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  1. Here is the new thread for discussing Disciples of Tzeentch. With the imminent release of AoS 2 (and a lot of the info already being out there), now is the time for us to start afresh on TGA. Moving forward, this will be the main thread to chat about and discuss Disciples of Tzeentch in the new edition. I still wholly encourage people to keep their own threads/army blogs within this sub forum and I also think those are a great place to share some photos as I know not everyone frequents the Painting & Modelling section. But this thread is purely for discussion around the faction, things such as (but not limited to) tactics and list building etc. You all know the drill, we've been doing it on this forum since inception! For newer players, I would say the older thread could still be worth perusal and whilst it is now locked for further replies, you can find it here - http://www.tga.community/forums/topic/5998-lets-chat-disciples-of-tzeentch/ Really excited to see what we can come up with as a community and I look forward to reading all your ideas and thoughts.
  2. Recently, in the Beasts of Chaos discussion thread, a post inquired about what opportunities arise when playing Beasts of Chaos battalions out of the various Chaos God allegiances. Rather than simply answer there, I figured it might be helpful to respond in a new thread. That way, we can hopefully grow the conversation in a way that is more accessible to both casual review and search attempts. Beasts of Chaos Allegiance Before getting to the four Chaos God allegiances, it might be helpful to note what a Beasts of Chaos player gives up when using those. The Beasts of Chaos allegiance itself is a collection of minor, albeit interesting benefits, each keyed to the main Beasts of Chaos factions: Brayherd, Warherd, and Thunderscorn. Note that the Beasts of Chaos' menagerie of monsters (cockatrice, jabberslythe, chimera, etc.) get nothing from the allegiance's battle traits, little from the currently available Greatfrays, and only slight buffs from the allegiance's spell lores (the "Titanic Fury" spell notwithstanding). Nor are these monsters involved in the four Chaos God battalions. The focus of comparison thus centers on how Brayherd, Warherd, and Thunderscorn play differently in each setting. Only Beasts of Chaos allegiance armies get to ambush, only Beasts of Chaos allegiance armies get the Herdstone and its related Primordial Call mechanic, and (perhaps most significantly) only Beasts of Chaos allegiance armies get to use Bestigors, Bullgors, and Dragon Ogors as Battleline if the general is either Brayherd, Warherd, or Thunderscorn. I think the latter point is probably the biggest factor in allegiance selection. Having the option to forego Gors or Ungors, in favor of more elite forces, is attractive. With the recent price discount of Warherd units in the December FAQ, fielding an exclusively elite unit Beasts of Chaos army is more accessible. It is also helpful to note that the Beasts of Chaos allegiance can field a surprising amount of high Rend. The Herdstone itself creates an ever-increasing Rend effect. Further options include: fielding Warherd with Great Axes, the Brayherd spell "Tendrils of Atrophy," the Thunderscorn spell "Sundering Blades," and several artefacts. In fact, not many armies can have two Heroes with -3 Rend, which a Beasts of Chaos allegiance army can do by fielding two Dragon Ogor Shaggoths (one with an “Ancestral Azyrite Blade” and one with either Chamon’s “Rune Blade” or Ulgu’s “Dimensional Blade”). Much is said elsewhere about ambushing and summoning. Brayherd units often contribute the most to these two features. Beyond the Brayherd, the Beasts of Chaos allegiance's capacity to make Thunderscorn run and charge (via the artefact “Horn of the Tempest”), along with the Creatures of the Storm battle trait, results in Thunderscorn being one of the game’s faster heavy cavalry choices when used in this allegiance. The Warherd’s Bloodgorge battle trait is somewhat underappreciated, too. By the way, while earlier conventional wisdom seemed to recommend fielding Bullgors and Dragon Ogors in MSU, I think running units of six alongside their respective Hero option is the way to go. Bullgors benefit from having a Doombull nearby, not just for Slaughterer’s Call, but also for Inspiring Presence. Dragon Ogors are strong with the ability to re-roll ones when near a Dragon Ogor Shaggoth. Such seems applicable to all the possible allegiance options. Khorne Allegiance The biggest benefit to running a Brass Despoilers-heavy army out of the Blades of Khorne seems to be Khorne’s capacity to give units additional attacks. The Bloodsecrator (especially when buffed by the Gore Pilgrims battalion) and Wrathmongers make this possible. Both Bestigors and Warherd are the strongest recipients of this resource. Large units of Bestigors, if their charges maximize frontage, can produce a startling amount of -1 Rend attacks. When fully buffed, Tuskgor Chariots can also be surprisingly good in Khorne. Warherd probably gain the most, though, complementing their already high Rend and the battalion’s re-roll benefits. A solid unit of Bullgors in Khorne can put out a lot of damage. In range of both the Bloodsecrator and Wrathmongers, a fully-engaged unit of six with unit leader has 25 attacks at a stat line of 4+ re-roll 1s/3+/-2/3. A Ghorgon is particularly nasty in Khorne when fully buffed, with three potential Huge Slavering Maw attacks. Remember that the Wrathmongers’ buff helps the Cygor’s missile attack, too. Tzeentch Allegiance Warherd are going to come up several times in these discussions, because several Chaos God allegiances provide ways to address the Warherd’s weaknesses. Those weaknesses include few attacks, average accuracy, and no innate ability to run and charge. Khorne addressed the first by doubling, when fully buffed, a Bullgor’s attack output. Tzeentch addresses the accuracy issue. Destiny Dice can help ensure the Bullgors hit their targets. Even better, note that the new Tzeentch book explicitly states that Destiny Dice count as unmodified dice. This means that when used by Warherd to score 6s for their to Wound rolls, Destiny Dice activate Bloodgreed/Ravenous Bloodgreed. A Fatemaster’s innate command ability is arguably a better buff for Warherd than the Doombull’s. Also of note is the Hosts Duplicitous Change Coven: an armywide buff that prohibits enemies from retreating seems helpful in a Warherd-heavy army. Lastly, successful completion of agendas can result in different Warherd units that increase considerably in potency as a game progresses. Nurgle Allegiance Once more, Warherd benefit arguably the most in Nurgle, gaining increased maneuverability thanks to both the Great Unclean One’s “Doomsday Bell” and the Feculent Gnarlmaw’s run and charge buff. When combined with a maximized run, a Ghorgon can reliably move 17” on its first turn, making first turn charges a real possibility. This is without factoring in an additional 2” movement bonus from the Cycle of Corruption, and also without further speed buffs from endless spells. Effective management of the Cycle of Corruption is a key to getting the most out of a Pestilent Throng in a Nurgle allegiance army. Its wizards gain access to the “Foul Regenesis” spell, just like all Nurgle wizards in a Nurgle allegiance army. If cast successfully, pick the bonus needed at the moment, with an eye to the next turn, too. An armywide +1 to Wound is helpful, especially for those units like Bestigors and Warherd that are already at 3+ to Wound. Alternatively, if defense is needed, the capacity to neuter opposing forces’ exploding 6s might be more useful in some circumstances. Healing should not be ignored; remember, the Great Unclean One’s innate spell also heals Nurgle units, which include a Pestilent Throng’s multiple wound Warherd, Thunderscorn, and even the Brayherd’s Centigors. Centigors (and, to perhaps a lesser degree, Bestigors) in a Nurgle allegiance army have a particular combination available to them when buffed by a Rotbringer Sorcerer’s “Blades of Putrefaction” spell. These Brayherd units both have an innate capacity to gain +1 to Hit (Bestigors is dependent on opposing units). That bonus means that the additional mortal wounds made possible by “Blades of Putrefaction” trigger on 5+ to Hit rolls, rather just 6+. With the amount of attacks Centigors and Bestigors inflict, such results in a high likelihood of many mortal wounds prior to damage from the attacks themselves. The speed at which “Blades of Putrefaction”-buffed Centigors and/or Bestigors can move, combined with Warherd units’ own improved movement, results in a Pestilent Throng that can reliably charge a surprising amount of elite units on the first turn. Slaanesh Allegiance Thunderscorn gain arguably the most from Euphoric Killers, given innate amount of attacks available in a given space, with both Warherd and Bestigors also significantly benefiting from that armywide buff. A Dragon Ogor Shaggoth also has an innate healing option which, combined with its high wound count, can result in many Depravity Points becoming available over the course of a game. Additional benefits for a Depraved Drove in a Slaanesh allegiance army likely depend on the Host chosen at army creation. A Godseekers list amps up units’ already above average speed. A Pretenders list allows Gors to both re-roll 1s to Hit and have a melee 4+ save, making a 30 block unit of Gors a cost effective buy at 200 points each. Further, a Pretenders list can run a Doombull with both the “Hunter of Godbeasts” command trait and the “Sliverslash” artefact, resulting in a Hero that: (1) re-rolls charges against an opposing Hero Monster with an artefact (many armies have these), (2) attacks five times at 3+/3+/-2/4, re-rolling to Hit rolls, (3) inflicts additional mortal wounds on unmodified to Wound rolls of 6, and (4) rolls additional attacks from Bullgor Horns. An Invaders list might slightly edge out a Pretenders list as the most efficient option for a Depraved Drove. While its outright potential damage output might be somewhat less, the additional range for command ability like Inspiring Presence is very attractive for units with average Bravery. Also, the “Best of the Best” command trait complements the Depraved Drove benefit, especially for a Thunderscorn Hero. When fighting an opposing Hero that has an artefact, a Dragon Ogor Shaggoth general, armed with a Rune Blade or Dimensional Blade, will attack three times at 3+/3+/-3/3, re-rolling to Hit and to Wound, plus other melee attacks. That is a strong Hero killer. Closing Thoughts Beasts of Chaos is a fun range of units to play in and of themselves, before even considering which allegiance one finds most fun. At times, I have explored all five options; each has an appeal that might surprisingly compel my interest for a time before I move on to a different build. I recommend eventually trying them all, but for beginners, especially those without much experience with Beasts of Chaos units, I think starting with the Beasts of Chaos allegiance is the best bet. Learn the basics of what the Brayherd, Warherd, and Thunderscorn do well and what they do not do well. Get a sense for their capacity for speed relative to other armies, as well as how their respective innate buffs complement each unit. If there is an aspect to the Beasts of Chaos range that you discover you particularly enjoy (high Rend capability, high speed, etc.), then explore the Chaos God allegiance that most accentuates that facet. Have fun! I hope the above is helpful and look forward to the conversation. Happy wargaming!
  3. Hello. I Have a question about Gift of Change. If I make 5 Mortal Wounds to a unit with 1W Models, (Kairic, Stabbas...) How many Chaos Spawns can I put into play? I think I can only one. Thanks in advantage.
  4. Firstly - who's giddy with excitement? Secondly - how am I the first to think of creating this thread? I'm sure you know the drill by now. This is a convenient place to discuss all things Disciples of Tzeentch - particularly tactics, rules and hobby. Change-oriented puns will be encouraged but not mandatory*. *Subject to arbitrary revision at a moment's notice.
  5. So I think its about time we get one of these threads started for Newest army to AoS. I want to build a good all arounder with the main body, a battalion, being Disciples of Tzeentch. From what i have seen is so far Daemons have great battalions, solid battle line with pink horrors, and great heroes. Arcanites have freaking Tzaangors which are amazing in all their forms, ok battalions, and the heroes are pretty solid. So how about we work together and bring some Change to the mortal realms
  6. The Pale Librarian It had felt like months of jumping through hoops and doing endless tasks, solving riddles and puzzles throughout the vast structure, but finally Orestes had made it to the promised chamber inside the library. The door was old, worn, and seemed inexplicably... unrecognisable? No, it was more like the door was painted onto the wall, and when he had first seen it when he had apprenticed here, he had dismissed it on all other occasions. It laid relatively deep in the archives of the structure, within old, unsorted stacks of books, scrolls, and dust. He approached, his eyes locked on the unremarkable portal as if in fear that to look away, to let his attention stray, would be to once again walk past and forget it was there. After so long, he couldn't allow it. It had a simple metal handle, of a brassy metal. As his hand grasped it, he was surprised by how warm it felt, so very un-metal, as if it had instantly become an extension of himself. With a small nod, he turned it, and swung the door inwards. It made little noise as it whispered across. It made even less sound as it closed itself behind him. this chamber was the same old stonework and dust as the rest of the library and it's many small nooks. What was different was the air. It was warm, but so very dry. As if a great fire burned on every wall. But it was dark, and despite torches on multiple sconces it seemed as if only a long table in the center was lit. Orestes approached, apprehensive but so very alive. Finally the riddle was at the close! Knowledge had always driven him, and a personal burning desire to have it for himself. His satisfaction fled when he realised on the other end of the table from where he stood were two figures. Two very small figures. One stood on the table, and knelt to lift the other onto the surface. The one left behind flailed it's legs comically as the first pulled. They wore full robes, complete with hoods, of a rich orange fabric, that seemed to shimmer into purple when it moved. As the pair settled onto the tabletop, they froze, and turned to look at him. One's hood held total darkness, whilst the other's had a bright eye staring out at him from the center, with a bizarre pupil shaped like the number 8. They stared and he stared back. This continued for a little while. And then they giggled. "Lookie lookie! Bones! One of the scuttling, servile, serious servants of Sigmar!" The one with the eye began, turning from Orestes to his partner. "I dare say you're correct! Say, bogglingly bookish boy, would you like a song?" The other looked at him from beneath the hood. Even without eyes, he could feel the creatures gaze bore into him, through him, around him. He knew this was a test, part of the challenge, the mystery. He made sure to speak clearly. "A song would do me well, but I am done with words." He recited, trying not to make it seem like he was reading it out from the scroll in his head. The pair giggled again, and in unison, lowered their hoods. He wasn't quite prepared for what came next. The one with the eye had a head shaped like a crescent moon. The skin was pale, hairless, and seemed to crawl with veins under the surface that shifted like worms. There were no features but a mouth. On the tip of the moon was a bright brass bell, which tinkled as he wiggled the moon back and forth, side to side. Rolling around inside Orestes realised was the eyeball which had watched him earlier, staring out from within the confines of the bell. The creature named Bones had no eyes at all. No skin. It seemed to morph straight from skin to bone, a wretched human skull shrunk to childlike proportions. The teeth were a constant grin, a grimace of white. The being raised it's arms and out protruded two near skeletal hands, barely covered in a tight, dusty skin. The fingers were long, too long, and as his brain attempted to process this they began to rap, one after the other in a repetitive staccato upon the hollow skull of it's head. He tapped, whilst the other jingled and jangled, bouncing back and forth in it's robes as Bones bored through him from it's orbits. Orestes waited. He didn't feel like there was anything he could do. This insane, childish music filled the room, bouncing from the stone back to his ears and becoming as oppressive as the darkness he noticed when he had first entered. He knew without trying that he could not speak, could not move, could not stop watching the dancing of the one figure, and the statuesque stillness of the other, fingers tapping. The song continued. Orestes felt rigid, his muscles demanding he move, that he fidget in some way or another. But his brain controlled him, and it needed to know the answer. All the answers. That is what mattered, all that ever mattered. As he forced through this bizarre, comical, nightmarish situation, he felt another presence enter the room, enter his body, his mind. He hadn't noticed the darkness deepen, until only the table was lit by an unknown source. There was no way the torches could cast such a light. All at once, he felt the presence, saw the darkness, and heard the silence. The two had stopped, and from the dark he saw bespectacled eyes watching him, the light playing from the glass. "Very good boy. You did well, I have watched you, they have watched you. You are ready, I know this, I have seen it." The voice was a rasp, as if over pointed teeth. Stepping forward, the figure revealed itself as one of the senior archivists, a wizened, clean shaven man with a bald head and small glasses upon his nose. "You will join us, you will work with us, help us. We will bring a change to this world, through knowledge and the strength it brings." "Yes... I must know!" All at once Orestes felt the mental tension snap, his emotions pour forth. "You will." The old man answered calmly. Orestes smiled, or began to, but stopped suddenly as he saw, glowing in the semi-darkness of the Archivist's pale face, a third eye open horizontally. It blazed with a knowledge, a power, a hatred Orestes knew was within him but with such strength. All at once it was gone as the old man turned and stepped into the darkness. Bones turned with him and hopped from the table, and the last, that with the jingly-bell, waggled a finger at Orestes. It told him to follow. ---------------------- Hi all! Thought I should probably start a new modelling thread for this as a place to show off future non-destruction project. So kicking it off we ahve my first test model for my upcoming Disciples of Tzeentch. It wasn't something I was planning to use in a list but it's a fun model and much nicer in person than pictures, and also a steal off eBay. Meet the Pale Librarian, my magister: Very much wip, but the skin is finished. I am pretty pleased since it was about 3 hours total in GW today painting, and for me that is fast. The photos are in my very quickly whipped up lightbox with light failing and a phone camera, but the legs are noticeably different from the skin. I highlighted that with Slaanesh Grey and Slaanesh grey/Pallid Wych, whereas the other flesh is Rakarth/Pallid, then Pallid. The armour is a bit different from the usual Tzeentch scheme, and is Incubi Darkness, recess washed Drakenhof Nightshade, then highlighted where the light hits with Kabalite Green. I thin I will make a mix between the two to blend it in a bit smoother but so far I am happy with the effect. Still need to do the leg armour. I will blend up to Sybarite, which will mostly be thin lines along the plates to indicate light and give that metal reflective look. See @Changer's brilliant work for what I am attempting. I also want to make that NMM look on the sword but with metallics, so light and dark sections making it look shiny. You know, Eldar power sword-ey. I'll use the guide in White Dwarf a couple months back for what they did on the Visarch. The armour will get a dark bronze trim. All in all, very happy, and great fun. Really must say to everyone whenever you're in a rut, change it up! I needed a greenskin break! C&C welcome, enjoy the fluff, and @Mohojoe because you wanted to know when I posted Tzeentch.
  7. I originally posted this in the Chaos sub forum, but this should really be posted for everyone who may want it. I created a template that I've used for making Disciples of Tzeentch stat cards. Though you can make slight modifications and make these for any faction in AoS. I plan on getting my set printed up on large form playing cards through a company. If you have any questions please let me know. And if you make anything for an army, please share it and help the community out. Here is an example from my completed set. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0ehT5GfQE28d0VoNF9oZTMzOUU
  8. Working on some stat cards for these guys, Is there any interest in the template for this?
  9. Beside my Ironjawz army (which is my main focus) I want to build up a small force of DoT (mainly mortals). Just to have some variety from painting green skin and their armor. I thought about a list which is heavily focused on shooting (so the complete opposite of Ironjawz) and I guess it isnt a really friendly list. Without further ado here is the list I came up with: Allegiance: TzeentchLeadersTzaangor Shaman (120)- General- Trait: Boundless Mutation - Artefact: Aspect of Tzeentch - Lore of Fate: Treacherous Bond- Lore of Change: Fold RealityBattleline10 x Kairic Acolytes (140)10 x Kairic Acolytes (140)Units10 x Brimstone Horrors Of Tzeentch (40)3 x Tzaangor Skyfires (160)3 x Tzaangor Skyfires (160)3 x Tzaangor Enlightened on Disc (160)BattalionsWitchfyre Coven (60)Total: 980/2000 I am open for opinions on it.
  10. The List: This weekend just gone was the South Coast GT in Portsmouth in the UK and I was there with my Tzeentch Disciples (clearly the new powerhouse) so I thought I would give a quick rundown of how the army performed in the different games and what I thought of the list and the battalion. So first up I took 27 Skyfires and..... Actually I didn't do this! Instead I based my list around the Omniscient Oracles battalion, which for those that don't know is Kairos and three more Lords of Change. The battalion gives you reroll 1's for hits, wounds, saves, as well as charging and running. The Lords of Change will hence forth be known ad the Red One, the Yellow One, the Green One, and Kairos. Originally I picked the list as I was inspired by @Ben Johnson and the 5 Star Drakes that he took last year and I wanted to be the one with the cool monster mash build. However Ben one upped me by taking five blood thirsters this year Obviously this was the majority of the list, but it was rounded out with two 10's of marauders and 10 pink horrors which was the battlleline element, and then, because I had the points for it I was able to add in 6 sky fires and a tzangor shaman, just to add a little punch! Artefacts and Traits I used the 27" Dispell as the command trait on my general (the red one) and this was brilliant. I often find that being in range to dispel is tricky playing AoS as a lot of the spell casters tend to sit towards the back, allowing them to buff their army whilst being safely outside dispel range. With the extra 9" range as well as +1 its quite easy with the Lord of Change to shut down an average magic phase. For Artefacts I took a Phantasmal Weapon on the green one so that I had an extra attack with the sword. This gave me some real punch and when needed I used the destiny dice to ensure something got hit when I had to clear things out. As my second artefact I took the Well of Arcane Might to give all my spell casters re roll 1's when in range of the yellow ones. This was mostly useful for some of the buff spells when I didn't want to use destiny dice to ensure that the spell would go off. for example getting an Arcane bolt off I only needed a 2 (with the +1 ability) so having the re roll 1's just mitigates that annoying roll of three or four. Destiny Dice I used these a lot for ensuring spells went off. 3's and 4's were pretty much exclusively used for this. I tended to use 5's and 6's to ensure successful charges or armour saves when needed. as sometimes big rend or damage weapons (like Durthu) could really frustrate opponents if you save them on the destiny dice. Magical Output The magical output from the army is quite frankly bonkers! However you have to be in range as the magic is pretty short range and there is no chance of sitting a LoC on a bale wind vortex. I spent the majority of the games having to make a decision about what to do in terms of sitting back and seeing what will happen or running forward to get into range. The army allowed me to take all the Lore of Change spells if I wanted to, although I swapped one out for the Destiny Dice shield from the Lore of Fate. If i ran the army again I would definitely not bother with this as I don't think I used it to any great effect as generally by the time I was really needing a boosted armour save I had used the majority of the destiny dice for damaging my opponent. The Games Mike with the Blades of Khorne Mike had put together a BoK list from the models he had available and I think was enjoying the experience of testing the new rules. We only made it through three turns, but as he moved towards me he suffered the full wrath of Tzeentch's magical output. The game looked like it was going to ending tie however, until I managed to move a Lord of Change into position to break through on one flank. In the end I had to make a 5" charge to get onto the objective and kill the hero there. However I failed the charge, and my Kairos dice had been used up earlier. Luckily I had another Lord of Change 10" away, and through blind luck I rolled the 11 to get in which gave me the minor win. I had managed to get my objective as well though, which pushed me to the major win. Some of the things I learnt was that with good dice rolling the Lord of Change with the sword could be a real monster as he killed a unit of thirty blood letters in a single round by himself through magic and combat. Chris with the Pheonix Council Chris had borrowed Martin's Phoenix Legion army and worryingly for me it contained 3 units of 20 sword masters. We were playing the Silver Tower scenario which required units to be close to the silver tower. You could also put units into the tower so I knew I was going to struggle to win this. Chris ran forward to get into the tower early which meant I was able to put the full brunt of the magic, sky fire shooting and combat into a single sword master unit. Unsurprisingly I was able to smash through the unit and then move on to the next one. I was also able to focus enough magic onto the two dragons to bring them down as well. After three turns I had eliminated all of the Aaelf forces, but the Silver Tower decided to stay where it was for a turn meaning that despite the fact that I killed all of the opposing force I still lost on the scenario. I did manage to do my hidden agenda though which pulled the game from a major loss to a minor loss. Jon with Sylvaneth Jon is a fabulous hobbyists and he had a really stellar Gnarlroot Wargrove Sylvaneth army. As well as being a terrific painter Jon is a pretty stand out player, so this game came down to my superior mortal wound out put vs his better generalship. Jon pressed one flank hard and managed to make my general retreat off which gave him an early lead that looked like it was going to secure him the game, but as the game progressed I was able to push my army across to his objective, leaving models in woods as I went to stop him teleporting the tree lord ancient away from his objective. In turn four I was able to kill him off and secure the two points that pulled it back to a win to me. However Jon forgot about, or didn't see, some Kurnoth hunters that were behind a large piece of terrain and they could have had a big impact on the game, so although I got the win I don't feel like to was a true reflection of how the game could have gone. Hopefully we will get a chance for a rematch as I'm sure Jon feels like he could get a win against my force. Jay with Mixed Order Mr Hopkinson turned up with a mixed order gunline that was really four hellstorm rocket batteries, a hurricanum on a balewind vortex and 'stuff.' He also had some really well 'themed' line of sight blocking terrain that he could sit the rocket batteries behind as they don't need line of sight. All in all, I knew this was going to be a tough game. Fortunately Jay is a top dude to play, and we've known each other for quite a while so it was also going to be fun. In the end it turned into the best game of the weekend from a tactical perspective. The key error I made was not using a Destiny Dice to blast OxyOttll (or whatever he's called) turn one with Gateway (I rolled and failed to cast ), which allowed him to teleport round and score points all game. I tried a cunning plan by burning my agenda to run a lord of change across the board and charge, but Jay burnt his to stop me. This was the right choice as I think had I gotten into his rocket battery I would have been able to secure the win. As it was Jay outscored me, the game went 5 turns and I came away with my second minor loss of the weekend. Ian with Bonesplitterz Ian is a bit of a character - he is one of the Cheltenham Warchiefs and plays a pure Bonesplitterz army with all the different Rukks, and lots of supporting magic. I've never played the army before so I had no real idea about what pieces needed to be removed and Ian played the game very well. I think he was excited to play a monster army so that he could go Big Game Hunting. Ian pushed forward hard with the Boar Boys which I took off over a couple of turns, but this allowed Ian to bring up the harder hitting parts of his army and begin surgically removing my army. I pushed forward piecemeal which wasn't the right tactic I think, and eventually the Kunnin Ruk got involved along with some Big Stabbas and they were able to clean up my army. I didn't achieve my agenda and Ian managed his which gave him the comprehensive 30-0 win. Matt with Sylvaneth I've known Matt for a few years now, but never had the pleasure of playing him so it was great to get a game in at the end of the tournament. Matt had the pretty standard Gnarlroot wargrove so I felt quite confident in this scenario as I had 5 heroes to his 3 and mine are generally tougher in the match up because of the mortal wound output and the fact that the Sky Fires can out range the Kurnoth Hunters. Also the scenario played into the hands of my army as I could stand all five heroes in the box and outscore Matt, which forced him to come forwards. In the end I'm not sure I played very well. I lost two Lords of Change as well as the Tzangor Shaman to a cheeky 11" charge from some Tree Revenants. However Matt and I did a lot of fighting in the centre of the board with all our units, and the Kurnoth Hunters with Scythes made a real mess of my Green Lord of change (the combat one)! Once again the mortal wound output from the magic dispatched a Treelord Ancient, Kurnoths and Durthu which gave me a big 30-0 to finish and propel me to the heady heights of 46th overall.
  11. OK, I'm pretty clear on the fact that Bolt of Tzeentch as listed in both the Lore of Change, and the Lore of Fate are the same spells, and, as such, would only be able to be cast once per turn, even if you had two wizards (one mortal, one demon) that had said spell assigned to them. Now: the real question: The lore of change has a spell called Tzeentch's firestorm. The Herald on a chariot also has a spell named the same. BUT they are different spells. Same casting value, different results/damage. So, I'm gonna say that the rule of one doesn't apply here, right?
  12. Hi, Can destiny dice be used for generating number of mortal wounds from spells such as Bolt of Change?
  13. So we have all read the book 100 times now. What do you see as the big winners and losers. Ill start. WINNERS: 1. Horrors- They get to be apart of all the best formations and dirt cheap. Even 140 points for pinks is cheap because its a 10 wound wizard, 10 archers, battleline 2: Daemon Formations- All the formations with lots of horrors are really really good. 3: Tzaangors- These guys are just sweet in any form. even a min unit of 10 is still getting +1 attack for over 9 models and needs to suffer 4 wounds to lose it. Alot of other battleline units get bonuses every 10 models so 1 dies and you lose it. They can also do a ton of damage and dont need to rely on the formations but the one where they attack in the hero phase would be a great addition. 4: Gaunt Summoner- Maybe the best spell in the game on a 100 point wizard who can now bind himself with brimstone horrors and be really hard to kill Losers: 1, Other Daemons- Flamers and screamers and so expensive points wise and have no formation to help with how much they cost per model. I would try and squeeze in 3 flamers and if ignored can really make their points back. Changehost is an option to help these little guys. 2: Most Tzeentch Mortals Formations- any formation that you have to roll a 6 for something to happed just isnt good. You will be taking these fo rthe extra magic items I feel. 3: Acolytes: outside of formations and being required to take them I dont see these being better than 10 pink horrors for the same exact points. Bad bravery, bad armour, high points= bad time. 4: So many combat artifacts- The book has 24 magic items to use and most of them are for combat but the problem is your choices for who would carry them is not going to make em that much better in combat. For this reason i would maybe add Daemon Princes to the winners because he would be good with a lot of the different items. 5: That Demon Spell that does d3 mortal wounds +1 mortal wound for every 5+: This is just not as good as casting the d6 moral wound spell. ADD your winners and losers!
  14. Question: does Tzaangor skyfires Arrow of Destiny stop the attack sequence for that one shot of all shots from that unit? As people keep mentioning running them as a 6 man unit, which would seem odd if is a 1/6 ( more with boosts/champion) of All shots stopping and only turning into a single 1D3 mortal wounds.
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