Welcome to Librarium Online!
i'm thinking of including a giant in my army (to deal with all those steam tanks ) but im not sure how to mark him. could anyone give me some advice please?
Please don't cut me at the knees short scary giner person with a beard.
Big fan of the Mark of Slaanesh myself. ASF is such a big pro with a giant.
Slaanesh, or nothing. Perhaps once for fun khorne, but neither tzeentch or nurgle are worth it in my oppinion.
Slaanesh is my favorite, on paper, followed slightly by Tzeench, khorne would be my least favorite way to mark a giant.
Nurgle could be okay, but essentially a MoN will mainly negate the giant's large target rule for when he gets shot at by everything. Slaanesh is great because the ASF will allow the giant to do more damage against troops you intend to tarpit with him. Tzeench is my second pick because the giant needs as much protection as he can get- that 6+ isnt much, but its a lot better than nothing, especially against cannon balls.
No matter how you mark him though, keep in mind that he's only T5. In my experience, Giants die. A lot. They're great either way, because the giant is a target absorbing firepower that might have otherwise been directed at less intimidating models.
I always ALWAYS ALWAYS mark my Giant with Mark of Slaanesh. Sure he gets shot at a lot.. but I've experimented with all of the Marks, and the only one that I actually ended the game satisfied with, has always been Slaanesh. Against a High Elf army, this might not be the best of choices, but then again, neither is taking a Giant against High Elves (read: that is my opinion).
Hope this helps!
Eldar Project Log
Saim-Hann Eldar: 5000 Points
I mostly use an undivided army and so I use an undivided giant. The points I save on marks I can normally afford a giant. So I think its cool!!!
What I've been thinking of doing is converting up a Giant with the mark of Slaanesh to look like he's attempting to imitate a ninja, hiding behind a tree that he's ripped out of the ground or something to justify the ASF.
But yeah, definitely a Slaanesh giant for me.
Cosmo: "Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left!"
Mark of Slaanesh is a must with the giant. It improves his chances of survival far better than the Mark of Nurgle would.
Basically life sucks, there is only war and you're probably gonna get eaten by Tyranids, have fun.