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Flavours of Chaos 13
A look into the flavour and background of Chaos Marauders
Chaos Marauders | Published 02 October 2009

'Oi you...pig face! Wot you doin' wiv da fing?' Thogg snarled. '

I's stickin' me tribal standard up top so tha' we can all see it.' Vandaal replied gruffly.

'Who sez we’z want ta see it in da first place, dung-splot?' Thogg grunted., The crusty old Orc continued to raise his crimson banner, and growled back over his shoulder,

'Da Clan Festerdoom is da most Orcs 'ere.' Indeed many of the troops in the great army heading north were connected to the Clan Festerdoom, but Thogg didn’t let himself be impressed.

Oh, an' 'ave you been countin' then?'

'Well...sorta...' Like most goblinoids, Vandaal had trouble counting any number greater than the sum of his toes, fingers, and any other parts of his anatomy.

Thogg seized on the hesitation. 'We Black Eyes outnumbez you a zillion to one. Our flag'll be da one on da top der!'

'Over my mangy corpse,' Vandall growled.

'Dun an’ dun.'


Thogg wiped the blood off his jagged knife and began to design a makeshift banner for the Orcs of the Black Eye, using Vandaal’s body as a bench. Within seconds the word spread throughout the vast encamped army:

'Festerdooms is bein' insulted.'

'Vandaal's 'ad 'is bruggs cut off.' 'It's a bloomin' Black Eye invasion.'

'Dems Festerbreaths wotz a war, will gif em a war.'


Soon, nearby Orcs from all regiments were gathering to fight under one of the two tribal banners, whether they were clan members or not. Quickly, every Orc, Hobgoblin, Snotling and Beastman in the army was choosing sides or making his own, spoiling for
a fight.

A massive Dwarf army from Karaz-a-Karak has destroyed dozens of Goblin bases in a heroic raid on the Mad Dog Pass. In response to this outrage, a massive Orc army has assembled and is now journeying north, towards the pass, from the southernmost parts of the World's Edge Mountains. The plan is to put the Dwarfs firmly back into their stunted place!

However, every 50 miles or so, some part of the bored army breaks into a fight. As this is an expected manifestation of Orc psychology, the Chaos leaders of the horde allow these minor skirmishes, as long as they do not seriously affect the strength of the army as a whole.

Chaos Marauders is a game for 2 to 4 players, with each player representing one of the sides in the Orc tribal dispute. The fighting will be stopped by the army’s commanders before it gets too serious. However, until then, each Orc tribe struggles to amass the largest battle lines (and therefore become ‘da best!’).

The winner is the player whose battle-lines contain the highest number of valuable items, such as Orc Grog, treasure, and the like. This tribe is "da best" and gets to fly its banner above all the other tribal flags (a position of great prestige) least until the next fight.

Over the coming weeks we will be highlighting the flavour of the fantastic world of Chaos Marauders!

Chaos Marauders is a classic card game of fast and frenzied Orcish mayhem. Players build their battle lines as they prepare to assault their foes.

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Published: 10/4/2009 5:19:44 PM

GW is Games Workshop

Published: 10/4/2009 1:01:01 AM

First, look at what the fist poster said he was complaining and saying that he "thought ffg was a boardgame company", indicating that he thought perhaps that they should only do boardgames..  I was simply responding to that, the company is still making boardgames and it's still showing previews and articles for those games.

and as far as darkami comments...

Wow... just wow. I'm responsible for all the worlds woes and the ordering of the articles on FFG's website! How powerful I am!.

I have always tried to be objective about the new Warhammer RPG game, but I just plain don't like it (and you yourself have recently said YOU don't like it either).. and when I do I offer the reasons that I don't like it. I'm giving my feedback as a customer on the things that they post.

Or should I just only say good things about everything they do like a good little fanboy? The concerns that people have about the direction of the game are real, and they, as well as myself are well within out rights to voice our opinions on what we like and dislike. It's obvious from the statements that you made here that you would be just fine stifling those opinions.

You posting this, here only shows me how very shallow and duplicitous you are, especially after private conversations with me where you claimed to understand my concerns and even asked for me to enumerate them for you. 

So, thanks for the baseless and feeble personal attack. 

Published: 10/3/2009 11:13:16 PM

 FFG has established themselves to the point of being able to expand. Don't like it, don't buy it. FFG started out as a comic book company. Go back and look at Twilight 1sted and Battlemist. You will see that they have come a long way.  I for one love the LCG stuff Eric Lang did for FFG and he deserves the hype. He looks to be the next 'Klaus Teuber' (creator of settlers of catan) when it comes to board game design.

BTW the reason they have had to post so much on the RPG is because of the flamers dissing the product hoo... their game did not sell well and FFG has the license to GW non table top games. 

Shadowspawn and steamdriven (mostly Steam) are to blame for all the RPG articles. FFG posts an article and one of the two decide to tear it apart and make the game look less appealing. 

Want more board game news? Go over to the WHFRP 3rd articles and forums and end that war of epic RPGing proportions. I wish you the best of luck. I have tried every trick in the book to stop them. I don't even care much for Warhammer roleplay, but I don't want my WoW adventure game, starcraft brood war, and chaos old world articles to get berried under these RPG articles, so I am holding off on sending them in.  


Published: 10/3/2009 4:11:49 PM

Shadowspawn, nobody said that FFG doesn't make a lot of boardgames anymore.

The point is that I've been visiting this site for 5 years now {last 3 years, every single day!}, compared to the years before the boardgame news that get posted here are getting fewer and fewer while other stuff gets the spotlight more and more. It's fairly obvious and annoying as hell.

I can understand that FFG wants to expand to other gaming types but not at the expense of its foundations. {boardgaming}. There should be a balance to the news feed.

For example I visit the site every day and for the last weeks I read only RPG/CCG/LCG stuff. I don't care at all about these and I ignore them. If there was something, anything about a boardgame I'd read that and be happy but seeing a lot of news and NOTHING about boardgames is annoying. {please remember that I'm comparing this year with the years before it}

I know at least 6 other people that are annoyed by the lack of boardgame news and the attention other game types get these last months.

There is a thread {in Greek} about this subject at the GrEEK Guild on BGG forums. Several people are complaining.

Published: 10/3/2009 3:37:54 PM

 I don't get it, I look over the recent news and I see plenty of boardgame related material.  However, Warhammer Invasion and Chaos Marauders were released this month, I expect a game to get a great deal of attention on or about the day it is released. 

Published: 10/3/2009 2:08:38 PM

well for the last three weeks it has been nothing but gw rpgs and card games. They should balance it out better for the people that dont care about that stuff. They can talk about their rpgs just try and work in a boardgame update once and awhile.

I wasnt saying they dont make boardgames anymore. I was saying they should keep us updated more often on whats going on with them

Published: 10/3/2009 11:16:54 AM

 I guess Chaos in the Old World, Middle Earth Quest, the new expansion coming out for Talisman, the new expansion coming out for Descent don't count as boardgames or news about boardgames now? 

Give me a break. 

Published: 10/3/2009 4:22:47 AM

Great Zeus' beard!  It's good to see some productive and encouraging comments from FFG die-hards :/ 

Meanwhile, in reality, nice one FFG!  Thanks for the update and teaser on what looks like a great reworking of a classic game :)   Keep 'em comin'.


Published: 10/2/2009 7:01:52 PM


gw=games workshop

Published: 10/2/2009 5:33:04 PM

I too am really disappointed to see no news about boardgames and a lot of info on other secondary products. For the last 2-3 years I've made it a habit to visit FFG's site every single day and read news, previews etc. about boardgames.

These last months {2009} however I've noticed an alarming increase of the non-boardgame news/info/previews and I must wait for days to see something about boardgames. I really hope that FFG is not overextending to other branches of gaming. I love FFG as a BOARDGAME company and not some mixed product corporation that puts out all kinds of game types. Next step is video games... {I really hope not}

Listen FFG: More boardgames, less CCG/LCG/RPG stuff {I'd have written "crap" but then I'm asking for a flame war :) }

Thank you very much.



Published: 10/2/2009 4:57:10 PM

What does gw mean?

Published: 10/2/2009 3:52:45 PM

 That seems a little unjustified, and it's been quite a while since FFG was considered just a boardgame company. 

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