Friday, January 14, 2011

to-hit-rolls and cover rules, and some more skirmishes

The hoth trooper and snowtrooper have different stats, but they work out to having the same 'to hit target' roll number. The elite hoth trooper is 1 point better in stats, and the elite snowtrooper is 1 point better in defence but 2 points better in attack, which seems like a mistake to me - as both elites are worth the same amount of points. So, I play that both elites are only 1 point better, so it is balanced.

So, I've worked out a little list of to-hit rolls, and am printing out a little to-hit card to easily refer to while playing. Basically, my different terrain sets fall into three categories of cover; light (a knee high barrier), medium (a waist high barrier) and heavy (covers most of the body, but has opening or head is still visible, like a wall with a window in it).

Rolls for:
A soldier shooting at a soldier:
11+ to hit in the open (no cover)
13+ to hit if around 30% covered (light cover)
15+ to hit if around 50% covered (medium cover)
17+ to hit if aroun 80% covered (heavy cover)

A soldier shooting at an elite:
12+ to hit in the open (no cover)

14+ to hit if around 30% covered (light cover)
16+ to hit if around 50% covered (medium cover)
18+ to hit if aroun 80% covered (heavy cover)

An elite shooting at a soldier:
10+ to hit in the open (no cover)

12+ to hit if around 30% covered (light cover)
14+ to hit if around 50% covered (medium cover)
16+ to hit if aroun 80% covered (heavy cover)

So it looks like elites have a one point advantage in combat, as well as their having 3 hit points instead of just 2, and elites also deal out 20 damage - so they can kill a normal soldier in one shot.

Anyway, dealing with just two types of figures - troops and elites - makes it quite simple to play a game at the moment, because there's no constant having to work out what score needs to be rolled to hit someone. I'll probably add heroes/commanders for both sides into the mix at some stage.

Light Cover



Medium Cover

Heavy Cover


And some more skirmish pics :)


these four guys shot back and forth at each other, and each of them were hit!



Another board setup: a small rebel comm outpost surrounded by imperial forces! (Tried this one using the camera's flash. I think I prefer photos without the flash. Though it certainly shows the texture of the board!)



1 comment: