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I've looked into Hordes/Warmachine recently, and so far it looks way more interesting than just starting up another 40k army. None of the Warmachine factions really stuck out to me, though Cygnar looked somewhat fun. I moved on and began to look at hordes, and while Trollblood and Skorne just weren't my thing, Legion and Circle seem to fit my style perfectly. I played a few proxy games with a friend (Who is probably going to get some Trollblood) and I must say I really love the hit and run tactics of Circle. Legion looks lots of fun, especialy the shredders/harriers. (I play Tyranids, and they look like overweight gaunts. I find it cute in a twisted way.)
I have a good idea of what i would want if i went for Circle (I'd probably stick with Kaya and stealth some Warpwolves, harrassing them and drawing them into range for my [Ranged Unit Here] to shoot. If they get to close, i'd go for a Knockdown and paralyze them with an Argus.) but as for Legion i'm clueless. Im just... not sure how they're meant to play. Anyone care to give me a basic idea of how Legion plays? Perhaps a few examples of how to use the different Warlocks?
Legion is similar to cryx in that a fair chunk of our strat is based on assissination runs. With all the winged beasts we have, lack of hands/jaws, and having few beasts that can slam, we find ourselves in the position to be a wee bit more direct with our anger.
An Angelius from upwards of 15+ inches away (slipstream, push, charge) can win a game in a single attack.
We have a little spell slinging but because of the general lack of range in hordes (for spells anyways), it means we usually can do it almost as well with a sword since we are already in the thick of it.
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16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
1,500+ of Legion (just started)
Personally (as a Circle player) I just don't get along with Kaya.
She simply doesn't work for me, the 'hit and run' playstyle just bores and frustrates me, to be honest.
Kromac and Krueger are much more along my lines, by being beatsticks themselves (in various ways), and both having strong support spells.
Legion is, as tarzen says, generally an assassination faction (although not always).
Most of their warlocks and beasts can dish out serious punishment, but not really take much back (even more so than the fairly fragile Circle).
It really does depends on your 'lock choice and favorite units, though their natural talents are definately geared towards being one-shot-wonders.
Rhyas and Lylyth are the 'purest' assassins, both being capable of finishing pretty much anything on their own in a turn, with a little luck.
Saeryn and Thagrosh seem to be beast support, primarily, although Thagrosh is a bit of a beatstick, and Saeryn is a spell-user extraordinaire.
Vayl is the only Legion warlock I haven't fought against, and definately seems (to me) to be the hardest to get good use out of, on paper. A very, very strange set of spells IMO.
My general advice for getting started in WM/Hordes is:
Grab Primal, then the starter set if you like the models in it, otherwise just grab whatever minis you like.
Aim for about 350pts, and try a few games against someone else who is up for starting. It is definately a good idea to play your first few games against someone who is equally inexperienced, so you can learn together (as opposed to playing against someone with loads of experience, but no tact, who will crush you mercilessly).
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I play Legion of Everblight, and I have found them useful as an assassination mode, as already posted, but also as a fast/ brutal force. Legion can't usually take extended pounding, but it hits hard.
Try this with proxies just for fun:
Don't worry about trying to control Fury, just let your Warbeasts have a field day.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
I tried Lylyth and I actually found i didn't like her too much (Though it might have been because i misunderstood how the Witch Mark worked). I ended up going with Rhyas as my first warlock, 80% of my reasoning was because i just loved her model. I ussualy run Rhyas, an Angelius, a few shredders, Some swordsman, and some raptors. A harrier is nice too for its animus, and i've learned how brutal Incubi can be.
I want to get a Seraph soon and see if all i've heard about them is true.
if you are going to have swordsmen, having incubi is a great addon... probably the best.
I like rhyas for 500 and under... she has some great abilities, but Saeryn is legion's best warlock, hands down.