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I was thinking about fielding around 40 Dwarf Warriors in horde formation, and I would greatly appreciate any thoughts and/or previous experiences on the idea to see if it is a viable option.
Thanks for the help.
I personally avoid hordes of high points units. You will easily be out numbered and out manoeuvred and will find your flanks etc under heavy attack.
By all means test it and let us know but I would definitely consider an oath stone at the very least to help protect yourself from all angles.
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Muse seems to have the gist of it. For the most part the unit will be easy to avoid, and be flanked. However, I believe The Bearded One has been having some success with hordes of Longbeards. It is worth trying.
A horde of 35 warriors with great weapons in fact. A longbeard horde would be too expensive, but you can just manage to get away with 10 pt great weapon warriors.
The manoeuvring with a horde is actually far less problematic than people tend to make out. Sure, they're a bit wide, but compared to the overal size of the battlefield they're still an insignificant block. They tend to slaughter everything in their path and being outmaneouvred or flanked really isn't that easy. Even if you are you can just use a combat reform to face your enemy and beat the bejeezus out of them next round.
If a horde of warriors with great weapons meets anything in the front, that enemy is gone.
I tried out a tournament grade list a while back against khorne daemons. I had 2 greatweapon hordes and a hammerer horde ( and some warmachines and characters ). 1 of my hordes slaughtered it's way through 4 bloodcrushers with skulltaker ( all bloodcrushers died in 1 round, and skulltaker evaporated due to daemonic instability ), then they sliced 6 fleshhounds and karanak, to finally hack their way through a unit of bloodletters with herald. I still had 15 or so guys of that unit left at the end.
has anyone tried a horde of ironbreakers or miners?
A horde of Miners, yes. It works fine. Like with the Warrior Horde, it can be quite devastating. And it aint that much more expensive than regular warriors, so I take them from time to time. Just dont put them anywhere near a Slann with the deadly sun.......
Warrior hordes work great. I take 40 GW warriors, and 35 hammerers. Then 40 LBR's in a 2,500 pt list. Don't even use an oath stone, just plop them down and go for it. Try them at least once, I can almost gaurentee you'll like them.
you using a BSB thane, Runesmith for spell control, and a Dwarf Lord for General? Wonder how someone would handle it if a horde was dropped 12 inches in front of them, one was coming in behind that one, and then a horde unit of miners popped up... that seems like an amusing situation... plausable?
No, no, don't use dwarf lords. I go those ^^ units, BSB, RS (general), challenge brotherhood thane, and an Og, cannon, and a S5 GT.
But you're talking about the ambush list. I've had an idea about that, and so have some others. The popular set up is Bugman (ugh, I know, special character, but really needed in this case), a BSB, RS (make all your heros with RoBrotherhood). Then 1 horde of GW warriors, 1 horde of bugmans LBR's (long beard rangers) with a horde of miners (or two) coming from the back field. Another option is putting MRoDisguise on your cannon, so you have 0 drops at the start of the game. You then get to place your rangers, and can have your cannon appear right when you want to shoot at a monster or the nice unit of chaos knights (unknowingly) showing their flank.
Here's some discussion about a list like that... http://www.bugmansbrewery.com/topic/31663-borrowed-idea/page__p__321120__hl__ambush__fromsearch__1#entry321120"
Last edited by A.Wagg; February 2nd, 2011 at 22:59.