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I have a Black Orc Bigboss in my 1000 point list as my BSB and want to give him some protection. I predominantly play against Bretonnia and his Duellist hero always challenges out my BSB and kills him with rerolls to hit and to wound.
How should I keep my BSB alive?
Just give him the amulet of protectyness. Brettonians have awesome saves - and now you do too. Frankly, Brettonia is probably the best army to use the amulet against due to all the knights having a minimum of a 3+ save and a ward save.
What I would do is let your champion accept the challenge on the turn the Bretonnian charges, that way he could soak up the high strength lance attacks, then in subsequent rounds your BSB could hack him apart (since the Bret will have to issue a challenge again next round). Here is what your BSB should look like: mortags best basha and the item that makes you -1 to hit (can't remember its name). Go with mortags best basha as it will up your BS to 6, allowing you to hit back on 3's! Your opponent will only be averaging one wound a turn if he is lucky (5's to hit, 5's to wound) and you would have a 50/50 chance of saving it, where as you would be averaging at least 2 wounds a turn (3's to hit, 2's to wound), with your opponent saving maybe one of those (5+ armor, 5+ ward). Remember with your opponent re-rolling his to hit and wound isn't going to help much, he is still going to need a 5 the second time he rolls the dice!
Using the amulet is trying to deny the inevitable. How many 5+ saves do you think you can make? All you need to do is fail two and its over. I think you have to get right to the heart of the problem and kill that Paladin.
Hope this helps.
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Sorry oceanwolf the only thing Ive spotted wrong there was the BS Im taking this as base strength? Am I right? But with martogs best basha it would only raise his strength to 5 as they dont get the choppa rule for this magic weapon! So it would be wounding on 3's. But other than that I think it is a very good way of beating the stupid bretonnain!!