Unified Points System (UPS) MkII
Fred and I have teamed up to produce UPS MkII.
Here is our attempt at producing a Unified Points System that all units go through. It’s the same formula for Infantry, Cavalry, Monsters, War Engines and Heroes, yes even Army Standard Bearers use it.
As before, our Unified Points System has the following;
-It increases the cost of Calvary.
-It increases the cost of single Large Infantry/Cavalry.
-It increases the cost of Troops
-It decreases the cost of Shooters
-It decreases the cost of Hordes
Hopefully Mantic would be pleased with the above as one of their tag says Building Big Armies, it allows them to sell more figures.
Unlike UPS MkI, UPS MKII points average out to be about the same, so a 1600 point is still a 1600 point game.
So these points produced by the Unified Points System (UPS) should be modified, if we feel that they are too cheap/dear and do not reflect their effect within their army.
Thanks to Otto Otto von Gruggen for the Word files of the Army Lists they look more professional now
The second points value in bold and italics is the UPS value.
So is the UPS MkII a step in the right direction?
Fred & Steve
-Single Drakon Riders cost 110 points up +40, this will reduce players spamming them.
-Elf Lord on Battle Dragon down to 250 points, cheaper but as it can be seen over troops, piercing units will still pin cushion it.
-Sea Guard down in points, now viable as unit choices. They might be too viable, that is spamable?
-In the Elf Army List only The Green Lady  has a Fix Factor/Fudge Factor of -70 points included, this is because she is a  and she has so many magic spells and can only cast one per tturn, she should be 270 points, but she is probably too expensive even for 200 points.
-Lots of point drops, of note are Berserker Brock riders are about the same price, most other cavalry is 20% more expensive.
-As before Infantry is cheaper, the biggest point drop is the Rangers.
-Ironbelcher Cannon and the Warsmith are dearer, but the Flame Belcher and Ironbelcher Organ Gun are cheaper.
-lots of small point changes, Penitent Mob have the biggest points drop.
Dwarf Army List UPS 2012.pdf
Elf Army Lists UPS 2012.pdf
Human Army List UPS 2012.pdf
This is one of the hardest lists to balance with Utterly Spineless. It still misses out on a positive army wide bonus, I was so tempted to just deduct 5% from each units points, as I have done with my own Sauron/Mordor Army list, but I have left the bonus out.
Cavalry up in points, in line with all other cavalry, Common heroes up, Uncommon heroes down, Infantry down.
So compared to other armies, overall Cavalry neutral, Infantry cheaper, and Heroes dearer.
Players should be pleased with the points relationship with Gore Riders, Fight Wagons and Gore Chariots.
A very mixed bag, Wights however are cheaper.
Mhorgoth the Faceless has a Fix Factor/Fudge Factor of -20 points included, this is because he is a  and he has so many magic spells, he should be 420 points, but is 400 points.
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Another mixed bag,
Down are Black Souls, Slave Orcs
Up are Lesser Obsidian Golem and Greater Obsidian Golem
Down are Abyssal Fiend, Death Stalker Simulacre, Lower Abyssals*
Heralds of Woe are looking better, but only because other cavalry are more expensive and have Crushing Strength, they and Human Scouts still need a little rules nudge, maybe by enhancing Nimble.
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