Vast beings that may have separate bodies, but have one will. One Consciousness. All march in lockstep to expand the influence of the gestalt consciousness across as far as possible, either assimilating or crushing any other they come across. The Skaven are the antithesis of this, though this fact in no way makes them nice. The Skaven are a race of walking humanoid rats with dubious but not to be underestimated intelligence and a hideous feral cunning out to conquer the world in the name of their God, the Horned Rat, and also for their own personal gains. If there was one quality which defined their species, it would be raw unconstrained selfishness.
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I will even share some cheese with all the rats reading. Lets start at the beginning, the main stay of the Skaven army. I still love putting clanrats in, they are very afforable at 4 pts a piece, and have access to some awesome weapons that some other units do not.
In this portion I will cover both clan rats then the weapon teams to be complete. With Clanrats I usally like to go 25 models for the 5x5 block with full command. As for the weapon teams, there are two I usually will take and leave the others at home. I really like this solution especially against other big blocked opponents and against armies such as the Darkelves who have hydras with regeneration. Now that you can measure the distance away from a unit, its best to be around 8.
And as long as you do at least one wound, it causes panic which is nice. One of my most favorite weapon teams to take. Since long range guess work is no longer the issue, these guys are quite awesome. Having of these guys makes a lot of cheese and wine from your opponents. For sportsmanship I would only take 1 maybe two, but not more. Oh and for further advice, never use the parents line of sight as this could very well mean disaster for you, as it has for me a couple times in the past till i learned : 3 Doom-Flayer, the only non ranged weapons team the clan rats of to take.
It is OK in combat, but I do not think it is worth 55 points to take. Mainly because they have a pretty descent initiative sitting at 5. They are now a very viable choice to take, as they are the elite core unit that the Skaven have. I always take a full command and this unit is my choice when pushing the bell, and the capability to take a magical banner is a huge plus. Stormvermin are also another cheap way to get out some Poison Wind Mortars, if you want to be cheesy in that way.
Ohh how much wine you will get with that cheese. They are a must have. They are probably the most underrated, yet broken unit even more so than the hellpit the Skaven have. This coming after the latest Skaven faq v1. Which means you can shoot and kill opponents that have been "tarped" by Skaven slaves without having to need to randomize where shots go to.
The Blessed Horned Rat has shown his mercifullness to the slaves, and made them that much better. Sitting at 2pts a piece, I now like to take a couple 5x10 blocks of slaves with a musician. If you have a Grey Seer on a Bell, that means you can be 18 inches away, and usually be at a stubborn ld of That is awesome, throw in a BSB near by, and you got some awesome tar pits. Cast poison on them and frenzy, they are a unit to be scared of.
Slings on the other hand I have seen and can add that extra long range punch. Some of my lists I will take 3 of these units of the 5x10 blocks if I have the grey seer on bell. But they are very impressive, and have done me very well recently. And the exploding feature of the slaves adds just that much more fun, the Skaven way. Yes sir, here is some wine to go with my cheese. Other tactics that are common among slave owners is using a block of 20 slaves, and marching then up and angling them next to your opponent, hoping that they will charge, and fail to catch up with the slaves.
This strategy is there to expose the flanks of your enemy. Usually winning by static res due to hitting in the back ranks, plus having ranks of their own, they usually can get an enemy unit fleeing towards your own units. They are best used along either a unit of Clanrats or Storm Vermin. Other uses I have seen them in are what is called speed bumps for your higher damage dealing units.
Forcing the enemy to either charge them or go around them, slowing them down some. Also adding master moulder with great weapon to the front unit pays off as he can get a couple s6 attacks in.
He also adds a descent leadership in case of fear charging units. For the most part, I do not see the cost effectiveness and rarely will you make up the points spent here. Posted by.
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Skaven - 7th
Named Characters[ edit ] Note: Under the current edition, named characters tend to be overpriced; you can pretty easily emulate most named characters from scratch and save yourself some points. That said, a few named characters do have abilities and wargear or wargear combos unique to them, so if you absolutely need to have them, go ahead. Among Skaven this is double true, since one of the main advantages of Skaven characters is how cheap they are. Leave him out of tournament lists though. Skip him. Thanquol and Boneripper: Do you want your army led by a drugged up failure with his mechanical bodyguard?