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The General’s Handbook 2019: Meeting Engagements

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Hello everyone !!!

More details are revealed about the new 1000 pts Age of Sigmar game mode named : Meeting Engagements.

Meeting Engagements work just like a normal game of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, with key changes to army selection, deployment and battleplans.

Army selection

Meeting Engagement forces are small, highly focused and generally based around the core Battleline units of your army. A Meeting Engagement army must be 1000 points, and consists of three main elements – each of which contains at least 1 unit.

The Spearhead: An advance force made up of 0-1 Leaders, 0-2 Battleline units, and 0-2 other units

The Main Body: The primary element of your force, which includes 1-2 Leaders, 1+ Battleline units, 0-1 Behemoths and any number of other units

The Rearguard: A reserve force that arrives last, and includes 0-1 Leaders, 0-1 Behemoths, 0-2 Artillery, 0-2 Battleline units, and 0-2 other units

Age of Sigmar Meeting Engagements

Additionally, some unit restrictions apply…

-Your army may include no more than 2 units from the same warscroll (unless they’re part of a Warscroll Battalion).

-Units in the spearhead can only be taken at their minimum size.
-One Battleline unit in the main body can be taken at up to double their minimum size.
-any number of Battleline units in the rearguard can be taken at up to double their minimum size.

-You may only include one Warscroll Battalion.

-You may only include one allied unit.

-You may only include one endless spell.

Deployment & Battleplans

Age of Sigmar Meeting Engagements

In every Meeting Engagement battleplan, both forces start with their spearhead on the board.
As battle rages on, the rest of the army arrives – generally speaking, your main body will be deployed at the end of your first turn, and your rearguard at the end of your second turn.

In some cases, your forces will all arrive in roughly the same place, while in other battleplans, they may well all appear on different parts of the board. As with army selection, a balanced force is key here to ensure you don’t get caught out too far away from a vital objective…

Meeting Engagement games are played on a smaller area – we’ve suggested a battlefield of 30-36” by 40-48″! This makes it easy to squeeze into a smaller play area, like a coffee table. What’s more, if you’re a club gamer, you’ll be able to fit more folks in for your tournaments!

Sound like a fresh way to play !!

Being forced to use minimum sized unit and limited to double size is really interesting, Can't wait to try it, what about you ?

/Cheers.
Bob.