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Is the sorceress on a cold one of any use? (friendly games)
I really like the new model, so planning on maybe buying it... but I'm not sure if I can use it...
(I am planning to get 2x5 CoK's, I got 5 atm)
I am new to Dark Elves and have only been playing the army for a short while, but I have found that the very best combo is a sorceress on Pegasus with the focus familiar.
Gives a massive 20" movement to get behind cover quickly and the Familier so that you can continue to hide whilst casting with extra range.
A budget version of this is to switch the Pegasus for a Dark Steed, similar result but less flexibility.
I would worry about the stupidity of the Cold one, possiby leaving you out in the open at the very wrong moment!! The sorceress has a good Ld score, but never say never
Hmm, I sort of agree with you, but I don't see why the leadership of the sorceress could matter, since a supreme sorceress has LD 9 and a cold one rider 9 to.
Just simply because Ld9 does not guarantee a sucessful test. Over six turns I would expect to fail at least once.
I really can't think of a good reason to put a sorceress on a cold one. Dark Steed and Dark Pegasus give you much better mobility, and to be honest, its often better to just stick your sorceress in a small block of warriors. The only advantage you get from using a CO is the +2 scaly skin...but since the Sorc doesn't have armor it's not going to help her any...at least not for 20 pts. Besides, if you do happen to fail a stupidity test your sorceress will likely end up in a very vulnerable position (with leadership 9 it's about a 17% chance...and if you factor in just how likely she is to find herself exposed after failing this test, its really not worth the risk)
You really DON'T want her in a unit of cold ones. You want that front rank to have maximum hitting power; something she just wont deliver.
The benefits that you actually get from the scaly skin are easily outweighed by just sticking her in a unit that can absorb wounds. I usually either go with a Dark Pegaus or on foot. Sometimes I go for a dark steed and add her to a unit of dark riders (fun game), but in this case she is still EXTREMELY vulnerable.
I agree with you though, it is a very nice model....and when i first bought my army i picked it up. I did, however, end up gluing some horse riding legs to her and then would often just use the model on an elven steed or Bretonian Pegasus. I do wish they would make a metal sorc on dark steed though...i would love to paint one.
Last edited by kpooh; April 7th, 2010 at 19:02.
I had a Sorc on a cold one for a while. Then took her off when i failed stupidity 3 turns in a row and basically had 200+ worthless points walking around on the table.
LD9 will fail 1/6 times...
Its not a horrible mount, but if you get a few failed stupidity tests in a row you will take her off it and put her on either a dark steed, or my favorite, a dark peg.
The cold one would give her a basic armour save and the unit of cold one kinghts would also protect her, but they would attract a lot of fire and either reduce the combat ability of the cold one knights (unable to go into combat for fear of the scorceress not being able to cast any spells and basically being a liability) or reduce the spellcasting ability of the scorceress if they ever od go into combat. Put her in a unit of crossbowmen that are cheap, on't attract much fire and aren't intended to join the melee. Plus, they'res leadership to think of but I wouldn't worry about that.
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