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|Author:||DaBoss [ Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:25 pm ]|
|Blog Subject:||King Of War - Base Model Cost and modifier to Unit Size cost|
With a lot of time on my hands in the evening (away on Customer Site and staying in hotels), I spent some time thinking over the costing of models and the unit size cost again.
So starting with a Skeleton Troop (10) at 45pts - that equates to a 'Single Model Cost' (SMC) of 4.5pts
likewise an Elven Spearmen Troop (10) at 60pts means a SMC of 6pts
If we take all the units from both the Undead and Elven factions, we get:
Revenant Cavalry 16pts
Sea Guard 10pts
Palace Guard 7pts
Stormwind Cavalry 18pts
So far so good...
Now looking at the Unit costs using these single model costs
So taking a Skeleton Troop (10) at a cost of 45pts
Single Model Cost of a Skeleton is 4.5pts
To get the cost of a Regiment (20), I've deducted 0.5pts = 20 x (4.5 - 0.5) = 80pts
To get the cost of a Horde (40), I've deducted 0.75pts = 40 x (4.5-0.75) = 150pts
So lets take an Elven Spearmen Troop (10) at 60pts, a SIngle Model Cost is 6pts
A Regiment would be 20 x (6-0.5) = 110pts
(Note: unit gains Phalanx for free - why I think some units are wrongly costed, Skeletons listed as costing an additional 15pts to get Phalanx)
A Horde would be 40 x (6-0.75) = 210pts
So the larger the unit, the more cost effective it becomes.
Unfortunately, this consistent approach has not been followed through with all the units.
Troop (10) @60pts, Regiment should be 110pts but is listed as 105pts, Horde 210pts but is 200pts
Elven Palace Guard
Troop (5) @ 35pts, model = 7pts, Half-Regiment (10) = 65pts AOK, Regiment(20) = 125pts but listed as 120pts
Determine the Single Model Cost (SMC)
Troop (N) Cost = N x SMC
Regiment (N) Cost = N x (SMC - 0.5)
Horde (N) Cost = N x (SMC - 0.75)
Units that start at Troop(5)
- count Half-Regiment(N) as Regiment(N) cost
- count Regiment(N) as Horde(N) cost
|Author:||Baragash [ Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:13 am ]|
So how are you determining the SMC for homebrew units?
|Author:||DaBoss [ Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:17 pm ]|
Now that will be in my next installment of the Blog.
I had worked out an initial draft of the calculation, but need to just go over it again to make sure it adds up.
It's the Elven Spearmen Regiment/Horde getting Phalanx for free which screwed up my calculations.
Due to not having access to AoS site while away from home (Work Internet Security blocks it), I won't be able to post till next Friday.
Otherwise any comments on what I've stated/determined so far?
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