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Monstrous unit ideas for Dragon Rampant?

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For my son's Christmas present, I'm letting him pick out an army for himself for Dragon Rampant. He's going with a monster theme. He's already picked out a couple Bones Burrowing Horrors, three Beastmen, and possibly some Arachnid Warriors and Archers. Goremaw is also going to have a place in his army. In general he's trying to stay away from humanoid figures (I'll probably get him a few more beastmen just to give him some more options), and he's got no interest in undead or aberrations - he just wants monsters. I believe the plan does call for some hordes of vermin as well. I'd prefer to stick with Bones as much as possible and definitely avoid metal if possible - these are going to be thrown in a box and carted around all over the place, metal figures would be chipped and wrecked in no time.

 

In theory he's picking out his own units but I want to be able to offer him some ideas, and I also want a couple surprises in there when he opens it up on Christmas day. ::): So! Anyone have any suggestions?

 

And for that matter, if you have good suggestions for other themed armies and units, feel free to toss those in... He's going to need opponents. ::): Especially for mounted units!

 

Thanks all!

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This hulking minotaur is a fun one, though in Bones it had a tendency to fall over if it isn’t on a base. But it may be too humanoid for this purpose.

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It might be, but I think I'll grab it anyway and he can decide if he wants to include it. Would make a good leader for his army, I think. ::): Thanks!

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Bathalians he might go for as foot soldiers. Good idea. ::): And the dragon tortoise definitely has potential as well. ::): I'm pretty sure he won't want the sharkman, because it's too human, but I'll suggest it to him to see what he thinks.

 

Thanks! ::D: 

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Some of those D&D minis blink dogs would make a good unit to give the invisibility rule to.

The Pathfinder Jabberwock could be neat as well, especially if he's familiar with the poem.

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Monsters, hmmm?

How about:

hell hounds

hydra

giant spiders

chimera

manticore

filth beast ( I think that's the name, anyway)

 

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Oooh, a unit of faceless horrors would be cool, too.

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Purple worm.

Cloaker.

 

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Don't forget owlbears!

 

Chimera do guard duty and unicorn make excellent Calvary

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Charnel Grubs and Carrion Worms (Bones 3, and not yet released) might be nice additions.

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