Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Imperial Knights are Now Lords of War!!!

This is certainly going to shake up the competitive seen. Most tournaments only allow 1 Lord of War and usually at under a certain point cost. I'm betting we can say goodbye to seeing Adamantine Lance in any tournaments in the future. The new book even contains a handful of new "Lance" formations all of which I'm sure will not see competitive play of any kind. This has huge implications for my DieCon list this year. It would have featured a Knight Errant and a Wraithknight. Guess it's back to the drawing boards for my list.


  1. At one time I would have thought one lord of war was a good rule but with almost everyone have one or 2 I think it is a bit much. Especially since the wraithknight and Imperial knights are now LoW I guess people are giving a sigh of relief.

    Does an opponent get any benifits if you take a LoW? I don't have my book and always forget to look when I am at home.

  2. I know the Escalation book gives benefits to the opposing player if they aren't taking a LoW but the normal rules have no benefits.

    1. Some tournaments will take some of the escalation rules and apply them, some won't. At LVO they followed "impending doom" +1 to Seize, and +1 VP per 3 hull points dealt to a lord of war (in friendly). I lost a game due to my opponent blowing up my stompa, and getting 4 bonus VP.