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i'll keep this short and sweet. In a recent 1500 game i had yesterday against a buddy of mine that plays orks, my avatar took on 2 squads of slugga boys + nobz. there was just short of 100 attacks on him.
Sure they need a 5+ to hit him, and a 6 + to wound, but that is still a LOT of dice rolled. He saved every single wound that managed to be inflicted on him....
after two rounds of combat i then got my banshee squad to charge in on them and ended wiping them out... i was in awe.
but here is the deal breaker, he was fortuned.
its funny how sometimes 4 botlers can take down an avatar. but 100 CC attacks cannot. (he actually sufferd 2 wounds from a big shoota before the assault...:s)
any of you guys have any similar avatar experiences?
A fortuned avatar, followed by a warlock squad with fortune and doom, is unstoppable imo.
its all about support!
Not with the Avatar, but with Karandaras today.
He managed to take out two Tau vehicles, a squad of Battlesuits, and an Etheral with his retinue, for a grand total of 5 Killpoints, easily the most KPs I've ever earned with a single unit. The tau player couldn't move out of the way fast enough, and was caught between a rock and a hard place: the rest of my army, or Karandaras. He was down to one wound by the time the game ended, still, the first time I ever used him, and definately not the last.
I DID give him an Assist point in my books: He popped a transport, and it resulted in all but 2 fire warriors being killed in the resulting explosion. A guardian scatter laser (guided, of course), mopped up the remaining 2. Guardians got the KP, but in reality, I would give it to Karandaras. In three turns of combat, I had 6 KPs.
Avatars are awesome! I scratch built mine because I wasn't satisfied with the mini's height, the thing stands about eight inches high. Always enjoy the look on my opponents face when they see it.
I remember the second game I used him in, my Avatar ate a squad of five terminators, and nine space marines, before being failing a CC save vs their sergeant. I remember because we took a photo of the lone sergeant fighting this massive Avatar.
Last edited by JavlinVII; August 18th, 2009 at 04:12.
I do love the Avatar myself, he's crumped a lot of stuff in all the battles I've used him. But the very first time I used him, he charged into a unit of 5 terminators along with my Jetbike Lance Autarch. The Avatar withstood the first round of combat but missed with all of my attack, the Autarch hit but he made all of his invulnerable savesl, the Termies proceed to kill the Autarch.
Next round...the Avatar misses and the termies kill the Avatar.
Otherwise he's awesome.