The rules say:
"When damage inflicted to a Stronghold reaches its
Protection Value, the Stronghold is considered to be
breached, and does not protect any more the armies
inside it: All residual damage and any damage inflicted
afterwards is applied to the defending Army normally.
After a Stronghold is breached, the defender still
receives the +1 bonus to Combat Strength, but the
Target Number for the attacker becomes 5." p.21
When exactly is the new Target number applied? I have been playing a lot ot "Batte of the Five Armies" lately. In this game there is the explicit rule that the new Target Number kicks in the round after breaching the stronghold. The text in the Scenario rules of BotTA is ambigous. It comes down to the questions whether
a) the dice are rolled simultaneously or one after another - we thought simultaneously
b) the Target Number can change during one combat round - the rules are silent on this
As my friend and I both played Battle of the Five Armies we decided to let the Target Number change the next round. Does anybody know better?
Dice a are rolled together.
I think you are correct about the target number. Battle of five armies is based on these games and it was clarified for those rules.
Axis & Allies Developer and Playtester; War of the Ring Editor and Playtester
Yes, that's correct.