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Hardest to hit character in the game? 
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I was looking through my O&G book last night, and came up with this combo:

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Fencing blades (WS10)
Ensignia of Mork (-1 to hit)
Armour of glittering scales (-1 to hit)

It made me laugh: all models, even models with WS10 (such as shadowblade), will only hit on a 6 in close combat. The only exceptions would be WS5 and above models that bear items that confer +1 to hit (e.g. sword of striking).

He'd be a pretty nasty guy as well. Toughness 5, immune to psych (from frenzy), 6+ ward save and 6 WS6 S5 attacks.

Is that set up genuinely the hardest to hit (not wound) in close combat in the game, or can anyone do any better? :) Challenge extended!

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Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:18 pm
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Very Cool find.

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You can't get any better than that if we are talking about 'hitting' a model I suppose but I can come up with a character thats harder to kill (thats not what you want right?). Cheers ;)


Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:03 pm
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You can get a Chaos Lord to be hit on 5's rerolled against WS5 or below (WS10 sword, MoN, Armour of damnation), which is a 1 in 9 chance to hit compared to your 1 in 6, but above WS5 it's 1 in 4, which is a better chance.

Although I tend to butcher infantry in favour of characters. Despite my own Chaos Lord's defences, he hasn't been killed by direct attacks in 8th as yet.

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Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:36 pm
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Cool, thanks for all the feedback :)

Yeah, its probably not the best set up overall (and certainly by no means the most unkillable) as it leaves him with a very weak armour save and just a 6+ ward, but it just seemed fun. Yeah, Rork, I had wondered about a set up like that, that makes sense: it's a tie between the two. I think though that the fun of telling a high elf opponent that tyrion is only going to hit on 6s would just be so much fun though :)

Anyway, thanks for humouring my idle thinking!

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A Wood Elf Highborn or Spellweaver can go Fimbulwinter Shard (-1 to hit the character or his mount in combat) plus WS10 Sword for regular combats, then go Annoyance of Netlings (can only be hit on a 6 in a challenge.) Largely impractical, but fairly comedic nonetheless.

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Dark elves can also do funny stuff:

fencing blades, glittering scales and ring of darkness


= every opponent below WS9 hitting on 6s.


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And an ogre tyrant with Glittering scales & grayback pelt is -2 to hit (+strider).
Cathayan sword gives +1WS, +1 I on top. or fencers of course.


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