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mortiferum
12-08-2010, 14:23
Just for fun.

I like Breath Weapon attacks. Just wondering which army is able to field the most legal "Breath Weapons" within 2000points?

satchy
12-08-2010, 15:01
DE? im not sure on points cost, but lord on black dragon wit hdragons eggs = 2 right there and the hyrda is another

BigbyWolf
12-08-2010, 15:04
Dwarfs? Flame Cannons and Gyrocopters.

I would have said WoC in previous edition due to Double Dragon attack, gift and Throgg.

Zaszz
12-08-2010, 15:04
I think hydras are 175 so in a 2k game you could have 2 almost 3. Giving you 4 breath attacks in a 2k game, 5 in a 2250 game.

GodlessM
12-08-2010, 15:25
Depends on whether you count all tear-drop templates as breath weapons. If so then Skaven all the way. They could take nearly a whole army of minimum sized Clanrats with Warpfire Throwers. It would be crap, but it answers your question :)

Kevlar
12-08-2010, 15:42
Depends on whether you count all tear-drop templates as breath weapons. If so then Skaven all the way. They could take nearly a whole army of minimum sized Clanrats with Warpfire Throwers. It would be crap, but it answers your question :)

Not to mention 5 plague priests with pestilent breath.

mortiferum
12-08-2010, 15:53
Depends on whether you count all tear-drop templates as breath weapons. If so then Skaven all the way. They could take nearly a whole army of minimum sized Clanrats with Warpfire Throwers. It would be crap, but it answers your question :)

Nope - must follow the 'Breath Weapon' rules page 67. Can be used either in shooting phase or in close combat, 1 use only.

I was looking at Chaos Daemons - Nurgle herald, Stream of Bile - 125points so in 2k I could get 5 herald with 5 breath attacks

Can any other army beat 5?

I believe someone mentioned Dwarves, are these true 'Breath Weapons' or do they just use the tear shaped template?

Sandals
12-08-2010, 16:04
if it's just the template, lizards can dish out 6 with salamanders :)

it it's actual breath weapons, i think 5 from your nurgle heralds is about the best you can do. i doubt anyone would be able to beat that.

snowywlf
12-08-2010, 17:23
Dont forget Beastmen. Bray-Scream in Lore of the Wild is an honest and true Breath Weapon. Castable once a magic phase of course.

Odominus
12-08-2010, 19:52
Summoned dragon has breath weapon

w3rm
12-08-2010, 20:45
Heralds of nurgle and a Great unclean one or a Daemon prince with MoN can get 6 in a 2000 which ties with the lizardmen.

marakaelis
12-08-2010, 21:04
Warriors of Chaos are up there too:

Every Chaos hero / lord can get a 25? point gift that gives him/her a (one use only, which isnt an issue here) breath attack.

Brady
12-08-2010, 21:14
Gifts of the gods cant be duplicated.

Dead Man Walking
12-08-2010, 21:16
if it's just the template, lizards can dish out 6 with salamanders :)

it it's actual breath weapons, i think 5 from your nurgle heralds is about the best you can do. i doubt anyone would be able to beat that.

Since Salamanders are not true breath weapons and can fire more than once during a game you could essentially say that they have 36 breath weapons.

marakaelis
12-08-2010, 21:27
Gifts of the gods cant be duplicated.

Ow, I read right past that I think. Thanx for the tip.

Kevlar
12-08-2010, 21:38
Warriors of Chaos are up there too:

Every Chaos hero / lord can get a 25? point gift that gives him/her a (one use only, which isnt an issue here) breath attack.

A combi-flamer?

theunwantedbeing
12-08-2010, 22:28
A combi-flamer?

Prettymuch!

Dark elves can get 4 at 2k, Dragon + black dragon egg + 2 hydras.

Daemons can get 4 as well Daemon prince of nurgle/Great Unclean one with breath weapon gift + 3 nurgle heralds with breath weapon gifts.
Stream of corruption can be added to that as well for a 5th breath attack.

It's not that many really.
Chaos used to be able to get more as they had spawn that could breathe fire which were nice and cheap and 2-for-1 rare slots, as well as the double breath weapon chaos dragon.

Skaven can do upto 5 with Plaguepriests and a Grey Seer/Vermin lord at 2k though.
So Skaven seem to win at 6 actual breath weapons.

Not breath weapons and just flame templates, well they win again because they have warpfire throwers to go with dirt cheap core units.
Seems to be the max as they can do that every turn, not just once per game.

Bloody Nunchucks
12-08-2010, 22:36
I think Lizardmen win this contest with maybe DE in second, i could be wrong though

thesheriff
13-08-2010, 23:05
Skaven can do spam plague priests with pestilent breath, a grey seer with pestilent breath, and (although not breath wesapons) and loads of warp-fire throwers. So, loads of templates if you want.

Orcboy_Phil
13-08-2010, 23:15
I was looking at Chaos Daemons - Nurgle herald, Stream of Bile - 125points so in 2k I could get 5 herald with 5 breath attacks

Can any other army beat 5?

I believe someone mentioned Dwarves, are these true 'Breath Weapons' or do they just use the tear shaped template?

Unless I'm much mistaken you can only 4 heralds at 125pts each to fit into your 500pt hero allocation.

thesheriff
16-08-2010, 10:04
Unless I'm much mistaken you can only 4 heralds at 125pts each to fit into your 500pt hero allocation.

Your right, but a Great unclean one with the same gift would take it up to 5. Skaven can get 7

2 grey seers with pestilent breath spell, 5 plague priests with petilent breath (havent got the book to hand, but i think the points make it right)

eyescrossed
16-08-2010, 10:08
But Pestilent Breath isn't a Breath Weapon...

Dumbledore
16-08-2010, 16:51
Lizardmen - salamanders can flame every round (even after marching too, I think). That means 6 flame templates a turn if you take two sets of 3.

UberBeast
16-08-2010, 17:01
Kind of lame that breath weapons are one shot anyway. Crappy 8th edition quick fixes.

w3rm
16-08-2010, 17:04
But Salamanders and Pestelint Breath arent breath weapons.

Stream of Corruption is.