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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-13, 12:40 PM
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Agreed. Unit champions are not worthwhile for the extra attack (or +1BS) but they allow you extra options when you have characters in the unit. Musicians are also something you need to think about whether you need or not: on a shooty unit they're worth it for swift reform to shoot at awkward targets but other then that I only really take them on tough units that don't do much damage (ie units that are likely to draw a lot).

On a big tarpit unit like skellies the musician is almost useless: you'll normally get beaten by a lot so musicians won't come into it... and if you do happen to draw a combat losing by 1 because you have no musician is insignificant.

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On a big tarpit unit like skellies the musician is almost useless: you'll normally get beaten by a lot so musicians won't come into it... and if you do happen to draw a combat losing by 1 because you have no musician is insignificant.
They could be handy if you think you'll be making and swift reforms which you cannot do unless you have a muso. Though, how often do skelies do swift reforms?

Also, on champions and using them to protect other characters - remember that champions are the first models brought back when raising. So you can theoretically get the enemy char stuck in a challenge every round while your blender character hacks away at the other troopers.


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Every 'other' round... you can't raise the champ back in the enemy turn
But yes, I had actually forgotten about that and had been speaking more generally about command. For champs in an undead army its certainly a nice little boost, but I don't think it would make them an auto-choice if I ran an undead army.

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Yeah I think I would only bother if I had a character i needed to keep out of a challenge or an enemy I wanted to keep in

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow
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Another question, what would be the best way to rank up archers as I am making my movement trays. If I have a musician, I was thinking make the ranks as wide as possible (10 max) so then I don't have guys at the back out of range and then reform when enemies get too close into ranks of 5 like with the warriors. Then again with arrows of asaph I can just move closer anyway without any problems.

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

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If your skill is up to it then making two 5-wide trays, one with a very thin rim on the left and one with a very narrow rim on the right, would let you swap between 5- and 10-wide.

Depending on what tools you have you can buy plastic or sheet metal that is thin enough to not create a real gap.
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Yeah I was thinking of doing that with the modular trays and just not glue the rim on, so I can swap them around

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

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