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by Worloch
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: how to kill 3-5warsphinx/necrocats
Replies: 23
Views: 2970

Re: how to kill 3-5warsphinx/necrocats

Volume of attacks, all the way. Their is truly very little in our army that will wound a To 8 creature on anything but a 6, and even that requires help in some way (magic items or magic spells). Focus on killing, instead of just wounding, because if you do get a lucky wound in, you don't want to see...
by Worloch
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: How do you handle the terrorgheist?
Replies: 27
Views: 4768

Re: How do you handle the terrorgheist?

Yeah, it can be pretty powerful in certain situations, but as been highlighted in this thread already, the gheist has some serious limitations that can be exploited as well. - Since the power of the scream is directly related to remaining wounds on the gheist, removing wounds from it is like a 2 for...
by Worloch
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: How do you handle the terrorgheist?
Replies: 27
Views: 4768

Re: How do you handle the terrorgheist?

Q: Can the Ghostly Howl of a Tomb Banshee or the Death Shriek of
a Terrorgheist be used against an enemy unit locked in a close combat
that the Tomb Banshee or Terrorgheist is not themselves involved in?
(p31/48)
A: Yes.
Source
by Worloch
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Why the hate for High Magic?
Replies: 81
Views: 10655

Re: Why the hate for High Magic?

Simply put, High Magic is entirely too situational to justify the opportunity cost of taking it, most of the time. We have 3 Direct Damage spells, that become less than useful when the prime targets are engaged in CC. We have 3 Augments, 1 of which can't be cast in to CC, 1 of which requires a speci...
by Worloch
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Dark Elf Rumours
Replies: 729
Views: 74562

Re: Dark Elf Rumours

As per the sac dagger, i don't see how you can pass taking it, especially with shadow. The tome forces you to take dark magic, and while a great lore, lacks the "i win" spells of the brb, mind razor is just that good. I'm not sure i would consider a sac dagger bunker an unnecessary tax, w...
by Worloch
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Dark Elf Rumours
Replies: 729
Views: 74562

Re: Dark Elf Rumours

Overall, I think Shadow with just a dagger will be enough to seal to deal, but I'm a little wary of eating my Witches. This point in particular is something I've been mulling over. Dagger has been nerfed, but can still be a great addition to Magic Phase control, if you're willing to pay the cost. T...
by Worloch
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Dark Elf Rumours
Replies: 729
Views: 74562

Re: Dark Elf Rumours

What other Ld tests would we be taking? I was certainly not meaning against spells. As for tests we don't often have to take. Combat Resolution? Especially with the fear everyone has about Hatred from the Dark Elves. Means first round of combat will be an uphill battle. What's that? Our whole army ...
by Worloch
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Dark Elf Rumours
Replies: 729
Views: 74562

Re: Dark Elf Rumours

Yes but Valour of Ages is nowhere near as good as Hatred. Yes we have rerolls normally and they're not an autowin, but it's a combination of us losing rerolls and DE gaining them (albeit for only one round). Even when we don't lose them it's bad, take White Lions and Executioners for example. They ...
by Worloch
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Mals Blog- US Masters
Replies: 737
Views: 142737

Re: Mal's Blog - Star Dragon - CelestiCon Game 3 and Reax Up

I suggest keeping the original list for now, and maybe switching High to Beasts. One of the biggest issues with High is that fully 1/2 of the available spells are MM or DD (Soul Quench, Fiery, Tempest, Unforging). Once CC is joined in earnest, those spells lose a lot of their luster. The other half ...
by Worloch
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Phoenix Guard + Crown of Command; Getting the crown in there
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Re: Phoenix Guard + Crown of Command; Getting the crown in there

The difference is PG will likely beat TG straight up one on one. From your post it seem that you're saying that PG will not likely beat TG but that's not that case. Baseline, they are pretty equal, but someone has to win. Overall, it tips toward PG, but there are a lot of variances that come in to ...
by Worloch
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: New Lizardmen book, the good, the bad and the ugly
Replies: 100
Views: 16371

Re: New Lizardmen book, the good, the bad and the ugly

True enough, but I have found that it is actually not that easy for the LM player to arrange the scenario where triple Wildform is likely, and even double Wildform takes a lot of work. It seems to the me the strength in that build is the ability to have a higher change of getting at least 1 Wildform...
by Worloch
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: High elves VS Empire help
Replies: 42
Views: 6583

Re: High elves VS Empire help

While I understand people's frustration with their big toys being cannoned off, adding rules to make them worse really isn't fair to the Empire player. Cannons are their only answer to big gribblies. It's not like they have combat characters to do their killing. My second last game against ogres. F...
by Worloch
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Phoenix Guard + Crown of Command; Getting the crown in there
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Re: Phoenix Guard + Crown of Command; Getting the crown in there

Disagree. Equal points PG & TG with Full Command in 5x5 formation PG wins after 6 rounds of combat. 25 PG FC = 405 27 TF FC = 408 Round 1 to 3 PG kill 5 TG whilst TG kill 4 PG Round 4 PG kill 5 TG whilst TG kill 3 PG Round 5 PG Kill 4 TG whilst TG kill 2 PG Round 6 PG finish off TG. Overall the...
by Worloch
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Phoenix Guard + Crown of Command; Getting the crown in there
Replies: 18
Views: 2712

Re: Phoenix Guard + Crown of Command; Getting the crown in there

phoenix guard can get wrecked by temple guard, true story. Can - yes. Likely - not really. PG vs TG - 8/9 hit * 1/2 wound * 2/3 bypass AS = .296 wounds per attack on average TG vs PG - 1/2 hit * 5/6 wound * 6/6 bypass AS * 1/2 bypass WS = .208 wounds per attack on average Number of attacks will rea...
by Worloch
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: What to do vs big units of trolls
Replies: 22
Views: 3197

Re: What to do vs big units of trolls

What do you mean by "gardist"? He meant add 2 more Phoenix Guard models. I am assuming a typo on "Guards" but I'm not sure how you get gardist from guards. Any how, by replacing the Razor Standard with the Banner of Eternal Flame, you'll save exactly enough points to put 2 more ...
by Worloch
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: vs a dwarf gun-line
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: vs a dwarf gun-line

I think the big complaint with Dwarves is really that they don't have a lot of variation in their book if the want to build a competitive army. Gun lines aren't fun to play against, and I would argue that for many people, they aren't fun to play with either. Sometimes it does seem like tactics get r...
by Worloch
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Combat Prince Help
Replies: 28
Views: 3992

Re: Combat Prince Help

Other Tricksters Shard While no choas lord he adds some much need punch to the phoenix guard Hmm... OTS removes the ward of the PG next to him. So all opponents who can hit on those will hit them and kill loads of PG without wards? Well, not quite but the theory is solid - Putting your Prince w/ TO...
by Worloch
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Questions on High Elven Mobilty and Hard Hitting Units
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Questions on High Elven Mobilty and Hard Hitting Units

I believe my buddy who plays LM has stated that the new Aquatic rule for Skinks gives them steadfast in rivers and marshes as well, and they still get the Skirmishers Steadfast in Forests from the BRB, so depending on terrain, that can still be a factor. Skink Ld has taken a hit with the new book, s...
by Worloch
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Foot BSB without reaver bow - convince me
Replies: 39
Views: 5511

Re: Foot BSB without reaver bow - convince me

@Worloch Sure, you do get 2 distinct special rules with the BSB, but those rules are not weighted equally. It's like Valour of Ages vs Martial Prowess; all HE get both but how many times do you benefit from VoA? The critical thing with a BSB is the re-rolls, the +1CR is usually a bonus (some possib...
by Worloch
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Foot BSB without reaver bow - convince me
Replies: 39
Views: 5511

Re: Foot BSB without reaver bow - convince me

When you select to turn a character in to a BSB, you are in essence paying points for access to 2 special rules and taking on some additional caveats about how that character is built and plays. Caveat 1 - BSB's can normally take a Magic Standard cost any amount of points. Usually, in a Magic Banner...
by Worloch
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: New to elves and couple of ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: New to elves and couple of ideas

Martial Prowess on our Calvary is pretty cool, and gives us some decent options but when compared against the lance formation, it comes out as not quite as good. Lance Formation gives a few bonuses, the first of which has already been referenced: Brets can get Rank Bonuses while only 3 wide. This me...
by Worloch
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: 2 vs. 2 Magic power pool
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: 2 vs. 2 Magic power pool

BRB, pg 30, Roll for Winds of Magic makes no mention of team games, or changing the amount of PD or DD for team games. BRB, pg 136, Allied Armies section, has two sidebars specifically calling out Magic rules modifications for team games. The first sidebar is for Trusted Allies & Suspicious Alli...
by Worloch
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: HE 8th Ed Book - What would you have done differently?
Replies: 112
Views: 15769

Re: HE 8th Ed Book - What would you have done differently?

Off the top of my head - Loremaster: Option for HA, Option for to upgrade to level 3 Wizard SeaHelm: S&S option before the Reform reaction Anointed: Increases his units Ward Save by +1 (but not his own, caps at 3++) Dragon Mage: Reckless changed to - Can cast Magic Missiles and Direct Damage in ...
by Worloch
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: So what is the verdict?
Replies: 41
Views: 6142

Re: So what is the verdict?

If you're interested in the Loremaster and the Book of Hoeth, this thread is worth a read - http://www.ulthuan.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=45362 I haven't yet had the opportunity but it is my intention to give a Loremaster w/ Book, Sword of Might and Merwyrm Shield a try. The versatility is a...
by Worloch
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Cost of units
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Cost of units

At least we get ASF built in, that has to count for something. And while we obviously don't have the powerhouse combat lords combos, they aren't bad overall. Given that if we are taking a Prince as a combat lord, we are probably sticking him in a nice elite unit, then we can buff that unit including...
by Worloch
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Swedish Comp for the new High Elves
Replies: 34
Views: 4238

Re: Swedish Comp for the new High Elves

First of all for the people that complain that the swedish comp limit them so much in their listbuilding. Go rethink that. ... snip ... well you need to tailor your list to the comp obviously. ... So we should rethink about how the comp limits our list building by going back and tailoring our lists...
by Worloch
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Treeman, Wow
Replies: 47
Views: 3424

Re: Treeman, Wow

The White Lions failed to accomplish much of anything... I feel if I had gotten them into combat with the Treeman they would have wrecked him, but c'est la vie. I wouldn't be so sure. 13 WLs is 14 attacks, 7 hit, 3.5 wound and of those at least one should get saved (6+/5++) then he kills the unit. ...
by Worloch
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: How do you Everqueen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: How do you Everqueen?

Escort Unit White Lions are pretty clearly the front runner for a unit to join her to. PG already have a better Ward Save, and it won't stack. Great defense, but relatively weak offense. SM already have a worse Ward Save, and it won't stack. They have great offense, but defense is lacking, comparat...
by Worloch
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: 8th ed - Tactics Forum
Topic: Frost Phoenix Danger - Overconfidence! - What not to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Re: Frost Phoenix Danger - Overconfidence! - What not to do!

A lot of these anecdotes strike me more as bad luck, than being overconfident. For instance, charging 10 DE Crossbowmen - 20 shots hitting 5's (short range, S&S, Multiple Shots), wounding on 6's, Armor Save on 5's and Ward Save on 5's makes it 20*1/3*1/6*2/3*2/3=.4938 unsaved wounds on average. ...