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PostSubject: I want a Minotaur warband!   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 5:52

Something to get your brains going on....

I love Minotaurs.
I love Beastmen.
I love the Beastmen warband.

This got me thinking about a Minotaur warband.

So i looked at doing counts as Ogres, since they same to be a fairly well accepted set of rules, but i wouldn't want any magic in it, i don't really like all the gnoblar rules, and the ogre special rules/skills don't fit with Minotaurs particularly well.
Frenzy is a bit of a Minotaur must, as is massive weapons, no shooting, and bellowing roars.
The ogres seem mental at a 15 model count, when Witch hunters can only have twelve, and i wouldn't imagine many hired swords would want to work for a bunch of blood hungry house sized bulls.

So how could you develop a balanced Minotaur warband?
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PostSubject: Re: I want a Minotaur warband!   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 16:42

Fifteen!? For real? As you can see I would be surprised if someone finally showed up with ogres. Everyone who says they are going to play ogres never actually show up for game nights.

As for Minotaurs, get yourself a nice Minotaur for your Beasts and be happy.
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PostSubject: Re: I want a Minotaur warband!   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 18:30

If i was to make a minotaur warband i would make the max number 12
Only 3 Starting heroes (Making exploration harder and slower to get going)

1 Minotaur Lord
M Ws Bs S T W I A Ld
6 4 2 4 4 3 3 2 8
Fear, Large, BloodGreed, Leader

0-2 Minotaur Bulls
M Ws Bs S T W I A Ld
6 4 2 4 4 3 2 2 7
Fear, Large, BloodGreed.

Henchmen
Unlimited- Ungors
M Ws Bs S T W I A Ld
5 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 6

0-5 Minotaur Calves
M Ws Bs S T W I A Ld
6 3 1 4 4 2 3 2 6
Fear, Large, BloodGreed.

0-5 Beastcreatures (animistic ones like Ymir or Harpy's that cannot become heroes)
M Ws Bs S T W I A Ld
5 4 0 4 4 1 4 2 6
Fear,

Warband Skills
Evil-ution. Ungors Only Gains +1 Toughness and uses Maximum racial Statline for Gors
Gore. Gains a horn attack at +1 Strength on the charge.
Shaggy Hide. As Beastmen
Bellowing Roar. As Beastmen
Methodical Killer. May make Ld test to cancel Frenzy if made bloodgreed test.

I would make armour cost twice as much large creatures.
and the only missile weapons be javlins, short bow and bolas available to the ungors only.
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PostSubject: Re: I want a Minotaur warband!   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 23:18

some great ideas PF, thanks.
I really like the idea of harpies, as mantics models are really nice and they sort of fit as chaotic creatures, and minotaur calves i had thought about as the old GW models are 25mm bases and the new ones massive.
Also maybe thought about a lesser effect of frenzy for the lesser minotaurs, and also maybe having a beastman leader for the brains of the operation, but you would have to be able to re-buy him.

VK- i have never played, or played against ogres, im just basing my comment on the fact that i dont recall seeing any discussions on here about them being OP Smile

Ah i've also just seen the maneaters warband which is 12 model max, i was looking at a plain ogre warband.
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PostSubject: Re: I want a Minotaur warband!   Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 1:48

In my last campaign we allowed big guys in any warband to become heroes after one of our players began playing Ogre warbands (he started with one internet ogres then re-booted with the maneaters ) they were very`strong my beastmen warband throughout many games got a Minotaur Hero that eventually though a serious of deaths became the leader. Having a 90 xp minotaur is the bee's knees.
He gained xp at half rate and i was cheeky and chose Academic as one of his skill choices when getting LTGT.
I played Beastmen in WFB and i use the same minotaur lord for my armies general so i don't think Minotaurs lack the brains or strategy, but i like your idea of lessening blood greed maybe to a 5+ for bulls and 6+ for the calfs.
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PostSubject: Re: I want a Minotaur warband!   Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 2:22

I would say go with ogres and skip the gnoblars if you don't like them.
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