A long while back, I was very apprehensive about the RC providing recommended standard terrain heights for Kings of War. I felt that if they were to do that, then people wouldn’t play around with terrain heights and types and the variation from game to game would diminish in favour of the recommended standards. For … Continue reading Stop Using Standard Terrain
Proposing a change to the rankings formula
I don't think that the formula used in the UK Rankings Site works as well as it could. Having spoken to a few others, I think this view is shared quite widely, so I'd like to propose that we tweak how the formula works. The Major Issue The biggest issue with the rankings as a whole … Continue reading Proposing a change to the rankings formula
Let’s talk about balance.
I’m getting this out of the way pre-emptively because balance discussions have come up a fair bit recently in Kings of War groups and the RC are currently planning the Clash of Kings 2018 amendments. Hopefully this can head off some immediate reactions and try to ensure people use matching terminology and understanding to describe … Continue reading Let’s talk about balance.
If I were king of the game…
Now I’m just a random ol’ fan of the game, I can post brain dumps without it being taken as official policy and the RC being held accountable for them! What would Kings of War look like if I were in charge? I don’t just mean Rules Committee in charge, I mean in charge of … Continue reading If I were king of the game…
Casual gamer? Go to a tournament!
Back in the day, oh way back in the day, I thought tournaments were a hardcore affair. Full of Win At All Costs overly competitive dicks trying to out dick each other with the most unfun dickhead lists possible. This was before I started playing Kings of War. During 1st edition the community was tiny. … Continue reading Casual gamer? Go to a tournament!
Clean play in Kings of War
Coming home from the Clash of Kings doubles tournament yesterday, me and Elliot had a discussion about what "clean play" means to us. The basic idea being how you do things such as measurements, dice rolling and other general gameplay bits to reduce any arguments and make things as clear as possible for both parties. … Continue reading Clean play in Kings of War
More first edition changes
I had some really interesting responses to my article on broken things in KoW 1st edition and many people who joined at the start of 2nd were really interested in some of the changes we made. I figured I’d write a bit more about things that we added, changed or removed for those who didn’t … Continue reading More first edition changes
I do not miss 1st edition
I do not miss 1st edition. I don’t think this is going to be a divisive statement, but I really don’t miss Kings of War 1st edition. There’s an oldhammer movement which seeks to promote the older editions of WHFB, but I don’t think that there’ll be one springing up for Kings of War 1st … Continue reading I do not miss 1st edition
I’m using Dwarfs in my Abyssal Dwarf army
Amongst my many, many projects, I am building an Abyssal Dwarf army. To great shock I'm sure, it will feature plenty of Dwarfs. I've seen a fair few people state their preference for the other toys in the Abyssal Dwarf list over basic dwarfs, such as Obsidian Golems, so I thought I'd write a bit … Continue reading I’m using Dwarfs in my Abyssal Dwarf army
How my Kings of War Formula worked
The topic of a points formula for Kings of War has reared its head again. It comes up from time to time and the truth is that there is no fixed formula where you type in the statlines and special rules and it gives you the points cost. We actually use a lot of comparisons … Continue reading How my Kings of War Formula worked