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by Olderplayer
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Pegasus Dreadlord
Replies: 23
Views: 6212

Re: Pegasus Dreadlord

CoT + Ogre Blade + Luckstone (one time re-roll of 1+ AS). I really want S6 to wound something and cut through armour more reliably, like when charging an Ironblaster. I am counting on the re-roll to hit and D3 wounds and KB on the charge to do in my target and the 3++ to waste a lot of energy and ti...
by Olderplayer
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: 2500 - "Pegwitch" No Comp Tourney list (all comers)
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: 2500 - "Pegwitch" No Comp Tourney list (all comers)

One note Ring of Hotek MR3 does not protect the lvl 4 against wounds from miscasts. (FAQ for the BRB discusses this.) Also, the witches attack a non-Khainite character at the end of your turn if you roll a 1-3 on a D6 and cause D6 S3 hits on the lvl 4 if in that unit. There is always a risk that a l...
by Olderplayer
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: 2200 turny list
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: 2200 turny list

This is for Rock Wars I assume. I went a very different route because of the premium on fortitude in controlling table quarters, What I struggle with is lvl 4 and dreadllord v. Beastmaster on Manit. If you go with the BM, I think with the amount of dwarfs and wood elf armies you will see that the cl...
by Olderplayer
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Need help on list, comp bonsuses for certain units, hero SC
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Need help on list, comp bonsuses for certain units, hero SC

Suggestions are welcome. I'm consider take DE to a 2200 point, closed list, GT event (Rock Wars GT) that has an odd comp system where you gain bonus battle/comp points for taking certain models/units in character, core, special, and rare slots deemed less powerful. Meta likely includes Wood Elves an...
by Olderplayer
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: At 2200, need to take special character hero or BM, advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

At 2200, need to take special character hero or BM, advice?

Suggestions are welcome. I'm consider take DE to a 2200 point, closed list, GT event (Rock Wars GT) that has an odd comp system where you gain bonus battle points for taking certain models/units in character, core, special, and rare slots deemed less powerful. Meta likely includes Wood Elves and Dwa...
by Olderplayer
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: 2500 vs Skaven. Which Lore to take?
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: 2500 vs Skaven. Which Lore to take?

Dark magic kills skaven. With a mounted lvl 4, you can get just in range and out of charge arcs and cast away. Skaven relies on leadership bubbles and ranked up large units. That makes it ideal for dark magic where black horror can roll through multiple blocks of units (forcing panic tests that will...
by Olderplayer
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Is lore of darkness any good? I would contend not...
Replies: 66
Views: 23268

Re: Is lore of darkness any good? I would contend not...

Rather than complaining about each spell, why not objectively evaluate it. I have and continue to have reservations about the lore but you can't evaluate it without looking at the +1 to cast and lore attribute (which is actually under-rated when you throw 3 or mroe dice at something). POD: Agreed. i...
by Olderplayer
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Lv 4 with book of ashu
Replies: 34
Views: 4531

Re: Lv 4 with book of ashu

I have considered running Book of Ashur on my lvl 4 with a one-time 4+ ward or a 5+ ward and then Ring of Hotek on my BSB in a mounted mobile bunker unit. The points cost of this item, combined with the limit on magic points limiting the ward save, is such that is is probably just barely worth worth...
by Olderplayer
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Surviving the wood elf slaughter
Replies: 28
Views: 4271

Re: Surviving the wood elf slaughter

The sniper rule has been threshed out on the Asrai forums. The use of the singular in the sniper rule does not deny the ability to multishot. Lizardmen special character has multishot and sniper and that is allowed. It is pretty well understand (in English) that taking Bow of Loren on a waystalker a...
by Olderplayer
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Shades in the meta
Replies: 20
Views: 3916

Re: Shades in the meta

With all the vanguard and scouts out there in the current game and with a fast cav army (Warllocks and dark riders), I believe a small unit of shades becomes necessary to fence off and limit the space for the opposing player to place scouts and vanguard units in the deployment phase. I often go chea...
by Olderplayer
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Another try to be competitive with Woodys around
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Another try to be competitive with Woodys around

OK. Which comp system are you using in Germany, or is in tournament specific? If ETC, ETC really limits the number of waystalkers, waywatchers and enchanted arrows a WE army can take and some of the extreme avoidance builds. If ETC, the peg lord and peg master seem to be in vogue (as noted by the ET...
by Olderplayer
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: Another try to be competitive with Woodys around
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Another try to be competitive with Woodys around

Not sure why the fixation on WE, as opposed to an all-comers list. Some ideas having played WE. 1. You really do not need light council against them. Light council is really for dealing with armies with high T and especially ward saves (banishment). The banishment spell is good against Daemons and D...
by Olderplayer
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: 2500 Tournament List-Fast and shooty
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: 2500 Tournament List-Fast and shooty

Thanks. Much appreciated. I've thought about dropping two RBts but it leaves me too vulnerable to the DP and high AS armies. Putting flaming on one RXB unit is useful and I had not considered. I'm curious about the comment on dark magic. My default lore has been shadow (which I played mostly in the ...
by Olderplayer
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Druchii Army Lists
Topic: 2500 Tournament List-Fast and shooty
Replies: 3
Views: 778

2500 Tournament List-Fast and shooty

I had not played DE since August last year. Our region plays with no comp, but soft scores matter a lot (some people grade hard on whether army is "fun" and painting). I submitted at the last minute and then played a list similar to the below in late June at a GT and went 3-2 (but two majo...
by Olderplayer
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Dark Magic and Ring of Hotek Probilities
Replies: 0
Views: 1720

Dark Magic and Ring of Hotek Probilities

I searched forums but did not find these. Below are calculated probabillities based on number of dice thrown for Miscasts, Miscasts within range of Ring of Hotek, and Doubles (including triples) and Triples odds fro Dark Magic Lore Attribute Result 2-Dice 3-Dice 4-Dice 5-Dice 6-Dice Double 6's 2.78%...
by Olderplayer
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Corsairs v.s. Witches, who to take?
Replies: 19
Views: 4568

Re: Corsairs v.s. Witches, who to take?

In my group I have three wood elf players. So a corsair unit lasts longer. But I am seriously looking at 10 rhb corsairs as a screen for some of my other more fragile units. This is where I am at. Execs take a lot of damage from shooting, as do witches; so a screen of corsairs really pays off. I've...
by Olderplayer
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Dealing with the Demon Prince
Replies: 29
Views: 4547

Re: Dealing with the Demon Prince

T5 means that it is not that hard to wound if one can get the hits with shooting and combat and get to S4 or -1T (soulblight of warlocks) and somehow get through armour. I've really had to put 4 RBTs in my lists just to deal with the Warriors of Chaos and other 1+ AS units in our meta game (of cours...
by Olderplayer
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Ethical Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

Re: Ethical Question

In a tournament environment, sports should be part of the scoring. It is still a game; so letting your opponent misplay a rule and then waiting until later to call it is totally wrong. You owe it to your opponent to point it out in a timely manner. Even in tournaments, with so many rules to remember...
by Olderplayer
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Bironas timewarp on executioners?
Replies: 24
Views: 1329

Re: Bironas timewarp on executioners?

BTW, page 66 has been FAQed to say that unless otherwise stated special rules are not cumulative. Therefore, you can only get ASF once and ASL once and they cancel each other out such that the unit strikes in initiative order. FAQ 1.8 to page 66, "Add “However,unless otherwise stated, a model g...
by Olderplayer
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Witch Elves: are they a trap, okay, or our best core by far?
Replies: 57
Views: 2926

Re: Witch Elves: are they a trap, okay, or our best core by

Dalamar. I obviously fully understood that you have to take either AHW or RHB on corsairs. If you did not have to take them then they would cost the same as spear and shield warriors and sword and board warriors, correct? So, the point I was making was the you might pay the extra cost for corsairs j...
by Olderplayer
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: New DE armybook RULES analysis
Replies: 98
Views: 68115

Re: New DE armybook RULES analysis

Interesting, I see your point on the crew doing the shooting with the RBT, kind of a technicality really. I don't really care, I just think that the murderous prowess rule itself makes clear the mounts do not get it and it is limited to close combat so I would simply argue it is ambigoous and sloppy...
by Olderplayer
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Witch Elves: are they a trap, okay, or our best core by far?
Replies: 57
Views: 2926

Re: Witch Elves: are they a trap, okay, or our best core by

I really like corsairs and dark riders for base core units if I do not run a cauldron. Raising the point costs of warriors really puts them out of favor relative to corsairs and witches and the extra AS and lower cost of dark riders is huge in terms of value and use. RXBs are still worth taking for ...
by Olderplayer
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: New DE armybook RULES analysis
Replies: 98
Views: 68115

Re: New DE armybook RULES analysis

ON the RBT, it is my understanding and the RAI that only the crew (not the RBT) get ASF, hatred (HE), and murderous prowess, not the war machine. The unit has a split profile and the profile for the RBT does not include MP. This is very clear on page 94 of the army book where the special rules for t...
by Olderplayer
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Dark Riders and RXB
Replies: 33
Views: 7699

Re: Dark Riders and RXB

There were so many uses for dark elves in the old book with RXBs. As an old chess player, these guys were like using bishops with their free reforms and march and shoot abilities. 1. Classic bait and flee on a rubber band. -Drove opposing players crazy. Would march up in range and shoot them in the ...
by Olderplayer
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Warlocks and lore attributes
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Warlocks and lore attributes

Except that the death lore attribute generates dice with direct damage but not hexes. They certianly get the doombolt attribute (2D6 S1 AP hits won't do much most of the time but is better than nothing).