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Warmachine: V3 Cards, Points & Rules

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Apr 21 2016
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Will Shick is back to show off some new cards, talk V3 rules adjustment and the new point system:

Take it Away Will:

Unit Attachments

“Between the changes to theme forces and the immense rebalancing, we realized we no longer needed to limit the FA of unit attachments like the Trencher Infantry Officer and Sniper or the Praetorian Swordsmen Officer and Standard, which in the new editions are now identified as Command Attachments.


Instead, we were able to balance them from the ground up to have an FA equal to the unit to which they could attach. No longer did a unit of Stormblades need to go to battle without an officer, nor did a unit of Druids of Orboros lack the stern oversight of their Druid Overseer.

Another extremely exciting result from our look at unit attachments was the decision we came to about how weapon attachments would interact with units. Specifically, units can now take a maximum of three weapon attachments from any valid weapon attachment options they have. So, in the future, units with multiple weapon attachment options will be able to mix and match between their various options, so long as they do not contain more than three total weapon attachments.”


Point Costs

“The adjustment of the point costing system in WARMACHINE and HORDES was one of the first things we knew we wanted to implement in the new editions. After compiling years of data from both internal testing and, more important, from our global community of players, we knew we needed to introduce a points system that allowed for greater granularity. We settled on the foundation of doubling the current point system; however, this initial determination was little more than the first step on what would be a long, arduous, yet infinitely rewarding journey toward the new points system.

…So, the theory sounds all well and good, but what does it mean in practice?

Let’s take a look at a range of stat cards for different model types so you can see the new points system (combined with a bit of rebalancing) in action.”



*Can you spot the new icons for Assault , Disruption, and Blessed?

Will Shick’s previous rules changes talk here.

~Privateer will be spilling beans all month long…


Author: Larry Vela
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