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I'm new to the forums, and to Warhammer FB in general, so I have some questions about how to deal with armies that utilize dispell effects in an attempt to shut-down the magic phase. I would like to think that a slann and one or two priests could overpower loads of dispell dice so that they would actually have a significant effect on the game's outcome, but I haven't played long enough to tell just from reading the rulebook/codex. Are there any troop choices that are essential to field against such a foe? Are there specific slann builds that can overcome heavy dispell? Am I forced to field an oldblood on a carnosaur mount, replacing all the magic with heavy-hitting units and a fighty general?
I saw a Khorne themed Chaos army, as loaded as you can be for an anti-magic go up against a Slann led LM army.
One side had a million power dice it seemed. the other a million dispel dice.
Yet when it came down to it, the Chaos army just kept getting bad rolls while the LM army kept getting great rolls and completely annihilated the Chaos Army with magic.
well... you aren't forced to take out your magic people... buuut doing so would make about 200 of your opponents points redundant. if I was you I would focus on physical power not magic. terradons are great for assassinating enemy wizards, especially if you put a chief on one equipped with the piranha blade, seeing as how most wizards have 2 wounds max you only need to pass ward saves once to insta kill with it.
that effectively means that your opponent is feilding free kill points. you don't have to abstain from magic but in this occasion it would probably be wisest. Next time he will be more cautious and hopefully field a more balanced army, learning from the trouncing you will probably deliver.
I think that (Dwarves aside) Lizards have the best cheap magic defence in the game. A single level 2 skink priest with the diadem and a scroll provides 5DD and a scroll VERY cheaply. This means that you have 3 other hero slots with which to build big nasty saurus blokes.
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