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Wondering what would be a good starting place for tomb kings?
in you opinion is the battalion box worth it? If it isn't, what should be used instead?
Depends if you plan to use the chariots and/or horsemen. People are having mixed feelings about both units right now but i personally take them both in my lists. If you think you'll use everything the box is well worth it. Then you will just need a priest and king/prince for your army.
"I've seen you humans trying to forge an empire in the name of a corpse. I have seen your churches to the machine. Racially, your fear and superstitions are most gratifying. You will make excellent subjects"
Well, they are new tomb kings coming out soon early next year or late this year. Most people did say November, but as new high elves are set to come out in October, people are thinking Tomb kings will be delayed. With the arrival of the new codex after the 8th edition rulebook you should be one of the best and most terrifying armies around.
I do think the battalion is great value but the miniatures aren't the best and new models will come out. Many people will agree that that there will be new Tomb guard as they are metal and certainly new skeleton warriors as they did with Vampire Counts.
If i were you i'd buy the 8th edition rulebook and wait for a couple of months(this wait could be over in November). Good luck, with your Warhammer experience, hope you enjoy the Warhammer World.
I, too, feel that it comes down to whether you're interested in using the horsemen and chariots. My 8th edition experience says that chariots are still very useful, but that their role has changed dramatically. Those who take a while to adapt to new situations are having their struggles as they continue to use them the same way that they did in 7th (finding that they generally fail), but I've found that they now fill the role formerly held by carrion (which I now consider useless, unless and until they are allowed a march move). Horsemen, I've not used in the past, but I am considering a unit of light horse to escort a mounted priest who will carry the staff of ravening and the ruby ring of ruin. That way, he pours on the magic (three magic missiles a turn? Awesome!), while the horsemen provide him with a "look out sir" and some gratuitous supporting bowfire. The bowfire is less important, though, and if we get heavy cav with an option for a flail in the next army book, that will be the mounted lich's new bodyguard.
As for new models...I wouldn't deprive myself of gaming/hobby fun in anticipation of an army book whose imminent arrival is about as much of a fata morgana as starcraft 2. If you end up with units that don't work well in the new army list, they can join my carrion in the display case... As for new models...~shrug~ If you find that you like the anticipated new tomb guard, there's always room for two regiments of them in the same list...you can never have too many models.
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