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    What are the pros and cons with a Icon Bearer? I will be building my TK slowly and will start with characters and non block units. Thank you for your input on this matter.

    Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.



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    Icon Bearers are not worth it. Period. They are not survivable, too easily picked out for easy points in CC, and they take up a valuable hero slot. That means you dont get another Liche Priest or Tomb Prince, which whill actually help your army do something.

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    Agreed. I really can't see running an IB unless you are doing huge blocks of infantry and they can all clamour around the Battle Standard.

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    I can easily disagree that Icon bearers are useless period... but they are underrated.

    I have found them EXCEPTIONAL in low point games. instead of picking up and decking out a 2nd LP i grab an icon and a banner. usually 50 points cheaper, has KB and helps with my CR. I don't care if it doesn't cast spells. thats what my CotD preist is for lol.

    Personal Fave thing to do:

    opponent is playing High Elf, and hes got two ballistas chilling next to each other on a hill. I have an IB with the banner of the hidden sand. <3 he moves his mount movement, throws the unit of skellies or heavy cav way out either behind or right in front of the War machine and they charge it. my IB just won 200 points and saved me some pain.
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    Thank you for the input so far.
    Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.



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    They are only really usable at 3K.

    If they had MWBD on a D3, they would be usable at 2K, maybe even less... Maybe ask an opponant if you can customise that little tweak in? I know my mates wouldn't mind lol.

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    Never tried it personally, but i can immagine they would be nice to have if you have a load of ushabti as a main force in your army, each unit would then lose 2 less wounds from combat, may come in handy if you cant negate enemies rank bonus etc.

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    one thing i have learned to do and to great success is to put him in with TG and a TK and give him the banner of the hidden dead.

    get in combat and bam summon 6 SHH in the opp's rear and well u just won CR and they flee into ur TG os SHH took out a whole unit of chaos warriors that way =]

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    Savage Justice:
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    sorry was typing to fast but anyway try the IB and if it works it works. and if it doesn't well throw in an extra TP or LP

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