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~Now I know everyone is going to say "scouting" but I mean number wise, and equipment wise.
~I like running my group of shadow warriors at about size 8-10 with a Noble in there. Depending on if I have at least two groups of warriors I'll either give my noble Shadow Armor and a Magic Weapon with a bow, or if I can afford to have a group in my own deployment I'll have one with a Reaver Bow.
~There is also always the Prince that has the Seafarer Bow and Shadow Armour, along with anything else you give him.
~Any other way people run their favorite little warriors from the north?
A Noble is a little expensive to run with Shadow warriors, I'd rather have another units of them, and go war machine hunting, and killing enemy characters. tHe fact that they are skirmishers means they can often weave through the enemy line with minimum of effort and charge AROUND an enemy unit at more vulnerable characters. The shooting is just an added bonus, I wouldn't choose to shoot that often, and an expensive bow-armed character isn't one I would want to send behind the enemy battle-line without some decent backup - say a unit of heavy cavalry or a dragon(!)
~I almost always do run the Shadow Warriors with absolutely nothing, maybe a walker sometimes, but the other day I ran a Noble with them. They were surprisingly resilient to everything. The skirmisher rule let them run around the battle field and join in on battles with flank charges. They are already decent at combat against some people with hatred, and a noble with a great weapon helped to clear a path through whatever was in their way./
~I would only even consider running a Noble with them if I had several units of them and one could be set aside. I am personally upset just because I love Shadow Warriors, and the only option they can take is the Shadow Walker, with an extra attack. The Noble lets me customize the shadow warriors with items such as sacred incense so they wont die from shooting, to oodles of stuff.
~I was wondering if anyone else had as much success as I've had with the little buggers with a noble.
I played using a noble and gave him the Shadow-armor (goes without saying) Gem of Courage, a longbow, and a great weapon. I put him in with 10 Shadow-Warriors with a Walker, and let him run riot. They were great in combat, but I was unimpressed with their performance. They can shoot, but it's not high-quality. Killing a few warmachine crews is about the extent of their shooting. The Hatred makes them very good in CC, but the fact that they don't generate ranks, have a banner, or a musician- means that they rely very heavily on kills to win combats.
Now, if I run them- it's because I know what I'm up against or what the terrain is likely to be. Otherise, I spend the points on more DPs. A list i'm using for Leg. Battles has two naked unit of 10 in it, but that's because I'm going to scout them right into two of the 3 objectives.
~Wait, did you say that Shadow Warriors have two attacks? I know the Walker has an extra, but if I've been playing them wrong and they get twice as many attacks as I originally thought, then I'd be glad to be proven dumb!
~Plus, you're right in the fact that I would spend that many points for a noble unless it was a fluffy army or i knew what was going on ahead of time.
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A unit of 5 shadow warriors and a small 5 - 10 unit of white lions. Played correctly, they can be a real pain in the butt on a flank somewhere.
If and when you can spare the points, you can add noble with shadow armor/Korhil/the Shadow King.
Just my opinion......