Saturday, June 21, 2014


Characters: BOFA divides characters into two categories Heroes & Wizards. Heroes are well heroes sword waving chaps who issue orders to units and provide an attack bonus represented as a +1, +2, +3, etc... to a unit they join in close combat. Wizards as defined in BOFA as anyone who casts spells i.e. shamans, true wizards and elves. Elves as Gollum would say are "tricksy" when creating an elf character like Elrond you have to deiced if this character will cast spells or not. Sometimes a hard choice when you consider that all great Tolkien elves can work magic of some sort or another. Wizards also add a +1, +2, +3, etc... to the combat value of a unit they join in close combat like Heroes but they can also cast spells in the Shooting phase.

What about the General you ask? Here is where the two systems diverge, in BOFA you nominate anyone of your characters as the Army General for that battle this grants the nominated character a +1 to command and the ability to issue orders to units anywhere on the battlefield. This also means that when the nominated character fails a command roll that players Order Phase ends and if the general is killed the battle is over.

Otherwise characters in BOFA follow all the rules for characters in Warmaster. (Now for all the kids who want to follow along at home download the warmaster rules for the link in the previous post and make a record of these notes at the end of all future 18mm 2nd Age posts.)

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