Really? A Lords of War Draft?
Hopefully yes, that is I am going to give it a go this weekend at Gambit Games if I can get enough interest! This is how I think it should work ...
Each player will pay £5 and for each person in the event a deck (either dwarf, elf, orc or lizardmen) will be added face down to the pool of decks! These decks will be assigned at random to a seat around the table and then each player will be assigned a seat!
This is the general of there army and they must keep it! The player will pace it face down in front of them! This starts you mercenary army pile! (You do not show it to the other players)
Next players must choose the rest of his armies commanders, to do this every player sorts through the deck and finds the five command cards! They then pass these cards to the player on there left! This player must then select one and pass the rest to the player on their left! Each time a player takes a card they put it face down on top of there army pile! This continues until all of the command cards have been taken!
This will continue until all the cards have been selected! At the end of the process players should count through their decks to make sure that they have 36 in total!
Finally its time to see how good your new army is! There will now be three rounds but as this is planned to be a quick format the normal winning conditions will be changed to...
3 Command Cards or 15 Cards in Total!
Also rather than working out the points for each game players will be awarded 5 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and nothing for a game loss! Each round will last upto 30 minutes with an additional 3 turns if the time runs out before the game resolves!