A few days ago I told you how I go about getting ready for a Warhammer tournament.
Today I will discuss two characters that I will be using and why I have decided to include them in my list (which still isn't finalized).
Here are two heroes that my list will include
Witch Hunter- 50pts
Brace of pistols +5pts
Great Sword +5pts
Why a Witch Hunter? Easy... because they're cool!
In game terms a witch hunter has below average stats, but he has two things that make him great. First he can accuse an enemy character of being a witch. The witch hunter then gains the killing blow special rule against that character with both his shooting and close combat attacks. He also can shoot at this character as if the witch hunter had the sniper rule. Will he get lucky and knock off your 600pt chaos lord? Probably not, but just the fact that he can will give some opponents pause and in my book that is worth 60pts.
His second rule is even more important. The witch hunter comes with a handy magic resistance of two. In the magic happy world of 8th edition this can really help a low toughness unit (which is all of the Empire units) survive and when combined with my next character can make a unit almost invincible.
Battle Wizard- 2nd magic level- 100pts
Scroll of shielding 15pts
This little wizard will use the lore of life and can use the scroll of shielding to give the witch hunter's unit a 2+ ward save! Hopefully I can use this when a high powered spell is coming my way to avoid most (if not all) of the damage the spell will cause.
I really like to use the lore of life to increase the survivability of my units. A unit of spearmen at toughness 3 and a 5+ armor save isn't going to scare anyone. That same unit with a toughness of five (due to flesh to stone) and a 5+ regeneration save (due to earthblood) can hold up the scariest monster or fighting character for a long time.
The other characters...
Not decided yet. Check back!