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I really like the idea of having a dragon in my army, the -3 to armour save modifier would be great against heavily armored opponents which would help alot, but i cant help thinking are they to much points, should i have my highborn on a different mount (or have him on foot) and put him in a unit. My first idea for a body gaurd unit was a highborn on great stag with wild riders (i would have about 12 wild riders) the total point cost would be 657 points ( including 12 wild riders, 100 points of magic items and kindred and great stag). the point cost for a dragon highborn would be 565.
So, my Question is. Do i take the Dragon (for less points) or do i take a heavily guarded Highborn.
(also could you suggest other units i could put my highborn in? i thought of EG but from what ppl have said so far they dont seem that great)
Or, should i maybe just scrap the highborn and take a spell weaver? the lore of beasts list seems great, and if so which kind of unit should i put him/her in?
It entirely depends on what kind of army you want. Friend of mine have had good success with a dragon lord with 3+ wardsave for rider and mount (till failed) and the weapon that gives -1 to hit if you wound with it, but of course, it costs you your level 4 mage, so you can never really expect much from your magic phase. Of course, magic being unreliable and WE's not having any way to generate add. power dice you might find it to be that anyway. But pretty much, I think it boils down to your playstyle and the rest of your army.
His army is roughly:
Lord on dragon
BSB on warhawk with HODA and magic bow (the 10pt one)
Level 2 mage with scroll
bunch of archers in msu
Bunch of dryads in msu
2 x great eagles
It works for him, but he's very good at using his movement phase to his advantage, setting up combi-charges and blocking the enemy with eagles and perhaps sacrifice a unit of archers or dryads if needed
thanks for the input, i think i will opt for the dragon, i dont have much else in my army that can take on heavy armored opponents apart from my treemen. im no 2 sure how dryads will fare since this is my first time using them, so the dragon seems the way to go, my army is mainly tree spirits with cav 4 support, (warhawks, glade riders) im unsure with the spellsingers thou, i wish they could choose from more than just the lore of athel loren, beasts maybe, im gonna take 2 thou.