dekay Posted December 18, 2019 Share Posted December 18, 2019 There's a thing that pops up in many CoS tactical discussions and I wonder if you've noticed it and what's your opinion about it. Especially in the discussions of 'I can't win with CoS, what am I doing wrong' kind. It looks like this: someone either asks for advice or posts a battle report in wich CoS lose. You look at the army list and it is, say mostly darkling covens infantry lead by a dreadlord on dragon. Maybe even with some drakespawn. The army gets demolished. And the player asks 'I keep losing with my dark elf themed list, what can I improve in my tactics?" Or the other one: "this is my list, but i keep struggling with mobility, how can I counter it". The list is 100% disposessed. The player can be finally persuaded to consider gyrocopters at least, they're dwarves too... Everything else is out of question. "I need a substitute for an ambush unit, I can't use shadow warriors as I'm playing freeguild"... There's a lot of those. If we look at those winrate statistics floating around, CoS is below average despite seeming like a solid army... and I can't help but wonder if it's because many people claiming to play CoS simply.. well.. aren't. Disposessed, darklings or freeguild were barely playable factions in their GHB days and now they simply... aren't. Those factions are basically gone. There's one faction now, it's called Cities of Sigmar, and it has a huge unit roster. The most obvious synergies are inside the old mini-factions, yes, but they are not the only ones. Those irondrakes buffed by the runelord are good, but teleported with a bridge cast by a sorceress who just sacrificed a bleaksword to get +2 to cast, they are *better*. Those sisters of the watch buffed by the prince are good, but with a hurricanum behind them, they are *better*. The living city ambush skill used to teleport a wanderer unit, like in the old days, is good, but if you teleport a dragon it is, probably, *better*. If you look at this like this, the question "I refuse to use 80% of my options, why do I keep losing" answers itself. What I'm asking for is has anyone else noticed that some of us here have a problem of embracing the fact that we're a combined faction now? Did you have this problem at the beginning? Do you have it now? 17 2 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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