Sunday, October 11, 2009

#031 - shadow of the horned rat


my first warhammer fantasy army, the skaven, have finally received a new armybook after being outstripped several times by other armies... and what an army book it is!!

first off, the costs of clanrats, stormvermin, rat swarms, and night runners have all decreased drastically, which benefits me greatly:

1. clanrats - 2 bricks of 30 went for 390, now only costing 324 for a difference of 66 points...

2. stormvermin - 23 with shields and full command used to cost me 232, now dropping to 209... hey, 23 points is 23 points...

3. rat swarms - dropped from 45 to 25 points per base, which makes a 100 point drop this time around...

4. night runners - 2 units of 10 cost me 200 points in the last book, but now a single group of 20 only costs me 148, a drop of 52 points right there...

5. slaves - 2 units of 20 was 40 points, and has not changed... so 0 mark there...

6. weapon teams - while not exactly core, i do take 3 attached teams, and each one went down by 5 points, for extra savings of 15...

my core choices, keeping them exactly as they are, are already saving me 256 points, which is HUGE in an army like this... now as far as specials and rares go:

1. warplock jezzails - because of the surplus in points i have to work with, we add a second jezzail group... 2 squads of 5 rifles each, brings 100 points per slot... i like rifles, so this is good...

2. poisoned wind globadiers - gone from core to special, but no change in points costs... instead of two skirmish teams, i am consolidating into a single 10-rat group for concentrated globing... 10 globadiers cost me 100 points for this slot choice... i have to bunch these together because i only get 4 special slots at this level - in larger games, they will split back into 5 and 5...

3. plague monks - 20 monks with full command and paired weapons used to be 185, and the banner of burning hatred i always gave them brought it up to 210... the same unit with shroud of dripping death is only 195 points, throwing 15 points back at me...

4. warp lightning cannon - my only rare slot went down 5 points, but ill take what i can get... not sure how i feel about the new rules for it though...

now with the entire army built up, same as it always was, i have a whopping 579 points to spend on my army's leaders...

1. mister squeakers (warlord) - 150 points for warpstone armour, weeping blade, and default hand weapon

2. fluffkin (warlock engineer) - 118 points for a level 1 caster, with pistol, death globe, and warlock optics

3. nibbles (warlock engineer) - 160 points for a level 2 caster, warp condenser, and warlock augmented weapon

4. poxy (plague priest) - 151 points for a level 2 caster with plague censer

and so the epic destiny of mister squeakers begins... /post

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