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Unit of the Week -- Venoc Warlord

Posted January 22nd, 2010 at 04:21 PM by Sup3rS0n1c
Due to MegaSilver's inablility to follow up with this project, I requested to take it over. And with his permission, here it is, the next Unit of the Week! ^_^

I chose the figure in honor of the one allowing me to continue this, MegaSilver. And here it is...

Venoc Warlord

And your discussion questions...

Best Army Build/Strategy:

Best Counterdraft/Strategy:

Favorite Part of Unit:

Fond Memories:

Bad Memories:

If I could change one thing...

Also, suggestions for the next Unit of the Week will be appreciated, not to mention any other possible dicussion questions. All the help I can get will be greatly appreciated. ^_^

I'll try to do this every Friday, if possible. No later than Sunday on any week, unless it is absolutely unavoidable.
Total Comments 9


MegaSilver's Avatar
Thanks for the praise SS by using VW!

I should have seen it coming.

Best Army Build/Strategy:
V Vipers x4
A Vipers x1
EO Vipers x1
Marro Warriors x1

Best Counterdraft/Strategy:

Favorite Part of Unit:
Synergizes with my favorite units: Vipers (And is leader)
Synergizes with many units I like: Zeta, Spiders, Mohicans

Fond Memories:
Destroying Jotun in two turns (see Battle Report #1)

Bad Memories:
None, thankfully...

If I could change one thing...
Increase Frenzy dice roll amount.

Posted January 22nd, 2010 at 04:49 PM by MegaSilver MegaSilver is offline
ellak96's Avatar
Best Army Build/Strategy:
Mittens 120
EoV 100
Theracus 40
Venoc Vipers 40

Best Counterdraft/Strategy:

Favorite Part of Unit:
Synergy is Terrific

Fond Memories:
Crushing Mittens In FF3.5 (SS)

Bad Memories:

If I could change one thing...
Gauntlets of Doom Special Attack
Insta Kill Any Squad Figure
Posted January 22nd, 2010 at 08:28 PM by ellak96 ellak96 is offline
Sup3rS0n1c's Avatar
Argh, you had to bring that up, ellak. >.<

Well, I'm not picking such a fragile army next time. Just expect some short guys (no one above height 5, I believe)


Best Army Build
Anything with a lot of vipers or Aubriens

Favorite Part of Unit
Speed and power.

Fond Memories
All those times at home where he excelled

Bad Memories
Mittens uterrly failing me at FF 3.5 despite my prolonged success at home

If I could change one thing...
More frenzy enhancement; +1 on a d20 doesn't help much
Posted January 22nd, 2010 at 10:39 PM by Sup3rS0n1c Sup3rS0n1c is offline
Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
Why not, as I suggested to MegaSilver, use the favorite units of past 'Scapers of the Week?
Posted January 22nd, 2010 at 11:59 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline
Sup3rS0n1c's Avatar
Well, my only issue with that is, there's three different units for each. I don't want to restrict it to any specific unit type. I think I might do it for the first few or so, but I need to figure out a better plan.

Edit: Oooh, idea! I could fill a hat (whether tangible or metaphorical) with numbers (all of them represtenting each SotW) and once I pick one, draw a number 1 through 3, each representing the unit type. It could add a more random and specific aspect to that prospect.
Posted January 23rd, 2010 at 12:13 AM by Sup3rS0n1c Sup3rS0n1c is offline
There are quite a lot of scouts in the game that the Venoc Warlord can boost, and you'll alomst always find him in an army with at least one scout.

One idea I had right off the bat for mixing Frenzy's Boost and Scout movement boosts:

Venoc Warlord 120
Aubriens x 3 330
Armoc Vipers x 2 460

Somehow, I feel like this has already been done. What looks like an Order Marker Nightmare isn't half bad given the Armoc's bonding and whatnot. Zetacron simply ties in for cleanup and a way to abuse Scout Boosts.
Posted January 24th, 2010 at 12:21 PM by Vilsara Vilsara is offline
killercactus's Avatar
Favorite Army Build:

Mittens - 120
Venoc Vipers x6 - 360
Elite Onyx Vipers - 460
Zetacron - 520, 24 hexes

Zetacron is for early game - run out 7 spaces and blast something big. The EOV are your cleanup units before Mittens - the last line of defense.

Some Mohican builds are good, too. I like pumping up the Viper squads, though.


It depends on what you draft to go with him. DW8K, Q9, Deathreavers and melee bonding squads beat up on Venocs, and Q9 really messes up Aubrien Archers and Mohicans.

Favorite Part:

His awesome Mittens of Doom.

Favorite Story:

I don't really have one for him. Every game where I've had to use him, I've lost. Normally if it gets to Mittens, I've already lost the game.

I wouldn't change anything about him - he's awesome.
Posted January 25th, 2010 at 04:40 PM by killercactus killercactus is offline
Spartacus Maximus's Avatar
That guy is so awesome
Posted January 27th, 2010 at 03:41 PM by Spartacus Maximus Spartacus Maximus is offline
The B.I.V.'s Avatar
Aaah, thanks, S-maxi! I'm not all that great, though....

Venoc Warlord, on the other hand. Love 'im! I like leaving him in the start zone and letting him boost my Aubriens from afar. Then I bring him out for cleanup...

Posted January 27th, 2010 at 05:23 PM by The B.I.V. The B.I.V. is offline
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