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PostSubject: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 9:12

I was asked an interesting question today. What is the most Survivable warband? I mean Survivability is pretty important in a game where the injury table is so brutal.

I couldn't really answer the question, so I bring it to you here at the forums.

What is the Most survivable warband? Or perhaps a better question is how do you MAXIMIZE a warbands survivability?
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 9:16

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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 9:20

Well, if you concider a strategy that lets you keep initiative in the battle, and have a maneouverability far vbetter than anyone else (making you often dictate the conditions for each fight, and also a good way of escaping ranged weapons) and also concidering the amount of heroes (more income) I have to say Skaven, without a doubt. To me, dwarves are sitting ducks... armoured ducks... armoured ducks with T4, but still, they are awefully slow.
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 9:58

Slow, but all their special rules (Hard to Kill, Hard Head) and high basic toughness make them very tough to take out of action.

The Dwarven skill table also grants them a few skills that can make it harder to take them out (True Grit, Thick Skull, Master of Blades).

A further skill (Extra Tough) even gives them a reroll on the serious injuries chart, so even if you do somehow manage to take one out, they are less likely to receive an injury.

On top of that, they can buy armour just like any body else.
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 10:16

Then again, all warbands have some weakness, and if used properly, any warband can be utterly destroyed. Skaven, for example, has terrible Ld, and could very well be beaten time and again by a handfull of zombies (at least in hand to hand).
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 10:44

Dwarfs with t4 and hard to kill plus armor and lucky charms are the toughest. Hands down.
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 10:51

Right... I give... damn, I hate them beardies...
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 12:51

Dwarves! haha

Lizardmen is pretty tough with their saurus and automatic heavy armor as well - if you play with unofficial warbands Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Thu 19 Nov 2009 - 13:00

Thanks everyone, this is a great discussion. Keep it rolling!
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Sat 21 Nov 2009 - 4:24

I find the Orcs to be quite tough as well. Not only do they have T4, but they also have access to cheap T4 meat shields (an Orc henchman with club is only 28g). I usually try to screen my hero's with Orc henchmen and that way they can stay out of trouble most of the time.

And ofc they have access to the ultimate survivor: a Troll!
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Sat 21 Nov 2009 - 7:27

BTW, how about the undead? Being immune to stun is great, and the Vampire is the strongest model in the game. Zombies are also only 15gc, and neednt be equippped, so there you can talk about meat-wall! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Survivability   Sun 22 Nov 2009 - 7:48

I find undead warbands hardly hit on the heroes, nobody bothers about the zombies if they have a hero in reach Wink
I might have played them badly, but my UD warband didn't survive very well hehe
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