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I've been playing with the the gorger for about 8 games now, and the yethees for 2, and they never have a steady outcome.
The gorger can fail to come out by turn 4, wich can be a problem with artillery or mages, and the yethees have that Ld of 7 for panic checks, and no saves of any kind with only T4.
As for the Slave Giant, I am not very found of him, without stubborn he'll break easely, and he is a big point sink for an army in wich caracters are a point sink as well.
I am thinking about it because now that my Bruiser Battle Standard Bearer is leaving the army (rerolled once in 5 games ^_^) I am think about either:
- Adding more ogres
- Using the Yethees in a 3 man unit
- A second Gorger
- Or possibly trying out the Slave Giant
Based on your experience and game play, are these guys worth fielding, or they simple add flavor to the army?
I think one Gorger is always a gamble (but I have one anyway :huh: ) as you can never really justify depending on him to show up. Two greatly increases your chances, and if they both show up together (especially early on), your opponent will probably have a fit . I don't particularly like Yhetees and, though I own one (for no reason), I don't ever really see myself adding them to my list. Same goes for the Slavegiant; the lack of stubborn is a big kick in the pants.
As for your problem, more ogres (Bulls, I assume?) is the safest bet. The more you've got, the bigger your army looks on the table . Really though, I'd suggest the additional ogres (if you have the points), or the second Gorger (much better chances).
I've always had good results with Yhetees in blocks of three, without a Greyback. I keep them safe from everything on a flank behind cover and they only ever attack on their terms. Most opponents aren't sure what they are capable of, so they avoid them. They make a better movement deterrent than anything.
The Gorger...well, I use him because he's only n points, which is dirt-cheap for the Ogres and when he does make an impact, it's a major impact. I use him, but I don't base any strategy at all around him, unless I was playing Skrag's list or something.
The Slavegiant? I've never played him or even seen one played. He looks unpredictable, but I can't offer anything beyond that.
My thoughts: Three Yhetees can be more or less used to control an entire flank, depending on the disposition of the enemy, so they are worth it. Gorgers are worth it only when they are worth it. (As counter-intuitive as that sounds.)
Lately, I have been thinking of alternate strategies for my Ogres, perhaps using a more disciplined formation of blocks instead of a far-ranging and disparate force relying on quick reaction. In this case, a unit of Maneaters would be instrumental in holding a flank for a turn before reinforcements can arrive. Perhaps they can be of similar use to you.
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Yeah, thought abou the maneaters, but they are 90 pts each equiped, and they are big fire magnets without the T5, they usually never mak it acroos the board in one piece. they cabn't use terrain to hide, as they'll have a hard tme manouvering around it and wasting thier time.
i have been fielding my gorger for about 7 games now and it hasnt really done much apart from flanking units which are in CC,
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Despite that they're the best rare choice, I think (unless these rhinox cavalry get an overhaul). Personally I use a unit of two, kitted out with a Cathayan longsword and a great weapon (this unit's small enough that they don't have much trouble zipping around terrain pieces). Primarily they're chariot busters, both because the great weapon-wielding one has Strength 7 and because they're likely to survive a chariot's impact hits should they be charged, though they're also good for tying up heavy cavalry. Stubborn's a big help and, though they're small, they're effective. A unit of two only sets you back 180 (with heavy armor) so it's not that big of a points sink. A third with a brace of handguns would really help with armor too.Originally Posted by Wolf_Pack
I dont find maneater's that usefull,
i never use them in my army list because there too exspensive.
i would much rather field a gorger than a maneater anyday.
so far I've played only Vs 2 lists with chariots, and the leadbelchers took care of them ASAP, and got flanked charged by gnoblars who wounded it to win CCR! Second biggest acheivement as a race so far ^_^Originally Posted by Zanzibar
I'll try 2 as mentioned, and later maybe 2 with the braces of handguns, they hit on 3s afterall, and will take care of fast cavalry such as pistoliers or dark riders