Well it looks like some of The Dice Abide Dudes are going to be heading to Antioch to take part in the Bay Area Open 2012. I was excited for this event after Comikaze, but with the rules announcement here I got a little more excited when I checked out the missions.
At Comikaze, the guys ran pure book missions. Book missions offer balance to the game, but provide match-up issues for some armies. At the Bay Area Open 2012, all 3 missions will be utilized in every round. That is, there will be two objectives for capture and control; three objectives for seize ground; and kill points. The winner is the one who wins more of the missions. I feel this completely neutralizes the advantage armies have in specific missions and focuses more on generalship. This type of mission set-up takes it further than NOVA, in that NOVA still has a primary objective which can lead to match-up advantages. The BAO has taken some nice steps to even the playing field.
I know my Dark Eldar are happy campers; in the last two major tournaments I have played in I am only 1-3 in Kill Point missions, and 4-0-2 in objective based missions. I still haven’t decided what I am going to take, and am still working out the logistics with the drive and work, but it’s shaping up to be a fun weekend. Regardless, The Dice Abide should be well represented in both the team tournament and the 40k Championships.
What does everything think of the tri-mission set-up? Good? Bad? Do you prefer the NOVA or BAO method more?
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