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Beld
09-04-2009, 13:31
Just out of curiosity, I'm not a WHFB player.
A lizardmen army featuring massive use of stegadonts, few heroes (like 2?) and almost nothing else can play or it's completely useless?

a squig
09-04-2009, 13:48
yeah there are alot of lists around that use 7+ steagdons or a list i like using 6 steagdons and 1 carnosuar and bare minium of skinks

Guardian_A
09-04-2009, 13:55
Just out of curiosity, I'm not a WHFB player.
A lizardmen army featuring massive use of stegadonts, few heroes (like 2?) and almost nothing else can play or it's completely useless?

Your point limit is going to have a lot of bearing on that. After all Stegs are EXPENSIVE! Its dificult to use more than 3 effectively in 2000pts or 4 at 2250pts. I've used the following 5 Steg/2500pt army with quite a bit of success, but it requires me to thin out almost all of my other units to the point of useless. Playing this against a fast/maneuverable army would not be pretty for the LM player. At least thats been my experience with them.

Slann Mage-Priest (In my unit of Tomb Guard, staying behind main formation)

Skink Priest / Cloak of Feathers (Mostly for running down fleeing units & Channeling for Slann)
Skink Priest / Ancient Steg w/EotG
Skink Chief on Steg w/War-Spear

11 Skinks / 1 Krox (Protecting Left Flank)
11 Skinks / 1 Krox (Protecting Right Flank)
10 Skinks / 1 Krox (Targets of Oppertunity/Meat Shield for EotG & War-Spear)

3 Tarradon Riders (Goes where needed)
13 Temple Guard (Slann Body Guards)
Stegadon
Stegadon

Ancient Stegadon

2497pts total

a squig
09-04-2009, 14:08
2 EOTG stegs
1 acient steg +warspear
1 carnosaur
30 ranked skinks(hold table quaters)
2x4 cold ones full command

2000

nosferatu1001
09-04-2009, 15:08
cold ones are 5 minimum

N810
09-04-2009, 15:14
keep in mind that is at least a $280 for those 7 stegs. :(
(At $40 a piece)

a squig
09-04-2009, 15:40
Ah opps, my bad forgot that

Guardian_A
09-04-2009, 21:17
keep in mind that is at least a $280 for those 7 stegs. :(
(At $40 a piece)

I can find Stegs for about $30 each on ebay some of the time. But thats still a decent chunk of cash.

a squig
09-04-2009, 22:10
i found a place on ebay that does 3 for 50 great.

bob_the_small
09-04-2009, 22:55
Just take 8 stegs and 3 minimum core of skinks

Gaargod
09-04-2009, 23:12
Can't physically fit 8 stegs into 2k. Max is 7, and that's with a bare naked skink priest.

MouseKnight
09-08-2009, 21:09
I could buy Lizardmen as second army but stegs are not good in my opinion.

vinny t
09-08-2009, 21:13
It kinda is, you would need to use skinks though but you could take 6 stegs.

Unuhexium
09-08-2009, 22:17
I could buy Lizardmen as second army but stegs are not good in my opinion.

Now you got me curious. Would you mind elaborating this opinion? There's plenty with ways to deal with them, but I wouldn't say they're not good.

TheDean04
10-08-2009, 01:01
I think they are great. They are very hard to get rid of unless you focus in on them with extreme hard hitting stuff. I have only ever played vs. 2 so I would imagine 4 or more would be a bit tricky.

dwarfhold13
10-08-2009, 01:56
stegadons, maybe easy for some armies, but certainly not most.. good luck beating it with combat res, stubborn with rolling 3 dice isn't too easy to beat.. my list right now that i'm painting up has 3 in it, one engine and 2 special stegadons.. also just picked up a bits collection for building a mazdamundi.. don't know how good he is in game play, but who knows.. it may be good
Jon

dingareth
10-08-2009, 02:56
I'm currently running 4 EotGs, Mazimundi, and another Slann for Ard Boyz practice right now. It's absolutely disgusting. 4 Burning Alignments and 1-2 Drain Life (Using Lore of Death) is great once you get stuck into combat. Also, the Impact hits are great. I've played Vamps and Empire with it now, and I've got to say it is very effective.

dwarfhold13
10-08-2009, 03:40
well yeah.. of course 4 engines work.. careful though, a lot of people in these parts think 2 engines is too much..
personally, i like being a little more balanced and 4 engines is very expensive

Cypher, the Emperor
10-08-2009, 07:02
this list would suck, but here is an awesome dino 2k list:
Mazdamundi (Slaan on a dino)
2x EoTG priests
2x 15 saurus
1x Stegadon

Gaargod
10-08-2009, 11:50
Saurus Oldblood with Light Armour, Enchanted Shield, Blade of Realities. Rides a Carnosaur = 455

Skink Priest with level 2 upgrade and the Plaque of Tepok. Rides an Ancient Stegadon = 405

Skink Priest with level 2 upgrade and a Dispel Scroll. Rides an Ancient Stegadon = 415

Skink Chief with BSB, Stegadon Warspear. Rides an Ancient Stegadon = 405

10 Skink Skirmishers = 70
10 Skink Skirmishers = 70
10 Skink Skirmishers = 70

Stegadon = 235
4 Terradons = 120

Total = 2245


A mere 5 monsters, but 2 of them are rather hard hitting. Having 4 redirecting units doesn't hurt either.

Tokamak
10-08-2009, 12:18
keep in mind that is at least a $280 for those 7 stegs. :(
(At $40 a piece)

Stegadons are quite cheap in points/price.

Vermin-thing
10-08-2009, 12:31
keep in mind that is at least a $280 for those 7 stegs. :(
(At $40 a piece)

Thats ware online stores like maelstrom games comes in. :D

forgottenlor
11-08-2009, 09:07
It depends on what you would call dinosaurs.

Do you just mean Stegadons and the Carnosaur?

Or would you include terradons, razadons, cold ones, and salamanders?

If you include the "smaller" dinosaurs as well you could make a very effective army. You'll still need 2 boxes of skinks to cover your core choices though (or one box at less than 2000 points)