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Hey everyone, im intrested in starting a new army and moving over to fantasy. Im looking at tomb kings, because i love the chariots! But what are their strategys and whats the army's "uniqueness."
Also, i was wondering is most of the army plastic or metal? the website doesnt say.
And is tomb kings one of the more popular armies?
Last edited by Necrons; September 24th, 2009 at 15:01.
I would say about half of the army is plastic the other half is metal. (because you would use more plastic *core*)
Skeletons warriors, Chariots, and Horsemen are all plastic
Tomb Guard, Scorpions, Ushabti, Casket, Catapults, Carrion, Swarms, Bone Giant are all metal
Where I live, Tomb kings is very unpopular, there is one player in the area
I don't know how popular it is in a wider scale
TK are a finesse army requiring good synergy. If you can get the magic and supporting charges, you can usually do pretty well. Check out the Stickies at the top of the TK forum. There are some good beginner guides that will help you get a good idea about TK. Much of what I could write can be found there. I can't really comment too much on the prevalence of TK. I feel there are more people running with DoC, WoC, Dwarves, VC, Elves(all 3). The times I've managed to make it to my FLGS for Warhammer sundays, there is 1 guy in the group ~20 that has TK. But he also has Brets and a couple other armies too. (and there's me, but I have been too busy to go play (or paoint for that matter
Tomb Kings are not that popular, partly from the age of the codex and their vampire bretheren generally having a bit more 'cool factor' in appearance.
The unique aspect of the army?
Light Chariots that can be put into units and slight cost to sturdiness.
Magic that never miscasts or fails - can only be dispelled.
Constructs and chariots can be healed as can infantry units.
Very rich history and background meaning there are plenty of options for army themes and builds.
A slow moving army so good if you have short arms
No need to find just the right skin tone!
Most models are, unfortunately, plastic. But I live in hope
sounds good... how do they do versuses high elves, vampires, empire and bretonnians? those are my neiboring armies
Empire is pretty easy meat for tk. (just watch out for cannonballs shredding your chariots) Fear is your friend. Fear can trip up armies at inopportune times. Happens all the time to my Empire opponent. The only army of those it doesnt work on is VC. I've tripped up against Brets a couple times. (I hate the Banner of the Lady and those poncy knights with their lance formation)
But, all of these armies are managable depending on your list. I've toned down my magic when I play Empire. I can steamroll them with magic, so toning it down makes for a better game for both people. But there are armies that will outdo you in magic, stifle yours completely, and make all your plans for naught. It just depends. When you magic is rolling, life is good. When it is shut down, life sucks.
Here you got: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ing-lists.html (Common points made when commenting on lists)
Check the thread, and I'm sure you'll find out how to play TK
Most of the Armies have both plastic and metal miniatures. It's not that one Army has plastic models only and one has metal models, but a mix of both.
In LO, I would say that TK is very "popular" Many active posters, helpers, readers etc... However, we're not that many If there may be many playing TK around your neighborhood, I don't know
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TK is a good army if someone understands it's not VC and it's not one trick pony. Our army has to work in all phases absolutely in harmony. Be very careful with our units, and try to dominate the magic phase. We can also field variety of armies depending the taste. From all chariot to huge blocks of skeletons that never go down. We have some good units (Usbati, Scorpions, SSC, Carrion) that played properly can create big headaches. Also the rarity of the army now-days, takes many by surprise. We lack useful characters, but our standard ones are alright.
so far from what i read and what you guys say i really like the army, and especially the tactic of "be carefull" it runs alot like the eldar in 40k...
id like to run a very chariot heavy army, with tomb king settra at the lead... mostly because hes an awsome looking model lol... so i guess the question is are chariot heavy armies succesfull on the table top?
Could be interesting having a predominantly chariot army, certainly look stunning on a table. With a few Princes to help beef them up a little perhaps.
Bear in mind with Settra you can't take Liche Priests which leaves you at a severe magical disadvantage.