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A few of my friends and I've been interested in starting WHFB and I have yet to quite understand the concept of army construction. I know there's no force organization chart like in 40k.
I have yet to get the army books if it is located in them.
I'm just confused right now. And the search didn't help.
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It more or less works like an FOC, just with different names.
There are two major differences:
1: There is no upper limit on how many units you can take from Core ('Troops' from 40K).
2: It scales with the size of the game. You're allowed to take more total characters, specials and rares as the game size goes up from under 2000, 2000 to 2499, 2500 to 2999 etc. Under 2,000 pts you're not even allowed to use 'Lord' level characters.
And yes, it's in the army books, not in the main rulebook. Most of them are identical, the only one I can think of offhand that is different is the High Elf army book.
aetherguy881, it's just like InquisitorAffe explained. It's similar to force organisation except it's based on the size of the army and there's no limit to the numbers of core. Each army book has a table in it where you look up the points limit you're going to play and that tells you how many of each unit type you can have. It gives you a minimum number of core units you must take and a maximum number of specials/rares.
It has values for below 2000 points, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999 etc, then tells you how many you can add for every plus 1000 points after that.
There's also another table which tells you how many characters you can take, and how many out of that limit are allowed to be lord level.
The High Elves have a slightly different army composition, as it's one of the strengths of that army that they have a lower minimum number of cores and are allowed to take more specials/rare than other armies.
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Brets get a free BSB, so they might have 5 total at 2000.
For 2000, you can have four hero totals, one of which may be a lord. Then it's usually 3 core minimum (some units are disallowed per army book), 4 special max, and 2 rare max. Again army books make exceptions like 2 for 1 units, so maybe 2 bolt throwers make 1 rare slot.
there aren't unit's that are dissallowed as core, though there are some units that are considered Core but that do not count towards meeting your army composition.
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kinda like some units in 40k (lesser daemons in Chaos Space Marines) don't use up Force Organization slots.
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