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I was just wondering how many points you other WoC players were investing in characters.
I am thinking about just going with 2, a sorcerer lord and a sorcerer in order to leave more points for knights and a warshrine and stuff. I wandered if anyone else ran a minimal number of characters and how it fared for them.
Last edited by Phaeron Typhoon; January 15th, 2009 at 01:24.
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Are you going to invest in champions? It seems the book was designed for champions to get boosted by multiple warshrines if desired.
I'll be running 3 most of the time lvl4, lvl2, and an exalted hero.
I don't like to have too many models in my army though (some the high elves have done to me)
I've been running a lvl2 Sorcerer with power familiar and book of secrets, and an Exalted Hero with a Runesword.
The Hero has not failed to impress me yet, but I'm kinda 50/50 on the Sorcerer.
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Usually 2 casters and one fighter.
But who is the lord really depends on my mood/list.
Currently I have a Warrior lord and 2 lvl2 caster, but I'm also know to use a lvl4 lore of shadow caster a bsb and a lvl2 caster.
I like my dispeldice and scrolls.
My current list will use something on a Dragon (either Lord of Khorne, or Sorcerer Lord of Tzeentch) backed up by another wizard (Scroll caddy in my Khorne list, level 2 generating 4 powerdice in my Tzeentch list )
Depends on the syle of army or theme i'm going for...............2k i generally Max out to be honest.
But thats my Marauder army. My Chaos warriors i'll probably only have 3 as the troops are so darn expensive. Chaos Lord and 2 Wizards.......
My marauders at 2k have 4 but no lords.
But 3k i generally max out and have 6, Only 1 of those is a Lord though.
Generally i dont take lords is 2k as they're a fair whack of points and there aren't many lords in the game that can outclass an exalted champion
to be honest, i think it depends on the enviroment that you play in. The WoC book allows for quite a bit of MR if desired, so you could conceiveably make a list with a scroll caddy and be fine I think. The lore of Nurgle is so good, and the sorceror lord has 3 WS5 attacks that he is just as good a fighter imo as most hero level characters. Make him Nurgle and stick him on a palaquin and he's as good as a lot of Lord characters if you give him a little protection in the way of regeneration or armor of damnation or no killing blow type stuff.
Even just a sword of might and enchanted shield makes him pretty tough on a palaquin. He gets 3 str 5 attacks + 6 poison attacks and he has a 1+armor save and -1WS to the enemy.
The chaos heroes are just as good or better than most lord choices, mount them on a demonic steed or mark them Khorne on a juggarnaut and they can pack just as good a punch as the lord characters for less points in my opinion. There is no reason to take the Chaos lord, unless you just want to take a dragon or something.
That's the way I see it.
I used a Chaos Lord Last night who was geared with the axe of Khorne and the Collar of Korne with the mark of Tzeech, and he was a monster! He took a charge from a chariot and a giant and killed them both in 2 rounds of combat with only taking 1 wound.
I would think The biggest difference between a lord and a hero is the Toughness 5 vs 4, and is what seperates a nasty character from a nightmare character. the extra leadership, attack, and WS aren't going to make a huge difference, but depending on the scale of nastyness you are up against, the difference between a hero and a lord is the difference between having him kill 1 character or more.
I only run 2 characters.
1 Lord on jugger kitted out mainly for taking down anything he comes across with the Axe of Khorne and the Runeshield. He wants to go up against those characters/monsters that are specifically kitted to take out Chaos Lords and then slaughter them. As talismanic already have said I'm after that toughness 5 which makes all the difference.
2 Exalted Champion BSB on a chariot with Doom Totem and halberd. He will drive around lowering the enemies LD and deliver crushing charges after he's totally satisfied with his positioning. A charge from a chaos chariot is devastating, but with an Exalted with halberd it becomes horrendous. He can really hurt stuff.
Last edited by Mr_Wayne; January 17th, 2009 at 02:18.
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