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On Friday I'm going to play my first tomb king match. I'll be killing skaven (hopefully) at a 2K game, also our tables are around 45 inch long and wide.
I tried to make a list and would love some good comments and some help with the tactica.
Lords (335 pts)
Lich high priest
- collar of shapesk
- brooch of the great desert (aka a dispel scroll)
- staff of mastery
Heroes (148 pts)
- great weapon and light armor
- golden Ankhra
Core (546 pts)
2 units of 31 Skeleton warriors both with FC
Special (750 pts)
2 units of 6 chariots with FC
2 Tomb Scorpions
Rare (220 pts)
2 Screaming Skull Catapults with skulls of the enemy.
Total point cost: 1999
I have never played against skaven and my opponent has never played against Tomb Kings. I'm going to put the 2 blocks of warriors next to each other to from a 2 row shots of death machine. The chariots will be behind the warriors. I will also put the priest in 1 block and the prince in the other. The Catapults will be next to the chariots but in a way as not to hinder them. The scorpions will dig themselves out as close a possible to any units he has left unprotected or that is a priority target or to assault the back of a unit when he's being attacked by the chariots.
When he is within range I'll reform my warriors thus leaving room for my chariots to charge.
Like I already said any and all comments are welcome
Last edited by Dr Jos; January 18th, 2011 at 15:46.
ok, here's the thing: You need more characters. A Prince and a High Liche Priest arn't going to cut it. You want at least a King, Prince, Priest on a casket and a High Priest. I would take out your chariots for the characters and then maybe bring the bowmen down to twenty five or so each and get some TG or something like that.
If you use your scorpions as speed bumps, you should be fine.
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And you should put army lists in the army list forum. As for tactics:
The bowmen shouldn't be 16 models wide, that makes it impossible to reform them in a hurry (remember no model may move more than twice its normal move in the process of a reform, so you cannot, for example, go from a 16-man front directly to a 5-man front). I use my bomwen in 10x3 blocks. They get 25 shots (50, with magic), and are already in a decent melee formation (3 ranks of hits), and easily able to get into 5x6 if needed.
The Khan is right about needing more characters. TK live and die by their characters. Remember that the TK army book was written in the dark ages of Herohammer...so our army still plays that way. Our only decent melee comes from scorpions and fighty characters, and we die a quick death without a ton of incantations. My own 2200 point army has a King, a Prince, a HLP, and a LP on casket, and it crushed DoC (okay, they're easier than WoC) last weekend. I lost my king, both of my scorpions, and about 18 archers....he lost everything except a wounded bloodthirster, and a 8-model remnant of a bloodletter unit (that still had both heralds alive).
500 points worth of chariots is going to cost you the game. Chariots are mediocre at best in the current edition of WFB. And slamming them into the front of a ranked unit of infantry is suicide anyway. I'd say that 300 points worth of infantry would eat those 500 points worth of chariots for lunch with your tactics. I'd get rid of nine chariots and replace them with about 20 tomb guard and a king to lead them.
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My match went pretty good. The sad part is we only got to play one and a half turn. (and he got of an extremely lucky spell, forgot the name but it worked like the dwellers bellow and spread to 3 of my units (that thing is hell on undead)). All in all I was happy with the game and I'm now 90% sure I'll start using a real TK army as soon as I can pay for it.