View Full Version : Army point limits
December 16th, 2006, 03:23 PM
I'm sure this is something everyone's come up against -- say the army point limit for a map is 400 points. You can put together a great army for -- say - 405 points; or, you have to settle for 350 points.
(I should mention, the games I'm talking about take place in a league, where each manager has selected 900 points of units, and can ONLY make up teams with those units...)
Has anyone figured out a viable way to make this work? Clearly a 405-400 point differential is far fairer than a 400-350 differential.
Do we think they created certain units (like Nilfheim, for instance) with 185 points because those 5 extra points tend to make it tougher to hit army point totals on the nose?
I'd be interested in any ideas others have for mitigating this -- or, do you literally keep the limit as a hard limit?
December 16th, 2006, 06:03 PM
We usualy, keep it as a hard limit here, but we usualy draft and have plenty of cards.
December 16th, 2006, 06:14 PM
My and my brother allow 5 point variations sometimes. But it depends on exactly who the extra points would be spent on. If its someone to complete a themed army we'll let it slide, but if its just to get someone better when a cheaper figure is easily available then no.
December 17th, 2006, 01:00 AM
hmmm...like I mentioned, we've already drafted "teams" of available units.
For example, my available units only have 5 different point costs:
So, if for example, I wanted to use Nilfheim (185) and Syvarris (100) and the Archers (70) - I'd be at 355...can't quite get in the 50 point warriors of ashra.
In fact, on a 400 point scale - using Nilfheim, the CLOSEST I can get is 385 -- not great, obviously.
Anyone got any other recommendations/observations on how they do things...especially if/when the choices aren't so clear?
December 23rd, 2006, 09:11 PM
sounds like you need the roborats for 40 an come out at 395. Unless they are not on your list?
December 23rd, 2006, 10:03 PM
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