The suggestion has been made to have a massive game of 40K on the Feb All Dayer. basicly Tyranids Vs whoever! firstly who has some nids?( I do of course!) and secondly who has the Apocalypse rules? In other words is this feasable? Dave
Post by Stephen Mawson on Jan 25, 2010 12:45:47 GMT
Daiv has the Apocalypse rules. But the basic's are so straightforward you almost don't need the actual rule book. It's essentially forget the force organisation chart, the game is won on holding objectives only, and the deployment zones basically divide the table in a straight line (exactly what the line is is decided by using a scatter dice) with a 12" no-mans-land in the centre.
You really only need the rule book if people want to field either Apocalypse formations or Super Heavy Vehicles, plus for the Strategems. None of which are actually vital for an Apoclypse style game. Indeed if most people aren't familiar with the strategems we've tended to find it easier to skip those altogether, as it can take a long time for people to decide on what they want to take. Also some are massively better than others, and some require specific terrain items to use as the strategem.
A mass exterminatus of the Xenos scum!? Sounds like more than a good enough reason to drop pod into Bedford for the day. I'll keep an eye out and try and remember to confirm when final details and date are about.
Post by Stephen Mawson on Jan 25, 2010 17:17:09 GMT
Generally you need to keep the two sides fairly even, although they don't have to be exactly matching. The more stuff you are using does mean you can get away with a bigger imbalance between the two sides though.
Based on experience it's usually worth putting an upper limit on how much stuff a single player can control. Mainly as the game tends to slow down to much if people are trying to control more than say 2,000 - 3,000 points of stuff.