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ok at my store we have started a campain begining with 500pts here is my first 500pts
helm of many eyes
favourof the gods
5 maruader horce 91
10 chaos warriors 182
10 maruaders 78pts
warriors are pretty badass in 500pt games and are one of the more useful units
the horcemen are great march blockers nucence chavalry (the only unit the ogres were realy anoid with). and the maruaders are there only to house the exsaltedand to add more cheap bodies as for marks i choose slannesh mainly because of the armies i am faceing (shooty dwarfs, magicy and fear causeing ogres, warriors of chaos and vampire counts) as you can see most cause fear or will force panic every turn.
I preformed quite well in my first game crushing the skellies under the boots of my chaos warriors the maruaders ran away and the horcemen killed few enemies...
my exsalted killed the vampire before he could strike and the corpse cart with the necromancer on it...
a masicre YAY!
in my second game ogres...
sefice to say I lost verry badly...
not sure what winning or loseing means in the campain yet (knowing mikey i wont know till next week) but hopefully next week i will get more games in to!
I thought of this before I saw you lost to Ogres. Heavy Weapons on the Warriors as well as shields. That way you can choose which to use against which type of enemy. If the Ogres used heavy weapons then your Warriors with heavy weapons would be back striking at initiative order, striking first with 2 S6 attacks each. If the Ogres used mundane weapons then the warriors would use shields and survive thanks to their 2+ save.
"The more choices you force the opponent to make, the better the chance for you to capitalize on his mistakes"
If you want to beat ogres, you HAVE to outmanoeuvre them. No two ways about it, unless you want to rely on dice. If they're the faster army, they decide who charges, and when they charge, they are almost unstoppable.
So I'd say give your hero a horse, for starters. Then add warhounds, a chariot, and another unit of horsemen if you have the points. Tactics should revolve around protecting the chariot, but your character's horsemen should do pretty well on the charge also. Warhounds make a good, expendable bomb. Run them up, bite something, then hit it with something bigger.
But if you want to keep your list balanced, then drop the CWs to get said chariot (seriously, those things are nasty- I've seen them break full R&F units in one round), and make your marauders bigger and nastier.
Hope that helps.
cheers how does this sound?
Steed of Slanesh
favour of the gods
5 horcemen 85pts
20 maruaders 130pts
Last edited by warhammer madman; December 8th, 2008 at 07:00.
Ive recently started a chaos warband for a campaign and we are now playing 1k games.
Chaos heroes are more than a match for most other races heroes with no upgrades. I ran an exalted with shield and flail on a steed. You could opt to take a halberd for the permanent str boost if you think you will spent more time in combat against tough opponents.
Give him 5 chaos knights and 2 units of marauder horsemen with flails and musician. Use the horsemen to bait the ogres then choose to flee then charge with the knights. The knights 1+ armour save and high ws and str will beat ogres.
5 Knights with a hero is fairly unstoppable in small games.
cheers i had planned to add a unit of knights ASAP just for the hitting power
guna give them MoT and Blasted standard
especialy since there is a empire gunline...
and a dwarf gunline...
i want to get at least 3 knights in combat
i have also just converted a hero especialy for this campain pics later
he will have
furry of the blood god
cheap and cheerful...
on a sadder note i have to mis campain evening this weekend...
but i will try and give mikey (and his dwarfs) a game tomorow when i can go down
Campain was re-started today were playing map baced we all start with a terrotry iwon my games where i was attacking so i now have controll of Pragg! and am on the road to kislev now my attacking army is 700pts strong and looks like this
bronze armour of khraak
favour of the gods
i defended the ogres beating them into submission and the wood elves killing them all...
i lost defending against the demons(before i was 700pts and you may only defend with the same points as the opponent) he tryed tomove into a fresh tile i lost horribly...
this was them
10 blood letters
10 blood letters
good fun however and the chart looks like this
1.Sand man (dont ask how i got this nick name)
2. sam (ogres)
3.mikey (didnt play any games-dwarfs-)
3.mike (wood elves)
3.dan (shooty empire-no games played-)
3.name(steam tank...-no games played-)
however i have to miss this following sunday so i will not gain anything...
at worce i will be third so can't complain!