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Mephaine
09-05-2009, 19:53
Ok guys this something i have been confused about for some time, been in a few arguements over it but what the hey here we go.
Initially you pick your faction, duh, but then it mentions allegiances whether your allegiance is to good or to evil. Now arguements have been once you pick your army thats it but do you guys think the rulebook means u can pick your allegiance thus allowing u to alter ur ally tables and whether you get fate or fortunes. Just need some clarification.

Erethor
10-05-2009, 01:14
Nope. The passage you're talking about basically says don't pick your army strictly on the basis of good or evil, but rather the army that appeals to you the most. In no way does it mean that you can take evil fates and allies for good armies and such.

thorgrim
10-05-2009, 20:31
Yes you can. You pick your army that you would like to use then decide weather that army is good or evil. Depending on your allegiance you get the relevent list of allies and the use of fate or fortunes.

The final paragraph in the Choose faction sections states: Your allegiance is very important, as this dictates the allies you'll be able to take, and the Fortunes and Fates available to your army.

So if you had Dwarfs and choose to be Evil then you would only be able to ally with Evil factions and would only be able to choose Fates.

Rirekon
10-05-2009, 21:54
Sorry thorgrim, but you're misreading it; The important passage is

When you've chosen your faction, you'll also have made a far more profound decision, indeed one that could determine the final fate of Middle-earth. The decision in question is your allegiance to Good or Evil.
It then goes on to talk about why this is important as it affects your allies etc...

The passage quoted above is pretty clear that selecting your faction also dictates your allegiance to Good or Evil.

Erethor
10-05-2009, 22:17
Yes you can. You pick your army that you would like to use then decide weather that army is good or evil. Depending on your allegiance you get the relevent list of allies and the use of fate or fortunes.

The final paragraph in the Choose faction sections states: Your allegiance is very important, as this dictates the allies you'll be able to take, and the Fortunes and Fates available to your army.

So if you had Dwarfs and choose to be Evil then you would only be able to ally with Evil factions and would only be able to choose Fates.

Sorry, but you're wrong. When you choose a faction, you have basically sworn an allegiance to either good or evil. Hence the reason the paragraph says "...you'll also have made a far more profound decision..."

Emphasis mine. This should show that by picking your faction, you've picked an "allegiance."

This paragraph is just a fluff piece. It has no bearing on the rules. I think you just took it out of context. As I stated, this was just put here to tell gamers, "Hey, you may be a fan of Good or Evil, but you shouldn't base your army selection just on that. You should pick the army that appeals to you the most, despite them being good or evil."

Yeah, they could have just said that, but they dressed it up to make it more "ring-ish".

In short: You pick either a good or evil faction, which determines your allies and fates or fortunes. That's it. Rules for 'Allegiances' as such don't exist.