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Path to Glory review !

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Hello everyone !!

Today we received our Path to Glory review copy :D

The Book
The book itself is 90 pages soft cover. It's very dense with infos, rules, tables and battleplans - no space wasted ^^.
There are rules for 20 warbands.
7 Battleplans
17 Start collecting alternate starts.
Price tag is : 20£

What is Path to Glory ?
Path to Glory is an Age Of Sigmar campaign mode where your warband earns "Glory". You amass glory and recruit new units or improve existing ones. This is a resurrection mode campaign (dead members and losses are restored between games). There is an objective to the campaign - the first player to complete it, WINS !

Generating a Warband

Generating a warband is quite simple, you don't need the General's Handbook or a battletome.
1) You choose a warband
2) You choose One champion in the corresponding Table.
3) Choose or Roll a number of follower units/model depending on the Champion chosen.
4) You can forego a follower choice to roll on the rewards tables (champion or follower).
-ps : Elite Retinue Followers Table require spending two rolls.

Khorne warband table

As you notice, it covers the Mortal and Daemonic side of Khorne.

Bob Of khorne test run
1) I choose Khorne Warband
2) Select a Mighty Lord of Khorne (with 4 followers choice)
3) use 2 choices to get 10 blood warriors
4) use 1 choice to get a Blood Secrator
5) use 1 choice to roll on the reward table for my Mighty Lord of Khorne..

Rolled a 6 "Reward generated from the lesser rewards of Khorne table " (Chaos warband have an extra reward table for mutation and things)

This time I rolled a 3 (D3) for a re-roll failed wound rolls of 1

I noted everything on the roster page and was set to go.

Alternate Warband Generation

In the book there is an alternate way to generate a warband by using a start collecting box.

There is no simpler way to start you play with the content of the start collecting. You get a small bonus (one free reward) or one penaly (win at 12 Glory points instead of 10) to balance powerfull starter box.

Campaign progression

1 ) After each game the winner gains 1d3 glory (can re roll if major victory)
2) the looser gains 1 pt.
3) Decide or Roll the type of reward (new units, hero new reward, unit new reward)
-if it's a 2 rolls follower table the cost is 1 glory.
-You can add new units from a different warbands if it's in the same grand alliance.

Campaign Ending

To win you must have 10 Glory points or 5 new units. (it's 12 glory points for certain start collecting box) + WIN an extra game !

The sacrifice battleplan
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The 7 battleplans are really interesting even if some of them feel really hard to win for one side (see sacrifice rules)
Note : there is an 4 players royal rumble ^^
Note²: Some are older battleplans.

Conclusion

Path to Glory is an interesting alternative for new and veteran players. It's quite easy to organise a Season of PTG (like a BB season) - you'll play 6 or 7 games on average per campaign. Will last roughly two months if you play once a week. You have the option to increase the Glory Goal if you want a longer campaign. I am sure a lot of stores/clubs will be interested in launching a campaign of Path To Glory.

@thx at GW for sending this one ! We will start a session in August or in Fall I think.

/cheers.
bob.