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One of the first models I got was Settra the Imperishable. I thought he looked neat and he was pretty much the deciding factor is having me choose the Tomb Kings. Then I realized he kinda sucked...
I never used him, so one day I decided to convert him into Settra on foot, used the arms from the Casket of Souls Liche Priest (keeping the sword he uses) and mounting him on a rock so he looks all imposing. Ditching the Chariot of the Gods.
Anyways, after doing this I decided to make a "new" version of Setta, as opposed to just saying he was a particularly impressive looking Tomb King, and wanted some feedback.
(SO yes, I am well aware the book say Settra is to be taken as is, blah blah, I'm not using him for tourny play, just fun games with friends and at non sanctioned tournaments at the local GW.
Anything different in italics for ease of spotting.
Settra the Imperishable, Lord of Khemri, He of Too-many Titles.
Weapon Skill: 7
Ballistics Skill: 4
Wounds: 5 (one more than a normal Tomb King, he is the best of them)
Weapon: Blessed Blade of Ptra
Armor: Armor of Golden Magnificence
Items: Crown of Nehekhara, Grand Staff of Nehekhara
Point Value: 500 (Cheaper then usual but he loses a lot of his heavy hitting oomph)
UNDEAD: Settra follows all the rules for Tomb King Undead as the army book
FLAMMABLE: Settra is still flammable.
SETTRA THE GREAT: Settra uses incantations as a Liche High Priest. He cannot channel dispel dice. Settra is both General and Hierophant.
SETTRA'S ARMY: Must contain one unit of chariots and one unit of Tomb Guard. may contain Liche Priests. May not contain any other Lords. If Settra is destroyed the crumbling for all undead unit is at a -3 leadership penalty and also affects characters. Units may still use leadership of characters in the unit or if within 12" of the battle standard bearer.(Settra's not stupid, he's on the move and he doesn't like them but he should realize the use of Liche Priests now. But he's still arrogant and doesn't want to share the spotlight with anyone. If he goes boom, his army falls apart even quicker as he's a bit of a control freak)
THE WILL OF SETTRA: Settra uses "Thy Will Be Done" as a normal Tomb King with the following difference. His power level is 2d6 and his range is 12".They are cast before his incantations. All rules for incantations apply.
THE CURSE OF SETTRA: In addition to the normal curse, if Settra is killed by any means, all enemy units and characters within 8" take an automatic 2d6 strength 2 hits, distributed as shooting hits. Affects characters in units as well.
BLESSED BLADE OF PTRA: Grants the killing blow ability, however it acts like a wight king's blade and works on a 5 or 6.
ARMOR OF GOLDEN MAGNIFICENCE: Grants a 4+ armor save, never modified even if hit by an attack that normally does not allow an armor save.
CROWN OF NEHEKHARA: 4+ ward save, causes terror.
GRAND STAFF OF NEHEKHARA: Bound item level 6. Automatically cast during Settra's magic phase. Target unit or character within 12" of Settra makes a toughness save. If failed, target takes 1d3 wounds, no armor, ward or regeneration save allowed. If passed only one wound is taken, no armor, ward or regeneration save allowed. For each wound taken Settra or the unit he accompanies make heal an equal amount of wounds. If there are no wounds to heal, the healing affect is wasted, but the damage is still dealt. May be cast into combat and may be cast while Settra himself is in combat.
There we go, a foot version of Settra. He's powerful but lost his chariot and his uber "Thy Will Be Done" and his armor was weakened. I ditching most of the BS on his sword and just made it a upgraded killing blow type weapon. (seriously, his Tomb Guard, Casket guard and Icon Bearer get Tomb Blades and he gets this lame "strike first reduce weapon skill, rarely wound thing?)
In a few test games he does ok, but not overpowering. He gets bogged down a lot with horde units and attracts every big attack in the game (and even with healing and a double 4+ save if you toss enough big stuff at him he goes down)
Comment appreciated. Flames will be mocked. :-)
Last edited by Ashannon; September 12th, 2010 at 09:05. Reason: edit
Good for you! I see so many posts from people being super anal about the exact wording in the books that it's nice too see someone just going for it and enjoying the game for what it is.
Balance wise i think the only way to find out if you've got it right is to play with it and then adjust it accordingly.
I'd love to see a few pics of that conversion if you can post a couple too. Love that stuff.
Because Sun Tzu would play Tomb Kings...
Yeah pics would be awesome
~shrug~ I can see that he's detuned from the book version, but I think ANY version of Settra that allows you to take LPs is having your cake and eating it too. The ability to take priests is so critical that I think the original, more powerful, version of Settra is far more balanced than yours. Other than that, I do like your version.
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Pretty sure your version is alot more broken than the actually version. Him being on a chariot was not a boon, it was a liability.