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I was reading about the expected changes for the upcoming high elf army book and in the discussion someone quoted one of the books authors as saying they removed high elf drakes because they had "learned their lesson from Pegasus knights"? It seemed to imply that they were too broken...but being a fairly new player i havent experienced this yet... coudl someone explain why GW now appears to be backing away from flying calvary? (whats too powerful about pegasus knights?)
At GT's, a popular variation of the Bretonnian army was what has been dubbed the Royal Air Force. It was basically a Bretonnian Lord on a Royal Pegasus, thus removing the 0-1 limitation on Pegasus Knights. Then 4 units of 5 or 6 Pegasus Knights would be taken as specials.
This was strong since PKs are T4, S6 on the charge, 2 wounds each and have a 3+ save. Not to mention they were flying.
What people feared was that if the HE book implemented Drake Riders, something of this sort would happen again for a different army.
Its not like this army didn't sport alot of weaknesses though. Its basically the same as most other armies that are dubbed overpowered. Some people got crushed by it and started to whine about how it was unfair that this army beat them and what not.
couldnt they easily fix that by altering the rule for how many units you can take? like make it always 0-1 or maybe 0-2 if you have a lord on a pegasus? It seems an easy fix and not a reason to remove a unit entirely from an army book
Well, the trend so far in 7th edition seems to be to remove the 0-1 restrictions on units, so we shall see how this plays out when the new Bret book comes out...prolly not for a few years though.