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21-07-2010, 17:06
Is it even worth taking 6 shades with light armor if I have two units of Dark Riders...or should I spend the 102 on something else??

21-07-2010, 17:26
6 Shades is 12 BS5 shots at close range. Not bad. And with high I and 2HW they are a threat to most support units like fast cav, and definitly warmachines.

I'd rather have 7, but if I'd take 7 I don't see why you couldn't use 6.

21-07-2010, 20:49
I'm planning on trying out a couple of units of 10 with AHWs, no light armour, and sitting them in forests or chasing war machines.

I'm still not sure the light armour is worth the extra point per model, great weapons are now certainly not the way forward IMO.

23-07-2010, 21:25
I'll roll with 2 units of 5 shades or 1 unit of 6-7 shades with no extras and they work great as a war machine hunteror general pain in the **** from just being in my opponents way. I will often set them both up on 1 side of the table to great a minor roadblock in depth. 1 unit of shades in the way followed by another unit of shades in the way. This has worked more often than not as a very minor speed bump and especially if I get first turn.

I only used shades because I thought they looked cool though.