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Well, this is a question I have, with the advent of the hugely awesome Daemons of Chaos Army Book, how exactly are Wood Elves to deal with some of this stuff? Like Greater Daemons in general, and Slaaneshi daemons in particular?
With the huge GD baddies, and the not so uncommon march/charge range of 20 inches on the Slaanesh (coupled with amazing psychological combat), how will we fare?
Right now the only way I am seeing of dealing with Greater Daemons is an Alter Highborn with the spirit sword and other gear, and then it mostly comes down to luck. Against the Keeper of Secrets the Amber Pendant is a must, to ensure that we can ignore it's ASF and huge Initiative and get a chance to kill it before it turns the Alter into paste.
Anyways am I missing out on some other strategy since I am new to WE? Or am I not alone in my wondering?
It will be hard, there is no doubt.
Greater Daemons will be dealt with the same way as Dragons. Either tie them up or hit them with muliple high strength attacks.
The daemons, well, shoot them. Hit them in combat first, they are immune to psych so can't flee from a charge. Some of the slaneeshy stuff is very fast but also small in size. Every casualty hurts them. There is no hard and fast rules unfortunately.
Do daemon attacks still count as magical? This could be important in relation to dryad use against them.
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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.
You could always try the tried and true:
*Take 2 TM. S&S will make smaller units think twice about charging him.
*Go with the typical GG Spam. Almost no-one can survive 30 GG shots intact and ready to charge next turn.
*NETLINGS! GDs count as characters iirc, so send in a HB with the Spirit Sword, Pendant and Netlings (or drop the Pendant). Call a challenge which can't be refused (unless they're in a unit) and watch them crumble.
Otherwise, Skars has it in one.
Well, I guess i wasn't too worried about the lesser daemons, Though I believe that slaanesh could prove quite the challenge with their ASF and movement (and lore/banners).
I think that WE can handle the core and specials pretty easily for the most part. Toughness 3 on much of the lesser daemons means GG and dancers will have a heyday. Also, even without their wardsave (since all daemon attacks still count as magical), dryads still have a solid statline and can hold their own.
I guess for the most part I was just wondering about the Greater Daemons, and whether or not we had a viable counter besides the alter highborne with spirit sword.
Last edited by Secret WE Ninja; May 15th, 2008 at 18:05.
One thing i thought of was an Ancient with annoyance of nettlings to hold it up, and multi-charge it. Sure no one else can fight, but they don't have to if you are getting a minimum of +2 res (1 for flank, 1 for outnumber) Remember no saves of any kind can stop instability. It's still a bit hollow but its probably our best bet