Monday, February 7, 2011

Successor Elephants

I promised some Successor elephants next, and here there are:




These are Xyston models also. Elephants have been real glass cannons under the Field of Glory rule system, but there is some talk of a proposed new version of the rules that will make them much more potent.  Regardless, I just love the models, and even if under the present version of the rules they may not be worth the points, I still want to experiment with figuring out how to use them effectively.  And besides, a Successor army just has to have elephants in it somewhere, doesn't it?

I was going to finish my Swiss halberdiers next, but my group of regional Ancients gamers is starting up a league this month, and since I will be playing the Successors in it, I'd like to paint up one more unit of phalangites for it instead of using the Old Glory 15 ones I presently have.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice, they look great, elephants always cause a problem in both the rules and definatly during a game, whatever rules your using!!

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  2. Very nice elies! Love the color schemes. Dean

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  3. They can be fragile in FOG if they go in unsupported. But they are hard to kill and pack a punch.

    Send them in with flanking units and Robert is indeed your dad's brother.

    A number of other rule sets allow them to go on a rampage (rolling for the direction they go in - so they can equally impact your troops as well as the opposition). This would be a welcome addition to FOG. Make them tougher BUT with the caveat that they could trample all over your own troops if Fragmented.

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  4. Great work . I find in FoG if they are deployed back and in the centre and always have a BG of LF across their front ( archers best) they are tricky to overcome .
    You move them late in the game when your opponent has committed the LF screen and shoot them in and then all you have to do is roll sixes !:)
    Richard
    Love your blog BTW always check it for inspiration .

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