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Hi, I need some help making an army list to give me an edge against the skaven. I have lost the last 3 battles and am getting discouraged. The next two games in our tourney is 2000 empire and 2200 skaven and the next battle is just the opposite. The biggest problem I am having is with his gutter runners, they are just taking my atrillery line out. The next is that I just cannot beat them in combat, I always outnumber him but he seems to get the advantage everytime. Please any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
hey, well ive never realy played skaven but her some tip on what i'd use against skaven, first of all, elector count on griffon for that terror effect, then a fighting captin with the helm that causes fear to all skavens, that will be very useful, make sure he's with a unit of knights, next you need a cannon and a mortar, cannon for the big things, mortar for the big groups, 15 handgunners should do some good, and dont run away, use stand and shoot, its very effective, next some flagelents to take out the units with larger numbers when they get close, make sure you get the charge, a couple of battle wizards could help, for that extra dispell and power, one lore of fire to try and cause panic in the enimies, and a lore of shadow, this can also make them run away, next if he keeps killing your war machienes then you could leave someone to defend them even a 100 point unit of spearmen could keep you war machines alive, also, do not try and out number them, they come in too many, and outnumbering is only 1 extra point, doesnt seem very worth it, along with standards, do give units standard if you know they are going to die, thats an extra 100 points for every unlit he kills, next could be either, a giant, helblaster volley gun, or a unit of ogres as your second rare coice, also you could use two of thoese if you have a warrior priest in your army, then you can use your flagelents as a core unit, and upgrade you knights to inner circle, the main thing is make them afraid and run away before they get to you, they mortar should be able to make a skaven unit run away every turn, and the cannon can kill the heros, lords, and any big thing before it gets to you, empire arnt the best at fighting, try and make him run in circles chasing you, and shoot him with everything you got, always give you captins, or general that extra handgun, it can be very useful, also if you have a spare hero slot, put a master engineer with that mortar and start re-rolling that scatter dice, always kill what ever will get you you first, first! hope some of thoese tips help, you can mix and mach them in any way
Hey, I have a lot of experience fighting skaven with empire. Before I can help you, I need to know whether you will be facing a shooty/magic skaven army or a combat-based skaven army.
Seems like a combaty one to me.