First off. Apologies if someone has already posted something similar to this. :s
Right, I'm currently putting together a campaign for Mordheim and I'm trying to find ways to make the games more interesting.
One of the ideas that sprang to mind was an easy way of including underground sewer systems.
First off you'll need something to represent sewer grates. (I'm planning on converting some 40-50mm bases) Depending on how much access you want to these you can include as many as you like. But it's best to scatter them around the board.
If a model ends its move in base-to-base contact with a sewer grate you may remove it from the board and declare that he is underground.
At the beginning of each of your subsequent movement phases roll a D6:
1: The model takes a wrong turn or something bad happens
Roll on the mishap table below
2-3: The model is crawling around, belly down in you don't want to know what
4-5: The model follows his gut instinct and bursts forth from a grate to confront his enemies
The model must make an iniative test. If he passes you may place him on the table next to a grate of your choice. If he fails, the model is placed next to a random grate on the table.
6: The model has an unerring sense of direction and gets to exactly where he needs to be
You may place the model in base contact with any sewer grate on the table. In addition, if conditions allow, the model may count as hidden when he emerges.
Sewers mishap table (Roll a D6):
1:The model has a particularly unfortunate incident in the sewers
The model counts as going out of action and makes a roll on the serious injuries table after the battle. Ignoring any rolls of "Captured" and "Sold to the pits"
2:The model panics in the cramped spaces and scrambles for a way out
Place the model in base contact with a randomly determined sewer grate. The model loses one of his items, cross it from the warband roster. This is determined randomly but can not be armour.
3-4:The model has no clue of his location and crawls around the sewers desperately looking for a way out
The model goes out of action but does not roll on the serious injuries table after the battle
5:The model miscalculates his exit point
Place the model in base contact with the sewer grate that is closest to an enemy model
6:The model can't stand the confined stench of the sewers
Place the model in base contact with the grate that he initially went into. He will not be able to use the sewer system for the rest of the battle
A few rules to go alongside this:
Large Creatures and models on cavalry bases may not use the sewers. They just don't fit.
Close combat will never occur in the sewers. The space is too small to stand let alone swing a weapon. If members of enemy warbands are in the sewers at the same time, it is assumed that they either didn't see each other or avoided a confrontation whilst in the tunnels.
And there you have it. I'ts a system that i will be playtesting at the weekend but feel free to use it/tweak it as need be.
Feedback is welcome.