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alright, two games in a row the Khorne Chaos Chosen friggin 5-8 strong unit of Chaos Knights have owned the board against me. So i need to figure out a way to stop them before i lose any more games .So how do you guys deal with them, other then shot them with artillery.What combat units do you use to counter them?
I was thinkin a unit of slayers with a dragon slayer with the Master rune of Alric the Mad, or Master Rune of Swiftness and rune of Cleaving?
I would probably say Hammerers would be best. The GW will turn the knights into tinfoil and their Stubborn ability will always make sure they don't go fleeing very often. Also for the extra S add a Thane with either a Gw or a Rune weapon (MR of Alaric the Mad is perfect), and maybe Rune Of Battle or Slowness on their banner.
Other than that stick a BSB with MR of Groth One-Eye in a Longbeards, Ironbreakers or Warrior unit to make them Stubborn. This should make them hard to shift.
I wouldn't use Slayers simply because they won't be able to do much damage. They won't get their Slayer skill and thus they knights will get full save. I know the idea is to hold the knights up but you will need at least 15 (better with 20) and SB, Musician. This should hold them off for at least most the game, but don't expect your Slayers to go and dice the Knights up into little bits. The best way to do this would be to hold them with a Stubborn/Unbreakable unit and flank them, the extra A and rank etc the CR should be high enough to break them.
Other than that use a Character capable of punching through armour with ease, and use him to stop them or shootthem to death
thanks for your advice, i wasn't sure what to do but i don't think the hammers would work to well as they only have a 5+ armour save in combat if using Great weapons which is the only way to kill the knights, but with a unit of 5 knights, my opponent had 13 attacks and took out 8 guys in my GW warriors unit(2 ranks!. Consequently, they broke and were run down. Now i know the stubborn unit won't usually run, but with no attacks back the won't last long in combat and thats a lot of VP's too lose :blink:
Have you tried thunderers? Hopefully you can kill a few. If you have 12 shots at short range, you should kill at least one. keep shooting them and see if they die
A Promise to a dead man means nothing.
If it gets real bad the AoD is also something to consider however only in big games since it really is a bit of a waste in smaller armies. By taking the AoD the enemies who use cav will always dread the name "Rune of Earth" trust me here though best find out if hits from runes of the AoD allow armour saves just to make sure.
If anything shoot till you can't, then halt him with a runic standard and then "CHHAAAARRRRGGGEEE!!!" into the unit with stubburn, unbreakable fighters with some nasty characters then hack 'em chaos scum to pieces.