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cause it occured to me while writing up a DoW list (though it could easily aply to any draconic unit) that rather than charge it in I could use it as a skirmishing unit? park it on the flank early on and use my breath weapon and terror rather than actualy fight with it?
To be honest, its better to have you lord on dragon flank and basically auto break a unit rather than breath them. However, if you took a VERY cheep lord you could use it to breath at things like slayers - who would take ages to kill and probably cause harm to you.
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Good idea, though I personally wouldn't take a cheap lord on dragon, its a bit of a gamble when you're investing so much on the dragon.Originally Posted by Spike_alike
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I would use the breath, however, if using a Black Dragon for instance....Imagine that S4 beath destroying elf units, and maybe even stopping them from charging! Do that while getting yourself into a better postion to charge (so you don't charge a unit in the front, or break a unit leaving yourself open for a charge....). Also, spreading the terror while you are doing it would be fun!
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I personally like to do the breath thingy. I mean if you charge a unit it only takes a wiff and you have to overcome outnumber and a banner and maybe a war banner. It also depends a lot on the dragon. I play High Elves and I believe they have one of the nastiest dragons. Their breath weapon is insane. I mean all you have to do is kill 1 model in a unit and that's a panic check. So I land behind the line and breath fire. If I position the dragon right I can easily hit 3 units and it should be a problem to kill on in each unit. That's 3 panic checks there and then next turn your opponent has to take the terror check on everything within 6". That's easily 5 units so you are causing 8 LD checks by turn 2. Something is gonna give, even with dwarves then you make sure you have eagles and reavers around to run the fleeing stuff down before they get a chance to rally. Much safer then getting into combat.
Also keep in mind the the DOW dragon is a High Elf dragon so he can do the same thing.