The part that bothers me is that you are forced to re-roll (at least that's how I understand it) even when you'd rather let the first roll stand (e.g. because you missed just by one). so I usually pass. khorne and tzeentch, my favorite gods, have extra-squishy heradls, maybe with a Nurgle focus it is more useful?
see, I thought 'can' in this context actually means 'have to' and is one of the peculiarities of the English language that I as a non-native speaker will never understand. I much rather have it be optional, in which case a daemon BSB is a much more attractive choice.
I do recall reading discussion about 'regular' BSBs and how you have to use that re-roll even if you were happy to have a unit flee. But, checking the rulebook (yes, I actually did!) the 'Hold Your Ground' wording is different and definitive: "..friendly models within 12" of the BSB re-roll failed Leadership tests..". No 'can' there.
Post by FvonSigmaringen on Aug 13, 2020 22:02:47 GMT
Exactly. "Can" in English can never mean "have to." The BRB requires you to re-roll failed Ld tests, while the Daemon AB specifically states you "can" re-roll a Daemonic Instability test. Note also that you cannot actually succeed or fail a Daemonic Instability test: you simply take the test and apply the result.
well, I am not convince the drunk guy in a dive bar wants to give me an option when he tells me I can go f#$^ myself.
However, as the always kind kaltheras pointed out to me, the daemon FAQ explicitly states that it is a choice. so...now that I am done with completely derailing this thread (sorry Horace), let me try to get this back on track.
I still think Khorne heralds are squishy and they are in combat so prone to giving up those victory points for BSB killed. Putting him on a juggernaut would at least give him a bit of an armor save, T&W boost. Though he can likely be touched by war machines and some spells.
For mono Tzeentch, seems like a BSB will contribute little. maybe if he was on a disk to get to the right places (and enemy cannons etc. are busy shooting soul grinders, greater daemons and the like)? grasping a bit.