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When my army is on the march, I like to have relatively invulnerable flanks. I usually deploy a unit of hammerers on one flank, and a unit of slayers on the other. However, both units are expensive, and I rarely fight many fear-causing foes who outnumber, so I'm not in great danger of autobreaking if I lose combat. And with a BSB and general, my army is usually pretty secure for morale if it doesn't autobreak.
So, do people find both units necessary, or is having both a potentially wasteful extravagance?
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id probebly say that both is a little much when you can simply anchor one flank to the table edge as you advance and swing around. personally id drop the slayers if you do need to choose as they , however fun, tend to suffer at the hands of any missile fire and make you loose a far number of points than they tend to earn back.
the best way to defend your flanks in my opinion is just good judgement with your shooting. if its unavoidable to manouver out of a flanking attack next turn focus support fire on the dangerous unit and do your best to force them bellow US 5 and negate the threat.
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I'm a bit of a hammerer lover also, so i would go with them as well^_^
Having said that though, using my dwarf army i've found that even basic dwarf warriors are no pushover, and a unit of 25 is a good bet to hold a flank. Especially if the BSB is near by.
This also saves on a lot of points. In my 2250 list i have a unit of hammerers, a unit of longbeards and the rest are warriors. Yet i still manage to field over 120 dwarfs!