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The ecological transformation has out of us being right and from he fawns on them like a cur. The Imperial Dragon: It's a dragon. What do you expect? Karl Franz' alternate option for a mount. Keep away from Dwarf-poleon like the plague. Will also jack up Karl Franz' price so that you have to declare end times to use it, and if you're playing End Times Problem is, it's stricken with the Unreliable rule. At the start of the movement phase, roll a D6.
On a roll of a 1, you subtract D3" from its movement characteristic for the rest of the game, all the way down to 1.
And yes, you can repeatedly roll 1s and shut down the mechanism further. Only available to Master Engineers which means that you're either running him on his own for some strange reason, want the glorious charge as the unit coming to attack instantly tears you to shreds, or have found a war machine that can wiz around long distances while shooting because you've decided rules are just too dull. Warhorse: Standard mount.
Useful for joining Reiksguard, Pistoleers, and the like. Hilariously, the mount options say it's M3, while everywhere else in the rules it's M8. Definitely a misprint, and don't be fooled if your opponent says otherwise you need a new opponent in that case.
Core Units[ edit ] State Troops: These guys will probably end up being the backbone of your army, and are fully integrated into the Detachments system. Taking shields isn't worth it; halberds are two-handed, so the shields can't be used in the Combat phase.
These and spearmen are your typical 50 man horde unit. Spearmen: Spearmen let you fight with an extra rank, so these make natural parent units. They can be used either as the parent unit or a detachment, generally geared towards the former. Handgunners: Handgunners give you Armor Piercing and a unit leader with access to a Hochland Long Rifle, which lets him aim separately and snipe your opponent's characters; a repeater handgun, which adds two more shots to the gunline's massed fire; or a brace of pistols with too short a range on a melee-averse unit pfft.
They're Move or Shoot, so take care where you deploy them, since they shouldn't be moving around much. Can be used either as a parent unit or a detachment, and should be kept small, no more than models in each unit. Crossbowmen: Trades Armor Piercing for an extra 6" range. The loss of the specialty guns means you're probably better off with Handgunners unless you're taking a whole boatload of them and try to blast as much of your opponents army on the first turn. They are still Strength 4 though, good for punching elves off their dainty little feet.
Archers: Instead of Armor Piercing or extra reach, Archers have Volley Fire, so the guys in the back rows will be more useful than ablative armor. Still not all that useful here, because why would you be deploying your ranged units in more than two ranks to begin with? More usefully, they can move and fire during the same turn, which makes them more responsive to enemy developments, and they're considerably cheaper than Handgunners or Crossbowmen.
Can be used either as a parent unit or a detachment. Free Company Militia: Wielding two weapons and without armor, these guys will live fast and die young. If you take them, remember that. You can field militia units as detachments, but they cannot be parent units.
Knightly Orders: Cavalry ain't what it used to be, so if you take them, take a dozen or more in a unit. They are motherfucking viking-furries with greathammers from the deep forests of Middenland, what's not to love?.
They are the closest you'll get to vikings in an Empire army. To become a Knight of the White Wolf you have have to kill a wolf with your bare hands and skin it. They wear no helmets, 'cause they are just that awesome. They wear the fur of the skinned wolf on their armor, so they look pretty badass. Crunchwise: No thank you. Sometimes that doesn't make much difference but sometimes it really will. Especially for a hard hitting and fairly expensive unit it just sucks to occasionally get hacked apart before they even get to strike.
If your taking them for fluff in your Middenland army, you maybe should consider Knights Panther. They fill the fluff equally good. But lets not be all negative; they might hit last, but keep the Strength bonus throughout the combat and the combat will almost certainly take more than one turn and if you're up against something that's going to hit before you anyway you may as well hit hard.
Special Units[ edit ] Greatswords: Come equipped with greatswords duh , full plate armor, and are Stubborn. Make a great tarpit or anchor for your army.
They can also take detachments, and can now take a magic banner. Take thirty or more. And take detachments; Stubborn transfers to them too now, but remember that the detachments' points will count against your Special Units allowance even though their unit type is Core. Reiksguard Knights: They're their own unit now! They're basically statted out like Inner Circle knights with lances and shields, but now they're Stubborn naturally. The Bretonnians are weeping with envy right now.
Stubborn only costs them pennies more per man than regular Inner Circle knights, so they're totally worth it. Alternate View - They're more expensive than inner circle, and use special -which is limited- rather than core -which you want- for stubborn, for most, this isn't bad, but bear in mind that they are lance cav, this means they are strong in only really one round, and these guys can't take great weapons, so is it really even benefitting you that much?
Yes, they do. Take them in 5 man units and they make a great tarpit, which can also kill something. Pistoliers: Young nobles full of piss and vinegar and dual-wielding pistols. They can be a massive thorn in your opponent's flank, especially because they're Quick to fire and are Fast Cavalry. A pretty reliable fire-magnet. Would be useful if they were core Outriders: These old farts can unleash the same amount of firepower as a regular gunline, and trades safety in numbers for mobility like Pistoliers, they're Fast Cavalry.
Try to get behind your opponent's army and shoot him up the strap. Huntsmen: Dirt cheap archers with Scout. Not part of the detachment system at all. If Markus Wulfhart is in your army, you can download a unit of these guys who are also Monster Hunters. A phenomenally good value hammer unit. They have excellent survivability and will chew through rank and file infantry. Buffing them with Light magic makes for a virtually unstoppable unit. Can take either a lance and shield or halberds.
Always pick lances, the knights aren't there to kill, the demigryphs are, just keep the armour. Flagellant Warband: Pretty expensive for infantry but man, can these crazy bastards dish out the hate.
They're Unbreakable, they have Frenzy, and you can martyr some of the models to regain charge bonuses. A big block of these will create a tarpit like no other but are expensive and very much a glass cannon. Also they have some rather appealing or appalling your choice facial hair for the most part. Great Cannon: Hell yes. If you're good with your aiming, you can snipe monstrous creatures and characters with it.
Goes 'splodey you're playing Empire; get used to it. An amazing deal for points and really no Empire army should go without at least 1 cannon. Mortar: Unreliable and low Strength, but they do cover a large area.
You might be better off with the Helstorm now. Alternate view - the previous version of these was kind of broken, so their points were increased and their S was lowered. These won't do much against an MSU Chaos Warrior army, but against hordes of gobbos or skavens, or even the High Elf "World Dragon" death star unless it's White Lions, or has Alarielle casting High Magic, or both- in which case, your opponent is an asshole , it'll thin them out. And if you happen to have Lore of Shadow and Wither the target's T, all the better.
The Helblaster does three artillery dice worth of Strength 5 shots with Armor Piercing. If you roll a misfire, you lose half your shots. If you roll two misfires, you roll on the Black Powder misfire chart. If you roll three misfires, it goes out in a blaze of glory, giving you 30 shots before being taken off the table.
Often when taking helblasters it is a no brainer to take an engineer to sit beside it. Makes for a low chance of error and high chance for lots of shots, plus a welcome BS boost.
Extra Note It can be used as a defensive threat because it is rare a player will go within its 24" range, so it is good for protecting a flank, I would like to point out that in my opinion unless you've filled your rare with steam tanks then you should always take this.
Helstorm Rocket Battery: The gun is named "Helstorm" not for its attack, but from the outburst of profanity from the Elector Count of Middenheim at the engineer that almost accidentally killed him; that should tell you something about its accuracy. The Helstorm fires d3 small blast templates and then scatters them like a stone thrower, always firing indirectly.
It could be hilarious against hordes, but if there's one unit you want to shoot then you're more likely to hit using a giant dog flinger. Steam Tank: The Steam Tank is awesome. The more wounds you take the more likely you are to hurt yourself, but if done right it can still be effective with 1 wound. Though at that point I'd rather just blow myself and everyone around me to smithereens. At only pts. Oh, did I mention the extra cannon?
Just don't hurt yourself too much, or you'll be inching across the table. Steam tank is better overall and safer to use in 8th Ed. Note: When in melee combat, do not forget the attacks from the engineer. Is it a reliable source of damage? Heck no! But driving closer to those Chaos Warriors to hit them with your scepter will earn respect knuckles from your opponent. Plus, that one time you bash in their skull will be hilarious.
Take THAT, meathead! Extra note: This player has noticed that a Life wizard close to the steam tank multiplies it's strength. Can be used as a mount by a Wizard Lord using the Lore of Light.
Can be used as a mount by a Wizard Lord using the Lore of Heavens. Denizens of the empire now get a total of 9. Runefang: 85 points. A Sword that auto-wounds, no armor saves allowed in case you wanted to call your commander "Count" instead of "General". A much more impressive and expensive sword than the Obsidian Blade, but rightfully so. Mace of Helstrum: 50 points. Two-handed, Always Strike Last weapon. This will make a skaven player fielding the hell pit abomination cry, not only will you be able to deal upto 3 wounds but you will also strip it of it's annoying regeneration.
That is, if your near-naked lord survives the abomination attack. Hint: snipe those with the cannons Armor of Meteoric Iron: 50 points. And that's assuming no Armor piercing special rules.
Causes Fear, and if playing against Skaven, it causes Terror. But, all Skaven gain the Hatred special rule when attacking the unit containing the bearer.
The White Cloak of Ulric: 50 points. Enemies in base contact with bearer have -1 to hit. Awesome against Flame breath weapon dragons and the like, and Tzeentch daemons.
Van Horstmann's Speculum: 40 points. When in a challenge, you swap all not pick and choose, you must swap all characteristics with your challenger. Hilarious when you steal a Vampire Lord's characteristics when you challenge him with a mere Empire Battle Wizard.
Ring of Volans: 30 points. One use only. Choose 1 spell from any of the 8 Rulebook lores and generate a spell as if the bearer was a Level 1 Wizard.
The Spell can be cast just like a bound spell, with a power level equal to the normal casting value. Griffon Banner: 60 points. Your extra rank bonuses are doubled.
Hint: you cannot purse, but your detachments are free to do so. Steel Standard: 35 points. You ignore any negative movement penalties for barding an re-roll 1s when determining charging, fleeing, or pursuing distance.
Awesome way of quickly catching up to enemies. First off, you need to properly kit out a champion to handle challenges; most armies you'll face are likely to have a champion bigger and nastier than yours.
In order to survive and thrive in challenges, a character will need three things: A good weapon. If you're looking for something more economical, and the Sword of Anti-Heroes can be awesome if your opponents are still playing Herohammer.
Good Armor. Armor of Silvered Steel and the Armor of Fortune are also good choices. Take the Talisman of Preservation or the White Cloak of Ulric to make a character harder to deal with, especially if you're taking a Templar Grand Master or something equally nasty. My suggestion on a grandmaster is: Ogre blade, Talisman of preservation, full plate armour, shield, barbed horse.
Magic banners will help you out tremendously. The Griffon Banner is great if you can afford it, while the Steel Standard has your knights ignore barding penalties and allows them to reroll 1s for movement.