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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-13, 05:45 AM
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If you ignore costs and everything, the best Heavy Cavalry are Blood Knights for Vampire Counts. Followed by Skullcrushers of Khorne, followed by Bloodcrushers of Khorne. Then possibly Chaos Knights, Grail Knights, Cold One Cavalry (both DE and Lizardmen).

Lizardmen Cold One Cavalry have a very nice 2+ (+ = Armour Save, ++ = Ward) save, S4, T4, A2, WS4. But the ones above are amazing.

If you go on Monster riders... Difficult. Carnosaurs are up there, Dragons, Stonehorn, Necrosphinx.... So on.

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I cant remember where I saw the statistics but there has been a math hammer done on all the monsterious cav. I belive the results came out that Skullcrushers would always come out on top against other monst. cav with the one exception of Mournfang getting the charge on them. I know thats a very bubbled conparison but Mournfang and Skullcrushers are the two heavy units I look for solutions for fast.

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I do love me some Chaos Knights. They've never let me down before.

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Thing with most heavy cavalry is they are very vulnerably to magic, especially lore of metal and shooting

Chaos and VC both have cheap ways to reduce this threat by using hounds and wolves. Ogres don't really have that. In that way they are more vulnerable on the way in. VCs have the added advantage that you can resurrect them. Though you can do something similar with other armies, eg using Kairos, for deamons. VCs have resurrection spells everywhere, this can ensure that they hit you at full strength every time unless you hammer them into nothing in one turn
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The Humble Bretonnian Knight of the Realm certainly isn't the best heavy cavalry out there, but don't discount him entirely.

Against any attack other than STR4 the Lady's Blessing with a 2+ save is better than a 1+ save, and the Lance formation means Brets are the only cavalry bringing real rank bonus to the fight.

We're also the only army with heavy cavalry that's also fast cavalry that's also flying cavalry all rolled into one.

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Thing with most heavy cavalry is they are very vulnerably to magic, especially lore of metal and shooting

Chaos and VC both have cheap ways to reduce this threat by using hounds and wolves. Ogres don't really have that. In that way they are more vulnerable on the way in. VCs have the added advantage that you can resurrect them. Though you can do something similar with other armies, eg using Kairos, for deamons. VCs have resurrection spells everywhere, this can ensure that they hit you at full strength every time unless you hammer them into nothing in one turn
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Thing with most heavy cavalry is they are very vulnerably to magic, especially lore of metal and shooting

Chaos and VC both have cheap ways to reduce this threat by using hounds and wolves. Ogres don't really have that. In that way they are more vulnerable on the way in. VCs have the added advantage that you can resurrect them. Though you can do something similar with other armies, eg using Kairos, for deamons. VCs have resurrection spells everywhere, this can ensure that they hit you at full strength every time unless you hammer them into nothing in one turn
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