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Is it possible to create a viable all-calvary force? What would be the major weaknesses?
Thanks in advance.
It's very viable. There are plenty mounted units and characters with the option to be mounted. And then if you stretch the definition of mounted y'could probably take a Steam Tank. The War Alter has a couple of horses.
A couple of big units of Knights lead by a unit of Inner Circle Knights, Outriders fairly stationary as a shooting base and Pistoliers down the flanks. Warrior Priests in the Knights.
Strengths: Manuevereable, hits very hard, Warrior Priests in Knights units are always great.
Weaknesses: Relatively few bodies, massed shooting (especially from Dwarf Thunderers) can really hurt it, lack of Cannon can make it hard to hurt Hydras and the like (although a Steam Tank or some magic cleverness can remedy that somewhat.).
Not only is it viable, its awesome! An army composed of nothing but +1 Armour Saves for its core choices is pretty sweet.
There is a great article on the Games Workshop site about using all-cavarly Empire Armies (including Pistolliers, Outriders, various mounted Characters and, of course, the Steam Tank): The Empire: Using Cavalry and the odd Steam Tank | Games Workshop
Against tough nuts like Hydras/Dragon etc, Their are a few helpful magic items of both cheap (Wyrmsword) and expensive (Runefang/Mace of Helsturm) varities.
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Well I've seen a hydra run over by a steamtank a coulpe times so i'm not particularly worried about hydra but on the situation of the dragon. Well you could always have two steam tanks and well hope for some good cannon shots.
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