Rules to have fun
While reading the Warscrolls I noticed several fun rules I like to share with you:
Let’s start with Bretonia and the Grail Knights:
The Grail Vow: You can re-roll all failed
hit rolls for this unit if, before rolling the
dice, you hold aloft a grail or goblet and
shout ‘For the Lady’ in a heroic voice.
So don’t forget your Grail next time you play.
Then Daemons of Chaos have two of these rules. First the Great Unclean One:
Grandfather’s Joy: If a Great Unclean One
uses this ability, then whenever you roll
a 7 for a Nurgle Daemon unit in your
next charge phase you can shout ‘seven’
in mirthful tones. If you do, that unit can
make 1 extra attack with each of its melee
weapons in the following combat phase.
And the masque of Slaanesh:
The Endless Dance: If you are dancing
while rolling the dice for the Masque’s
attacks in the combat phase, you can reroll
any failed hit rolls. If, at any point, you
can coerce your opponent to join in, you
can re-roll any failed wound rolls as well.
So next time you see someone dancing while playing Tabletop, you know now why.
Dark Elves are next with Bloodwrack Medusa/Shrine:
Bloodwrack Stare: When making a
Bloodwrack Stare attack, pick a visible
unit within range and roll a dice for each
model in that unit; for each roll of 6 or
more that unit suffers a mortal wound as
they foolishly meet the Medusa’s deadly
gaze. You can add 1 to these dice rolls if,
between the time you declare the target of
the attack and time you roll the dice, your
opponent looks you directly in the eye.
Could be a bit complicated to declare a unit, stare into your opponents eyes while rolling a dice.
And the Death Hag:
Touch of Death: Select a unit within 3" and
then hide a dice in one of your hands. Ask
your opponent to pick a hand; if that hand
is holding the dice, the unit you picked
suffers D3 mortal wounds.
You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Gamesworkshopland, and I show you how deep Age of Sigmar goes.
Dwarves have four, starting with Thorgrim:
Great Book of Grudges: When Thorgrim
is set up, select an enemy unit on the
battlefield. You can re-roll any failed
wound rolls when a Dispossessed model
from your army targets that unit. In
addition, if you lose the battle, write down
the name of your opponent’s general. The
next time Thorgrim faces this general,
you can select an additional 3 enemy units
for this ability to apply to (one must be or
include the enemy general).
Always keep track of things, who knows when you need it.
Then Josef Bugman:
Liquid Fortification: You can add 1 to
the Bravery of Josef Bugman and any
Dispossessed unit from your army
within 4" of him whilst you are holding
Next Thane with Battlestandard:
Honour of the Clan: It is a Thane’s duty
to uphold the honour of his clan, and his
fighting prowess is as deadly as his beard is
magnificent. You can re-roll any failed hit
rolls when attacking with a Thane so long
as you have a bigger and more impressive
beard than your opponent.
A bit unfair towards female players.
Old Grumblers: In your hero phase,
you can complain about something in a
suitably Dwarfish manner. For example,
the hardships you endured when you were
younger, how the youth of today don’t
respect their elders, how expensive beer
is etc. If you do, this unit of Longbeards
will join in and you can pick one of the
grumblings listed below. The effects last
until your next hero phase.
That’s right, beer is far too expensive, when you go out to party, then half your months salary is gone just for beer. And then the youth, nothing better to do then painting minitures and throwing around dices.
Lizardmen got one with Tetto’Eko:
Cosmic Herald: In your hero phase,
Tetto’eko can attempt to scry the future.
Both you and your opponent secretly place
a dice to show any number, then reveal
them. You gain as many insights as the
number on your dice – however, if your
opponent’s dice shows the same number,
Tetto’eko misreads the portents that are
revealed and your opponent gains the
insights instead! Each insight can be used
to re-roll any single dice before your next
They forgot to mention that you get a Bonus if you bring Taro cards and a Crystal Globe with you.
Let’s continue with Ogres and Greasus Goldtooth:
Everyone Has Their Price: If Greasus
Goldtooth uses this ability, select an enemy
unit anywhere on the battlefield and
choose one of the effects listed below:
- The unit cannot move in its next turn.
- The unit cannot move, attack or cast
spells in its next turn.
- All models in the unit immediately flee.
- The unit changes sides and immediately
comes under your control.
Then, offer your opponent a bribe (this
can be anything you want to offer). If your
opponent accepts your bribe, the chosen
effect takes place – otherwise, nothing
happens. Players are free to haggle over the
offered bribe, or propose a counter-offer...
How much is a victory worth to you?
Then the Empire got two, first Kurt Helborg:
Pride of the Reiksguard: Helborg’s
skill is as legendary as his moustache is
magnificent. You can re-roll any failed hit
rolls when attacking with the Runefang
so long as you have a bigger and more
impressive moustache than your opponent.
Another moustache contest, well looks like bearded players clearly have the advantage in Age of Sigmar.
Next Marius Leitdorf:
The Mad Count: Marius Leitdorf is an
exceptional swordsman, even if he is totally
insane. If, during your hero phase, you
pretend to ride an imaginary horse, you
can re-roll failed hit rolls for the Averland
Runefang until your next hero phase. If
you actually talk to your imaginary horse
you can re-roll failed wound rolls as well.
Can’t wait to see someone galloping around the table.
Then my favourite with Tomb Kings and Settra:
And He Did Say ‘War’, and the World
Did Tremble...: If Settra the Imperishable
uses this ability, you must hold out your
hand and utter ‘War’ in a supremely
commanding tone. If you do, then until
your next hero phase you can add 1 to all
hit rolls for Death units in your army
that are within 18" of Settra in the combat
phase. If a Deathrattle unit is affected
by this ability, you can also add 1 to their
wound rolls in the combat phase. However,
if Settra is your general, you must not
kneel for any reason during the battle. If
you do, even once, you immediately lose
the battle. Settra does not kneel!
“WAR!!!”, just testing.
Vampire Counts got two, first Manfred, Mortarch of Night:
Mortarch of Night: If it is nighttime, or
you cannot see the sun, you can add 1 to all
hit and wound rolls for Gheistvor.
Lock the doors, barricade the windows, never let the sun in. The sun is ...
Second is Konrad von Carstein:
One Bat Short of a Belfry: Konrad is a
violent lunatic, and his temper does little
to help his stretched sanity. If, during
your hero phase, you talk to Konrad von
Carstein, you can re-roll all hit rolls of
1 for him until your next hero phase. If
Konrad von Carstein talks back to you,
re‑roll all failed hit rolls instead.
Who knows, maybe Konrad is a more interesting person than your opponent.
Last but not least, Warriors of Chaos, first Wulfrik:
The Gift of Tongues: At the start of
the combat phase, Wulfrik can issue an
indelicate challenge in his foe’s tongue
if there is an enemy Hero within 3".
Issue your opponent with a challenge
of your own – you can be as mocking,
rude or insulting as you dare; if your
opponent rises to the bait and they change
expression, even so much as crack a smile
or a glimmer of shock, Wulfrik’s challenge
is successful and you can re-roll failed hit
rolls for any attacks he makes this phase
against enemy Heroes.
Why are you so cruel to me. Can’t we all just be friends?
And the last one, Sigvald:
Supreme Vanity: Sigvald is narcissism
personified, unable to go more than a
few moments without seeking a mirrored
surface. You can re-roll failed save rolls
for Sigvald if you can see your reflection
or are holding a mirror when you roll the
dice. However, if the result of any of these
re‑rolls is 1, Sigvald becomes entranced by
his own perfection, and cannot pile in or
make attacks for the rest of the phase.
Will GW start selling mirrors along with Sigvald now?
These are all the “Fun Rules” I found, if I missed any, please let me know. Enjoy them and have fun.
Best regards Andy