Welcome to Khador comrade! In part 3 of this tactica, we look at the matchups that Vlad3 should be considered.
|Cygnar: The swans don’t like seeing such fast moving melee models|
- All 3 Nemos
- All 3 Strykers
eCaine and Siege are able to shoot down Vlad3 without a problem on their respective feat turns, however Siege is far superior against Vlad3’s overall army, and the mass POW 10s are suddenly dropping numerous cavalry models. All 3 Strykers have different ways of handling Vlad’s massive advance, with pStryker providing +5 ARM to his entire army in his control area, to Stryker2 having an even more powerful punch than Vlad with Positive Charge, Overload, and feat, with Stryker3 auto hitting with his entire army on charges and providing an additional damage die along with Fury. pHaley drops the naturally high defense of Vlad’s army and also stops him from charging, which his army really wants to do mainly for the extra accuracy, or in the Uhlan’s case, to actually be able to use the Blasting Lance!
|Circle Orboros: They don’t like armies that can keep up with them|
- Both Kayas
eKrueger is Circle’s primary control caster, and his game is quite simple against Vlad: Push you away with feat and slow you down! His feat specifically states that he chooses the order of the models that are pushed, so simply setting models in a brick formation where a model is behind another, he can simply push the model in the back first and then push everyone else. The penalty on speed really hurts Vlad as it stops charges.
Kromac is able to threaten the assassination against Vlad3 on feat turn after advancing and then jumping into Reach range with him. 16 POW 14 attacks will most likely kill Vlad, even with some extra ARM through Blood Quenched or focus camping. Bestial also stops Vlad from casting mass Flashing Blades, greatly reducing his offensive output.
|Legion of Everblight: They too don’t like seeing fast moving melee models|
- pLylyth and Lylyth3
- Both Thagroshs
Rhyas loves seeing low model count armies as she will be able to teleport into a position that can threaten Vlad, and being a Weapon Master with Critical Decapitation means she can threaten him no matter how much ARM he has, especially considering Rhyas is one of the few casters that likes to bring infantry, especially with her newer theme force, Rearguard.
eLylyth is able to shut down Vlad3 on her feat turn alone. Ravagores firing twice plus the extra range means that her army does not care if you ran the full distance or not, she will be in range of your army. In addition, Uhlans in Defensive Line are not even safe, especially considering that she takes multiples of them, with the bare minimum being 2. Some variants of her build also bring Nephilim Bolt Throwers, which are able to push and knockdown Vlad’s models as well as kill them, since they fire Thunderbolt shots that are very high POW for guns, plus shooting twice. I’ve personally played Vlad3 against eLylyth recently and was amazed at how much she was able to remove on her feat turn, it’s a matchup that should scare all horselords.
Vlad3 overall provides a very different, fast paced play for Khador that they used to be able to only get from pSorscha. Now, with Vlad3 and Butcher3 also in the Khadoran stable, followers of the motherland are able to ride their horses, freeze their enemies, and swing around Lola while crossing the table at a break neck pace.