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I was reading the through the magic lores yesterday and after reading the lore of shadows I came up with this idea.I tested it several times today and found it to work well against gunline armies.
Death hag with Rune of Khaine, Cry of War and Dark Venom in a large unit of warriors
Assassin with Cloak of Twilight and anything else you want.
Move warrior unit with death hag in it toward enemy archer unit or whatever else is shooting at you. When you reach close enough, remove the death hag from the unit and reveal your assassin. In the magic phase use the cloak to launch the death hag over what ever enemy unit is blocking you from the archers/handgunners/crossbowmen/etc and into combat with the archers/handgunners/crossbowmen/etc. If your opponent has deployed his the archers/handgunners/crossbowmen/etc in one rank as usually happens challenge the unit champion (or if your lucky enough mage) and kill them with Rune of Khaine/Cry of War/your large amount of attacks/Hatred. Afterward the Dark Venom should ensure that you get enough combat res to break the unit regardless of outnumbering/standard/etc. Once broken the unit is free to be cut down or run off the board. Afterward the death hag can continue to kill units of archers/handgunners/crossbowmen/etc, march block or rear charge things as you see fit.
I find this works well because it negated the death hags lack of save well and can do serious damage to pretty much any shooty army you can think of.
Please let me know if I've made any mistakes with the rules or if you have any better builds for this tactic.
Last edited by Ku'gath; February 8th, 2009 at 22:37.
It's a very situational dealy and I'd say you're better off just using the Assassin. Most shooty units won't have unit champions, and any that do can just refuse the challenge and bugger off, leaving you at the mercy of SCR. With Frenzy your Hag can be baited and drawn out of the Warriors or if she goes on her own. And with only T3 and no armor or ward she can be gunned down by stand and shoot or any random missile that comes her way.
It's a neat trick, but the Assassin can do it himself quite easily, or you can just use DRs
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I also fail to see why not simply use the Assassin himself.
You can then use the Hero spot for another Sorceress to make sure all the DP and DS are gone. Because Power level 4 is quite easily dispelled.
I would give a sorceress with the Tome the shadow lore to make sure you can try two times this combo.
Good to remind me this trick because I'm having a difficult time with a shooty & magic Empire list.
Might try this combo to git to his warmachines/shooting ver quickly.
Assassins can only replace rank and file troopers, and stand and shoot should easily kill off the hag and you just lose an expensive character.
Joe Peshi (lone wolf) kill tally:Lash Sorcerer, Ghazkull, Yriel, Termi Libby, Vulkan.