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Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 4:28 a.m. PST

I'm looking at writing some additional rules which will eventually be available in a free supplement. One of these is as follows:-

"Army Standards
Many ancient and medieval armies included a standard which acted as a religious or semi-religious focus for the army. Examples include the Ark of the Covenant, the True Cross, the Oriflamme and William I's Papal Banner. Even regular armies such as the Romans worshipped their Legion's Eagle.

Where specified as available within an army list, army standards add 1-3 victory medals (as specified in the army list) to a unit to which they are attached, thus increasing both the victory points of the command and of the army as a whole. Moreover, the standard permits the replay of a melee card in each turn, as would a heroic general. However, should the unit with the standard be lost, the standard is also lost and 1-3 medals victory medals must be surrendered.

Army standards cost 2 points if 1 VP, 3 points if 2VP and 4 points if 3VP."

I'd welcome comments and suggestions.

AUXILIAPAL26 Jan 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

good idea again, Simon!

you need to update the lists….

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 7:14 a.m. PST

Yes I will. Once I have decided on which additional rules I'll include in the supplement, and published it, I'll need to go through the army lists and edit them, adding standards, great leaders and whatnot.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Simon,

I think that you are on the right track here. As you said, there are a number of armies that had a special "army standard" that should be included in the troop mix.

Jim

mumbasa26 Jan 2017 10:59 p.m. PST

I like it! Of course, the unit with the standard should have a target painted on its back, too ;)
John

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

I hope it'll give a good reason to paint up a lovely big army standard (or carrocchio!).

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