Well, it has been a long time coming, but I think it is time for some blog posts again. Now that my son’s baseball is over and the World Cup and my softball league are coming to a close, I will have a little more free time than I have had recently. Also, with a Warhammer tournament coming up in August (that I should be able to attend), there is some motivation again.
The tournament is going to allow special characters, and since I have never used one before, I wanted to take advantage of this. I like to have lots of magic in my armies, so I naturally gravitated toward Teclis and Alarielle. Now I have to choose between the two.
Alarielle has some cool special rules, but leads to more of a “death star” type build, since most of her abilities add to the unit that she is in (magical attacks, 5+ ward against non-magical attacks, immune to Fear and Terror). Couple those with the Banner of the World Dragon, and you have a proper “death star”. I don’t generally like to play that style of list, so it would be a bit of a change for me.
Teclis, on the other hand, allows you to pick a spell from each of the 8 lores, so is much more flexible. I am strongly leaning towards him, since he allows for a lot of options in a build. The big choice comes down to the spell selection. Do I go for Loremaster on High magic with his +6 to cast and low casting costs, which can help him get a ward save that he is so desperately lacking, do I choose all of the magical attack spells from the 8 lores, do I choose support spells instead, or do I balance damage and support spells?
Hopefully, I can settle on all of this before too long, so that I can choose a list and get to painting again soon! I will probably start with some Ellyrian Reavers since they tend to end up in all of my lists.