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I just bought and converted a Bretonian Lord on a Hippogryph. right now the configurations i am toying with are as follows
1. Virtue of the Knightly Temper, Gromril Great helm, tres of isoulde
2. Silver lance of the Blessed, Curiasse of Fortune, Vitue of Discipline.
Which of these do you think is better? Or annother config?
--Famous last words of Asmodean
Both are awesome, as a player who creates "headhunter" type characters I would go with the 1st one, I personally Have the Sword of Quest w/ the Armor of Agilulf then giving him the virtue of confidence on a barded warhorse, and sometimes the hippogryph
"Kill a man and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are a god!"
It really depends on what you want to do with your (very expensive) lord.
Both setups are effective at single target attacks. Given that ward saves and regen are used to keep expensive characters on their feet, the greater number of potential attacks from combo 1 gives you a better chance to muscle through.
Keep in mind that combo 1 works only once, and only on the charge. If you are facing an equally fast opponent (vamp on dragon, for example), the second combo is better, as well as cases where you cannot kill your opponent in 1 round (some Bretonnian lord combo's for example).
Although I am not a fan of Lord on Hippo (although I do run one from time to time), I see its merits and I assume you are using this as a seek-out-and-destroy unit.
I would encourage you to consider Virtue of Heroism. GW updated the virtue so that it now reads simply "the knight has the heroic killing blow special rule." This means you can now use magical weapons with it, and you also have the Heroic Killing Blow special rule so you can KB large targets, etc.
Pair that with a magical blade or lance of your choice, and possibly a cheap piece of armor and you have a Lord who can seek out and destroy enemy lords/dragons/hydras, etc.