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PostSubject: Empire   Empire EmptyWed Sep 10, 2008 12:01 am

Bought the empire army at the con and now started to put it together goign to have loads of ?'s...to start whats a good size for state troop units. I have so far 10 halberdiers and got twenty more to put togehter. Any help is much appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Empire   Empire EmptyWed Sep 10, 2008 4:20 pm

depends on what you are using them for. 20 seems to work unless you are using them as attachments, then most people tend to go with 10.
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PostSubject: Re: Empire   Empire EmptyWed Sep 10, 2008 9:32 pm

Empire deserves big units of 30. 10 for detachments.
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PostSubject: Re: Empire   Empire EmptySat Nov 15, 2008 2:53 pm

I love empire. My First and all time favorite army
With the new rules this is what i recomend
If you want to use state troops take them in blocks of 25. Use the Spearment or Swordsmen allways with full comand. I use combat detachments of 3 accross by 2 or 3 deep. I like to take my shooters at detachments of 5 to 8 men.
Recently I do take a unit of 10 hand gunners with a champion with a hochland long rifle and mounted level 2 wizard in it. Its working pretty well.
With the advent of the vampires however I've been taking 2 units of flagelants, because if you take a warrior priest (Which if its not in your army you're crazy) one of them counts as core.
I take free company or halberd combat detachments
I like using archers as a skirmish screen for my state troops or flagos.
Vanilla knights are fantastic, I take 1 group of five with out comand and a large group and stick a warrior priest in it.
For Special
I allways take a cannon
I used to greatswords, but they're too expensive and not immune to psyche.
I tried the outriders, but I don't like how they don't move and shoot
Pistoliers are the best fast cav in the game I take two units
Inner circle knights are allright if you have the extra points.
Rares
Flaggos= Pure awesome
Helblaster= It will blow up, but its a hell of a deterent
Hellstorm never used it. Not sure
I allways take a Captain as a bsb and stick him in the state troops (personally I like to give him a ward save)
I allways take at least 1 warrior priest
Ususally run a level 2 wizard (lore of light)

For my lord I used to run a grandmaster but since vampires and deamons i allmost allways run a Archlector on war altar.

Thats the anthem
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