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Does anyone here mount their prince onto a Griffon?
~The only time that I ever would is if I really needed a flying mount for him and didn't have the valuable hero slot to fit a well placed Star Dragon.
only if I have a huge game where I am already using a dragon so that the griffon dosn't get peppered with arrows
It's rarelly used.
I think too many want to use it as they would with a Dragon. The Griffon aint that strong and have to be used in other ways.
If it's worth the points? If you can handle it and are prepare to do some serios research, then yes, I think it is. Otherwise? No.
If it moves, shoot it! If it doesn't move, shoot it anyway ... It might move later!
No. Aside from the fact that it is harder to find/convert a griffon prince model than it is to get a dragon, the thing is much weaker. It can't do any of the jobs that the dragon can do, has no breathe attack, and really if you want a cheaper than dragon flying mount go for an eagle.
I think that it is a shame the griffin is rarely used it is a very cool looking monster. GW have a funny nack of making certain units pointless. There is rarely any situation you would want to use one as for a few points more you can get a dragon. Would have liked to see the grff get ward save maybe 5+ then you have a decent rivily for the sun dragon.
A. we have a perfect dragon kit, but there is no such a thing for griffons. Meaning getting hold of dragons is much easier then a griffon.
B. We have 3 (!!!) dragons to choose from. They can all fly, all have scaly skin, breath attacks, higher stats etc. Yes even the smallest dragon is abit more expensive but the added bonusses more then make up for that.
I would like to add one other element....
You're opponent sees a Griffon on the table. He will not like it but will see less harm in then when you deploy a Dragon on the table. In my experience as soon as opponents see dragons everything in their army starts to either avoid it or is directed at it. Totally disrupting their original battle plan.
A griffon does not command that kind of effect in my experience.
Hope it helps
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