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Does a battle standard bearer allow for anything other than re-rolling leadership tests? I mean, that seems handy and all, but that is an awful lot of points for a 12" diameter re-roll ability.
Does the standard's magic apply to anyone with 12" or something too and I missed that part?
Fail a few critical breaktests, fear tests, terror tests, march tests, free-reform tests, combat reform tests and you will see the value of the BSB. LD 7-9 is not perfect by any means and lady luck can be a vengeful bish at times.
Not even mentioning the +1 combat res it grants to our otherwise static-res challanged units.
All that for +25 points on a hero (a powerful character in his own right) is one of the best bargins in our book.
Back in 7th ed it was only re-rolling break-tests and that really wasn't worth the while for the most part as we did not lose combat. Now that it is all psychology tests and that more movement is granted based on LD tests it is a viable tool.
BSB = 25 points reroll a failed break test could save you 100's
Also the magic banners still only work with the unit it is in unless otherwise stated.
well, if you have a musician you can make a free reform - that is - if you pass a LD check (which can be re-roll'ed if your BSB is within 12").
If you want to march and you've got an enemy within 8" you'll have to pass a LD check (which also can be re-rolled if your BSB is within 12") to be able to march-move.
There's atleast two situations where LD has a direct influence on your movement, but Im sure there are more.
You're also able to re-roll stupidity tests which is invaluable if you have trolls or a character with the helm of many eyes. Plus the BSB will allow you to re-roll leadership tests for Frenzy, meaning your 500pt+ unit of Knights wont go charging into some woods after some skinks.
Seriously. BSB are awesome. Dunno about anyone else ut I never take a magic standard on mine. The two big point banners just don't seem worth it.
well here's a question then, if the BSB is in a unit do you measure the 12" from the edge of the unit or just the BSB model? (I think I know the answer, but I'm hoping someone will tell me what I want to hear )
from the bsb model, but the 12" only has to touch the unit it needs to effect.
When the BSB is on a large target the range will be extended to 18", but then it will become a giant target, so thats probably a bad idea .
Do you guys prefer to run your BSB on a mount for maneuverability or on foot?