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  1. Nikobot

    AoS 2 - Beasts of Chaos Discussion

    Yeah I agree with you, it seems the unifying tome is probably the logical next step before any branch-off. I never really thought about them needing anything new like Skurvy as there was so much development potential with what they have, but you are right, that's as possible as anything! Clan Skurvy-Skryre take to the skies to do battle with KO? yes please.
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    AoS 2 - Beasts of Chaos Discussion

    Oh ye of little faith, and this from a Skaven player! I strongly disagree though, Skaven will "eventually" get separate tomes for 1 or more clans. You have dwarves, dark elves, wood elves which were all similar size armies as Skaven in terms of unit numbers. from that you got Kharadrons and Fyreslayers, DoK and Sylvaneth. All spin-off tomes that expanded the previous army. since then we have seen 2 unifying tomes which are starting to look like a great idea, and we got LoN and Nighthaunt. It seems to be very well received. In Skaven you have one of the few unique IP's GW have created and seem to be going down the path of protecting more and more. To me they are ripe for LoN-style unifying tome and then Nighthaunt-style sub-tomes that will expand the model/unit range. Lastly, the IP is just damn cool, everyone likes the rats even if they dont play them. Skryre are just that crazy-cool with soooo much scope for development. The same goes for the others, the fluff is just a good foundation.
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    It ran 10th due to comp/painting. Would have run a lot lower if just based on battle points. It went 3w-3L
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    AoS 2 - Clan Pestilens Discussion

    Eels seem to be the best movers in the game, so its a hard force to get the drop on. I can see getting the charge on them with a unit like monks would be the end of them though and they would rely heavily on dictating engagements. MSU and staggering your forces with the shields going first might present some hard choices to the eels. You do run a fair few units, did you not get any counter charge opportunities?
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    @Gwendar Thanks for posting your experience! Doesn't sounds like the Jezzails did a good enough job. Though may have been a tough slog against that naked dwarven force no matter what you fielded as a minimal bodies Skryre army. Something has to be said for having bodies on the table, I like my clanrats. Are you feeling 2000pts is too small for The Skryre battalion in general? or just using anything other than Arkhspark?
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    @Gwendar Good luck at the tourney! REALLY look forward to hearing about how rattleguage serves you Get your maths and your dice on point, split your shots and delete, delete, delete!
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    AoS 2 - Clan Pestilens Discussion

    Thanks for the write up Horse I have had good results with the Corruptor and its CA + staves, not much has held up against monks with 6 attacks + prayer buffs fishing for MW I can see a tide of 200 monks being hard to stop Which armies and tactics managed to resist your glorious filthiness and foil you into a loss and draws?
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    Yeah you can. Core Rule FAQ excerpt "In addition, the battalion is assumed to belong to the Grand Alliance that its faction is a part of" I see value in clanrats on the table, I know a lot of Skryre armies save the points for pure Skryre though. But why take the battalion? Well, for standard issue battalion + 2 covens which is 220pts, you get an extra CP, so thats 50pts value. You get an extra artefact, thats something. The battalion gives you 1 drop for its units and you also get the arch-warlock re-roll. Then as an example, if you went 2x Arkhspark, they could fire twice with 2x cannons. 2x extra cannons cost 360pts vs the above. 360 pts more wounds, more threats, same amount of shots at no risk vs 220pts, extra CP, extra artefact, 1 drop battalion, warlock re-roll and risk to oneself taking the extra shots... Guess you just got to weight it up?
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    Is anyone running the Skryre battalion under GA Chaos? I know a lot of people don't run too many clanrats when playing Skryre but I usually prefer to have the support bodies and could tweak things to adjust for battleline requirements. I was thinking something along the lines of 2xArkhspark or Arkhspark-Gascloud.. thoughts? Example List 1x arch-warlock 2x warlocks 3x stormfiends 3x stormfiends 10x acolytes 10x acolytes 2x poison wind mortar Warp lightning cannon Arkhspark Gascloud 3x20 clanrats Idea is accessing the crown of command to have more solid board presence and objective-nabbing ability, lots of wounds and very brave clanrats, whilst the stormfiends and battalion goes to work from behind the meat-wall. Don't think I can get the points to work by swapping out Gascloud with Rattleguage...
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    AoS 2 - Clan Pestilens Discussion

    @Jacksmiles My last game I ran a list very close to this one, differences were : - I ran both Priests with Censers, I like the once per game "re-roll wounds effect" better - I had the same amount of monks but ran 2x10 and 2x20 to get more board presence as we were playing on 6x4, and I also gave the 2x 20 monks woe-staves as I targetted them for the Corruptor CA. I was quite happy with it and the CA worked well combined with prayers. I took the Liber and Master of Rot and Ruin so i was prayer spamming. It was AOS1, I didn't take a sword of judgement but that looks nice. Didn't manage a single great plague despite having 10-15 attempts at prayers.
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    The Rumour Thread

    Fact is it would be a pretty small thread if people didn't discuss their thoughts about rumours. Unless people just made stuff up... which I believe people have discussed their thoughts on this prior in this thread.
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    The Rumour Thread

    Im not sure it makes sense that Darkoath (slaves to darkness) and beastmen come together as previously mentioned may be the case. With the release of AOS2 they did the faction focus articles that had these 2 as separate factions. Can't imagine this would have been grouped since then? Just thinking out loud.
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    Nothing says DELETE like a sizeable contingent of Jezzails, Vigordust and Rattleguage Warplock!
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    AoS 2 - Clan Verminus / Skaven Discussion

    Thought it's worth mentioning the new AOS Realm War game. First digital AOS game and skaven do feature prominently in the trailer. Taking that as a God sign their IP is alive and well and on the radar for some attention maybe next year. Clanrats, grey seer and screaming bell all featured.
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    AoS 2 - Clan Skyre Discussion

    If you are going to blow your CPs on summoning giant rats, would you be better using that spare 60pts on your list to just buy 10x giant rat? 1x CP = 50 pts, and you get to roll 3d6. Seems like taking the 10 for 60pts is just guaranteeing a decent dice roll of 3d6. How are you generating 12d6? 1x CP in 1st turn + 2x spares in your list? 3 CP? 3x 3d6 = 9d6 right? re: rat swarms, you get 2 for 110pts being 8 wounds worth and another 4 wounds being added each turn. I can see how that can have its uses. I'm starting to warm up on idea of the warpseer
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