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by Oberon
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Warmachine by Privateer Press
Replies: 27
Views: 11674

Re: Warmachine by Privateer Press

I haven't posted to Ulthuan for months now, because I found the joy of warmachine. I really enjoy the smooth rule mechanics and the dedicated privateer employs who answer rules questions in real time on the forums. It's refreshing not to see endless posts of rules lawyering! It's also a much more ce...
by Oberon
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: High Elf Culture
Topic: High Elf Foreign Legions?
Replies: 52
Views: 13823

Re: High Elf Foreign Legions?

Such a narrow view for one of the sons of Yvresse.
by Oberon
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: Shooting Phase Warmachines vs Archers
Replies: 12
Views: 3008

Re: Shooting Phase Warmachines vs Archers

Given that warhammer cannons are definitely not 18th and 19th century weapon systems, we can not use those professional artillery crews as an example. I think the OP has a good point. I would note that adding engineers for the empire or a specific rune of smokeless powder for dwarves in order to fir...
by Oberon
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: How do you invade Ulthuan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: How do you invade Ulthuan?

I didn't read defenders of Ulthuan. Is what I described what happens in the book? It seems like the best option to me. The composite risk of the operation is certainly acceptable when you consider the objective. I apologize for my terrible sentence structure of my previous post. It was a stream of c...
by Oberon
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: How do you invade Ulthuan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: How do you invade Ulthuan?

I'm going to have to weigh in here. I think we're all thinking too small here. Given that each invasion of Malekith has failed for thousands of years, this kind of undertaking is bigger than he's ever dreamed. It may be his hubris that simply blinds him from the immensity of what he is trying to ach...
by Oberon
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Have you guys heard of death before?
Replies: 56
Views: 4824

Re: Have you guys heard of death before?

Hah! You dang, kiwi foreigners! I ain't speakin' English, I'm speakin' 'Merican! :lol: YEEHAW!!
by Oberon
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Have you guys heard of death before?
Replies: 56
Views: 4824

Re: Have you guys heard of death before?

@arratak It would have to be a necromancer, but they don't have all that great leadership either. I have to agree with the main sentiment here: that death isn't really a rule to be worried about, but rather an exception that could happen. We all want our characters to survive to the end, but our str...
by Oberon
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Army Lists
Topic: Bolt Thrower's Battle Log - Where'd 2012 go?
Replies: 50
Views: 12735

Re: Bolt Thrower's Battle Log - Updated 2/5 HE vs. LM 2500

I feel your pain against lizardmen. They can be very tricky with the variety of skirmishing troops and the salamanders devour t3 troops. Cold blooded often makes steadfast units immovable. A couple of things: I know you are used to rolling with life (I used it all the time before switching to shadow...
by Oberon
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Skaven Bunker
Replies: 18
Views: 1354

Re: Skaven Bunker

I wouldn't call it dodgy. With the storm banner and skaven shooting an eagle may not be able to pull that longer than a turn. Against a doom wheel it will definitely be one turn.
by Oberon
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Its That Time of Year Again; Adepticon
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Its That Time of Year Again; Adepticon

What is your thousand point list?
by Oberon
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: 8th ed - Army Lists
Topic: Bolt Thrower's Battle Log - Where'd 2012 go?
Replies: 50
Views: 12735

Re: Bolt Thrower's Battle Log - Updated Battle Prep vs. LM 2500

Salamanders and the stegadon should be the first priority. I would move your Mage out of your blocks once the skinks are toast; this would mitigate the dwellers risk. I would also much rather face a lizardmen army using life instead of light; count your blessings! He's in a much riskier position wit...
by Oberon
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Warhammer 8th edition
Topic: New Spells for the High elves
Replies: 10
Views: 2714

Re: New Spells for the High elves

@Azazel I can appreciate trying to really capture the centuries of magical mastery in the Elf race with High Magic. High Magic I think is supposed to encompass all the lores through representing their attributes into one. This is probably what causes the current lore to seem like that eclectic 'bag ...
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Ingame Tips and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 3589

Re: Ingame Tips and Tricks

Champs add an extra attack, sometimes other stat additions, a possible magic item and eliminates him from a future challenge. Its worth allocating, since our HE will likely kill him outright 8 out of 10 times.
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: High Elf Culture
Topic: Rally the banners! Yvresse stands resolute!
Replies: 65
Views: 31672

Re: Rally the banners! Yvresse stands resolute!

Hmmm, something very bad must have happened there. Something during the time of the reigns of th Meliane Wardens?
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: High Elf Culture
Topic: Rally the banners! Yvresse stands resolute!
Replies: 65
Views: 31672

Re: Rally the banners! Yvresse stands resolute!

What is the significance of the dark isle?
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: High Elf Culture
Topic: Rally the banners! Yvresse stands resolute!
Replies: 65
Views: 31672

Re: Rally the banners! Yvresse stands resolute!

Hmmm, I could see the shrine situated exactly where it is. House Meliane seems to be one of the most ancient houses in Yvresse, stands to reason they would also have been leaders religiously as well. I appreciate both maps. A little inconsistency is fine. Magic isn't necessarily as accurate as surve...
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: 8th ed - Army Lists
Topic: Edrain's Avengers of Yvresse, Updated 2/8! :D
Replies: 24
Views: 2076

Re: Edrain's Avengers of Yvresse, 2400 pts. Painted Archer :D

@Edrain A solid start. As you work through the painting, practice watering down your layers, it will help give you a smooth finish. I know you are looking at time versus quality, but it pays dividends later. This is especially true when using metallics and developing a mirror sheen. On your list, th...
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: High Elven Princess daughter of Finubar. In VC book!
Replies: 61
Views: 8989

Re: High Elven Princess daughter of Finubar. In VC book!

+1 Lordcal If anyone has read the Von Carstein trilogy it only takes one Archmage to appear with four Swordmasters to ruin the day of Necromantic magic mongers. I can't remember if it was Vlad or Konrad's minions when they appear, but the power differential is night and day. And that is just a red-s...
by Oberon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

As I think more about the game I just played, I had several more thoughts in the aftermath of the triumph over Chaos: 1.) The Talisman of Loec. I know its popular and I can see why. I'm starting to think about grabbing it, just to force my way through on those really important combats. During the ba...
by Oberon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

Just won the match against the WoC player. He's relatively new to the game and his army. His list wasn't especially hard and the game was fairly won from turn 2 on. I'm not sure if I'll put together a full on report, but maybe if I get bored... Some take aways from the game: Shadow performed very we...
by Oberon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

@Andrew I would have loved to use my eagles like that, unfortunately the Storm Banner was active. I dislike turning units around, but the depleted unit was in no danger from charges and would have had plenty of time to reform and rejoin the battle. Of course, they were on the receiving end of 2 plag...
by Oberon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Chariots: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 24
Views: 1584

Re: Chariots: Yay or Nay?

Ive found the tiranoc chariot to be a good investment into a support unit. It's one of the few items in our list with 4 Wounds, t4 and a save, so I think this sets it apart. Yes, it can be destroyed by any number of high strength attacks, but what can't? Even the equal expenditure of points into a s...
by Oberon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

Oh, I dropped the Mage in favor of my dragon princes. Much better to have them back.
by Oberon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

My opponent opted for the forfeit anyway. He felt like it was deserved for the time we invested in that game. We will meet again soon. I got another game in today with a good friend in the league and his lizardmen. We go back and forth a bit. Not much to report, it was a bloody mess on both sides bu...
by Oberon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: HE's worst enemies, both in background and in reality
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: HE's worst enemies, both in background and in reality

In game it's a toss up between daemons and druchii for me. The animosity goes back sofar for daemons, that is not something that diminishes with time.

Tabletop is Skaven.
by Oberon
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

My opponent and I just hashed it out and agreed the list was illegal. Our league rules state that a forfeit occurs, but I left it up to him if he wants to rematch instead. He's a good guy. There may be a chance to redeem Oberon against that wily grey seer!
by Oberon
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

@dabber Yeah, the diagram is a bit skewed; the Jezzails were just within 6 inches. I realized my dispel mistake the moment after I tried. And I just looked up Death again. Right on about the MR and Ward. The list I was using is not really the 'normal' list. I was very intrigued by certain tactical p...
by Oberon
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! Battle Report 2 (6th Game)

Battle Report 2 (6th Winter League Game) This battle was anxiously awaited by the forces of Ulthuan. For some history: I had played this Skaven in our last league and we fought to a brutal draw. I was happy with that result, but I knew that I could win a game against the least of all races. However,...
by Oberon
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

@dabber

Yes, I had the same question when I performed that move and we scoured the brb, our resident rules lawyers and the FAQ and couldn't find anything preventing the maneuver. Good to know if you find yourself in those tight spaces.
by Oberon
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: The Muster Marches to War! (1st Batrep of our winter league)

@Curu Thanks, I was very worried when the dice utterly failed me. I had made that overrun expecting a high a probability of making the following charges. Unfortunately those low percentage chances always seem to haunt me. Fortunately Oberon and his brother were in a position to race forward. As far ...