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After being armtwisted into playing in another campain I have decided to switch things up a bit with a full plate army. But when I sat down last night to construct a force of truly chosen men it struck me: HOW WILL I DO THIS? So I now ask you wise champions to tell me the dark secrets of forming a Legion of the Gods all clad in dark plate.
When I think of a full-plate army, the priority would be to get maximum protection:
Banner of the Eternal Flame
Warshrine of Tzeentch
Warshrine of Tzeentch
That's two very solid blocks of infantry, each of which gets a buff from their flanking shrine.
This is the big heavy hammer and should be able to inflict some serious damage against almost any unit. The other option is a Chosen Block with Wailing Banner/Favor combo, also very effective.
As you deploy I would imagine such an army looking pitifully small, but you have a hyper-elite force so that's why.
“If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.” – Bob Paisley
Basically, if it doesn't come with or have access too Heavy armour or better you don't take it. A list like that would consist of Warriors, Chosen, Knights and even some of the monstrous things like Full plate Ogres.
In a list like this you do not need combat characters. The basic guys will blend enemy units easy enough as it is so points invested in Combat Lords or Exalteds will be points better spent on Warriors. Grab some Sorcerers and maybe a BSB and you should be to go.
Essentially, if it has loads of armour and is dead killy take it.
My 'full plate' 3k Khorne list is.........
1 Combat Lord (Yeah I know, contradictory)
1 Sorcerer Lord
22 Warriors with 2 attached heroes
2 units of 24 Warriors
I see what you both mean and I will not be taking any CC characters but will get one Chaos Lord at the start of the campain. Thanks for the help I now at least got an idea for a force without marauders.
Chaos Lords are just too cool not to take. Sure they're over kill, sure they're not there greatest investment in points. But by golly they're awesome!! I only take mine in 3k and up though. No self respecting Lord would bother with such a piddly host like 2k....
Bork: Couldn't agree more.
Well, I've run a ton of full-plate armies, hating Hounds and lacking the models, money, and interest for more than 29 Marauders to accompany Wulfrik. My last campaign army didn't allow special characters, so I ditched Wulf&Co and made the army below:
L4 Sorc w/ Shadows, Puppet, Talisman Preservation
BSB w/ MoT, Book of Secrets, Shield
Exalted w/ MoK, Jug, Sword of Swift Slaying
Exalted w/ MoK, Jug, Helm of Eyes, Sword of Battle
14 Warriors w/ MoT, Shields, FC (joined by Sorc)
15 Warriors w/ MoT, Shields, Standard, Muso
17 Warriors w/ Halberds, Shields, Muso, Banner of Rage
8 Knights w/ MoT, Blasted Banner (or just MoK, kinda foggy on these) joined by both jugs
That list is under-budget and under-powered, giving plenty of room for you to tweek it. If I could make suggestions, drop the juggernauts down to steeds and add 2 knights to the unit, and/or drop and exalted as the juggernauts aren't worth the knight they displace. Also, depending on unit sizes of the people around you, bump all the Warrior units by 5-6 models, essentially just adding a rank. If you are allowed SpecChars, and willing to make a concession on armor, Festus makes a great add to the Halbs, giving them some much-needed staying power.
I would avoid Chosen in a plate army- they're not much better than Warriors, don't count towards troops, and you're already at a points premium.
Keep Shadows as well- it's a versatile lore that's easy to use and will help keep your blocks alive or give those Tzeentians an edge when you need them to take some ground.