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I recently acquired the latest Lizardman Armies book, grrrr.....
I am gutted ! The Slann Mage priets used to be great and they've watered them down into feeble magic only lumps of lard
Also my favourite tactic of having dozens of skinks with short bows harrassing my dwarf foe is all shot to pieces now.
I am very disappointed
Am I missing something ?
Well we have blowpipes now, which are great.
As for the Slann, he's excellent. Awesome ld, BSB, impossible to kill and the best magic caster in the game. What's not to like?
If you're worried about his CC abilities just stick him in a unit of saurus or temple guard ^_^
Skinks have poison too, which will help against those tough dwarves. Those magic only lumps of lard are the BEST magic lumps of lard ever created. They are crazy in the magic phase, test it out before you complain.
just don't get him in CC overwise he's nullified in his abilites. the reason why GW dropped the Slann being a CC monster is because it's unreal. think about it, i would be weird to see a 2 tonne fatty belly-flopping your opponent's favourite unit, it's unfluffy to make him that way.
these guys are supposed to contemplate on the Great Plan of their former masters, sitting on their rear-end for thousands of years pondering over the endless possibilites hidden within the winds of magic. and with that fluff, GW dropped the whole idea of a CC slann and gave them a better role as THE magic users of the warhammer world. it is not all loss mate, just nullify that disadvantage and whack him in a unit of 20 Saurus Warriors with the Tlazoatl spawning for cheapness and you have an near unbreakable unit and suitable bodyguard for him.
try him out. he's great 8Y