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I'm curious about something - I don't have the main rulebook handy and still getting used to all the various rules, but is there anything preventing a block from running 7 wide?So take a saurus warrior block with 19 units, you could run them 7 wide for the first two ranks, and 5 wide in the last rank - so you'd still get rank bonus for combat resolution, but you'd essentially have 14 warriors to attack with on a 5 wide block?Is there somethign I'm missing?
As long as you have 5 in the back rank you get the rank bonus. 7 wide is a bit unwieldy to manuever with but if you are setting up to receive a charge from a 5/6 wide unit it could work to your advantage.
There is no limitation to how wide/ deep you deploy your troops. I for example like to run my Wood Elve Glade Guard (archers) in a single line of 10 models wide.
But as said before a unit that is 7 models wide isnt really manoeuvrable, and is taking up a big chunk of Line of Sight. So think about that before fielding
I field my saurus in 6x3 units. Mostly because 6 is the most you can get in combat against 20mm infantry, which is the most common around where I play. I would consider 7 wide against 25mm armies, but those armies are either other lizards, or a chaos list of some sort. Not that common here, but when I face them the extra attacks do come in handy. (losing some ability to move, but its not like saurus are the fastest unit in the board is it?)
Or vs. orks? I am playing vs. an Ork this friday and have been planning the same thing with my saurus. I'll even do it with my TK skellies sometimes...
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VS Orks, I would in theory want to be in a tighter formation, because the CR will be higher and equaled by them so you need all the CR you can get- your Saurus in theory should be the superior to ork boys and biguns and on parity with the black orks.