpath said:

    jeez, that announcement gives my fragile heart so much hopium.
    Guys, what is the real chance that GW actively develop Tilea and DoW for Warhammer Old World? They have already dropped an article regarding Border Princes. Maybe next time, they are gonna drop an article regarding Tilea/Dow so they open the way for CA to implement Southern Realms into WH3 *cough* much like Kislev *cough* ??

    True answer: nobody knows.

    It's not even clear what factions are going to be playable.
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