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1 Troll Chieftan
1 Drummer Troll
9 Mordor Trolls
Has to be one of the most un lists ive thought up of to play/paint. MY question is would this be a competetive list? The bane of this list in my mind is the elves, with their S3 bows and high C.
I've been stewing on this trying to see if it would be viable. Truly only a strong hero would be able to take one down in single combat as Gandalf did in a WD battle report.
The other option is to shoot them with bows and then swarm them with men (provided they pass their Courage tests). You are going to be outnumbered and probably surrounded easily. Then it is just the manner of rolling lots of dice to get those magic numbers that reduce wounds.
And don't forget magic like transfix or sorecerous blast that can make the trolls easier targets.
It makes for an interesting X-Factor but something tells me that it will be a list that can be worked around particularly in a battle with an objective.
I might try to Mathhammer it and see it what becomes of it.
Well in the scenerio of men, the drummer troll will make it that much harder for them to get the charge, and even if I have 2 on 1 troll I am still likely to win that.
I hadnt thought of transfix. That could definately be a bane of this army, along with bows. But D7 is the magic number for those S2 bows, so unless it is played against elves you shouldnt take that many wounds to bowfire. Plus its not like a normal mordor game where they only have 1 or 2 trolls to shoot at, they have 9. I also think seeing that many large models on the board could make less experienced opponents act rashly.
you must be very careful they dont pull out the best thing against those things. The Necromancer. He will instantly kill your trolls by transfixing them on a 2+ and with 25 will hell smoke 9 trolls. And there is still 750 more pts. My army, a mordor/harad hybrid, wud smoke a few with poisoned arrows and pwn the rest with the necromancer, but it does sound fun and very intimidating.
Well Squeakypig, may I be the first to welcome you to the Librarium Online. As you play 40k, and are starting to play fantasy, I suggest you browse the other forums. There may be posts there that could help/insire you to do something. Or they could be there just for you to comment on. Onto the army list....
You taking that army means one thing, you were prepared to face it. In a normal battle @ the local WS, a normal opponent playing me for the first time will not be aware of this army. Plus with a rohan army waiting in the case, I could choose to pull out either army. Yes, if someone set their mind to it this list could be beat. But that could be said about almost any other army. The thing is most opponents wont know exactly what im fielding. And while this list may not win alot, thats ok, as that is not the purpose of this list. This list is being made purely for fun. And that is what I plan on having with it.
just hope no one brings out grey company, they will beat either of those.
no joke intended.
the army of the dead would be an army that trolls can beat. Trolls will win most of the fights a crump them all with its high str. you wud be better off using aragorn and boromir and other super powered heros. Better to meet power with power. The real BEST thing to use are seige bows, may b if the trolls are close enough u can kill 1 automatically (unless u miss or roll bad for scatter that is).
I can have a 7 model 1k army.
1 balrog 400 pts
1 Mumak with just Mahud beastmaster chieftain( all upgrades) 445 pts, with 3 Mahud with blowpipes
1 Witchking on fell beast 130 pts
But it'd probably get HELL OWNED