I haven't played much Warlord since the Savage North came out. Just prefered the older version more, although I do like the new magic system over the old. Anyway, we played a few games and the faction doesn't seem to have any real weaknesses. I think that it has great horde potential. I took the warlord, a totem and the caster with bless and maxed out the troop with 14 point skirmishers. Then two troops with the cheap sgt and max of skirmishers. Then three cheap sgt with max dogs. Sometimes a caster to pull guys out of the ground or down to earth. Generally there were about 50 soldiers with 3-1 attacks and 8 or 10 DV, but with the totem, Warlord, Faction stuff, bless most would end up 5 or 6-1 with 10 or 12 DV. Then there was a spy and tactician. So, seven cards and bury one. Initiative was generall on my side. Sometimes I'd even take fewer soldiers per troop and get close to ten cards in a 1000 points. Sure lots of models get lost, But with disable on 25 fast models that have one strong hit and rush. You disable a lot. Then the 14 soldiers have two tracks, a decent DV and a bunch get through the pelting of arrows and magic. The are short and have swift or whatever so they are in and then out and often short enough to hide. They also have cleave and the warlords group if blessed are cleaving at +3. Then if the warlords big lighteng spells get off it can be pretty ugly. I also used the David and Melantha for my sgts in one game I lost a couple soldiers and had slightly smaller troops but ended up with one more troop and some range. I'm not a huge range guy but a little bit to just irritate your opponent is nice.
I also ran a list with Lem, Harry and biff and a bunch of the dragons, and the Storm elemental. It was pretty nasty too, the dragons are super fast and with first strike and rush and totem and bless. They can mess stuff up fast. Then with 6 or 7 opportunities to do chain lightning. I'm not a magic guy but this was a fun fast list.
Personally, I think the dogs should be swapped for baby dragons, it would just fit better. Not fliers or changes to the card. You could use the hatchlings or baby dragons.
Edited by rgtriplec, 18 August 2013 - 07:17 AM.
It's Dwarfs not Dwarves.
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