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Cause instead of spending truck loads of money on all the we lords and heros for mounts i could just skip elven steed and go for a great stag but do you think a great stag is worth it or is a steed better.
It is if you have a unit of wild riders. Its not that many more points to get a great stag, and its a lot better than a steed. But if you dont have wild riders and you cant afford the points, or money, then go with the steed.
I proxied a GS once and remember liking it. It has solid stats but only two attacks, which I don't like. Then again, it's an inexpensive mount all things considered. It's weapon skill is high, so one of those attacks should hit and at Str 5 and will probably wound.
But like Loren Lord said, the character must be a wild rider. If I'm reading the rulebook and commentary correctly, the problem I see is this:
Wouldn't the Wild Riders (assuming he joins a unit of them, which I think he obviously should) he's joined lose their fast cavalry movement? The rules say that a character joining a fast cav unit doesn't benefit from fast cav rules. If that's true, wouldn't the whole unit lose its mobility and have to move more like heavy cavalry? Or since he's on a monster, which therefore pivots freely, would it not matter?
I don't know. It makes me confused.
Maybe a better answer to your question is to think of how you'd use the character. I love Wild Rider characters and have seen them really devastate the enemy. Take a highborn on a stag and give him the armor of the fey, a murder of spites, and the dawnspear.
He now has his own 4 attacks at Str 5 when charging, 2 at Str 5 and WS 5 from his mount, and D6 at Str 2 from the murder. That's a lot of killing power. (Check the rulebook, one of the two spears doesn't count as a spear--which sounds really dumb and means he wouldn't get a str bonus when charging).
Defensively, his armor save is 6+ from the leather armor, 5+ mundane ward thanks to being a forest spirit, and 4+ ward against magical thanks to the fey armor. What's more, his spear puts the enemy at -1 to hit, making not just him but his entire wild rider retinue in a better position for taking damage.
It's a very viable combo. I just don't know what I think about the model. I can't decide if I like it or not.
what about giving him the spear of twilight? if you hit, you kill your enemy no matter how many wounds they have. you could take out very powerful creatures like dragons (with 6 wounds) in 1 hit
Unless your bretonnian, oh and skavenOriginally Posted by DavidVC04
Originally Posted by DavidVC04
Characters joining fast cav units make no difference to movement, you still get the free reforms.
In the rulebook it states that if a character joins a fast cav unit, then he does not follow the fast cav shooting rules.
I don't own one and don't plan on buying one but I will proxy one every once in awhile. I find it only valuable when I go up against a tooled up hero/lord. I find the little extra it gives helps me to win the battle. However, I only use it against an opponent I know I can line my lord up against their lord.