Top 3 Units in the Game

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Top 3 Units in the Game

Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:38 pm

In your experience what are your top 3 units in the game and why.

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:31 am

Assuming
1) you mean warriors, and not heroes
2) price is absolutely key to assessing their value


Half Trolls
- There are other models with high defence, and others with more than one attack, and others with high strength and fight. These combine all that with a second wound for survivability to match their price.

Urukhai Crossbowmen
- "Shooting in LOTR is hardly worth the dice rolls!" said noone after meeting Urukha Crossbows, ever.

Guard of the Galadrim Court
- Warriors that counter many of the best heroes. I'm not a fan of whatever design decision made them F6 and made a lot of the greatest named heroes in middle earth look lacklustre, but there they are.


Almost included: Khazad Guard, Knights of Dol Amroth (foot), Rohan Outriders (foot), Goblin Blackshields, Rivendell Knights, Giant Spiders... there are so many great models in this game :D

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:35 am

KHAZAD GUARD! S4 F4 D7

VAULT WARDEN! Defence 9

HOBBIT ARCHERS! 3+ bowfire and you get 12 of them free in a box of cornflakes.

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:59 am

I can certainly post my top 3 absolute nightmares to play against:

Fountain Guard: damn def, fight and bodyguard troopers at reasonable cost meaning I'm often against 8+ of them. Combined with beregond especially with his damn longbow.

Rivendell Knights: My flatmate calls them "apache gunships"

Knights of dol amroth, with their captain Imrahil, underpriced imo. I hate lances

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:24 am

1] High Elves with shields. Such Lovely Fight and Defence.

2] Hobbit archers. For the same reason.

3] Half trolls. They scare my elves and not many things do that.
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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:23 am

WOSES



Seriously! Orc Bane! Spear! Free Eleven Cloaks!

Hobbit Archers.

And I agree with Half Trolls.
LOTR: 3000pts ANGMAR, 1200 MINAS TIRITH, 2000 DWARFS, 12000 ELVES. I HAVE A PROBLEM... not enough models. :mrgreen:

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:46 pm

Yes I did mean Warriors not Heroes. :)

I see that Khazad Guard are quite popular. I've used them a couple of times with spear support and a banner but with the -1 because of their two handed weapon I lose battles like crazy.

I've had success with Iron Guard and love the Vault Wardens.

What is the best tactic for KG? ANd what makes them make these top warrior lists?

Thanks.

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:38 pm

Two handed weapons are optional! You don't need to use a weapon as two handed.

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:21 am

Wow! Thanks for that. I just assumed you had to use the two handed axe. So when people run KG do they normally just use a hand weapon?

You'd use the 2 handed weapons in certain advantageous situations but for the most part you just state you are swinging a hand axe or something?
I could see why KG would be popular then. Why would you bring a regular dwarf warrior with shield then? For 2 points more you get S4 and bodyguard plus the two handed axe if u need it.
Would that apply to the berserkers?

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Re: Top 3 Units in the Game

Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:18 pm

Kardoosh wrote:Would that apply to the berserkers?


Interesting question! Is an option for all units with 2 Hands Weapon?
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