World Dragon Banner makes the unit immune to magic so no beast cowers or lore of metal ravaging the knights. I feel the unit works fairly well as is. The Anthony who came up with the idea won the UK GT
. The Magic immunity is golden against certain armies. I can see wanting more combat resolution but Unit Strength 20, 1 rank, two standards is pretty good already. Hopefully you use Unseen Lurker to get into combat fast if your are taking Lore of Shadow
Lion Chariot works really well as long as it does not get shot. The causes fear is really big. Some armies have low leadership and just fold when you get a few fear causers into their lines.
Lore of Shadow is pretty good for Unseen Lurker as well. Although I do not always take lore of Shadow depends on my opponent. With Scenario 1 it seems risky.
Have not really used high magic on Teclis much. The comet and the shield are nice but it seems other lores do more.
As far as the dragon lore the Gem of Courage lets you reroll your leadership if you have some bad rolling and miss your attacks or fail to wound you do not want your dragon lord fleeing and losing 600 points. I have the Amulet of Light on the Dragon Prince unit. Like already mentioned the Great Weapon gives only +1 strength when mounted.
Scenario 1 hurts quite a bit. I played one test game with it and high elves since a Bretonian player friend wanted to try it this week. Teclis is still immune to his first miscast but he does get them quite often rolling 4 or 5 dice for lore of metal and then your sunk because it is really hard to deal with Bretonians without lore of metal.
I was finding that this list got chewed on in the last couple games so I decided to go with Empire. I posted my list for that here:
Lost against Bretonians RAF in the last game I played using Scenario 1 Also lost against Vampire Counts. vampire Counts is just a nightmare. Having played them once I realize you have to counter only the spells where they charge you and being laragely out numbered with high elves does not help much.
I like the dragon prince unit of doom as well.
I feel sword masters just don't last the unit gets shot up like you said. A compromise of white lions might work.
Not everyone has cannons or bolt throwers. The Lion Chariot is a risk but against some armies it is very powerful since it causes fear and has 6 str
5 attacks + impact hits. It is also nice since it does not totally lose out if it does not get the charge lkike dragon princes.
I agree and I am going Empire.
Good memory. Thats pretty much it the full list is at the link above.
I got lucky with killing Teclis with you failing the look out sir roll. You made the unit extra juicey to shoot since they were swordmasters so whether I killed Teclis or not killing the Swordmasters was good enough for me. I probably would go Pheonix Guard or White lions. You can use an eagle to redirect or other calvary units to block or chage so Teclis's unit does not get into combat with anything really deadly for a few turns. Pheonix Guard or White lions should hit hard enough to handle flyers or skirmishers that get through. Also try to put Teclis out of site. Sure its hard when I had my Cannons on a hill.