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Hey, everyone! I bought the Beasts of Chaos army book a long time ago and have just recently picked it up again. I flipepd through it and released how much I liekd the idea of an army of monsters. Though some of the models are iffy (dragon ogres and chaos ogres) i really like gors and the centagor models.
My only problem is that the list seems just plain worse than the newer books and impossible to play against. On top of that, the other chaos books have already been done, making troop exchanges illegal, also making some items in the book useless.
SO I;m just wondering if I'm wasting my time with Beasts, or if they would be a decent army after all. Thanks for any wisdom on the topic.
My WoC opponent sometimes still uses the HoC list, and when he incorporates beastmen into it, they do pretty well.
I imagine a BoC army would work pretty well if you were strategically-minded enough.
If you don't have the models, I wouldn't even consider it right now. Just look at that insane amount of metal in the army, if you count in the incoming price increase on books and everything metal, it will just get even more expensive. I would wait for the update army book, which is due sometime during the next year, as they will probably make some plastic models to accompany the release.
Should be late next year.
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You can still win with beasts, but it will be more difficult than with other armies as it is an older book with less powerful rules and they lost a great deal of their magic items. They require quite a bit more skill to play than a majority of the other armies, which means most people turn away from them. They are not a forgiving army by any means, and even if you have a great plan it all comes down to the rolls in close combat. That being said, because of the maneuverability of the beast list a good general will only lose the units he lets his opponent take. Often times I give up less than 10% of my victory points. The general lack of armor on your troops can be circumvented by your maneuverability, but the poor leadership cannot. In my opinion the low leadership is the biggest problem. If money is an issue, I would wait until the book comes out, because beasts of chaos is probably the most expensive army to play. If you really want to start now, you can't go wrong with beast herd boxes, as the models look great and probably won't change.
On a side note:
AFG you signature banner is missing the apostrophe in the word "Don't." This amuses me because you are speaking out against leet and improper grammar.
Last edited by frozencore; September 19th, 2008 at 06:23.
I've seen some very cagy BoC players with some nasty armies at Indy GT's. They really can do well in the right hands, but I also think they have some disadvantages, some rather serious, in the current edition.
I still really wanna start a khornate beast army, but although i will buy a beastherd to convert, i will not be writing up lists as of now. The current armybook is just too outdated.
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