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I'm an Orcs & Goblins player am considering starting a Lizardmen army as they look and sound awesome.
I was wondering what boxed sets to get if I did start a Lizardmen army.
I have considered getting the Battalion, a box of Temple Guards and a box of Saurus Warriors but am not sure if this is right kind of thing to be getting.
Any advice would be great, thanks.
I started few weeks ago. Battalion is fantastic purchase. You will need the 20 Saurus, 12 Skinks either way. After that 10 TG can become Saurus and leave you with pieces to "upgrade" your Saurus to better looking ones.
Also from combinations of TG, Saurus, Cold One riders, you can make Saurus characters quite easily.
And you have 8 Cold ones to ulitlise.
I bought 2 boxes, and I only need a Slann to have more than 2000 points combat army to start with.
Also the battalion quite easily will get you through to 1000 points list with characters. (A skink can be easily modified with banners etc to become a Priest).
get the battlion, forget temple guard for the minute because they are only very useful when you have a slann with them. That will be when you have 2000 points and even then you may not choose to have him.
I would advise you to get, Battalion (I know it has temple guard in but you dont have to use them until you want to), Stegadon, and another unit of skinks.
This will leave you with a force totalling around 1250 points without upgrades. You will have a character to lead your men (priest and chief are included in stegadon box).
you will also then have 36 skinks which is more than enough for most people's 200 point armies.
and 20 saurus, to act as the core to your army.
Ok, thanks for this advice guys (btw, you're much quicker at replying than the guys up in O&G).
What would be best to give to my Saurus unit, spears or just hand weapon and shield?
Spears of course.
They have already hand weapon and spear is an upgrade for a mere cost.
When not moving, you can get twice as many attacks!!!
But command doesn't worth though. Standard bearer is good, musician when you have the points to spare. Commander only if you want to include character in them. Usually we field 6 front x 3 ranks.
With the battalion box, if you run out of spears (you will from the Saurus frames), there are plenty spare from the Cold Ones frames plus, plenty of spare TG weapons.
Some really good points so far. What I would suggest is you decide now whether you want to play a slann at 2k+ or not. Or if you want a lot of models to be able to make several different lists. If you are just buying to get up to one list, make that choice and then that will determine if you build the temple guard, or convert them to warriors.
Welcome to the forest,
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
If I were you, I would choose one army archetype to play for at first, then if you are comfortable with lizardmen, enjoy playing them more, or want more flexability. then expand into different types.
Also, may I congratulate sirkently on his modship, you were always a sort of mod to us here! congrats.
Forget saurus, skinks for the win! MUHAHAHAHA!
Only kidding saurus are great i just hate the models with a passion and i would much rather have 11 skinks for 5 saurus.
Thanks guys, and yeah, felicitations Sirkent, you've been really useful on the O&G pages as well