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Steed of Slaanesh
Barded Chaos Steed
On foot, fool!
Gonna try Slaaneshi mage
Control my foe's movement phase
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So I want to try a Slaanesh mage, lvl 2, in an attempt to totally mess up the movement phase for my foes. I'm thinking he would be awfully annoying on a steed of slaanesh, as his spells don't require line of sight, and he could charge and kill fast-cav, mages, and war machines all by his lonesome. And he could march-block things WHILE casting other things to screw up the movement phase.
However, is putting him on a giant ... thing... going to get him killed? How do people *ahem* mount their Slaaneshi mages?
This all really depends on the composition of your army. If your army is mostly foot troops, you should be taking sorcerers on foot. The majority of our lovely spells have a 24 inch range, and so even on foot you should be well within casting distance on the first turn.
If your army is fast and manuverable, I would recommend a chaos steed. If you know for a fact that your opponent lacks shooting, the steed of Slaanesh could be worth it.
If you run your mage on foot, he is well protected from enemy fire, (hiding in a unit). Of course your mage does need to worry if the unit he is in becomes engaged in combat. He is then an open target. Ideally you would run your mage on a steed. As long as you have multiple cavalry units, your mage can get away with not joining one of them, and just staying nearby. This is a good situation. He's got good armor, has plenty sight arc with Slaaneshi magic, and can move very fast to wherever he needs to be. The downside is of course the point cost.
A chariot is an idea I've been toying around with, mostly for conversion purposes however. One of my mages rides a beautiful palaquin covered in fluffy pink pillows and women, held off the ground by daemonettes in chains. A very fun model. The advantages of this are that you can get away with fielding this chariot by itself. Usually you should field chaos chariots in pairs, and this model can break flanks by itself. The downside of course is that your opponent can challange the sorcerer, and he cannot refuse. Overall this is a fun option going up against a shooty enemy who's missile weapons will bounce off your chariot.
The steed of Slaanesh is probably the worst choice. 20 inch march move is fun and all, but your mage just becomes a huge target. Once again, if you know that your opponent lacks heavy shooting, this may be worth it. You can hunt weak units/mages with the rider/steed together, and be very mobile.
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The opponents I am likely to face take some handgunners, cannons, stone throwers, and WE archers. The wood elves would have a field day shooting the steed, but I think the rest of them would have some trouble getting a shot on me. But Chaos has plenty of other fast troop choices that could do the mage and war machine hunting and march blocking for me. Thanks for the advice!Originally Posted by Fat_Badger