I’ve recently been trying to make some builds without the use of the Sorcerer-Prophet to see how it works out. Has anyone written up any lists or even tried out in battle a hero only list of 2000 to 2500 points? (Higher than 2500 you probably should get a Lord as many armies can easily field 2 or more)
I was thinking along the lines of:
Demonsmith Level 2
Demonsmith Level 1
1st block Infernal Guard
2nd block Infernal Guard or Ironsworn for taste
Nice lump of bull centaurs/fireborn
Warmachines to suit
Sorcerer-Prophets don’t do a great deal in combat and I often find my magic is not as effective as the enemies. So the main thing you’d miss would be dispelling so I’d have a level 2 with dispel scroll and maybe a level 1 with another cheap scroll.
Without the Lord you have enough points to comfortably get what you want from the rest of the army, you don’t need to scrape points off here and there so you can take nice sized stubborn blocks, bigger monstrous units or an extra war machine or two.
I also think Castellans are one of the best heroes in the game, in combat they should be able to match any other hero and even give a few lords a run for their money.
Ld 9 is as good as most other lords
T 5 is as good as most other lords
WS 6 is pretty decent and as good as the Prophets(or better?)
75 points of magic items is better than any other hero and gives him enough for a good combat build.
Then of course Stubborn(a 35 point magic item normally) makes your core units awesome.
On paper this seems pretty good to me, but I don’t know if it would be in practice. Magic can be a big damage dealer so you’d have to make sure that’s covered.