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Minigiant
04-11-2013, 15:07
Hello everyone

Im planning on returning to WFB upon my return to the UK in a few months and having been a long time 40k player dabbkling in WFB once when i was much younger i think it will be a good change of pace and a rather enjoyable experience. For my return i decided on Warriors of Chaos because i am able to convert a theme into the army without affecting army composition; Win Win in my opinion (Will get to the theme in a bit).
Having done my research (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?383875-Returning-with-WoC) i discovered they are a high tier army; even better then.

Considering the meta i will be going into is one of a top tier competitive environment of winning comes first. The lists seen a generally ones that if piloted correctly and a few good dice rolls can win most tournaments. I cant tell you what races i will be facing because a) Ive been in Canada for a while now b)Haven't played fantasy for longer than that.

Theme -
A Maritime Lovecraftian style Warriors of Chaos army with Nautical features some examples of conversion ideas:

Throgg –
Using Orcs and Goblins River Trolls, but instead of a giant club, he’s holding a huge anchor with a tentacle arm plus some extra tentacles coming out of his back, some fish webbing inbetween is arms and chest and This head (https://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/deepwars/dagathonan-salvager.html)

Trolls – Orcs and Goblins River Trolls

Warriors of Chaos + Heroes – Warriors of Chaos + Maxmini Biohazard diver helmet (http://maxmini.eu/conversion-bits/head-swaps/biohazard-heads-bits) (2nd from the left)

Forsaken – Forsaken + Victoria miniatures cthood-alien-heads (http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/product/cthood-alien-heads) + only fishy mutations

Marauders – Empire Flagellant + Victoria miniatures cthood-alien-heads (http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/product/cthood-alien-heads)

Warhounds – Evil squid or crabs

Gorebeast Chariot – Squid Howdah
For the chariots I would think a chariot base being pulled by agiant squid (http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStor...sku-down/88485).Kinda like a Howdah on a squid head.

Chimera – Toad Dragon + Vampire Counts Zombie Dragon Wings

Dragon Ogre Shaggoth – (Kraken Ogre Shaggoth)

Skullcrushers - Chaos Warriors "Knights" (See above) riding Forgeworld Plague toads (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer/NURGLE-PLAGUE-TOADS.html)



Fluff -
The gaze of the Plague Lord over Innsmouth

The narrator is a student on a sightseeing tour of Ferlangen who learns of the existence of a coastal town a day’s rides North West of Ferlangen called Innsmouth. Following a strange epidemic and rioting in the last century fell into such decay and depopulation that it is not shown on maps. Although he is cautioned that Innsmouth is avoided because of "race prejudice" against the townspeople and those visitors sometimes disappear or go insane, he decides to go there anyways. He finds the inhabitants have a repulsive appearance and the whole town reeks of corruption, most houses are boarded up and apparently derelict.

Interested in folklore, the narrator locates an elderly local drunk known for his tall tales, and is told of how seafaring inhabitants of Innsmouth generations before voyaged across the Sea of Claws where they found a cult that practiced human sacrifice to placate immortal undersea creatures. A pact with the creatures was made and they were brought to Innsmouth to dwell on an offshore reef and be worshiped, in exchange the undersea creatures provided gold. The townsfolk revolted against the human sacrifices, but they were defeated by a nocturnal invasion by the creatures, those of the inhabitants not killed agreed to join the cult and keep its secrets. They were also forced to intermarry with the creatures; the children resulting from these marriages appear human, but become undersea creatures in later life.

The young man takes the old drunk's story as totally fantastic, but finds he must stay overnight, which he earlier had been warned against. He flees from the hotel during an attempt on his life, and finds himself pursued by strangely inhuman looking shapes, with reinforcements swarming ashore to aid in hunting him down. Leaving the town he finally sees them clearly in the moonlight, and confronted with the reality that they are a hybrid race, half-human and half an unknown creature that resembles a cross between a fish and a frog, the narrator blacks out.


Anyway the army

Tactical plan is simple: Oblique Order (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phalange_oblique.gif)

The Army List:

LORD - Demon Prince: 500pts
Lvl 4 Death, Wings, Chaos Armour, Scaled skin, Sword of Striking, Charmed shield, Dragonbane Gem, Soul Feeder, Mark of Nurgle

HERO - The Troll King Throgg: 195 pts

CORE - 5 Hounds: 30 pts
CORE - 5 Hounds: 30 pts
CORE - 5 Hounds: 30 pts

CORE - 6 Chaos Trolls: 228 pts
- Additional Hand Weapon
CORE - 6 Chaos Trolls: 228pts
- Additional Hand Weapon

CORE - Chariot: 125 pts
Mark of Nurgle

SPECIAL - Gorebeast Chariot: 140 pts
Mark of Nurgle

SPECIAL - Chimera: 275 pts
Regenerating Flesh, Fiery Breath

RARE - Dragon Ogre Shaggoth: 220 pts
- Additional Hand Weapon


Total is 2000pts exactly. The only limitation is that i must be able to come up with how to make a unit look Lovecraftian for it to be in the army

Overall what do you think?

mypantsarefree3
05-11-2013, 00:14
It could definitely work, but you'll have to think about the failed stupidity tests for the trolls. Without a BSB, your army is slightly unreliable. LD8 w/Throgg isn't great. You can't count on your general's LD as he should be flying out ahead to engage targets.


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Minigiant
05-11-2013, 01:11
It could definitely work, but you'll have to think about the failed stupidity tests for the trolls. Without a BSB, your army is slightly unreliable. LD8 w/Throgg isn't great. You can't count on your general's LD as he should be flying out ahead to engage targets.



New to fantasy, charging out in front? whats the advantage of this?

mypantsarefree3
06-11-2013, 01:52
You'll want your Prince in combat as quickly as you can to minimize his lack of defense against artillery. With his 20 inch fly march and flier charge range, it's not uncommon for him to outdistance your main line.

A method around this is to hide him behind monstrous infantry for a turn or two, letting them catch cannonballs. This wastes the Prince's flying ability offset by his babbysitting the stupid Trolls.


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