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Friend is Starting Tomb Kings

posted Feb 13, 2012 04:56:14 by jake_hutton
My friend wants to start tomb kings, which I am happy about (there aren't enough TK players). He is most likely buying as much as possible off ebay, and asked me what he should get. I am going to try to convince him to play in a local escalation league which is starting at 1,000 points. What should I suggest he get? I know some of it is subject to personal preference, and I am going to suggest base his opinions more on look then anything else, but any tips for me to give to someone completely new to warhammer for starting a TK army? Also any beginner tips for playing them?

i know this is not probably the best beginner army, but my friend is studying Egyptology so the whole fluff aspect and look really appeals to him.

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Greg2thePerson said Feb 14, 2012 00:47:52
Well, you've got to start with the Core choices. I think the general opinion is that the Bowmen, Chariots, and Light Horsemen are good, whereas the regular Skeletons and Heavy Horsemen are bad. I like all of the choices, though. :-)
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jake_hutton said Feb 14, 2012 01:39:24
Yeah I quite like the Tomb Kings. What defines the heavy horse men versus the light? They are the same models right, just one has a shield and no fast calv I am guessing? Jen seemed to have a pretty sweet set up with regular skellie buffed by a prince of king, any major flaws with that? I guess if the buffing hero dies the unit gets much worse lol.
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Greg2thePerson said Feb 14, 2012 01:42:49
The Heavy Horsemen have spears and shields... I think they have Vanguard as well. The Light Horsemen have Bows and Scout. Really useful unit!

Having the regular Skeletons buffed with a character is nice, but as you said if the character dies then the unit is really easy to take out. It's a real fun unit to play with, though.
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noah.nathanson said Feb 14, 2012 01:43:55
Yeah, I agree with Greg. Your friend will always find use for skeletons (archers if possible), chariots, and 1+ screaming skull catapult. Those models really won't go to waste. Picking up a liche priest or two will be useful. If he can find a cheap Khalida model it can easily be used as a liche priest or tomb prince/king.
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jake_hutton said Feb 14, 2012 05:13:39
k awesome. I figured I should suggest the war Spinx to right?
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Echunia said Feb 27, 2012 06:42:02
Yes! I would personally not recommend normal skellies but stick to archers. That's somewhat down to personal preference though. But do suggest sphinxes and snake cavalry, those are the best choices. I made Stalkers instead of Necro knights and I'm still kicking myself. The stalkers are extremely bad compared to the knights.
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