Dealing with the Master Rune of Groth One-eye Sept 26, 2018 6:34:19 GMT
Post by chaosreigns on Sept 26, 2018 6:34:19 GMT
My gaming group plays primarily old timey Warhammer Fantasy 8th edition, at least as of the last six months, and it's proving to be really fun (and quite refreshing, as compared to 40k). Only thing is, the guy who hosts the group plays Dwarfs, and he pretty much runs the Master Rune of Groth One-eye (ie. all units within 12 inches are stubborn) all the time. It practice it means that the Dwarfs are de facto unbreakable with re-rollable leadership 10 in all circumstances, no matter how badly they lose combat. Honestly it can be painful to play against at times, and it often means that if you don't manage to slay the BSB before the lines clash you can basically write-off the game as a loss, because even shoveling several units into a combat, slaying huge units of Dwarfs to the last man is easier said than done.
Usually the BSB hovers in a small unit behind the lines so getting him into combat or killing him with shooting is by no means guaranteed. Likewise, sniping him with magic is no mean feat, because running a Runesmith means that the Dwarfs ostensibly have a level 4 for their dispel, can steal a magic die, and often end up with two of those runes that function like dispel scrolls (one of which also makes you forget the spell on a 4+).
I'm sure part of the problem is that most of the people in our group play lower tier armies - I play Bretonnia and Tomb Kings personally, plus we have Vampire Counts, Wood Elves and Ogre Kingdoms.
I'm somewhat at a loss as to what should be done, apart from just playing an extremely conservative game and trying to win on points by taking out one or two units and then just focusing on not letting him wipe anything of mine. What do you guys think? There doesn't seem to be too much about this rune floating around on the web. Obviously Purple Sun spam is a possibility for Vampire Counts, and to some degree for Tomb Kings, but we're hoping we can avoid that honestly.