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I'm just wondering what you guys would generally suggest for a solid selection for your hero/lord section? I am going to start with a thousand points and work my way up to eventually 2000 and beyond. Which is better: magic heavy, a mix of magic and close combat, close combat heavy, or are they all pretty good. I bought the battalion and i am planning on using everything there as well as getting a little bit of everything else in the army list, now i just wanna to figure out what to buy for heroes (and lords for higher point games when that comes). As for marks, i am planning on using a variety of them, choosing undivided rather than an entire army dedicated to one god. Thanks in advance.
I'd start with an hero, 2 lvl 2 casters, and a BSB. No need for lords really, our hero's have stats that are comparable to most lord choices.
You can't fit that many characters in to a 1,000 point army.
You're looking to start with three Heroes, maximum. I don't think it's likely that you're going to come across anything that really calls for a tooled-up Exalted in a 1,000 point list, and it's debtable whether you're going to need a Battle Standard Bearer, although one would undoubtedly be useful.
You could try something like this:
Battle Standard Bearer
Fury of the Blood God
Upgrade to level 2
Mark of Tzeentch
Disc of Tzeentch
Book of Secrets
That comes to 370 points, gives you 5 power dice, 3 spells, 3 dispel dice and a scroll. You also have a Battle Standard Bearer who can bolster your lines and brings MR(2) to whatever unit he joins - stick him in a unit of Warriors with Mark of Tzeentch and the Blasted Standard and your enemy will have to come to you to get him.
Alternatively, you could run a couple of Nurgle sorcerers - I've been considering using these guys in my list, but they're better for sniping enemy characters than for dealing burst damage to units, and in a 1,000 point list I doubt you're going to meet many characters!
Given my newfound love for not taking any characters at all, you could just run a single unmarked Sorcerer with two Dispel Scrolls. That leaves you enough points for two units of Knights, three units of Marauder Horsemen cruise missiles and a couple of Slaanesh Spawn. In fact, that list is exactly 1,000 points.
Edit: Not so much good if you've just bought the boxset, of course!
Nope. He's on foot and hiding his ass off in the closest forest he can find. His job is, very simply, to negate the enemy's magic phase for two turns, until your combat monster army can eat your opponent's face.
Thing is, you can let him die after the Scrolls are gone. He's worth almost nothing.
Sorcerers are not "worth almost nothing" when they run out of scrolls...
They hit harder in combat than some army's standard combat-heroes.
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