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Dogs o' War

#1 Postby Noshrok Grimskull » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:17 pm

This book is one of the very few things I'm still missing in my Deadlands collection.
What is in it?
Is it worth getting?
Any info is welcome, especially if it provides a bit more info than this ... :cool:
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#2 Postby Noshrok Grimskull » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:10 am

Anyone?
Bueller? :)
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#3 Postby reemull » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:33 pm

I guess it depends if you play second edition?

It has new troop types for all factions. A summary of contents of all books is here,

http://web.archive.org/web/20030924173445/www.sof.ws/grw/products.html

If you have any specific questions I'll try to answer them.

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#4 Postby Noshrok Grimskull » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:48 pm

Aha.
That actually helped a bit. Thanks.

Well, I don't really play (for lack of opponents :(), but I do own the First Edition (from the boxed set). And I'm looking into this because I'm currently looking to expand my mostly complete Deadlands collection, except that I only want to pick up stuff that I actually deem useful for my RPG sessions. Therefore, stuff like GRW Reinforcements! doesn't really draw my interest at the moment (but I might get back to it when I'm in a mood to make my collection 100% complete).

So this is basically a Troop Book with a few rules for Martial Artists and Lost Angels? Is there good fluff text in it? Maybe something about the Church of Lost Angels and its stance against the Rail Barons?
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#5 Postby reemull » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:58 pm

Ok you get

4 pages of general GRW update fluff
5 pages Bayou Vermillion troops
7 page Black River troops
7 pages Dixie Rails troops
9 pages Iron Dragon troops (2 of which are Kung Fu)
7 pages Union Blue troops
7 pages Wasatch troops
1 page general low down on Lost Angels faction
6 pages of Lost Angels troops
8 pages of scenario
Two or so full page pictures

Each troop page generally contains 1 troop, about a quarter of this is a picture, plus the (relatively small) stat block - so you get a decent amount of text per troop.

It is very much a troop book though

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#6 Postby Noshrok Grimskull » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:08 pm

Sounds good enough for me I guess.
Are the scenarios any good? Especially if I wanted to mine them for my regular Deadlands RPG game?
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#7 Postby reemull » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:39 am

The scenario is three parts and follows on from the "Many Tasks of Grimme" in Fist Full O' Ghost Rock, with one player playing the Lost Angels faction.

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#8 Postby Noshrok Grimskull » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:09 am

OK.
Many Tasks of Grimme is a nice little thing that can be run in the RPG. So I'm guessing the Dogs o' War stuff can be done so, too.

Thanks for the info, reemull.
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#9 Postby Kullervo » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:17 pm

Maybe a dumb question, but does it include stat cards for the new troop types?

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#10 Postby Doc Holliday » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:22 pm

It includes the stat blocks for each unit, but not actual unit cards. You have to use the blank unit cards online or photocopy the ones in the GRW 2nd Edition rulebook and fill 'em in.
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#11 Postby nahshal » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:35 am

Derailed aswell comes complete with 16 bedding of full-color bedding featuring affluence of troop cards, advancement cards, and counters to accomplish amalgam rigs into your amateur as simple as possible. So don’t just angle there. Hop abaft that caster and hit the road!

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#12 Postby doctorduckbutter » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:43 pm

Where do you get the blank unit cards? Besides photocopy?

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#13 Postby Lord Skudley » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:30 am

Hey Noshrok, Did you ever run this as a campaign?

I plan to run a Great Rail War Campaign and am looking for any help or suggestions you can offer.
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