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Old May 12th, 2008, 06:53 AM
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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

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Jotun - 225 points
Sentinels of Jandar (110 points) - Shields of Valor should protect you from Wild Swing and they're immune to throw.
This is a great one, the shields really make these guys excellent for any unit with high attack.
And his special ability will be practically useless, the Shields are awesome against such weak attacks.

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Old May 15th, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

I've had good luck using Valguard against Jotun. I can usually take at least half or more of Jotun's lives before Jotun squashes Valguard. I once took an unwounded Jotun down to 1 life with a wounded Valguard that started the fight with 2 lives already gone. I'm not saying Valguard is "THE giant killer", just that if played well, he can put some serious hurt on! That's not bad for less than half of Jotun's cost.

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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

Friend uses Charros whenever possible. He likes him so much so that we don't deny him the first pick. With that said, his heavy life and counter attack is a beast of a tank.
Agent Carr is not the best answer against the dragon, since his sword is not a special attack. More often than not the dragon has eaten this agent without much trouble.
Personally, I use Major Q10, which isn't quite half the points of Charros, but the double special attack takes the dragon down fast.
  • For extra goodness against Charros, use any ranged figure and stand center hex on an elevated 7 hex. The dragon will not be able to hit you there. No matter his position, the figure will be out of sight.
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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

Me-Burq-Sa is a decent option for high defense figures. At 50 points he's a bargain if you can take down a high-cost figure.

He's fast (8 movement) and ranged (6 range) so you have a good chance to be the first one to strike. Weak defense at 3 but you have 3 life so you could easily get two attacks in unless things really didn't go your way.

Hes no against many of the figures listed because his ability limits him to medium or small figures. But not a bad choice in a lot of situations.

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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

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Jotun - 225 points
Sentinels of Jandar (110 points) - Shields of Valor should protect you from Wild Swing and they're immune to throw.
I actually saw this one in action not too long ago. In a three player draft game with a high castle to fight over, the Sentinels took the high ground, but Jotun was tall enough to swing at them, yet not able to take them down.

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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

Added the new figures to the counters, though much of it is speculation. As far as the new heavy-hitters Sujoah and Zelrig are concerned, I'd like a bit of play-time with them before coming to any conclusions.
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  • For extra goodness against Charros, use any ranged figure and stand center hex on an elevated 7 hex. The dragon will not be able to hit you there. No matter his position, the figure will be out of sight.
I guess I'm a little confused as to how Charos would not be able to become adjacent to a figure on a 7 hex tile if he stood in the middle... That still leaves the 6 surrounding tiles (assuming that its not a squad of 3 or 4 figures that is taking up the surrounding hexes).... Maybe I'm just visuallizing it wrong.....

Edit, although you did say sight, but Charos does not have range so I'm not sure line of sight applies here

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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

Suprisingly (because they get no respect - paging Rodney Dangerfield!) the Roman Archers are a decent Charos counter. They get a beefy SA and he can only kill one at a time. The Ashigaru and Zombies work well for the same reason, but lack the ranged attack to force him to come play.

~Aldin, who likes the comparitively cheap Charos against some of the normal attack, high point Marvel figs

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Re: Low-cost counters to heavy hitters

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Suprisingly (because they get no respect - paging Rodney Dangerfield!) the Roman Archers are a decent Charos counter. They get a beefy SA and he can only kill one at a time. The Ashigaru and Zombies work well for the same reason, but lack the ranged attack to force him to come play.

~Aldin, who likes the comparitively cheap Charos against some of the normal attack, high point Marvel figs
Not many respect the Roman Archers like I do. In fact, no one around here likes to hear me announce I'm rolling Arrow Volley.

And though they're a decent counter to many heroes, once Charos engages, they're toast. Volley doesn't work when engaged.
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Suprisingly (because they get no respect - paging Rodney Dangerfield!) the Roman Archers are a decent Charos counter. They get a beefy SA and he can only kill one at a time. The Ashigaru and Zombies work well for the same reason, but lack the ranged attack to force him to come play.

~Aldin, who likes the comparitively cheap Charos against some of the normal attack, high point Marvel figs
Not many respect the Roman Archers like I do. In fact, no one around here likes to hear me announce I'm rolling Arrow Volley.

And though they're a decent counter to many heroes, once Charos engages, they're toast. Volley doesn't work when engaged.
Really? Why not?


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