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So I don't have the latest rulebook for the TK so correct me if I am wrong, but in an older version I have, I see no mention at all of mummies. My question is, how can you have a faction like this with no mummies?! It's like dwarves without axes...elves without bows...orcs without stupid!
Perhaps because the Tomb Princes and Kings discovered the secret of Undeath after Nagash's experiments, so they didn't die and so were never mummified? They're more undead bronze age Egypt than a Mummy Returns horror army (At least I've always assumed this is the case, I don't play TKs).
I'm pretty sure that Tomb Kings and Princes occupy the conceptual space of Mummies nowadays. They're wrapped in pitch-soaked bandages, they have supernatural powers beyond just being dead, and they unleash a curse on you when you kill them. Sounds like a mummy to me.
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Not played in a while so forgive me if i dont remember correctly,
GW did have mummies at one point, i believe they were what out tomb princes and kings are, i think its just a change of model and name when they released a new book.
Hopefully youll get a better answer of one of the more knowledgeable members
Let's not forget, the bog standard guy bk then didn't get mummified. It was a massively long process preformed by priests, so unless you r über important you not going to get the mummy treatment. The best you could hope for even as elite bodyguard is to be dried out in your stone box/coffin. Thus the reason you only find tomb kings and princes with flammable special rule, being covered in bandages and embalming fluids etc.
I believe that the actual "Mummies" you are thinking about were predominantly used a few editions ago. the official army was called the "Tomb Kings of Khemri" but from the pictures in the old rule book ( they only shared half of a page with another army; Empire and Orcs and Goblins had like 3 pages of pictures) the army looked like it was just Vampire Counts with mummies leading it instead of Vampires.
since then they redefined the models and concept of the army to make it more appealing and distinct from Vampire Counts. You could just buy the old mummy models and use them as standsin for Tomb Kings
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GW definitely used to have mummies, even back when the army was simply undead (before it got split into VCs and TKs). I don't know whether mummies ever featured in earlier versions of the TKs, but as others say their place was taken in practice by the Tomb Kings/Princes themselves.
If you have a unit of mummies, you could still run them as counts-as Tomb Guards or even Ushabti (though here you'll have size problems - perhaps put three mummies on a 40mm base?). If you don't have mummies, I believe Mantic are now committed to making some after their recent Kickstarter, so keep an eye out for those - hopefully they'll live up to the quality of the rest of Mantic's undead range.
Yeah I remember when the Undead book split into Vampire Counts and Tomb Kings of Khemri, it was around that time I gave the hobby till the release of 8th.
If I remember rightly, you couldn't March with Undead at all back in those days. So they were hella slow. The Mummies may have even been M3 making it even worse, I don't recall... But I always remember having difficulty getting them into combat. But once they did 2 or 3A at S6, and they were T5, they were absolutley hard as nails. Basically each one was like a hero level character. Hated my brothers Empire Fire mage needless to say haha. Good times.
I also remember the old Undead army book days of when you killed the general, the entire army just poofed. There were no leadership rolls to be made. It was a real stinker of a time back then for that situation.