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Average Armoured Knights

Post by Scrumpy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:33 pm

Anyone tried them yet ? They seem very cheap at 16 pts each.

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Post by hazelbark » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:39 pm

I might consider running in a 6 base unit

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Post by OldenTired » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:43 am

hazelbark wrote:I might consider running in a 6 base unit
they're brittle as all hell. run them in 6s with 4 in front, two behind, and pick fights where you're up on impact.

that, or put a TC with them as soon as they're within shouting distance of anything at all.

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Post by hammy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:00 am

I haven't tried them but my experience with superior armoured knights has not been a particularly good one. I think that in almost all situations I would prefer superior armoured cavalry to average armoured knights. That said I am not a huge fan of knights anyway.

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Re: Average Armoured Knights

Post by ravenflight » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:07 pm

Scrumpy wrote:Anyone tried them yet ? They seem very cheap at 16 pts each.
Not sure if it will help, but I did a calc and found that Armoured Knights are pretty much equal to Cataphracts when going toe-to-toe, with the Cats probably having a slight advantage.

Since most Cats are going to be superior it would change things dramatically in favour of the Cats - but then you've got a lot of left over points.

I'd think that Average Armoured Knights would be of fairly good use in support operations, and if they can be screened would be generally as good at taking out enemy foot as Heavily Armoured Average knight.

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Post by OldenTired » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:08 am

hammy wrote:I haven't tried them but my experience with superior armoured knights has not been a particularly good one. I think that in almost all situations I would prefer superior armoured cavalry to average armoured knights. That said I am not a huge fan of knights anyway.
absolutely. they're more over-priced than light chariots... simply not worth the spend.

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Post by hazelbark » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:38 pm

OldenTired wrote:
hammy wrote:I haven't tried them but my experience with superior armoured knights has not been a particularly good one. I think that in almost all situations I would prefer superior armoured cavalry to average armoured knights. That said I am not a huge fan of knights anyway.
absolutely. they're more over-priced than light chariots... simply not worth the spend.
Well it depends whether you are playing in an open event or a themed event.

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Post by OldenTired » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:48 am

hazelbark wrote:
Well it depends whether you are playing in an open event or a themed event.
in new zealand, so almost always open events.

we discovered how freaking immoral LH armies were a long, long time ago.

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Post by grahambriggs » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:12 am

OldenTired wrote:
hazelbark wrote:
Well it depends whether you are playing in an open event or a themed event.
in new zealand, so almost always open events.

we discovered how freaking immoral LH armies were a long, long time ago.
Ah yes, I played an immoral LH wielding Kiwi at Britcon (20 BGs, 17 of which were skirmishers). The Merovingians managed to only pick 13 attrition points off of it. Prefer cavalry to do that job though - knights are too slow and clumsy.

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Post by OldenTired » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:26 am

grahambriggs wrote:
OldenTired wrote:
hazelbark wrote:
Well it depends whether you are playing in an open event or a themed event.
in new zealand, so almost always open events.

we discovered how freaking immoral LH armies were a long, long time ago.
Ah yes, I played an immoral LH wielding Kiwi at Britcon (20 BGs, 17 of which were skirmishers). The Merovingians managed to only pick 13 attrition points off of it. Prefer cavalry to do that job though - knights are too slow and clumsy.
ROFL.

i think i know who you mean. when you start winning he runs and hides in the corners.

it is, in point of fact, a cowards army.

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