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I am planning on a "mostly" mobile force with bowmen/mages/bolt throwers as a support.
Under 2000pts, most of my force will be either on horses and chariots. What should I place my Noble (gerenal ) on, and what equipment would work with the force I wish to build?
Thank you all for your time.
I am a big fan of cheap characters, so you have maximum points for the rest of the army, especially if you want to try to fit mages and shooting into the army. So I would give him a barded horse, dragon armour, lance and shield, maybe enchanted shield if you want that extra bit of armour. Beyond that, it is personal preference, we have a range of cheap magic items and amulets that are quite useful in their place from the gem of courage to amulet of light. The magic resistance and -1 shooting ones are also nice. If you are planning on magic support, you may even consider giving him the ring of fury, it leaves your mages free to take arcane items and makes him pretty useful when he isn't charging.
I agree but dont put him on a chariot one lucky cannon ball and he is on his own
Chariots can't march, so you are losing some of the versatility of the character. I would put him in dragon armour, enchanted shield, barded steed, lance and sacred incense. Putting him in a unit of Dragon Princes will benefit both him and them, and the DP can be the solid core of your army. The idea of the ring of fury is a nice one as well, especially to bring out the dispels, though I prefer the Reaver Bow as it is more "predictable".
I would probably give the unit a banner of arcane warding rather than putting magical resistance on the character, as they are a lore-of-metal magnet, and the champion can take a nice little magic item like an amulet of light.
Noble: Dragon Armour, Enchanted Shield, StarlanceOriginally Posted by MaleOpener
Noble: Dragon Armour, Lance, Shield, Radiant Gem of Hoeth
Otherwise keep him cheap...Only Silver Helms, Dragon Princes are immune to flaming attacks.Originally Posted by kithre
This above all; to thine own self be true.
I live about 2hours away from you, in the harrisburg area if you ever want a game. But besides that, here's what I'd do:
Our nobles aren't all that hot. We lack CC characters in any form. T3 is just an anathema to sticking it out in combat. All they need is a weapon that ignores armor saves and we're done. I'd go with a Caddy or more troops over a Noble, any day. If you feel you need to include a noble to help knock down the enemy, I'd roll with:
Lance, Dragon Armor, Enchanted Shield, Gaurdian Phoenix, Talisman of Light
1+ sv, 5+ ward, magical attacks (for dealing with ethereals etc)
Alternatively, you can use his to kill warmachine crews, by going this route:
Shield, Great Eagle, Longbow, Armor of Caledor, Sword of Battle
2+ sv, 4atks
I know that some people might try to tool a Noble up to knock down enemy characters, but this isn't an "all around" approach. Alot of newer armies can field monster-characters, capable of massive amounts of damage in a pass, and capable of taking that kind of punishment in return. As non-heroic as it is, I usually use my CC characters to add weight against enemy units, and challenge out inferior enemy characters like Unit Champions. To this end, it's better to go with alot of attacks. Enemy characters will try to hunt you down, and eventually catch and kill you, unless you can find an alternative way to nail them, but if your character can get his points back in won combats and fleeing enemies, then he was worth his few seconds of fame.
Why the shield? AoC's 2+ save can't be improved....Originally Posted by CaptainSarathai
Also remember a mounted noble with a lance gives 3 s6 attacks on the charge for over 100 points. A Dragon Prince champion gives 3 s5 attacks for only 50 points. If you make a mounted noble for a DP unit he must add more than just attacks, otherwise he simply isn't worth the points. Don't worry about protection beyond the 2+ save from dragon armour, shield, barded horse; use his points on things that will benefit the whole unit or even the whole army.
Thank you all for your replies.
Your experience never fell short of "usefull", and I am already forming ideas as I type.
I just hope my idea, for my force, pans-out correctly.