About Me

Hi Folks, I've been playing Warhammer Fantasy from early days, although have just gotten back into it after being absent for a number of years. This blog is to record thoughts and experiences from amongst myself and friends. Personally, I am currently working on Orcs & Gobbos and also have High Elves, Skaven and a few Warriors of Chaos. Amongst the other chaps we have every other army covered. We are not die-hard competition gamers, but enjoy the game for the social aspect as well as the hobby side of collecting and painting.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

To Squig Herd or not to Squig Herd

I've always loved squigs - I love the idea of them and love the figures. Usually in years gone by I have tried to field a herded unit. Since coming back to the game I have read with interest a number of battle reports where the O&G player has fielded a big block (e.g. 30 + 10 herders). True they can pack a punch given their two strength 5 attacks and are immune to psychology but what about the alternatives?
As far as the strength of the attack goes, black orcs can achieve at least S5 (if they charge) albeit with only 1 attack each. However black orcs will get an armour save, are also immune to psychology and can be equipped with full command. Downside is a smaller unit I guess. You could pick a savage orc boyz unit of 25 (for the same points). True the strength of the attacks will be less (unless biguns), but again you can have a full command. Or you could have 30 odd normal orc boyz etc etc. I guess it comes down to sheer weight of high strength attacks?

How about a small unit (7 and 3 for 65 points) and aim them for somewhere where their exploding can cause some damage, as well as perhaps causing a few wounds b4 they go bang?


  1. I came up against a herd of 30 in a tournament a few weeks back and they are not pleasant to face just unfortunate for my opponent they got charged in my 35 strong HE Spear unit rather than something smaller.

  2. Yes High Elves and spears = not a lot of fun for that unit :)