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    Custom Warhammer Chess Set

    Great idea! I think for empire, it will look better if the Empire chess pieces are obvious comparisons of the corresponding undead chess pieces. What I mean is: King: Vlad - Wilhelm III Queen: Isabella - ??? Bishop: Necromancer - Battle Wizard Knight: Black Knight - Reiksguard (or white...
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    First impressions of the Undead Legion

    @HERO, There is nothing over the top that I can see, but I do love the options it gives. The major problem I see with it involves combining rares. 2x Terror + a casket at 2500 pts is a little bent (actually, it fits at 2400 as well). That's a whole lot of no armor save ranged attacks! Also...
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    Black Knights vs. Blood Knights

    Bloods are 90 pts more than the coach if you start assuming they have a 4+ ward (need 10 for banner, 75 for blood keep). Thats a whole lot of extra pts. Also note, in your comparison (assuming the bloods have 5W and 15 S7 attacks), you are talking about taking 5 blood knights with banner of...
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    Black Knights vs. Blood Knights

    A major problem with blood knights (other than their pts value and slow raising) is the frenzy. Sure, frenzy gives +1 A, but it also means that against any good player, they either do nothing or die. Good players who know how to bait and redirect frenzied units will never have to fight them...
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    Great chaff, but where's the hammer?

    2W for a 50 pt blood knight would be appropriate. They are not even close to being points-comparable to other rare cavalry models in the game with only 1W. At 2W, they would only be SLIGHTLY underpowered. As they are, they are the worst pointed rare cavalry in the game. To explain what I'm...
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    WHFB - 9th Edition

    Well, I think the change would have 2 overall effects on the game. 1) It would discourage 6 dicing a spell. 6 dicing a spell for IF removes tactics from the game by preventing your opponent from dispelling. The goal isn't to necessarily make nuke spells impossible to cast, but rather to punish...
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    WHFB - 9th Edition

    About magic, I am actually in favor of the nuke spells, and this is coming from a person who never uses nuke spells himself. I like that it makes it dangerous to take deathstars, which IMO lead to an unfun game. Allowing ward saves vs nukes will NOT solve the deatstar problem, it will only make...
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    Are Dire Wolves worth it?

    Simply, yes they are very worth it. You can take them in units of 5, keeping them cheap to act as redirectors, which is critical for our army. (Redirectors are placed in front of enemy units to prevent them from charging you, and if you angle them properly you make it so your opponent either...
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    Skeleton and zombie Cloth... what color?!?

    Thanks for the replies. Yeah, that was the main idea. I want to make the colors on the shields very desaturated though. The focus of the models I don't want to be on the colors of their shields, but rather the bright blue eyes and banner (the banner of the unit WILL match my army to tie it...
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    Skeleton and zombie Cloth... what color?!?

    Okay, we are going to have a "Gatti over-thinking things" moment really fast... It really bothered me when started painting my skeletons, ghouls, and zombies in my main army colors. Sure, it looks cool and it ties the army together... but... I just don't see a vampire going around and...
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    2000pts quasi themed Blood Dragons

    Wow, sometimes I'm an idiot. I assumed your lord was on a mount! I should have read more carefully! With that in mind now that he is NOT on a mount, army looks good! Skellies with wraiths in front is a solid strategy. With the blender and wraiths in the front, you should be doing a ton of...
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    Borgnine's Log: Forge World BSB + BB Star Players conversions

    RE: Borgnine's Log: Finished Zombie Ogres WOW! I am blown away! I have been thinking of how I want to do my Zombie Ogres... and that is far beyond anything I had been thinking. Do you mind if I steal some ideas??
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    2000pts quasi themed Blood Dragons

    Hey hey! Welcome to the Blood Dragon ranks!! Two comments about the list. Overall, the list looks good, however at 2k pts you really can't build a great blood knight unit. Many people argue you can NEVER build a good blood knight block, but I digress. I have taken blood knights at 2500, where I...
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    Blood knights build

    I have gotten blood knights to work, but it takes a dedicated build to get it to function. 4 Blood Knights just take fire and die (even s3 shots can drop 4 of them, as they are only T4 with 2+ armor and 1W), not saying its not usable just that if you only want to take 4 to act as a monster...
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    Tactical Discussion: Since our core suck...

    The problem is with our characters being so expensive, it's hard to not run at least a mini death star. I had an opponent complain about my 900 point black knight unit saying it was a Death Star, only for me to point out that 500+ of the points in the unit came from my lord. Basically, I...
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    3,000pt List for GT, No Grand Army

    On a hellsteed, your vampire lord has the unit type "cavalry" (anything mounted on a warbeast is cavalry, and hellsteeds are warbeasts). Consequently, if he is in a unit of cavalry he would get a 2+ lookout sir roll if hit by a template. Your character cannot join etheral units, though...
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    Reign of Chaos

    @ Tawg, I wouldn't say all the new stuff is universally good to sell models. Look at the Slaughterbrute or that other one in the WoC book. New kit, complete trash! Likewise, the ogre monsters aren't bad but comparatively are not as good as some of the other choices (ironblasters typically...
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    Dealing with Banner of the World Dragon Deathstar

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but the ASL special rule does not stack per the FAQ. As they already have the ASL rule, extra instances of ASL does nothing. It was only in the last book because their ASF discounted ASL that bat swarm ASL caused them to lose re rolls. Now, without that special rule...
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    Dealing with Banner of the World Dragon Deathstar

    In the words of the people over on Ulthuan "SWEET TEARS OF NERDRAGE!" Everyone take a breath, it isn't that bad. I also love how people seem to overlook how good phoenixes are in light of the "banner of the (end of the) world dragon". Sure, phoenixes have weaknesses, but for their points they...
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    Which Books Are Needed Most?

    ^ In all fairness, this could be colored by the fact that most of my games vs skaven have been using high elves, which is a pretty terrible match up for HE (T3 no armor across the board--WLCs even at S2 can drop 10 models, and who cares if monks are S3 vs that?). Plus, as you say the trinkets...
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