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Sleepa

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  1. Has anyone ever kitbashed several Vandus Hammerhands into Concussors?
  2. Hey is it true that with the current FAQ, we can only summon woods in our own deployment zone territory? Per the ruling that woods follow all faction terrain restrictions?
  3. After listening to the podcast and agreeing with most of the points, I may pull Yndrasta from the list in my local league when we move up to 2000 points, and try something like this for the last 4 games: Army Type: Scions of the Storm Subfaction: Knights Excelsior Battlepack: Pitched Battles Points Limit: 2000 pts General: Lord-Relictor Grand Strategy: Hold the Line Triumph: Bloodthirsty Holy Commands: Unleash Thy Hatred Core Battalions Warlord Magnificent Bonus: Artefacts of Power Lord-Relictor (General) Artefacts of Power: Mirrorshield Prayers: Translocation Points Cost: 145 pts Lord-Imperatant Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome Points Cost: 175 pts Knight-Incantor Spells: Lightning Blast Points Cost: 125 pts Judicators with Skybolt Bows Reinforced: Once Points Cost: 400 pts Hunters of the Heartlands Annihilators Points Cost: 200 pts Annihilators Points Cost: 200 pts Retributors Points Cost: 235 pts Redemption Brotherhood Retributors Points Cost: 235 pts Castigators Points Cost: 105 pts Aetherwings Points Cost: 65 pts Castigators Points Cost: 105 pts Total Points: 1990 pts Any suggestions or feedback? I'm just using models that are currently available (to me)
  4. Listening to this while I cook dinner right now! 35 minutes in and loving the discussion so far. Thanks for doing this.
  5. Hey here's a question: If you make a hero in your army a wizard with the arcane tome, do they then get to choose a spell from the spell lore? Or do they only get to know Arcane bolt and mystic shield?
  6. I think I want to try something like this as a small skirmish control kind of list: Army Type: Scions of the Storm Subfaction: Knights Excelsior Points Limit: 2000 pts General: Lord-Relictor Grand Strategy: Hold the Line Triumph: Bloodthirsty Holy Commands: Unleash Thy Hatred Core Battalions Warlord Lord-Relictor (General) Battalion Slot Filled: Commander Command Traits: High Priest (Or Shock and Awe) Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome Prayers: Translocation Points Cost: 145 pts Lord-Imperatant Battalion Slot Filled: Sub-commander Artefacts of Power: Mirrorshield Points Cost: 175 pts Yndrasta Battalion Slot Filled: Sub-commander Points Cost: 320 pts Praetors Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 165 pts Hunters of the Heartlands Annihilators Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 200 pts Annihilators Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 200 pts Annihilators with Meteoric Grandhammers Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 240 pts Redemption Brotherhood Retributors Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 235 pts Castigators Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 105 pts Castigators Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 105 pts Castigators Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Points Cost: 105 pts Total Points: 1995 pts
  7. I wish I could justify a Thundercat build in my theory crafting. They just didn't get the tweaks they needed to have enough punch to justify their fragility compared to the Dracoth Paladins (And dragons). Rend -1 and 0 on their weapons is just... obsolete now in my opinion. Unless they were to drop to about the price of desolators. For that price I'd take the lack of rend and defense for the volume of offensive output they can offer.
  8. I don't think the Prime is in another League from Yndrasta. I think all three of the ~300 point heroes serve different purposes. Prime is a cruise missile you can send anywhere, but want to hold out as long as possible to cash in one. Bastian is a Force Multiplier and terrifying melee threat (Closest we have to Gotrek), but slow and susceptible to screens if he isn't supporting other units. He also offers some bonus mortal wounds against behemoths. Strangely he isn't good at dueling God models like Gotrek, as he has like 1/3 the burst and can only score full heals by killing models. Without the max 1 damager per suffered wound, he is also less tanky against them. Yndrasta is a tanky attrition support hero with huge mobility and medium damage output. Her spear can effectively serve the same purpose as Bastian's Lightning, except hers is better at sniping weak support heroes or finishing off wounded units, and less good against super-heavies with tons of defenses.
  9. I was originally super big on Yndrasta, and then found myself disappointed with her output, but I've played her a bit since then, and now I've had some success using her as a tank to support my hammer units, like Annihilators or Retributors. She's great at flying deep and charging into enemy line then just NOT dying. She's not likely to do more than about 6 damage per turn, but my opponent's have been unable to ignore her, and bringing back 1-2 paladins from nearby engagements has been backbreaking in a couple of my games.
  10. I'd play em while you can man, doubt they'll even be in the 4.0 tome
  11. I'm thinking about something like this. Not to go for an alpha strike, but to have decent offensive threats plus durability. Army Name: Stormcast 2k/with Krondys Army Faction: Stormcast Eternals Army Type: Stormkeep Subfaction: Hammers of Sigmar Battlepack: Pitched Battles Points Limit: 2000 pts General: Knight-Draconis Grand Strategy: Beast Master Triumph: Bloodthirsty Holy Commands: Steadfast March Units Krondys Battlefield Role: Behemoth, Leader Spells: Starfall Points Cost: 600 pts Core Battalions Battle Regiment Knight-Draconis (General) Battalion Slot Filled: Commander Battlefield Role: Leader Command Traits: Master of the Celestial Menagerie Artefacts of Power: Amulet of Destiny Points Cost: 255 pts Knight-Incantor Battalion Slot Filled: Sub-commander Battlefield Role: Leader Spells: Lightning Blast Points Cost: 125 pts Stormdrake Guard Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Battlefield Role: Other Reinforced: Once Points Cost: 570 pts Vindictors Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Battlefield Role: Battleline Points Cost: 130 pts Vindictors Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Battlefield Role: Battleline Points Cost: 130 pts Vindictors Battalion Slot Filled: Troops Battlefield Role: Battleline Points Cost: 130 pts Endless Spells/Invocations Emerald Lifeswarm Points Cost: 60 pts Total Points: 2000 pts
  12. Could give it the arcane tome and flaming weapon? lol other than that not really
  13. D3 damage axes are way better now. Especially since the pistols got boosted to actually do something
  14. You probably need the bodies the Protectors give you, especially since Gardus can't keep up with the Concussors if you want to take advantage of their speed. Are you planning to drop down with Scions, or use Stormkeep to let your Liberators hold an objective forever?
  15. Ah yeah I agree. But I strongly suspect the BEST we can hope for is free access to all warscrolls for reference, access to the core rules, and access to faction specific rules unlocked via battletome code. Everything else will likely be locked behind the sub
  16. I don't think the consensus is that it's weak. It's just not complicated. It seems a bit narrow in complexity and opportunity to create tactical synergy. Of course we'll have to see how the new Cities of Sigmar tome affects the Stormkeep builds, but for now the issue with book from my perspective is lack of depth and SEVERE lack of internal balance.
  17. Well this what they announced is available for the 40k app, so hopefully it's at least equivalent to this:
  18. If you spec that out I think you'll find you hit 2000 points way before you expect to with how expensive our units are now. Here: I made this on Sunday to mess around until I get the book in my hands and try the app out *Edit: the app's out today! I don't need to use my google sheet to mock up some lists
  19. I was discussing the "Streamlined" warscrolls with someone in Discord last night, and we agreed that the lack of functional redesign on a number of older (Pre-2.0) warscrolls (Especially some of the hero scrolls) is probably indicative of GW wanting to phase out the moulds and retire the models. Obviously it would have been a shock to retire a number of GOOD hero warscrolls out of nowhere (If they just cut the Azyros, Heraldor, Venator etc.. from this tome) and would have caused an uproar. But if they just gut those scrolls and give nobody a reason to buy any for the next 3 years, they can quietly phase the moulds out by the next book they print. The other thing that really rubbed us the wrong was was (as previously mentioned in this thread) the abundance of references to a very finite number of keywords in our allegiance abilities, traits, artifacts and Holy Commands. Draconith get like 30% of the keyword-specific references, and Redeemer get something like 40%. Then Paladin and then just a tiny bit of Justicar, Angelos and... Cities of Sigmar. It's truly confounding that out battletome has an utter garbage battle tactic that EXCLUSIVELY REQUIRES cities of sigmar units to accomplish.
  20. I don't think Evocats are better. Both flavours of Evos not getting rend updates to their melee weapons is horrible. Yes the Dracs do D3 all the time now, but they also have to compete with alternatives in the same price bracket. They don't seem to have the output or survivability of Stormdrakes or Paladins. Ordinator isn't really better. He's basically unchanged, which is worse when compared to the value offered by priests and wizards. Ballista for more consistent and modest. It is more versatile now, but the ceiling is also lower. Castigators are better than they were, but what they were was the worst warscroll in our book, so they may need to come a bit further to see use. Sequitors are indeed better, but really need to be the same cost as Vindictors, so there's a real tension of choice there. All the Lord Arcanums lost their vials and prime electrids, so they got some kind of upgrade or tweak to make up for that. They are all overcosted by 20-30 points. Sancrosanct isnt horrible in a vacuum. But almost every single part of it is strictly inferior to new options. Which makes it bad by comparison, if nothing else.
  21. Well, Ballistas are a little less versatile than they sound because they almost have to be set up as a battery. They are even LESS mobile than the other two units which are already slow, and they can't issue themselves any orders so they need to have a nearby hero, even if you don't want the Ordinator (Which you should with them). The biggest awkward part of Ballistas from my perspective, is how inefficiently a battery of them can use issued commands. you can only unleash hell on one, and you can only all out defense on one, so those abilities are basically unusable if your opponent charges you, because one ballista isn't likely going to wipe out a charging unit, and the enemy can just split attacks between two or more crews to play around All Out Defense. So they really feel a bit more limited to me than the other two units. I wish they didn't, because I have four and would love to feel better running them in my list. As it stands I may fill the last 140 points with one, and I may try the full battery again, but I'm not excited about it right now. *Edit: They do probably survive longer when they actually get engaged by a flanking unit that isn't your opponent's primary hammer, but if they can't kill it in the following shooting phase, that's still a lot of points that your opponent essentially nullified for at least two of your shooting phases.
  22. Yeah, considering the Thunderbolt Crossbow has great rend and Damage, Crossbows are honestly looking amazing to me.
  23. They actually got 18" on them now. It looks like 10 Judis with Crossbows + the Prime with a Thunderbolt math out to about the same damage as 6 Raptors with Hurricane Crossbows, vs a 4+ save. So yeah, you're probably right. Consider 10 Judicators are 80 points cheaper and count as battleline. That's some ****** internal balance right there. *edit Oh nevermind, The Judicators can take a second Thunderbolt X-Bow with 10 models. their damage is just BETTER vs a 4+ save or better....
  24. So honestly should I just unload my Evocators on Dracolines? I get that they still have good output, but for the points they are an order of magnitude weaker than Stormdrake guard. Is anyone brewing with Evos on Dracs? Seems like all the interest is on Dracothian Guard and Drakes. I do like that the Lord Arcanum on Drac gets the best mount trait form our last book baked in, but is that even enough?
  25. You can have 0-4 reinforced units in a 2,000 point list
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