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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy




Road to NirWAAAGHna

Hey everyone,

like many I used to play warhammer fantasy, but sold my entire collection when I had a rather long hobby break (yeah, stupid move...I know). Now I'm thinking of starting again, but I feel I dislike a lot of models as they are way too over the top. I have no insight in the AoS rules whatsoever apart from browsing the allmighty interwebz.

So, to my question: Is a necromancer themed army consisting out of skeletons, zombies, gravequards and black knights viable? I'm not saying tournament-winning-viable, just hold-up-against-friendly-lists-viable. And more important, is it too limited to be enjoyable?


Thanks for your replies

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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord






Legions of Nagash battletome, using Grand Host (for lord of nagashizzar command trait) or Legion of Sacrament (for casting bonus). You'll have no problems doing what you want to do.

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Thank you! I'll look into that

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok




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Yes. Legions of Nagash army is incredibly strong right now. You can play a debuff list with neferata at the helm. An outflank list using Manfredd, or a casting list using Arkhan. Either way, large blocks of skeletons, grave guard are very strong. And for a measily command point (of which you auto generate one per turn) you can summon an entire unit back that was slain. Necros can make them attack twice in one turn.

Black nights do VERY well in a death march list where they get a bonus move, on top of their very fast movement. This is good combo because they do butt loads of damage on the charge.

   
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 Sal4m4nd3r wrote:
Yes. Legions of Nagash army is incredibly strong right now. You can play a debuff list with neferata at the helm. An outflank list using Manfredd, or a casting list using Arkhan. Either way, large blocks of skeletons, grave guard are very strong. And for a measily command point (of which you auto generate one per turn) you can summon an entire unit back that was slain. Necros can make them attack twice in one turn.

Black nights do VERY well in a death march list where they get a bonus move, on top of their very fast movement. This is good combo because they do butt loads of damage on the charge.



Cool, thank you. I'll aim for an fluffy version of those, but nice to hear, that I will be able to get a decent army out of those choices!

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