SKs or Stormblades??...good 2nd caster??
So I am playing in a tourney tomorrow. Siege is my first caster. Taking the standard Siege component with squire and Reinholt. Not a huge fan of all shooting. I had the Full SK compliment and a marshalled Centurion (to get pronto). Included Arlan for the Focus. What I wanted was the Melee unit with a Melee Jack that would give them Flank. A friend suggested dumping the SK's for Blades and the Centurion for Stormclad. Comments??
Another suggestion was to Keep the SK's and UA, insert the clad over Centurion and use a min unit of Blades as a backup to provide a focus AND a little hitting power. Wondering what to do??
Last, which caster is a good compliment to Siege in a two list tourney with Char restrictions???
I personally prefer the SKs compliment to Blades but really its personal preference. I like the idea of Sk's marshalling the Stormclad backed-up by min blades for focus too.
Typically if Siege is one of your casters it means the other 'shooty' casters are out (ie. Sloan & Caine) as all three are fighting for Reinholdt.
Siege is usually an assassination/attrition caster so choosing one that plays differently is usually a good idea. I find eHaley is great for scenario play.
Yeah, I'm an SK fan as well. I also thought about Marshalling the Clad to Gunmages and having the Blades around for Focus. Still thinking on this one. Thanks for the input.
I was thinking of going with pStryker as my second...Risky I know...but was thinking about going heavy on the Inf and support. I'll post in a bit.
I really prefer Stormblades over SK. While the extra DEF has saved a couple of models, the 'Blades extra MAT and P+S makes them much better offensively. I've tried them with Reach jacks to get flank from, and it still isn't enough. The Stormblades always hit one better and might as well be rolling an extra die that is always a '3' or '5'. Now, if all you want is extra bodes, the Sword Knights do well (and can threaten a jack that would normally be immune to infantry), but also look at Steelhead Halberdiers, they are a much better jam/meatsheild (IMO).