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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:08 am 
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Hey all, just bought my new Noble kit, planning to make a BSB outta there, but the question is what to make! I've obviously picked up that a BSB is almost essential these days, but how do you guys run yours? Mounted, on foot, what type of magic items, etc.

I was just gonna have him go on foot because most of my army is infantry based, but is it worth throwing him on a mount anyway, and sticking him with an infantry block, just for the extra armour save? Or is the +1 save negated by the loss of Look Out Sir?

Currently I don't have any big cav units to put him in, I've got 35 spearmen (I might split them into two units), 6 DPs (probably not enough protection here) plus some small units of archers and SMs. Planning on picking up around 20 PG soon and chucking him in with them, kitting him out for survival and I plan for that to be the main anvil of my army, along with either two medium sized spear units or one large one.

With all that in mind any advice you could give me to help me build my fledgling force would be great!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:34 am 
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I like them on foot too and ignore so i tend to run them with Armour of Caledor for a quick 2+/6++ .

Mounted i like Dragon armour, enchanted shield, mounted, barding, dawnstone ... This gives you 1+ rerollable/6++

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:15 am 
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I usually run him/her on foot as either:

1.Reaver bow + potion of strength + halberd + heavy armour + charmed shield

2.Sword of might+ shield of Merwyrm +golden crown+heavy armour.

Option 1 is great for some extra help in taking down something tough like a terrorgheist in the shooting phase. However, I would tend to avoid combat in most cases with him/her.

The second build is quite defensive and gives him/her a 4+ parry save but some re rollable S5 attacks. Golden crown is also handy I find. Another option is to exchange sword of might for something like sword of anti heroes if your opponents like lots of characters :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:00 am 
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Thanks for the responses..

Galdor wrote:
I usually run him/her on foot as either:

1.Reaver bow + potion of strength + halberd + heavy armour + charmed shield

2.Sword of might+ shield of Merwyrm +golden crown+heavy armour.

Option 1 is great for some extra help in taking down something tough like a terrorgheist in the shooting phase. However, I would tend to avoid combat in most cases with him/her.

The second build is quite defensive and gives him/her a 4+ parry save but some re rollable S5 attacks. Golden crown is also handy I find. Another option is to exchange sword of might for something like sword of anti heroes if your opponents like lots of characters :wink:


The second option was definitely what I was leaning towards, essentially 3 wounds with a decent ward in combat. I'm still playing relatively low points so hopefully he won't have to deal with anything too powerful..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:20 pm 
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I use him on fully upgraded griffon because reasons 8)

dragon armor
sword of might
enchanted shield
golden crown
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:27 pm 
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I run mine either mounted, with the Star Lance and Golden Crown, or on foot with the Merwyrm Shield and Blade of Might (an Obsidian Trinket is a nice addition is I go for a PG bodyguard). I've tried using the Reaver Bow, but it didn't convince me.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:39 am 
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I run mine on foot with sword of might, shield of merwyrm, heavy armor (dragon armor if I have the points) in a unit of white lions. I've had rather good luck with him staying alive and swinging combats in my favor. Never tried a mounted BSB even in my Empire army because I don't run heavy cavalry. I'd rather the banner stay front and center to get the most out of "hold your ground."


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:06 am 
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My usual build for BSB is on foot inside phoenix guard block that protects the flank of my main white lion block.

He has

- Dragon armor
- Fury ring of khaine (for lore attribute)
- Shield of Merwyrm

Sometimes depends on the opponent and my mood I give him crown of atrazar. Main concept is that I try to have the last power dice for quick +1 ward save for the unit as it advances.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:40 pm 
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The Merwyrm build works especially well with High Magic in the PG due to Shield of Saphery.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:32 pm 
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A hint for easy converting of the models giving you more options:

Make a small green stuff pillow behind the saddle and stick in banner so you can pull it out. Thus you have both options on the horse model. I used banner from phoenix guards.

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The footman I've just kitted out as BSB since I rarely use nobles on foot not being BSB.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:38 am 
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I have 2

Shield of Meryen, golden crown and reaver bow

Armour of destiny, white lion cloak and halberd

I usually run a lvl 4 Beasts so can get S-3 strength from a spell on the reaver.

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