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==Me==
07-04-2008, 18:01
Greetings-greetings, verminkin.

While building up ==My== horde, I started chatting with the Fantasy players and owner of ==My== FLGS. The 'Ard Boyz came up, which I declined entering due to a severe lack of experience in such games and a critical shortage of models.

Some wheedling later I walk out with a box of Night Runners, a Battalion, and a crazy dream of domination. Here's what I've come up with for the tourney using all available models (including the new stuff). I'm really cleaning out the closet on this one.

Lords/Heroes (1230)
Grey Seer-Screaming Bell, Tenebrous Cloak, Eye of the Horned Rat, Warpstone Charm, 2 Warpstone Tokens (535)
Warlord-Fellblade, Talisman of Protection, heavy armor, shield (199)
Plague Priest-plague censer, Liber Bubonicus, Warpstone Token (136)
Warlock Engineer-full kit (no pistol), Storm Daemon, Dispel Scroll (135)
Assassin-Bands of Power (130)
Chieftain-BSB, War Banner (95)

Core (1104)
Clanrats-30, standard bearer, musician, Warpfire Thrower (240)
Clanrats-30, standard bearer, musician, Ratling Gun (225)
Clanrats-30, standard bearer, musician, Ratling Gun (225)
Slaves-20 (40)
Slaves-20 (40)
Slaves-20 (40)
Giant Rats-2 packs (60)
Giant Rats-2 packs (60)
Night Runners-6, throwing stars (42)
Night Runners-6, throwing stars (42)
Night Runners-6 (30)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers-2 (20)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers-2 (20)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers-2 (20)

Special (686)
Plague Monks-29, 2 hand weapons, full command, Banner of Burning Hatred (282)
Rat Ogres-2 (100)
Rat Ogres-2 (100)
Gutter Runners-6, poisoned hand weapons, tunnelers (102)
Gutter Runners-6, poisoned hand weapons, tunnelers (102)

Rare (479)
Dogs of War Dwarfs-25, heavy armor, shields, great weapons (275)
Plague Censer Bearers-7 (119)
Dogs of War Cannon (85)

Total-3499
Models-293

The Slaves, Dwarfs, and Cannon come from the BfSP box, I'm converting the PWGs from plague monks, and everything else I'll be fixing up (putting together around 100 models).

So, am I totally screwed or will this list stand a chance?

==Me==
08-04-2008, 12:52
Nothing?:cries:

Well, I've been doing some tweaking and came up with this (hopefully) improved version.

Lords/Heroes (1229)
Grey Seer-Screaming Bell, Tenebrous Cloak, Eye of the Horned Rat, Warpstone Charm, 1 Warpstone Token (525)
Warlord-Fellblade, Talisman of Protection, heavy armor, shield (199)
Plague Priest-Languisher Sword, Bands of Power (120)
Warlock Engineer-full kit (no pistol), Storm Daemon, Dispel Scroll (135)
Chieftain-heavy armor, great weapon, Brass Orb (101)
Chieftain-BSB, heavy armor, Storm Banner (149)

Core (1116)
Clanrats-30, standard bearer, musician, Warpfire Thrower (240)
Clanrats-30, standard bearer, musician, Ratling Gun (225)
Clanrats-30, standard bearer, musician, Ratling Gun (225)
Slaves-20, musician (44)
Slaves-20, musician (44)
Slaves-20, musician (44)
Giant Rats-2 packs (60)
Giant Rats-2 packs (60)
Night Runners-6, throwing stars (42)
Night Runners-6, throwing stars (42)
Night Runners-6 (30)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers-2 (20)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers-2 (20)
Poisoned Wind Globadiers-2 (20)

Special (686)
Plague Monks-29, 2 hand weapons, full command, Banner of Burning Hatred (282)
Rat Ogres-4 (200)
Gutter Runners-6, poisoned hand weapons, tunnelers (102)
Gutter Runners-6, poisoned hand weapons, tunnelers (102)

Rare (468)
Dogs of War Dwarfs-24, heavy armor, shields, great weapons (264)
Plague Censer Bearers-7 (119)
Dogs of War Cannon (85)

Total-3499
Models-295

Now I've got some ideas with this list, which looks better?
-Drop Brass Orb Chieftain and a Warpstone Token for a kitted out Engineer with a Dispel Scroll.
It adds a good bit of magic, making it a little harder to render all magic useless, stays fairly cheap, but I miss out on the Brass Orb.

-Drop Brass Orb Chieftain and 4 Dwarfs for a fully kitted out Engineer with either the Brass Orb or Dispel Scroll+Death Globes. I can also ditch the great weapons or shields to upgrade the Grey Seer to the Twisted Crown and give the Cloak to the Engineer.

-Drop Brass Orb Chieftain and downgrade from Storm Banner to Umbranner and lose heavy armor on the BSB. Then I pick up the tricked out Engineer w/ 50 points of gear and give the Seer the Twisted Crown. That makes his unit more survivable and gives him regen on top of the ward, but I don't think it will be worth missing the Storm Banner's effect.

==My== favorite idea so far is swapping the Brass Orb Chieftain and some things for an Engineer with the Brass Orb. It adds some magic muscle (pun not intended) and lets ==Me== keep using the Orb in case I run across a juicy unit of Iron Breakers, Slann, or Stanks.

I realize this isn't going to be the most points-effective, number crunched list out there, but I'm really just working with what I've got. And I really don't have much experience in big games, so any help anybody can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Anukex
13-04-2008, 10:19
hmmm what about making 21 slaves? It means 6 would have to die to run rather than 5. also don't give the gray seer the crown take the Warpstone Amulet for 1/2 the cost. remember regen is now a 4+ ward.