i would like your opinion on the matter of warmachine and hordes being two different games with two rulebooks. in my opinion both books could easily be merged into one big set of rules.
both systems have a common base ruleset. solos, unit work the same way for both "systems". movement, melee and range attacks are done in identical ways. even the scenarios are the same in both sets. of each book has fluff that is different and only introduces armies of one system. the only real difference lies in the ways of managing caster and jacks vs. locks and beasts. all other aspects are identical.
so why are the rules for casters, locks, jacks and beasts not in one complete rulebook. to understand and learn the rules for those i have to buy another book, containing 85% of what i already know from the already purchased (if i m a hordesplayer or prime if i m a warmachine player).
am i the only one who feels this distinction is unnecessary?