duz_ Posted August 1, 2017 Share Posted August 1, 2017 It has come to the Commissariat's attention that some of you have not being keeping up with your regular training requirements. As such we intend to rectify this immediately by commencing an intensive re-education of the command corps. Failure will not be tolerated! This will be a weekly series of threads aimed at discussing the units available to the Astra Miliatrum in 8th edition. This can become a resource for those finding their feet in 8th and our brothers in arms who have joined the fight in the glorious Imperial Guard. The next series will cover our highly mobile support elements, Fast Attack. This particular thread will be dedicated to Rough Riders and their slightly more battle hardened brethren Death Korps Death Rider Squadrons. (My initial post will be focused on the non-FW variants as I am not as familiar with the FW ones, other than they look awesome! I do think they would make a great addition to a guard army, particularly since we no longer have these models available from GW). A favourite of mine from by gone years of 3rd ed! I had a (still have in various states of repair) a squad of 5 Attilan RR's. The Sgt of which was my first ever conversion, I made the horse rear up on its hind legs. I was quite proud of myself at the time! Enough reminiscing though, with their hunting lances no longer one use only (no limited to turns they charged) and impressive stats of S +2, AP -2 and D:D3 they can certainly deliver a punch on the charged. They can keep swinging afterwards too with a chainsword + [effectively] an additional 1 attack from their mighty steeds! As far as I am aware they are also one of the few units in the game that have a "outflanking" deployment option. This makes them even better at counter assaulting units that arrive in our back lines, or providing well needed assistance to troops further up the field, 10" movement is quite reasonable too. How have you been fielding your RR's? I'd love to see peoples' models of these! I might even dig out my old 3rd ed ones and take a pic for the novelty. :D Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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