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Does anyone use assassins? are they worth it?
Also, if you do use them, what setup do u generally go for and what do u try to use them for?
ok, assasins are actually really useful for killing hero level characters, accumpanying a unit of shades, warmachine hunting, mage hunting, ect.
a good equipment is extra hand weapon, rune of khain and manbane
hope that helped
What im planning on doing is useing the hidden set up and hideing them in a warrior squad. I figure that if I can get it close enof to a hero/lord or maybe even a special character. Also in a warrior unit theres a good chance of them being charged so with him even if they charge he is able to attack first. And with his 10 inititive he realy is awsome in CC. Im getting one and I think there worth the points exspecialy if you slap some cool stuff on him.
Assasins are good.
They are good at killing Wizards and such because if they have lots of attacks and strike first then they will kill it in one turn.
They can also kill Hero characters because they usually have around about the same stats and can be specially equipped to deal with them, destroying your enemies leader when your general dosn't take a wound is a great sight!
Also Warmachine hunting and putting them with Shades are 2 ideas I have considered and they seem to work well.
Alas they when all kitted out cost about the same as a Hero and if they don't get to the enemy general they are wasted against normal troops they are ok not great though and youve wasted points on making them really character killing because if you don't make them character killing then you shouldn't bother with them usually.
Though against Lords...well you will get mauled, most of them have a ward to block all these powerful poisons and there save is also very good. Not to mention when they strike back they kill probably kill your assasin. Against a Lord the best you can hope for is to take a wound off and Lords have multiple wounds.
Hope I helped though I probably didn't!
Yours sincerely Ross
I've never used an assassin, and I don't have any immediate plans too. They're fine for taking out hero level characters, statistically, but overall they really are just a waste of points. I'd stay away from them.
If someone would hit back on the assassin its pretty much dead. Not much save, youknow.