Questions and quibbles

studer1972

Corporal
1. How are warband ratings calculated? When my high level vampire uses a two handed weapon, the warband rating is about 700 points higher than when he uses a one hander and a shield. Also, I had a rating over 4000, but when I logged back in it was down to the low 3000s.

2. Is practical Defense capped at 90, or does it help to have a defense over 90?

3. Is there a minimum roll floor like their is a maximum roll ceiling of 90? Say a character with a WS of 90 is being attacked by a Dreg with a WS 20, this would make it impossible for the Dreg to hit or injure the other warrior. How does that work?

4. Where are Chaos Pink and Slaanesh Purple in the Customization colors?
 

studer1972

Corporal
5. How is the underdog bonus determined? Does being outnumbered have anything to do with it?

6. Where do the AI controlled warbands come from? Are they made in house or does the app borrow player made warbands?
 

Prabdeep Bazaz

Social Media Manager
Staff member
1.Warband Rating is calculated by skills and stats including the weapons and armour that are equipped may affect the rating
2.Defence is capped to 90
3.Rolls do have a minimum of 10 for melee
4.Unable to answer this
5.Underdog bonus is calculated by the power difference
6.AI warbands are from other players
 

studer1972

Corporal
Thanks Prabdeep.

1 & 5: any way you could provide more details on the formulae?
4: Any way to get those, or other, colors added?
 

studer1972

Corporal
7. Campaign missions: when a campaign mission is successfully completed, there is a window that says +2 Wyrdstone, but the warband's available wyrdstone to sell does not get increased by 2. Does this get added to the amount of Wyrdstone used to calculate the warband's ranking?
8. Wounds and out of action. Per the wiki and the combat mechanics thread, a unit is stunned when at 0 or less wounds, but is taken Out of Action when they reach "negative value equal to approximately 30% its original Wounds score". How does this round? Does a unit with 3 starting wounds go out of action at -1 or -2? What about a unit with 4 starting wounds? Is it like the wyrdstone selling prices where it seems like an arbitrary value/designer judgement call rather than a formula?
9. What does the melee combat message "Will dodge this hit" mean and what is it based off of? The Dodge skill only affects missile combat, right?
 

studer1972

Corporal
10. Can Vampires wear a Skull Cuirass?
11. Do Lucky Charms and herbs stack? (If a character has 4 lucky charms equipped, do they ignore more than the 1st wound? If a character takes Crimson Shade, Dark Venom, Mandrake Root, or Black Lotus more than once in a battle is there any effect from the later doses?)
12. Does each hit using Dark Venom poison the target again? (Does a character hiit 3 times by Dark Envenoked weapons take 3 poison checks on each later turn?)
 

CzaRus

Major
10)stupid unnessesary question
11)no
12)no, but taking poison from 2 different characters resulted in 2 rolls, pre update at least. Gotta test it out once more again...
 
10. I honestly don't know. I've refreshed 3 times the Store, and can't find a Skull Cuirass, so I can't tell you for now if yes or no a Vampire can wear a Skull Cuirass. Why do you ask?
11 and 12. As @CzaRus said.
 

studer1972

Corporal
Why is it stupid to ask if Vampires can wear a skull cuirass?
Cyberaddict: I was doing calculations and figured out I could get better Def out of a Skull Cuirass and Votive Shield than out of Gromril armor alone. The Vampire will do less damage with a single handed weapon, but I like high Def. I too can't say I have seen a skull cuirass wih my current Vampire, ImHoTuff of the Undead warband The Mummy.
 
Why is it stupid to ask if Vampires can wear a skull cuirass?
Cyberaddict: I was doing calculations and figured out I could get better Def out of a Skull Cuirass and Votive Shield than out of Gromril armor alone. The Vampire will do less damage with a single handed weapon, but I like high Def. I too can't say I have seen a skull cuirass wih my current Vampire, ImHoTuff of the Undead warband The Mummy.
No questions are stupid. Some answers are, however. ;)

Yeah, I like too having a really tanky tank. If we’ve both not seen the Skull Cuirass available for the Vampire (and my Warband has 3 x Streetwise), then we can safely assume Vampires can’t wear them. Maybe it’s on purpose, to not make Vampire too tanky and a bit more Aggro.
 

Enajien

Major
No questions are stupid. Some answers are, however. ;)

Yeah, I like too having a really tanky tank. If we’ve both not seen the Skull Cuirass available for the Vampire (and my Warband has 3 x Streetwise), then we can safely assume Vampires can’t wear them. Maybe it’s on purpose, to not make Vampire too tanky and a bit more Aggro.
How is skull cuirass impact-fully more tanky than gromril? It's 2 weight for 30 defense. With a shield you get 3 weight for 43. Gromril is 40... the 3 isn't a big deal. If you used the 15 defense shield you lose I. I would rather use gromirl + shield for 53 defense and lose 50% of a M than lose I.
 

studer1972

Corporal
agreed, but I don't want any M penalty. The Vampire is the olny fast moving unit in an Undead warband, except an otherwise useless Warlock Hired Sword.
 

studer1972

Corporal
13. Any chance of allowing shields to give a penalty to enemy BS? This was a primary use of shields in the real world, and as deadly as missiles are would make shields a lot more useful. Say -10 for the marauder/round/comet shields and -15 or same penalty to being shot as they provide defense foe the other shields?
14. Fix the shot through walls bug, please! I know it's a matter of the hexes used to track movement and range, but it makes hiding less useful.
15. Where are da boyz? I want my greenies! The only things the game is missing for true WH "fear the cheese" flavor are greenskins and daemons. I know no warband had daemons in the original TT version, but some could still be encountered as wandering monsters or random events. Bring on the Bloodletter of Khorne! Damonettes, Plaguebearers, and Tzeench's Horrors. Make the minor Daemons available as Hired Swords for the Possesed?
 
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Mork

Major
@14.: You can not only shoot through walls, you can also slay e. g. a sniper through a wall with a Comet Maul...
 
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