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I am wondering who here has tried the carni, Engine of the gods, and as many stegs as they can fit list. If so how has it fared. I don't want to be constantly losing so I thought I would ask before spending the money. rep for first response
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I haven't try it
I think you can field a lot of stegadons and have a good list but you will also need some static combat resolution. From saurus for example. I have very good experience with saurus with spears
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I wouldn't try it myself. I wouldn't be so concerned with the combat resolution, as the fact that the list would be fairly boring to play. It would run a lot like brettonians. Get the charge, do a bunch of damage, hope the unit breaks. Not a lot of strategy to that, therefore for me, no much fun.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
Well, if this counts, I took two Ancient Stegadons in a 1k list. I absolutely decimated the two playes I fought (we were running a mini-tourny). Seriously, impact hits & high unit strength do wonders for combat res. Also see: Outnumbered by a terror-causing unit. Enjoy.
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My army is going to have a carnosaur and 2 stegadons, that is about the most I could realistically fit in given that I wanted some Saurus warriors and Temple Guard as well. The temple guard could possibly be switched for another one, but I think the static combat res would be more helpful.
Really, I am a bit worried about the list. It has ok magic resistance, since one of the stegs is an engine with scroll cady, but ut is very small in numbers. A couple of well placed cannonballs and it is finished. The carnosaur will be a very scary sight in combat given what I equipped the rider with, and the list overall has strong combat potential, the trick is for it to reach combat. In that regard, the ward save from the engine will hopefully help a lot, but we shall see.
watch out getting a carnosaur stuck in combat with a Lord choice from another army. The carnosaur is really slow and weak compared to most flying beasts with lordlevels on top. I know the carnosaur has a great upside (if he hits) but I'll probably run a super # of attacks lord on a horned one and do better with him than the carny.
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I really can't see fielding more than 2 stegs in a list (ancients at that) I've had way too many stegs run away from combat in my short time with them and flub to hit that I wouldn't trust them not to get flanked and killed or easily broken in combat without some backup. With a guy on top, they are just way to expensive to get flanked and they are not that fast. I've heard that 3 stegs works well, but I can't see myself doing that more than once. Vs. Empire and Dwarves, 1/2 your army could be dead first turn.
I have run a 6 Stegadon (2 were EotGs) against my brother's HE list at 2k and both times resulted in a massacre. I don't think he has made it past turn 4 either games. This is the same HE lists that have decimated my previous Chaos Mortals armies.
It's definitely not much fun to play against, nor is it really too exciting to play unless you are a WAAC type.
I expect to see lots of lists like these in upcoming competitive tourneys. With the dual EotGs, you have plenty of magic defense, especially if you use Diadem of Power.
Static Combat Res is not a problem as long as you run your steggys in pairs, or at least don't let one get isolated and ganged up on. Against smaller elite armies like HE and some builds of Chaos Mortals, Deamons etc, the outnumber/terror/autobreak is absolutely devastating. Especially if you can get an over-run into a fresh enemy or two.
We are going to try to run a HE Dragon Prince /Max RBT list against the steggys to see if it fares any better, but the way things are looking 4+ Stegadons seems almost unbeatable, short of extreme bad luck.
The short of it is for the damage they do and how hard they are to kill (or even break for that matter) Stegadons are a great investment for the points.
sweet i might go buy another 2 or 3 stegadons then i cant really see me using any more then that cheers chaosmaddie.
You'll want to try them against a different army other than High Elves before you start running 6 stegs.
Yes 6 stegs will be good against a lot of armies, but high elves is not a good determiner. they have poor numbers as it is and usually more expensive troops. Try running 6 stegs against dwarves or empire and get back to me. Try running 6 stegs against vampire counts where everything you kill comes back. then get back to me.
Elves, esp. High elves have very few high strength attacks, so they should in theory have difficulty breaking down a steg team. They should slaughter the crew, but then be stuck with a terror causer that's unit strength 10. If the army isn't geared toward dealing with terror causers, HE will flee easily.
It sounds like a fun idea, but the Steg horde will have lots of problems against armies with plenty of war machines, hard troops with good SCR, high mobility to avoid your dinos and pincushion you to death, or better and faster monster of their own.
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