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I have rencently (though 2 good trades, a well priced purchase and one donation) come into a "sizable" Lizardmen army

215 Skinks, most are old 1 piece bow carrying, but should be simple to convert to blowpipes or javelins
64 Saurus
Slann Priest with 4 Saurus bearers
1 Salamander w/skink handlers
5 jungle swarms

I am about to get the army book through another trade and want to know what I should be after next.

From what I have read so far I am looking for;

2 more Salamanders, some Kroxigors, some Terradons and maybe some character models if I can get my hands on them...

Also I want to know if 1 salamander is a viable/worthwhile choice?
 

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with that many skinks running around, skinks are only good at two things:
1. shields for saurus/other units

2. blowpipes, never forget the blowpipes!

other than the skinks, your starting force looks good
for sallies, get about 2 or 3, with 3 artillery dice worth of hits at s3 and -1as there good against enemy characters and infantry,
try out a few battles and find out what u need next for ur next victory!

going back into contemplation...

-Kai-Itza-
 

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Actually, that was the surprising part, I got about 60 skinks, 1 saurus, the slann mage with litter bearers, the 5 jungle swarms and the 1 salamander (plus over 70 skaven models) for $70. Then I traded 30 Dwarfs and a Dwarf Bolt Thrower (the 6th ed one) for 101 skinks and 25 Saurus. The last bit I got from a guy who is getting out of warhammer and who "charged me" a place at the next board game I run at our gaming club.

I've been very fortunate in gathering this scaly host...
 

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You are lucky! An entire army for only 30 dwarves, a blot thrower and $70!

**And those skaven!**

Are they painted and glued? If they are do you think youll have to re-do them? 201 skinks could take a very long time....
 

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I suggest you start a Southlands-themed Lizardman army.

100 Skinks with poisoned shortbows are 700 points... and they nuke everything :)
 

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Just finished assembling the last of the skinks (and gluing the bodies of the suarus to thier bases (head and weapon arms to follow).

The final count is 272 skinks, 90 Saurus (21 of which I am converting to have scratch build halbers and serve as Temple Guard)

160 of those skinks I took off of thier sprues and glued to thier bases over the last three days, that's 10 feet of skinks....
 

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Wow....:O ....that is a LOT of models.....
You know.....If you don't want them all....I would always be happy to take some off your hands. You know that probably takes up a lot of room that you don't have, do you? That means you HAVE to give them to me, yes? No? Ok.
I think you could make 2 armies! Make a Southlands list AND a normal one and try them both out! You could also, if you feel you have too many, you could trade some more for the Lizardmen models you really want, so you don't have to spend more money! Or, (oh God this is exciting!) you could make lots of conversion with all those spare parts! Or, (I like this idea best :shifty: ) you could give them ALL to ME! :w00t: That sounds great! Do that! (Oh, I am a genius, what a great idea! :yes: ).
.....Well I can dream, can't I? No? Ok.
 

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Now that we've established master bungle is indeed mad there is some sanity in his madness. Unless you plan on making a super horde of a southlands list you indeed should try and find some1 to trade some of your skinks for special/rare choices. If you don't want to take ANY of master_bungle's advice, I have lots of space for models :p
 

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You know, I have several ...other....ideas you can do with them, if you didn't like them that is. One: give them to bungle, Two: melt all of them together and form a massive titan skink, Three: make a 40k skink army, hahah that would be awesome, Four: Run through New York throwing them at people. But if you really wanted to, you could make a list I guess. Just trying to create some diversity in the useage of warhammer!;)
 

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You know, I have several ...other....ideas you can do with them, if you didn't like them that is. One: give them to bungle, Two: melt all of them together and form a massive titan skink, Three: make a 40k skink army, hahah that would be awesome, Four: Run through New York throwing them at people. But if you really wanted to, you could make a list I guess. Just trying to create some diversity in the useage of warhammer!;)
Now this is the kind of person I can relate with.....A GIANT SKINK! YES! I think it's brilliant. Do that. THEN throw the spares at innocent by-standers in New York! (Make sure you have the BS of Questzl and the Mark of the Old Ones so you have a chance of surviving those that try to kill you for throwing lizards in their faces. Maybe the Aura of Quetzl would be good to, cause cars get d6 S5 impact hits and buses....well.....just take the Aura, it will be needed. If you need to free up some points maybe just the Glyph Necklace and some Nike trainers (For more information visit http://www.nike.com/main.html) for a fast escape? Either way, upgrade yourself to a Brave for the extra BS. Can make the difference between a minor injury and a cold-booded MURDER! (haha did you see that? COLD-Blooded! :w00t: ).
Anywho.....I think trading some for special/rare choices and maybe heroes etc. would be a good idea, and definately try Southlands! (I wish I had enough skinks to do that *going for the sympathy vote* I cry myself to sleep every night thinking about skinks and why I don't have enough...WHY ME! WHY! :cry: *cough* Ahem....yeah trade some for other stuff, make a couple of lists and then you should be sorted, you lucky son of a b.....!
(A giant skink eh? We'll see....We'll see....*mumbles and rants incoherently about giant skinks, easy targets and weapons of ultra-destuction and something about kiwis.....*

EDIT: The Titan Skink shall now be known as The Brobdingnagian!
 
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Well, not if you take a southland skink titan. Since you ride him, you get a 2+ armour save, and he's aquatic, so when you come out of the Madhatan River China town will be like, GIAKA! GIAKA! Then you charge 'em with D6 +98 impact hits, S19! So that's what I would go with, only disadvantage is the +35 to shoot at, being a "big ass mother fu****" target.;)
 
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Well I have been thinking about it. I plan on using some Plastirod, Green Stuff and Plasicard to convert 21 of the Saurus to Temple Guard. I also plan on using some Green Stuff and Plastirod to convert some of the Skinks to Chameleon Skinks (I figure larger crests and ornate blow pipes, plus more foliage on thier bases).

What is a "good" amount of Chameleon Skinks to own?

Also I am a member of a local Gaming Club The Centretown Warhammer Club and the generous lad is also a member so I figure I will set aside a nuber of Skinks and Saurus to make (if I have enough) two Lizardmen Mordheim Warbands (one for me, one for the club), two Lizardmen Blood Bowl Teams (again one for me and one for the club) and a 500 pt Warhammer Warbands list (for the club). That will likely clean me out of any "extras" I may have, but thank you guys for the advice. I hope that by assembling the basic Warbands and Team for the club I can encourage others to flesh it out a bit (maybe a Kroxigor for the Mordheim warband or a couple of Terradons for the Warbands unit...).
 

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You could also paint up spare Skinks and add 1 to each birthday present etc you give...


Tai'shar
 

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Master Bungle I like your style:D
 

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you could certainly have one hell of a horde army...

ever since my friend started a night goblin horde army, i've always wanted to be in a situation where we had near equal amounts of troops (none of the people we play with play skaven, so no hordes of clan rats lol)

those skinks could certainly make an opponent look twice. they dont look quite so weak when they outnumber their forces by ~100 haha
 
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