Hello Bannermen! Fábio Cury, Designer and Lead Developer of the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game writing to you here. In this article, we will address the changes made to the Starks for this update, listing what units have Ability changes, what units have changed in points, as well as changes that are unique to the Starks.
If you want to read more about general changes in Abilities overall, please check this article: Visions in the Flames 2023 (V2021.S02) - General
Faction Changes Overview: Most Stark units and Attachments have been performing as we’ve expected. The Faction’s major changes were a consequence of the changes to General Abilities more than to specific units.
We’ve listed all the changes below by category to help you out.
General Ability Changes:
Points Costs Changes:
The House Mormont Bruisers were not competing with other elite units from the Stark roster. Rather than reworking the unit, we’ve dropped them by 1 point, since their abilities and stats are more on-par with other 6 points Stark units.
Specific Ability Changes:
Bulwark Formation was either too effective or not used at all! By swapping this ability with the Order: Hold the Line!, we’ve reinforced the Karstark theme of aggressive attrition.
This change will keep them in par with other ranged units in their points range.
A rare occurrence, this Visions In The Flames article was short and sweet! We hope you’ve enjoyed following our thought process for these changes that affect the Starks and as always keep watching the flames for more visions.