View Full Version : Gunline

11-09-2009, 09:50 PM
After a few topics on gunlines and handgunner hoards i thought i would put my view on them to paper and see what it will be here it is

Wizard Lord Level 4
orb of thunder
grey wand

Battle wizard Level 2
Scroll caddie

Warrior priest
doomfire ring

Casket of sorcery

2 units of 10 Handgunners w/ 5 Crossbowmen detachment

10 Handgunners w/Hochland long rifle

18 Flaggelants

10 Huntsmen

5 Pistoliers

Great cannon


Steam tank

Lots of magic but not all effected by miscast lots of shots (i think there shld b more ) and 2 unbreakable units to hault anything that gets to close

Any opinions?

Inquisitor Alex
12-09-2009, 09:33 PM
Nice. Outriders instead of pistoliers maybe ? That's the only bit I'd change. Maybe.

17-09-2009, 04:18 AM
An outrider champion with hochland long rifle would benefit from his BS5. Add the pray Hammer of Sigmar on him and he'll reroll his to hit and to wound giving him and added advantage to snipe out opponent characters.

The only worry is where are you going to position your characters. I notice that the units that can be joined by characters, couldn't withstand a charge. If you face an opponent with high number of fast moving units, you'd probably have 1 or 2 turns of shooting and then you'll face their charge.

Inquisitor Alex
17-09-2009, 08:15 AM
With luck, 2 turns of "Greatcannon\Hellblaster'Handgunners\tank" can take a bit out of that charge, Gunline armies have to be set up with "kill alleys" - if the enemy move toward one of your units, two more should be covering that advance. Use your terrain right, and sneak your huntsmen and pistoliers around the flanks, killing his war machines, it should work ok.

Jihad Jack
17-09-2009, 11:36 PM
just curious what is the point limit for this list?
I want create a list much like this, you actually make me want to switch to empire.
Is there a 1000 point or 2000 version of this list?

19-09-2009, 01:34 PM
this is 2000pt list but its just a rough outline i hope to post it up properly shortly, i will write a 1000pt list and PM to you to see if you like it

Jihad Jack
19-09-2009, 05:46 PM
this is 2000pt list but its just a rough outline i hope to post it up properly shortly, i will write a 1000pt list and PM to you to see if you like it


Jihad Jack
22-09-2009, 02:19 AM
well I took a stab at the orgional list and trimmed it down for the 500 point limit, I still want to master to approve on this list so here is my 500 point version of the list. So here we go "500 Gun Salute for the Empire". My math might be off on this one.

CPT. of the Empire - General - Full Plate Armor - Hand Weapon
Equipment: Dragon Bow; Talisman of Protection
98 pts

Core: Handgunners (Full command)
detachement: handgunners
Standard: Standard of Arcane Ward
170 Pts

Core: Handgunners (Full command)
detachment: handgunners
Standard: War Banner
170 Pts

well there you go!

22-09-2009, 07:55 AM
Thats alot of handgunners at 500pts but a bit boring to play i would say, its all about the specialist roles in this army that make it fun

and your maths is of by quiet abit overall

You cant take magic banners

I would prefer crossbowmen as detachments

but you will prob need either a unit of huntsmen or pistoliers to get used to march blocking, that is the thing that if you master the army doubles in effectivness

I might also try a captain on the pegasus can add another march blocker

I hope to get a master to you soon :)

Jihad Jack
22-09-2009, 06:12 PM
I got board at work last night, and used a downloadable army builder for free. Thats why the math is off on it along with me trying to be click happy and not actually having a recent codex for any army thats why its like that. Looking foward to seeing a master.