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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: UndeadSkeleton 4.5pts Revenant 6pts Zombie 3pts Wraith 25pts Ghoul 4.5pts Revenant Cavalry 16pts Elven Spearman 6pts Sea Guard 10pts Bowmen 9pts Scout 8pts 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. For Example Revenants 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 My Conclusion: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 |

Comments

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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