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  • Homebrew Sylvan Elves

    CariadocThorne - - New army books

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    Quote from Serwyn: “I like the removing of divination. It never really interested me. I think it's better to have the option to be a wizard on the ancient dryad rather than on the druid to become 25x25. Also a basic druid can't take druidisme ? ” I had some advice from soneone who knows these things, and it was mentioned that any Supernals (such as Forest Spirits) MUST have divination access if they have any spellcasting other than their hereditary. So in order to ditch Divination, the Supernals…

  • SE 2019 final update

    CariadocThorne - - Sylvan Elves (SE)

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    Quote from Serwyn: “Yes compared to most archers ours are indeed elite with their good mobility, no doubt about that. Also they're fine and I play them very often. We were just saying that their outputs, especially at long range, is not so good. Also they're fragile and costly. So yes they're good at killing light cavalry, they can dodge infantry blocks, but basically you lose the matchup against any other shooting unit in the game, and to magic. Finally most armies with comparable archers also …

  • SE 2019 final update

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    I don't have a problem with the basic reasoning, but I do think the application is flawed. 20pts is fine for princes, but I think it should have been 15pts for blades, 10pts for lance on chieftain. Edit: I do want to reiterate that despite this, I do think SE have benefited hugely from this update, both internally and externally. It's not perfect, but still a real improvement.

  • SE 2019 final update

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    Quote from Clef: “I am so glad to also own a BH army which is fun to play since I dropped SE 1,5 years ago. Might even sell them, as the army doesn't seem to gain any interesting new options. Ever. ” I don't understand. This was a balance update, not a new full army book, where SE have overall had some of the biggest discounts of all armies (second only to HBE iirc), and also benefited significantly from the change to essence of a free mind. Arguably, SE may have benefitted more from this update…

  • SE 2019 final update

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    Quote from Laik: “I'm really surprised that after years of making good rules they've decided to increase price of sylvan blades by 15 points on chieftan - which makes it ex aequo the most expensive mundane weapon in the game (with same pricre on prince - that has more WS,I, Agi, AP) - can anyone answer me why does it happened? I've always played shooting oriented BSB chieftan and it seems that it will stay that way. ” As I said in the OP, it makes more sense once you put it in context of the cha…

  • SE 2019 final update

    CariadocThorne - - Sylvan Elves (SE)

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    Hi everybody, In case you haven't seen it yet, the final updates are now out. Most of our changes are pretty positive, but there are a couple of changes to SE which may look odd at first, but if you put them in context of the main enchantment changes (ie price drop on Titanic Might), they make a lot more sense, and are still pretty good, as they mean we may have new builds opened up by the extra item allowance freed up. Also, check out the changes to Essence of a Free Mind. I'm not yet 100% conv…

  • Quote from faramir: “I think it would feel better if those things were linked to the magic rather than just a special kind of order. I could see these things as options taken by our mages/archmages and that they could use whenever they want in exchange of some Veil Tokens! (I would also give more option to create Veil Tokens in order to not ruin our magic phase ^^) This way it would feel really magical! You could then allow some of these "orders" only for archmages ect ect... ” I agree with maki…

  • Just a comment on the "Control" concept. I feel (and this is only personal opinion) that achieving control by messing with opponents is more of a DE and SE thing. If you look at fluff, stuff like Witchcraft, trickery and deception are very thematic to both DE and SE. Mechanically, I'm not sure about DE, as I don't know how they are being redesigned for the LAB, but for SE at least, stuff like messing with opponent's movement fits very well, as it compliments their own mobility. You can see this …

  • Homebrew Sylvan Elves

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    Quote from Calisson: “Quote from CariadocThorne: “Version 1.1 ” Misleading.Naming should reflect that you're up to date with 2nd edition of the rules. ” Good point, should probably be 2.1.1 as it's based on 2.1. Edit: uploaded new version, changed version number to 2.1.1

  • For anyone interested, my homebrew is now in the homebrew section HERE.

  • Homebrew Sylvan Elves

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    Hi everyone, this is a homebrew version of Sylvan Elves which have been thinking about and working on for a while now. While I have made some substantial changes, I have stopped short of things like removing lightning reflexes, largely because I believe that the core rules of the game need to change somewhat before that it is practical to remove LR without having to replace it with some other band-aid rule. My aim here is not to produce a fully functioning book to act as a FAB, but more to show …

  • Quote from Aenarion43: “What would your opinion be on the suggestion I provided: 1) Standard Mage and/or Asfad: your usual spellcaster. Bunkered, providing support from backline. 2) OotFH On Dragon/Young Dragon (no on foot option, move Alchemy to standard mage): Bombardier that also wants to go "So then I started blastin'" (can either boost pyromancy or get a unique spell or SOMETHING) 3) MoCT providing the aggressive "Fighter/Mage" hybrid 4) Wizard Conclave that provides buff support to the lin…

  • Ok, perhaps it would be better to say that "the back" is 6" further back with Asfad, which is a big difference on 18" range normally. And yes, it's 6" further back OR support with the bubble, not both at once. That's still more than any of the SE choices do. I still want to know how people think the TFA or Dryad change things compared to a druid, aside from access to divination. I've been working on a homebrew SE book, and in it, I've actually removed the TFA entirely, and removed the wizard opt…

  • Quote from Aenarion43: “@CariadocThorne When did any of us argue on POWER LEVEL? We're talking about playstyle options here. Asfad doesn't change what you do with the mage (Bunker him in the backline or stick him on a Dragon). It changes simply how far you are allowed to cast from. This is still a big upgrade! However, you are still doing the exact same thing with the mage. In the same vein, an OotFH does the exact same thing as a Master on a Dragon if you mount him. You are playing him the same…

  • And you think something like a Treefather makes more difference? Giving my Elf Druidism master an eagle mount makes more difference to how the magic phase plays than swapping him for a Treefather Ancient Druidism Master. The Treefather just means he doesn't need a bunker (but costs more than the elf + a bunker), but he becomes vulnerable to cowboys and cannons, compared to the basic elf druid. What difference do you think a Treefather or a Dryad makes compared to an Elf as a caster chassis? And …

  • Are we really trying to say that the extra range from Asfad or casting spells in combat from OotFH don't make a difference to the magic phase? Sure, the chassis does make a difference, but in reality, all it changes is how you protect the mage. For example, Dryads are still too fragile to run around outside units, and they only have one unit they can bunker in, while Treefather Ancients have relatively short range spells, but they are slow and need to be kept hidden from cannons and cowboys. Don…

  • Quote from AlexCat: “@CariadocThorne I agree with you that HbE have no less variance in paths available. 4 full paths + assortment of #1 spells. But the chassis for these paths are limited in HbE, that's what people are trying to tell you. You have 4 different units to provide magic. We have only 2. We want a diversity, not having to buy magic only from characters. Hooray for the Conclave Phoenix! And I fully expect HbE to be more versalite and powerful magic wise than SE. Do you not agree? ” It…

  • Quote from cptcosmic: “Quote from CariadocThorne: “With all due respect, you are literally so spoilt for choice that you've lost sight of just how good your choices already are. ” keep in mind, otofh is a paywall to access pyro and alchemy. vanilla mage alone doesnt cut either if you compare him to some other books, there is reason why you mostly see asfad divi mage and a motct in the backline holding the army together. even then, its only two models with different flavor ” Compared to some armi…

  • Quote from IntrigueAtCourt: “Choice is overrated. I'd take 1 good option over 10 sub-optimal ones any day. ” Please tell me you aren't calling any part of HE magic "suboptimal".

  • I can understand Asfad not feeling terribly different from vanilla mage, but OotFH? The choice between vanilla mage and OotFH alone is a bigger difference in how your magic phase plays than all the SE choices together. With all due respect, you are literally so spoilt for choice that you've lost sight of just how good your choices already are. What's the difference between a dryad and a treefather ancient? Access to wizard master, durability and some combat power. You get more than that from sti…