Creating Interesting Objectives

After the success of last weeks scenario I am keen to expand upon the victory conditions we used. The battle was dramatic and the objective system really enhanced the gameplay in my view. In case you didn't see, our objectives are lined up down the centre of the map and are worth 1 victory point per turn. They activate at the start of turn 2 and deactivate at the end of turn 4. Makes list building very interesting, especially for Tau who traditionally like to sit back in a line and shoot from afar.

This week we are expanding our lists from 1500 points to 2000 points giving us a few more tactical options in our forces.The big change is to the scenario and I am really quite excited to see how it goes.

Here are the rules:

Game duration: 5 turns.

Victory Conditions: Slay the Warlord, Linebreaker, Objectives.


5 objectives positioned equally down the centre of the map.
Each objective is worth 1 Victory point per turn held.
Objectives activate at the beginning of turn 2. They deactivate at the end of turn 4.

Objectives can only be captured if a unit has the wargear: DATA RETRIEVAL DEVICE

Wargear, Data Retrieval Device: 20pts. Allows unit to capture objectives. Can be taken by infantry, jump infantry, jet pack infantry.

So, this makes for fun list building! Suddenly you can consider units in completely different lights. Scoring stealth suits? That could work! Scoring XV9 battlesuits - that could be expensive!

The battlefield itself is coming together. We don't own any fancy looking terrain as of yet but that does not mean we can't make battlefields with great gameplay options. This is how it's looking:

It's horribly inbalanced right now but I always start by making that looks aesthetically pleasing before moving on to making it more fair. You may notice the crashed Stormraven that looks rather painted. I have made good progress on my Adeptus Astartes storm wing and hope to show it off soon!

In the mean time, let me know what you think of the victory conditions and tell me if you have had any success with custom conditions yourself.

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