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Just wondering what ug guys usually take for charachters in 2250 pts armies, and also what is redirecting, i cant find it in the rulebook, is it just a tactic that i dont no about, or am i just blind and cant cc it in the table of contents haha.
As far as I am concerned redirecting is something that you do to a charger with an eagle or Reaver unit (most often). Basically enemy chargers must align to the direction of your base, so you can force them to face on an angle. Then when you lose combat and flee the unit has been redirected into a less useful position, hopefully showing a flank to your other units.
Another take on it is from last edition when a charging unit could redirect into another unit if the unit they initially charged fled. This redirection had to be into a unit behind the original that was not originally a viable target to charge.
Potentially it could also mean simply having a unit flee from a charge at an extreme angle, again causing the unit to have wheeled in it's movement phase, often used against frenzied troops that must charge.
In answer to the 2nd part of your question
If I want to win
Archmage, 2 mages, BSB
Stardragon, 2 mages
If I want a challenge
Prince, 1-2 mages (for defense), BSB, Dragon Mage or Noble
Allonairre pretty much has it down but having played Khorne WoC armies a lot redirecting is also extremely useful in distracting frenzied units. They have to charge if they can so you stay just in charge range and line of sight, then flee and take them somewhere they dont want to be.
In terms of characters I have 3 combinations:
1: Archmage, Dragon Mage, Mage
2: Prince on Star Dragon, Mage, Mage
3: Archmage, Mage, Mage, Wasp Noble (Noble on Eagle with Star Lance)
At this level it depends on what you intend to do with your army. If magic heavy then you take mages. It all depends on your personnel playing style. I like a white lion themed army and here is what I play.
Korhil in a lion chariot with another lion chariot as a partner.
Two second level mages, one with the silverwand and dispell scrolls. The other has seerstaff and another magic item making missiles harder to hit.
Then I put the captain of the PG in my big unit of white lions.
A big block of spearman and two small blocks of SM as flankers with an RBT and an eagle rounding out the list.
As Allonaire demonstrated, what is generally seen at this level in terms of Lord choices is either an Archmage (supported by more mages for heavy magic) or a Prince on a Star Dragon.
Seeing a Prince not on a dragon is less common because of the vulnerability of a T3 combat lord choice.
If named characters are allowed, Teclis and the Banner of sorcery supplies the magic, so I get a mounted BSB with Battlebanner to go with DPs and a reaverbow noble to guard teclis. Or if I want an extra unit, use a reaver bow BSB with teclis, this give the middle of your line re rollable Ld10 which is pretty useful!