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I am currently not a VC player... but with all the nice new models you guys got.... perhaps I will be soon.
In any case, I am currently in a 'Border Princes' Campaign and my ally is a VC player and is a rather young player, but I help him when I can. Our main adversary currently is an empire player, who is a good guy... but doesn't seem to realize how unsporting his lists can be. I have no problem with people being cheezy in a 'strait Victory Point' tournament, but In a 20 week league, try and play your army... not a bunch of rediculous stuff.
For example, last night I played the empire guy for the first time in the league and the first time at all in over 2 months. I took my basic list, swaping out a few items, ect... the usuall. He took two steam tanks, an Arch lector, warrior preist and 2 level 2 mages. I was not pleasently surpised. In any case, He is also playing the VC player this week, and is outnumbered 2400 to 2000 points. He was talking about how he'd need to use Karl Franz on a dragon to win that game. I have no doubt he will play him. I have read a lot of the new VC book, but don't know the old one well. What are the best options for dealing with the emperor.
As far as killing karl Franz, the best bet you have is getting him in combat with a large unit of cheap zombies or something and letting him munch on them for awhile. You could banshee scream into him (without getting the banshee in combat) and hope he fails his leadership test. Killing blow will also work on him I think even if he's on the dragon, because in combat you can allocate hits on him and not the dragon.
I agree that the Wighth Blade killing blow ability is the end of any hero. You will need to pin Karl in place with ever thickening Zombies in order to bring the Grave Guard or Black Knights to bear. The great new thing with VC's is that you can raise the Grave guard back as well to keep the pressure on.
Of the other alternative is to bring along a 400 point Vampire to teach him some things.
"Sometimes I wonder why I still live amongst the humans." -
"The great new thing with VC's is that you can raise the Grave guard back as well to keep the pressure on." /quote
-He is talking about the old/current VCs, please read the opening post.
Challenging with a tooled up blood dragon lord can fit the bill.
First of all....Karl Franz at 2k? That is a major point sink. That being said, I think you have a fair few options. Hand of Dust can help, as can Killing blow, But, Why not just take a tooled up Blood Dragon on a Zombie Dragon, then have a few Necromancers in the backround summoning all over the place? I mean, you can tie Franz up with wave after wave of Zombies or Skellies if you need to, right?
I'm Solid Snake...also, I'm a Primarch.
I have to agree with bucker00 here (again).
This guy sounds really unsporting and a quiet chat with him might do the trick.
Cheesing out at tournaments is expected but when you're playing against outside of this realm you've got to tone it down a bit (especially if you want to make friends).
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