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by Baeronvonbleat
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Best High Elf unit in history of the game?
Replies: 27
Views: 5038

Re: Best High Elf unit in history of the game?

Nod to the phoenix guard unit here, with Caradryan jammed in for added effect. Mix with a lore of beasts mage, and they quickl become a rock that people just can't get rid of. I was in an escalation tournament and despite the enemies they fought, and the ire they inspired in skaven, daemons, empire,...
by Baeronvonbleat
Thu May 30, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: HE MSU v Chariot Spam WoC- Deployment
Replies: 25
Views: 7419

Re: HE MSU v Chariot Spam WoC- Deployment

When you dual-flank charged the Gorebeast chariot, did the Gorebeast attack? Two wounds seems like a high output without the gorebeast attacking back (the critter pulling a chariot doesn't get to attack if the chariot is flank charged). If that was just the crew, I'm impressed by the output.
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue May 28, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Alice themed HE army
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Alice themed HE army

White Rabbit on a flying book - BSB on eagle

Walrus/Carpenter (Seaguard/Oysters with heros?) Or silverhelm bus would work just as well, with Oyster helms.

Dandelion chariot - White lion chariot

Caterpillar mage.
by Baeronvonbleat
Mon May 06, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Reaver Bow
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Reaver Bow

Strength + 1 means with Savage Beast of Horros, you get 3 strength 8 shots >.>

WOOOH!!!
by Baeronvonbleat
Mon May 06, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: How does the Reaver Bow work?
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: How does the Reaver Bow work?

Nah, the weapon you use determines how you shoot. So, if a unit has a repeater crossbow on one model, a shortbow on another, blowpipes on a third, and a bolt thrower on the fourth... (yeah, it's a weird unit.) Repeater crossbow would shoot at Str 4 multi shot, 24 inches. Shortbow would be 24 inches....
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri May 03, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Feelings about the new book
Replies: 98
Views: 8193

Re: Feelings about the new book

My first thoughts on Teclis were that he had a huge nerf. But able to pick one spell of your choice from each lore... is crazy. You can really build some of those devestating comboes that you'd otherwise really have to tweak your deck to get to. Miasma, Purple Sun, Throne of Vines (MUWAHAHAHAH), Com...
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri May 03, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: MSU (infantry) style Elves with new book?
Replies: 29
Views: 2134

Re: MSU (infantry) style Elves with new book?

I may build 10x Lion cubes with a spare guy in the back rank. Sword masters tend to be better in 1x5 (or 1x7) lines anyway. And Phoenix guard are still best in fully ranked units (though they only got better this edition, as they kept re-rolls, and gained the extra rank of damage). Cheap checkboard ...
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri May 03, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Silver Helms in the Lance Formation
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: Silver Helms in the Lance Formation

This formation does also provide a neat strategy - Take nine silver helms, charge through an enemy force to a secondary rank target, win combat, and combat reform to 9 wide, blocking the movement up for their turn. Combat reforms dont' need to be symmetrical (right? <.<) So you could unload the two ...
by Baeronvonbleat
Thu May 02, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Feelings about the new book
Replies: 98
Views: 8193

Re: Feelings about the new book

Pros Slight discount in Core units Silverhelms/Reavers moved to Core (greater variety in core choices) Shadow Warriors discounted Chariots/Bolt Throwers discounted Eagles get ASF? Re-roll to hit make them less likely to attack with foam claws! Griphons - Priced and with ASF option makes them get re...
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1
Replies: 2026
Views: 157974

Re: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1

Someone suggested somewhere that the first spot from a cannon should scatter (artillery die + scatter), adjusted by BS to be accurate. Everything else works the same. I think this would be a nice touch...
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1
Replies: 2026
Views: 157974

Re: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1

Oh, I didn't even consider the Fury Ring... Unit A - Swordmasters with Asuryan Prince, some other noble, and a high archmage in the second rank to boost the WS of the unit to 3+. Unit B - 20 Phoenix Guard (unbreakable?) with champ with the ring of Fury (save the last die to get the bound spell off a...
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Which magic item are you going to miss the most?
Replies: 43
Views: 4030

Re: Which magic item are you going to miss the most?

In Memoriam [/i] Remembering Those We Lost in 2013 Bow of the Seafare Sword of Hoeth White Sword Blade of Sea Gold Foe Bane Armour of Protection Gold Shield Armour of the Stars Armour of Heroes Tremekador's Gauntlets Helm of Fortune Dragonscale Shield Mask of the Merlord Vambraces of Defense Lorema...
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1
Replies: 2026
Views: 157974

Re: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1

Has there been any confirmation on the Phoenix Guard? Same rules, new rules etc?
by Baeronvonbleat
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1
Replies: 2026
Views: 157974

Re: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1

A cavalry prince with the reaver bow will be devastating now... Cavalry prince won't be able to march and shoot, so it limits the use (from my experience). In addition, reaver bow seems to have multiple shot rule, not just 3 shots, so that's another -1 modifier, and I read somewhere it's only a +1 ...
by Baeronvonbleat
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Return of the Halberd
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Return of the Halberd

Str 6 without re-rolls vs Str 5 against T3 models with 1+ AS = Even. In almost every other way, Str 6 is better in ever situation, until you get to 5+ AS. So unless it's just RnF fodder, the Str 6 wins, even without re-roll. *edit* Leaping Sword and Giant's Blade are both very nice options for our c...
by Baeronvonbleat
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1
Replies: 2026
Views: 157974

Re: New release the 90% confirmed Many Many new updates Page1

BS 7 prince, nice. So I moved, and you're in a building? I guess I hit on 3s. Wait. It's a minus to hit modifier, right? Not a minus to Ballistic Skill. So normally hitting on 2's you'd be at -3 to hit, meaning hitting on 5's. BS 7 hits on a 0+, with 1's always missing. Just like an AS 1+, with a -...
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.
Replies: 3696
Views: 366230

Re: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.

I've been I staunch supporter of Phoenix Guard through 8th edition. I've run something of a bus with great success (20, with mage, bsb, and hero), I've used them as units that carry a single hero, I've had them as assault forces. They're great. With the news that they might be unbreakable, I was kin...
by Baeronvonbleat
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.
Replies: 3696
Views: 366230

Re: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.

Martial prowess also imlies that Dragon Princes would get 20 attacks in 5x2 formation. Nice upgrade of 5 attacks. That huge blurb from the German website a few pages back seems way overboard. Combing Martial Prowess - Extra rank + Full attacks from supporting ranks + Supporting attacks in all direc...
by Baeronvonbleat
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.
Replies: 3696
Views: 366230

Re: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.

Martial prowess also imlies that Dragon Princes would get 20 attacks in 5x2 formation. Nice upgrade of 5 attacks.
by Baeronvonbleat
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.
Replies: 3696
Views: 366230

Re: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.

That huge blurb from the German website a few pages back seems way overboard. Combing Martial Prowess - Extra rank + Full attacks from supporting ranks + Supporting attacks in all directions A 5x3 unit of swordmasters that gets flanked charged would still make 18 ASF, Re-roll to hit str5 attacks. Ho...
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Best up to 40 pt Item?
Replies: 28
Views: 1750

Re: Best up to 40 pt Item?

Golden crown, Loremaster Cloak, Sacred Incense on the Cavalry prince.

This leaves you with options if you get a low roll (Loec or Trickster), or buffing the mage with better gear with a high roll.

Did you have any other characters?

Also, can the item go on a champion instead of a character?
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Sooo... It looks like Asur in "MAY" 2013.
Replies: 3696
Views: 366230

Re: Sooo... It looks like Asur in 2013.

I'm perfectly content with MC tools in the High Elf tool box. It'll be interesting, it'll be another fun item to use, and as I've found with High Elves more so then any other race I've played with, tools are really added flavor to a unique and tactical play style that is really missing from other ar...
by Baeronvonbleat
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Other armies struggling against ASF rerolls?
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Other armies struggling against ASF rerolls?

I get the same complaint from my gaming group, coming from: Lizardmen - Hates ASF + Eagles Skaven - Hates ASF + Eagles Empire - Hates ASF + Eagles WoC DE - Hates high elves (I think it's a racial thing, so that's ok) Dwarves OnG The only person who doesn't hate high elves is the friendly TK/Beasts p...
by Baeronvonbleat
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Get Ready for the Storm of Chaos...
Replies: 94
Views: 6553

Re: Get Ready for the Storm of Chaos...

How are the magic lores? I heard a recap earlier, and they sounded really harsh for us to face.
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Double chaos shrines
Replies: 21
Views: 1875

Re: Double chaos shrines

It's not a re-roll in the standard sense. If you get a result you can't implement, you roll again.

So yes, the current rules for the warshrine allow you to keep going.
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Army Lists
Topic: What is the top winning army list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1724

Re: What is the top winning army list?

High Elves are definitely not a list you can just sit back and win games with, and I really can't see how defensive play ever wins games with high elves. We're so incredibly vulnerable to ranged damage it's silly, especially with the cost. What point level are they playing at? What units do they use...
by Baeronvonbleat
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Using death lore for attribute rather than priority targets
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Using death lore for attribute rather than priority targets

I did this with my RGoH lord on dragon (Death magic). It takes out some of the beefy targets really nicely, and gets you some dice back.
by Baeronvonbleat
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Army Lists
Topic: The Sky is Falling 2500
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: The Sky is Falling 2500

Agree that if you're going to pin them with comets, you need the chaffe to keep the enemy in place. So tons of cheap tiny units is probably ideal!
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Alith Anar
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Alith Anar

You could always go Alith'anar, prince with Seafarer bow, in a unit of shadow warriors. That's -2 to be hit (Alith'anar and the skirmishing rule), and some serious double shot bolt thrower action (with stand and shoot option). With scouting you'll have some nice flank shot options early on, and you ...
by Baeronvonbleat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Small, special army VS large normal army
Replies: 15
Views: 2617

Re: Small, special army VS large normal army

Vanguard armies get full points for models killed, but only reward points for full units being killed on their side. Games are 6 turns long, starting with the end of Turn 3, roll a d6. If d6+Turns > 8, game ends. Characters, banners, and generals killed by the vanguard army reward double points. Tie...