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As i have decided to drop my empire army and actually paint up my 14 ogres which equal 1500 points XD, I want to know for sure if its units str of 5 to make ranks or 5 models. As i have a unit of 8 iron guts as my center and was wondering if i get +1 rank bonus for that?
i belive you nedd 10 models to get the rank bonus, ranking up is really not the strong point of a ogre army, allthought, if played right a big unit can be rewarding.
Indeed, you are correct Luyp. Unit strength is only relevant when working out things like outnumber and for purposes of Fear, as well as a few miscellaneous other things and probably some other important things that I've forgotten about. Ranks are worked out by models.
The "death star" type of list can work out alright for Ogres. That is, basing the army around one large unit. A unit of 25 Ironguts plus characters is a rather frightening one for anyone (unless you get charged by Chaos Knights. Those things are brutal).
Absolutely. Though Chaos Knights/Blood Knights/whatever will tend to rip through them even from the front, simply by virtue of doing lots of wounds and our leadership sucking. Those guys are lethal.a unit like that is scarry as hell when facing it, all you have to do is flank it though and it will die way to quick, chaos knights for exsample will do the job just fine!
Try a big block of maneaters with a tyrant and BSB all wielding handguns. Let the chaos knights charge that. A tone of high str attacks and stubborn. Not to mention a ton of handguns that shoot like pistols.
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