Order of Ophelia

Army overview:

Offering their dark praises to the witch goddess, Ophelia, the Order of Ophelia is a witch-led, matriarchal society in which magic is linked to the forces of nature and the power of the elements.

In an Order of Ophelia army, both the General unit and Magic Users units can attempt to cast magic spells. Adding further to their magical prowess, the Order of Ophelia army special rule allows the army’s player to re-roll failed D10 Magic rolls.

With the option of being on foot, mounted on a horse, chariot or lamassu, a high priestess leads an Order of Ophelia army. Though her Hand-to-Hand (H-t-H) and Shooting (S) values (both 6+) are decidedly average, a high priestess does have close combat and missile weapons. With a Magic (Mg) value of 4+, it is Magic where she excels, though.

When it comes to Champions, an Order of Ophelia player can field up to two units, with options including an Outrage of Ophelia on foot or on horse, as well as an Order of Ophelia Apothecary. Meanwhile, Magic Users units include Witches on foot or mounted on a horse, and holding both the Time Travel and Familiar special rules.

Holding the Dutch Courage special rule, Warrior-Witches and Order of Ophelia Archers form the standard Foot Troops units of an Order of Ophelia army. Though possessing a woefully low Durability (D) value of just 9+, Sirens do benefit from both the Beguiling and Poison special rules. Other Foot Troops units include Dryads and Order of Ophelia Wolfpacks.

Mounted Troops units include the versatile Warrior-Witch Horse Riders, warriors equipped for both close combat and missile fighting. Harpies and Great Bears fill out the Monsters units of an army, while Order of Ophelia Horse Chariots are the force’s Machines of War units.

Further information on the Order of Ophelia and the complete Order of Ophelia Army List can be found in the Shadows of Centralis book. Below is an example Army List.

Order of Ophelia Magic Cards

Below are Shadows of Centralis Order of Ophelia Magic Cards (Magic Spells originally printed in the Shadows of Centralis book) which can be printed out, fixed to card, and used in games.

Models…

Shadows of Centralis can be played with models from any manufacturer, below are a few ideas for armies of the Order of Ophelia…

Gripping Beast offer a number of model options for players of the Order of Ophelia to consider when putting together their armies, with their Shieldmaiden figures making great Warrior-Witches…

Another Gripping Beast figure, this model makes a great Order of Ophelia Witch…

The Witch & her Cat (and Cauldron!). Copyright: Gripping Beast Ltd.

Diehard Miniatures also produce several models which are well-suited to armies of the Order of Ophelia…

Marsh Hag Lucrezia. Copyright: Diehard Miniatures.

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