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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Companies and War Parties - Part 2


Summary

After some feedback from others I revamped the Warbands Rules. These rules are a way to run small groups of miniatures for WHFB.

Here is a PDF copy of the Warband Rules: Warband Rules PDF

Changes 


One of the biggest changes was to how player's grow there warbands. I came up with two different methods.

Reinforcing your Warband   

        

As each Warband marches out to do battle and go adventuring, they will take losses, gain experience and rewards. There are two methods for reinforcing and upgrading your Warband.

The two method provide two very different gaming experiences


Method One: Direct Buy 



Models can be purchased with Victory Points earned in battle. Models can be selected from the Warbands Parent List, its Ally List or from a Mercenary List


Level Up Hero


  • Raise the level of One Hero up to the Next Step 
    • Cost: 50 VP + Point Difference Between Old Level and New Level



Add Heroes


  • 1x Wizard / Shaman (L. 5) 
    • Cost: 100 VP + Total Cost of Her
  • 1x Sergeant / Sub War Chief (L. 10) 
    • Cost: 75 VP + Total Cost of Hero
  • 2x Corporal / Senior Warrior (L. 5)
    • Cost: 50 VP + Total Cost of Hero

Add Rank & File



  • Add 3 Cavalry Models 
    • Cost: 50 VP + Total Cost of the Troops
  • Add 10 Infantry Models 
    • Cost: 50 VP + Total Cost of the Troops
  • Add 1 Standard Bearer 
    • Cost: 50 VP + Total Cost of the Bearer
  • Add 1 Musician 
    • Cost: 50 VP + Total Cost of the Musician

Add War Machines & Beasts

  • Add 1 Chariot 
    • Cost: 75 VP + Total Cost of the Chariot
  • Add 1 War Machine + Crew 
    • Cost: 75 VP + Total Cost of the Chariot
  • Add 1 Ethereal Host 
    • Cost: 200 VP + Total Cost of the Host
  • Add 1 Creature Host (Warhounds, Giant Rats, Giant Bats, etc.)
    • Cost: 100 VP + Total Cost of the Host
  • Add 1 Giant Size Model (Trolls, Giants, Centaurs, Hydras, Etc.)
    • Cost: 100 VP + Total Cost of the Model

Method Two: Random Recruitment

Players get one free roll on the Rank & File Chart at the beginning of ever Campaign Turn except the 1st Turn. Each additional Roll on the Rank & File or Hero Chart costs 100 VP.

The player must pay VP for the Total Point Cost of the Models.

Rank & File Chart (Good)

Hero & Wizard Chart (Good)
Roll
No.
Type

Roll
Type
1

Dwarfs

1
Dwarfs
2-3
1d3
Ironbreakers

2
Wizard L. 5
4-5
1d4
Crossbowmen

3-8
Hero L. 5
6-9
1d6
Warriors

9-10
Hero L. 10
10-11
1
Sappers

11-12
Hero L. 15
12
1
Cannon

2
High Elves
2

High Elves

2-4
Wizard L. 5
2
1d3
Silver Helms

5-8
Hero L. 5
3-7
1d6
Warrior Kindred

9-10
Hero L. 10
8-10
1d6
Archers

11-12
Hero L. 15
11-12
1d6
Merchant Company

3
Wood Elf
3

Wood Elf

2-4
Wizard L. 5
2-4
1d4
Warrior Kinband

5-8
Hero L. 5
5-6
1d3
Lord Bowmen

9-10
Hero L. 10
7
1d4
Wardancers

11-12
Hero L. 15
8-10
1d6
Archers

4
Imperial
11-12
1d4
Glade Runners

2-8
Hero L. 5
4

Imperial

9-10
Hero L. 10
2-8
1d8
Infantry

11-12
Wizard L. 5
9-10
1d4
Border Horse

5
Halflings
11-12
1d4
Kislevites

2-10
Hero L. 5
5

Halflings

11-12
Hero L. 10
2-10
1d8
Militia

6
Ogres
11-12
1d6
Scouts

2-12
Hero L.10
6

Ogres

7
Nippon
2-12
1
Mercenaries

2-4
Hero L. 5
7

Nippon

5-6
Hero L. 10
2-4
1d4
Samurai

7-12
Wizard L. 5
5-6
1
Ninja

8
Norse
7-12
1d8
Ashigaru

2-8
Hero L. 5
8

Norse

9-10
Hero L. 10
2-8
1d8
Warriors

11-12
Hero L. 15
9-10
1d4
Berserker

9-10
Level Up
11
1d3
Ulfwrenar

1-4
Level Up Leader
12
1d3
Dwarf Troll Slayer

5-6
Level Up Sub-leader




Rank & File Chart (Evil)

Hero & Wizard Chart (Evil)
Roll
No.
Type

Roll
Type
1

Chaos

1
Chaos
2
1d3
Chaos Warriors

1
Sorcerer  L. 5
3
1
Minotaur

2-4
Champion  L. 5
4-5
1d6
Beastmen

5
Champion  L. 10
6
1d2
Centaurs

6
Knight L. 15
7-8
1d6
Goblins

2
Dark Elves
9
1d3
Dwarf Berserker

1
Wizard L. 5
10-11
1d6
Dwarfs

2-3
Hero L. 5
12
1
Dwarf Mortar

5
Hero L. 10
2

Fimir

6
Hero L. 15
2-6
1d3
Fianna Fimm

3
Fimir
7-12
1d6
Fimm Warrior

1
Dirach Wizard
3

Orc & Goblin

2-5
Fimm Warlord
2-4
1d3
Bigguns

6
Meargh Wizard
5-6
1d4
Arrer Boyz

4
Orc & Goblin
7-9
1d6
Boyz

1
Orc Hero L. 5
10-12
1d8
Gobbos

2
Goblin Hero L. 5
4

Dark Elves

3
Orc Hero L. 10
2-3
1d2
Doomdrakes

4
Goblin Hero L. 10
4-8
1d4
Warriors

5
Orc Shaman L. 5
9-10
1d3
Doomsteads

6
Goblin L. 5
11-12
1d3
Witch Elves

5
Skaven
5

Skaven

1
Seer  L. 5
2-7
1d8
Clanrat Warrior

2-4
Hero  L. 5
8-9
1d3
Gutter Runner

5
Hero  L. 10
10
1d2
Plague Censer Bearers

6
Hero L. 15
11
1d2
Plague Monks

6
Undead
12
1
Flamethrower Team

1
Necromancer L. 10
6

Undead

2
Necromancer L. 5
2-4
1d4
Death Riders

3-4
Hero L. 5
5-7
1d6
Skeleton Warriors

5
Hero L. 10
8-9
1d4
Grim Reapers

6
Hero L. 15
10-12
1d8
Zombies

7
Giant
7

Giants


Ogre L. 5
1
1
Giant

8
Hobgoblin
2-6
1d2
Ogre Merc

1-3
Hero L. 5
8

Hobgoblins

4-5
Hero L. 10
1
1d6
Mourngul Renegades

6
Hero L. 15
2-5
1d3
Hobyars



6
1
Hobhound Handlers