Friday, 18 April 2014

New DoW and RoR update out now!

Some minor tweaks to improve internal and external balance between Sellswords and Pikemen:

  • Pikemen are now 1 pt cheaper (also includes RoR). Mathematical playtesting (as well as practical) shows that Pikemen will on average lose against other troops of equal cost, be they halberdiers or spearmen. Only against swordsmen will they have a small advantage, as long as they get to strike with a maximum number of attacks every round (requires a minimum of 25 models).
  • Sellswords halberds/flails increased to 2 pts each. This is because high strength attacks are so much more effective in 8th ed compared to 7th ed. This slight increase puts them on the same level as the Empire.
  • Sellswords armed with flails/halberds or great weapons must take an additional piece of equipment. This to improve the internal balance between these choices and pikemen. High strength attacks now pays a premium price in the form of mandatory additional equipment to improve parity.
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8 comments:

  1. Using a "book mode" on my pdf, I found that the "army picture" page (the 2 pages where it showed an army of DoW and RoR models) is split. Its impossible to view those two pages at once if the pdf was an actual book. Sorry if that seems useless and ocd

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  2. This is because of the front cover being split with p.2 in Adode Reader, rather than being solo as would be the case in a real book. If you look at it in Issuu for instance, it will appear correctly.

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  3. For Sellswords when it says Spears or war hammers or morning stars and shields...1 point per model. Do I have to also buy a shield as well or does it come with one for each weapon?

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    1. The shield is included in the cost, hence it says "and" instead of "or".

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  4. Hi - one question on "False Orders" trait - do the enemy units get to make an Ld test to avoid the effects of Stupidity, or do they instantly suffer the Stupidity effect

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    1. Also, where are the rules for the Truthsayer, Dark Emissary, and their swamp thing beast?
      Many thanks!
      Epimetheus

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    2. They still have to test as normal, otherwise it would be much too good.

      The rules for Truthsayers and Fenbeasts can be found in the Albion book, and all of them are in Storm of Magic. There wasn't really a need to add them to the DoW book as well.

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    3. Ah! Thanks for the albion tip, and yes I agree making them test is better. Cheers

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