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?
- 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.