Mission: Special Ops v2.1.0

Special OpsTime to start going through my missions and making updates for 6th edition. Most of the changes are just house keeping such as explaining what kill points are since 6th no longer uses them, at least by the title “kill points”, adding in page references, deployment changes, etc.

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Special Ops v2.1.0

After deciding deployment zones, but before deploying, each player must choose three of the missions below. You must elect one mission as your primary mission, one as secondary and the last as tertiary then write it down. Do not show it to your opponent until the end of the game.

Battlefield Control – Hold more table quarters with scoring units than your opponent (see below).
Domination – Get more Kill Points than your opponent (see below).
Blitzkrieg – Have at least four units of any type in the enemy’s deployment zone.
Against the Odds – Hold the center of the table with a scoring unit (see below).
Surgical Strike – Destroy all enemy troop and HQ units. Only units that take up a troop or HQ slot count, so dedicated transports do not count, neither do Space Marine Command Squads, Chaos Lesser Daemons, etc.

Primary (15pts) – Achieving your elected primary mission.

Secondary (10pts) – Achieving your elected secondary mission.

Tertiary (5pts) – Achieving your elected tertiary mission.

Quaternary (+1pt) – Achieving a mission listed above that you did not select.

Battlefield Control
To hold a table quarter you must have a scoring unit in a quarter with no enemy scoring or denial units also in that quarter.

For each enemy unit destroyed you get 1 KP (kill point). ICs and dedicated transports are also worth a KP. Units that have fled off the board, or are fleeing at the end of the game, are worth KP. Also any units in ongoing reserves at the end of the game are also worth KP.

Against the Odds
Place an objective in the center of the table regardless of if this is selected by either player since you can score points on this in the quaternary anyway. Use the standard objective rules (pg. 123), for claiming it. In addition, the objective is completely impassable. It cannot be moved upon by anything whatsoever, no exceptions.

* A single unit can only perform one mission. For example, if you take Battlefield Control and Against the Odds then a single unit can not claim a table quarter and the center, they have to choose which they are performing.

** If a mission is tied or neither player achieve it, with the exception of the quaternary, then both players split the points for that mission rounding up. Example: You took Battlefield Control for primary and your opponent took Against the Odds for primary. Neither of you managed to complete your mission and so you split the points. Likewise, if you completed Battlefield Control and your opponent completed Against the Odds then you’d split the points. However, if one of you completed your primary and your opponent did not then the player who did complete his/her mission gets full points.

*** If you table your opponent (destroy his/her entire army), then you may use the remaining turns, if there are any left, to achieve the missions. Tabling your opponent is not an automatic win, you still need to accomplish the missions.

Dawn of War (pg. 119)

Game Length
Standard game length (pg. 122), or time, whichever comes first.

Special Rules
Night Fighting (pg. 124), Reserves (pg. 124)


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  • JustHippie

    How about getting rid of the ** bit? Just below the mission paragraph before the list insert a paragraph explaining what folks are actually doing. I’ve seen several people just go down the list with no regard for their opponents achievement and give themselves points because they did achieve they’re mission(s).
    Oh, and Domination and Surg strike descriptors aren’t there?

    • True. I really should explain that better for this particular mission.

      • It might be better to change the wording to something like “Primary (15pts) – If you achieve your elected primary mission and your opponent does not achieve their elected primary objective. If both players achieve their primary objective split the points (rounding up.)”

  • Amberclad

    With the quarternary, is it +1 for EACH non-selected missions or +1 for any and all of them. Might need to clarify.

    • Good call. I’ll clarify that.

  • TheRhino

    Why not use Victory Points as termed in 6th Ed, instead of inventing a new term by using Kill Points?

    • You’ll notice they coined the term victory points for anything that you get points from, not just points from destroying units, as the old kill points were used for. Your secondary objectives in the stock missions give you victory points, your primary gives you victory points and they are not all killing related. On the one mission were killing is the primary, they explain you get 1 victory point for each unit killed, etc, etc, etc.

      Why they opted for using a vague term to encompass everything and nothing is beyond me.

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