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I'll cut to the chase here.
get a highborn with the spirit sword to challenge the champion of an undead unit (they usually have a ld of 3, if i remember correctly). Wound, then rack up mad overkill bonuses.
I was rereading the Spirit Sword rules, and I'm no longer convinced that you roll for each wound.
The entry only says that if you take one or more unsaved wounds then you rol "a D6" and the wielder does the same.
No a D6 per wound. Just a single D6.
My spirit sword charector is rock hard (his a charector battle guy)
Helm of the Hunt
He has problems with magic and Knights with 2+ saves but rips though other guys normally take a scroll bearer with him
I know you only roll a single D6 when doing the leadership roll, but think about it:
Highborn Ld 10
-Skeleton ld 3
Assuming rou break even on your rolls, that already maxes out the +5 overkill bonus. That's a total of 6 combat res (one for causing a normal wound) coming from one character in one combat. That's enough to put a dent in even the 30+ undead groups.
My TK friend is not going to like this tactic, but I sure will.
I like this set up. The locus is often overlooked. There are so many combos with our items, its just ridiculous. You gave me the idea to use the locus so I will try out this config for a noble:
helm of the hunt
Biting Blade (-1 enemy armor)
Nice save, nice damage potential, unconventional.
"...and thee shall know the Emperor's might when thy enemies fall before thy guns. No crude Orkish blade can pierce thy anointed armor, nor any twisted alien resist the sting of thy sword." ~Major Kaelen Rhodes
Unfortunately it will only work once.
All the VC or TK player has to do is refuse a challenge.
Mirage Arcana Podcast
The "A Smart Player Will..." theory is a complete paradox. If we make an assumption that everything we do is outsmarted, then theoretically we can never win.
Or use a more powerful character to accept, in whihc case anything can happen (though you should win).
I wouldn't use this tactic unless it were a 3K+ game. The sword and character are too expensive to use in 2K games, when another Lord choice is more viable.
A tooled up Vampire tends to be much nastier then a Wood elf. Not as good versus them.
Though the funny thing is you can repeat this over and over on vampires since they regenerate their champions first.
May the Emperor forgive you, for his servants cannot.
They can refuse a challenge again though, can't they?