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FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« on: May 22, 2014, 10:22:14 AM »
Here you go, one of the finest workhorse creatures for the warlord, Anvil Throne Crossbowman!  You can find the article >>Here<<

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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 10:25:23 AM »


Fulfills a much needed role for the War school. Pretty versatile, has a better melee attack than the other archers as well, and the Piercing +2 is really nice.

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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 10:27:39 AM »
I love him :)

He is really an universal soldier. Moderata range attack, moderate melee attack. He is fully prepared for taking boosts from "Battle Orders".
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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 10:53:08 AM »
Much needed buffer between slinger and Grimson. Solid.

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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 11:17:51 AM »
With the Armory + Hawkeye + "Release Volley!" = Mobile Balista.

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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 11:36:34 AM »
Called it,  :P

I wish he had 1 more health, but I guess we'll see if his versatility more than makes up for his lower survival stats.  Also, his art is top noch; very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 11:44:13 AM »
Much needed buffer between slinger and Grimson. Solid.

What I was thinking exactly.

I'm also really glad he isn't Lightning +2!
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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 11:59:05 AM »
This guy is my favorite creature from FiF. Put him behind a wall and an Archers Watchtower and let him blast away. Add in the Take Aim! Battle Order and The Lord of Fire really dislikes two of these guys.
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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 02:15:10 PM »
I see a bigger synergy with a old orc lord more than witn new dwarf lord. Piericng +2 is enoug. What i would prefer is release volley from orc lord. Pile of dirt + watchtower will be my basic defensive combo right from the start :-)
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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 02:20:14 PM »
I would have preferred a 4 dice ranged attack without Piercing due to the prevalence of ways for the Warlord (particularly Anvil Throne) to gain Piercing, but he still looks like a solid creature. Overall he looks a bit better for the Bloodwave Warlord than the Anvil Throne Warlord because Release Volley is going to be more helpful than Take Aim with this guy.
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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 02:44:17 PM »
Overall he looks a bit better for the Bloodwave Warlord than the Anvil Throne Warlord because Release Volley is going to be more helpful than Take Aim with this guy.

And he benefits from Vet tokens nicely too, giving him 2 armor and 4 melee.

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 03:38:15 PM »
Super Solid creature.

Seems to me like the  support unit Ehen focusing on those conjurations who usually only habe high armor to protect themselves. Maybe a crossbow-'conjuration' control with the construction yard is playable now.

Take out their Forges, wizard Towers, Temples, let the yard spawn those cheap walls / watchtowers / Garrison posts
Melee with the Mage  and throw in another cheap spell / big creature, changing Evers 2 turns.

Minotaurs Labirinth lead by dwarven crossbows? :)

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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2014, 05:08:42 PM »
@julid: The yard is not a spawnpoint. Just a mana container.

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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2014, 05:11:20 PM »
@julid: The yard is not a spawnpoint. Just a mana container.
I was thinking that he meant to use the Crossbowmen to shoot up opponents conjurations to generate mana on the Yard....
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Re: FIF: Anvil Throne Crossbowman Preview
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2014, 05:39:47 PM »
I dont like that these dwarfs have less durability than elven archers
each level 3
11mana vs 12
1 armor each
8hp versus 9hp
lightning+1 versus none
ranged attach 3/2pierce versus 4/1
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