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05-11-2007, 00:05
Hi ive just recently got into wood elves and ive been using warhawks are war machine hunters. My next role for them would be to hunt any missile armed troops is it viable because a stand and shoot reaction could devastate them having only a 6+ save?

05-11-2007, 07:55
Not really viable, no. If you want to hunt missile troops, your best bet would be to try to get around their flanks. That way they will have to turn away from the rest of the action during their move phase to be able to shoot you and/or stand and shoot when (if) you charge. Unless they're WE, they'll suffer a -1 to hit penalty on the turn they turn (haha!) and some troops (like thunderers) won't be able to fire that turn at all. Keeping the enemy missile units from firing at the main body of your army like this can be worthwhile, even if you don't charge them - the threat of a rear/flank charge by a flying unit of warmachine hunters is often enough to make them think twice.