As most of you know, characters are crucial for the smooth operation of a Beastmen army, because they either provide the Leadership that keeps the army together (Beastlord), some crucially important buffs (Bray-Shamans, Beast Banner BSB ), or are simply wrecking balls of destruction that deal with enemy threats (Doombulls & Gorebulls). This thread's purpose is to discuss and share builds we use on our characters, in order to have a nice place to find 'em all.
I'll get this thing started with the builds that I favor on my Herdstone + Hordes list, and I'll also provide a template for the formatting I think we should use:
Character Build Title (optional): If you have a fancy catchphrase or a shorthand to refer to your build, here's where I'd put it.
Character Type: What model is it? Beastlord, Doombull, Great Bray-Shaman, Bray-Shaman, Gorebull, Wargor?
Role: What purpose is he filling in your army? Leadership, buffing/debuffing, generating power dice, Arcane Item caddy...?
Magic Items and Gifts of Chaos: What items is the build equipped with?
Placement: Is the character on his own, or is he in a unit?
Tactics Discussion: How do you use your character?
All right, as promised, here are the character builds I use:
Character Type: Beastlord.
Role: Leadership, support.
Magic Items and Gifts of Chaos: Armor of Destiny, Crown of Command, Shield, Sword of Battle.
Placement: Unit of Bestigors.
Tactics Discussion: He brings Stubborn and a lot of attacks striking at Initiative order to protect my Bestigors, especially when you factor in ally buffs.
Character Type: Great Bray-Shaman.
Role: Buffing/debuffing, power dice generation.
Magic Items and Gifts of Chaos: Fencer's Blades, Jagged Dagger, Talisman of Preservation, Uncanny Instincts
Placement: Unit of Gors with the Beast Banner.
Tactics Discussion: This fighting Shaman swinging at S5 promises to provide you with extra dice across the course of a game, and then there are his buffs to consider and the fact that characteristic tests won't hurt him often (S5/T5/I5).
Character Type: Wargor.
Role: Buffing, Leadership, support.
Magic Items and Gifts of Chaos: Battle Standard-Bearer, The Beast Banner, Gnarled Hide, Heavy Armor, Shield.
Placement: Unit of Gors.
Tactics Discussion: This is what makes Gors tick. +1S on an entire unit is a huge deal, as is a beefy BSB with a 2+ armor save.