1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

8th Ed. What models to buy

Discussion in 'Lizardmen & Saurian Ancients Discussion' started by The Great White Lizard, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. The Great White Lizard
    Cold One

    The Great White Lizard Active Member

    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    225
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Hello LO!
    I have a pretty decent collection of Lizardmen, even though it pales in comparison to some of the larger ones. I'm looking to spend around 100 dollars on new models. Here's what I have:

    1 Slann Mage-Priest
    1 Kroq Gar (old metal version)
    1 Saurus Scar Veteran on Carnosaur (WIP)
    1 Gor Rok
    3 Scar Veterans on Cold Ones (WIP)
    1 Ancient Stegadon (WIP)
    1 Bastiladon w/ Solar Engine (WIP)
    10 Temple Guard
    20 Saurus Warriors
    8 Cold One Riders
    24 Skinks
    45 Skinks (WIP)
    3 Kroxigor (One WIP)
    12 Saurus Warriors(WIP)
    13 Cold One Riders (WIP)
    3 Ripperdactyl Riders (Missing some parts, WIP)
    10 5th ed Saurus Warriors

    As you can see this is kinda a mess, have a ton of stuff to paint. I only recently got back into the hobby and never finished a bunch of stuff from a while ago. I know I want to get more temple guard, but after that I'm not really sure what to get. Two Salamanders? Another Ripper/Terradon Box? Another Stegadon? Would really appreciate any advise on what to get as I am a bit overwhelmed with my options!
     
  2. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

    Messages:
    5,981
    Likes Received:
    14,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Looking over your list, I would say more Saurus. Ideally you'd want to be able to field two blocks of 30 (6x5 formation) as they are a must-include choice for your army.

    Then definitely Temple Guard up to 30.
     
    Pieter Smeyers and Imrahil like this.
  3. Pieter Smeyers
    Cold One

    Pieter Smeyers Active Member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I agree with lizards of renown. You need to be able to field alot of saurus warriors, some more tg's wouldn't hurt as well. Got around 130 saurus and 40 TG's. Saurus warriors should normally be pretty cheap. TG's however depends on what models you want, i got 5th edition ones and they are costly. After that i might invest in some sallies, more kroxies and maybe some terradons.
     
    Lizards of Renown likes this.
  4. The Great White Lizard
    Cold One

    The Great White Lizard Active Member

    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    225
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Thanks! I definitely need to thicken my saurus blocks, but I'm wondering about the Kroxigor. I never really play skroxigor, and it is rare that I run more than three. I think sallies are definitely a priority, as my main opponent play WE. Right now I'm thinking 1 saurus box, one TG box, 2 sallies, a terradon unit, and then maybe a couple homebrew lost kingdom units.

    Wow, this post marks my 100th! Time really flies.
     
  5. Pieter Smeyers
    Cold One

    Pieter Smeyers Active Member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    43
    All depends indeed what armies you are most likely to play against the most. Although i haven't played WoC for a while, i did play against them alot and after a steep learning curve, i learned i need kroxies against them
     
  6. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

    Messages:
    5,981
    Likes Received:
    14,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Kroxigor are great.

    Skink Skirmishers with Javelins are great.

    Skroxigor are a horrible unit. All the person has to do is kill the Kroxigor (who always strike last) and then the Skinks are next to useless in hand-to-hand.
     
  7. Cptn Timmy
    Saurus

    Cptn Timmy Active Member

    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    33
    I feel like I spend a lot of time defending sub par units. Lol.
    o_O
    I still wanted to add my 2 cents about skroxigor. Basically the only use I have found for them is to play a minimum unit with 11 skinks and 1 krox. It can be a good place to hide a skink priest and I find it works quite well as a flanker to disrupt because the enemy has to kill either the krox and 2 skink or 6 skinks to stop them from being able to disrupt which can be hard to do on the flank. At only 105 pts it can be useful. But it will die like a swarm to anything headon. So I dunno, can be situationally useful. Lol. With m6 and a couple javelins it can deal with chaff decently as well.
    I'm not saying they are the best unit but they can have their uses lol.

    Also. . . In regards to the original question a second stegadon might be of use because agaisnt a lot of armies 2 works much better than 1. As someone much smarter than me once said "2 is one and 1 is none."
     
  8. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

    Messages:
    5,981
    Likes Received:
    14,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I would say that the Skink Skirmishers are far better at dealing with Chaff and that a small Krox unit is better for flanking. The Skinks will do nothing but bleed combat resolution.
     
  9. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

    Messages:
    5,981
    Likes Received:
    14,461
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If I can, I take two Stegs at all times.

    I have three and once played a battle with all of them. Glorious!
     
    Cptn Timmy likes this.

Share This Page