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By Neil Arthur Hotep
Another great example of how stakeholders often have a very diverse set of needs/wants impacting their perception of balance (if indirectly). I, for example, want to run a Khorne list largely built around BOC units, particularly 6x Tuskgor Chariots. Thus is leaning into two supposedly weaker factions and weaker units within those factions but it looks darn fun to me. Fortunately within my Zoom League we have several different ways to balance out this scenario whether that involves my opponent
I liked that comment more for the part about people saying they want balance, even though they might actually want something else. If we think about balance soley in terms of win percentage, I think casual players could easily deal with winning only, like 40% of their games (play five games against your friends, win two) if those games are still fun, interactive and you feel like your choices during the game matter. But one faction sitting at a 40% win rate while another sits at 60% would b
The point isn’t that because real battles weren’t balanced AoS doesn’t need to be. The point was that an adjacent game category in historical war gaming has had to deal with unbalanced armies if they want to be able to play out actual battles (not just examine historical theory) and as a result evolved a way to allow friends to throw dice and have fun in those situations. The way they accomplished that was to make it so both parties have different win conditions. There may or may not be somet
Also y’all get right out of here with the “well REAL battles weren’t balanced!” Logic. I’m not commanding a huge campaign with multiple forces, utilizing terrain and hoping to whatever gods I pray to that my people make it through another winter. I’m throwing dice around with my friends and I don’t want to lose because my book got the bad rules designer or the uninspired rules designer. Is that unreasonable?
Going with @Clan's Cynic idea for BR: Morathi, I think it's a good time to start a spoilers and discussion thread about what's going to happen in BR Teclis, instead of the rumours thread. We already have some information from White Dwarf and the Broken Realms short stories.
I've summarized the LRL relvant information from the February White Dwarf here:
Going to start the Spoilers and Discussion thread about what's going to happen in next Broken Realm Book starring Be'lakor
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Event Title: The AoS Masters
Event Author: Ben
Calendar: Events UK
Event Date: 07/11/2020 12:00 AM to 07/12/2020 12:00 AM
UK AoS Masters 2020
Date: 11th/12th July
Venue: The Grange Banqueting Suites, Derby, DE23 6XX
I am happy to announce the details for the 2020 Age of Sigmar Masters.
2 Day event. 5 games.
The Masters Knockout and Singles event.
Tickets go on sale to the top 40 in the rankings on Weds April 1st at 8pm (Max. 2 tickets per player) for 1 week before going on general sale.
Tickets will be £60 and includes lunch on both days
The top 15 entrants + The current Master will play in the Masters event while the remainder of the field go into the singles event.
List submission 7 days prior to the event.
79 Tickets in Total (+ Free ticket for current Master Dan Bradshaw)
Top 16 ticket holders in the rankings will playing the Masters Knockout event.
Seeded 1st Draw using pools based Rankings position.
4 rounds Knock out tournament
Winners progress and Losers on day 1 enter the singles event with a full BYE for rounds played in masters (MAX Tournament points and MAX Kill Points)
On Sunday all Masters players other than the finalists will be playing in the singles event.
The event coverage will be provided by Wargamer Online on YouTube and Twitch
2000 Points Match Play Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
Malign Sorcery realm rules for spells, terrain and artefacts will not be in use.
14 Points for a Major Win.
4 Points 2 Hidden Agendas to claim and Deny
2 Points for +/- 1000 Kill points scored or denied.
3 Hour Rounds
All Terrain Provided
Pre-Selected Battle Plans to be published on day of the event
(rules pack to follow)
Set-up at venue.
The Masters Dinner and 1st round draw
We have a table booked at a local restaurant for the traditional Masters players get together.
Round of 16
Round of Quarter Finals
The venue remains open. Cheap bar. Food can be ordered in and we have an excellent outdoor patio/drinking area.
The final will overlap an extended lunch break and have the game live on a screen at the venue for players to watch during lunch.
The AoS Masters
Inspired by @Ben's question about Better Part of Valour I got curious: What's your favourite scenario? No wrong answer possible.
And let us know why!
For me it's gotta be Relocation Orb. I get that's a bit of a crabshoot but it's always fun. It requires both anticipation and the ability to react. You need to be able to block, and you need to be able to move. In no other battleplan do I need so much time to decide going first or second.
I love it, never had a bad game with it that wasn't fun.