Now that February has rolled around, I thought about switching up the match-ups to include non-infantry sized models, but ended up deciding to push that off to another time. For week 4, I decided to have the elves take on the Bestigor from the Beastmen book. Once again, I am going with two results since the Primal Fury makes a significant difference in this match-up. Maybe I just need to update my spreadsheet to accommodate multiple calculations…
The first comparison includes the Bestigors succeeded their Primal Fury roll. The fights between the elite elven units come out in favor of the elves due to the higher Strength of the elite units. The spearmen really get the bad end of the deal since they have a harder time getting through the higher Toughness and the Bestigor still receive their full armour save.
If the Bestigors happen to fail their Primal Fury, the combat swings much more heavily in the elves’ favor. The loss of the re-rolls significantly reduces the amount of damage that the Bestigors can deal when they are only hitting 1/2 of the time instead of 3/4. I have a feeling, though, that many Beastmen players will do what they can to prevent this from happening, with a BSB and higher Leadership close by.
I didn’t include the results here, but if the Bestifgors happen to pick up Frenzy from the Primal Fury roll, then they actually smash all versions of the elves, with the spearmen really taking a beating.