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Are they a good unit or not? I like their backround (gotta love the whole suicidal redheaded dwarf thing) but are they good in combat? Is it worth the points to upgrade them to giant slayers? I dunno they seem cool but would I be better off with another canon or a bolt thrower in that special choice slot?
Yeah they are good, if used correctly. The slayer axe rule makes them more versatile and unbreakable is a rare but really good thing to have. When I had a dwarf army (sold them off because my gaming group is getting depressing and we play less, but I still have 25 slayers if your interested) I always used them. Be prepared for them to die, but that's what there supposed to do! But it's not worth to up grade the whole unit to Giant slayers. Unit 15 strong with 15pt upgrade per model equals an extra 225 points! 15 Troll slayers with banner, musician, and one Giant slayer is 198pts. So 423 points for guys with no armour! No thanks.
So yeah one unit of 15-20 troll slayers would be your best bet cause there worth it.
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
Yeah, the whole "no armor save" thing kinda threw me off for the unit before, but I just love the whole Idea of them! Suicidal, red-headed, mohawked short people... can't get cooler than that, unless they were on fire! Anyway but I was thinking of placing them behind a unit of thunderers as the enemy approaches and then have them come up to fight so they don't get destroyed before I can use them!
Perfect for holding a flank. Unless protected they will get shot to pieces though obviously; so its good when you have an alliance with an army with skirmishers. Unbreakability makes them great for obvious purposes - holding up your enemies most powerful unit for example, whilst the rest of the army charges into the side.
"Well... that hurt" - Vampire Jon Skellan (Mannfred's right hand man) after being beaten up, falling down an underground waterfall and being impaled by a stalactite.
Despite lacking unbreakable, Ironbreakers, Hammerers or Longbeards (with the right Runic Standards) will hold a flank longer then their points worth of Slayers.
At the moment they are a bit too squigy for thier points compared to armoured dwarf units, unbreakable or not, due to everything becoming S4+ these days.
Though when i have taken them its had to be in a big unit of 20 with at least 3 giant slayers and they do pretty well. but thats alot of points best spent on other units unitl they get a re-write giving them wards of grimnir so they get a 4/5+ ward save against S4+ attacks.