I want to use Dragons as independent units without riders. Can I just use the pt value for the dragon and the quality and modified defense of the rider?
E.g. Black Dragon is +215 pts and the rider (dark lord) was 50 pts and had qual 3+ and Def 4+ Can I get just the Black Dragon for 215 pts with all the dragon abilities and give it Qual 3+ and Def 2+ *since Black Dragon gives +2 to defense. Thinking of making a dragon army using rampart dragons and really don't want to use mounts on them.
I'm fully aware I can do whatever, but my question is more concerned about pt balancing and is 215 pts for the dragon OP?
I used druid on a unicorn stats to represent a unicorn miniature. Do the stats for the rider and dragon match how you'd picture the dragon itself? Just use that, maybe rename some attacks.
The dragon's points represent the additional value beyond the rider, so would not include the overlap. For example, it would not include value of Def 4+, just the value of difference between 4+ and 2+ (and all the other things the dragon brings).