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Waycool484
22-05-2011, 23:40
Okay my question is should I run a unit of clanrats (with weapon team probably warpfire thrower) or have a bunch of slaves with shields? I like the idea of having the slaves to hold up enemy units until I'm ready to deal with them with but I also like the clanrats.
For example:

Clanrats x30 220 points
Shields
Musician
Standard Bearer
Clawleader
Warpfire Thrower

OR

Slaves x40 - 106 points
Shields
Musician
Pawleader


Slaves x40 - 106 points
Shields
Musician
Pawleader

Tell me what you think! Thanks.

Dante blackfur
23-05-2011, 00:14
well first drop the champ on the slaves and run them in a block of 80-100, then get a Grayseer with Death frenzy and you have a deadly unit. also drop the shields for spears and you can kill a lot of stuff

castellanash
23-05-2011, 00:17
Keep shields, makes them more survivable...

Dante blackfur
23-05-2011, 00:20
Keep shields, makes them more survivable...

I don;t think taht slaves are supposed to be "Survivable" I just tie things up and if I get DF, I can deal out a good amount of pain back.

castellanash
23-05-2011, 00:33
Seen the rest of his list? Not much to get to them for back up

russellmoo
23-05-2011, 01:14
I don't think 40 slaves will last long enough- maybe 45 with shields-

Really this depends on what the rest of your list looks like-

Wargamejunkie
23-05-2011, 01:15
Personally I would rather just run a larger block of Clanrats, say 45ish.

If you do go with the slaves I would combine them into one unit, as that is always fun.

Waycool484
23-05-2011, 01:26
I do so! Anyway I do want them to be somewhat survivable but Dante is right. Thats not the point of slaves.

Waycool484
23-05-2011, 01:27
Oh okay. One unit sounds pretty good. Thanks for your all of your help!!

tarkin1980
23-05-2011, 17:52
Shields on slaves is a bad idea. Use the points to buy more slaves instead.