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Hey, here is a list I'm putting together for an upcoming league. Not sure which armies i'll face so it's an attempt at an all comers list. I'm not 100% happy with it...so any feedback greatly appreciated.
Lev 4 wizard (shadows). 370
Witch hag 150 Goes with executioners
10x crossbows 100
10x crossbows 100
10x crossbows 100
30x Corsairs 350
Sea serpent banner
29 Executioners 378
18x Black Guard
8x Shades 136
double hand weapons
2x rbx 200
Total = 2502
Last edited by kpooh; May 9th, 2011 at 19:40.
Like the list, just a couple of pointers:
Darkstar Cloak is good, but not that good sadly. Tome of Furion would be a better idea.
The Executioners don't actually need the ASF Banner to be good. If you're running them in Horde formation then striking last isn't that much of a problem. You get charged by something, they'll cause 5-7 casualties usually, then you have several WS5 S6 KB attacks back. Going at I5 with them is nasty and effective granted, but there are better ways to spend points. Lore of Metal has a spell (Glittering Scales) which gives a 5+ Scaly Skin save, giving a combined save of 3+ to Executioners.
Will finish off later on.
Excellent advice. +rep for the bsb advice, I've felt that she might be just dead weight in this unit. I've been toying with the idea of dropping the bolt throwers in favour of a cauldron. I think the x-bows and shades will be enough firepower....anything with a high armour save can be delt with by other means...especially if I can get a lore of metal caster in here. If is switch the bolt throwers for a cauldron it can be my BSB. That might be more useful....and that way, if i keep the lichbone pendant on my execs they will be able to get a 4+ save vs magic. I've also been considering giving execs the +1 movement banner, but I think the 4+ save might be more useful.
If I do drop the BSB, that gives me more than enough for a lev2 caster. No I just have to figure out where to put her....Thanks, lots to go on here!
A BSB is a must in games of 2000pts or more really, just using one purely to give Executioners ASF is a bit of a points sink, plus being T3 with no armour and Frenzied a clever opponent will either pick her out the unit, either through combat/shooting/magic or attempt to use Frenzy to lure her out the unit.
Dropping the 2 Bolt Throwers would give you room for a Master BSB (without Banner/cheap Banner) and a Lvl 2 Sorceress. I am a fan of Bolt Throwers though, although 30 Crossbowmen and 8 Shades should be enough firepower. An extra Lvl 2 Sorceress would definately be a good investment, with extra spells/dice. Consider the Seal of Ghrond for the Lvl 2, the extra dispel dice is more than worth it's weight in gold.
Lichebone Pennant on the Executioners is a good idea for the way you're planning to use it. The Banner of Murder isn't too bad an investment although being S6 KB and extra -1 save is more of an extra bonus if you have points spare. The Banner of Swiftness is also a good idea, but it works better with units of 20 or so, allowing them to outflank more swiftly.
A Cauldron BSB would also be a good investment, its abilities give an unparalleled edge to your army.
Also, just in case you aren't aware, the Assassin doesn't count as a Hero choice, in fact it doesn't take up any percentages (although it still takes up points, obviously).