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Okay so most people would agree that the bone giant is a little overpriced (not so much it is unusable but a little). How low would the points cost have to go before it would rival our other amazing rare choices
in your army?
Just curious, cheers
If it 150pts basic id be happy. The if you payed +20pts for a 2nd HW, Shield, GW or bow for example it would be good. Basically like in the online Construct List PDF, but with a cheaper initial cost.
He's overpriced because his WS sucks! I would pay 165 for him as is. I would pay 220 if he had ws5
WS4 would be fair maybe, and T6 would be nice.
Dave, he is just seriously overpriced considering how easy it is for the enemy to take a BG down. One opposing warmachine will make seriously shory work of him, and being unable to march he is just too slow, unlike other Giants.
Unstoppable Assault is nice, but with his low WS its often not amazing, and also it only works on the charge. If he gets charged or pinned in combat then hes going to crumble.
Some weapon options, as i mentioned above, would just be a nice addition, make him a bit more versatile.
he really is overpriced but he is fun to use if you want to change around your list in a casual game. but also to answer your question yes he is a large target and not only that but like normal giants he attracts a lot of attention and with that attention he is often a target for war machines and if he dies that that is a ton of victory points for my opponent (not a happy thought) however unstoppable assault is fun but his weapon skill is just too low to put unstoppable assault to good use so i would leave him out of a more important army list but keep in mind he is fun to use.
It is true that his points are a bit steep and in so many ways 3 ushabti are cheaper and more effective...
In saying this I think they can do one of two things... either raise the WS to 5 or I think drop the points down to about 180.
I actaully use Bone Giants in my army constantly and have had some great sucess with them and some poor showings... it sucks that you generally hit on a 4 at best but with some luck you should get about 3 or more kills. And you basically want to flank with it...
It also acts as a great pin cushion and protects all your other units and you can always heal it.
I think it's a bit outlandish to assume he should get weapon skill 5. 4 would be a perfect fit, as would the equipment options listed in the trial rules. However giving the great weapon a larger cost, and allowing a modified rule similar to the DoE special attack would be great. Perhaps something along the lines of half strength, auto hits on all in B2B, does not benefit from unstoppable assault.
Yea I'd have to go with WS4 and I would pay for the full points cost. I don't imagine the bonegiants using GW fluffwise and gamewise, though it could just be me. Though to compensate I'd say dueling the weapons gives +1str on the charge. So WS 4 str 7 and unstopable assualt to mash some things to bits.
They aren't overpriced, people just aren't using them right. With their unstoppable assault they really are very choppy choppy, and with some of the incantations (the moving one) it can be really hard to avoid him! Very nasty to play against