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Offline Jmash

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Witch Hunter Question
« on: September 15, 2022, 09:02:37 PM »
Strange question but my WFB brain is probably getting a little fogged with Witcher lore from playing Wild Hunt again recently...

Anyhu... in WFB lore, would a Witch Hunter have any qualms about using a flaming (magic) sword or is that altogether too daemonic for their liking? To be clear I'm only concerned about lore, not in-game tabletop weapon options.

I'm planning a nice little conversion so could do with knowing before I head too far down the rabbit hole.

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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 04:58:41 AM »
If its a 'blessed' weapon he will surly be able to use it.
I just picked up the Nethermaze Witch hunter set and I'm planning on making an objective marker for him; comprised of 'evidence' the evidence being an old broom and cauldron 

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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 11:59:12 AM »
Cool idea, with the broom and cauldron.

And coming up with a story for the sword works, except watch out for those other witch hunters trying to rise in the organization.  They'll use whatever they find politically expedient to rise above who they see as their rivals, and claim it is a demonic device.
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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2022, 02:07:11 PM »
Hmm that's what's got me querying it,  would a fervent veteran, dare I say 'famous' witch hunter be so bold as to use something so arcane?

If not magic it could always be just a flaming sword like Vin Diesel's in The Last Witch Hunter! :-P



Because fire is the light that burns the heretic and purifies the soul!  ::heretic::

Hmm any more thoughts guys?

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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2022, 02:13:53 PM »
I'm trying to find a suitable mini to turn into a 'witch' ala Monty Python

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2022, 02:28:14 PM »
Ha!  Didn't even know there was such a movie ... "The Last Witchhunter".  Was it any good?
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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2022, 03:55:57 PM »
Hmm that's what's got me querying it,  would a fervent veteran, dare I say 'famous' witch hunter be so bold as to use something so arcane?

If not magic it could always be just a flaming sword like Vin Diesel's in The Last Witch Hunter! :-P

Don't forget: the WP prayer Soulfire grants Flaming Attacks. So, a flaming sword would be nothing arcane, but a blessing of Sigmar and proof of the WH's strength of faith. 
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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2022, 10:56:38 PM »
Hmm that's what's got me querying it,  would a fervent veteran, dare I say 'famous' witch hunter be so bold as to use something so arcane?

If not magic it could always be just a flaming sword like Vin Diesel's in The Last Witch Hunter! :-P

Don't forget: the WP prayer Soulfire grants Flaming Attacks. So, a flaming sword would be nothing arcane, but a blessing of Sigmar and proof of the WH's strength of faith.

Aha! Excellent point Fidelis! That's just the ticket then, it's not arcane daemon flame, it's not just an oiled blade set alight (as in the Vin Diesel movie) but it is righteous holy flame as a blessing from Sigmar himself! ::heretic:: :biggriin:

Ha!  Didn't even know there was such a movie ... "The Last Witchhunter".  Was it any good?

Been a while since I watched it tbh but I remember it being vaguely ok, a good 'take your brain out ' kinda film where you just sit back and enjoy the action without questioning things too closely.

Other good Witch Hunting films whilst we're on the subject include Solomon Kane and Black Death.  :::cheers:::

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Re: Witch Hunter Question #2
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2022, 11:03:36 PM »
Ok so second question since we're talking Witch Hunters...

I'm assembling a small contingent for a Witch Hunter army of sorts, including a number of WFB WH models of various ages, the mordheim warband and some of the latest additions like Hexbane's hunters, the guy from Cursed City and the Ven Denst pair.

Anyway, they're also going to have a block of Death's Heads halberdiers and a detachment of ranged backup,  question therefore being; is a small WH force more likely to be supported by handgunners or crossbows :icon_question:

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2022, 11:10:21 PM »
Crossbows.
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Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2022, 10:58:49 AM »
Yeah, crossbows.
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Re: Witch Hunter Question
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2022, 07:59:06 PM »
Seems unanimous so far!

I was leaning heavily towards crossbows myself too so I guess this re-affirms my thinking  :::cheers:::