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Hi guys, am quite new to the empire, was thinking of doing a detachment based army, almost all on foot and more combat than magic, just wondered what people consider the 'standard' hero and lord loadouts.
against whom do you intend to play against?
I would say it depends on the theme of your force, and the gaming niche in your area, as well as your points values. For example, where I play, we have some nasty magic and powerful cc troops.This seems like a pretty normal Empire combat/hybrid list. I'd suggest a WP and a Battle Wizard to start with. The Wizard can be geared offensively to work with the WP's prayers, or defensively to shut down the (typically more expensive) enemy magic. I have also been known to take a Captain with the SotG and SoMight. He adds an extra punch to the unit he's with.was thinking of doing a detachment based army, almost all on foot and more combat than magic,
For Lords, it really depends on your playstyle. The General serves the same purpose as my Captain, but with further Ld, and the ability to take more stuff, and allows the magic banner to be taken, which is generally very nice.
The Lector is generally the most popular choice for Empire players, as his bag of tricks is far bigger than the General's. He adds decent magic defence, and the ability to cast two prayers in a turn can sometimes prove to be too good, as he only gets one RiP spell.
Wizard Lords can require a little skill to use. They contribute a huge amount to the Empire magic phase, but they tend to die very easily. If you want to take a magically-charged list, a Wizard Lord can be very successful, and he also helps with shutting down enemy magic.
Specifics depend on your gaming area, as covered by GMJoeSolarte, as well as what you feel like running at the time.