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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Brother Corbulo - And the reroll... Change game length

So, with all the goodies in the new BA codex, amongst all the golden armored jump troops and shock assault fast vehicles, lies one of the more important strategic assets in the game - Brother Corbulo.

So, its turn 6 and your up one objective in a tournament match, and your opponent rolls to continue onto turn 7... damn if the game would have ended here I would have won. Wait wait, what do we have here. Ill be using Corbulos ability to reroll any one die roll in the game. Ohh, you rolled and this time the game ends, wow, I just won... Ohh no, I just failed that leadership test with Mephiston because he isnt fearless. Ill go ahead and reroll that that 6...

So, with a little strategy as outlined above, I find that Corbulo bring something to the game no other character is able to (outside perhaps the SW HQ that can become a kill point), the ability to attempt to change the ever important game length. This is a very bizarre move by GW considering they claim to want to streamline the game. I noticed a number of things in the BA codex that seem to go counter to that philosophy. Continue to debate!

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eriochrome April 23, 2010 at 6:05 AM  

GW constantly makes rules that go against streamlining and balancing the game. GW rules operate on the rule of cool. If it sounds cool lets do it and then just guess a point cost for it. This leads to both overpriced and underpriced models.

A single reroll is an interesting mechanic since if you are disciplined with it can totally change the game. One of those things that holding onto until you absolutely need it and not being afraid of not using it in a game can be very powerful.

Anonymous,  April 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM  


and he can reroll all sorts of things.

Heinz April 23, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

i've only used him once - and boy was my friend annoyed when the vindicator 'hit' the second time round.

great ability and totally worth it if you can fit Corbulo into your army with synergy.

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