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This last Sunday I had one of the most entertaining and stressful games I've ever played.
A friend and I squared off at 3000 pts. O&G vs WEs.
I wish I had taken notes because the game was far too wild for me to remember correctly. I wish I could say I outplayed him for the victory. I think I played smart, but fortune had control of this one the whole way. It was like Ariel and Mork were playing craps somewhere.
I wanted to try a setup that I'd seen elsewhere, but one that I'd avoided because it meant banking a lot of points into one unit of Eternal Guard.
Here's what I had...
18 EG, full command, war banner--I ran them six wide.
1 highborn, general, rhymer's harp, annoyance of netlings, lt armr, shld
1 noble, BSB, oaken armor
And let me tell you, the unit rocked. The highborn took down two orc characters, including the general (which we actually ran down with dryads after it broke from combat and had it's chariot knocked out from under it). And the BSB was crucial because even a ld test of 9 gets failed once in a while.
One of the most hilarious parts of the game was when I was rolling to restrain pursuit against a broken Orc unit since I didn't want to expose my flank to his boar riders. Needing only a 10, I rolled an 11 (my WEs have a history of lousy ld tests). So I chased him and failed to catch him, set up a nasty flank charge for the enemy, and blocked my treekin from helping.
On his turn, his boar unit succumbed to animosity and he couldn't charge, though my treekin soon would slam into them.
It was like that the whole game. Incredible luck for me, trash for him. Then trash for me, and good fortune for him.
Eventually I won, mainly because 5 of my 6 characters were still alive.
And here's something else I now believe in: lore of beasts.
I used it to pin his general's chariot on the first turn, send a bolt through the main orc unit, and got bear's anger off three times!
Bears anger turned my highborn into a str 6, toughness 4, 7 attack monster. And the dryad became str 6, toughness 5, and 6 attacks. It was brutal.
And can you imagine what bear's anger would do to a treeman ancient? Str 8, toughness 7, 8 attacks! That's one I want to try out.
i love the funky games myself. My spell singer has always miscast in every game i have played Anyways, i have always liked Eternal Guard, because they have a ok save and usually put out 20 ish hits into an opposing unit. That can hurt in the best of times. I would be doubtful of the Treekin IAmJasonK, i find they suffer from ogre sydrom and get destoyed unless backed up big time. I also dont play big games to field them though
"This sure ain't no pansy Eldar Armor, Son"
185th Cadian Armored Div.
"One Shot, One Kill"
Western Border Patrol of Athel Loren
i can actually say that i have triend the treeman ancient and bears furry combo, it was awsome. Mostly because nothing str 3 can hurt him.
Welcome to LO, RedRose. It's always good to see another WE player on the boards.
That must've been fun with the grizzly bear-angry Ancient. What did he square off against?
The only fault of the treeman I see is that, while he can hold up almost any unit with his high toughness and stubbornness, he can't always win against them on his own. Five attacks don't always do it. So bear's anger adding three attacks is magnificent.
the treeman took up(and ate) a unit of 30-ish dark elf spearman(to the merical of it getting to their rear) had his way with some witch elves and after me having to recast the spell(which he threw a scroll at the first time and next turn he threw a good amount of dice but came up short...) i beat down his manticore and with lord(thankfully no gauntlet of power). The dice went my way with the manticore, and the spearmen were kind of a fluke, treemen usually dont get rear charges. But in anycase he killed alot of points.
I'm new to the forums and being re-introduced to Warhammer by some friends (last time I played was about 8 years ago). I chose the wood elves because the figures are gorgeous and... well... what more do you need?
Anyway, I was under the impression that the grizzly bear spell only worked on unit strength 1 characters. Wouldn't the treeman ancient be unit strength 6? If I'm mistaken here, please let me know... I might have to use it in our new campaign.