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Armywise, how expensive are the points? I'm lookin for an army i dont spend OUTRAGEOUS amounts of money on, but i'm willing to make a healthy investment. Also, what are some pros and cons about Witch Hunters? Any advice?
Witch Hunters are great at medium to short range firepower, and can be tooled up to be good at assault aswell. They do however lack long range fire support, with the exception of Exorcists and allies (but I dont recommend allies to begin with).
The real thing that sets Witch Hunters apart from other armies is their Faith. Certain units generate Faith Points, and these points can be spent to conjour up Acts of Faith. These Acts can range anywhere from gaining an invulnerable save equal to that of their normal armour save, to making all their weapons (yes, Bolters, Flamers etc.) count as Ap1 (or Power Weapons in CC) on good dice rolling.
A decent army to begin with shouldn't set you back too much money, I would recommend a Canoness, 2 boxes of Sisters, an Immolater, an Exorcist and a squad of Seraphim. If you have the extra money laying around, some assault weapon or heavy weapon blisters wont go astray either.
Fortunately, all their vehicles are based on the Rhino chassis. If you already have several Rhinos, just buy the bits to make some Immolators. As for the Excorcist, I kitbashed mine, using a set of Typhoon missile launchers and some other plastic parts. Much more reasonable money-wise, and looks more realistic than that Iron Calliope from GW.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
A far as the cost, It works out being average, but if you start doing conversions and stuff it could climb....
But the SoB/WH are a great army to play that aren't seen everyday.
As far as allies goes, I only use them to bolster my army up in pts so that I can learn to use the SoB/WH units without needing to buy the full army first, but in my final list there will be no allies.
I think they're up there in terms of money per model. Basically, each sister costs about US$4.00 per 11 points (US$40 for a box of 10 sisters), with heavy weapons models and seraphim being US$10 each.
Part of it is that they're all metal (no plastic sisters).
So to answer your question, the minimum required army choice (HQ + 2 10 troop squads = around 250 points) will run you US$90, not counting paint, flock, etc.
Last edited by illovich; November 1st, 2005 at 15:59.
Now a surgeon cuts off rotten limbs; and mangy sheep are isolated from the healthy; but a prudent Judge will not consider it safe to bind himself down to one invariable rule in his method of dealing with a prisoner who is endowed with a witch's power of taciturnity, and whose silence he is unable to overcome. For if the sons of darkness were to become accustomed to one general rule they would provide means of evading it as a well-known snare set for their destruction. - Malleus Maleficarum , part III.
The good side of all metal sisters is that you only have to glue the "power backpack" to the frame and you are set (so you save some time here).
On the side note, is there such thing as a cheap army from GW
with the whole range (save the immolater and exorcist chasis) being metal it quite expensive a squad but not that much more so (10 sisters 20 quid 10 space marines 18 quid etc)
WELL SAID, NO MORE SQUATS THEY ARE DEAD GET OVER ITOriginally Posted by artificer
But then when you tally up how many times you'll re-glue that thing after it falls off, it will easily add up to doube the time spent. So file the pin off & skip it right from the beginning.Originally Posted by SmokWawelski
money wise....prolly one of the more expensive armies...but great fun. But u can save money by just alling them with ur space marines.....starting ff with 2 sister squads and building from there....note tho u cant have sisters asking for space marine aid, it has to be the other way round.....with models such as the inquisitors, arco-flagellants and penitant engines they will give ur marines a nice unique look about them
Red Zinfandel - do you have pictures of such conversions? I am very interested to see them :yes: