Saturday, May 9, 2015

Warmaster Ancients - New Kingdom Egypt Army Counters

Update 9 May 2015: Back at the beginning of November 2014, I returned to making counters for the Warmaster games after a 10-year hiatus. My first set was for the New Kingdom Egyptian army, simply called "Egyptian" in the game. This set replaces that set and updates it, improving their look and versatility. Plus, I've added over a third more counters in this version! This NKE army makes a great enemy for the Assyrian counter set I created.

These NKE counters are meant for Warmaster Ancients but can be used with any game that has 20mm x 40mm basing, such as DBA or even Warmaster Fantasy. The images primarily come from Wargames Foundry.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching the sheet to old comic book backing boards, and then cutting them out. This makes for cheap, sturdy counters.

New Kingdom Egypt (Warmaster Ancients)
The archers and infantry are core units of the New Kingdom Egyptian army. The chariots supported by chariot runners gives the army some hitting and skirmishing power. The lack of armor saves makes the NKE army weaker against heavily armored armies, but the NKE make up for it with larger numbers of infantry and archers. While I've provided 1000 and 2000 point army lists that kind WMA players have created, it seems WMA armies play well at around 1,250 points to 1,500 points.


Click on the counter set image above to download the complete NKE counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

2000 points
1x General (Ramses) in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
2x Leaders on Foot
6x Infantry
8x Archers
2x Marines
3-4x Mercenaries
3-4x Skirmishers
4x Chariot Runners
8x Chariots

1000 points
1x General in Chariot
1x Leader in Chariot
3x Infantry
4x Archers
1x Marines
3x Skirmishers
2x Chariot Runners
4x Chariots

1000 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
6x Archers
6x Infantry
4x Chariots

1000 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
5x Infantry
5x Archers
4x Chariots
2x Chariot Runners

1000 points
1x General in Chariot Mount
1x Leader in Chariot Mount
7x Infantry
6x Archers
1x Marines
3x Chariots

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