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Ghrask Dragh

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[AoS] Help is desperately neededGhrask Dragh 08-22-2017

Hi everybody!

So I thought I'd throw this one out there to get a git of conversation going and hopefully some help along the way

Never played AoS and have a test game up at my local hobby shop - with my 9yr old son and a friend of mine from Blood Bowl with his son - we are looking to get into the hobby (back in for me) and bring ours boys along with us Happy
Needless to say there is one thing and one thing only on our mind... Fun! Not into tournements right now, not even out to win, we are after fun and cinematic moments we can laugh about and share with friends and with you guys online - which is why play Blood Bowl! So I'm liking Serephon (cause my 3yr old loves dinosaurs mainly Big Grin) and Skaven as they have good collectable bundles to build an army quick which we may play but of course as I've been posting on here a little more and painting some Chaos Dwarfs again (pics on the way) I'm looking to bring a small force of Dawi Zhar to life too

So I'm asking what's the most interesting way to build a small CD force?

I know we love our artillery but is around 1000pts enough to get some good stuff in or am I better off getting monsters like Bull Centaurs?  

Can I fit a Taurus in there? (please give me an excuse to buy Drazhoath!)

I'm open to all and any answers, not looking for a heated debate just a fun list for me to build and paint
Forgive my lack of knowledge around all things AoS, I've been away Wink


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RE: [AoS] Help is desperately neededross_lionheart 08-22-2017

You'll need at least two battle line units in the form of fireglaves or infernal guard which come in minimum unit sizes of 10.  At 100 points each these will be the backbone of your force and can often be complimented with a castellan buffing them with his martial contempt command ability or a Chaos sorcerer Lords daemon power to allow them to reroll hits, wounds and armour saves of one.

Ideally fireglaves should be in unit sizes of 20 to help them maintain bring down the beast special rule, which can be brutal against monster heavy lists especially when complemented with Lord of war which gives plus one to hit and daemonic power.

I personally love the bull centaur models however they are relatively weak and often become overwhelmed whilst facing other elite troops.  However the Tauruk is a true power house and helps to give the renders the heavy duty support they need.

Id leave drazhoath and the great Taurus at home because at 1000 points they will be isolated from the rest of your forced.  You'll just have to base your list around your present models.  All rules/points are available on forge worlds web site.

Hope this helps

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RE: [AoS] Help is desperately neededRoark 08-25-2017

Ross' advice is all great.

A sample list might be:

Castellan (general)
Daemonsmith (stays near war machines)
Taur'ruk (give him a super weapon)
20 Fireglaives
10 Ironsworn
2 Magma cannons

This will give you a bit of everything. You'll need to allocate a super weapon and a command trait too.

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RE: [AoS] Help is desperately neededgsteelwraith 10-12-2017

My typical 1000 pts. force which I use for games works out as:

Castellan (General)
Daemonsmith (x2)
20 Fireglaives
20 Ironsworn
10 Ironsworn
1 Deathshrieker Rocket with three crew

Alternatively, I will trim my big Ironsworn regiment down to just ten, and downgrade that Castellan to a third Daemonsmith (Dwarfs with magic, gotta love it), so I can field three Bullgors, which I use as a linebreaker or 'Shock Infantry' regiment (nothing like having three Minotaurs busting through somebody's lines where they really don't want it), and I never downgrade my Fireglaives, as at that point level, I need as much lead as I can afford being tossed downrange for the Shooting Phase to be effective. For me, its all about having enough boots on the ground to carry the day.

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