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I am interested in what other people use for their Lord slot. I have heard great things about a Treeman Ancient, but I'm wondering if that is the "go to" lord choice or do people use Spell weavers and Highborns. Please include Kindred/Spell list choice as well.
I won't be much help here, as I have used them all. Why limit yourself.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
It's true, they are all viable options, depends on the theme of your list and how you want to play your list.
I tend to view my Lord Choice as a counter that isn't really availible in troops
Do I want to counter
A) Heavily armoured troops (highborn w/ bol/ab and alter kin)
Heavy Magic (spellweaver w/ wand of wychelm)
C) Killy Characters (TMA w/ Netlings)
It's hard to settle on just one for an all comer's list. Naturaly we come off well balanced and get smashed by specialists. Or we can specialize and get smashed by well rounded armies/armies specialized to counter.
As sirkently says, they are all good and you should not limit yourself as a general.
I am generally not a fan of Lord choices unless you have a specific role for them.
The Treeman Ancient and a Dragon Lord are very nasty. So is the machine gun alter. Not really a fan of the Spellweaver as I see wasting a lord choice on magic defence as a bit of a waste.
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I am partial to my Dragon Lord. Everybody loves the look on the opponents face when a Dragon is placed on the table
I normally settle on a Lv 3 Spelleaver with the Wand of Wych Elm, a Scroll and the Talisman of Protection.
If I decide not to use him, I will normally take three or four Heroes and no Lord (Skarsgard put me onto this idea waaaay back), e.g. Wardancer Noble (general), BSB, Alter Noble and a Scroll Caddy.
Sometimes I bump the Alter up to a Lord with Arcane Bodkins and the Bow of Loren, if I know I'm up against heavy cavalry.
Lately though, thanks to Podhammer, I've been considering the idea of a Lord and a BSB both on Great Eagles - this is effectively a Ld 10 break-test re-roll wherever you need it.
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