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Let’s say you like Chaos in Warhammer Fantasy, but you’re not that hell-bent on winning every game you set out to play.

A strange thought to many, I know but let’s entertain this one. What would an army of this sort look like? I’ll tell you what it would look like – it would look like Beastmen! Like Daemons and Warriors, Beastmen have all that cool chaos flair, like spiky bits, evil and malice, awesome looking models, etc.

If you like an army of angry, bitter, drunk pseudo-furries it’s actually a lot cooler than that soundsyou will like the Beastmen. Also, if you like tough, fast-moving cores supported by awesome lords and heroes, one of the most armt special units and literally terrifying rare choices, Beastmen are for you. Sadly, Beastmen were written when 7th edition was in vogue and they were able to go head to head with the other factions on a more balanced scale. Prior to the new army book the “only” way to play Beastmen was chariot spam and while qrmy new book added more options, lists didn’t change all that much.

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Today, bopk are overpriced and nowhere near as durable as they used to be. Essentially, they’re now a casualty of 8th edition; pity that WHFB had to be rebooted because of an exceptionally OP army made beaastmen a particular cocksucker. As a side note, the Beastmen faction is still perfectly viable to play as, it just takes more manoeuvring, strategy, and brains than previously, much like how the Dark Pansies USED to be in this regard. So The End Times: Glottkin is out and with it comes a Bezstmen update, they can now have marks, ambush works a little differently, and you’re given extra rules like Eye of the Gods with Daemonhood becoming Spawnhood and the Reign of Chaos magic chart.

There’s a different page for it here: If for any reason you don’t want to field other units alongside your Beastmen and still want your Beastmen to be better then you’d be better off with this tactica for a LoC Beastmen army as the other assumes you want to mix units.

But don’t be disheartened by beaetmen the bad things, you can still get the killing done when you need to tear and shred units if you use a little creativity and hatred, tonnes of hatred.

The first thing to note about Beastmen is that most of the army benefits from a rule called “Primal Fury. If the unit passes on a double 1, they get hatred AND frenzy for the rest of the round.

While this sounds good, you must understand that one of the Beastmen’s major weaknesses is their low LD, so they won’t be passing as much as you beastmem them to.

Keep close to a general and BSB to maximize results. The other thing to note about the Beastmen is that a number of units can be held in reserve for a Beastmen ambush:. Under the current edition, named characters tend to be overpriced; you can pretty easily emulate most named characters from scratch and save yourself some points. That said, a few named characters do have abilities and wargear or wargear combos unique to them, so if you absolutely need to have them, go ahead. Just make sure you’re really getting your points worth.

While named characters are judged against their generic counterparts, generic characters are examined based on their role in your army. Beastmen Rare choices armmy overpriced and somewhat underpowered, like all of the Beastmen book right now.

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Thus they can fill gaping holes in your army, cause casualties where you normally can’t and hit the flanks. Don’t feel bad if you wind up with no Rares in your army – quite often, the points are better spent on buffing your Cores and Specials.

Okay, that’s harsh so I’ll explain. Legions allows you to fix a lot of the problems of this list by adding WoC units that are, let’s face it, more reasonably priced and better at fighting and standing their ground. What’s that, you say? Playing Warriors is for chumps? Okay, you mad bastard. I like you, so listen closely.

Your Core choices are shitty so you’ll have to deal with that. Big horde units will give you some holding power you brought that BSB, right? Tuskgor chariots are handy and will bring some pain but not if you send them in one at a time like ninjas in an episode of Walker: Your real tools lie in the Special slot so when you get to list building your eyes are going to start here.

Razorgors for flanking, Minotaurs for smashing. Bestigors will fuck some shit right up but if you expect them to do work all by themselves then you deserve the spanking you’re about to receive. Please note that the only unit that can take magic banners is Bestigors. To that I say: Bitch, did you think I was kidding? You ARE sinking more points into those Bestigors.

Also, a magic banner bsb has every capability to be just as useful as one with a decent save. Beastmen magic is generally too situational, just like the army itself and unless really dedicated to magic can be beaten down by any dedicated magic armies. However, taking the Shard of a Herdstone with some Shadow level 1 casters can change this around, you can miasma the BS of shooty armies, and the WS, M and I of the fighty armies.

Even gutstars are no good if they have a movement of 1. Prepare to pay a lot of points for a decent magic phase though. However with a L4 and a power scroll, you can potentially force through a couple of spells at crucial times. In general the biggest problems with Lore of the Wild is what the spells work on and the fact that some can be done better by your own armoury more on this in the spells themselves.

But it’s not all bad, your casting Heroes and Lords are cheaper than MOST peoples and can hold up acceptably in combat not on their own, never on their own.

You’re going to want your lower level Heroes to concentrate on Lore of Beasts and grab multiples of it’s Signature Spell and maybe try to grab an offensive spell or two to try and tip an important combat in your favor. Lord level wizards should be nabbing Lore of Death right out, for it’s usefulness at sniping enemy heroes and weakening enemy units.

Lore of Shadows is okay if you want to try for Occam’s Mindrazor, but Death and Beasts are more all purpose. Here is a breakdown of the spells of the Lore of the Wild.

Also note that with Lore of Beasts, you subtract one from each casting value, so it’s like it’s custom made for Beastmen! Also, Beasts is where Wyssan’s Wildform is With each of these spells – look at the ranges generally too short and the casting values generally too high and you’ll see why, for now, the Lore of the Wild is not as good as some of the others though it does have its high points.

Let’s get down to brass tacks here eh? Beastmen, as an army, have some gaping holes. The biggest and most egregious: They have a terrible LD across the board: This means you’re going to be concentrated in huge blobs towards the center of the board and thus very vulnerable to flank charges.

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Here are some favorite unit designs that Beastmen players have used. You’ll notice that the first three are Special Units – welcome to Beastmen:. There should be no giant blocks of ungors – this is not their forte, they’re not Skavenslaves: Minotaurs do flank duty alright, but are unreliable and easy to strand; inherently, put them in the middle army general helps their low LD and put the Gor blocks nearby.

Cores and Special blocks need flank support: Your Bestigors will likely fall into the above paragraph unless you set them up as stated earlier – with the Standard of Discipline and a Character, at which point they become independent of the General’s Ld bubble this is good.

Even then, they cannot be run as a solo problem solver, or the inevitable paddling they get will be well deserved.

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Cygors are decent flank units, but need the screening unit to keep dedicated combat units away. Ghorgons fair a little better but have the same problem that Minotaurs have in beasmten they are easy to pull off in a bad direction.

Jabbers are great mobile trouble-shooters, but automatically become winged shit magnets. Remember, keep all of these monsters away from dedicated combat units with lots of attacks, great weapons or poisoned attacks.

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They should be slamming into the flanks, not going nose to nose. Avoiding your opponent’s heaviest units is also important to your success, which naturally is easier said than done. Strike hard, strike fast, and melt away before any real opposition comes to get you. Learn from the Beastmen in the lore, they know how it goes.

Kit out the gors with additional hand weapons, a few heroes and Wyssan’s Wildform, and run like hell towards the enemy. You should be buffing your Gors with either the Beast Banner for killing, or with the Totem of Rust when facing armies with plenty of disposable income.

You need to get as many kills as possible to force Insane Courage from your opponent on the charge. Don’t pull your punches, go all out on the offense. Now that you’re stressed for points, let’s not forget to add the fact that you should have wizards if possible. Remember – be prepared to pay points for a decent magic phase. You need buffs more than other armies and the way to get that is via magic.

All of your magic characters will find their points allotments for magical items to be a bit tight – beastmen are poor from living in the woods after all. Buy those casters and try your best to buff buff and buff your units. Don’t be afraid to stack the odds, no one came along and gave you a point Hydra or decent cavalry. But, you toss in a Cygor or even a Chariot on the flanks, and suddenly you’re doing okay. Gang up on enemy units, don’t play nice. Much of Beastmen playing will involve heavy maneuvering, unit redundancy, draw and counter-charge and avoiding getting shot to pieces.

Welcome to Warhammer on Hard Mode. Do not challenge or accept a challenge from a Vampire with anything you will miss, there is a good chance that unless it is a Minotaur that it’s going to get butchered. If you can do these things you drastically increase your chance of winning.

Stopping the enemy’s spell casters is a must. VS Elves – If you can live through the first round of combat, your generally higher S and T will start to show, so you should use your numerical advantage to it’s fullest. Get into combat fast:

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