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EoS Onslaught List - 4500 points

Post  nathanr on Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:26 pm

Hey guys, I want your opinions on my army list for Onslaught. †It's the same as what I'm taking to our tournament so I won't give out all the details about my list:

Characters:
Knight Commander on Young Griffon
Marshal on Foot with Battle Standard
Prelate on Foot
Prelate on Horse
Prelate on Horse

Core:
15 light infantry (handguns)
9 Electoral Cavalry - Knightly order upgrade, cavalry pick
9 Electoral Cavalry - Knightly order upgrade, cavalry pick

Special:
3 Knights of the Sun Griffon
30 Imperial Guard

Cannon
Steam Tank

4500 points.

Things I'm not convinced about:
1. cavalry picks on the knights. †They have outstanding armour piercing abilities every round but they sacrifice the bonus strength in the charge phase to get that. †It means that my tin cans are setting up for prolonged combat which they don't have the static combat res to win. †With only average leadership this means they could very easily break and run if I don't give them support. †Plus with the prelate in the unit giving them hatred I'm less likely to suffer from rubber lances.
2. Having no reiters. †I love the unit but I have no points to put them in without sacrificing elsewhere.
3. Handguns on the light infantry. †24" range is terrible, especially with the mobile and agressive army I've got. †They always get left behind and do nothing important. †I like the champion's long rifle but other than that the unit seems like a bit of a waste of points. †Should I take crossbows instead or just drop the unit entirely and take something else like militia or a small block of halberds?
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Post  Kal on Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:39 pm

Looks like a good list. Haven't played vs empire much in 9th so dont really know what I'm afraid of anymore. Why 15 hand gunners? 5x3?
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Post  squalie on Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:39 pm

That list looks fine. Smile

2. Having no reiters. I love the unit but I have no points to put them in without sacrificing elsewhere.

Welcome to 4500. Wink
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Post  nathanr on Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:38 pm

Kal wrote:Looks like a good list. Haven't played vs empire much in 9th so dont really know what I'm afraid of anymore. Why 15 hand gunners? 5x3?

Because thatís how many fit in the list. Theyíll probably go in line formation to maximize shooting.
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Post  Kal on Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:05 pm

Just was curious as it wasnt an even number.

I'd drop the 24" guns for crossbows. Help them pick off any chaff that might be hiding just out of range. And still reach most units holding an objective. Do the handguns have unwieldy as well?
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Post  blizzard435 on Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:59 pm

Kal wrote:Just was curious as it wasnt an even number.

I'd drop the 24" guns for crossbows. Help them pick off any chaff that might be hiding just out of range. And still reach most units holding an objective. Do the handguns have unwieldy as well?

Guns are better with the support of orders and a parent unit to baby sit. Accurate 24" with 3 ranks of shooting is pretty good and the extra armor piercing will help make those shots count.

I'm not a fan of cav picks. Give me lances (rubber or not) any day!
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Post  nathanr on Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:45 pm

I played around with the points and I realized I could drop to 10 handgunners without dropping below 25% on core, must have been thinking 5000 points before. I switched around some magic items and dropped a few less useful things and managed to squeeze in a unit of Reiters. Iím happy with the army now. Iíll see after the tournament to see if I need to find the points for lances on the knights. Iíd need to free up 67 more points for that. Not sure where those points would come from.
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