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by Ant
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Ideas for homebrew Dark Elf revision?
Replies: 28
Views: 1939

Assuming that the target of the rewrite is to bring the book to a power level in line with the ones that have been released recently I'd do the following: Rare: Hydra: The hydra itself doesn't benefit from Hatred, has a S4 breath weapon (all the time), and loses an attack for each wound suffered. 25...
by Ant
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: WHFB stop?
Replies: 56
Views: 2174

My take on this is that I agree with the analysis of both posters, but I agree with Dalamar's conclusions more. Firstly, there is no doubt that 8th IS less tactical than 7th was. When looking at single units, their manovering and positioning was much, much more important. And a lot of this is due to...
by Ant
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Races Discussions
Topic: If you could change 1 rule ...
Replies: 42
Views: 3143

I would make 3 tweaks: 1) Lose the 1" rule. It is pointless and, if you have skaven or orc armies, is also impossible to adhere to when deploying, let alone during the game itself. 2) Disruption should prevent steadfast. 3) MR should do something against all spell types. Personally I'd just go ...
by Ant
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Races Discussions
Topic: Models You Don't Like
Replies: 48
Views: 3939

I'm very surprised by a lot of peoples choices. Personally I love the current corsairs (although the metal ones are better), BG and COK. I agree that the new deamonettes stand out as a big step backwards compared to what was there before, but they aren't actually bad. I really hate the new minos tho...
by Ant
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: RXB Multiple Shot Rule - Any reason to not use it?
Replies: 39
Views: 6463

@The Virgin Forest: You are looking at the wrong thing. We agree that the average number of wounds is the same if you need 5+ single shotting or 6+ multishotting. But if you multi shot you are more likely to do no damage at all than you are if you single shot. The below quote illustrates this perfec...
by Ant
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: RXB Multiple Shot Rule - Any reason to not use it?
Replies: 39
Views: 6463

You are missing the point Dalamar. We agree that the average is the same in both situations. The difference is in how that average is acheived. As I explaied before, there is more chance of doing nothing if you multishot in such a situation. There is also more chance of doing loads of wounds as well...
by Ant
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: RXB Multiple Shot Rule - Any reason to not use it?
Replies: 39
Views: 6463

If the average number of hits is the same, then it is always better to single shot. This is because the percentage chance of doing no wounds at all is higher if you multishot. It sounds counter intuitive, but if you do the maths it is true. This is because the vanishingly small chance of getting lot...
by Ant
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: Choosing spells for a Grey Seer
Replies: 3
Views: 78

I think you have it Thanee.

The only counter I can see to that argument is that I can still roll the spells one at a time, but not look up the result of each one. Doing this however is clearly absurd and against the spirit of the rules. So I think option 2) has it.

Cheers
by Ant
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Races Discussions
Topic: Nurgle Warhammer Fantasy Question
Replies: 3
Views: 569

there is also a piece of fluff in the 6th edition hordes of chaos book aboud a chaos lord who gets ressurected by nurgle...

Yep. IIRC his name was Valnir the Reaper. He was in the old Champoins of Chaos book.
by Ant
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: Choosing spells for a Grey Seer
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Choosing spells for a Grey Seer

Thought I'd ask this here after my experience at a tourney this weekend. Out of the 3 opponents I played all thought this should be done differently, so I am hoping that there is a consensus. My grey seer is allowed to choose spells from both plague and ruin lores. But how should I go about choosing...
by Ant
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Which units would want champions and why...?
Replies: 16
Views: 3509

It seems the main issues for taking the champ have already been covered. However, you have all forgotten the bonus 50 VPs for killing enemy characters in a challenge. While this may not seem like much, it can actually be a big deal in the new game, with the possibility of people fielding multiple ch...
by Ant
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: Skaven's thirteenth spell
Replies: 9
Views: 391

1) he can be picked out of the unit because you get a choice of shooting the bell (which then can randomise into very squishy Grey Seer) or the unit. 2) you can charge the unit with 5 harpies, they will all contact the bell (they are on 60mm wide bases) and they can all allocate their attacks on th...
by Ant
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Other Races Discussions
Topic: A philosophical question
Replies: 55
Views: 5292

The B&G scenario really shouldn't be a problem for woodies. I have to say though this scenario is really screwing with my plans for skaven lists. I can't do an all eshin army because nightrunners can't take banners, giant rats and rat ogres can't either. The only units in the book that can have ...
by Ant
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Supposed Warmachine Nerf
Replies: 20
Views: 5644

The real problem with the new warmachine rules comes when you factor in poisoned shooting. I know that only 2 armies (lizards and skaven) really have access to it but it really does make a huge difference. In one game I had in 8th with my skaven a single unit of 8 gutter runners took out a chariot i...
by Ant
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Forgoing "Elite" infantry all together?
Replies: 27
Views: 3768

Having played 4 games of 8th now I belive the elite infantry are now the best units in the DE (and high elf) book. I've used my skaven in all 4 games vs DE, HE (twice) and Beastmen. I won all 4 games but the units which caused me most trouble in all 4 games were the elite infantry. My DE opponent an...
by Ant
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: The 8th edition corsair
Replies: 63
Views: 11005

I can not justify to use the corsairs over witches. Yes the strike hard with sss but witches got poison. The corsairs can have characters but i use my witches as anti light infantery and they dont need anny characters for that. Point for point I agree. Although the armour on the corsairs does count...
by Ant
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Druchii.net Suggestions
Topic: Old 7th Edition Army Lists and Information
Replies: 1
Views: 3622

All we did for when the new army book was released was to update the hall of fame lists to have a 6th ed and 7th ed section. But we left the army lists forum the same as before.

I think we should do the same here.
by Ant
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: The 8th edition corsair
Replies: 63
Views: 11005

Having often said under 7th that by taking corsairs over basic warriors you were always handicapping yourself (of course with Calisson vehemently disagreeing with me...), I am glad to be able to say that in 8th I think they are certainly worth the extra points. Extra Hws are brilliant in 8th because...
by Ant
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Flying Blood Cauldron
Replies: 25
Views: 973

Interesting idea. Not sure if it is legal though, although with the new warmachine rules making it all 1 model just like mounts I suspect it is.

On a similar note, is it possible to give the hag on cauldron (or a LP on casket of souls...) a flying carpet and have it flying about the whole time??
by Ant
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: Pretty important (IMO) combat question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

LOL, That's great that you think that its an advantage that your character dies so you could replace him with a WS4 S3 empire swordsmen. Right, in this case it isn't much of an advantage. But what if it was a unit of rat ogres (I4) with a (I5) champion fighting some I5 chaos warriors? The ogre cham...
by Ant
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Rules Questions & Ideas
Topic: Pretty important (IMO) combat question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Pretty important (IMO) combat question

Hiya. I have a problem with how combat attacks are worked out that I don't think the new book covers. Say I have 2 units in combat like this: SSSSS SSSSS SSSSS SSSSS EEEEC EEEEE EEEEE EEEEE S= skaven clanrat with hand weapon(I4) E= empire swordsman (I3) C=Empire Hero (I5) So, the hero, being I5 atta...
by Ant
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: # of attack's or # of ranks, That should be the question.
Replies: 44
Views: 1761

atleast my m8 that plays orcs and goblins will use gorbad ironclaw (310 pts). he has Ld10, and is BSB, with 18" range, giving those pesky night goblins Ld10, stubborn and reroll. thats around 99% chance to not run as far as i remember. Until he takes 1 wound. Which is astonishingly easy to do ...
by Ant
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Real Life Upheaval
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

All the best mate. I got made redundant from my last job just over a year ago. It was a real shock. Once I'd got back on my feet though I was actually in a better position than I was in before. Sounds like you've pretty much got yourself sorted now too. Good luck with the move!
by Ant
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed - Deathstars
Replies: 61
Views: 4546

and the fact you keep it even if you lose your rank bonus in particular - have gone far, far too far the other way. I agree 100% with this. 2 ranks of cav in the flank should break an infantry unit. However, I can also see why they haven't done this - It would mean that small infantry units (15 ska...
by Ant
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed - Deathstars
Replies: 61
Views: 4546

@Bitterman: You seem to be forgetting that the cav unit in the flank WILL still win. They have a 2+ save and will be taking only 5ish attacks back since support attacks are only from the front. SUre, it may take more than 1 round of combat, but that enemy unit WILL break, and the knights will lose n...