Same Beast: More Fun

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Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:01 pm

Hello All!

One of the things that I really appreciate about the new rules is that I feel like I can really make any kind of army I want to. This is an army of crappy Orcs, but it has some fun elements in it, too.

First Warband: Grishnakh's Beasty Boys

Grishnakh with Shield
5 Orcs with shields and spears
6 Orcs with shields
Great Beast of Gorgoroth

Grishnakh's 3 Might points are there to give the Great Beast as many Heroic Tramplings as possible. Fun!

Second Warband: Mastablasta's Basha's

Mordor Troll Chieftain
6 Orcs with Shields
4 Orcs with Two-Handed Weapons
2 Orcs with Shields and Spears

More brutality! More fun! I've learned that if you only have one major threat, like one Beast, it's too easy for the enemy to counter it. So, a second threat!

Third Warband: Taskmasta's Terrah's

Orc Taskmaster
8 Orcs with Orc Bows
4 Orcs with Two-Handed Weapons

He's there to break the opponent's morale by making Grishnakh's and Mastablasta's Heroic moves free for me. Good times!

592 points

Cheers,

BdS
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BostonNazgul » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:16 pm

two men enter! one man leaves!

i appreciate the mastablasta reference lol
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Haha, thanks. I was bored a few months back, so I took an extra Warg Rider and mounted him onto the back of a Mordor Troll, to make a Mordor Troll Chieftain. If nothing else, this is a fun theme.

"Who run Mordor?"

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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby Smeagol » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:39 pm

The guy in the cycloptic tower.
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:00 pm

Alright, then, I sat home and gathered up the models and decided that I really wanted to make a four-warband Orc force out of this, as one of the main advantages that Orcs bring to the table is their numbers, and I would be foolish to throw that away.

1st Warband

Grishnakh
Orc with Banner
5 Orcs with Spears and Shields
5 Orcs with Shields
Great Beast of Gorgoroth

Hey, why not a banner? I was also thinking what a great friend to the Great Beast Gothmog would be, as when people tried to use heroic moves to charge the Beast, Gothmog could copy that, for free...

2nd Warband

Orc Captain with Shield
6 Orcs with Shields
3 Orcs with 2-handed weapons
3 Orcs with Spears and Shields

Basic fighters

3rd Warband

Orc Captain with Shield
5 Orcs with Shields
7 Orcs with 2-handed weapons

4th Warband

Orc Drummer
10 Orcs with Orc bows

Mobile fire support, such as it can be, with Orcs, or an exploitation force

599 points
44 Models BUT one of those models has three wounds and can turn into 10 models when he dies, so this number is deceptive. :wink: 11 bows, technically, but 19 in reality.

So, poor to moderate fighting skill, poor shooting, some moderate to good mobility with the drum, moderate amount of Might points (7) but very good numbers and perhaps unholy carnage wrought by the trampling Great Beast.

Thoughts?

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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby Smeagol » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:54 pm

Forty four models isn't particularly large, but the orcs riders on the Great Beast will be a useful bonus to your numbers if it dies. Four drops is also useful especially if you place the Great Beast last. Imagine the carnage you could create if your opponent lines up for a turn one charge and you get to go first.
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:02 pm

OK, I'm a bit of a dummy anyhow, because that is 50 models.

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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BrentS » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:41 pm

BaronDeSade wrote: I was also thinking what a great friend to the Great Beast Gothmog would be, as when people tried to use heroic moves to charge the Beast, Gothmog could copy that, for free...


My Great Beast army is lead by Gothmog. I'm building it for Adepticon. It has 46 models but only 3 warbands (Gothmog and two Morannon Orc captains).
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:52 am

Awesome! Good luck!
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby Smeagol » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:08 am

I haven't used Gothmog despite having the model all these years. Hid price tag has always overridden my desire to use him.
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:55 am

Yep. It's the old "elite-problem" where the more you spend on powerful models like the Beast, the smaller your army gets, but the more benefit you would get from upgrades like banners, which makes your army smaller again, and so on...

I don't own that model, but I did think that it would be a good one to have around the Great Beast, if you had the points to spend.

Cheers,

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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BrentS » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:41 am

BaronDeSade wrote:I don't own that model, but I did think that it would be a good one to have around the Great Beast, if you had the points to spend.

Cheers,

BdS


I had the old Gothmog model in my collection but I really don't like the way he looks compared to the new version. However, on top of that, I just didn't want to spend $33 to buy the finecast version, so I'm going to try to convert the one I have now to a pose that I like better. We shall see how that goes... anyway sorry to hijack your thread (again).
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:28 pm

I think Gary still has two metal models for sale. Ask him to ship you one...
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby Smeagol » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:39 pm

I guess that means I should buy one of them to replace the ones I've converted to other figures.
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Re: Same Beast: More Fun

Postby BaronDeSade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:17 pm

Gothmog will be more useful with the new army builds. More heroes = more heroic moves = more exploitation of special rule.
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