Today we see the release of the main From Ashes rules updated to the latest version – 0.0.5.
As most of you will know, From Ashes is very much in a beta format for now, but is is a very solid ruleset which enables you to play exciting tactical combat using the Void Scar Miniatures range of models. It’ll be quite a while before a big shiny rulebook is available (don’t worry, it is coming…eventually!) but in the meantime, the beta format means we can take an organic, evolutionary approach to the rules development.
In version 0.0.5, I’d like to draw your focus to how building your army has been changed. Simply put, the previous system revolved around ‘Battalions’ with the actual aim of future-proofing multiplayer battles. This actually added an unnecessary layer of complexity with little benefit in return, so has been removed for something a little more logical and structured. Don’t worry though, as in a future update they’ll be a section focussed on alliance battles and the like.
No longer do you need to purchase a Battalion for 300 Req. Instead, you organise your Squads into one or more Detachments. Starting with a Squad with the Leader Ability, who is now known as the Detachment Commander, you then have to purchase two more Squads of the same Type. After that, you can take a number of Squads equal to the Detachment Commander’s Discpline value subtracted from the abitary number of 10, meaning more discilplined leaders can be accompanied by more Squads. Lastly, you can purchase a Doctrine for this Detachment to reflect a training regime from one of it’s worlds of origin. You could even have multiple Detachments in the same Force to represent your own unique task force.
Your feedback has been invaluable in adding to the success of From Ashes, which is quickly becomng a great rules set offering a unique gaming experience. With the latest update, there is now a small section on the back page outlining the changes from the last edition, including page references to enable you to easily jump to the sections and check how your games will be affected. Take a look now at the From Ashes Downloads page, download the FREE PDF and play some games. Oh and don’t forget to join in the action at the From Ashes Facebook group.
I’d also like to add that the MTU Acquisition Roster has been updated with the new army building mechanic too. ‘What about the SFA and Chosen Guard’ I hear you cry – well they’re in the process of having some new units being added, so will receive an update in May. In the meantime, ignore the older ‘Battalion’ style of building armies and use the new one in From Ashes 0.0.5.
Take a look and share your thoughts with the rest of us.
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