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Has any body use him? how did you like or dislike? Is he good in combat? Or is he a hand-to- hand monster?
I like his tuffness but for 230 points I don't know. He does cause terror and flies. Not sold on him Yet Thanks for the comments
He's more a vehicle for Terror and utility. Take out warmachines and low leadership units with him. Make that terror worth its while.
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Xandor has it in a nutshell. A Taurus is as good as the person using it. If you keep it carefully out of war machines shot (less of an issue for inaccurate war machines, such as rock lobbas, cannon etc) and use its terror to panic regiments, you should be fine with it. It's great fun to work your way along a gun-line and hunt lone characters and war-machines.
I'm just sayin there's better things to do with that many points than hide behind some bushes or play chicken with the enemy. While terror is great, using it just to try and make enemies flee is not a great tactic imo. most of the good warmachines that will kill a large terror causer have leadership 8+ so the terror most likely won't affect them.
At which point a good general would use a nice big flying move and a small amount of cover to engage the Ld8+ crew of said war machine. Ld8 is not going to help once the Taurus is in combat. As well as an effective hunter, it can also negate rank bonus, making it good fun to play with once you have taken out any hitty war machines.
Though you are right, if the only reason to take a taurus would be terror, the points would frankly be better spent elsewhere.
The usefulness of the Taurus essentially depends on the style of play that the user favours. If as a player you are discerning to know what fights you can win and which you will possibly/probably win, it's worth it. If you are likely just to bomb a Taurus into combat, forget it. Get a Lord and a large bodyguard of warriors instead. Never commit a Taurus to a frontal charge unless you know you can win it, or at least stand a good chance of winning without being bogged down. Flank and rear charges are less of an issue, but certainly be wary what you charge head-on.
Last edited by Xan; September 28th, 2008 at 00:55. Reason: Incomplete response.