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Dispatched from the High Temple of Manann in the fair port city of Marienburg, the Pirate hunters ply their deadly trade to rid the Sea of Claws of this vile scum.
General: Grand Admiral Rijkaard Van Der Kuypers, Grand Master of the Knights Mariner
Lance & Shield, Laurels of Victory, Holy relic, leads Inner Cirlce Knights
Brother Mannfred, Priest of the Stormguard Order
Armour of Meteroric Iron, Great Weapon, leads Greatswords
Lukas Van Essen, Battle Wizard
Rod of Power, power stone
Klaas Winkler, Battle Wizard
Full commandDetachments:5 Knights Mariner
9 Free Company
9 Inner Circle Knights Mariner
20 GreatswordsDetachments:Great Cannon
9 Free Company
Army Total - 2000pts
Model Count - 103
Magic levels - 4
Last edited by Spiney Norman; June 23rd, 2009 at 16:46.
I'd just change the free company detachement to halberdiers, and the xbowmen detachement to handgunners. Stand and shoot works better with the rippy handguns. And Free companies are not really worth it with just 10 and ten halberdiers in a flank will always hurt.
As to the names, very good! The Dutch way of writing is "van", not with a capital V! Still, full marks on the effort!
I have 20 handgunners and I almost took them for theme reasons (marienburg is wealthy and would have the best tech), but they are thoroughly out-classed by crossbows on the field in every game I have played.
With a 30" range crossbows can normally hit opponents on T1 while still in their deployment zone (unless your opponent has deployed a full 6" back which is unlikely), handgunners are never going to hit anything on the first turn, and to be honest the extra 3" of short range is handy as well, I'd take it over armour piercing any day.
You might have a point about the halberdiers, but the additional attacks are tempting, I mainly took them as free company for themed reasons, representing hardened sea dogs pressed into service from the Marienburg taverns.