Hey all, n00b to the forums here.
So I just got my copy of the 3E Uncharted Empires and I have to say I’m very dismayed at how The Brotherhood has been handled. Due to the way Theme Lists work, it is no longer possible for me to play my army as one. Here’s what I mean:
Like most Brotherhood players, my army was once from a particular Arthurian themed faction from a certain other fantasy game. I was very happy when Mantic released the Uncharted Empires book in 2E because it felt like a band of refugees finding a safe home (not unlike the fluff for the Brotherhood itself). I could play my army just as it was, intact, with all units being represented in one way or another.
But now, my army must be split. If I play as Order of the Brothermark, I have no means to use my Order of Redemption unless I play them as Basilean Paladin Knights (which I’d already be doing with my Order of the Brotherhood units) and no way at all to play my Order of the Forsaken. If I switch to the Order of the Green Lady list, I lose access to my siege artillery, archers and light cavalry.
And I looked, and no, I can’t use allies from separate theme lists, so basically that nixes any chance of assembling my army as it was using that approach.
At this point, it looks like the best I can do is go Order of the Green Lady and do Basilean allies, using proxies to use the rest of my force, though it won’t play quite the same.
What’s the deal, Mantic?
Does anybody have any insights into the purpose of this split? Was The Brotherhood considered overpowered or something before?