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i was wondering if carrion are worth buying/spending the points on. if so where would the be most effective????
Oh lord yes. In a minimum unit size of 3 they make decent warmachine hunters and can take out any crew (cept maybe the dwarves without a little luck). Bump the unit up to 5 or 6 models and their usefulness goes up by an order of magnitude just for the fact that they can break rank bonus.
Keep in mind we're the only army that has a way (that I know of) of eliminating a warmachine crew on the first turn. Just plant your carrion straight across from a cannon, put your hierophant with the cloak of dunes right next to them. Move the priest up 8", the Carrion up 20", cast Incantation of Urgency and boom, 40" first turn charge. If you won the coin flip to go first that means that warmachine never got to take a shot.
I havent had chance to read it yet but my mates mentioned that all models on a 40mm square base count as unit strength two in the new rule book. This means a unit of three carrion is able to get flank bonus. Can someone please confirm this is true in the rule book?
Sorry for partially hijacking your thread.
Unfortunately no, all flyers, except flying cavalry (and characters, etc), are US1. As well as warmachine and lone mage hunting uses Nep mentioned.
With the new rules they also gained another use, trapping fleeing units. This is even more helpful as large blocks of skellies can often easily make units flee due to fear and outnumbering, and if you set up the carrion right then fleeing units will be killed.
On the rank bonus, I'm pretty sure that since they are flying skirmishers they don't actually negate ranks do they?
They are a very useful unit though, potential 40" charge range as mentioned and pretty tough. I always take them.
Correct all flying units count as skirmishers so they do not negate the enemy's rank bonus.
My Carrion couldn't take out a Halfing Hot Pot. I want to know what the hell that was about.
I'm not saying they're bad, I'm just saying I wouldn't rely on them.
I asked this in another thread, but i think that one died, and this one seems more active. I need some Carrion but im not willing to pay ten bucks a model, when ill need at least 5 of them, (fifty dollars! gah!) for models that i think are ugly and dont really fit with the rest of my army.
I just started fantasy recently and id like to know if there is a "counts as" rule in fantasy like there is in 40k. Could i knock together something else with the same size bases, paint it up, and tell my opponents that they represent carrion at the beginning of the game? I need to know if thats legal for tourneys, id hate to show up to one and not get to use something id considered a intregal part of my list.
If it IS legal, i think im going to go with pairs of flying, enchanted swords, probally scimatars i think they will look neater and fit my army better. Has anyone else done something like this?
I was thinking about modelling giant sand worms myself, but the only worm model I could find that was suitable was a reaper mini that cost $15 and there was only one pose.
Not all flyers are skirmishers. Dragons are an obvious example, and Great Eagles a less obvious one. And it's easy, at least for me, to forget that shooting at skirmishers with US2 or more don't get the -1 penalty, like pegasi or warhawks.