Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

1000pts Dogs of War - all Mounted/Airborne?
Reply
Old 26 Jan 2006, 00:43   #1 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,807
Default 1000pts Dogs of War - all Mounted/Airborne?

Heros:
Captain - 142
Sword of Striking, Lance, Shield, Heavy Armour, Pegasus

Paymaster - 67
Additional Hand Weapon, Heavy Armour, Longbow, Barded Warhorse

Core Units:
10 Light Cavalry (Shield, Spear) - 140
10 Light Cavalry (Shield, Spear) - 140

10 Light Cavalry (Shield, Bow) - 170

9 Heavy Cavalry (Barded) - 189

Rare Units:
RoR: 5 Birdmen - 150

Well, my first crack at the DoW army - I decided to go for a fully "mechanized" (mounted or airborne) army. The Paymaster and Heavy Cavalry, which will party together, are representing Centaurs... I acctually drew inspiration from the duel-wielding cheif from the new Narnia movie. The Birdmen are representative of hawk riders or something simmilar - perhaps using Wood Elf models.

So, anyone have comments or suggestions? I'll admit wholeheartedly to being a total noob at Fantasy, esspecially to a quirky list like this.
AuinMyrrath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jan 2006, 01:12   #2 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 30
Default Re: 1000pts Dogs of War - all Mounted/Airborne?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dra-Tuisich'Novae
Heros:
Captain - 142
Sword of Striking, Lance, Shield, Heavy Armour, Pegasus
Doesn't look too bad. Also, he's 140 pts, not 142

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dra-Tuisich'Novae
Paymaster - 67
Additional Hand Weapon, Heavy Armour, Longbow, Barded Warhorse
The Longbow on the paymaster isn't really useful. You'll very rarely be using it, as most of the time your heavy cav will be moving >7" a turn. Also, this guy is 87 pts, not 67.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dra-Tuisich'Novae
Core Units:
10 Light Cavalry (Shield, Spear) - 140
10 Light Cavalry (Shield, Spear) - 140

10 Light Cavalry (Shield, Bow) - 170
Light Cavalry don't make for very hard CC units. They are alright on the charge, but only when in the flank or rear. They don't have the punch by themselves to break through a line. Also, ranged-weapon armed light cavalry are best off in units of 5 with a musician, as 10 can be a bit unwieldy, and don't add much in firepower.
What I would suggest doing with these units is drop the 2 units of 10 LC w/ spears for a unit of 10 Heavy Cav w/ barding, and then split the 10 light cav w/ bows into 2 units of 5 LC w/ bow, spear, muso. Shields aren't really that useful, as youre paying an extra 2 pts per model for only +1 save. This then frees up some points (after accounting for the extra 20 pts the paymaster costs) for maybe something like an enchanted shield on your Captain (as he only has a 4+ save)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dra-Tuisich'Novae
9 Heavy Cavalry (Barded) - 189
nothing wrong with this unit, although a champ or standard might help for cc hit or combat res.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dra-Tuisich'Novae
Rare Units:
RoR: 5 Birdmen - 150
Same goes with this one, but considering it's an RoR, you don't have much you could do wrong.

If you followed my suggestions, your list would look something like this:

Heroes
Captain - 148
Sword of Striking, Lance, Enchanted Shield, Heavy Armour, Pegasus

Paymaster - 77
Additional Hand Weapon, Heavy Armour, Barded Warhorse

Core Units:
5 Light Cavalry (Bow, spear, musician) - 95
5 Light Cavalry (Bow, spear, musician) - 95

9 Heavy Cavalry (Barded, champ) - 204
10 Heavy Cavalry (Barded, champ) - 225

Rare Units:
RoR: 5 Birdmen - 150

Total: 994 pts

This is just a suggestion, after all, and might not work out with what you had in mind for your army

That's my AU$0.02. Hope it helps a bit.

Eller
__________________


Webcomics that are t3h 0\/\/n4g3:
Megatokyo - Relax, we understand j00
Ctrl+Alt+Del - Tragically l33t
Nuclear Power - Home of 8-bit Mage
VG Cats

Nothing says "I hate you!" like a demolisher shell to the face.
Gidget242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hull mounted or turret mounted? Super heavy gunner Imperial Guard 2 01 Jun 2010 20:24
1500pt Airborne Assault List Restayvien Imperial Guard Army Lists 4 14 Feb 2010 13:22
Imperial Airborne Unit Shas_O Andrew Imperial Guard 35 14 Feb 2008 03:46
04th Reggelan Airborne LoTide Imperial Guard 4 10 Nov 2006 21:35
Medal of Honor: Airborne Grimey Other Games 4 09 Oct 2006 21:52