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by Vulcan
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Dark Elves vs Bretonnians 1500 pts (Warhammer Renaissance ruleset)
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Dark Elves vs Bretonnians 1500 pts (Warhammer Renaissance ruleset)

Just noticed. Bretonnian armies traditionally REQUIRE a Paladin BSB. No mention of one on his list. Part of the Renaissance changes, I presume? I'd like to see these rules. It sounds like Bretonnia got a much-needed buff - and perhaps a bit more - while Dark Elves got heavily nerfed down from their ...
by Vulcan
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Dark Elves vs Bretonnians 1500 pts (Warhammer Renaissance ruleset)
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Dark Elves vs Bretonnians 1500 pts (Warhammer Renaissance ruleset)

First off, what I'm about to say is all predicated on WFB: 6 (for the Brets) and 7-8 (for the DE). I have no idea how the changes in your house rules affect this. What's the point level of the game? DE seem fairly low point while Brets seem pretty high. Next. Shades and Dark Riders will smash Bret a...
by Vulcan
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Tactics for positioning units
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Tactics for positioning units

Okay, 'step up ' does give the executioners a chance in big enough units. Realistically, you're not going to get the charge in against a competent Bret player. Just isn't going to happen. People who play Bretonnians are generally either complete newbs (and those are very rare now that Bretnnia is ou...
by Vulcan
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Tactics for positioning units
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Tactics for positioning units

So if the executioners get the charge, they strike before initiative then? Then that should work. A decent DE anvil should hold a single bretonnian charge just fine, especially if some joker issues them rubber lances again. The fun part will be if he brings several lances and does a combo charge on ...
by Vulcan
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Tactics for positioning units
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Tactics for positioning units

Depends. Do charging units still get to strike first like they did in early editions, or are they strictly in initiative order like 8th? This makes a big difference as to how you want to handle Knights.
by Vulcan
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE

In many ways, gunlines are beaten in the 'setting terrain' phase. If you suspect that your opponent is shooting-heavy, you put LOS-blocking terrain in the middle of the board within charge range of both deployment zones. That way you can advance into the terrain without getting shot at, they get one...
by Vulcan
Mon May 31, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE

It's a good price for them, even better if they're the old minis. The new ones are rather ugly, in my opinion. Black Guard and Executioners do different jobs. Black Guard are good at holding against a bigger unit; Executioners butcher high toughness and heavily armored targets. Against High Elves, B...
by Vulcan
Sat May 29, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE

I did a lot of conversion work in my DE, so my Warlocks were reasonably cheap. WE Glade riders for horses, legs, and torsos; corsair arms with the mail trimmed off and one weapon removed; corsair heads without the helmets. All bits acquired from e-bay lots. Paint in suitably dark Druchii colors and ...
by Vulcan
Fri May 28, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: New player and super noob druchii general! But i hate HE

Take two units of warlocks. They're cheap. Elven archery is legend, but that legend is generally overblown in WFB. Thus, our do-gooder cousins rarely take very many of them. Repeater crossbows, on the other hand, will devastate high elf infantry formations. A largish (20+) unit of Darkshards will ra...
by Vulcan
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Dreadlord head
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Dreadlord head

Yeah, pretty sure that's it.
by Vulcan
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: Original metal manticore (6th edition army book) base size?
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Original metal manticore (6th edition army book) base si

Another option for winged models is just to bring the wings up to try and match the height of the new models, and allow your opponent to draw LOS to the monster that way.
by Vulcan
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: Original metal manticore (6th edition army book) base size?
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Original metal manticore (6th edition army book) base si

For a long time large monsters were on the 50x50 'large monster' base. Then size creep did it's thing and some models would no longer fit, so base sizes crept up with it; 50x100 all the way up to 100x150. If I'm running an older monster that's a lot smaller than the latest model, I'll often put a ba...
by Vulcan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: New DE armybook RULES analysis
Replies: 98
Views: 68126

Re: New DE armybook RULES analysis

Quick Question: In 6th 7th 8th editions it says you can use “something” once per: battle, game. Is the game considered a battle? Are those terms interchangeable? Or does a battle mean once per battle with a unit, and it can be used in other battles against other units? Without having a specific exa...
by Vulcan
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Pinning the Manticore Beastmaster
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Pinning the Manticore Beastmaster

It's really only good for filling small gaps. Even then, it can take several applications to fill even a fairly small area.

It's not actually any sort of putty. It's more of a really thick paint than anything else, except you can sand or file it to a smooth finish.
by Vulcan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Pinning the Manticore Beastmaster
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Pinning the Manticore Beastmaster

Green stuff hides a multitude of sins.
by Vulcan
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Pinning the Manticore Beastmaster
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Pinning the Manticore Beastmaster

It can be done; it just takes a sufficiently small pin and drill bit.
by Vulcan
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: Warhammer the Old World
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Warhammer the Old World

There's a WFB community left after AoS?
by Vulcan
Thu May 30, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: 6th Edition; Highborn on Black Dragon?
Replies: 7
Views: 5443

Re: 6th Edition; Highborn on Black Dragon?

The way to look at playing DE in 6E is that you're really going to earn your victories, and losing really isn't a big deal because the book really is that bad.
by Vulcan
Fri May 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: 8th: Hydra or Kharibdyss vs Treeman?
Replies: 10
Views: 5701

Re: 8th: Hydra or Kharibdyss vs Treeman?

Assuming the woodies don't decimate the unit before it gets to the treeman it could work. In this case a cheap hydra might make a great fire-magnet.
by Vulcan
Thu May 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: 8th: Hydra or Kharibdyss vs Treeman?
Replies: 10
Views: 5701

Re: 8th: Hydra or Kharibdyss vs Treeman?

Unfortunately, I have no further experienced advice to offer. I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere, and haven't had a chance to play WFB since before the WE book dropped. All I can do now is TheoryHammer. If you can get the Flame Banner on a big Darkshard unit, they should make short work of the treem...
by Vulcan
Wed May 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Druchii and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Discussion
Topic: 8th: Hydra or Kharibdyss vs Treeman?
Replies: 10
Views: 5701

Re: 8th: Hydra or Kharibdyss vs Treeman?

1v1 is informative, but not the whole battle either. Remember, if the rest of his army can kill your hydra/k-beast before it gets to engage the treeman, it doesn't matter whether it can kill the treeman or not as it's already dead.
by Vulcan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Advice for 6th Ed.?
Replies: 8
Views: 6128

Re: Advice for 6th Ed.?

That's pretty pricey for a sacrifical unit, don't you think? Besides, that takes shades away from one of their other big roles, warmachine hunting. One of the best uses for witches I've found is to use them in minimum-size units in the chaff/chaff hunting/screening role in front of bigger units. Sin...
by Vulcan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Druchii Tactics & Army Discussion
Topic: Advice for 6th Ed.?
Replies: 8
Views: 6128

Re: Advice for 6th Ed.?

Cover units. Run something cheap in front of them to soak missile fire.
by Vulcan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Bjuchens Druchii 8th Army (2018) plog
Replies: 17
Views: 9723

Re: Bjuchens Druchii 8th Army (2018) plog

Off to a good start there. Looks really nice.
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Painting and Modelling
Topic: Slaaneshi Daemon Concept
Replies: 8
Views: 6845

Re: Slaaneshi Daemon Concept

Very nice, very nice indeed.