While taking shelter youve just lost a turn or two hiding, if not more avoiding the cannon, aggressive play is the way to go lol
I agree with this. It will usually take 3-4 turns if your lucky to knock out Warmachines. That leaves your monster taking 2 or so more turns to get into position. So turn 5-6 before it's doing anything. Seems like a bit of a waste taking one. I'll still run my Manticore when I have it painted, because I like the model, but only ever in very laid back games (I personally have never seen our local Empire player roll less then 5 wounds with a Cannon hit. It's bloody horrible. 3 Times I've run a Chaos Giant, and 3 times it's been dead before my turn 2, I even marked it Tzeentch for the Ward Save!). You don't end up with obstacles to hide behind, it's not that easy unfortunately.
Currently working on - The Blood Herd of Vorgoth (Beastmen)
Rankings - 3rd in New Zealand, Best General - Warriors of Chaos (And that's enough vanity for now....)
Currently Listening to (Keeping me sane whilst painting) - Deuce - Nine Lives