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What do people think of this banner ?
I usually go with atleast 2-3 Infantry Units and it seem like this banner could really prolong their staying power. My idea is to put the banner on a Hero on a boobworm.
I have had fairly bad luck on breaktests and feel I really need to add something that will ensure they stick around for a little longer. The banner seem very expensive, but appears to also add some much needed stubborness to the Chaos Army.
For warriors the rapturous standard + BSB nearby is enough staying power.
If your playing with marauders banner of the gods is better.
I've been using it in almost all my lists, and it's a fantastic thing, even though the costs are high.
Raptorous Is definately a no choice in my army, and I always include it. the problem I have with it is that it only affect one unit, leaving a weakness in my battle line. To be fair i normally never include a BSB but am turning around on this, as it seem to stop those bad luck breaks at ld 7
I am no fan of marauders on foot, due to models more than anything else. When including the banner of the gods how many other characters do you normally include ?
The Banner of the Gods is good but expensive. If you like having a strong line and you can keep him alive go for it.
He is rather squishy for 400 VPs though. If hes in the unit he can be challenged and if hes out of the unit can get shot at or magiced. And remember the stubborn range is only 6 inches. If he has to run somewhere to protect himself, you will lose stubborn for a turn possibly.
I run 4 characters in my 2000 points list. Even though more than 50% is in characters, it seems to work fine. But I did choose marauders over warriors, because of high cost models. ( and I converted mine because indeed, the normal marauders are terrible )
He indeed, is pretty squishy as sdefreit stated. Mine flies a disk to be on the spots where I need him and ofcourse to escape when needed. The problem is that army's tend to rely on him and when he dies, everthing crumbles. So watch out how you play him, and keep him alive, because alot of enemy's will try to hunt him down.
I haven't played my DP list lately, but it was a staple in that army, because stubborn DOs and Knights could win the games I'd normally lose when my DP didn't roll Infernal Gateway.
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