Normally the most practical place for the leaders is behind the front ranks giving orders and observing the battle. But sometimes all caution must be thrown to the winds and the Warlord must lead by example.
There is a control circle in the center of the board. Success depends on your leaders occupying this space and standing their ground no matter what the cost.
Table Setup and Deployments:
Normal deployment rules.
At the center of the board a CD sized circle is placed. This is the Platform described below. Add 2 extra cards in the draw deck that does not match either player. These are for the Platform.
The first time each game turn that a Platform activation card is drawn, 1 player rolls a die and consults the results below. When the second Platform card is drawn, automatically use the opposite result below.
1-5: The Player with the highest valued model on the Platform gains 1 Scenario Point. The model must have its center point on the Platform in order to be counted.
6-10: The Player with the most size points worth of bases on the Platform gains 1 Scenario Point. Models must have their center point on the Platform to be counted. Ex. Size 1 base (1″) =1 point, Size 3 base (2″) = 3 points. The points gained by this method are “Possession” points. A maximum of 10 possession points can be gained during the game.
The focus of this battle is upon the control circle. Slaying enemy models that are within the control circle or slaying them while your own model is within the control circle gains your side more prestige than normal. The value of enemy models slain is based upon their base size. Size 1 base (1″) =1 point, Size 2 base (1 1/2″) =2 points, Size 3 base (2″) = 3 points. To be considered to be on the platform, the models center much be on the control circle. The points gained by this method are “Carnage” points. If a model is eliminated by a state that was caused by an enemy attack, such as burning or poison, that qualifies as a kill for Carnage points. A maximum of 10 carnage points can be gained during the game.
Example 1: While on the platform your archer takes a shoot action and eliminates an enemy solder that has a size 2 base. For that kill you gain two objective points.
Example2: Your Captain slays two enemy soldiers. While the Captain is not on the platform, the enemy soldiers are. The enemy soldiers are on size 1 bases, so you gain 2 objective points, one for each soldier.
Example 3: The opposing Warlords are both within the control circle. One Warlord is slain and the other is reduced to his last track and has a poison token. At the end of the turn the second Warlord fails the poison check and is eliminated. Points would be gained for the elimination of both Warlords.
At the end of the game, add together the possession and carnage points (Maximum of 10 points each, or 20 points total)