Heavy Metal, Warhammer’s second live event, when um… live yesterday. What that basically means is we have a new scenario to play, along with quick daily tasks to complete in order to gain early access to the two new tank classes coming out in December.
My initial thought was ‘weee, a scenario…’, but Reikland Factory is actually very impressive. It has a close quarters feel while allowing for a multitude of attack points and travel routes. It plays very fast, matches lasting between 5-10 minutes, and the two sides colliding early and often. The scoring system is also interesting, in that the center control point grants more points when it is captured, but less points over time, making it a good target to attack, but not something you can just hold and win. Early strategy seems to involve controlling the outer points while fighting skirmishes over the middle. Also of interest is that one of the outer points is placed very close to both sides spawn point, making it a hotspot for combat.
The event works well for me, since I’m trying to catch my renown rank up, and scenarios are a great way to do that, so I’ll be seeing Reikland early and often.