Hi all- just downloaded the new cards and faction list from the Dust 47 facebook page and was curious about what to do with my Blutkreuz starter. Specifically, the new faction list has not placed the Tropical Heinrich in the bleukreusz faction and has moved it to the NDAK faction. Does this mean that the KAMPFGRUPPE VON STEIN platoon is now basically illegal in terms of organization and cannot be used as a faction based force?
Its obviously something that one can house rule, but I was curious to see if anyone had heard anything about this shift.
Yes and no. When you build your army you have to make a few choices about the organization.
Your army can:
1. Be a Faction force
2. Contain one or more Platoon formations
3. Be both of the above
4. Be none of the above (you just take whatever you want up to your AP limit)
The Frank von Stein Starter can be used to build an army that contains the "Kampfgruppe von Stein", but since the Platoon includes a Unit from another sub-faction (NDAK) your army will not be a "Faction force" and will therefore not gain the 10% AP bonus.
If you remove the Tropical Heinrich (and add Blutkreuz/Bloc Units) you can make your army into a Faction Force and gain the 10% bonus, but it will no longer contain the "Kampfgruppe von Stein" Platoon.
So, in this case
you have to choose between Faction Force or Platoon (or none of them), since you can't have both with these specific Units.