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Post  nathanr on Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:09 pm

So I made a list for Empire for fun, I don't have the $1000 I'd need to buy all the models that I would want for it but maybe some day.

Lords:
Marshal - Great Tactician, Barded horse, other magical and mundane items
Marshal - Seasoned General, other magical and mundane items
Archwizard - Level 4, magical items, path to be determined

Heroes:
Captain - Battle Standard, other magical and mundane items
Captain - Magical and mundane items

Core:
40 Halberd and Shield wielding Heavy Infantry with Seasoned Soldiers upgrade, full command, veteran standard bearer (magic banner to be determined)
10 Handgunners
10 Handgunners
10 Crossbows
10 Crossbows

Special:
40 Imperial Guard with hand weapons and shields, full command (magic standard to be determined)
5 Reiters with musician and brace of pistols
5 Reiters with musician and brace of pistols
2 Cannons

2500 points, 137 models, 60 shots + 2 cannons/turn, 2 big blocks of infantry, lots of character support and decent magic

I've never used Empire before so perhaps this is a terrible list.  Let me know!

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Post  Kal on Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:14 pm

Whats imperial Guard? Very many Cannons

I like it, lots of characters, how many points do they all rack up too?

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Post  Mhael on Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:28 pm

Switch the cannons for rocket batteries (not sure if thats what they are called now) 3 d6 x 2 strength 5 shots. They are a better organ gun than the dwarfs have

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Post  Kal on Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:37 pm

Do you mean the Hellfire Volley Gun? i think the rocket battery was a 5" template str 3. Do they still have both? because if so skrew the cannons and Volley / Rocket battery everyone!

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Post  nathanr on Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:14 pm

See the cannons are range 70, S10, AP(2) and Multiple Wounds (ordinance) while the volley guns are Range 24, S5, AP(1).  Maybe take one of each?  I feel like I'm going to want the range and killing power of the cannons to deal with things that Empire infantry quite frankly cannot handle like monsters, chariots, monsters...

The rocketeers seem ok but not worth it and not very reliable.

The Imperial Guard are greatswords but I haven't chosen to take the 2 point/model upgrade to equip them with great weapons.

If I maxed out on magic items for the characters and kitted them out with all the upgrades they'd total to about 1000 points.  It's a lot of points in characters but i love empire character models, especially the forge world ones.  This army would be built for looks more than for quality. I'm starting to get the itch to build this army. Anyone have any cheap Empire I could take off your hands?

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Post  Carson on Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:11 pm

just say yes to the dark side and start buying!

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Post  blizzard435 on Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:18 pm

I tried out empire for the first time last weekend and enjoyed it!  

Cannons do have their uses. volley guns pretty much need an engineer to support it which gets expensive.

Empire really needs synergy to work though.  Combo charges and buffs make or break the army.  I think preachers are really good!  Hatred and Blessings can swing a battle easily; especially with WS4 Str 4 models.

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Post  Kal on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:50 am

Warrior Priest and Witch Hunters are one of the only reasons i love the army so much. I still have my 3 Warrior Priests and my 3 Witch Hunters haha. Because every block got one of each.... FUCK Nathan now i want empire...

WTB Empire! Very Happy

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Post  Ddodge on Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:58 pm

anyone want to borrow an empire army for a while? Its in the garage.
I think what i have covers Nathans list.
Or you could have more shooters? or more infantry? or more cavalry?

Super addictive army.

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Post  Kal on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:04 pm

Ddodge wrote:anyone want to borrow an empire army for a while? Its in the garage.
I think what i have covers Nathans list.
Or you could have more shooters? or more infantry? or more cavalry?

Super addictive army.

Holy cow... forgot Dean was selling Empire... well damn... now 6 armies... Does Sean need 6 armies...

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Post  squalie on Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:17 pm

This army should be back in my hands tomorrow:

Arch Lector (Prelate now) on War Altar (Wolf Theme)
Knight Commander, plus 11 Knights
Captain, plus 11 Knights
6 Electoral Cavalry
6 Electoral Cavalry
4 Demi Wolves (Knights on Thunder Wolves)
4 Demi Wolves
Arcane Altar (Hurricanum)
Captain on Pegasus
5 Reiters, brace of pistols.

Other version in to drop 4 Demi's, Pegasus and Reiters and 6 Cavalry for 40 Greatswords and 24 Flagellants.

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Post  nathanr on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:01 pm

That sounds like a better list than mine, are the great swords the Teuton guard models from the storm of chaos? Because that would be amazing.

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Post  squalie on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:36 pm

nathanr wrote:That sounds like a better list than mine, are the great swords the Teuton guard models from the storm of chaos?  Because that would be amazing.

I'm toying with that, but I'll put together the cav list first and go from there. The Teutogen guard are around $300 for 20 by the time they get to your door. Sad

The cav list sounds good, but it's the army I sold in 2014 that I just bought back. Spears or other things that have lethal strike is their Kryptonite. I had a good run with that Bret chaos list I had and always regretted selling it.

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