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At first, I thought the only difference between a regular giant and a slave giant is that the latter is not stubborn, which is huge. It means taking on a ranked unit with a slave giant alone is not nearly as viable an option. A slave giant is much more of a support unit in light of that.
Then I reread the entries for both a giant and a slave giant and realized that a slave giant's "Throttle with Chain" attack against large targets is not nearly as good as a giant's "Thump with Club" attack against large targets.
A slave giant's opponent must fail a toughness test, and how many large targets have low toughness? They are always 4 or better. Often 5 or 6. So failing a toughness test is unlikely.
A giant's opponent must fail an initiative test, and how many large targets have low initiative? Most of them are lumbering, sluggish creatures, so failing an initiative test is likely.
I'm thinking of being a cheese-meister and running a Dogs of War giant instead of a slave giant.
I wouldn't worry too much about being "cheezy". Just make the best list that you can. If you want to bring a giant, and you feel that taking a DoW giant instead of a slave giant is the way to go, then do it.
The development of this bizarre mentality where people worry about creating a "cheezy" list is the worst thing that ever happened to WHFB.
One murder made a villain, millions a hero. Princes were privileged to kill, and numbers sanctified the crime. - Beilby Porteus
I don't think OK can take a DoW giant
Take a look at the DOW giant rules, not allowed, looks like for OK your stuck with Slave Giants. I'd personally prefer 2-3 maneaters anyway
Warhammer - Giants
Last edited by MouseC112; February 16th, 2007 at 22:12. Reason: edit for rules
40K-Beakies(9-14-4),Guard(4-7-2),Orks(34-12-11). FANTASY-Dwarves(15-6-7),Beasts (14-14-1), Skaven (17-17-10) DoC (6-1-2). CYGNAR (28-15-1)
Actually, I've had quite a bit of luck with a slavegiant versus a Vampire Counts army. He did what he was meant to do in my opinion and kept the attention away from the rest of my army. I am considering running two slavegiants sometime and seeing what happens.
Note that I didn't get great rolls on the attacks, it does seem to be hit or miss with giants in general though, I'd definately run one again (though possibly only in a Skrag list... as I love gorgers a bit too much.
Quick edit: The best part of that game was the VC player miscasting a 'hand of dust' spell on my slavegiant and EVERY necromancer and vampire in his army forgetting that spell.
Last edited by We Are Legion; March 26th, 2007 at 19:12.