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    I'm sitting here on Armybuilder, making lists for Sunday afternoon, and I've gotten to choosing a banner for my Black Knights. There it is, the banner I don't see the use of, the Banner of the Dead Legion.

    Checking the VC codex, I see roll D6 and add that number to your unit size. I've tried to think of the different situations when this boost would help. It's done every "phase."

    See what situations you can add...

    1. For outnumbering in CR,
    2. For negating rank bonuses when flanking,
    3. When rolling fear against chargers,
    4. Unit size when seeing if beaten, enemy unit autobreaks,
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    Originally posted by DavidVC04@Jan 28 2005, 224
    1. For outnumbering in CR,
    2. For negating rank bonuses when flanking,
    3. When rolling fear against chargers,
    4. Unit size when seeing if beaten, enemy unit autobreaks,
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    1. Yup, but I don't think D6 really is that reliable, or even that much.
    2. Yeah, but if your US is too low to negate ranks, you're probably in trouble anyhow.
    3. See 1.
    4. See 1.

    I just don't see how it is worth the points. Maybe if it was 2D6 so you know you'd roll around a 7 on average, it'd atleast be more then a rank worth for normal infantry, and somewhat reliable.

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    I hate it also, no point and is a total waste of points.
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    It's pretty much useless and it's expensive fot what it does :hmm:

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    yeah I can't see any use of taking it.
    and the only units that CAN take it have so much other better items to take
    your wights are the only units that are allowed for a magic banner if you don't use BtB and they have better use of banner of barrows and screaming banner etc
    even war banner have better effect

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    I used it once on a small unit of BK's (5).
    It actually performed pretty well.
    The opponent had a slightly larger unit, but CR turned out to my advantage only due to my effective unitstrength being larger, and also made his unit autoflee.
    I never caught up with the fleeing unit, rolling low on pursuit, but it never made it back into combat.
    I havent used it since though, as I believe the points are better spent on more knights or perhaps banner of the barrows.

    Wobert

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    When I first read it I thought it said +d6 to combat resolution, that would make it useful and actually quite good. Realising what it actually did I think it is not very good, maybe on skeleton units where you take 20 models and your opponent has that many to make sure you outnumber them. But either they can't have a banner or you would need a bsb doing it (can't remember), so maybe grave guard to make sure they outnumber.Still doesn't seem worth it.
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    skellies can't have it. so you need a BTB to buy it to them and then I see other banners that are much more suited on a BTB

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