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    New Hordes player, book question.

    Hello I've just gotten into Hor/WM and I got the sale PP has going on, rule book and warpack deal. I now have the main rule book with this, and it seems to have the armies of all 4 inside, but I noticed each army also has its own book, what is in those books that the main rule book doesn't already have? Additional Units? Race unique rules?


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    The funny thing is: you don't actually NEED the army books. Each model comes with a card that has all the rules printed on it, however the army book is good to have anyway. It has all the fluff for your faction in it, which is nice to read, but it does have all the rules for all of your models as well so you can look over everything before buying it. The main book has rules for all 4 armies, but iirc it does not have all the rules so it's more like a sampler. In fact, I just checked it. I play Legion of Everblight and it only lists three casters in the main rules. The one I play (Abyslonia) isn't even there. It's missing a lesser beast, several Light and heavy beasts, and most of the units and solos. So, yea it's just a sampler of what each faction has. The faction book should have everything in it though, but again it's not technically needed just incredibly useful.

    What faction where you thinking about playing?
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    I've actually already bought a Warpack, Trollbloods. I love the look of the army, the musket guys, the huge mass of muscle, tusks, and fists known as dire trolls, even the lesser warbeast normal trolls look cool. I'm not sure how this army plays out, nor how the other 3(4) play out but if I don't like the look of a army I couldn't enjoy it even if I wanted too.

    I'm not sure which combat is superior if there even is one, ranged vs melee, but I'm a melee guy. I hope the trollbloods are good at brawls cause that's my thing. I want a Mauler and a Bomber

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    From what I know about trolls, they like to huddle around themselves for aoe buffs. They are also Tough meaning they don't always die (kinda like WBB and Regeneration) and they should be pretty scary in melee. Whereas Legion is basically a glass cannon. They get in, hit hard, but can't take to much in return. Also for clarity's sake, Legion is the only faction that gets "Lesser" warbeasts, which are on small bases, everyone else gets Light and Heavy. Lessers don't get to do the fun things like Power Attacks, but they use the life spiral and have fury.

    As for which combat is superior, I don't know if you mean for trolls or in general, but in general it's pretty balanced. I think most people use ranged to soften up targets for melee (especially in hordes), but you can go either way. I run a very beast heavy list (which is common in Legion) and lack in the ranged department beyond a few short sprays and a single POW 12 shot, and while I take heat going across the board, I can still dish it out when I get there. My buddy's Cygnar gunline always gives me trouble, but that was before we started playing objectives, which balanced it out more. Basically it meant he couldn't just sit on the other side of the table and gun me down, but rather had to advance.
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    Warmahordes: Legion of Everblight (Absylonia)

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