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I have been trying to come up with some semi-competitive lists that are a little unique and a bit fluffy too. I want to make it so that my opponents can feel they are facing off against something other than "the Empire army". But I also like to give myself a chance at being competitive. My criteria for these lists are:
1) Don't always take the same character/unit builds unless there is a reason
2) No including War Altars and Steam Tanks unless there is a good reason (and almost never together)
3) Take units based on belonging in the army (halberds rather than swords for a less rich army, no 3 cannons in a woodsman army)
This is my first one, an army based on warrior priests and flagellants. I figured a Sigmar-based army would be adept at banishing daemons but wouldn't have much in the way of artillery. There should be lots of rabble-type units (limited to the number of models I actually have though), and they should have lots of magical and holy protection. Here goes:
Arch Lector on War Altar (General)
Dawn Armour, Shield
Wizard Lord (Light)
Lvl. 4, Holy Relic, Rod of Power
Warrior Priest 1
AoMI, Sigil of Sigmar, Great Weapon
Warrior Priest 2
Heavy Armour, Shield, Shroud of Magnus
Talsiman of Preservation
Full Command, Detachment of 20 Free Companies
Wizard Lord and WP 1 go here
360 (260 to Core)
Lances, Full Command, Steel Standard
WP 2 and BSB go here
8 IC Knights
Great Weapons, Full Command, War Banner
Whaddya think? First of all, I know, no artillery. But I am not necessarily crutched on artillery, and I think this army can still handle big monsters with its solid unit blocks. I think I will be pretty tough against magic, hopefully meaning I can convert on the offensive with the Rod of Power and lots of small spells to buff my units (going for the 12" bubbles when possible). Shooting will be a problem, which is why I included some knights to throw in front of the flaggies for hard cover. Also they can make me a bit more mobile. And those units should be pretty hard in CC, especially first round.
Honey badger don't care.
I'm not sure I'd take a mage in a strict sigmarite army. I'd probably take the casket and the ruby ring, though, so as, in combination with the jade griffon, to not be naked in terms of offensive magic. I'd probably take significant levies of free company. I'd drop the Mage and the smaller flaggie unit to buy 10 crossbowmen, the casket, and the ring, then spend the rest on free company.
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I agree with what you say except 1) I used up all my non-swordsmen foot troops and 2) I always like to control magic and I just couldn't resist converting those DD to Power Dice. I figured Light was a good compromise since the Altar gets it too...if i went through with it I could make him look more like a withc hunter or something. Casket, maybe. I'll think about it. I could probably drop one or two of the items giving MR to get it. Thx.
Honey badger don't care.