Saturday, March 19, 2011
2011 'Ard Boyz scenarios
This year's 'Ard Boyz scenarios have been released, and I have to say, this one is going to be bloody. With 2 of the 3 scenarios being Meeting Engagements, I am REALLY thinking about taking the Orcs and getting stuck into it FAST.
Scenario 1. "Eyz Don't See So Good!" Meeting Engagement. The scenario special rules limit all range to the distance rolled on an artillery die x3.
Scenario 2. "Da Blood Soaked Choppa". Battle line. One unit gets buffed with +1 Strength and Attack, but gives up extra battle points.
Scenario 3. "The End Times". Meeting Engagement. A table is rolled on every turn that can decimate units by dealing d6 wounds to every unit on the table. Other results include game-wide frenzy, movement restriction, shooting restriction, automatic channeling, and buffed generals.
All three scenarios really look to be great for Orcs and Goblins, though I would probably have to limit my Rare choices and really maximize on blocks of troops. The third scenario would hurt Mangler Squigs and Pump Wagons, but bith Meeting Engagements mean for fast and bloody combat. A large unit of Black Orcs buffed with the Blood Soaked Choppa? Yes please.
On the contrary, if I choose Skaven I see myself taking 3 Hell Pit Abominations. Meeting Engagements mean getting them stuck in quickly, and penalties to shooting and gun lines all over the place increase survivability. I am only worried about them taking wounds in the third scenario, but that would happen to the Orc monsters as well.
This is going to be fun!