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  • The fact that 1 shot S4 AP1 is better than 2 shots S3 AP1 hitting on one less is a misconception. It is probably better for the auxiliaries because penalties to-hit stack up to the point where you're often hitting on 6s or worse. But lets take Raven Cloaks, shooting at short range against a unit of monstrous infantry with R4. * 10 Raven Cloaks * HITS (2+) * WOUNDS * Current version * 16,6 * 5,5 * Proposed version * 8,33 * 4,1 However, once you start stacking up the penalties to hit then the adde…

  • Thanks for the helpful replies! Quote from DarkSky: “Does not account for any designed army strengths and weaknesses. Solutions do not play into those, but actually contradict them (Battle Focus as continuous damage, vs. Hatred as First Turn Strength; all infantry solutions push for cheaper models, when Strength in Numbers is a hard weakness). ” Battle Focus is indeed a continuous boost to damage, but it is clearly inferior to Hatred. The problem of Dread Judges cannot be solved without doing aw…

  • Quote from noir: “Question cause it’s unclear are crossbows now dropped to 18 or not? According to your suggestion? ” No, the original suggestion is just to drop the multishot 2 for S4, essentially. But I could see the Repeater Crossbow becoming an 18" weapon without penalties for movement or range. It would require tweaking so as to avoid making it too good for Dark Raiders and Raven Cloaks (for example doing away with the +1 to hit in short range bonus). Looking forward to your comments

  • [list] * DISCLAIMER: The following are just random musings on the DE book and should be taken as such. Despite my ADT tag the project has not let me near the official DE book and I don't think that this is going to change in the near future.* Greetings, everyone! I have been playing almost exclusively with Dread Elves these past few months, trying out various lists and practically all of the units in the book. And then today I started talking with a friend about how I'd change the book to solve …

  • Dread Elves 2.0 Beta Armybook

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    Quote from Cam: “They’re literally moaning it’s over costed over there. Because they’re mental. ” Different books. I'd never consider bringing a Manticore if I didn't also bring a couple of other monsters for target saturation purposes. To get back to the Manticore question, I can vouch for the Beastmaster Manticore BSB with Alchemist's Alloy, Dragonfire Gem and Talisman of Shielding and a Lance: 2+/5++ and 2++ against fire, very decent damage output and fast enough to keep up with any other mon…

  • Some help please

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    Thank you, both! Quote from Fleshbeast: “Have you considered using one-note instead of word? From memory you get similar ability to edit, drop in pictures, etc but you don’t have issues with page-breaks as it doesn’t do pages. ” In the end I combined your ideas and I think I figured it out. I can write the text in Word, then copy it to One note and copy it again from there into the Blog tab. Worked like a charm (I just checked using the preview feature, thanks @Kathal). Hopefully the latest batt…

  • By the way, I disagree with the assessment that UD are breaking the game. For every tournament I've seen where UD have dominated there's another one where they didn't. I believe that the metagame is shifting and will slowly force UD to different builds. Since my local scene has one of the best UD players out there, we've grown used to playing against them and adapted our lists accordingly. Matches are now a lot closer, and I bet that in Singles UD would have a harder time. Also, while I cannot s…

  • Some help please

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    Quote from Iluvatar: “Not sure, but it's probably a Word issue indeed. Try the trick above maybe, though I doubt it will solve the issue... Any reason why you don't type directly in the blog section? It's probably the part of our website I have least experience with, but it should come with auto-saving of drafts, and should ease the integration of pictures, no? ” I'm reviving this because it is becoming quite an issue. The reason I write in Word is to be able to save a draft and work on it furth…

  • Abrasus Tactics Channel

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    Quote from Klexe: “Palinux you did exactly what I was complaining about.... I am not here to say this army is unbeatable... Hell they can always roll bad play bad etc... But what other armies can beat it? In an neutral environment... Both players are exactly the same skill level and no one rolls bad So I am still at the start.... KoE and binding scroll... Oh wait I got "dragon De" list... Haven't seen it though... ” I can tell you from personal experience against top-class UD players: - Sylvan E…

  • 2nd Crippling Rides 9

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    Don't sweat it, just prolong the tournament ending for some days and post the result when you get the chance. No one is going to complain for getting some more days to play their game anyway

  • Quote from Randomus: “Interesting approach, I think most of my answers are fairly different from yours ;]. Maybe one thing that is misleading is that Sirens are actually on the flank of Rat Swarms. ” Hey! Thank god for that, it would be a very dull game if there was only one way to approach an in-game situation! Looking forward to your solutions and commentary. Re: Sirens. In that case I'll stick with my second solution. There is also a third one where you use the Rat Swarms to chaff the pendulu…

  • Greetings once more! It has been a while, and this thread has fallen silent. I was about to call it quits and stop trying to revive it, when I happened upon the latest video of @Randomus . In short, he has given his audience 3 in-game puzzles to solve, and aims to discuss solutions and tactical options in his following video. In essence, it is a reverse version of what this thread is about: instead of providing the puzzle, the audience is providing the solution. So I thought I'd give it a go, an…

  • Abrasus Tactics Channel

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    I know better than to start an online argument, but I can't help but suspect that you have an agenda (even if that is to defend a couple of friends that have been ousted from the RT) and I can't say that I'm not disappointed. Having been with the project in non-management positions for the best part of T9A's life, I think that while top tournament player input is valued it shouldn't be the only driving factor in RT decisions. Doing so would make the game blander than it deserves to be. The playe…

  • Excellent article, @Bobo ! I hope this is the first of many; if you have things to write, rest assured that we'll read them! Some very sound advice, I especially liked the pre-game part: I often lose a lot of time explaining everything to my adversaries, but I could work on a shorter format of explanation. Your opponent doesn't need to know the name of the rules, just the end result. Another gem is the "list-building" comment of David. There are just some lists that can play faster than others, …

  • This week I've been painting...

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    Wow, that's a treasure trove of modelling information! Thanks for the ideas, guys! I'll try to visit an aquarium store during the weekend, see if I cannot find pieces of wood that could work with my bases. Trying to have heavy bases is probably my best bet at the model being less wobbly. Another idea I had was to actually convert two more pegasi/drakes so that I can push my dread elf flyers to a total of 6. With a small unit filler in each, I'll have some plastic models that I can actually trans…

  • Three games against daemons so far, and what struck me mostly was how similar all lists were. Omen of Savar/Lemure core, then a mix of Hoarders/Fiends/Brazen Beasts for some fast hard hitters, a second caster, a Hope Harvester and a couple of redirector units. All of the games were fun, but it feels like a lot of potential is wasted by the fact that the units above are clearly superior to anything else. That might be because the rest is subpar, but to me there's the "safe build" and then everyth…

  • This week I've been painting...

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    Hey guys, thanks for the quick and useful replies! So my kestrel issue starts from the fact that their flying stands were broken when I bought them. So I had the idea of magnetizing them instead. I found rare earth magnets that would fit the flying stand hole and glued them on the birds, but then realized that the magnets were nowhere near as powerful as they should have been for supporting such a heavy model! So, preparing for 2017 ETC, I found a "temporary" solution: I created flying stands us…

  • This week I've been painting...

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    Quote from noir: “we need to Talk Smith. I don’t see anything dread in these ” Hahaha, the Dread Elves will return, don't worry! Right now I've got the following on my painting list for the Dread Elves: - 10 Raven Cloaks - 2 Winged Raptor conversions - 10 Blades of Nabh As for the Sylvans: - 2 Great Eagles/Aetherwings and touching up the unit that was hastily painted - finding a permanent and durable solution for the flying stands of the Kestrels. I lack the modelling skills to do a complex dior…

  • This week I've been painting...

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    And an update from the forest! Here's an (almost) finished unit of Forest Rangers! the-ninth-age.com/gallery/inde…1987efca80cbc8597887e492e the-ninth-age.com/gallery/inde…1987efca80cbc8597887e492e the-ninth-age.com/gallery/inde…1987efca80cbc8597887e492e the-ninth-age.com/gallery/inde…1987efca80cbc8597887e492e

  • Quote from Danrakh: “Also I respectfully disagree with a notion, about gleaming and resilience being interchangeable because gleaming do not works against things that hurts us the most (damage magic and special attacks). ” You`ll note that I said "almost interchangeable" and "in many cases". When it comes to tipping a combat in your favor *if* there are no Stomps involved then getting hit on a 5+ is a huge boon. As for damage magic, I've found that when Resilience wouldn't go through, I'd attemp…