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How do you guys like this unit?
30x PG's in 10x3 formation, with std of Arcane Prot. MR2
you have 30x ASF attacks WS5 rerollable misses, Str4. and you have a 2+ Ward save against any magic.
487 pts. for the whole thing. would you run this unit?
i dont really like it.
with 'just' 3 ranks your attack capability will be reduced from the first kill, so an extra rank would be so much better.
I won't use the banner of arcane protection either, because i usually use the banner of sorcery on my phoenix guard. But i don't know how effective that would be in 8th edition though.
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when I played Skaven, regular spearmen were often too much for my standard clanrats, so HE Spear Men are a foe to be feared.
I tried Banner of Sorcery with Teclis as the lone caster, it rocked! he had on average 11 dice to cast with.
with the +4 to cast, you only need 8 to cast Vaul's Unmaking, which is 89.4% success with 3 dice. 37% IF chance, and 7% double 6's chance.
this practically means you can cast the whole High elf lore. all 6 spells without breaking a sweat.
I like the idea of a PG deathstar, but don't run them as a horde.
7 front = 14 attacks on most everything
10 front = 24 attacks if you're lucky, usually 21.
And you're paying a large premium for those attacks, as my 7x3 unit is 2/3 the price of your 10x3 (same ratio as the attacks lost), and is more maneuverable and cheaper, saving points for more ranks for steadfast. Steadfast > horde nowadays IMO, especially with the standard of discipline. Ld10 Steadfast break checks with a BSB nearby.... mmmmmm.
Run them with Stand of Discipline, Caradryan, BSB buffed up to not die, and another hero with enough room for Sacred Incense. They will have max ward against magic, -1 hit enemy shooting, and a 4+ ward against everything else (likely at T7 with a Life Archmage). Warmachines might mess em up, but screen em well for the first two turns and you should be fine, esp with that ward.
Fear me, mortals, for I am The Anointed, The Favored Son of Chaos, The Scourge of the World. The armies of the Gods rally behind me, and it is by My Will and by My Sword that your weakling nations shall fall. - Archaon, The Everchosen, Lord of the End Times
I would consider 30 PG in a horde, however I would give them the Banner of Armour Piercing if I did it.
22 WS 5 attacks with rerolls to hit against every troop type and S4 with armour piercing will give pause to any enemy with any sense. Include Caradryan and they will draw a huge amount of attention and be reasonably safe from everything except Dwellers.