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What do you do against heavy magic? My friend (A high Elf player) is obsessed with it. He takes some "teclis" hero and gets obseen ammounts of power dice. What can I do to counter this?
what more can I say?!?
Yup, pretty much. That is what I have heard most people HATE about Orcs and Gobos. So load up on them because if people who play you hate them, then clearly they have beautiful tactical abilities. Also, is he rolling a D3 every turn for the Power/Dispel dice?
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Yes, He does role a D3. We usually play 2000 points no higher. whould taking He hides teclis in a unit of PG with which teclis supports with rediculous ammounts of ward saves. Would taking Grimgor be a Bad Idea against a heavy magic list?
do you have a goblin shaman because there is an equip ment staff that 1 can take and it takes 1 power dice from him and turns it in to a disspel dice for u for you if i read it corectly. its called staff of sneaky stealing pg 44 of the O&G book.
Yes I always take it nu it doesnt matter when he has 12 power dice.
giant and hope u eat him edbut spell itty ring fanatics savage orc boar boy big uns in the front of the guard unit lots of bolt throwers if u manage to get in to cc declar all your atacks aganst tecless thats about all i got
There's a guy at my shop that runs a list with him in it. When he runs that list he put's him in a unit with 27 spearmen and runs another unit of inf with a BSB in it next to him for the re-roll. What seems to work for me is 2 giants and run them right at him. I try to make sure both are within reach of grabbing him. 'ead Butt is a good spell to use on him. Rocklobber can get lucky and squish him. Really he's very weak. If you can get a gobo chariot to hit him base to base and direct all the gobo/wolf attacks against him he'll go down super fast.
You could also play a game with NO SPECIAL CHARACTERS.
He can still go very heavy on magic, but he just wont be casting stupid amounts of irresistable force spells.
IMO using characters which dont suffer as many draw backs from magic, ie teclis/Old Slaans it makes the player less skillful on the risk and rewards of magic and how to use power dice correctly (I.e. calculating the odds of getting a spell with certain amount of dice, weighted against the chance of a miscast or IF). When you get characters which dont miscast or can IF easily you dont think about that kind of risk so you just spam away.
another counter measure, would be to go heavy magic yourself, O&G have great character sniping spells in both big and little waaagh magic, plus you can still take the banner, so you'd have ALOT of DD aswell.