Easterlings - 700pts

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Easterlings - 700pts

Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:35 am

I've got a game next Tuesday, 700pts using Easterlings, my opponent will be using Rivendell, possibly hero heavy, here is what I'm thinking

Warband 1
Khamul the Easterling on Fell Beast
Easterling Kataphrakt w/ banner
Easterling Kataphrakt w/ war drum
7 Easterling Kataphrakts

Warband 2
Amdûr, Lord of Blades on foot
6 Easterling warriors w/ shield & pike
6 Easterling Warriors w/ shield

Warband 3
Easterling Warpriest
6 Easterling Warriors w/ shield & pike
6 Easterling Warriors w/ shield

I'm expecting to be facing a lot of archers and I've tried shooting contests with elves before, they never go well so my main thought is to use the Wardrum to march everything up into his face asap, transfix the power heroes with Khamul and then let the fell beast or Cavalry eat them, while bogging everything else down with furied Easterlings and sending Amdûr to blend HE troops. Any thoughts?
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Re: Easterlings - 700pts

Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:53 am

It's a good list. Here are a few tweaks I can suggest.

Amdur - Armoured Horse
7 Kataphracts
Kataphract with Banner
4 Easterlings with Pike and Shield


Khamul the Easterling - Fellbeast
7 Easterlings with Shield
Kataphract with Drum
4 Easterlings with Pike and Shield

Easterling War Priest
7 Easterlings with Shield
5 Easterlings with Pike and Shield

That gives you 38 Models
Amdur is much more dangerous when mounted
He can go with the Cavalry, making Khamul's deployment position more flexible. You also probably don't want to be using K's Might for charges.

The Drum is with infantry; these are the people you want to speed up the most. The last thing you want is your cav arriving a few turns ahead of the infantry.

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Re: Easterlings - 700pts

Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:16 pm

A few things to consider
- I don't have a mounted Amdûr model, I only have the metal foot model from before finecast was a thing.
- I didn't think it was possible to give a drum to an Easterling warrior, I thought it was only an option for Kataphrakts, or are you saying I should put the Kataphrakt drummer in one of the infantry warbands?

I have a mounted captain model which I could swap for the Warpriest if you think Khamûl would be better leading an infantry band, but I quite like fury in a game this size, esp as most if not all of his heroes will be terror causers.
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Re: Easterlings - 700pts

Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:16 am

Perhaps your mounted captain could be a proxy for Amdur. It's worth trying in a game to see if you think it's worth the conversion work. I think it makes a huge difference.

- I didn't think it was possible to give a drum to an Easterling warrior, I thought it was only an option for Kataphrakts, or are you saying I should put the Kataphrakt drummer in one of the infantry warbands?


Yes, I've edited it to be clearer.

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Re: Easterlings - 700pts

Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:33 am

This looks like a really good army with a great theme. Pics ?

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Re: Easterlings - 700pts

Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:18 am

Here is my Easterling force, I've talked the composition slightly to include some archers and swapped the priest out for a mounted captain (although the priest did sneak into the picture anyway)

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As you can see I need to put some paint on my Kataphrakt drummer and banner bearer before Tuesday but I've got some time tomorrow and Monday to do that.
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