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I'm thinking about picking up some more of these guys, but I don't know what numbers of them tend to do the best. How many people field units of chameleons, and how large do you usually make your units? also, do you think that terradons are better for general usefulness?
Not many people field Chameleons. Not only because we can have cheaper scouting Skinks. It also costs a special slot, which people prefer to reserve for Krox, CoR and Terradons.
You want to be sure they're well hidden in cover, so they mustn't be too large. Apart from marchblocking, Chameleons also have a good chance of actually killing a good number of enemies, so taking more than 5 Chameleons can also be spoken for.
So if you use them, I'd say not more than 8 Chameleons. And if you only want them for marchblocking etc, I'd say 5 Chameleons is enough.
I occasionally run a unit of 6 in my Lizardmen army and whilst they haven't done a lot of damage, they are still a potential pain in the rear for your opponent. You just need some decent cover so that they can do their thing.
I say go for it!
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I field a unit of 6 in my red host, and they do always get their points back. If it's by cataching a mage in my opponent's lines or an opposing skirmishing unit (wardancers anyone?) they'll have a great impact on the game.
Just don't expect them to kill 2-3 times thier point value, that's all.
how about as warmachine hunters? has anyone had any luck in that area?
I preffer terredons to chameleon skinks just because they cost so much and for some games their just not worth it. the only time I had luck with them was when playing against a clan Eshin where i massecared his night runners and his jezzails with them. but other than that with toughness 2 imagen a rattling gun fireing at them. Ouch right. almost any range attack that dosen't roll to hit will slaughter them! Terredons are just better for the special choise and price. they can hunt down war machines better and they can stay in combat much longer. Any one who dosen't use them should really look in to them. Hope it helps!
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