On Beastmen: Day 1

I'm not going to spend a ton of space on this blog reflecting on Warhammer as a game.  First, I'm not qualified.  Believe me when I tell you, I'm not that great at what I consider a very subtle game.  Second, and most important, we all know the new version is on the horizon. 

But I've never let inferior posts stop me, and there's a reason this blog isn't called Totally Awesome.  So I've got some meandering thoughts to share this week.  Note: I said some of this back in November, after the release of the book... but let's face it, 10x as many people read these posts now.  Chances are, you're one of the newer folks.  As a Catholic, I happen to know God appreciates your support of this blog.  Really!

So in regarding the new Beastmen Army Book back in October/November, my first thought was, "Where's the Shaggoth?"  I can't tell you how annoyed I am, still, that GW doesn't consider this unit beastly enough.  I still carry it around in my army case, but I'm really not sure what to do with it.  Can I proxy it for something, like a Giant?  Better, perhaps, would be a Ghorgon - an axe isn't a far cry from cleaver-limbs.  Still, a proxy is a proxy, and a proxy is a problem.

Counts As = Okay.  Proxy = Problem. 

Then of course there is my Pestigors.  I loved this unit... now it not only no longer exists, Marks as a whole aren't an option.  Still, at least I can use these models in my army.  In fact, I have a box and some blisters of the Khornegors which I purchased on the cheap; they were sitting in my store's clearance bin for a long time, but I couldn't use two units of Beastigors with Marks in the same army.  Now that these models are just Beastigors, there was no reason not to get them.  The new models are great, but I'm a big believer of getting the discounts when you can.  That doesn't happen to me often, since I also believe in supporting your FLGS, and that's the only place I buy. 

Moving on, my vague intention is to give the Khoregors the Banner of Outrage and the Pestigors the Manbane Stadard.  The former makes the unit automatically pass its Primal Fury checks and the latter reduces the leadership of units within 6" by 1.  Both are useful and both are characterful tributes to what the units used to be.

More to the point, I won't have to purchase the new models - though I may, eventually; they're that cool - because they take up Special slots.  Considering my army is built around 12 Minotaurs, my options for those slots is limited.

To Be Continued...

1 comment:

ColKillgore said...

I feel your pain and also miss the marks of chaos from the old armybook. I have a pile of marked bestigors also and plan to mix them in units, especially if some the rumors favoring bigger units in 8th edition are true.

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