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Battle Mission Deployments

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:17 pm
by timewizard
Hi all,
Quick question. My friend and I are beginning to use the battle mission scenarios.
In the BM book, there are very specific notes or rules on deployment.
Q:Would normal deployment rules (ie. infiltrators, scout, drop pod assault, etc) still be in effect unless specifically prohibited or limited (like DOW deployment)?

Thoughts?

Re: Battle Mission Deployments

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:30 pm
by killmaimburn
Which one.. generally you follow them to the letter and whilst sometimes this can be slightly unbalancing for a single game (e.g. SM surprise attack p69 vs guard, comp guard having 15 units fills the tables and just has to sit there waiting to be attacked, fortunately LHs list is so hard he actually (f/th 8) ) thought me to a draw in something that looked very like a complex version of meatgrinder) ...) they work well for the fluff of what that mission is about ( e.g. space marines in the tower defending..p70, where only stuff that DS's may be outside the centre of the board as emergancy reinforcements )
take Night fight (demons) you (the non demon) may not have anything in reserve..this is clear.
you do not have control over your deployment (spelt out overtly) and you are deploying first (so everything is going down in one form or another during initial deployment (IIRC isn't there a way to deploy an immobile vehicle in the deployemtn section of 40k for really exceptional circumstances... wouldn't that help with Drop pods?)

Basically reserves and special rules would ruin the story based scenarios(its also a nice way to suplise buttzecks someone who relies heavily on trick pony stuff)... If you find one that sucks play a different one.and make a note for next time..

Normally the advantage is in the hands of the person who won the roll off (as its designed to help their codex and their going first).. so it just makes that first roll more important..if this becomes really terrible either take turns or just start randomly picking missions (LH suggested we follow that route so we could use nid and DE ones.. however the ones we tried really were ill suited to both our armies.. got us to try them though :D )

Re: Battle Mission Deployments

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:48 pm
by mattjgilbert
Agreed. You play them exactly as they are written. If it doesn't say you can infiltrate, you can't.

@kmb.. what does (f/th) mean?

Re: Battle Mission Deployments

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:56 pm
by ruffian4
Still haven't read the bloody thing...

Re: Battle Mission Deployments

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:46 pm
by killmaimburn
mattjgilbert wrote:@kmb.. what does (f/th) mean?
Spelling error on my part that actually was quite clever by accident..
he outfought me, and outthought me.