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Which hunter is the Witch Hunter

Yes, yes, super pun times. Anyways, I’ve recently…, fine, that is not entirely true. Some time back, I received a comment on my Witch Hunter costume post, the commenter actually made a Witch Hunter costume and even left a link to the pictures.

I can’t say for sure that it was my post which inspired him to do it, I hope it did, but I have to say it was a great attempt. Here are the pictures, you can view his full album over at this link. http://s646.photobucket.com/home/demonic_ken


Witch Hunter Costume Revisted

Due to the overwhelming response of my earlier Witch Hunter costume post, I have decided to revisit this topic and go in-depth into making the costume as authentic as possible. Prepare yourselves warriors of Sigmar. The Empire depends on you and it is really gonna be taxing.

First up! The basic look of the Empire’s much vaunted Witch Hunters. As you can see from the picture above, courtesy of Warhammer Online, a Witch hunter costume. At it’s most base, is made up of several pieces of clothing. The look primarily revolves around medieval and renaissance time period, so for best effect. Look for clothings from this time period. You might also notice how the Witch Hunter kinda looks like a swashbuckler, so pirate costumes would work too. You have to be careful not to be overtly piratey though.

Basic Witch Hunter Look

1) Breeches / Hosens / Pants

2) Doublets / Vest /Shirt

4) Medieval BootsRenaissance Boots /  Pirate Boots / Misc / Alt

5) Leather Belt

6) Flintlock Pistol

7) Rapier

Ok, sure it would look like a Witch Hunter but I doubt it would impress. So let us throw in some armor and other accessories. I advise wearing the Duster first then put everything over it.

Medium Witch Hunter

1) Leather Baldrics

2) Leather Pauldron / Full Arm Armor

3) Duster Coat

4) Daggers /  Boot Dagger

4) Pilgrim Hat

If you really want to go all the way or you just have too much money to spent you can do a Witch Hunter decked out in his/her finest wargear.

Heavy Witch Hunter

1) Breastplate (Wear the Breastplate first and everything else over it)

2) Steel Pauldron (replace the leather pauldrons)

3) For final touches, get some purity seals and scrolls to hang over the armor.

The intricate carvings and designs are not replicated in this most financially ruining guide to a witch hunter costume, you have to find a local embroider/artist to get it done. This is a quick guide for those too lazy to maker their own costume from scratch so don’t expect it to be expected it cheap. Cheers!

Warhammer Witch Hunter Costume

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Sweet huh, I’ve recently been thinking of getting a Witch Hunter costume. Great for Halloween costume if you ask me. NOBODY EXPECTS THE SIGMARITE INQUISITION!!  So  a few click here, a little research there.  Here is a break down of the cost it will set me back by if I choose to make a Witch Hunter costume.

Flintlock Pistol replica: SG$ 126

Rapier/sword replica: SG$ 500+

Duster: US$ 59.97 – 69.97

Pilgrim Hat: US$ 12.99

Breeches: US$ 25

Buccaneer Boots: US$ 155

Undershirt: US$ 40

Yeas so it is gonna hit close to 1000 bucks and it will only look something like this.

If I’m ever gonna get this outfit, I’m definitely gonna get a fake mustache !

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition

Having recently bought the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition, I am still in the process of going through the rules. But from what I have read so far, the new system is quite a overhaul from the traditional percentile system adopted by the first and second edition as well as its 40k compatriot Dark Heresy.

Below is an actual picture of the complete box set.

As you can see, Warhammer FRP is reminiscent of other FFG games like Arkham Horror and its ilks. The new system requires the usage of tokens, Ability Cards, Character cards, Carree Cards and all that Jazz. (It is possible to do without it, but it will be too much of a bother) And then there are your custom dice, Warhammer FRP is wholly based off the color coded and custom symbol dice.

So let us say you have a Strength of 4, this gives you 4 blue dice (Blue dice are used for Characteristic rolls) to roll when testing for a Characteristic. In this case strength, in addition, depending on the action as well as Stances you are taking. You get to roll additional dice of different color, different symbols and frequency of symbols. This will determine if your action was a success or a failure depending on what symbols rolls up and how many times you get it. All this values are usually compared to an ability card.

Ability cards are usually class specific cards. They will list out the success condition of the roll as well as the drawbacks for failure. They can range from a Bright Wizards fireball to a simple twack with a mace. The thing to take note here is that there are 2 types of Ability cards, the Abilities are of the same name but they are colored differently. Red Abilities are abilities used when a character is in a stance of Recklessness while green represents the slow and calculated approach of the Conservative stance

Earlier I mentioned that Stances will affect your dice poll/rolls. There are 2 main Stances to take note of, namely Conservative and Reckless. As the name implies, the Conservative grants the player low risk low rewards while Reckless allows the players to pull off a Do or Die action. High risk, high rewards.

The classes are limited to what is provided in the main game set, but you can buy the Adventurer’s Toolkit to improve your repository of classes. Which is one of the gripes I have with Warhammer FRP 3ED. Of course, from a buisness POV, this was a smart move by FFG as it helps increase their sales overall.

So speaking of gripes, the main issue I have now is the fact that you are rather limited in options and to get more is to buy all those little toolkits that will trickle down slowly over time. Kinda like paying for DLCs for video games nowadays.  The other are the dice, since they are custom dice it can be a bitch to not have a set of your own, since the game requires you to have a dice pool.

Gameplay wise, I have yet to play it so no real comments there. But it does look like a hassle with all the components and cards you have to lug around.

Artwork: 8

Quality: 8

Gameplay: 7

Packaging: 8

Total: 8