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Hi, I was flicking through the book and found the royal Pegasus, and though if it was really worth it to put a character on one. What do you think? Would it be effective? Does anyone actually use em?
Last edited by Oppius Maximus; September 23rd, 2007 at 12:25.
Well, it makes a highly mobile plus reasonably cheap mount that fights better than a horse. You could easily tool up a cheap paladin to be a mage hunter, even if he charged into a unit head on and just directed all attacks onto a mage it could well be worth the sacrifice to reduce opponent magic. Or he might get away, if he flees.
Then of course there is putting a lord on one to remove the 0-1 on pegasi units, which leads to the infamus flying circus army.
For most cases, a unit of pegasi could probably do what a hero could without using the hero slot and being harder to kill (3-4 models rather than 1).
I'm not a fan of characters mounted on Pegasus at all in lower points games. They cannot join units so you always have to be weary of getting shot by artillary and anything with armor piercing. Also, you lose the extra save of the warhorse as the Pegasus is a monsterous mount and can be shot out from under you if you are unlucky. Then your Paladin is stuck walking around on foot .
I do it with Wood Elves and Great Eagles, but those guys are rarely meant for combat. They fly around and shoot and also serve as a point bank as I can usually keep the model alive and not give up VPs.
I've seen mounted characters on royal pegasi in larger games and have found them fairly effective.
One friend, who knew I had a penchant for taking Treemen at the time, stuck a character on a flying pegasus and gave it that lance of killing blow against large targets and ate me up.
I think if you had a fairly specific use in mind, it can be good. Or just for lending combat support where you need it.
you can stick a hero on a pegasus in a unit of other pegasus riders, you'll have to make them pretty big to get the lookout sir roll though. (that makes them less effective because only 3-4 max can get into combat and you'll have this huge pegasus unit running around. ) Better to just let the pegasus riders do their thing 3-4 strong.
[Edit] Wouldn't be much better for a royal Pegasus to just give your character +1 toughness and +1 wounds like a normal Pegasus does? I think much more people would use them then. I mean, a lord would have the following profile:
Last edited by DavidWC09; September 29th, 2007 at 20:35. Reason: better safe than sorry with the stats...gw has more lawyers than we do