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Forum: Specialist Games   08-14-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,694
Posted By Jolly Puggles
If your main opponent is going to be Orcs, then...

If your main opponent is going to be Orcs, then Stormvermin are a complete waste of time. You'll be out-Blocked on every front and the horrendously overpriced Stormvermin won't be of significant...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-29-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,607
Posted By Jolly Puggles
About the only thing that even remotely interests...

About the only thing that even remotely interests me about SoM is the reintroduction of the Fimir. They were one of my favourite races back in the day. The rest of it; bigger monsters, better wizards...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-29-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Jolly Puggles
An Issue with Army Composition

Ever since I started playing Warhammer (many many moons ago) I've had a problem with the way the rules allow armies to be built, the current 8th edition rules being no exception.

Does it bother...
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   06-01-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,761
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Hmmm...let's see now... I'm kinda scrawny...

Hmmm...let's see now...

I'm kinda scrawny but tougher and stronger than my build would suggest. I probably believe I'm more intelligent than I am yet I did 5 A-levels and attended university, so I...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-19-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I'm going to be controversial and say that a Grey...

I'm going to be controversial and say that a Grey Seer at 2000pts is a vulnerable point-sink. For about the same number of points, you can field four Lvl.1 Warlock Engineers, which both protects your...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   04-19-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,718
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Armies (Skaven or otherwise) almost always gain...

Armies (Skaven or otherwise) almost always gain something for being "fluffy" to my mind. The only reason to sacrifice "fluff" for efficacy is if you're going to a tournament in which the only goal is...
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   04-19-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,534
Posted By Jolly Puggles
The Horned Rat has been described as a few things...

The Horned Rat has been described as a few things over the years. I believe the first time he's mentioned is as one of the Lesser Chaos Gods back in the days when there was a whole pantheon of gods...
Forum: General Warhammer   01-26-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
  Zoats
Views: 2,460
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I cried when the Fimir were dropped. Despite...

I cried when the Fimir were dropped. Despite being R-rated in their reproductive mannerisms (which, frankly, is just a drop in the ocean of the general slaughter and naughtiness that goes on in the...
Forum: General Warhammer   01-26-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
  Zoats
Views: 2,460
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Zoats in Fantasy were a race unto themselves much...

Zoats in Fantasy were a race unto themselves much like the similarly forgotten Fimir (and as such did not have an "army" or different "units" of their own, but were usually incorporated into other...
Forum: Skaven Army Lists   01-17-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jolly Puggles
With the exception of the duplicate Warp-Energy...

With the exception of the duplicate Warp-Energy Condenser, it looks tasty to me...switch one out for a Warpmusket or a couple of Warplock Pistols or something (giving your Engineers something to do...
Forum: Skaven Army Lists   01-17-11, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jolly Puggles
First off, you can't have that many Warp...

First off, you can't have that many Warp Lightning Cannons in such a small army; you're limited to 2 Rare choices of the same type at 2000pts, so three of them will have to go.

Secondly, if you...
Forum: General Warhammer   01-17-11, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I've very little experience with Ogre Kingdoms,...

I've very little experience with Ogre Kingdoms, but I've been playing Skaven for a long time, so I know my own weaknesses!

You need to be able to put out a lot of attacks more than you need to be...
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   01-17-11, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,912
Posted By Jolly Puggles
You've got the whole Skaven section wrong...every...

You've got the whole Skaven section wrong...every race should be under the "Skaven would use" heading! They're not averse to fighting on the same side as anyone, so long as it furthers their own...
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   01-10-11, 01:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,795
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I can imagine a Chaos Warrior that perhaps...

I can imagine a Chaos Warrior that perhaps regrets his devotion to the chaos powers...especially if he suffers from one or more of the more debilitating or obviously displayed chaos powers/mutations....
Forum: Warhammer Fluff   09-13-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,017
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I used to like the idea of a deep purple colour...

I used to like the idea of a deep purple colour (highlighted with lighter purple)for warpstone, but lately I've been thinking of painting it with a sickly yellow highlight up from a deep...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   08-12-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,826
Posted By Jolly Puggles
True enough, though due to their 20mm bases, it's...

True enough, though due to their 20mm bases, it's not uncommon to squeeze in an extra model fighting when you're up against cavalry or 'brute' infantry (like Orcs and Beastmen) that use 25mm bases.
...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   08-11-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,826
Posted By Jolly Puggles
One thing I will mention (and forgive me if I...

One thing I will mention (and forgive me if I make any mistakes here...I'm still shaky on the new rules), is that Giant Rat packs should be numbering closer to 50 attacks output than 15...for a...
Forum: Specialist Games   07-15-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By Jolly Puggles
As far as Skaven teams go, it's a fairly common...

As far as Skaven teams go, it's a fairly common initial set-up.

However, unless you plan on playing a heavy blocking game (for skaven, at least), I would heartily recommend that you ditch at least...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-21-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By Jolly Puggles
True enough, but High Elves still get an extra...

True enough, but High Elves still get an extra rank on anyone else, so if you really want to emphasis that aspect...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-20-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Well for models, you can't go far wrong with...

Well for models, you can't go far wrong with these:

http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/greek-hoplites-phalanx-3317-p.asp

As far as rules are concerned, were you looking to use a currently published...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-20-10, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,039
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Grand! Many thanks.

Grand! Many thanks.
Forum: General Warhammer   06-20-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
  My Army
Views: 498
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Currently? Skaven, Dark Elves and Daemons are...

Currently? Skaven, Dark Elves and Daemons are (now) probably the three most powerful armies, from what I hear. As to the most popular, or most common, I would probably say Chaos, Dark Elves and...
Forum: Specialist Games   06-19-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Spears cheap? They're the same price as Swords...

Spears cheap? They're the same price as Swords which, whilst not horrendously expensive, is still mid-to-high for melee weapons. I'll agree on the going first bit though...very handy (they can't kill...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-19-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
  My Army
Views: 498
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Empire are an amazingly versatile army. Between...

Empire are an amazingly versatile army. Between their cheap and cheerful, but frighteningly effective, Swordsmen, their Core choice Knights and decent ranged capacity (Crossbows + Artillery makes for...
Forum: General Warhammer   06-19-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,039
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Empire Free Company

Can anyone tell (or show, preferably) me what, exactly, you get on the Empire Free Company sprue(s)? Or, for that matter, the Handgunner/Crossbowmen sprue(s)?

One of the more frustrating...
Forum: Specialist Games   06-19-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I'm not an experienced Mordheim player, but I'm a...

I'm not an experienced Mordheim player, but I'm a fair judge of stats...I'm just starting out a Reiklander warband my self and I'm going for the following:

Captain w. Sword, Buckler and Crossbow
...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-10-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,329
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I've just got to agree with this...ork teknolojy...

I've just got to agree with this...ork teknolojy is only really limited by the imagination of the mekaniak building whatever it is he's dreamed up (though admittedly, orks are not exactly well-known...
Forum: General Warhammer   04-21-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,341
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I've always had a soft spot for Skyre...for me,...

I've always had a soft spot for Skyre...for me, Skaven have always been about very powerful doohickies that have a depressing tendency to backfire, made up for the fact the life is, indeed, cheap...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-01-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,053
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Nurgle - Lord of Entropy, not Disease?

It's always struck me as somewhat odd that anyone would voluntarily worship Nurgle. I mean, why would anyone in any sort of right mind want to subject themselves to the plagues and such common to...
Forum: Specialist Games   02-04-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,803
Posted By Jolly Puggles
O.k. here's my opinion on your choices... ...

O.k. here's my opinion on your choices...



You're wasting space and money here...either go for a CC-weapon and pistol and get in close OR take a rifle and stay at a distance. Mixing and...
Forum: Specialist Games   01-16-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Beg to differ, but IIRC it's only most Escher men...

Beg to differ, but IIRC it's only most Escher men that are all weak and shrivelled...I see no reason why an Escher gang couldn't have the 1-in-a-million House Escher male that has risen above the...
Forum: Specialist Games   01-11-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Strictly speaking, what models you use is...

Strictly speaking, what models you use is entirely up to you as long as it's WYSIWYG with regards to equipment...in my Escher gang, for example, my Leader is a conversion of a Callidus Assassin....
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-20-09, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Duneverse vs. Imperium? It's a draw. ...

Duneverse vs. Imperium?

It's a draw.

The staple issue weapon of the Imperial Guard? Laser Rifle.

Standard issue kit for 90% of Duneverse armies? Personal Shield.

Laser weaponry +...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-19-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,581
Posted By Jolly Puggles
To suggest that any chapter of the Space Marines...

To suggest that any chapter of the Space Marines are "good" is just laughable. Orks are more "good" than Space Marines if only because they don't really kill on purpose; they're just in it for a bit...
Forum: General Warhammer   12-19-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I've long wanted that Giant Spider model (and the...

I've long wanted that Giant Spider model (and the scorpion)! If it were me, though, I wouldn't build the bell on top of it...I think it would look too precarious, especially with a Grey Seer trying...
Forum: General 40k   12-19-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,760
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Col.Schafer : I like your break down, but you...

Col.Schafer : I like your break down, but you make one fatal flaw...Dark Eldar are, at the end of the day, Eldar...and thus are poncy gits that prance around in armoured leotards. That negates any...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   12-12-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Jolly Puggles
What would this be...?

I'm putting together a display army of Slaaneshi Chaos Space Marines with this guy (http://www.heresyminiatures.com/hm009.htm), with some significant remodelling in the arms and weapons department,...
Forum: Specialist Games   12-11-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Err...no. I'm not sure where you got that idea...

Err...no. I'm not sure where you got that idea from! Undead are an amazingly versatile team at the cost of having some very specialised players. Mummies are incredibly strong (ST:5!), but can't...
Forum: Specialist Games   12-11-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Jolly Puggles
If you want to play a very aggressive game, then...

If you want to play a very aggressive game, then Chaos, Dwarves, Undead or Orcs are probably your best bet. They're all about smashing your opponent into a bloody pulp before prying the ball from...
Forum: General 40k   11-11-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I've been a Skaven fan right back from when they...

I've been a Skaven fan right back from when they were first introduced in 1st ed. Warhammer. I've followed pretty much every entry in a rule book, army list, white dwarf article and "specialist" game...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   11-10-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,624
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Like any big tough unit, I would combat dual...

Like any big tough unit, I would combat dual hydras using a subtle blend of skavenslave corpses (and/or Rat Bases), Warpfire, Warp Lightning and The Grand Battery; my 2 units of 8 Jezzail Teams.
...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   11-09-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By Jolly Puggles
The problem with small units of slaves is that...

The problem with small units of slaves is that they're vulnerable. Hit them with missile fire and magic and they'll have to start making panic tests. If you can get them to run before they lure...
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-09-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jolly Puggles
I can only assume that people assume that the...

I can only assume that people assume that the "hive mind" is an overmind because of the presence of synapse creatures (Hive Tyrants, Tyranid Warriors, etc.). Now, you and I know that this isn't the...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   11-09-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By Jolly Puggles
Hmm...low pointage game. My first reaction to...

Hmm...low pointage game. My first reaction to seeing that he had 2 units of slaves was to think he's made the first cardinal mistake of playing skaven. As a Skaven player, you lump as many slaves...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-08-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By Jolly Puggles
True enough...like I say, I've not thought...

True enough...like I say, I've not thought extensively about the ideas I've posted. I tend to type and think at the same time, so it's not unusual for me to contradict myself, even, in a lot of my...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   11-08-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By Jolly Puggles
If you could give me a more detailed break-down...

If you could give me a more detailed break-down of what he fields, I could give you more specific advice, but this'll do for now...

The skaven weakness is moral. If you can get some of them to...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-08-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By Jolly Puggles
One of the advantages of doing it my way is that...

One of the advantages of doing it my way is that you can play the game not just to win, but for a purpose. Maybe you want to take out the High Elven mage or break the back of the Brettonian...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-08-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By Jolly Puggles
The problem with this is that winning armies will...

The problem with this is that winning armies will eventually become unbeatable. Losing armies would get steadily worse whilst winning armies stay good and would thus have an increasing advantage over...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-08-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By Jolly Puggles
If you wanted to keep my above suggestion...

If you wanted to keep my above suggestion simpler, then do away with the wounded concept and just have 1/3 of all casualties as dead and the rest returned to the unit to fight in the next battle.
...
Forum: General Warhammer   11-08-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By Jolly Puggles
OK, first off, I'm going to come down hard on yor...

OK, first off, I'm going to come down hard on yor idea about units at 1/3 strength being removed. It's simply not fair. If someone has an unlucky battle, then their entire army could be eliminated...
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