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in recent games, my regular opponents have caught on to my strategies with TK. They arm themselves up to the neck with Dispell scrolls. are there any affective methods to hinder the use of Dscrolls?
Well you can either try for magic overkill (hard to due with TK) or make their scrolls a point sink by going combat heavy with your characters and army. Tomb King and Princes leading the charge of a large number of chariots can be very effective as it mitigates one of our glaring weaknesses which is speed. Also if they are sinking those points into scrolls they aren't taking items that enhance their own magic offense.
Tomb Scorpions are also a time honored way of character assasinating those pesky scroll caddies.
Carrion can also make for great lone mage hunters.
Do not question the dice gods for their wrath is swift and terrible.
I hate dispel scrolls
I recenetly played a big fantasy game of 4k points (multiple players each side) my unit of 7 Chariots were lined up for a glorious charge against a unit of grail knights. I rejoiced as my opponents used the last of their dice before my LP cast.
The whisper went along our opponents line for the highelf mage a good 4 foot away to use his dipsel scroll!
If my Hierophant had been 4" closer he could of popped off the spell as well but it was not to be...
the next turn I took a charge from a unit of grail knights and a unit of Errant...Bye Bye Chariot unit.
The main points:
If you need a charge or spell to go off make sure that every magic user is within range of the unit.
Try for the flank charges, if you don't get the charge then at least you won't get charged next turn.
Don't rejoice until:
you've actually made it into combat,
made sure you've won,
Made sure they've broken,
Made sure they've been caught and wiped out,
oh and also that next turn you aren't going to take a flank charge from a unit of 20 chaos warriors.
if all the above are ticked off...rejoice hard!
Finally getting round to finshing my Tallarn Imperial Guard Army (2K)
Everything else has been sacrificed on the Altar of eBay...
BoUL and Staff of Ravening will cause a nuisance and may draw dispel dice quicker thus leaving them to use Scrolls earlier than expected.
the best way of dealing with dispel scolls is to go offensive - with a casket of souls!
every time i use this baby my opponents have been so afraid of its potential that they save all their dispell scrolls for it - and since it comes at the end of the magic phase they tend to let almost everything else go through.
in my last game my opponent fielded 6 dispel scrolls spread over 3 mages just to ensure it wouldnt go off - i didnt consider this unfair because the main strength of the tomb kings magic phase is in the movement phase - and he let almost all those spells through.
it ended in a massacre to me btw.
Max out on magic. They should all be gone by turn 2-3, then just make sure your magic makes your combat phase even more deadly, Ushabti are great for this
scrolls work both ways...you, at least have the advantage that every single character is a caster...so if you have 4 characters, the casket, the staff, and the banner, that's a lot of stuff for him to disspel...while you should be facing 3-4 spells per turn from a magic-heavy army....so I wouldn't be complaining about scrolls as a TK player!
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