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As all into War of the Ring will know, it brings in some very wierd combos and very wierd (and sometimes stupid) flaws. I've recently been reading a thread elsewhere about some wierd combos that can be made in War of the Ring, 2 of them being:

Here's a potentially ridiculously over powered one that's legal dispite it being against the established background:

Khazad-Guard Kinband, 4 Companies
Aragorn
Elendil
Gimli
Galadriel/Gandalf

Aragorn and Elendil's bonus to hit stacks, as does the +1 for the Guard having 2-handed weapons, meaning that they have a +5 bonus to Hit, and thus auto hit with all their attacks! Even more frightening, use Aragorn's free point of Might to call a Heroic Fight and call Epic Rampage with Gimli. The Comand company now makes an extra attack for each one that hits, and as they auto-hit, they get to make another round of attacks - on the charge, this means the command company will get 15 attacks on adverage, and thus will wipe out the opposing formation. Aragorn's Heroic Fight allows them to charge another formation and wipe it out. The next turn, you use Galadriel/Gandalf's Touched By Destiny rule to use Epic Renewal for free and give Gimli his Might point back.

Of course this isn't infailable, and there are ways to circumvent it (plus the fact that theres about 1000pts tied up in one formation)

In fact, one of the ways to beat it leads to another wierdness. And that method is Khamul. On adverage, he'll bounce back 1/3 of the hits from the Guard, and if he's in a 9 company strong formation of orcs, he can outlast the hail of attacks and reduce the Guard below the four minis minimum threshold before the orcs get wiped out (with adverage rolls that is). With above adverage rolls, the infintesimle number of auto-hits the Guard combo gets can be turned back and wipe out a good chunk of the Good army.
The first one is legal even if it's a completely ridiculous formation that should never be allowed... EVER. It's also possibly the cheesiest ever as well.

So what I'm wondering is what wierd/ridiculous combos have you all discovered?
 

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this topic looks famliular?????:p

If your doing lists like that then why are you playing a game that relys even more on background that 40k or Fantasy do.
 

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this topic looks famliular?????:p

If your doing lists like that then why are you playing a game that relys even more on background that 40k or Fantasy do.
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I'm not personally doing a list like this. I just find it amazing that GW have created a game where you can rip apart the background of a brilliant story in this kind of way. Plus that's a deadly formation and I'm just interested in what other ridiculously overpowered and background crushing formations can be made.
 
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