How to use this board?
From my personal perspective there is exactly one strong point about this board: 3 adjacent starting hexes.
Until end of season 2 (Nightvault) several warbands have been released which benefit from placing multiple characters adjacent to each other.
These are mainly:
- Zarbag’s Gitz
- Stormsire’s Cursebreakers
- Steelheart’s Champions
- The Eyes of the Nine
Three gits can move at the same time when placed on the three adjacent starting hexes. All sigmarine warbands can be played in a turtle formation and score easy passive objectives. Starting adjacent to each other might save them activations or ploys. K’charik from the Eyes of the Nine would only inspire if an adjacent mage successfully casts a spell. Starting adjacent is a given for this warband. As Vortemis needs to be protected placing Turosh or Narvia next to him is no bad deal.
Let us check some simple examples on how the good old Sigmarines synergise with this board.
There are three objectives which can only be used if the condition is met that three fighters / all remaining fighters stand adjacent to each other. Obviously hese are best to be used with the Sigmarines.
- Unbroken Wall
They are more or less triggered by the same condition as long as your warband consists of three fighters. While all of them only provide one glory they can be combined with other objectives such as
- Perfect Planning
- Hold What We Have
You will be rewarded for not spending activations on movement enabling you to draw cards, cast spells or shoot from afar instead. There are also ploys supporting the Stormcasts while being placed adjacent to each other.
- Sigmarite Wall
- On Your Feet
This is only one example on how to make use of the board. Other warbands can draw profit from this opening as well. Playing Skaven? Place Skritch in between two fellow skaven for a free charge with Momentary Boldness.
Which synergies do you see or use with this board?
Next time I am back with my Eyes of the Nine decklist. Read you soon!