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Right. Previously I started a topic about the dragon as a mount for our highborn... but what of the great eagle? Another flyer and it has some fairly commendable statistics (generally twinned with a great stag but at 1 less strength and +1 leadership).
Our nobles can also ride the great eagle making it a fair option for lower point games or even a support character in larger games.
Any opinions on this?
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I like the eagle as is gives you manouverability without the drawbacks of the dragon, large target.
It also provides protection for your character from shooting as 2/3 of all shooting will hit the eagle and not the character. Just be prepared to have the character on foot if the worst happens.
Coupled with a spear its a great combo at taking out warmachines and the like, a lot of players take it with the Bow of Loren and Arcane Bodkins and snipe at enemy units.
All in all I think its a great little mount that gives the rider a lot of benefits. The only drama is that you can't join units.
I like it. I think it's a good replacement for an alter, which is so much more vulnerable in 7th ed. The eagle forces shots/magic to be randomized and gives a couple of attacks in combat. And it's much more mobile than an elven steed.
Using a spear, it can lend good combat support while still fulfilling all the shooting capacity you can get from other characters.
Plus the Eagle model is so cool!
The great eagle also offers some close combat support to your noble/highborn and if you equip your lord right you can have somthing better than a forest dragon for less points!
The speed allows you to make good use of terrain so you can avoid some shooting/magic.
However, if it does get targeted its basically ablative armour for you character. Just have another model on foot ready.
I imgaine it would be similar to the Alter Noble. Because although the Eagle can withstand more fire, the Alter Noble can hide in forests.
If survivability's a problem, there are a ton of good Talismen(would that be the plural term?) which can make you harder to kill. If all else fails, try the Enchanted shield (still only 10 points with this edition!).