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Throgg The Troll King's Horde 2KThis is my first attempt at WoC, and I really enjoy running trolls. So I have decided to put together a Troll King army. Any input good or bad would be greatly appreciated.
Chaos Sorcerer (lvl 2, Staff of Sorcery, Necrotic Phylactery, Favour of the Gods, Soporific Musk.)
Exalted Hero (Chaos Runesword, Bloodcurdling Roar, General)
5 Units of Trolls x3
Warhounds x5 (Scaly Skin)
Chaos Marauder's x15 (Light Armour, Shield)
Chaos Ogres x4 (GW, Chaos Armor)
Chaos Ogres x4 (XHW, Chaos Armor, Standard)
not much to say on troll army, i like the idea, not gunna buy that many trolls though
the scaly skin is kinda pointless on the hounds, might aswell use the points for a musician for the maruaders.
or you could use those points, take the standard away from the ogres, make the GW ogres have XHW, and make the Giant into a Shaggoth... but that's just if you want a stronger, slightly faster, Rare support monstrosity and don't mind down-grading the ogres combat rez a tad.
Ok quite a few things. As this is your first list you have quite a few things to learn about Chaos.
First--Your Heros selection is very random. Throgg is really the only one that makes sense. You made the sorcerer lvl 2 then gave him +1 to dispel, immune to poison, re-roll eye of the gods, and make catching units easier. I would take everything off him drop him to lvl 1 and give him 2 dispel scrolls, in fantasy you go magic heavy or magic defense, don't waste points by going in the middle. Staff of sorcery is not the greatest, Necrotic thing is wasted on your wizard because it should be on a steed or disc, Favor of the Gods on a Character with 2 attacks is a waste why are you challenging with a caster? and sophoric musk on a wizard and non mounted character is wasted again.
Exalted hero--Runesword good. Blood curdling roar only good on characters mounted on a disc. You should make him a BSB instead as and make throgg the general. or drop some stuff to buy a lord and a BSB. Monsters LD is poor because lack of numbers and low starting combat res.
Core--Too many small units of trolls. they will be too stretched out and then suffer with LD 4 make units of 4-5.
Warhounds--good but take off the scaly skin it is a waste these guys are screen units nothing more. if they actually get in combat they are doing a lot.
Marauders are one of the worst choices in the book. They are not bad but compared to everything else Warriors have they are bad. Especially 15 with no unit upgrade? make them warriors or make them 30ish Mark of Slaanesh and add 2-3 units of them, which takes away from your theme, so really just drop them.
Special--The Ogre Army on its own is one of the weaker armies out there and Chaos ogres have less rules than them. Switch them for 3 Dragon Ogres with GW. Any Chaos player will tell you Dragon ogres are better than normal ogres.
Rare-- I Have a giant and never really use it because people think, "oh big thing coming, shoot it shoot it" With T5 and no armor it got shot down all the time, go with a Shaggoth if you want a giant monster.
Sorry that was a lot. But its better to find out now before you buy a lot of stuff. Hope it helps and I will answer any more questions you might have.
Good luck and welcome to Chaos.
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
ok. exaulted hero is gunna get owned in combat. he has a 4+ armour save with out modifiers. at least take a lord then give him an enchanted sheild. also give him the favour of the gods, because you really dont want your sorc getting into combat. personaly i like the idea of Archaon (18" leadership, at ld 10) then have throgg so you can bring trolls as core.
get rid of the ogres and put in dragon ogres. they hurt in combat, have a 14" charge and they cause fear. not to mention str 7 (with great weapons). they are the perfect thing to use as flankers as they have 4 wounds each and you only need 2 of them to negate ranks.
i personaly love the idea of a giant... but it is definatly worth making it slannesh if you are going to keep it (i mean, always strike first giant, what more could a chaos player want?). if you deside to keep the giant but not make it slannesh then dont take one at all. take some slanneshi spawn. cheap and effective if used right. or you could just go with a shaggoth. absolute domination. but try to keep him away from the firepower of the enemy as a shaggoth atracts every bolt, arrow and spell within 100000000000000 kms around it.
I'd suggest an Exalted on a Juggernaut and at least 1 unit of Knights, preferably Khorne. Chaos Knights are rock hard, and with the Mark of Khorne they will wreck your opponent's army. I agree with the others, you need a lot more magic and less but larger units of Trolls. Chaos Ogres aren't as powerful as Dragon Ogres with Great Weapons. I think that you need some more Marauders as well such as 2 units of 20, you can keep them cheap by giving them great weapons and either the Mark of Slaanesh of Khorne. This makes them cheap and reliable, they won't run away.
its all well and good to have 3 attks per knight but then again they will get bated really easily. especially against vamps. which is why you have warhounds be carefull wen u deploy and ur all good.
Thanks for all the advice Guys... let me see what I can rework.
How are you going to make the Trolls? The usual is to convert them from Ogre Bulls using Spawn pieces, but my friend (Who is known for being a great modeller and painter) has suggested that using ordinary Spawn only with a few changes.
1 question, how are you going to make throgg? or do you have him already? if so, is there any way that u can show us a piv of him?