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Do I understand it correctly that the first spell in The Lore of Beasts (The Bears Anger) is close to useless for us Bretonnians as it's a "Unit Strenght 1 only"-spell. The only applicable uses should be a Damsel on foot (a big no-no as I have understood from other threads) or a Paladin with Virtue of Empathy (not fielded to often I guess).
Am I missing something?
Well its not like you'd be able to cast it anyway.
And why shouldn't I be able to do that? If I really want to I guess a lvl 2 damsel using three powerdice and throwing it as the last spell in the magic-phase has a fair chance of making it, especially if the enemy saves his dispel scrolls for something "more dangerous" and already used up most of his dispeldice. Having 2 lvl 2 damsels gives you total of 6 powerdice so that should be enough to get something through.
Care to elaborate what you meant with your answer as I didn't really got it?
what he means is at most brets can use two different lores life, and heavens i believe and lv1or two ladies cannot cast heavens so that leaves lore of life. if you look in your book in the amy entries where it tells you how many points things are worth etc.. under a sub-heading of magic in the damsels box it says what lores she can use.
Prophetesses (Lord-choice) can choose from Lore of Life, Beast and Heaven. Ordinary Damsels can choose from Life and Beast. I wouldn't have asked the question if I wasn't sure that they can take Lore of Beast but since I hardly ever used it, always preferred Lore of Life instead, I hadn't realised that the Bears Anger was so utterly useless for us. Since the answers has been rather inconclusive and really haven't shed any light on this I guess that Bretonni-players has realised this, there is really nothing more to it and just boils down to praying for not getting a "1" when rolling for spells.
This is correct, Damsels get Beasts and Life, and Prophetesses get Heavens, Beasts and Life. I think however that Life is a superior Lore most of the time however for a mounted Damsel as Life has less spells that require LoS, which you do not have from the middle of the lance formation.
I should have said that you wouldn't be able to get it through anyway.
I suppose no one plays with magic heavy armies where you are so nobody takes magic defense.
6 dice shouldn't be enough to get any spells through. Its best to have your scroll caddies stick to defense and use the points elsewhere. You could almost get a Trebuchet for what you're saving on those upgrades.
ok thats my bad misread my information... srry
If you Play magic heavy at under 2K then you should be fine, a BSB and 2 Damsels, a bit of luck wouldnt hurt. Thinking about it, a Magic Heavy 2K Bret list can actually be quite nasty, and your opponant wouldnt expect it at all.
I did write up a magic heavy Bretonnia list. I think it was titled  Bretonnia - Prophetess List if you want to take a look at it in the army lists section. I think it runs 7 levels of magic.