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Everything posted by rokapoke

  1. That question is literally posed at the top of this page.
  2. For what it's worth, I've been playing the following list casually at my FLGS and I've been having a spectacular time (and winning more often than not). It's not a "competitive list" -- I'm sure I'd get wrecked against tournament opponents. However, if you're okay with 4+ to hit rolls and the feast-or-famine results you get from that, it's highly enjoyable. Please note that I'm building my models/army more for a collection/completion purpose than for victories, so there are undoubtedly a number of non-optimized aspects of this. Allegiance: Ogor Mawtribes- Mawtribe: BoulderheadLeadersFrostlord on Stonehorn (400)- General- Trait: Lord of Beasts - Artefact: Brand of the Svard - Mount Trait: MetalcruncherHuskard on Stonehorn (320)- Blood Vulture- Mount Trait: Frosthoof BullHuskard on Thundertusk (340)- Harpoon Launcher- Prayer: Pulverising Hailstorm- Mount Trait: Rimefrost HideBattleline4 x Mournfang Pack (280)- Gargant Hackers4 x Mournfang Pack (280)- Culling Clubs or Prey Hackers with Iron FistsThundertusk Beastriders (300)Endless Spells / Terrain / CPsExtra Command Point (50)Total: 1970 / 2000Extra Command Points: 1Allies: 0 / 400Wounds: 97 The best part? It's light on strategy. Get right in there are beat the tar out of your opponent. Last night I discovered the true joy of my big beasts counting as extra models for claiming objectives. Play like an Ogor would, and you'll get surprisingly good results!
  3. Yes. The core rules specify that flying applies when you make any type of move.
  4. The issue with string vs tape measure is the (axial) flexibility of the string. Tugging on it will naturally lengthen it visibly, whereas the tape measure won't suffer that (even if you pull on it, the material stiffness prevents noticeable stretching).
  5. Fantasy games are, of course, world-renowned for their strict adherence to realistic biological representation in all models. 🤔😝
  6. I expect GW to continue pushing what they see as the three ways to play. In particular, they will be making matched play what they want it to be, which is very different from what some players seem to want. Tournament play is a matched play variant where the tournament organizer (not typically GW) makes adjustments such as restricting double turns or eliminating realm rules in the tournament pack. I’d like GW to stay out of that, personally.
  7. The basic instructions for building a matched play army are included in the GHB -- I'm not sure if they appear in the core book. Many of the "is this army legal?" questions, both here at TGA and in other locations (e.g., Facebook) stem from people specifically avoiding a purchase of the GHB. I would suggest that this nudges it closer to "must have" status. That said, I feel you make a good point, with the caveat that you need somebody to define matched play construction rules and then you can follow WarscrollBuilder or similar tools (which are also imperfect despite the best of intentions and effort).
  8. Keep in mind also that in the core rules, each individual attack is handled separately -- it's only for convenience that you can roll all of your unit's swords at the same time, because they have identical to-hit/to-wound statlines. When you consider each attack separately (and, as @King Taloren points out, each individual model separately as well) it becomes more clear that you roll a D3/D6 for each instance rather than once for the unit.
  9. The problem with making the Stardrake an offensive juggernaut is the fact that he's already nigh-unkillable in certain circumstances. I'd like to think that GW will never make a unit that is such an auto-include in any army.
  10. You also cannot shoot after retreating, in terms of restrictions.
  11. https://www.warhammer-community.com/warscroll-builder/ I imagine that points will be updated to accommodate any changes.
  12. No. “Within range of a Warshrine’s Protection of the Dark Gods ability” is a yes/no check. Read it as “one or more.”
  13. Doubling a D3 makes it D3x2, not D6.
  14. As a player who was new to miniature gaming (AoS was my first ever experience), I can tell you that the rules as they existed on release were actually a big draw for me. I can’t speak for anybody else, but at the very least the idea of the release being universally poorly planned is not a fact.
  15. Rippers got more reliable with the change, if you ask me. Each hit causes 1-3 wound rolls, which you reroll if attacking on your turn? Yes, please!
  16. Figure out where you are going to play. If you plan to play games at a local (non-GW) game store, buy most of your models there, regardless of discounts — it’s better to keep the doors open and tables ready than it is to save a few bucks.
  17. Blowpipes. Increased range, and a block of 40 can really get work done.
  18. But what about our friends in the Southern Hemisphere? 😁 And, if we're going to be pedantic about which months qualify as "spring," then June qualifies more than March since a majority of March is still winter.
  19. The question remains relevant in Open/Narrative Play, though, even if those players are likely to come to their own game-by-game resolutions (whereas Matched Play requires a more uniform standard).
  20. What if the shooting phase occurred once per battle round, but both players did their shooting simultaneously? You and your opponent declare attacks on an I-go-you-go basis like in combat, but no casualties are removed until the end of the phase. That way all shooting attacks would take place, but there's still a form of alpha strike capability (send your strong shooting to the back lines to snipe out a hero, etc.) that isn't as likely to cause an overwhelmingly negative play experience. Just spit-balling here.
  21. And yet it doesn't prevent builds based on Nagash... it's all in the relative strength between the named character version of a model and the generic version. For the super-characters, it's working as intended.
  22. Gauge the intent of your players before committing to the form of the prize support. For instance, in the local tournaments here the prize support is random (not for winning), so a handful of equally-valued prizes makes sense. If your players want to compete for the prize support, then a relatively big prize for first place and some other odds-and-ends for lesser placement makes sense.
  23. And here I thought it couldn’t be done... well played, sir.
  24. The Summon Daemons listing in the errata specifically indicates “your” movement phase.
  25. As for a starting force, it’s very dependent on what about the aesthetic impressed your friend. If he likes the big dinosaurs, the new battalion box would be an amazing acquisition. A Start Collecting box is solid if he wants to run a Saurus-heavy list, but I doubt you’ll find a lot of players recommending Saurus Knights as a unit.
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