Friday, June 1, 2018

Warmaster Fantasy - Skaven Counter Set Revised

I've always been a 'ratman' fan since childhood. I've played them in every game that has them. In Legends of the Five Rings CCG, I had a Ratling deck that constantly recycled ratling cards from the graveyard. It was a blast! Anyway...  This set of Skaven counters replaces the set that I did way back in 2003 while I was active on the Warmaster Yahoo email list. Unlike the old set, which was slightly undersized, this set will print to the full 20mm x 40mm counters. I tried as best to give this set a horde look. For example, the Rat Swarms counter have several pack leader stands you can use any way you like. You could create a brigade of Rat Swarms and have one of the stands in the rear be the pack leader. This set can be used with any version of Warmaster along with other mass-combat fantasy rules. I you enjoy them.

"Skaven are neither rats nor humans but a vile combination of the two races. The origins of the Skaven are not known for certain. It is likely they were mutated at the dawn of the Age of Chaos when powerful waves of magic swamped the world. Millions of tons of magically energised material were hurled over the planet in the form of meteorites... Creatures that breathed the dust or strayed within the radiating power of the larger stones became mutated into the most horrible monsters. The Skaven may well have mutated from ordinary vermin as a result of consuming this corrupting material - or 'warpstone' as they call it. Even today the Skaven crave warpstone." -- the Warmaster rulebook

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 each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.

Click on the counter set image above to download the complete army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Sample Skaven Army List

Total Points: 2,000
Break Point: 27/14

6x Clanrats
4x Jezzails
4x Plague Monks
6x Rat Swarms
2x Gutter Runners
1x Rat Ogres
1x Warp Lightning Cannon
2x Doom Wheel
1x Screaming Bell
1x Grey Seer
3x Hero
1x Warlock
1x Sword of Fate

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