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 4.5ptslikewise an Elven Spearmen Troop (10) at 60pts means a SMC of 6ptsIf we take all the units from both the Undead and Elven factions, we get:UndeadSkeleton 4.5ptsRevenant 6ptsZombie 3ptsWraith 25ptsGhoul 4.5ptsRevenant Cavalry 16ptsElven Spearman 6ptsSea Guard 10ptsBowmen 9ptsScout 8ptsPalace Guard 7ptsStormwind Cavalry 18ptsSo far so good...Now looking at the Unit costs using these single model costsSo taking a Skeleton Troop (10) at a cost of 45ptsSingle Model Cost of a Skeleton is 4.5ptsTo get the cost of a Regiment (20), I've deducted 0.5pts = 20 x (4.5 - 0.5) = 80ptsTo get the cost of a Horde (40), I've deducted 0.75pts = 40 x (4.5-0.75) = 150ptsSo lets take an Elven Spearmen Troop (10) at 60pts, a SIngle Model Cost is 6ptsA 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) = 210ptsSo 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 RevenantsTroop (10) @60pts, Regiment should be 110pts but is listed as 105pts, Horde 210pts but is 200ptsElven Palace GuardTroop (5) @ 35pts, model = 7pts, Half-Regiment (10) = 65pts AOK, Regiment(20) = 125pts but listed as 120ptsMy Conclusion:Determine the Single Model Cost (SMC)Troop (N) Cost = N x SMCRegiment (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