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Hey guys, just a quick question: in 8th edition do beastmen have any viable themed lists eg. An all minotaur list (i remember back in the beasts of chaos book this list was viable and looked good on the table as well), a chariot heavy list, etc.Thanks in advance for replies.
I think your best bet for a themed list would be mass chariots - you can run them as Core, as Special, and as mounts for characters. If you want to continue the pig theme, you can field Razorgors in units as well as pulling chariots, which gives you all sorts of ways to bring the mutated pig goodness. Heck, if you really want to go all the way with this, you could even convert your Beastmen to look like pig-men instead of goat-men. Hope that helps.
Its also possible to go almost all centigor, this can be done be taking a special unit champion for centigors which makes them core. Note you should still need a non centigor character as general.
@ rothgar: an all-chariot army is very appealing, I could use gorthor as my lord and bulk up on Tuskgor chariots for core. Im not especially fond of the whole pig theme, i actually believe razorgors may be gw's worst model. I have stumbled across a page on The Herdstone beastman forums where many people show pictures of thier own razorgors (all have been converted and many have just been swapped all-together in favor of a better looking mini). Love the chariot theme in general though; is it at all posible to make a list like this competitive? And if so, how would i go about doing that?
@ Furrie: yes, i believe it's ghorros your referring to. Ive considered such a list, and although centigors are a fluffy choice, and have great models to boot, they just seem far too costly points-wise to make any type of competitive themed list with them. Thier lack of options also tells me that a centigor arent going to be a threat to any kind of a varied/balanced list.
As far as making a competitive chariot-based list goes, the first thing you have to keep in mind is that narrowing yourself down to a theme usually makes for a less competitive army. In the chariot army's case, gunlines will ruin your day, and you're dependent on combo-charging to deal with Hordes. Just sayin'. Now that I've gotten that out of the way...
The first order of business is making a good Beastlord. Now, what I would do here is give him the Crown of Command so that static combat resolution poses no threat to him. After that, we can go about giving him some nice toys - I like Gnarled Hide and Heavy Armor to give him a 2+ armor save when combined with the Chariot. Now, you can either go for a Great Weapon and a Ward save to make him heavy-hitting and very hard to kill (good if you're using him to deal with enemy characters), or go offensive and give him a Ramhorn Helm and the Brass Cleaver, which will make him spit attacks out all over the place (great for killing rank-and-file). Gorthor is actually a terrible character (not even the 18" General Ld bubble can redeem him), and I do not recommend you pick him.
Secondly, you want a Great Bray-Shaman. You probably can't afford as many bells and whistles with this chariot as you can with the Beastlord's chariot, though, so keep that in mind. The main choices for Lores for that sort of Shaman are Beasts and Shadows, IMO.
Thirdly, you'll want a BSB - re-rolling Leadership tests is crucial for Beastmen. Kit him out for defense - you want him alive as long as possible.
Apart from that, liberal amounts of chariots (enough Tuskgor Chariots to fill Core, the 3 Razorgor Chariots that you're allowed), and you should have a solid 2,000-2,500 point army.
And yeah, the GW Razorgor is pretty hideous. We all convert it, or at least most of us do. I highly recommend Orc Boar Boyz for this purpose.
Last edited by rothgar13; October 19th, 2011 at 21:54.