View Full Version : Big Blocks of Black Ark Corsairs

04-10-2008, 23:28
as the title says is having 2 large blocks of black ark corsairs a bad idea? i always hear how much better spearmen are compared to them but the models i find are ugly. I wanna play with lots of corsairs but dont want to lose all games, i like having nice fun close games.

The Adept
05-10-2008, 07:18
They're more expensive than the spears, meaning you're paying more points for the rank bonus (45pts more for the three ranks!). I think corsairs are best used in many small units, for either close range fire support, and/or for flanking where their slaver special rule comes into effect.

I've seen spearmen converted from corsairs, and they looked quite nice. That way, you get the nice models and the efficient points cost.

05-10-2008, 13:44
Well, they are like any DE infantry except BG in that they can't take a charge, and with only s3 attacks they can't really count on doing a lot of damage to anything but low armour rank and file. But other than that, they are reasonably cheap and have that funky capture rule.

Just make sure you include a fair bit of anti armour stuff in your list and you should be ok. Personally, I would keep the corsair units small and numerous rather than large. Even full sized units of them will go down to a cav charge 9 times out of 10.

05-10-2008, 19:55
thanks for the advice. i am gonna go ahead with my plan and might attempt to convert over the corsairs into spearmen if it is pretty easy to do.

Dark Apostle197
05-10-2008, 20:11
Layne in Spayne did these:


05-10-2008, 21:07
those are very excellent thank you dark apostle, not much green stuff used so that should be a worthy conversion starting point.