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Hi all
I was just reading some posts when i came on a post containing the word royal hydra. As i can't find such a beast in my DE armybook :( i would like to ask anyone to plz explain what a royal hydra is, or give me a link to where it is explained. Tnx in advance
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Thu Oct 17, 2002 3:58 pm
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It's an Annual 2002 addition to our army list along with Veteran War Hydra and Spellthirster Hydra... all rules are in Annual 2002 and some WD I can't remember number of...


Thu Oct 17, 2002 4:05 pm
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The rules are in the annual 2002

the royal hydra has +1 As, has a S2 breath weapon that ignores armour saves and has splashback(any unsaved wound it suffers in close combat causes a s2 hit on the attacker with no armour save allowed.
When it reaches 3 wounds it becomes subject to the rules for stupidity


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Thu Oct 17, 2002 4:38 pm
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The rules are also in WD260.

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Fri Oct 18, 2002 1:16 am
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Something that forgot to get mentioned is that all all cost more points (from +20 to +35pts) and the fact that you can only have one special hydra in your army regradless of size. though if your playing 8000+pts i think your oppenent might let you have more

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Fri Oct 18, 2002 6:27 am
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It used to be S3 but they (GW) thought it was too strong. Waaaa!!! :)

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Fri Oct 18, 2002 8:48 am
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Yeah, S3 would really be ok! This would make the breath attack at least worthwhile! It's hard enough to use it, anyways!

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Fri Oct 18, 2002 6:06 pm
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In wd and the anual :twisted:


Fri Oct 18, 2002 7:29 pm
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well actually i prefer the spellthirster more then either of the other "speciallized" Hydras. i found that the randomness of the veteran can make a sound battle plan fall aprt and i personally cant justify the 35+ point cost for the royal..but that is just me..




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I have yet to finish assembling my Hydra and am a little unsure as the their cost effectiveness.

I would imagine if you were spending that much on a monster a few points more to make it effective would not matter.

The Spellthirster looks good if fighting HE's. Other wise I would have chosen a veterna Hydra. Of the options (from memory) 3 were good, 1 ok, 1 not worth it and the last allows you to choose so a reasonable chance of an effective option. You still have the original Hydra.

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Sat Oct 19, 2002 2:07 am
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I think the normal one in the armybook is the best one. The special hydras have to great liabilities. THe royal goes stupid after 3 wounds, the spellthirster has a weaker profile and the veteran is to random


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Sat Oct 19, 2002 9:55 am
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Yep, the basic War Hydra looks quite ok.

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For some reason, I like the veteran - but my veiws may change when I get to play it...
The ohter two special hydras I don't really like the look of.

So, if the veteran dosn't work out for me - i'll probally go for the basic.

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Ok tnx all i'll look for the annual 2002.
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Sat Oct 19, 2002 4:04 pm
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