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Just a question. How do you use a chariot. it my bd tomorrow and ive decided to play DE next to my chaos 40k army. Im thinking of buying a chariot with my money.
For reference I got 110-135 dollers to spend.
edit: I already got the rule book for DE.
Last edited by Valhallan; April 2nd, 2005 at 20:05.
well if you just wanna know about chariots...
I hope you know the basic rules of WHFB since you play Dwarves already.
Chariots are used mainly as flankers.
They're good flankers since they get a nice attack bonus if they charge (1D6+1 at S5 in dark elf chase) and the cold ones cause fear!
Chariots have a unit strength of 4 adding a Character will get a unit strength of 5, so opponents getting flanked by Characters on chariots doesn't get rank bonus. The character get a +2 armour save just like if the character was mounted on a barded steed or cold one.
The Chariot always use the highest weapon skill... so if you have a noble in it it'll attack with WS6.
They flee and pursuit 3d6" just like any other cavalary
Chariots can't march since they are considered as warmachines so they can't really keep up with your other cavalary.
Then regardess of toughness any strength 7 hit that wounds will insta kill the chariot. Characters on chariots will recive a S5 hit instead and will continue fighting on foot.
Chariots are often very bad in CC after the charge (if you don't have a character in it), since they will be as good as 2 COK with lesser WS and Sv but a higher T. And if the chariot get charged... well then it isn't good at anything at all.
Since it's cold ones that're driving your chariots you'll get stupidity and what can I say, Ld8 and stupidity are a *****.
Chariots are Large target so enemy shooting get a +1 when shooting at the chariot.
Hits against a chariot with a character never get devided between those to, the enemy may choose whom he's attacking the chariot or the character.
If you know how to use a chariot to flank your enemies most of the times, then by all means use them... they can be more effective than a group of 5 COKs for far less points. But on the other hand if you don't play well with them... don't bring them... or bring them and learn how to play with them.
But my advice for you that're going to start a DE army from scratch. Buy 2 boxes of warriors, Malus darkblade model as mountes noble or mail order a sorceress on dark steed (never mount them on coldones!), then reaper bolt throwers. Since bolt throwers ignore armoursaves they can kill most of the strong units, in a smal game, by their own and your units of spear should take care of most lesser units.
When you've got that then concentrate on cavalary such as dark riders and chariots... later even COKs and additional characters.
Malus darkblade = Â£8
or sorceress on dark steed = Â£7
warrior boxes = 2*Â£15=Â£30
Bolt throwers = 2*Â£10=20
total: Â£57 ~ Â£58
this should get about 650pts ~700pts
you might alsow check the army list update here and some alternative War Hydra breeds here.
Last edited by zhaf; April 3rd, 2005 at 00:07.
Holy, forgot about the two reaper bolt throwers per rare slot (Got the book yesterday)
Other than that, I agree with the base force. I spent 67ish bucks, and got everything but the second box of warriors and thesecond reaper. Can't wait till I can afford/find another box o' warriors.
Where's your Baritone Saxophone?
yeah... that's why if you bring 2 of them in a smal game you can (and probably will) shoot your enemies to pieces before they even reach youOriginally Posted by Grand Master Overcannon
But my policy is always to bring at least 2 Reapers cause they're just so great!