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I tried to start this thread in the tomb kings chat group but social groups are being devious...
Anywho! What i'm trying to get at is what is everyone's preference or tactical choice of lords when it comes to competitive play?
1. Tomb King for Better Combat Phase! and Chariots to core!
2. High Liche Priest for Heavy Magic phase! and a more resilient Hierophant!
3. Khalida for an awesome Shooting Phase! and a undeniably useful melee model!
it's all opinion but every opinion has a reason feel free to elaborate as a lord choice for TK affects ALOT of the army composition.
I love the theme of khalida. Hopefully she will remain un-ruined in our next book, and reduced to 200pts alongside other recent special characters But i always run with a normal King. Don't take advantage of the skellie banner at the 2K level, but the chariots definitely! Khalida could easily stand in in place of my King though, the list would fit nicely around her.
Everything is good. My favorite would be to run a magic heavy list with a HLP. I give him the CoD and SoR. i'll run with 2 more LPs, one with casket, other on steed. I throw the Prince in with TG for a little fun. I really like to overload with high powered magic to get the job done.
I usually go king with DoE...just tears through units, but I must say that last few games ive been using a LHP and i think i prefer that better, makes the magic phase so forgiving, and when most of you're magic is defensive in nature, movement, resurections ect it is very important.
I actually really want to try Khalida in the current climate. The sheer number of toughness-ignoring wounds that poisoned bowmen can inflict makes her Khalida feel like she can have quite an impressive anti-daemon list built around her.
Consider too that one of the big weaknesses of bowmen is their inability to puncture through high armour saves... something that Daemons don't have.
Queen Khalida, definitely! She can really do a number on the opponent with the poisoned attacks! And without them, I find bowmen to be a little on the useless side... sorry just my experience with them. Plus, many of my friends are focusing more and more on ranged attacks rather than trudging up the battlefield only to be filled with poisoned arrows... or blowdarts (if they're facing lizardmen)
I guess it would depend on what i'm fighting personally. I f i know i'm gonna be facing a High Elf, Lizard, Dwarf, or Empire I use Khalida just to retaliate with lots of pew pew. Otherwise I run a TK, with an IB and the rest preists.
But overall, Khalida is my personal favorite Lord choice.