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  • Quote from Peacemaker: “Quote from elendor_f: “P.S. Now that I think about it, I have never seen a list using skirmishing Lion Guard ” no one takes Skirmish units that are close combat units because the skirmish spacing means you get less attacks while your enemy gets more attacks.RT is aware of this because I pointed it out[and it's fairly obvious], they quickly removed skirmish Blade Dancers in Sylvan Elves and poof, the unit started getting used. The trend is to just give light troops and har…

  • 2.05 update

    Fnarrr - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    I don't know why your comparisons are looking at Off 6+ and Sv 2+ opponents, when we are talking about 10 man MSU units. They'd both get ran over by something of that magnitude anyway.I agree on point 3 - however where the wardens shine there is that they can flee; which is useful (like when getting charged by the kind of things you are talking about in points 1 and 2). I don't think FW can be any cheaper than 20ppm, so if they are still not taken during 205 at their cost there they need a numbe…

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    Fnarrr - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Quote from WarX: “* I'm unlucky and I have unit that that I paid 260 and is nothing compared to 10 Greybeards with shields, throwing weapons and musician for 255 if it comes to CC. ” I think the direction that has been taken is that 10 FW are very close to those 10 GW in combat capacity, while also having better shooting and (now) being cheaper (and no fearless, which is a plus for MSU). There will come a point where they arepoint-efficient enough to see use for their combat stats. Which is kind…

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    Fnarrr - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Quote from WarX: “This explanation is really cool, but tell me why the hell no shields? ” It will make them unreasonably tough, and therefore more expensive, and therefore too expensive for their damage output. I think FW are already wonky in terms of defence and damage output. They could have shields if their shot went to S4 or S4 AP1, and price went up accordingly. I'd personally rather see the min unit size go down. Paying a lot of points into specialized units is usually a bad move; whereas …

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    Fnarrr - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Regarding the Forge Warden hate: there were lots of reasons why the design was what it is. There are metas full of annoying little skirmishers which DH as an army book just can't catch, and fair enough some shoot off from 30" with longbows, but many others weave in between the armies - not just shooty skinks and other SA nonsense, but little flyers like harpies, furies, eagles, and fast cav. There are a bunch of factors why this was a hit and a miss: 1) the original design was S4 (to match pyro)…

  • .205 HBE Spoilers

    Fnarrr - - Highborn Elves (HE)

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    Quote from Trains_Get_Robbed: “The book lacks competitive choice and synergies: artificial and inherent. Therefore, I highly doubt any of these changes will change metas, or list make up as much as an elite player pushing HBE around the board with a ‘quirky’ list whom does well (due to multiple factors). Which when replicated by the masses falls on it’s face. ” The facts you outline are correct, but the conclusions are flimsy. HbE were deemed to be "on the plateu", i.e. generally speaking extern…

  • This is a civilized request, so i don't have to bring a tuna can Realistically, if I can't get something to borrow, ill bring the dwarf zepellins I use for busters and plop a Bolt Thrower on top of one. But its not my 1st choice!

  • Hey peeps, I realise i wont be able to get all my stuff ready in time for this - does anyone have a sky sloop (or an appropriate stand-in) i could borrow? Thanks

  • I haven't had a chance to play! Painting up my army for 2 events beginning of December. I fully expect to get my head kicked in, since I'm rusty as hell!

  • BGT need some freedom from interference, because a background needs to be holistic and immersive, more so than having each individual thing be awesome in its own way. Otherwise you get this Avenger-ey sort of vibe where everything is awesome but they don't really fit together. If that means phoenixes aren't magic, I guess they aren't magic? On @'Henrypmiller''s recent podcast @'Giladis' said demons themselves aren't 'made of magic' or whatever in T9A (even though they are closely aligned to it),…

  • Quote from AlexCat: “So, there are different sources to choose from, right? ” I think most systems have an easier time to represent the phoenixes key ability, which is rebirth (thinking of HoMM3 and MtG here since htey were mentioned, but also I have a vague memory of warcraft having phoenixes). I think T9A will have such a hard time to represent this in a mechanically fair but also intuitively exciting way that frankly I'm willing to forego all other items on the phoenix wishlist for the sake o…

  • Quote from Jarek: “remember that the table is 12" wide. When i approach you i place myself to the side so my lines of seeing makes a parallel lines to board lines. That way you can't go out of my sight and you have to go back and i make the "safe square" smaller and smaller. I have 10+swiftstride+reroll 1' charge range. You have 3 shots on 3+ (long, HT) every turn, that means 3* 2/3 * 1/2 * 5/6 *1/2 = X < 0,5 wounds per turn. I have 4 turns to safely charge you, and i will Quote from Jarek: “1 B…

  • Quote from Peacemaker: “I think because the book has been subpar for a while, players who were good stuck with it. Players who were bad were forced to get better or went and played different armies. So this is skewing results. Only good players are playing High Elves while the other armies got an influx of bad players, plus the other army books are better so their players aren't forced to get better. ” I think because the old book had been above par for a while, players who were bad switched to …

  • Quote from Jarek: “Quote from Fnarrr: “Quote from Jarek: “EDIT: i win with the commander, cause i'm faster, and have hard target ” 2x 4+ shots vs the 3x 1+ to hit of 3 shots S5 Ap2 from the bow HT isn't enough to make up for it!Someone can math this out proper tbf, but I'm 80% sure bird is king atm! ” i want to charge you not shot with you xD ” Charge range 10+max12 = 22, vs movement 18", I believe means I can always step either backwards or out of your arc? Very rough maths on my end. I make it…

  • Quote from Jarek: “EDIT: i win with the commander, cause i'm faster, and have hard target ” 2x 4+ shots vs the 3x 1+ to hit of 3 shots S5 Ap2 from the bow HT isn't enough to make up for it! Someone can math this out proper tbf, but I'm 80% sure bird is king atm!

  • High Elf Commander on Eagle with Elu's Heartwood (295) will have that giant by flying out of arc and shooting it to death regardless of what the giant does!

  • Adept* Pedant!

  • I thought someone high up said that phoenixes didn't really have much to do with magic in the new fluff? I have a vague memory of this sort of brainstorming getting shut down Its not the only option though even if thats the case - although I do agree it feels like a missed opportunity. They can even give them Aura spells that accentuate their strengths - Pyroclastic Flow and Chilling Howl for example, with the respective attributes highlighting the different strengths of each bird.

  • Quote from Aglion: “Quote from Ciara: “Quote from Aglion: “Quote from AlexCat: “I thought it was stupidly strong Masters of Spellcrafting rule first and foremost ” Aye but we need dices/items too for make it real.Also enougth interesting spells to cast right ? ” Same goes for becalming and moct i guess? Whats the point of this argument? ” More chanel > more dices > more abuse of being able to cast spells with reduced casting value. Meladys in order to spam 2 dices spells. The problem is : with 2…

  • Its divorced from Fly but will still appear as LT in all flying units. And the main point is that there is 0 gain from this, as this unit would perform the same function as a character on a griffon.