View Full Version : Skaven Dilemma

17-06-2010, 20:59
Hey Guys,

ater finally fullfilling my dream of owning a huge force of clanrats, I endet up buying 200 of the little fellows. The issue I have now, however, is how to arm them for 8th edition. Spears or handweapon and shield? What is the general take on this at the moment?

Thanks is advance guys!

17-06-2010, 21:35
Spears, IMO.

Ultimate Life Form
17-06-2010, 21:36
My opinion is Shields. :o

17-06-2010, 21:38
IMO Shields...Spears for the hording slaves!:D

17-06-2010, 21:40
Shields. Better save and there will be practically no difference between attacking in 2 or 3 rows. Remember clanrats only have str 3

17-06-2010, 21:45
Whatever you do i think you will miss out having the other option in the end, so if i were you i would build some with hand weapon and some with spears. Or use magnetics or even blue-tac if you want to test how the unit work out. In short i think it is too early to give a clear answer, so if you are in doubt i would recommend you try both and stick with the one that you like the most.

17-06-2010, 21:54
Make 100 spears the others shields then put them together with the front ranks showing the units weapons and mix the others into the unit flexable and good skaven look scrounged weapons.

18-06-2010, 13:30
Assemble the clanrats with 50/50 spears and hand weapons and use whatever you want to use as the front rank and tell your opponent what they are armed with. Units like skaven and goblins look better with a hodge-podge of different weapons anyway.

18-06-2010, 17:43
storm vermin ar gonna be a good Unit in 8th, str 4 and multiple ranks of fighting!

19-06-2010, 00:25
Really? I dont see Stormvermin being any use at all... At most theyre getting about 31 str 4 attacks. Thats not that much compared to what units like Mauraders can put out. A unit of Mauraders can put out 31 str 5 attacks with flails for the same cost as a Storm Vermin. Clanrats are almost half the cost which for skaven you need numbers not kills.

Lord Solar Plexus
19-06-2010, 05:58
Thats not that much compared to what units like Mauraders can put out.

Since Skaven cannot get Marauders your point is quite obviously moot.

19-06-2010, 07:41
Actually it's 41 (MoK) and GW for the win. Saying that A horde of SV with skavenbrew are sick. Try em out they rock. Other than that 70 slaves with spears set u back 175p and will wear down damn near anything and are cheap cheap cheap to boot.


19-06-2010, 12:07
You always want shields, and general opinion is divided on spears, your call.

Personally I like spears, Horde-rules plus spears is going to give you a ton of attacks in 8th ed. Yes, they are weak S3 attacks, but Skaven aren't going to be able to win purely on combat resolution anymore, so a boat load of attacks for not many points is still rather cool. Add Death Frenzy / Bless With Filth for extra killy power! :D