View Full Version : dual hydras and cauldrons

29-01-2009, 05:12
Recently thought about using 2 hydras and 2 cauldrons to get some units that just can pill on the hits. Wonder if anyone has tried it and if not what you think of it.

29-01-2009, 06:37
If you read the "What is wrong with Darkelves" thread. http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178263. You will know that such a list is not going to get you friends. Dark Elves are competitive enough, why resort to buying 2 expensive(money wise) hydras? One is enough.

29-01-2009, 06:59
Two hydras are effective, whether two cauldrons would be worth it, I couldn't say.

29-01-2009, 07:07
2 hydras, fine

2 couldrons, would never do it unless i was playing 3000pts or more

both, 3000pts or ore tbh

you dont need to hydras 1 works fine, but 2 are great

29-01-2009, 07:21
Just don't forget your black dragon and manticore rider now!

Cambion Daystar
29-01-2009, 08:20
Just don't forget your black dragon and manticore rider now!

That was my idea for an armylist:
Black dragon, manticore, 2 hydras, and dark riders to fill core. Fill up with other beasties in list.
But well, expensive in and it will not help in getting friends...

29-01-2009, 16:17
So is a single cauldron worth it?

29-01-2009, 16:26
Yes I think so, if played well. Being able to shuffle around KB or an extra attack has been a major advantage in the few games I've played with the cauldron. I can even see the logic of have 2 in a list that runs alot of wyches + DR's.

Hatred + alot of attacks + KB works.

Dragon Prince of Caledor
29-01-2009, 19:22
How is two hydras and two cauldrons something wrong? Thats killable for most armies.. Although i cant say that my average list would be able to deal with them easily. However One star dragon to rule them all!!
even then battle banner dragon princes would make short work of them . No? But it is kinda cheesy to take two all the time i suppose

30-01-2009, 04:55
To counter that I say assassin with venom blade.

30-01-2009, 17:18
oooh thats mean, + cauldron could murder that little star dragon.

30-01-2009, 17:35
To counter that I say assassin with venom blade.

Taking into account this assasin would only have a maximum of 4 attacks( buffed with the Cauldron) he would do an average of 0.59 wounds. I don't remember the exact rules for the Sword, but if it works after saves that would fall to 0,295. So, you would need more than 3 turns to make the dragon take the toughness test. Then , it would only die 59 % of the times.

Not the best trick in my book.

*If the test is taken after saves, it would be a dead dragon 34% each turn. Not bad, but not reliable enough.

30-01-2009, 18:59
Its a trick. And he has friends don't forget

Lord Dan
30-01-2009, 19:29
The test is taken after saves.

31-01-2009, 11:24
The test is taken after saves.

Then it's not a good idea. You could have a lucky shot with it, but nothing worth 75 points.

01-02-2009, 12:56
venom blade is generally poor

you are better off with manbane and either RoK or Rending stars.

oh and 1 CoB is amazing, it can make any unit deadly.