This Saturday my in-laws again agreed to play a Warhammer game. After several extensive battles, I felt a change in format was in order. What I came up with, is what I like to call Gladitorial W40k. What I was trying to come up with was something on par to a 'classic' board game like Monopoly or Risk. The concept was based around the loose idea of playing a short game with many participants, maximising the 'carnage', their commitment to their little men (and thereby the interest in the game). The format I came up with was so successful that I think I'm gonna struggle to get them to play normal Warhammer for a while....
4+ players, 150 pts each. Selected troops were as follows:
- 5 Tau Stealthsuits
- 5 Combi-Plasma Sternguard
- 1 Guard Platoon Command, 1 Infantry Squad and 1 Special Weapon Team (all with grenade launchers or flamers (5GL, 2 Flamers))
- 7 Tau Firewarriors with Shas'Ui and 10 Kroot.
- 1 Carnifex with Barbed Strangler, Spineback, ScyTals, Tail Mace and Tusks and +1 WS, +1 Wound.
I effectively ignored Leadership tests outside of close combat (and even then it had no effect) and everybody duked it out very nicely.
The game lasted a total of two hours. All in all a victorious invention and great fun!