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New to hordes

Postby Rayshimi » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:28 am

Iam starting a hordes army. Got myself a battlebox for legion and a stirder deathstalker woohoo.. Any tips on what should i get next and do you guys any tactics or tricks that i should know?

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Phury » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:49 pm

I would look into a unit and some fury management. If you already have a Strider Deathstalker then a unit of Striders is awesome. They work well with a lot of casters too. Their attachement is definitely worth it too. I like the Deathstalkers in pairs. As far as fury management the Sheperd and the Forsaken both have their place. A shepherd I think is an easier place to start. It removes as much fury as you want from a beast or it can heal a beast for d3. After that I think some of our other beasts are worth exploring since Legion have so many good ones.

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Rayshimi » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:14 am

Iam i counting this right? As of now i have 15 points?

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Phury » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:49 pm

The battlebox plus a Deathstalker is 15 points, correct.

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Rayshimi » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:15 am

here is a sample paint scheme iam going for... constructive criticism are always welcom :P

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Celedor » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:22 am

That looks fantastic. :)

What are you going to do for the basing? I think adding some obsidian would go well with your fiery beasts.

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Rayshimi » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:28 pm

iam not quite sure yet with the basing, still waiting for that spark of insanity :mrgreen:

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Craaag » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:56 am

very nice!

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Re: New to hordes

Postby computertrucker » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:09 am

Looks good I was just looking at a lava troll thread over on the privateer forums before coming here.

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Raymeous » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:21 pm

I hope I can help answer this, if only by telling you what I've been doing with starting my army. Like you I am just starting out with "Warmahordes" (Circle Orboros in my case) and its all MWG's fault!

I picked up the rule books for Hordes, and Warmachine, along with my army's book. After that I read the books and watched a bunch of Bat-Reps from MWG, BTP, and YouTube. So I read my books, watched the clips again, and reread the books, etc...

When buying the models I started with the Battlebox for Circle with the warlock, two light war beasts, and one heavy war beast, but having only four models felt like it would be limited so I decided I needed some more bodies for tactical flexibility. For that I needed a Unit.

When I decided to get that unit I took a look at the tiered lists and did a tally of how many times each unit, solo, and war beast, showed up. Some showed up on almost every list while others showed up only once or maybe twice. Are tiered lists any good? Who knows, but it was a starting place. Once I had my list I watched the videos again and paid attention to which models kept showing up and seeing how my list jived with what people were playing. After that it was back to the books and I started digging in to the units people were actually using and trying to really understand what I was reading and how the unit works, and how it works with other units.

One less than "strategic" decision was looking at which models represent the fluff or the feel of the army. When I look at the models does it make me "feel" like how I envision them to be? Plus, we can't forget the "It just looks friggin' cool" factor! We gotta have some of that otherwise we wouldn't play it right?

The final bit, and probably the only really valuable part of this post, is the "Battle College", wiki website:

http://battlecollege.wikispaces.com/mkiiLegion

The Battle College covers both Warmachine and Hordes and goes pretty in depth to give you a players perspective on the different models and how they work on the table. It doesn't really talk about specific stats but does talk about how this guy matches up verses other units within the game that do that specific roll, or even within the army. Lots of good info here.


Anyway I hope this rambling helps in some way and that you enjoy your new army (boo hisss Legion!) as much as I am enjoying building mine. ...And as always "Happy wargaming" :D

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Rayshimi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:34 am

the ramble always helps bro.. been reading at battlecollege a lot and still loving this game more and more.. but for now painting comes first, here's the latest update

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strider deathstalker:
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love this pose :lol:
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Re: New to hordes

Postby JP_is_here » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:09 am

dude, those are awesome, I love the color selection.

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Re: New to hordes

Postby Lady_Soria » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:09 pm

Not a big fan of Legion but man I love those warbeasts.
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Re: New to hordes

Postby Bronzeback40 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:49 pm

Art: love the lava-look Legion, es how you tied the DS's cloak in with it. For basing- melting snow. Not only would it push the lava look, the white would allow the colors to pop.

Strat: I personally like Forsaken over shepherds, although I usually bring max FA for both as I run beast-heavy. Forsaken has nasty offensive potential with Blight Shroud and fury use to boost and buy attacks. 4 pts gets you one of each and they are both excellent solos who will see a lot of use so you can't go wrong getting both. For now, learn how to make the shredders work best (hint: read the rules for Rabid and read them again- it's that cool.)
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Re: New to hordes

Postby TheSinisterUrge » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:33 am

One word. Absylonia.
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