I'm catching bigger and bigger bits 'o information about 6th ed, and I thought I'd share some interesting tidbits about allies, since wild rumors and hearsay from under the cloud of silence is so good for everyone.
so I'll share something Stelek put up, and it's not complete. I wish I had the full matrix of to what extent people can ally. Alas, I have no real rulebook, so Stelek's stuff is going to have to do for now.
there's some interesting basic info there. Nothing about how well you can ally, but just the basic yes/no.
and this link in from Boxer Saint:
Faeit 212 provides me with a nice pic and there are more pics there to gander at:
add in what Big Red put up on BoLS today:
The 4 Categories of Allies:
Battle Brothers - these allies are truly friends and benefit from each other's universal special rules, psychic powers, and everything, they act as one force.
Allies of Convenience - these allies will fight together if they have a common foe, they do not get to benefit from each others USR or powers, and in effect act as independent armies on the table.
Desperate Allies - these allies only fight in dire straights and gain no benefit from each other. you must roll a d6 if the roll is failed your allies do nothing for the turn as they are watching you for betrayal.
Not Before the Apocolypse - these armies listed here can never be allies.
So, if you can ally, you get an allied detachment of:
- 1 HQ (not an IC)
- 1 Troop
- 1 Troop
- 1 Elite
- 1 Fast Attack
- 1 Heavy Support
So we're starting to get a picture of the things to come. It will be interesting. I think we'll find certain things included in a lot of armies, and probably a dawn of whole new 'counts as' stuff. Maybe Sisters of Battle with a high priestess (Wolf Lord, or Rune Priest), or sisters of Sigmar riding their giant battlecats (thundercav) into the fray accompanied by Sister tank hunters (Grey Hunters).
I think we'll end up seeing everyone and their goat combining options for a while. I can even go back and do 'inducted' IG with my Sisters again. I've got a feeling though, that using the Sisters 'counts as' SW or BA will still get me better results in the end.
so, start thinking away.
What are you guys gonna pull from the shelf to start using again?