Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Book of War: Random Armies

Some evenings my girlfriend wants to play Book of War, but she's not so interested in the meta-game step of designing the army beforehand. So she actually asked to be able to roll a die and randomly pick an army that one of us has used recently (saving the step for her, while I still craft my forces). Here's the results of that, broken down by ruleset of the game you might opt to play with. Numbers below are in miniature figures (×10 for individual non-hero creatures), and in each case the price points add up to 300 or a bit less.


Basic Game
  1. 40 pikemen, 20 crossbows.
  2. 12 heavy cavalry, 12 archers.
  3. 8 horse archers, 21 medium infantry, 7 archers.
  4. 10 horse archers, 10 light cavalry, 20 light infantry.
  5. 9 heavy cavalry, 16 light infantry, 9 heavy crossbows.
  6. 6 heavy cavalry, 25 archers, 3 medium infantry.


Advanced Game
  1. 6 heavy cavalry, 11 elf archers, 18 pikemen.
  2. 2 trolls, 3 ogres, 16 orc archers.
  3. Red dragon, hill giants, trolls, 20 archers.
  4. Blue dragon, storm giant, 3 heavy cavalry, 31 orc archers.
  5. Red dragon, storm giant, 10 horse archers, 21 medium infantry.
  6. Trolls, 1 each dragon (blue, red, gold), 30 goblin infantry.

Wizards Game
  1. Wizard (rank 1), trolls, 16 orc archers, 16 goblin infantry.
  2. Wizard (rank 3), gold dragon, 18 pikemen, 12 crossbows.
  3. Wizard (rank 3), red dragon, trolls, 10 goblin archers, 6 goblin infantry.
  4. Wizard (rank 4), men elite cavalry, 25 orc medium infantry.

(Remember to pick fire/lightning wand and appropriate greater spells for each wizard.)

No comments:

Post a Comment